Friday, 12 September 2014

Event sold out


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 via Eventbrite

NB: Please note that as this is an event where numbers are strictly limited, there will be no tickets available on the door.


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.

Lloyd Shepherd has written three novels, all set in Regency London, all dealing with the darkest corners of England's Imperial past. He will explore the gothic landscapes of nighttime Covent Garden, Hell-Fire Clubs and Southwark burial grounds, as featured in his latest novel, Savage Magic.

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

THIS EVENT HAS NOW PASSED AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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.






Thursday, 19 December 2013

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SOLD OUT 

THE DISSENTERS' CHAPEL AT KENSAL GREEN CEMETERY


Join writers Kate Mayfield, Wendy Wallace and Essie Fox for a candle-literary evening in the historic Dissenters' Chapel at Kensal Green cemetery. We'll be talking about the chapel and grounds, the influence of the ancient Egyptians on the Victorian way of death - our sense of mortality and the afterlife - and a somewhat more exotic dissenter once interred in the chapel's catacombs.

Gin punch and 'funeral' biscuits will be served.