As part of the festival the exhibition 'Boxed: Fabulous Coffins from UK and Ghana' is a vibrant collection of bespoke coffins from the famous Pa Joe workshop in Ghana and Crazy Coffins in Nottingham on show in the foyers of the Royal Festival Hall. What beauties!
The exhibition is open until the 29th of January.
|Made from solid elm, this egg shaped coffin was designed for a woman who plans to be buried in a foetal position as a symbol and celebration of birth and reincarnation.|
|specially created to commemorate an exhibition of 'Crazy Coffins' in Cork, The Corkscrew imagines what a wine connoisseur may wish to be buried in|
|The family of a teenage boy, killed in a domestic accident, chose to bury him in a replica of the guitar he loved.|
|John Gratton-Fisher, a building contractor, plans to be buried in a skip in celebration of his livelihood.|
|This is a replica of a coffin commisioned by the family of an eleven year old boy, tragically a victim of a skateboarding accident , in memory of the skateboard he loved playing on every day.|
|Commissioned by a former aurenautical engineer Malcolm Brocklehurst. He requested that the plane's wings and wheels could detach so that the 'coffin' could fit into his local crematorium.|