Event Bookings

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Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery Events

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Mausolea & Monuments Trust Events

Death and Dynasty

Date / time: 18:30 Wednesday 13th October 2021

Location: Online

It's easy to think of funerary monuments as being primarily created by-and for-the particular individuals touched by a death. For the powerful and socially ambitious, however, some tombs and mausolea additionally aim to do something more. They were conceived as a means of binding different generations of a family together across time, thereby celebrating and sign-posting dynastic depth and identity. This illustrated talk will look at examples of this practice across the full sweep of British history.

John Goodall Architectural Editor of Country Life and author of two award winning books including The English Castle (2011). John is also a Trustee of the MMT.

Price: £5.00

Standard tickets: (£5.00)

Unlocking the mysteries of Highgate mausolea

Date / time: 11:00 Saturday 6th November 2021

Location: Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery has mausolea from the 1840s to the 21st century, in Egyptian, Gothic and Classical styles. Some were the productions of funerary masons, others were designed by leading architects of their day. Some were intended to house unknown numbers of future generations, others were to collect up the last of the line.

Join Ian Dungavell of Highgate Cemetery on a small group tour to examine how these mysterious buildings worked, including rare access to some interiors.

As this event will include visiting the interior of some mausolea the group will be limited to 10 people.

Tickets exclusively available to MMT members - you will need to provide proof of membership.

Price: £10.00

Standard tickets: (£10.00)

Tales from the Vienna Cemeteries

Date / time: 18:30 Wednesday 17th November 2021

Location: Online

Vienna was one of the pioneering cities, possibly the first, to close its churchyards and to establish extramural cemeteries, which it did around 1740. This illustrated talk will introduce the history of the city’s burial grounds and describe the four cemeteries that every tourist should see, including the Central Cemetery, one of the world’s largest (larger than Brookwood and even larger than the walled city of Vienna). Architecture, sculpture, famous people, and some curiosities of funeral and burial lore will all be examined, including the (completely untrue) story of Mozart’s pauper burial.

Brent Elliott was formerly Librarian, then Historian of the Royal Horticultural Society. He is a Trustee of the Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery.

Price: £5.00

Standard tickets: (£5.00)