Life, Death (and the Rest)

  • February 28, 2019 - March 3, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Life, Death (and the Rest) is our annual 4 day event of talks, walks, theatre and film that supports a growing social movement talking about death, and how we remember our loved ones. Save the date: Thursday 28th February – Sunday 3rd March 2019 For more information about getting involved please contact: Here’s a short film (more…)

  • March 1, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES (12a) is a personal journey by two bereaved parents Jane Harris and Jimmy Edmonds and a love letter to their son Josh who died in a road accident in South East Asia seven years ago.  They now honour him with their own journeys: to Vietnam the place where he died, to (more…)

  • March 2, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is the second in our new exciting series Alive In Conversation  “Goodnight Friend” will be a conversation between Veterinary Surgeon Penny Morgan and death academic Dr John Troyer Over the next few months, Dr John Troyer from The University of Bath  will lead a series of conversations with people from the worlds of death, (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 2, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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. You will visit beautiful memorials in our amazing listed landscape and hear terrible tales and sinister stories.  Warning; these stories are not for (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…)