Event Preview: Grave Passions at Nunhead Cemetery

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By SallyB2 Last edited 68 months ago
Event Preview: Grave Passions at Nunhead Cemetery


The afternoon of Sunday 11 March sees an unusual event unfold in Nunhead Cemetery. Grave Passions is a mixture of performance art and story telling which have been woven into a guided walk celebrating lesbian history.

This is topical, as LGBT history month has just finished, and we are now in Women's History Month. Just hope the weather is clement, or that the artists all wear thermals under their flimsy sapphic robes.

The programme continues into the evening at the Ivy House with:

  • individual performances, postcards from a lesbian archive and a space to make your own contributions to local lesbian history
  • a conversation with local social and cultural historian Alison Oram about cross-dressing, male impersonators and female husbands
  • a screening of Lizzie Thynne's film 'Playing a Part' about artist Claude Cahun (from 7pm)

The cemetery tour starts at 4pm - meet at the back entrance in Limesford Road. You can book for the event by e-mailing parlourgames@hotmail.com.

Image by Stephskimo from our photo store cupboard.

Last Updated 08 March 2012

Carole T

did you know that the cemetery closes at 4pm during the winter?