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


The Snowflake Trail is over now until Christmas 2023.
120 of you took a Snowflake home for your own tree and 40 people left a message for a loved one on our memory tree. Thank you for visiting and making this event so special
#JQChristmas #keyhillcemetery

The Snowflake Trail is back for a 3rd year in Key Hill Cemetery and the weather laid on some real snow for us too!

The trail is free and open to everyone from 18th December until 1st January. Wrap up warm and explore, hunting for wooden snowflakes which hang from some of the trees forming a trail around the cemetery. Add the name of your loved one to our memory tree using the stars and snowflakes provided. Choose a decorative snowflake from the trail to take home for your own tree.

Please take care while walking as paths may be slippery in snowy, icy oe wet conditions. Please visit during daylight hours only.

Share your photos of your snowflake on your tree at home and tag us!

Key Hill Cemetery too far to travel? There are also snowflake trails at Lodge Hill Cemetery (18th Dec- 24th Dec), Lodge Hill Cemetery (18th Dec- 24th Dec) and Sutton Coldfield Crematorium (19th Dec - 24th Dec).

This project is possible because of funding from: