Event Date November 13, 2015 – November 20, 2015
Location – Cathays Cemetery
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.
As Being Human Festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets comes to our events. To make sure we have a full house we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.