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Staring Into The Face of Death

It’s not on display any more, but one of my favourite objects in The British Museum is Napoleon’s death mask. Death masks were often used in an era before photography was widespread and captured likenesses which were used in sculpting busts of the decased post mortem. John Constable’s is on display at the Royal Academy […]

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Queerly Departed

Beneath those endless rows of stones and tombs of Brompton are stories. Fabulous stories. The first cemetery event of the year is here! I am super-pleased to announce that finally Queerly Departed is now live. The lovely Dan Gilbert from Brompton Cemetery got in touch with me a few months ago in regards to doing something […]

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Our Next Tour is Live!

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 […]

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Meet the (Real) Eastenders

by Sheldon This Saturday, let us take you on  trip back in time (without a TARDIS, sadly) to the East-End. This isn’t the East End of coffee shops, vintage stores and cereal cafes. This is the East End where war heroes lived above shops, mourning achievements of yesteryear, where philanthropists makes it their life mission to […]

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea 

Celebrating the lives of long gone Londoners – that’s what we’re about.  Here’s someone we cover on our tours around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park –  an extraordinary man and an extraordinary animal.  Imagine, being nine years old, amidst the grubby streets of London, looking into the piercing eyes of a beast more at home in […]

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Orators and Entertainers

by Sheldon I’m pleased to say that another Cemetery Club tour is happening! On Saturday 13th December, I warmly invite you to join me for ‘Orators and Entertainers: the Hidden Story of Abney Park Cemetery’! Following on from the hugely successful Tower Hamlets walk I led, the nice people of Abney Park have invited me to […]

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