A Workshop with Carla Valentine
Saturday 5th October 2019 from 3:00 till 6:00 pm

No household should be without a “cemeterrarium” - a self-sustaining miniature representation of a graveyard. Pathologist and mortician Carla Valentine will guide you through building your own micro-necropolis housed in an elegant glass dome. Discover which plants are suitable for terrariums and find out how to craft tiny tombstones out of sculpey clay, to transform bare twigs into miniature trees and to populate your diminutive garden of rest with a host of macabre models. All materials will be provided at this workshop and you'll go home with your own pocket-sized cemetery.

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Carla Valentine
Carla Valentine is a writer, broadcaster and Senior Anatomical Pathology Technologist (Mortuary Technician or ‘Mortician’). She is currently the Technical Curator of a QMUL’s pathology museum, restoring the 5000 anatomical specimens to their former glory and teasing stories from the dead in a different way. She organises events to showcase the collection, teaches students, and conserves anatomical specimens every day. Her book “Post Mortems” is published by Sphere. You can currently see her in ‘Obesity: the Post Mortem’ on BBC iPlayer and ‘Fatberg Autopsy’ on 4OD.

The Venue - Bromptoon Cemetery