London Month of the Dead - Present, Present and Future, October 2019, A series on death curated by Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation supporting Brompton and Kensal Green cemeteries
About the London Month of the Dead

Throughout October 2019 Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation will be hosting The London Month of the Dead, a series of 42 different events investigating the capital’s relationship with its deceased residents. Events will include a private view of the Museum of London’s bone archive, taxidermy workshops, macabre walking tours, private views and a programme of talks on subjects ranging from extinction, the Egyptian book of the Dead, post mortem photography, the Art of the Apocalypse, London's mass casualties and outcast burials to necrophilia, vampires, the folklore of evil and much more.

Each talk will feature an authority in a field such as osteology, forensic pathology and the paranormal, who will offer their own perspectives and insights on mortality in the city. After hours performances in cemeteries include story telling, a vampire opera and a Frankenstein themed magic lantern slide show.

Each year the London Month of the Dead donates 20% of their ticket revenue to the venue that plays host to each of their events. In 2019 the talks, workshops, walks and concerts will be hosted at Brompton, Highgate, Kensal Green, Abney Park, Nunhead and West Norwood. This year we have also been able to include visits to St Bride’s and the London Bone Archive.

Please click here to peruse the full schedule

LMOD would like to thank Darmon Richter for the use of his photo of the catacombs: