Jewellery Quarter Colonial Connections

There are two historic cemeteries in the Jewellery Quarter; Key Hill and Warstone Lane. They are the final resting place of over 150,000 people, all with a story to tell….

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Symbolism Guide

Cemeteries are full of art and meaning. Every carved stone and gravestone form can be read like a book, and although many of these meanings are obscure to us now,…

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Urban Sketching Trail

Pick up a sketchbook and a pen or pencil and go urban sketching with this self-guided tour of some ofthe Jewellery Quarter’s fascinating historic buildings and landmarks. Curated by Artist…

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Key Hill Virtual Tour

This Virtual Tour of Key Hill Cemetery was made in partnership with reality capture and virtual tour specialists ScanTech Digital and allows you to explore the cemetery from the comfort of your own…

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Family Trails and Activities

We have produced a range of activities for families to use when they visit the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries. You can look at the images here or download any activity as…

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Tree Trail

The Victorians loved planting interesting trees in cemeteries so they could be a place where people could come to learn about trees and admire unusual specimens including exotic imported species…

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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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