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Key Hill Cemetery
Key Hill
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 5AH United Kingdom

Christmas is just around the corner, and we’ll all be looking to celebrate in socially distanced and COVID safe ways.
Wrap up warm and take a wintery walk around Key Hill, hunting for snowflakes and crunching through a blanket of fallen leaves!
The cemetery has undergone extensive restoration this year including path resurfacing and drainage improvements, so there are plenty of buggy friendly routes and no muddy puddles.

Our snowflake trail has been made with wooden snowflakes and natural cordage (no plastic here) which will decorate areas of Key Hill Cemetery for you to discover.
After you visit the snowflakes at Key Hill Cemetery you can then choose one snowflake to take home with you to put on your Christmas tree. You can even decorate it with paint or other embellishments if you are feeling crafty!

We’d love to see where they end up, so share a photo of your snowflake with us on social media using #JQSnowflakes. If you can’t join us in person – don’t worry – we’ll be recording a video too!

This event is FREE and open to all, but please remember to make room for others on the trail and keep a safe distance for people outside of your household/bubble.

There are no handwashing or toilet facilities in the cemetery, so please bring hand sanitiser. The nearest public toilet is on Vyse St, about a 5 minute walk away.
The cemetery is accessible from the Key Hill and Icknield Street gates and is open 24/7. Please be aware that there is no lighting in the cemetery, so we do not recommend visiting after dusk.

The event will run from December 12th to December 21st and the cemetery and snowflake trail will be checked periodically, but if you encounter any issues, please email josie.wall@jqdt.org to let us know.


12th December 2020 @ 9:00 am
21st December 2020 @ 4:00 pm
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Josie Wall

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project


We had an amazing day yesterday at the @jqbid #jqfestival collaborating with @jo_gane1 @suslifeuk @dontgointothecellar and of course the @friendskeyhillwarstonelanecem meeting so many amazing people

We couldn't have done it without everyone's help, including loads of support behind the scenes from @bhamcitycouncil @coffin_works @thehivejq and all the amazing #JQHeritageSquad volunteers.

Now we need to sleep for a week but then we'll be buzzing with ideas for 2023!

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

This project is possible because of funding from: