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  • Saturday Tour 23/10/2021
    October 23, 2021
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday Tour 30/10/2021
    October 30, 2021
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Expert led tour Come and join our expert guide for an informal Saturday afternoon ramble around our lovely cemetery at 1.30pm every Saturday. This tour will vary from week to week depending on the weather and time of year. The guide will tell you about the cemetery’s past, present and future.  They will show you (more…)


  • Session one - 11-11.45
    October 25, 2021
    11:00 am - 11:45 am
  • Session two 12.15-13.00
    October 25, 2021
    12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Session three 13.30-14.15
    October 25, 2021
    1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

What will the Funnybones family get up to in a cemetery? Explore this brilliant tale by the amazing Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Discover the world of the Funnybones family and their adventures in a Halloween walk around Arnos Vale. These skeletons are definitely not scary so suitable for little ones. This event is most suitable for (more…)


  • MMM tour 29/10/2021
    October 29, 2021
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Tour Uncover some of the more unusual and outrageous stories ‘buried’ in Arnos Vale on our Murder, Mayhem and Mystery Tour. Our expert guide will share stories of murder, rioting, adultery and more on this evening tour. You will visit beautiful memorials in our amazing listed landscape and hear terrible (more…)


  • Morbid Curiosity Night Tour 29/10/2021
    October 29, 2021
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Have you ever walked around a cemetery or graveyard and thought ‘I wonder how they died?’.  Well now’s your chance to find out. Hear about drownings and hangings, murder and unfortunate accidents, a ‘crinoline death’, diseases of the past such as cholera and smallpox, childbirth complications and fatal childhood diseases. Bring a torch (as it (more…)


  • Armistice Ceremony
    November 11, 2021
    10:45 am - 11:15 am

Our traditional Armistice Day Ceremony will be held at the Great War Memorial in Arnos Vale Cemetery.  The short ceremony will be held and the and the Friends  and staff of Arnos Vale Cemetery and others will be in attendance.  Members of the Armed Forces both past and present will also be in attendance. All (more…)


  • Winter Tree Tour
    December 5, 2021
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Winter Tree Tour Ecologist Mary will take you on a journey around amazing trees that dominate the cemetery. Winter can be a tricky time of year to identify trees, when many native species have shed their autumnal leaves and bare branches stretch to the sky so our guide will help you with identification tricks and (more…)


  • The Perils of Premature Burial
    December 15, 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is RESCHEDULED to the 15th December due to illness. Buried alive Dwelling on humanity’s fear of being buried alive, in 1866 the medical journal Lancet wrote: ‘truly there is something about the very notion of such a fate calculated to make one shudder, and to send a cold steam down one’s spine.’ [caption (more…)


  • The Sin-eater: lives and afterlives
    January 5, 2022
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A sin-eater was a ‘long, leane, ugly, lamentable poor raskal’ (Aubrey, 1687) who, by eating a special ritual meal, consumed a dead person’s sins and helped them enter heaven. In this talk Dr Helen Frisby surveys the evidence for this fascinating old funerary character and their (more…)


  • 1-3pm yoga
    January 8, 2022
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Mama Rest & Relaxation Yoga Workshop provides the self-care time that is so needed yet often lacking in the business of being a mama. This 2-hour mama only workshop (i.e. kiddo free) will include a gentle flowing practice with some yin postures and a deeply restorative yoga nidra (the practice of yogic sleep….lush for (more…)


  • January 16, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • April 24, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • July 17, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • October 16, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet” – Emily Dickinson   Set in a magical location, this dreamy, decadent workshop is a unique opportunity to stretch, flow and shine in celebration of death, dying and living life to the fullest. Journey to a bright, vibrant and beautiful Mexican fiesta, as (more…)

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