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Tours, Events and Activities in 2018/19

GUIDED TOURS of the Cemetery will be offered on the following Sundays in 2019: 10 and 24 March, 14 and 28 April, on every Sunday during May, June, July and August, on 8 and 22 September, 13 and 27 October and 10 and 24 November.

The Sunday tours start at 2.00pm at the North Lodge Information Centre. The tours cannot be booked in advance, so please simply turn up on the day. An £8 donation is suggested to help us with our work in the Cemetery (please note that we are unable to take payment by card). We are a registered charity.

INFORMATION CENTRE
A Friends’ representative is often in our offices or the public rooms in North Lodge East, by the entrance to the cemetery off the Old Brompton Road. The public Information Centre is usually open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00 to 3.30 and on Sundays from 1.00 to 3.30, when our members are pleased to welcome the public with information, advice, literature and guiding material.

2019 Programme
A substantial programme of events has been arranged for 2019. Please see our events calendar below for details. For more information and updates email events@brompton-cemetery.org.uk

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TOURS LISTED BELOW WILL START AT THE NORTH LODGE INFORMATION CENTRE, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED


Catacomb tours every half hour, start near the Chapel.

Start Date:

2017-05-06T11:00:00BST


End Time:

2017-05-06T16:30:00BST

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Catacomb tours every half hour, start near the Chapel.

Start Date:

2017-07-15T11:00:00BST


End Time:

2017-07-15T16:30:00BST

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Guided walk led by Roy Vickery of the South London Botanical Institute

Start Date:

2017-09-03T14:30:00BST


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Catacomb tours every half hour, start near the Chapel.

Start Date:

2017-09-09T11:00:00BST


End Time:

2017-09-09T16:30:00BST

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Valentine's Day Tour, 'Till Death us do Part', led by David Beauchamp.

Start Date:

2018-02-14T14:00:00GMT


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Restoration Project Tour led by Nigel Thorne, Restoration Project Manager, starts from South Lodge.

Start Date:

2018-02-21T14:30:00GMT


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Spring Flowers walk led by Roy Vickery, jointly with the South London Botanical Institute, lasts one hour and starts from the Chapel.

Start Date:

2018-03-08T11:30:00GMT


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Amazing Women Tour on International Women's Day, led by Robert Stephenson, with support from Caroline Pankhurst, starts from the Chapel.

Start Date:

2018-03-08T14:00:00GMT


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Amazing Women Tour led by Claire Brown, starts from the Chapel.

Start Date:

2018-03-10T14:30:00GMT


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Restoration Project Tour led by Nigel Thorne, Restoration Project Manager, starts at South Lodge.

Start Date:

2018-03-17T14:30:00GMT


End Time:

2018-01-30T17:30:00GMT

Event Description:

Concert by Fieri Consort: 'The Courtesan's in the Chapel. Gaze'. Two sopranos and two instrumentalists (baroque harp, baroque guitar, lute and theorbo) playing works by Strozzi and her contemporaries, including Monteverdi and Caccini, exploring her reception in 17th century Venice and whether the scandal surrounding her was justified. Tickets £15 at the door or from Fieri Consort, at www.fiericonsort.co.uk

Start Date:

2018-03-24T16:00:00GMT


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Amazing Women Tour led by Cristina Vulcan, starts from the Chapel.

Start Date:

2018-03-31T14:30:00BST


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Symbolism Tour led by Carole Tyrrell. [Suggested donation of £5 to help us with our work.]

Start Date:

2018-04-07T11:00:00BST


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Restoration Project Tour led by Nigel Thorne, Restoration Project Manager, starts from South Lodge.

Start Date:

2018-04-15T14:30:00BST


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Catacomb tours every half-hour, start near the Chapel.

Start Date:

2018-04-22T11:00:00BST


End Time:

2018-04-22T16:00:00BST

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Restoration Project Tour led by Nigel Thorne, Restoration Project Manager, starts from South Lodge.

Start Date:

2018-04-25T14:30:00BST


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'Don't Go Into The Cellar' theatre production, adapted from Victorian horror fiction. In the Chapel, tickets £10 at the door or in advance from Eventbrite.

Start Date:

2018-04-25T19:30:00BST


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LONDON ESOTERIC. A programme of lectures and evening concerts in the Chapel - details to be announced later.

Start Date:

2018-04-28T00:00:00BST


End Time:

2018-04-29T00:00:00BST

Event Description:

Robert Stephenson's first Dr Death Lecture: The World's Weirdest Deaths. In the Chapel - £10, to include glass of wine and snacks. Doors open at 6.00 for 6.30 start.

