19th-20th February 2021
19th-20th February 2021
Tuesday 23rd November at 7pm
This Vigil marks ‘Goose Nght’, the 25th anniversary of the night The Goose revealed ‘The Southwark Mysteries’ and the secret history of Cross Bones to John Crow.
Saturday 23rd October 2021 at 7pm
Sunday 31st October, in The Library of Avalon, Glastonbury, streamed online on Facebook Live
Doors open / pre-show with vibey drones from 7.30pm. Performance commences 7.57pm
Tickets for Online Live Stream available here £4.99 or £3.99 early bird
from the Crossbones October 2021 bulletin by Hej at Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST)
Crossbones Vision detailed design and construction workshops: As explained in the August bulletin, we’re going to host a series of workshops, in collaboration with U+I (who will one day be our new landlord) which will explore how we create our Vision for Crossbones, and help to ensure that contractors working on site do so with sensitivity.
Workshops will be held at Crossbones, Liberty of Southwark or a nearby location. Luke, the landscape architect who many of you will know from the previous workshops a couple of years ago, will be helping to lead them with me and Hen from U+I. Other professionals such as the archaeologists from the MOLA team at the Liberty of Southwark, as well as contractors creating bespoke elements, will be attending for some workshops as well. Refreshments will be provided. An outline of the workshops (exact times in the day TBC) is below:
Friday 5th November, AM: Introduction to the Crossbones Graveyard technical design workshops: Recap on the Crossbones Graveyard Vision and planning documents submitted. Q and A session, especially for new Crossbones supporters. Look at workshop programme and suggest any issues/ topics people would also like to discuss.
Saturday 20th November, PM: Boundaries: new railings, new walls, repairs to the ribboned gates and how, working with Friends of Crossbones, we remove and store ribbons and then reattach them.
Friday 3rd December, AM: Water and electricity. Looking at the location of these new utilities and whether disturbance to the ground may be required. Possible visit next door to see Liberty of Southwark dig – tour with MOLA and Q and A session.
Friday 7th January, AM: Structures on site: new ramps, pergolas and shelters. Description of how they might be built e.g. using sustainable timber, metalwork, etc – artisans we’ll be working with will also be joining us – see below.
January/February TBC: Surfacing. How will create the crack crosses? Possible field trip to see kinds of concrete used in different settings, in London if we can e.g. local walk to Tate.
February TBC: Summary of discussions. Q and A session. Next steps. Look at construction programme.
Please let me know if you’d like to join any of the workshops….bear in mind that spaces are limited and I will be reserving spaces first for our regular Crossbones volunteers. If you are not able to join us, please let me know if there is anything you’d like asked on your behalf. I’ll be sharing notes from the workshops via the bulletin.
Workshops will be topic specific and owing to time constraints, we will not have an opportunity to have broader discussions. If you’d like, for instance, to discuss the Liberty of Southwark development, please contact Hen at U+I directly (see note below).
To register to receive BOST’s free monthly Crossbones bulletins, please email: @firstname.lastname@example.org
The Church’s history with Crossbones Graveyard is usually confined to some distant past. The myth that this is the final resting place of the Winchester Geese, sex workers licensed by the Bishop of Winchester yet denied Christian burial, is just the beginning of a long and complex story. Lucy will bring this story to light, by presenting her PhD research. Which traces this contentious relationship through time to present day.
Lucy has just completed her PhD examining the Crossbones Graveyard in Southwark, London, where she also volunteers and advocates for it’s protection.
Thursday 23rd September 2021 – 6.30pm to late
The Bookery Gallery, 20 Church Street, London NW8 8EP
an evening of spoken word and other delights with
Stephen Micalef, John Crow, Niall McDevitt, Noel Grassy Macken, Mikey Georgeson, Theresa Welsh
compere: Aaron Barschak
John Crow aka John Constable will be performing poems from
‘The Southwark Mysteries’ (inspired by Cross Bones Graveyard)
along with new work from his Glastonbury Cycle