Talks


  • After Hours Tour 27/04
    April 27, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our after hours tour. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond the grave. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night. Places on (more…)


  • Victorian Arcadia
    May 5, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Victorian mourning practices are famous for their dark beauty: elaborate mourning costumes, plumed horses drawing lacquered funerary carriages, and countless mourning ephemera housed in museums and private collections. However, one of the most enduring and culturally important aspects of Victorian mourning ritual was the creation of the garden cemetery. These cemeteries were inspired by visions (more…)


  • May 11, 2018
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

When we have emotional harmony in our lives, our mind is calmer, our sleep is deeper, we feel more energised and regenerated, our skin is glowing, and our overall wellbeing is enhanced. We invite you to join Vanessa Jean as she explores beautiful aromatic blends using pure essential oils to support emotional harmony and wellbeing. (more…)


  • After Hours Tour 11/05
    May 11, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our after hours tour. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond the grave. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night. Places on (more…)


  • Boundries Tour
    May 12, 2018
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A wide-reaching tour exploring the 45-acres of cemetery grounds. More walk than talk, this wide-ranging tour explores the full extent of grounds of Arnos Vale Cemetery, from the 1830s cemetery’s boundaries to later expanded areas of burial ground in the 1860s and 1890s. The route includes steep slopes and steps for a healthy workout, with (more…)


  • June 10, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • July 15, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • August 19, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • May 13, 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…)


  • May 24, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The controversy surrounding the murders at 10 Rillington Place has raged for years. Books and films have portrayed the events as a landmark case in the abolition of the death penalty – and rightly so. But, what exactly went on behind the doors of this famous address? Was Reg Christie responsible for everything? Or could (more…)


  • After Hours Tour 25/05
    May 25, 2018
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the ethereal beauty of Bristol’s “Necropolis” with our after hours tour. Find out about Victorian Funeral traditions, learn about burial practices and hear stories from beyond the grave. You’ll travel along paths overhung with creeping branches, descend into the mortuary crypt and listen out for things that go bump in the night. Places on (more…)


  • June 12, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:30 pm

RenewYou is the flagship course from Changing People written by Jane C Woods.  It is an internationally acclaimed one day personal development course for women. Hundreds upon hundreds of women have been on a RenewYou course, either at their place of work, or personal investment in themselves on an open course. They have unreservedly loved (more…)


  • 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…)