Take a trip to an historic cemetery just outside central Amsterdam and see where peacocks and Dutch celebrities reside hand in hand I’m in Amsterdam once a month nowadays and like any good cemetery enthusiast, I’m loving the opportunity to explore another city’s past and its dead. I took a tram to Amsterdam RAI and […]Read More Rust in Vrede: A Trip to Zorgvlied Cemetery
by Sheldon Hello everyone! Here at the Cemetery Club mausoleum we’ve been busy sorting out events for the summer and we’re pleased to announce our next tour will be brand spanking new and will be around Hampstead Cemetery! It’s a lovely place to have a stroll and you get a sense that in the 140-odd […]Read More Our Next Tour is Live!
by Sheldon Death usually depresses the hell out of people and 2016 seems to be doing a good enough job of that already – from the loss of icon after icon and Brexit; this year is one to be remembered. But there are still plenty of things to be chipper about – such as the return […]Read More Shuffle Festival 2016
by Sheldon & Christina (Written yesterday, on 11/01/2016, after meeting at the Three Tuns pub, now Zizzi’s Beckenham, where Bowie started his musical career) Sheldon It was the news, first thing on Monday morning, when the context of Blackstar clicked into place as the 28th and final entry into Bowie’s catalogue. Upon its release, the jarring, stark, melancholy album of […]Read More Put On Your Red Shoes and Dance The Blues – A Bowie Tribute.
Still visible from the platforms of the Hammersmith & City line terminus at Hammersmith is the last, sad remnant of what was once one of West London’s most popular entertainment venues. First opened in 1919, the Hammersmith Palais was for most of its life primarily a dance venue. The building was actually a tram shed […]Read More The Ghosts of Hammersmith Palais
by Sheldon What does the first Labour Mayor of Poplar, the bloke who built the Cutty Sark and the supplier of animals to P. T. Barnum have in common? Following the successful debut of our Brompton tour, I am pleased to announce I shall be delivering a tour of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park as part […]Read More Shuffle Off This Mortal Coil
A mixed black composer whose work was admired by the likes of US President Roosevelt fought racial prejudice all of his life Bandon Hill is a Cemetery I’ve known since I was a boy as the Goodman family plot is there. Unbenownst to me, so was the last resting place of a man who despite […]Read More Britain’s Forgotten Mixed Race Composer
One of the most enjoyable things I do and love is singing. I’ve been in a few choirs and sung in Mozart’s and Verdi’s Requiems, which have been eye-opening: to think in my youth I was happy listening to Christina Milian and Jojo. It’s opened up new avenues of music which I wouldn’t have come […]Read More When I Was Man Alive