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Wild Norwood: Trees and the Afterlife / Glowing Cemetery (in partnership with West Norwood Cemetery)
Sunday, 10th December 2023, 13:30 - 18:00
Wild Norwood: Trees and the Afterlife 1.30pm – 3pm
FREE guided walk exploring the cultural and mythological beliefs surrounding the magnificent trees in the cemetery led by well-known London tree expert, Greg Packman. This walk will explore aspects of the cultural and mythological beliefs on trees, looking at how beliefs around trees and the afterlife shaped many practices around death that still have relevance today. Book your tickets here
Wild Norwood: Glowing Cemetery 2pm – 6pm
In honour of our annual Glowing Garden event which sadly cannot run this year due to the continuing building works at the SLBI, in partnership with West Norwood Cemetery we will be having a ‘Glowing Cemetery’. When we arrive back at the entrance to the cemetery after the ‘Trees and the Afterlife’ walk, we will find the Glowing Cemetery Festive Fair in full swing, with Morris dancers, stalls, free activities and carol singing.
‘Make your own pine cone bird feeder’ (FREE ACTIVITY): stop by our stall and ‘make your own pine cone bird feeder’ to help our feathered friends through the colder winter months. Drop-in anytime between 2pm – 5pm.
About Wild Norwood
Wild Norwood is a community festival, a celebration of nature in an urban, inner London borough. It is now in it’s 5th year and this year the theme will be TREES. There will be FREE family activities and attractions between Sunday 26th November to Sunday 10th December. View the full programme.
(Image of West Norwood Cemetery from Lambeth.gov.uk)