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The Pig and Tail
12-13 Albion St
Birmingham, West Midlands B1 3ED United Kingdom
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Join us for a guided tour and talk about the life and times of local author Kathleen Dayus. This is a residents only event.

Join us for a guided tour and talk about the life and times of local author Kathleen Dayus. Discover the Jewellery Quarter as described in her memoirs of growing up on Camden Street in the early 1900s when the Pig & Tail was then known as George and the Dragon.

This tour combines archive photos of the area with historic information as well as excerpts from Kathleen Dayus’ novels. Please bring weather-appropriate footwear and clothing.

Tickets are free but limited, please book ahead. The meeting point is outside the doors of The Pig & Tail pub.

This event is part of Birmingham Heritage Week and is brought to you by the Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage project, Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries project and Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District.

Please note, this event is only for Jewellery Quarter residents. If you’re not a resident but would like to attend, please book onto the tour on 16th September which is open to everyone!


11th September 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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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:

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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: