London death festival features weird coffins

A festival of death is hardly a morose event when it involves coffins shaped like lions and a puppet show about a guinea pig’s death titled “Goodbye Mr. Muffin.” That’s why an exhibition examining the great unknown is called “Death: Southbank Centre’s Festival for the Living.”

One of the exhibition’s many events is a display of coffin art, but these caskets are far from what you’d see in Dracula’s castle. Strange coffins — including a dumpster, a guitar and a Mercedes — were created by Ghana’s Pa Joe workshop and Britain’s Crazy Coffins. Take a look:


View Photo Gallery: A London festival takes a lighter look at life and death with an exhibition of quirky bespoke coffins. “Death: Southbank Centre’s Festival for the Living” includes “Boxed,” a coffin art exhibition that takes place Jan. 20-29.

Maura Judkis covers culture, food, and the arts for the Weekend section and Going Out Guide.

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