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

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Buddleia Busters

Warstone Lane Cemetery Vyse Street, Birmingham

The jewellery quarter cemeteries are rich in biodiversity and natural habitats, but not all the plants which grow there are suitable for the environment. Buddleia has a reputation for being loved by butterflies, but also has many downsides – it’s not a native plant, and it can be extremely destructive thanks to it’s habit of ... Read more

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Fungi Walk

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

Free fungi walk, an introduction to the wonderful world of mushrooms in the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries with expert guide Lukas Large This free walk is funded by the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries project in partnership with National Lottery Heritage Fund, Birmingham City Council and Jewellery Quarter Development Trust. Lukas Large, Natural Science Curator from Birmingham Museums ... Read more

Free

Buddleia Busters

Warstone Lane Cemetery Vyse Street, Birmingham

The jewellery quarter cemeteries are rich in biodiversity and natural habitats, but not all the plants which grow there are suitable for the environment. Buddleia has a reputation for being loved by butterflies, but also has many downsides – it’s not a native plant, and it can be extremely destructive thanks to it’s habit of ... Read more

Free

Buddleia Busters

Warstone Lane Cemetery Vyse Street, Birmingham

The jewellery quarter cemeteries are rich in biodiversity and natural habitats, but not all the plants which grow there are suitable for the environment. Buddleia has a reputation for being loved by butterflies, but also has many downsides – it’s not a native plant, and it can be extremely destructive thanks to it’s habit of ... Read more

Free

Key Hill Catacombs Tours

Key Hill Cemetery Key Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands

Unique hard hat tour inside Birmingham's oldest catacombs, learn about how they were built and see the interior architecture. The Catacombs in Key Hill Cemetery are the oldest in Birmingham and are a unique architectural structure which became the final resting place for many Birmingham families. The exterior of the catacombs underwent repairs in 2019-2020 ... Read more

£3

Pumpkin Spectacular

Warstone Lane Cemetery Vyse Street, Birmingham

After the success of last year's pilot event, we are so excited to be able to welcome everyone to Warstone Lane Cemetery to see the pumpkin display in person this year! Missed the video from last year? Check it out here!   Carve a pumpkin, drop it off, and then see it lit up in ... Read more

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Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries at War Tour

Rose Villa Tavern 172 Warstone Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands

Join Blue Badge Guide Robin Draper for a unique tour of the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries, in honour of Armistice Day. Both Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries contain stories of war and remembrance- linked to war graves, family memorials and the war memorials in both cemeteries. Learn about soldiers, civilians and the impact of war ... Read more

£5

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

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Christmas Classics at the Catacombs

Warstone Lane Cemetery Vyse Street, Birmingham

Join Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project and Voice of the Town Choir for a Christmas celebration in the catacombs circle at Warstone Lane Cemetery. Voice of the Town is a contemporary choir which performs some of the very best material from Soul, Gospel, RnB, Latin/Jazz, Pop and Rock genres, complete with exciting and bespoke arrangements consisting ... Read more

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Jewellery Quarter Gothic Walking Tour

Warstone Lane Cemetery Vyse Street, Birmingham

We’re exploring the Gothic side of the Jewellery Quarter with tour guide Ian Braisby, who’ll be leading a walking tour that takes in two Victorian Cemeteries (with tales of the cruel realities of life in 19th century Birmingham) plus some of the darker landmarks around the Jewellery Quarter – including sites of murder and execution. ... Read more

£20

Key Hill Snowflake Trail

Key Hill Cemetery Key Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands

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 ... Read more

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Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project

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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:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diamonds-in-the-rough-tour-tickets-251264879017

#lgbthistory #valentinesday #birmingham #jewelleryquarter #jewelleryquarterbirmingham #cemetery #tour #birminghamheritage
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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
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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
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On 25th November 2021, Olivia Swinscoe @oliviagracephoto ran a photography workshop for Year 10 pupils from City Academy @corecity_acad. The group were each given a disposable camera with 27 shots, to capture themes of life and death such as 'movement and stillness', 'light and shadow' and 'public cemetery, private grief' while exploring Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries.
This video contains just a selection of the best photos taken by Year 10.
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This project is possible because of funding from: