Waking The Dead is an app that brings the hidden geniuses buried in Kensal Green Cemetery to life. The app will help you discover local, national and world history through this innovative project commissioned by the Octavia Foundation, and curated, photographed, recorded and narrated by local young people.
The app will help you navigate this scenic cemetery with 3 bespoke walks: Makers of The Modern World, Creators of Carnival and Rebels and Scandal. You can also enjoy the wealth of audiovisual content and the stories of these remarkable figures remotely, browsing the app by theme, and learn about Kensal Green itself, one of the Great Seven London Cemeteries.
Some of those buried here, such as Charles Babbage or Harold Pinter are already world famous figures. Some others are responsible for the unique flavour and legacy of the local community. And some will surprise you with their remarkable stories that history has forgotten.
Get Waking the Dead and unearth our fascinating past!
- Octavia Foundation
- 80.5 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © Octavia Foundation, 2017. Heritage Lottery Fund, 2017
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.