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An online broadcast of The Owl, The Pussycat and Edward Lear by Don’t Go Into The Cellar, filmed on location in Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries in Birmingham

Enjoy an audience with Mr Edward Lear, King of the Nonsense Rhyme and Loopy Limerick! Allow him to entertain you with tall tales concerning his life and times, the people, flora and fauna he encountered along the way, and his own inimitable philosophy of life. Oh, and a certain owl and a particular pussycat are both guaranteed! Mr Lear will also be talking about some figures from Birmingham’s past who are buried in the cemeteries, whose graves he has come across on his ramble.

Join acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin in this original one-man adaptation, scripted by Jonathan Goodwin and co-directed by Goodwin and Gary Archer. Filmed and edited by Gary Archer.

Proceeds from ticket sales go to supporting Don’t Go Into The Cellar, at a time when many live theatre events have been postponed.

This event will take place as a Youtube premiere and after the film there will be a Live Q&A session with Jonathan Goodwin and Josie Wall from the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project on Zoom. Private links to these events will be sent to ticket holders on the day.


29th April 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 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: