The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park work closely with a number of social, educational and arts organisations to deliver our services.

In particular, we are proud to host a number of major visiting festivals, including Shuffle Festival and Depart Circus. Such events have showcased sculptures, films, drama, circus, musical events, and we have even had a restaurant in a tree house! We also champion the arts, including art installations such as Endangered 13 and appointing a Poet in Residence.

Do you want to partner with us or put on an event? Please do not hesitate to get in touch.  

Please contact us at the earliest possible planning stage. We have an Artistic Policy [PDF] which guides on what we believe is appropriate and respectful to take place in a Closed Cemetery, and you will need to liaise fully with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Arts and Events Team regarding site hire, licensing and health and safety.

We are excited to welcome local artist, Louise Hildreth, as our Artist in Residence. Louise will be spending time researching the heritage aspects as well as the plant and wildlife, conservation and park management and will be working with our local community and volunteers through art workshops.

The Friends are delighted to announce that Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park’s 2018 Poet in Residence is Nelson Brooks. Each month, Nelson will release a topical poem inspired by the cemetery park. Click on the heading to find out more about Nelson and read his poems to date.

We are proud to collaborate with Endangered 13 and bring visual interest and awareness of endangered species to the railway arches of Ackroyd Drive. Here are a few examples, make sure you go and check them out.

Each year, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is the unique venue for this extraordinary outdoor science festival.

In June 2016, we were host to the spectacular Depart Circus, as part of the pan-London LIFT Festival.

Horticultural therapy offering recovery for people and places through grounds maintenance, wildflower garden and allotment builds.

Setpoint London East

An educational charity providing hands-on workshops that aim to inspire young people about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

The East London History Society work closely and passionately with The Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park to document the park’s history and research the lives of the people buried here.

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is the landowner of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park and aim to reduce youth offending, and increase accessibility to the arts and events.