Acoustic Afternoon

Warstone Lane Cemetery Vyse Street, Birmingham

The catacombs at Warstone Lane cemetery are a fantastic venue for events with the circular walls forming a sheltered space with great acoustics. We are filling them with music on a sunny Saturday afternoon. After 18 months of restrictions on live music, we thought this would be a fun way to help local artists to ... 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

Kathleen Dayus and other Jewellery Quarter Gems Tour

The Pig and Tail 12-13 Albion St, Birmingham, West Midlands

Join us for a guided tour and talk about the life and times of local author Kathleen Dayus. This is a residents only event. Join us for a guided tour and talk about the life and times of local author Kathleen Dayus. Discover the Jewellery Quarter as described in her memoirs of growing up on ... Read more

Free

Unburied Treasures

Key Hill Cemetery Key Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands

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 ... Read more

£3

Unburied Treasures

Key Hill Cemetery Key Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands

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 ... Read more

£3

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

Kathleen Dayus and other Jewellery Quarter Gems Tour

The Pig and Tail 12-13 Albion St, Birmingham, West Midlands

Join us for a guided tour and talk about the life and times of local author Kathleen Dayus. Join us for a guided tour and talk about the life and times of local author Kathleen Dayus. Discover the Jewellery Quarter as described in her memoirs of growing up on Camden Street in the early 1900s ... 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

JQ Hands-On Conservation Workshop

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

Join Matt Faber from conservation specialists Oliver Architecture, for a hands-on workshop where you will get the opportunity to use traditional building materials including lime mortar. Learn about historic buildings, materials and conservation methods by exploring the local architecture with Matt and the Jewellery Quarter heritage teams, followed up by a practical session in Warstone ... 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

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project

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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!
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