Talks


  • October 18, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re overjoyed to welcome Carla Valentine back to Arnos Vale. Join us in the Anglican Chapel for a special presentation, taking you through the procedure of an autopsy in the same way as the chapters are laid out in her book, Past Mortems. To include new anecdotes on each topic and lots of new content (more…)


  • October 20, 2018
    7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Come join us for the second annual ‘Bats Ball’; a celebration of all things Gothic. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Victorian Mourning’ and while you are encouraged to wear your best goth/punk/Victorian/dark-inspired fashion, it isn’t a necessity. However, there maybe a little something given for the best dressed attendees (it will be discrete, (more…)


  • October 21, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • November 25, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • December 16, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At Death Cafes we come together to chat about death in a relaxed, safe, social cafe environment. Our objective is “To increase awareness of the reality of death, so we can enjoy feeling more fully alive“. The conversations are always new and fresh. Each time we come together the changing mix of people ensures that (more…)


  • October 21, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Leave logic at the door and walk into the absurd world of the Bristol Fiction Writers Group. Please come alive. This is not a reading. The camel says yes, it is. We will read surreal works by ourselves and others, accompanied by projections of surreal imagery. Part of the Bristol Festival of Literature. There is (more…)


  • October 26, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Stories of Strong Women focuses on amazing journeys. As part of Bristol’s Literature Festival we welcome coach, author and stand-up comedian Becky Walsh to interview a fabulous female panel, including historian Lucienne Boyce (author of The Bristol Suffragettes), writer and explorer Jacki Hill-Murphy, biographer and backpacker Jean Burnett, and Charmaine Lawrence: entrepreneur, self-help writer and music artist. Expect laughs as well as literature during this thought-provoking debate on (more…)


  • October 26, 2018
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As part of  ‘Women On The Move’ event for  Bristol Litfest   we are proud to put on our Wonderful Women Tour. The lives of women in times past often elude the historic record. But where historical evidence can be found, the lives they led and the contributions they made to society make for compelling stories. At Arnos (more…)


  • October 26, 2018
    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A misadventure into magic, myth, folklore and potent neurohacking chemicals. This talk discusses both the scientific and the mystical understanding of people’s experiences of visionary encounters with discarnate beings… In all times and places people have had unervingly real encounter experiences with deities, demons, angels, elves, aliens, and ghosts. Sometimes these occur when a person (more…)


  • November 3, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Victorian celebration of death can’t help but catch our imagination; images of widows in trailing black veils, huge monuments to death, plumed horses and impossibly expensive mourning jewels offer a morbid beauty our contemporary existence lacks. Illustrated with a wide personal collection of mourning wear and ephemera, this talk attempts to cover the vast (more…)


  • December 6, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is the second in our new exciting series Alive In Conversation  “Goodnight Friend” will be a conversation between Veterniary 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…)


  • December 15, 2018
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust extends a warm and open invitation to everyone to join us for a memorial service to remember loved ones at Christmas. The Service will be conducted by Fr Steven Hawkins of Holy Nativity, Knowle. There will be an opportunity to light a candle in remembrance during the service and to write (more…)