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 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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