Victorian Do-gooders Online Talk – Jewellery Quarter Research Trust

In partnership with Everything to Everybody and Norman Bartlam of TNT, the Jewellery Quarter Research Trust presents a selection of short films about Victorian Do-gooders buried at Key Hill Cemetery. A different film for each day of Birmingham Heritage Week. Discover how George Dawson (Non-conformist minister and founder of the Shakespeare Memorial Library), Marie Bethel-Beauclerc ... Read more


JQ Heritage Projects – Instagram Live

As part of Birmingham Heritage Week, a live session from Activity Programme Managers for two of the Jewellery Quarter heritage projects – Kate from Townscape Heritage and Josie from JQ Cemeteries. They will be giving the latest updates on their projects, including the buildings which are undergoing extensive restoration works and the ongoing improvement works ... Read more


Online Talk -Pet Cemetery: Loving and Losing Animals, 1880-1948

An online talk by Dr Julie-Marie Strange looking at the fascinating history of commercial pet cemeteries and pet bereavement from 1880-1948. Tickets are free but booking is required. Ticket holders will be sent a link and password to join the zoom session on the day of the talk. The commercial pet cemetery was established in ... Read more


Online Talk – Victorian Do-Gooders

Discover how George Dawson and his associates changed Birmingham for the better and how this influenced social reform on a national scale with Louise Deakin and Doug Wilks from Jewellery Quarter Research Trust. The Jewellery Quarter Research Trust have been working with the Everything to Everybody project, looking at the role of George Dawson in ... Read more


Online talk – Traditions of Death and Burial

A FREE Online talk with Dr Helen Frisby exploring the fascinating traditions which have surrounded death, grief and burial from ancient times to the present day. Death has been a source of grief and uncertainty for humanity throughout history, but it has also inspired a plethora of fascinating traditions. The covering of mirrors to prevent ... Read more


Online Talk – A History of Key Hill & of Key Hill House

A free online talk about James Watt's first Birmingham home, the history of Key Hill House and the surrounding area. Key Hill sits on the edge of what remained in the latter part of the 18th century of Birmingham Heath. Its history reflects the history of the heath and of the growing town of Birmingham. ... Read more


2 Visions 2 Legacies Film

A new film from the 2 Visions 2 Legacies project exploring the lives and legacies of Joseph Chamberlain and Warrulan. Watch the new film created by the 2 Visions 2 Legacies co-curators, which explores the lives of two historic figures buried in the Jewellery Quarter – Joseph Chamberlain and Warrulan. Join the co-curators and project ... Read more


Online Talk – George Shaw, a photographic pioneer

A free online talk by Jo Gane about George Shaw, an early photographer who is buried in Key Hill Cemetery George Shaw was one of Birmingham's first photographers and a key member of the emerging professional classes in Victorian Birmingham with a wide ranging network which encompassed his work as a patent agent, chemistry professor ... Read more


JQ Heritage Squad Film Screening

The Jewellery Quarter Heritage Squad are a collective of volunteers who give their time to help the different heritage organisations in the Jewellery Quarter. Led by The Hive, they have worked with Scott Johnston to form the JQ Heritage Film Squad, which explores enjoyment and inclusivity through participatory filmmaking. This film represents a range of ... Read more


Stories from the Stones

Birmingham and Midland Institute 9 Margaret St, Birmingham

An afternoon of talks around memorial recording at the Birmingham & Midland Institute. Join the Celebrating Birmingham’s Burial Grounds Project for an afternoon of talks on subjects around this burial ground mapping and recording projects featuring talks from: - Harold Mytum “Burial Ground Memorials, an Under Appreciated Heritage.” - Josie Wall “From Churchyard to Cemetery, ... Read more


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: