Arts and Crafts


  • January 25, 2019
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • April 25, 2019
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • July 11, 2019
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Discover a mindful approach to the art of photography in the beautiful natural surroundings of Arnos Vale Cemetery. Slow down and take a fresh look at the world around you. Learn to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, while taking time out for you, reducing stress and improving your wellbeing. In a small group, you’ll (more…)


  • January 28, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • February 4, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • February 11, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • February 25, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am
  • March 4, 2019
    10:10 am - 11:00 am

  Launchpad classes are fun and educational sessions for 2, 3 and 4 year olds to share with their parent or carer.  Our classes give a gentle introduction to letters, numbers and science. They also encourage communication and social skills. The classes are fun, active and varied. They include stories, role play, simple science experiments, (more…)


  • February 16, 2019
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Come and write stories and poems based on a walk around Arnos Vale Cemetery.  Suitable for practised writers and beginners. Cemetery walk led by Belinda Wallace (volunteer guide) and the Writing workshop is led by Liz Cashdan, a published poet who teaches at the Folk House in Bristol and for the Open College of the Arts: www.lizcashdan.weebly.com £20 The (more…)


  • February 19, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Take an Easter wander with the Nut Brown Hares.  Explore this gorgeous story and discover the ways the hares find to explain how much they love each other. A well loved classic told in the beautiful outdoors. Collect Easter egg clues to solve the puzzle and then decorate an egg to take home. Kids will (more…)


  • February 19, 2019
    11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Take an Easter wander with the Nut Brown Hares.  Explore this gorgeous story and discover the ways the hares find to explain how much they love each other. A well loved classic told in the beautiful outdoors. Collect Easter egg clues to solve the puzzle and then decorate an egg to take home. Kids will (more…)


  • February 19, 2019
    1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Take an Easter wander with the Nut Brown Hares.  Explore this gorgeous story and discover the ways the hares find to explain how much they love each other. A well loved classic told in the beautiful outdoors. Collect Easter egg clues to solve the puzzle and then decorate an egg to take home. Kids will (more…)


  • February 20, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Does your little one love the great outdoors?  Bring them along to a play in the fall woods with loads of winter themed activities to keep them entertained.  They can make create bird feeders, splash about in the puddles, dig in the mud, create with natural materials and make lots of things to take home (more…)


  • February 20, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Have a great time discovering practical outdoor skills of fire craft and den building in a wonderful woodland setting.  Have a go at using at building, starting and control fire safely in the outdoors. Learn important safety skills in a fun way. Then put these skills to the test with a bit of campfire cooking. (more…)


  • March 2, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The opulent world of Victorian love and grief can’t help but catch our imagination; images of widows in trailing black veils, elaborate hair wreaths, plumed horses and impossibly expensive black jewels offer a morbid beauty our contemporary existence lacks. Illustrated with a wide personal collection of mourning wear, jewels and ephemera, this talk aims to (more…)


  • March 3, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Discover beautiful carved memorials, their symbolic meanings, the stories of those remembered in the landscape and the stone-carvers behind them. The Victorian era saw a flowering of memorial art, with a range of different symbols and styles carved in stone whcih communicated hidden meanings and messages. Arnos Vale has over 50,000 graves, two dozen listed (more…)