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The Dead Good Death Fair

London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum

29 April 2023 to 29 April 2023 (11:00 - 16:00)


'Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it' - Haruki Murakami Explore what a good death means to you at our alternative death fair! Visit the positive talks tent, explore a range of stallls in the Anglican Chapel, enjoy a historical walking tour of London Road Cemetery and uncover the hidden meanings behind the array of Victorian symbolism found throughout the site, and immerse yourself in a live soundscape by local musician Tim Seeley. FREE | Drop in This event is free of charge and not ticketed. Reserved places on the walking tours are bookable, but some drop in slots are also available on the day. Talks do not require booking, just come along and grab a seat in the tent!

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Venue: London Road Cemetery: Paxton's Arboretum

Designed by famous architect Joseph Paxton, London Road Cemetery is an early example of the Victorian ‘garden cemetery’ movement, developed not only as a burial site but also as a place of natural beauty. The raised promenade and old cemetery entrance have been restored and new interpretation tells the stories of the site’s residents and natural heritage. Those buried in the cemetery include most of the city’s pioneers of transport, especially in the emerging bicycle and car industries.

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Opening Hours

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 06:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Access Facilities

  • dementia friendly
  • relaxed
  • accessible car parking
  • family friendly venue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • age friendly
  • guide dogs welcome
  • assistance-dogs-welcome
The Dead Good Death Fair