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Crossbones Festival 23rd June 5:00pm – 8.30pm
A celebration of Crossbones Graveyard, the work inspired by it and the garden of remembrance on the site of the paupers’ burial ground. 23rd June is St John’s Eve, the traditional Midsummer festival. It also marks the 145th consecutive monthly Vigil held by Friends of Crossbones, following 12 years of vigils held every single month.
This will be a scaled-down version of last year’s Festival, featuring a guided tour of the site, informal performances of poetry and song, and a simple participatory ceremony to rededicate the garden and to remember those buried there.
Hosted by John Constable, the ‘Bard of Southwark’, who first revealed the secrets of Crossbones in The Southwark Mysteries, his epic cycle of poems and plays. With George of Bermondsey, who immortalised Crossbones in song, and his band Gentlefolk, and opportunities for audience members to perform poems, songs or brief testimonies of how Crossbones has changed their lives.