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Quarter Quiz

A fun introduction to the JQ Cemeteries and JQ Townscape Heritage projects with immersive VR experiences and a quiz to test your knowledge from the comfort of your home!

How to take Part

1. Watch Jewellery Quarter Talk Show

Join Ruth and Cecilia, students from BCU School of Jewellery, as they chat to Kate and Josie from two heritage projects which are happening in the Jewellery Quarter and learn more about the fascinating history of the area.

2. Explore Virtual Reality Experiences

JQ Townscape Heritage and JQ Cemeteries have worked with ScanTech Digital to create interactive experiences which allow users to explore the Alabaster & Wilson jewellery factory and Key Hill Cemetery in vivid detail. Can be used on your mobile, computer or VR headset for a fully immersive experience!

3. Take the Quarter Quiz

Use the quiz in conjunction with the VR tours to encourage deeper exploration. We recommend that you have the VR tours open while you take the quiz.

Brochures

If you enjoyed this talk show and taking part in these activities, there are loads of other interesting places to visit and learn about in the Jewellery Quarter.

You can download these beautifully illustrated brochures for free, also created by Ruth and Cecilia.
Available in English and Mandarin Chinese. The brochures contain colour illustrations so the files are large – we recommend waiting until you have access to Wi-Fi to download them.

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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This project is possible because of funding from: