Catarina Orduña Pérez decided to be commemorated under a truly unique memorial. Pushing what is considered an acceptable form of remembrance in a public space of mourning, 99-year-old Catarina and her family decided only one thing would represent her life and values – not a traditional headstone, but a five foot tall penis, complete with […]Read More A Magnificent Erection
It all began in Southwark. The remarkable discovery of a stone sarcophagus in Lant Street, Southwark last year spurred the Museum of London to collate forty years of work into one exhibition. How did Roman London commemorate death and what can we learn from what they’ve left behind? Exhibition curators Jackie Kiely, Rebecca Redfern and […]Read More The Roman Dead
by Sheldon Welcome, reader! You’ve probably just seen us on Inside Out taking presenter Natalie Graham around the regions graveyards and meeting a few of the characters buried within them. Brighton Extra Mural Cemetery could very easily be that other great nationally famous Cemetery; Karl Marx’s last resting place – Highgate; but in my opinion, […]Read More Highgate-on-Sea
by Sheldon I’ll never forget the sight of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour’s son swinging on a Union flag on the Cenotaph in 2011, as part of the student demonstrations. The outrage that it caused, and the excuse that he wasn’t aware what the Cenotaph was, despite being an undergraduate history student at the University […]Read More ‘Incomparably Grave, Severe and Beautiful…’
by Christina ‘The dead-space we find in our living environments’ – this is a great description by Sheldon of what we do here at Cemetery Club and of what captures our interest. I’ve been using our time off to step back and see what unexplored dead spaces come to me instead of actively looking for […]Read More Choo Choo(oooohh) – The Ghostly Ghost Train that London Forgot
by Christina What do you imagine it will say on your grave stone when you die? Do you imagine it? Do you even entertain the possibility of death, or do you like to pretend it isn’t creeping closer and closer with every passing day? I can understand it if you do, because who likes to […]Read More After You’d Gone.