Events

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Reflect and Remember: East Cemetery Late Opening - All Saints’ Evening

Thursday 1 November 2018 £4Book now

All Saints' Day is for the general commemoration of those who have gone before us. Many grave-owners at Highgate Cemetery already place candles on their grave around this date and this late opening will provide a wider opportunity for reflection and remembrance.

“Votes For Women”

Tuesday 20 November 2018 £8Book now

A talk by Elizabeth Crawford

Elizabeth Crawford will talk on the history of the women’s suffrage movement from its beginnings in 1866 until 1928, when all women were granted the parliamentary vote. While discussing the countrywide campaign Elizabeth will also consider: Who were the women – and men – of north London who played their part? Where did they live? Where did they hold their meetings? What tactics did they employ? Were these constitutional or militant? And are the graves of any those associated with the campaign to be found in Highgate Cemetery?
Elizabeth Crawford is an independent researcher and author of a number of books on the women’s suffrage movement – including The Women’s Suffrage Movement: a reference guide, Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary, and Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists. She is also the owner of ‘Woman and Her Sphere’, a business specialising in selling antiquarian books, pamphlets, postcards and ephemera by and about women.
The photograph is by Tony Baggett/Shutterstock.com of Emmeline Pankhust’s statue in Victoria Tower Gardens by Arthur George Walker and Herbert Baker.
Emmeline Pankhurst is buried in Brompton Cemetery, but her two sons are in the East Cemetery at Highgate.

Doors open 7pm. Ticket includes a glass of wine or soft drink.

Gothic London

Thursday 13 December 2018 £8Book now

A talk by Clive Bloom

Enter the fog-filled streets of late Victorian London. This is the capital as imagined by the insane: a world of nightmares, a gothic landscape  of dark alleys, cemeteries, docks and cobbled streets where Dr Jekyll mixes with Jack the Ripper and  anarchists sip absinthe with Dorian Gray and Dracula! Here are opium dens next to the haunts of assassins, black magicians and serial killers. Come to the London of the fin de siecle and meet the writers, poets and strange eccentrics who made the capital seem so weird, perverse and disturbing. 

Described by The Times as a polymath, Clive Bloom is Emeritus Professor of English & American Studies at Middlesex University and a best-selling author and publisher.

Doors open at 7pm. Ticket includes a glass of wine or soft drink.