Life, Death (and the Rest)


  • March 5, 2020 - March 8, 2020
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Life, Death (and the Rest) is our annual 4 day event of talks, walks, workshops and film that supports a growing social movement talking about death, and how we remember our loved ones. Kate Cherrell kicks of the festival with a Memento Mori: Victorian Mourning Jewellery talk. From elaborate hair wreaths to enormous brooches and (more…)


  • Memento Mori: Victorian Mourning Jewellery
    March 5, 2020
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The opulent world of Victorian love and grief is a beautiful, elaborate and bizarre one. From elaborate hair wreaths to enormous brooches and impossibly expensive black jewels, mourning jewellery displays a devotion and beautiful morbidity that our contemporary lives lack.  Illustrated with a wide personal collection of mourning wear, jewels and ephemera, this talk aims (more…)


  • March 6, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

LGBTQ+ people have always lived here, which means they’ve always died here too! Reacquaint yourselves with the gay dead of Bristol’s magnificent Arnos Vale Cemetery. As part of the Life, Death (and the Rest) festival, and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The lives of the queerly departed are mostly unheard and unmentioned; buried deeply beneath forgotten (more…)


  • March 6, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

As part of our Life, Death (and the Rest) event we are overjoyed to welcome Vera from Floriography back to our grounds. Come and make a Magical Circle of Life, Love and Hope from natural, fresh and dried materials of the flowery theme plus a few extra treasures of the heart to celebrate Spring with (more…)


  • March 7, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Death has been a source of grief and uncertainty throughout history – but has also inspired a plethora of fascinating funeral customs. From the covering of mirrors to prevent the departed spirit from becoming trapped; the passing bell, rung to assist the soul to heaven; to modern customs such as eco-burial and wayside memorials, historian (more…)


  • March 7, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Digital death is a new problem and if you have any form of online footprint, it will affect you in some rather surprising ways. Your online life will outlive you and will ensure you’re remembered for eternity. But in this age of fake news and cyber fraud, what happens if your online legacy gets hacked (more…)


  • March 7, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

LGBTQ+ people have always lived here, which means they’ve always died here too! Reacquaint yourselves with the gay dead of Bristol’s magnificent Arnos Vale Cemetery. As part of the Life, Death (and the Rest) festival, and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The lives of the queerly departed are mostly unheard and unmentioned; buried (more…)


  • March 7, 2020
    8:00 pm - 9:40 pm

We’re delighted to be screening this gorgeous, feel-good classic in our Anglican Chapel as part of our Life, Death (and the Rest) festival (5th – 8th March) Did you know that Toto was actually female Cairn Terrier named Terry and was injured during filming? (one of the witch’s guards accidentally stepped on her). For more (more…)


  • March 7, 2020
    10:00 pm - 11:40 pm

We’re super excited to be hosting a late night screening of this Almodóvar masterpiece as part of our Life, Death (and the Rest) festival (5th – 8th March) Coming in at number 5 of the most essential LGBT+ films according to Time Out; after the death of her beloved teenage son in an accident, Roth (more…)