Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Key Hill Cemetery Open Days 2009

The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery are holding 2 open days this weekend, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September at Key Hill Cemetery, Birmingham. These days are being held in conjunction with the ArtsFest.
On Saturday the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Michael Wilkes will officially open the event at 10.00 am, and will unveil a memorial to industrialist and engineer Joseph Tangye.
At 1.00pm a theatre group will enact playlets from Shakespeare.
At 2.00 pm medieval choir Stella Maris will be performing.
On Sunday a pigeon liberation will take place, mini-cameras on the pigeons will take photographs as they return to their lofts, as part of an ArtsFest collage.

On both days there will be Cemetery Tours and the usual stalls.

The Friends of Key Hill have now taken the nearby Warstone Lane Cemetery under their wing, thus providing both a valuable preservation service and history resource for these cemeteries in the Jewellery Quarter.

See for more information on the groups work.