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Tales of Ritual and Remembrance – a ‘candle-literary’ event at The Coffin Works

Posted August 18th, 2014 by Suzanne Carter with No Comments


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
NB Eventbrite charge a very small booking fee.

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