Waking the Dead
Funded by £76,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Waking the Dead will focus on Kensal Green Cemetery and the local community surrounding it. It will explore its history through short films, a youth-led art exhibition, recording oral histories and a bespoke smartphone app. All these will be produced by talented young people keen to get the experience they need to break into media and heritage jobs.
Kensal Green Cemetery, or ‘All Souls’ as it is also known, is a treasure trove of local and global history. It is the final resting place of a diverse mix of characters that reads like a Who’s Who of times gone by, including Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Lady Jane Franklin, Wilkie Collins, Harold Pinter, Anthony Trollope, William Makepeace Thackeray and local heroes like Duke Vin, Count Suckle and Russ Henderson.
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Kensal Green Cemetery
London W10 4RA
Open 9am - 5pm
Kensal Green Cemetery was opened in 1833 and comprises 72 acres of grounds, including two conservation areas, adjoining the Grand Union Canal. The cemetery is located in the London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, and its main entrance is located on Harrow Road (near to the junction with Ladbroke Grove and Chamberlayne Road).