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The Friends of Brompton Cemetery Annual Open Day


Sunday 22nd July 2018, 11am–5pm

Admission Free

This elegant 178 year old cemetery has recently been refurbished with the help of an HLF grant. The Open Day provides a rare opportunity to visit the cemetery’s historic catacombs. Guided tours of the catacombs take place every half-hour from 11.30am until 4.30pm (£5.00). A variety of guided tours of the cemetery take place every hour from 11.00am to 5.00 pm and a number of events will take place in the Chapel. Specialist exhibitions include an Apiary, Birds of Prey, a Vintage Edwardian Hearse, as well as an exhibition by Heatherley’s School of Fine Art. Many community organisations will be represented, along with a variety of stalls selling among other things, glassware, natural cosmetics, gothic handmade clothing, handicrafts, and gothic artefacts. Family activities include a sketch and a drumming session as well as storytelling and this year we shall also have police horses and fire engines.

Friends of Brompton Cemetery, North Lodge East Wing, Old Brompton Road, London SW5 9JE
Nearest Tube Station: Earl’s Court Station, Warwick Road Exit
Buses: On Fulham Road - 14, 211, 414; On Old Brompton Road - 74, 430; Other buses nearby - C1, C3, 190, 328

Guided tours of the cemetery
11.00-13.00: Tour 1: Behind the Scenes: Project Restoration | Nigel Thorne
12.00-14.00: Tour 2: Landscape & Horticulture | Andy Williams
13.00-15.00: Tour 3: Walking with Trees | Greg Packman
14.00-16.00: Tour 4: Amazing Women of Brompton Cemetery | Claire Brown
15.00-17.00: Tour 5: Behind the Scenes: Project Restoration | Nigel Thorne

Chapel programme
12.00: Rise Up, Women. Protest song performance
13.00: Inspired by Brompton Exhibition: Curators Tour
14.00: Royal College of Music
15.00: Comali Consort. Explore classical baroque, from handling instruments to exploring musical sounds, in this relaxed family friendly concert.

Family activities
11.00: Family Sketch Session. Sketch the wildlife in Brompton to take away with you!
Location: Storytelling Area (follow signs from North Lodge to NE Corner)
12.00: The Amazing Story of Chief Long Wolf by storyteller Vanessa Dreamtime
Location: Outside Chapel, end of Colonnades
14.00: Family drumming session by SMART. Drum along to the sounds of wildlife in our outdoor drumming workshop for families!
Location: Storytelling Area (follow signs from North Lodge to NE Corner)
15.00: Comali Consort. Explore classical baroque, from handling instruments to exploring musical sounds, in this relaxed family friendly concert.
Location: Chapel


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