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Key Hill Cemetery
Key Hill
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 5AH United Kingdom
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Working in conjunction with The Bone Ensemble, creating a unique performance tour experience, uncovering stories from the Jewellery Quarter

Working in conjunction with The Bone Ensemble, we are creating a unique performance tour experience, uncovering stories from the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries. Meet figures from Birmingham’s past beside their resting places in Warstone Lane and Key Hill Cemeteries, as brought to life by costumed volunteers, storytelling and live music.

This performance is a socially distanced piece of promenade performance – the audience will move between stops on the tour route, encountering vignettes and characters from history along the way.

There are opportunities for the audience to become part of the story and learn more about Birmingham figures, both well-known and often overlooked, plus the rich history of the cemetery landscapes.

Tours will begin at Key Hill cemetery and last around 1.5 hours. Social distancing rules will be followed throughout the performance; booking is essential due to limited numbers of tickets.

Access information:

The paths in both cemeteries have been recently resurfaced to provide level access from Vyse St, Icknield St, Pitsford St (Warstone Lane Cemetery) and Icknield St and Key Hill (Key Hill Cemetery), but some of the tour locations will involve crossing onto grassed areas which can be uneven. A digital copy of the script will be available for people with hearing impairments. There are no toilet facilities in the cemeteries, the public toilet on Vyse Street is now open to the public again. Please contact us by email josie.wall@jqdt.org if you have any concerns or additional access requirements.


Due to Covid-19 there are limited places for this event. If you find you can no longer attend please let us know so we can reimburse you and offer your place to someone else.

We will keep attendee details for 21 days after the event in case they are needed for NHS track and trace.


September 19 @ 2:00 pm
September 20 @ 6:00 pm
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Josie Wall

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project

This project is possible because of funding from: