We’re creating a community tapestry artwork of a field of poppies, help us stamp dog tags to add the names of the fallen from the cemeteries
We’ve been working with Woolly Mammoth and over 250 poppy stitchers across Birmingham to create a community tapestry artwork, which commemorates the war dead of the JQ Cemeteries and all those killed in conflict around the world. Learn more here.
The cemeteries both contain war memorials, commonwealth war graves and family graves which commemorate service personnel killed in WWI and WWII, as well as graves belonging to civilians killed by bombing raids on Birmingham. We are creating a field of poppies, but we’d also like to add dog tags with those names on them before the artwork is assembled ready for it’s debut this summer.
Because of lockdown our stitchers were all sent kits in the post, but now we have the opportunity to come together and hand stamp the dog tags.
The process is very quick – you’ll get a demo from an experienced stamper and then a chance to make a dog tag for the tapestry.
No experience necessary. This activity is suitable for adults and children over the age of 8 years with adult supervision.
In order to prevent overcrowding, we’re assigning 30 minute time slots for groups of 5 people and asking everyone to book via eventbrite.
The activity will take place outside in Warstone Lane Cemetery – next to the war memorial (close to the gate on Warstone Lane), look for the black gazebo.
Wednesday 13th April – 10am, 10.30am and 11am
Friday 15th April – 10am, 10.30am and 11am
Saturday 17th April – 11am, 11.30am, 12noon and 12.30pm
If these timeslots get filled, more may be added on other days.
We’ll be ensuring that social distancing guidelines are followed to keep everyone safe. If you have any symptoms of Covid-19 please let us know so we can cancel your ticket. If you are travelling from outside the Jewellery Quarter please walk, cycle or use your own vehicle if possible. Face coverings are required on public transport.
During the Easter holidays we also have a variety of self-guided trails available, which can be downloaded from our website or pick up a paper copy after your stamping workshop.
(Saturday) 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Warstone Lane Cemetery
Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6LJ
Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries ProjectThis £2.3 million restoration to Key Hill and Warstone Lane cemeteries is funded through a partnership between Birmingham City Council, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust. The works will include extensive restoration work undertaken to the catacombs, boundary walls, footpaths, drainage and email@example.com Post: Studio 508F, The Big Peg, 120 Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6NF