Friday, 12 September 2014

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES...





Hidden beneath the oak-beamed roof of St Thomas' church in historic  Southwark, you will find a 300 year-old garret once used by St Thomas' apothecary for the storage and curing of the herbs that were used for medicinal purposes.







Some wards of St Thomas' hospital were built around this baroque church, and connected to the garret itself is the Old Operating Theatre - the only such theatre to survive from the 19th century, complete with its wooden operating table and also the observation stands from which spectators and medical students could witness the surgery being performed. 




We hope you will join us at Halloween for a somewhat less gruesome entertainment ~ though perhaps we might raise a scream or two with our Tales of Death, Dread and Destiny, and some spine-tingling musical interludes, when the Memento Moriatas appear at the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret .

Tickets are £13 each, which includes a good medicinal dose of our special Halloween Blood Punch ~ free access to see all the amazing exhibits on show in the Herb Garret museum ~ and a seat in the Operating Theatre itself, which is where the main event takes place. 

For a good stirring dollop of Hubble and Bubble, join us on Friday October 31st, from 6.30 ~ 8.30pm.


Tickets are now available via Eventbrite.


Saturday, 30 August 2014

THE MEMENTO MORIATAS AT THE MANCHESTER GOTHIC FESTIVAL






The Memento Moriatas are delighted to be travelling to Manchester to take part in the Gothic Festival in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University's Centre for Gothic Studies. 

Kate Mayfield will be discussing her memoir, The Undertaker's Daughter, in which she describes her fascinating and decidedly gothic childhood in a Kentucky funeral home.

Essie Fox will talk about gothic themes that run through her dark Victorian novels, relating landscapes - both real and psychological - in the worlds of literature and art. 

Kirsten Morrison is a professional singer and composer whose haunting and gloriously gothic music often features on Radio and TV. 


For more information from Manchester Metropolitan university please see this link.


Tickets are £5 each and are available via Eventbrite





Monday, 18 August 2014



THE MEMENTO MORIATAS AT THE BIRMINGHAM COFFIN WORKS





Join an undertaker (Brian Parsons), an undertaker's daughter (Kate Mayfield), and a Victorian gothic novelist (Essie Fox) for a fascinating candle-literary evening which is taking place on October 8th in the Shroud Room of the newly restored Coffin Works in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter. 

All three authors will be presenting illustrated talks about  ~


The history of Coffins, their fittings and related ephemera.


The experience of being a child who was raised in a Kentucky funeral home.


The 'death cult' of the widowed Queen  Victoria ~ and how that compared to the destiny of the Maharani, Jindan Kaur. When East meets West, in grave or fire.


Wine and light refreshments will be served and are included in the ticket price


BOOKING DETAILS VIA EVENTBRITE

NB Eventbrite charge a very small booking fee.