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Sun, 13 Feb



Diamonds in the Rough

An immersive walking tour through two of Birmingham's historic cemeteries, looking for and disovering its LGBTQ+ permanenet residents

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Diamonds in the Rough
Diamonds in the Rough

Time & Location

13 Feb 2022, 11:00 – 13:00

Birmingham, Key Hill, Birmingham B18 5AH, UK

About the event

Who are Birmingham's Diamonds in the Rough?

Right in heart of the U.K's jewellery trade, where over 40% of  the country's bling is produced, Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries  have been receiving the Birmingham dead since the 1830s - and amidst the  thousands of Brummies buried there until the 1980s, are notable LGBTQ+  lives.

Lives that have historically been hidden, ignored or kept  hush-hush. In the 21st century we want to celebrate and reclaim these  lives by honouring the people who lived and loved in a way that wasn't  acceptable to the society in which they lived. Following on from other successful LGBTQ cemetery explorations in Brompton and Arnos Vale cemeteries, join historians Sheldon K. Goodman and Sacha Coward of Cemetery Club with the Jewellery Quarter Cemetery Project for Diamonds in the Rough!'

Throwing a queer spotlight on some remarkable LGBTQ people in  these historic places of rest for LGBT History Month, through  storytelling and live performance!

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