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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 of
the Jewellery Quarter’s fascinating historic buildings and landmarks. Curated by Artist Ed Isaacs in
collaboration with the Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage Project, Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries Project
and the RBSA Gallery.

Urban Sketching is a fascinating way of exploring a neighbourhood and recording your travels and where better to have a go than Birmingham’s renowned Jewellery Quarter. Here you will find buildings and streets full of character and an area with a unique industrial heritage.

Key Hill Cemetery by Ed Isaacs
Warstone Lane Cemetery Lodge by Ed Isaacs

This leaflet contains 5 suggested sketching locations and loads of tips and tricks for urban sketching.
Download your copy and get started today!

Urban Sketching gallery

Ed Isaacs ran some walks around the Jewellery Quarter in 2020, here are some of the images to inspire you

Sketches of the Chamberlain clock, Warstone Lane Lodge and Key Hill Cemetery
Sketching outside Alabaster and Wilson
Key Hill Cemetery
Ed Isaacs and a sketching group
Sketches of Frederick Street and St Paul’s Square
The Old Fire Station

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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This project is possible because of funding from: