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Rose Villa Tavern
172 Warstone Lane
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6JW United Kingdom
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Join Blue Badge Guide Robin Draper for a unique tour of the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries, in honour of Armistice Day. Both Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries contain stories of war and remembrance- linked to war graves, family memorials and the war memorials in both cemeteries. Learn about soldiers, civilians and the impact of war on the cemeteries themselves.

We’ll meet outside the Rose Villa Tavern and walk across to the cemeteries together for this tour which will take around 90 minutes. Although the paths in the cemeteries have been resurfaced, some of the graves on the tour are away from the paths and so we recommend you wear sturdy footwear. The tour takes place outside so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Places are limited to allow social distancing so please book early to avoid disappointment. If you test positive for Covid-19 or need to self isolate, please contact us to arrange a refund.



11th November 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 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: