Launch of Cenotaph South

Date & time

Sunday 30 October, 4-5pm


Nunhead Cemetery
Linden Grove
London SE15 3LP

Meet at the Anglican Chapel


Free but please RSVP to


Thanks to the Friends of Nunhead Cemetery

On the eve of Halloween, join literary investigator Chris McCabe to uncover the stories of the lost poets of Nunhead Cemetery and explore the poetic mythology of south London – from Browning and Blake to Barry MacSweeney. Chris will read from his new book Cenotaph South in the semi-ruined Anglican chapel, Nunhead Cemetery, followed by drinks in a local pub. Special edition copies of Cenotaph South will be available to purchase. Dress warmly.

Free but please let us know if you’re coming as limited capacity

I think of the close reading and transfixed husbandry Chris McCabe brings to his task of subtle recovery, his passage among the suburban dead. This is a fine, achieved work, close-woven, elusive, engaged.

Iain Sinclair



Approximate running times 60 minutes (no interval)

Please dress for the weather

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