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Invisible City

1st July - 30th Sept 2023

Willesden Jewish Cemetery (United Synagogue)
Beaconsfield Road
NW10 2JE

Disabled parking can be pre-booked. Paths around the cemetery are uneven in places. Full access info on the Cemetery website.


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Invisible city graphic

Immerse yourself in an evocative sound piece as you explore 21 acres of tranquil memorial landscape. Walk the cemetery paths, or find a bench in the heart of the site and lose yourself in a world of reminiscence and stories.

The House of Life Heritage Centre at Willesden Jewish Cemetery is offering a chance to take part in a free unique sensory experience – Invisible City.

Originally commissioned for the Brent Biennial 2020, they are bringing it back exclusively for Collective Rhythms.

A tree-lined walk in the cemetery
About the work

FOR NOW’s Susanna Grant and Joey Morris produced the 24-minute listening experience. They say they were inspired by Italo Calvino’s novel “Invisible Cities” to build a sonic city, full of life and stories that will wash over the cemetery as the listener wanders its expanses.

Invisible City transports you to a land of memory. Arthur, the cemetery foreman, accompanied by a chorus of relatives and people from around Willesden, draws you in.

Access and taking part info

Download the audio from the Willesden Jewish Cemetery website and plan your visit.

The Cemetery grounds are open at the following times

Sunday to Thursday (summer) 8.00 – 17.00
Friday (summer) 8.00 – 17.00
Saturday & Jewish Festivals – Closed
Public Holidays 10.00 – 14.00

Head to their website for guidance on getting to, and spending time at, the cemetery.

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