Start Date:

2018-05-12T18:00:00BST


Event Description:

Brompton Garden Cemetery Tour, exploring its horticulture and landscape management, led by Andy Williams. [Suggested donation of £5 to help us with our work.]

Start Date:

2018-05-15T11:00:00BST


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Medical Heroes Tour led by Professor Timothy Peters. [Suggested donation of £5 to help us with our work.]

Start Date:

2018-05-26T14:00:00BST


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Robert Stephenson's second Dr Death Lecture: Your Worst Fear - Premature Burial. In the Chapel - £10, to include glass of wine and snacks. Doors open at 6.00 for 6.30 start.

Start Date:

2018-05-26T18:00:00BST


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Robert Stephenson's third Dr Death Lecture: The Gruesome History of Bodysnatching. In the Chapel - £10, to include glass of wine and snacks. Doors open at 6.00 for 6.30 start.

Start Date:

2018-06-23T18:00:00BST


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Friends of Brompton Cemetery AGM, in the Chapel.

Start Date:

2018-06-30T16:00:00BST


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BROMPTON CEMETERY OPEN DAY

Start Date:

2018-07-22T11:00:00BST


End Time:

2018-07-22T17:00:00BST

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Catacomb Tours Day - tours every half-hour. Start near the Chapel. Tickets £5.

Start Date:

2018-09-15T11:00:00BST


End Time:

2018-09-15T16:30:00BST

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Symbols Tour, led by Carole Tyrrell. Starts at the Meeting Place. Suggested donation £5.

Start Date:

2018-09-15T14:00:00BST


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'Landscape of the 19th and 20th Century Cemetery', a lecture by Dr Brent Elliott. In the Chapel. Free, but donations welcome.

Start Date:

2018-07-14T14:30:00BST


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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE WORLD CUP FOOTBALL FINAL STARTING AT THE SAME TIME. Concert by Fieri Consort: ‘Il Pastor Fido’ (The Faithful Shepherd). In the Chapel. Fieri explore the influence of Marenzio’s work on Monteverdi, an important step between the 15th century madrigal and 16th century opera. Wonderful performers in a wonderfully restored Chapel.

Start Date:

2018-07-15T16:00:00BST


End Time:

2018-06-20T17:30:00BST

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World War I Tour, led by Ian Squire. Starts at the Meeting Place. Suggested donation £5. (Note - Armed Forces Day is on Saturday 30 June.)

Start Date:

2018-07-01T10:00:00BST


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Sports People Tour, led by John Warren, supported by David Beauchamp. Starts at the Meeting Place. Suggested donation £5.

Start Date:

2018-07-28T11:00:00BST


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American Connections Tour, led by David Beauchamp. Starts at the Meeting Place. Suggested donation £5.

Start Date:

2018-08-11T14:30:00BST


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Medical People Tour, led by Professor Timothy Peters, with Robert Stephenson in support. Starts at the Meeting Place. Suggested donation £5.

Start Date:

2018-08-25T14:00:00BST


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Artistic Connections Tour, led by Robert Stephenson. Starts at the Meeting Place. Suggested donation £5.

Start Date:

2018-09-08T14:00:00BST


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'The Magnifcent Seven Cemeteries of London', a lecture by Peter Matthews. In the Chapel. Free, but donations welcome.

Start Date:

2018-09-16T14:00:00BST


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Architecture and Restoration Tour, led by Nigel Thorne. Starts from the Chapel. Free, but donations welcome.

Start Date:

2018-09-22T14:30:00BST


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Wildflower Tour, led by Roy Vickery. Starts at the Meeting Place. Suggested donation £5.

Start Date:

2018-09-29T11:30:00BST


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Brompton Garden Cemetery Tour, led by Andy Williams. Starts at the Meeting Place. Suggested donation £5.

Start Date:

2018-10-06T11:00:00BST


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Tree Tour, led by Greg Packman. Starts at the Meeting Place. Suggested donation £5.

Start Date:

2018-10-13T14:30:00BST


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Chapel open from 12 noon to 5pm. Free cemetery tours at 2pm from the Chapel. No charge but donations welcome.

Start Date:

2018-09-22T12:00:00BST


End Time:

2018-09-22T17:00:00BST

Event Description:

Chapel open from 12 noon to 5pm. Free cemetery tours at 2pm from the Chapel. No charge but donations welcome.

