It Gets Lighter From Here – 3 Commissions from JQBID, JQTH Project and JQ Cemeteries

The Jewellery Quarter BID and sister projects JQ Townscape Heritage and JQ Cemeteries Project, are offering a total of 3 video commissions for a value of £250 each as part of a West Midlands wide initiative spearheaded by Culture Central. On the 21st of December, the shortest day of the year and the last Monday before Christmas, ... 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

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Key Hill Cemetery Snowflake Trail

Key Hill Cemetery Key Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands

Christmas is just around the corner, and we'll all be looking to celebrate in socially distanced and COVID safe ways. 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 this year including path resurfacing and drainage ... Read more

Free

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

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Grave Gardeners

Warstone Lane Cemetery Vyse Street, Birmingham

Look after the cemeteries and help make them a haven for wildlife with native flowers and make the green spaces on your doorstep beautiful. We'll be sowing native wildflower seeds and planting spring bulbs including daffodils and wild garlic in Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries. Socially distanced volunteering with timeslots to ensure everyone interacts ... Read more

JQ Poppies Project – Dog tag stamping workshop

Warstone Lane Cemetery Vyse Street, Birmingham

We've been working with Woolly Mammoth and over 250 poppy stitchers across Birmingham to create a community tapestry artwork, which commemorates the war dead of the JQ Cemeteries and all those killed in conflict around the world. Learn more here. The cemeteries both contain war memorials, commonwealth war graves and family graves which commemorate service ... Read more

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Community Litter Pick

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

After the success of our community litter picks last year - we're bringing them back now that lockdown is starting to ease, and as always we’ll be following social distancing guidelines to make sure everyone stays safe! We’ll be meeting outside The JQBID booth on The Big Peg on Golden Square each time to pick ... Read more

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Guided Tour – Introduction to Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries

Rose Villa Tavern 172 Warstone Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands

Join Dennis Cluley, who has been working in the Jewellery Quarter since 2007, for an informative evening tour exploring Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries, a fun way to end the work day! A fantastic chance to explore the newly restored cemeteries and learn about famous faces from Birmingham past who found their final resting ... Read more

The Owl, The Pussycat and Edward Lear – Online Event

An online broadcast of The Owl, The Pussycat and Edward Lear by Don't Go Into The Cellar, filmed on location in Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries in Birmingham Enjoy an audience with Mr Edward Lear, King of the Nonsense Rhyme and Loopy Limerick! Allow him to entertain you with tall tales concerning his life ... Read more

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Dawn Chorus Walk – Key Hill Cemetery

Key Hill Cemetery Key Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands

Join the Celebrating Birmingham’s Burial Grounds project and discover which birds make their homes in the magnificent Jewellery Quarter Cemetery of Key Hill with this early morning dawn chorus walk, led by expert guides from The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and Black Country. The event will be held in a socially distanced, covid safe manner ... Read more

Free

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

Free

Grave Gardeners

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

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

Free

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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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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