We're Dying For London Month Of The Dead

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We're Dying For London Month Of The Dead

Ever been to a lecture in a graveyard? Yes? OK, but have you ever attended a theremin concert in a graveyard? Or seen the largest collection of bones in London?

Tickets are now on sale for London Month of the Dead, which is resurrected for the month of October. This ever-inventive annual festival explores one of the few things we all have in common: death.

Many of the talks take place in chapel buildings at Brompton and Kensal Green cemeteries, bringing the audience that little bit closer to the subject.

Some of the topics sound remarkable. What are the possibilities for immortality? Discover the mausoleum rumoured to be a time machine. Explore London deaths in fiction. What goes on in a body farm? A barrister explains what happens when defendants bring supernatural happenings into the courtroom. And much more besides.

Inside the chapel at Brompton Cemetery.

It's not all talks, either. Try a torch-lit cemetery walk, a taxidermy masterclass, a tour of the Museum of London's bone store or the Spitalfields charnel house or the St Bride's ossuary.

Tickets on sale now from the Month of the Dead website.

Last Updated 30 July 2018