Start Date:

2018-09-23T12:00:00BST


End Time:

2018-09-23T17:00:00BST

Event Description:

Catacomb tours every half hour. £5 tickets purchased near the Chapel on the day (arrive early to avoid disappointment)

Start Date:

2018-09-15T11:00:00BST


End Time:

2018-09-15T16:00:00BST

Event Description:

Shanette Savage Photographic Exhibition [view details]

Start Date:

2018-09-29T00:00:00BST


End Time:

2018-10-07T00:00:00BST

Event Description:

Shanette Savage is a London based fine art photographer who works on both sides of the camera lens. She uses digital and analogue film, and her worked has a staged cinematic quality to it frequently telling a story with a single frame. Her work will be on display in the Chapel. A preview event will be held on Saturday 29 September from 2pm to 4pm. Admission is free.

Jamie Akers Concert in the Chapel [view details]

Start Date:

2018-10-06T14:00:00BST


Event Description:

Jamie Akers will be performing songs from his solo album, Le Donne e la Chitarra, which features music for guitar by 19th century female composers such as Emilia Giuliani, Athenais Paulian and Catharina Pratten (who is buried nearby in the cemetery). Admission is free.

Concert with Hungarian music in the Chapel in honour of our long-standing member Clara Waters who left us a large legacy. £15 on the door or in advance from Eventbrite [view details]

Start Date:

2018-11-10T14:30:00GMT


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Start Date:

2018-09-11T14:30:00BST


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WW1 History Tour. Cancelled due to tour guide withdrawing.

Start Date:

2018-09-11T14:30:00BST


Event Description:

'A Crown of Stars - Christmas carols from across Europe' All reserved seats now taken. Some others available on the day.

Start Date:

2018-12-09T14:30:00GMT


End Time:

2018-09-01T15:45:00BST

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WW1 History Tour. Cancelled due to tour guide withdrawing.

Start Date:

2018-11-11T12:14:30GMT


Event Description:

Commonwealth Day Tour led by Mark Lemmon. Suggested donation £5

Start Date:

2019-03-11T14:30:00GMT


Event Description:

Friends Annual OPEN DAY

Start Date:

2019-07-21T11:00:00BST


End Time:

2018-07-21T17:00:00BST

Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-03-10T14:00:00GMT


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-03-24T14:00:00GMT


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-04-14T14:00:00BST


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-04-28T14:00:00BST


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-05-05T14:00:00BST


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-05-12T14:00:00BST


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-05-19T14:00:00BST


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-05-26T14:00:00BST


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-06-02T14:00:00BST


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-06-09T14:00:00BST


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-06-16T14:00:00BST


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-06-23T14:00:00BST


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-06-30T14:00:00BST


Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-07-07T14:00:00BST


Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-07-14T14:00:00BST


Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-07-21T14:00:00BST


Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-07-28T14:00:00BST


Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-08-04T14:00:00BST


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-08-11T14:00:00BST


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Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-08-18T14:00:00BST


Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-08-25T14:00:00BST


Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-09-08T14:00:00BST


Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-09-22T14:00:00BST


Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-10-13T14:00:00BST


Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-10-27T14:00:00GMT


Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-11-10T14:00:00GMT


Event Description:

Friends' Tour of the Cemetery

Start Date:

2019-11-24T14:00:00GMT


Event Description:

December events: TBA

Start Date:

2019-12-01T00:00:00GMT


Event Description:

Death Café [view details]

Start Date:

2019-01-26T13:00:00GMT


End Time:

2019-01-12T15:00:00GMT

Event Description:

Come join us, over coffee and cake, to chat about death in a relaxed and confidential environment.
Death Café is a safe place to explore your thoughts about death and to discuss them with others. (It is not a support group for bereavement counselling.) Through a facilitated group discussion, you will have a relaxed, informal space where you can talk freely and openly. Afterwards, feel free to wander around the beautiful, historic grounds of Brompton Cemetery.
Spaces are limited. Please register by emailing deathcafe.bromptoncemetery@gmail.com by 23rd January.
Coffee and cake can be purchased from the café. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early to place your order for food and drink.
Hosted by Lia Shimada and the FOBC. Lia Shimada is a professional mediator and community facilitator. Her infant son is buried at Brompton Cemetery.

