As part of this year’s London Craft Week, the Geffrye Museum will be hosting a series of special events around the topic of death and remembrance.
Events will begin on Wednesday 8th May with an exhibition in the museum’s graveyard garden. How Do You Want To Be Remembered?, created by the Lettering Arts Trust, will present a time capsule of memorials, showing how lives can be remembered with sensitive design and beautiful lettering.
A free audio tour will accompany the exhibition, with thoughts from poets, writers and historians on the subject. The exhibition and tour will run until Sunday 12th May.
On Saturday 11th May, there will be a film screening of David Lowery’s A Ghost Story, taking a look at love and grief. Also on the Saturday, there will be a stone letter carving demonstration on the front lawns.
Finally, on Sunday 12th May, there will be a pair of talks by Dr Romany Reagan and Michele Woodger. Dead Man’s Party: Celebration vs Solemnity in Victorian Garden Cemeteries will look at what cemeteries mean to their communities; and Of the Moment: Memorial architecture in the 21st century takes a look at the ‘memorial industry’.
When: 8th – 12th May 2019
Where: The Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA
£: Tickets for talks and screenings cost £8 – £10. Other events are free.
More info: www.geffrye-museum.org.uk