Event Bookings

NOTE: FoKGC handles events for other organisations, which are listed separately below.

Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery Events

Magnificence Restored: Monuments and Mausolea at Kensal Green

Date / time: 10:00 Saturday 26th March 2022

Location: Kensal Green Cemetery

A special tour, led by Henry Vivian-Neal, will focus particularly on the monuments and mausolea at Kensal Green recently all beautifully restored by Historic England including:

  • Ludwig Blumberg (died 1857)
  • Joseph Allmond Cropper (1782-1862)
  • Thomas Fenwick (1774-1837)
  • General Sir William Casement (1780-1844)
  • Henry Edward Kendall (1776-1875)
  • James Morison (1770-1840)
  • General James Perry (circa 1791-1863) - Sir Patrick O’Brien (1823-1895)
  • Commander Charles Spencer Ricketts (1788-1867)
  • Marian Susan Ross (died 1860)
  • Julia Slater (circa 1834-1858)
  • John Thompson (1756-1843)
  • Frederick Tillson (circa 1822-1870)
  • James Ward, R.A. (1769-1859)

The visit will include access to a number of notable mausolea in the cemetery .

The visit will begin at 2.00 pm from the Vehicle Entrance to the Cemetery (near Alma Place in the Harrow Rd) and last approximately 2 hours.


Price: £12.00

Standard tickets: (£12.00)
 

Magnificence Restored: Monuments and Mausolea at Kensal Green

Date / time: 14:00 Saturday 26th March 2022

Location: Kensal Green Cemetery

A special tour, led by Henry Vivian-Neal, will focus particularly on the monuments and mausolea at Kensal Green recently all beautifully restored by Historic England including:

  • Ludwig Blumberg (died 1857)
  • Joseph Allmond Cropper (1782-1862)
  • Thomas Fenwick (1774-1837)
  • General Sir William Casement (1780-1844)
  • Henry Edward Kendall (1776-1875)
  • James Morison (1770-1840)
  • General James Perry (circa 1791-1863) - Sir Patrick O’Brien (1823-1895)
  • Commander Charles Spencer Ricketts (1788-1867)
  • Marian Susan Ross (died 1860)
  • Julia Slater (circa 1834-1858)
  • John Thompson (1756-1843)
  • Frederick Tillson (circa 1822-1870)
  • James Ward, R.A. (1769-1859)

The visit will include access to a number of notable mausolea in the cemetery .

The visit will begin at 2.00 pm from the Vehicle Entrance to the Cemetery (near Alma Place in the Harrow Rd) and last approximately 2 hours.


Price: £12.00

Standard tickets: (£12.00)
 

Mausolea & Monuments Trust Events

The Rise and Fall of Doctor Gully

Date / time: 18:30 Thursday 13th January 2022

Location: Online

Kensal Green holds the simple grave of a Victorian celebrity doctor who had near-miraculous healing powers. Dr Gully was sought out by all the big names including Darwin, Dickens and Tennyson. He was renowned for innovative treatments and developed Malvern as a spa town for hydrotherapy. But when he retired to South London, a tangled love affair brought infamy upon him and implicated him in one of the great unsolved murder mysteries: the death of Charles Bravo in the case known as “Murder at the Priory”.

Colin Fenn is a trustee of Kensal Green Cemetery and spends his time between Malvern and South London. He is Vice chairman of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends, a member of Malvern Civic Society and a historian with a special interest in Victorian engineering and sanitation.


Price: £5.00

Standard tickets: (£5.00)
 

The cities of the dead: Italy’s monumental cemeteries of the nineteenth century

Date / time: 18:30 Wednesday 16th February 2022

Location: Online

A talk by Dr Hannah Malone Italians have a special relationship with their dead and that relationship gave shape to Italy’s modern cemeteries. Whereas until the late eighteenth century the dead had been buried in urban churches and graveyards, from the early 1800s, the prohibition of burial within cities across Europe led to the creation of new cemeteries, which were suburban, public, secular, and socially inclusive. Their importance reflected the celebration of death in an era of Romanticism and individualism. Particularly in Italy, many cities built new cemeteries that were unparalleled in their scale and grandeur. Although Romantic culture was widespread throughout Europe, Italy’s cemeteries of the nineteenth century were distinctive in that they were monumental rather than landscaped, and unique in their size and cost. Drawing on her monograph, Architecture, Death and Nationhood: Monumental Cemeteries of Nineteenth-Century Italy (Routledge, 2017), and discussed at the time in Mausolus, this talk will explore Italy’s monumental cemeteries as a distinctly Italian phenomenon. Dr Hannah Malone is based at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Centre for the History of Emotions in Berlin having previously studied at Magdalen College Cambridge.


Price: £5.00

Standard tickets: (£5.00)