Grave Gardeners

The Big Peg The Big Peg, 120 Vyse Street, Birmingham

Look after the cemeteries, make them beautiful and help create a haven for wildlife with native flowers. We’ll be clearing the fallen leaves and branches from last year and planting woodland plants including Primroses in Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries. As always we’ll be following social distancing guidelines to make sure everyone stays safe! ... Read more

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In Memoriam – with flag making workshop

Warstone Lane Cemetery Vyse Street, Birmingham

Covid-19 has presented a unique challenge for people experiencing grief and wishing to remember those who have died during the pandemic, because we have had to place restrictions on our usual rituals around death including funerals, wakes and memorial services in order to keep everyone safe. BrumYODO and Birmingham Hippodrome are bringing In Memoriam to Birmingham– an open-air ... Read more

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JQ Poppies Unveiled

Warstone Lane Cemetery Vyse Street, Birmingham

Earlier this year we worked with Woolly Mammoth Stitch Works and over 300 school children and volunteers to commemorate people and animals from all wars and all nations killed in conflict, with a particular focus on those whose stories can be traced back to Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries in the Jewellery Quarter. We've ... Read more

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Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project

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Calling all fans of nonsense rhyme and looping limerick for a unique online premiere of The Owl, The Pussycat and Edward Lear by @CellarTheatre filmed in Key Hill and Warstone Lane. Tickets £5, Thurs 29th at 6.30pm, followed by Q&A with Jonathan Goodwin
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-owl-the-pussycat-and-edward-lear-online-event-tickets-151486940517
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This week we are starting the next stage of our #JQPoppies community tapestry artwork- making dog tag with names from the war memorials & graves to add to the field of poppies,
Socially distanced outdoor workshops on Tues, Thurs or Sat mornings:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jq-poppies-project-dog-tag-stamping-workshop-tickets-149236375015
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We've been working alongside @jqth_project project with Ruth and Cecilia from @soj_bcu to create fab new resources. Watch our talk show and take the Quarter Quiz which explores two key JQ sites via VR for a chance to win a Made in the JQ enamel badge.
You can also download a beautifully illustrated brochure of their fav JQ places, available in English and Mandarin Chinese
https://cemeteries.jewelleryquarter.net/tours_trails_posts/quarter-quiz/
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Our online talks programme continues on May 6th with an in depth look at Key Hill House - James Watt's 1st Birmingham home, plus the wider history of the house and Key Hill with John Townley and George Demidowicz. Free but booking essential.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-talk-a-history-of-key-hill-of-key-hill-house-tickets-149675019011
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