Emma Fox of Manchester Guided Tours will lead people around the cemetery visiting the graves of some of Manchester's most notable creative types.
Opened in 1879 Southern Cemetery is the largest municipal cemetery in the UK. Many renowned creative Mancunians are buried in the cemetery, including artist LS Lowry RA, and the founder of the Royal Exchange Theatre Michael Elliot.
The cemetery also provides the final resting place for Manchester music legends Rob Gretton, Joy Division / New Order manager, Martin Hannett, creator of the Manchester sound, as well as 'Mr Manchester' himself, Tony Wilson, whose grave is marked with a headstone designed by Peter Saville and Ben Kelly.
The tours will tell the also stories of those renowned in the fields of sculpture, music, photography, poetry and television.
THIS TOUR IS PART OF CHORLTON ARTS FESTIVAL
Read about Emma's other cemetery tour in the Manchester Evening News
NB £1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the Friends of Southern Cemetery
Where do we meet?
Meet inside the main cemetery gates on Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, M21 7GL. These are opposite James Hilton Memorials, 245d Barlow Moor Road, M21 7QL. NB do not meet at the crematorium. Please arrive a few minutes early.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
No, the tour is suitable for anyone able to walk and stand for two hours on paths and grass.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
The cemetery gates will be locked, as it is a Sunday, but there is plenty of parking available in the side roads opposite the cemetery.
The 104 and 101 buses go along Princess Parkway from where it is only a short walk along Barlow Moor Road to the cemetery.
The 23 and 23A go along Barlow Moor Road between Didsbury and Chorlton. You can get the Metrolink to Chorlton, walk round the corner onto Barlow Moor Road to the bus stop by Max Spielmann to catch the 23. It's a 4 minute journey. Get off at Aldermary Road.
There are railings suitable for locking your bike to.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact Emma Fox on 07500 774 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, Emma will have your name on a list.
Who are Manchester Guided Tours ?
We are the largest group of qualified, insured, professional Manchester Green Badge and North West Blue Badge tourist guides working in Manchester.
Find out more at our website.