Abbey Late: Exploring memorials

Abbey Late: Exploring memorials

Date Time Location Price
Wednesday, 18th October 2023 4.30pm - 7.00pm The Abbey Included in the price of admission Buy Abbey tickets

Unravel the layers of meaning behind these timeless tributes in the Abbey.

Poetry: Memory and history

Hear poet Bella Cox perform poems based on themes such as Commonwealth, migration and music. Bella will also be be talking to visitors in the Abbey to find out what the the Abbey means to them. 
  • Location: Poets’ Corner
  • Time: Throughout the evening

Decode our memorials

Explore the Abbey and focus on a few chosen memorials in order to decode the symbols and meaning behind them. Every part of a memorial - from who commissioned it, to how big it is, to the inscription - has been chosen for a reason. Discover why, what and who on this trail around the Abbey.
  • Location: Look out for signs around the Abbey
  • Time: Throughout the evening

Create your own memorial statue

Pose with our props and take a photo to represent yourself, your family and friends. What story will you tell about yourself in your memorial statue?
  • Location: Nave
  • Time: Throughout the evening

Memory tree

Write an inscription dedicated to to a person you think deserves a memorial inside the Abbey - why should they be remembered and how does their life inspire you today?
  • Location: Nave
  • Time: Throughout the evening

Prices and entry

  • Adult - £13
  • Child - £6

Last entry is at 6.00pm, but the Abbey will remain open until 7.00pm.

Dignity season

This event forms part of our Dignity season, which focuses on the inherent value of every individual as given by God. As people created in the image of God, these events give us a chance to connect with the past, engage with the present, and shape a future where dignity and respect prevail.