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Friends of Brompton Cemetery History Research Group [view details]

Start Date:

2019-02-16T11:00:00GMT


Event Description:

Invitation to Inaugural meeting 11 am Saturday 16th February 2019 - in the North Lodge Meeting Rooms.
The FOBC are creating a History Research Group which inter alia will discuss, co-ordinate and share research work connected with the cemetery, arrange visits to various sites, archives and museums and organise talks and exhibitions in the cemetery. All friends , volunteers and other interested parties are welcome to join and we invite you to come to the first meeting of the group which will be held on Saturday 16th February in the North Lodge. People who have interests in the cemetery at every level (from general, cursory to deep academic ) should find something fascinating and worthwhile in the group and membership doesn't require a significant commitment of time.
We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible at our first meeting.

Bulb planting [view details]

Start Date:

2019-02-23T09:00:00GMT


End Time:

2019-02-23T12:00:00GMT

Event Description:

We will be planting 8,000 snowdrops bulbs 09.00 to 12.00. All welcome to help. Come to the main avenue at any time in that period.

Suffragettes Tour

Start Date:

2019-03-09T14:30:00GMT


Event Description:

Exhibition of artwork by Julie Fitzpatrick in the Chapel

Start Date:

2019-03-22T00:00:00GMT


End Time:

2019-03-24T00:00:00GMT

Event Description:

Suffragettes Tour

Start Date:

2019-03-23T10:00:00GMT


Event Description:

Tree Tour led by Greg Packman. Suggested donation £5

Start Date:

2019-03-30T14:30:00GMT


Event Description:

Spring Flowers Walk starting led by Roy Vickery. Suggested donation £5

Start Date:

2019-04-06T14:30:00BST


Event Description:

Symbols Tour led by Carole Tyrrell. Suggested donation £5

Start Date:

2019-04-13T14:30:00BST


Event Description:

Exhibition of drawings and carvings of rabbits by Lulu James in the Chapel

Start Date:

2019-04-13T00:00:00BST


End Time:

2019-04-22T00:00:00BST

Event Description:

Exhibition of paintings by Lynda Minter in the Chapel

Start Date:

2019-05-08T00:00:00BST


End Time:

2019-05-15T00:00:00BST

Event Description:

Catacombs Tours. Tickets £5. Start near the Chapel

Start Date:

2019-05-11T11:00:00BST


End Time:

2019-05-11T16:30:00BST

Event Description:

Tree Tour led by Greg Packman. Suggested donation £5

Start Date:

2019-05-25T14:30:00BST


Event Description:

Exhibition of paintings by Shanette Savage in the Chapel

Start Date:

2019-05-28T00:00:00BST


End Time:

2019-06-09T00:00:00BST

Event Description:

Friends ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING in the Chapel. Followed by a social with refreshments

Start Date:

2019-06-29T16:00:00BST


Event Description:

Robert Stephenson’s Annual Death Lecture. In the Chapel. Tickets at the door £10 to include glass of wine and snack before the lecture (arrive 6.00 for 6.30)

Start Date:

2019-08-10T18:30:00BST


Event Description:

Catacombs Tours. Tickets £5. Start near the Chapel

Start Date:

2019-09-15T11:00:00BST


End Time:

2019-09-15T16:30:00BST

Event Description:

Friends of Brompton Cemetery – History and Other Research Group Meeting. This is the 2nd meeting of the new Research Group. Venue: the Cemetery Chapel

Start Date:

2019-03-16T11:00:00GMT


Event Description:

Friends of Brompton Cemetery – History and Other Research Group Meeting. Venue: the Cemetery Chapel

Start Date:

2019-04-27T11:00:00BST


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We can on request, also arrange group or special interest tours on a wide range of topics relevant to people buried in the Cemetery. Refreshments can be provided on request. A minimum of ten people is usually required and a donation of £10.00 per person or £12.00 per person with refreshments is sought. Thus a minimum of £100.00 or £120.00 per group.

Some examples of specialist tours:- Some Military Connections; Victoria Cross Holders; The Young, Gifted & Dead (includes a wide range of people who died before the age of 35); Artistic Connections (includes artists, models, art collectors and critics); Chelsea Football Club founder & early directors and Officials; Women buried in the Cemetery; Sportspeople.

For further details email us at info@brompton-cemetery.org.uk


Other activities

RBKC Walking for Health Group takes place every Wednesday at 10.30am all year round. Starts at the Old Brompton Road entrance.

Gardening sessions
led by John Plant take place on many Wednesday afternoons all year from 1.00pm to 4.00pm. For more information contact John on jandc@jpcs.org

If you are interested in putting on an event in the chapel, please contact
events@brompton-cemetery.org.uk or telephone 020 7351 1689 to discuss whether it is possible.




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