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Key Hill Cemetery
Key Hill
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 5AH United Kingdom
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Christmas is just around the corner, and our snowflake trail is back for a 2nd year!
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 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.

This event is FREE and open to all..

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 18th to January 4th 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.

Want to know more? Watch the video we made for last year’s event! The main difference this year is that we have over 200 snowflakes this time and we’ve leaving the trail up until the new year to give you more time to go hunting!


18th December 2021
January 4
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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: