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The Big Peg
The Big Peg, 120 Vyse Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B14 4LD United Kingdom
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This free walk is funded by the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries project in partnership with National Lottery Heritage Fund, Birmingham City Council and Jewellery Quarter Development Trust.

Lukas Large, Natural Science Curator from Birmingham Museums Trust will lead you around the cemeteries, with chances to learn about the wonderful world of fungi and why they are so important.

This guided walk will last up to 2 hours and may include walking on uneven ground, because the best fungi might not be near the pathways. What we look at will vary according to the season and where the walk takes us. We will meet outside The Big Peg and then walk over to the cemeteries together.

This walk is FREE but places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. This event takes place outside and social distancing will be encouraged, but you may want to bring a face covering or mask to wear during the session to allow the group to gather closer to the fungi.

Details

Date:
26th September 2021
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fungi-walk-tickets-172763047927

Organiser

Josie Wall
Phone:
01212332814

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project

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Join Sheldon K Goodman and
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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

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You can see this fox in his den anytime during the window trail. We can't wait for his on camera debut!
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