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Warstone Lane Cemetery
Vyse Street
Birmingham, B18 6LJ United Kingdom
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The jewellery quarter cemeteries are rich in biodiversity and natural habitats, but not all the plants which grow there are suitable for the environment.
Buddleia has a reputation for being loved by butterflies, but also has many downsides – it’s not a native plant, and it can be extremely destructive thanks to it’s habit of growing out of walls, grave monuments and other inappropriate locations.

During September and October we are working with Sustainable Life to remove buddleia from Warstone Lane cemetery where it is becoming very invasive, so that we can plant native fruit trees and bushes instead – which will be less destructive and offer better wildlife habits.

In these practical and hands on sessions we’ll be learning how to recognise buddleia (and other invasive plants), how to safely prune them back and working with Birmingham City Council to get the cut branches cleared away for mulching. No experience necessary, all training and equipment is provided. This session takes place outside and social distancing will be observed.

We’ll be in the cemetery every Thursday from 2nd September til 7th October from 3pm til 6pm. You don’t have to come for the whole session, or commit to coming every week. If you are interested in helping us, please email josie.wall@jqdt.org to sign up.


9th September 2021
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Josie Wall

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project


We are very excited about 'Diamonds in the Rough' a unique tour with storytelling & live performance, exploring queer history in the JQ Cemeteries for LGBT History Month.
Join Sheldon K Goodman and
Sacha Coward from @thecemeteryclub
on 12th-14th February:

#lgbthistory #valentinesday #birmingham #jewelleryquarter #jewelleryquarterbirmingham #cemetery #tour #birminghamheritage

Released to celebrate the Winter Solstice 2021, this video explores some of the nocturnal animals which make the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries their home. They might be hard to spot, but we can often see the traces they leave behind.

Emily Doyle @oldbort is a multidisciplinary visual artist who moved to the Jewellery Quarter as a student in 2015 and never left. Her practice focuses on the biological, looking for comfort in the physicality that connects us all during changing times. Throughout lockdown, Warstone Lane and Key Hill Cemeteries have been a source of inspiration and respite for Emily and the sites have shaped her creative output through 2020 and 2021, Like many, she has found the JQ Cemeteries to be a place of grounding and reflection.

Sustainability is at the forefront of Emily's work. The textile sculptures in this film were all made using reclaimed textiles, including some sourced through Scrapstore Birmingham.

This film commission was funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, Birmingham City Council and Jewellery Quarter Development Trust

#cemetery #cemeterywildlife #fox #crochet #jewelleryquarterbirmingham

The star of the final @oldbort cemeyery seasons film of the year, which drops on 21st December has taken up residence right next to the @jqbid Christmas window at the Big Peg!
You can see this fox in his den anytime during the window trail. We can't wait for his on camera debut!
#crochet #creative #jewelleryquarter #birmingham #christmaswindow #jqchristmas #cemeterywildlife

This project is possible because of funding from: