There's A Ghoulish Month-Long Festival Dedicated To Death

There's A Ghoulish Month-Long Festival Dedicated To Death
Folklorist and gravestone expert Robert Stephenson introduces you to the ne'er do wells of Kensal Green Cemetery

Cemetery tours, talks on body snatchers, and a bat skeleton workshop. It can only mean one thing: London Month of the Dead is back.

A fascinating festival of the macabre, London Month of the Dead beckons you with a bony finger to embrace the darker side of life (* death).

Folklorist and gravestone expert Robert Stephenson introduces you to the residents of Brompton Cemetery (3 October) and the ne'er do wells of Kensal Green Cemetery (10 October).

Fancy taking home a bat skeleton? Sign up to Suzette Field's workshop on 3 October

Taxidermist Suzette Field leads a workshop where you'll go home with your own ethically-sourced bat skeleton — perfect for any Halloween mantelpiece (3 October).

Hear untold stories of Britain's bodysnatchers from Suzie Lennox (9 October); learn about Agatha Christie's gruesome knowledge of forensics from super fan Carla Valentine (16 October), and discover how 'Dead Man's Place' in Southwark got its unenviable name (23 October).

Agatha Christie fan Carla Valentine explains how the famous crime writer was a pioneer of the nascent discipline of forensic science

In all, London Month of the Dead features over 45 tours, talks, candlelit concerts, and more — guaranteed to chill your spine, and enlighten your grey matter.

London Month of the Dead, 23 September to 31 October

Last Updated 13 September 2021

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