November 13, 2015 – November 20, 2015
Gathering in the restored Victorian Gothic mortuary chapels and at gravesides, participants in this free event (part of the national Being Human Festival) will hear the remarkable history of Cathays Cemetery, the UK’s third largest. Working with Cardiff City Council, actors and musicians will bring the history of this unique site to life through presentations of stories about those buried in the cemetery.
These ‘Graveyard voices’ span the Victorian era well into the 20th century and range from the rich, heroic or esteemed to the profoundly tragic and emblematic. This event will feature a preview of the Cathays Cemetery podcasts due to be launched on 14 November. An open discussion about the cemetery and participants’ personal relationship to it will take place after the heritage walk.
November 14, 2015 – November 14, 2015
Zen Room, ATriuM
Through a fruitful partnership with Cardiff City Council, the University of South Wales (USW) has produced a range of public performance work across the city. Working closely with the Council’s Cemeteries and Bereavement services, USW has brought ‘history to life’ with performers creating short scenes relating to the fascinating stories of the people buried in the Cathays Cemetery.
This free event (part of the national Being Human Festival) will consolidate these popular heritage walks with a live audio performance that will re-create the sounds and stories of the cemetery and feature the launch of a series of anywhere, any time heritage walk podcasts. In addition to the performance, the event will feature presentations and an open discussion on the multiple histories and futures of the cemetery.
November 13, 2015 – November 13, 2015
ATRiuM Theatre, CA B004