Friday 28 October, 7.00 to 9.00pm
Embark on an evening’s exploration of our shared mortality at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Inspired by the 3,000 year Mexican tradition, Dias de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) discover how other cultures have dealt with death over the centuries, and consider how contemporary culture views it with a range of activities…and a free cocktail.
Death Trail: Discover fascinating, often highly personal and creative responses to death from different peoples across the globe in a trail around the galleries.
Bones and Burial: Chat to experts to find out how we learn about people’s lives from their skeletons. Plus meet the people running Sacred Stones, Cambridge’s new resting place for remains, inspired by the ancient burial mounds of our prehistoric ancestors.
Photographing Death: Artist, Sue Jones, will be on hand to discuss her photographic work of human remains in Museum collections.
Day of the Dead Altar: Take part in drop-in crafts throughout the evening. Make a Dias de los Muertos inspired ornament for your home and a tissue flower to add to the Museum’s traditional Day of the Dead altar installation run in partnership with the Mexican Society of Cambridge.
With a ‘death themed’ playlist and a cash bar.
Ticket includes a free themed cocktail upon arrival and
Day of the Dead themed chocolate treats from Chocolat Chocolat
18+ only, cash bar available until 8.45pm