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Sessions & Events

This page links you to sessions and events for two projects (see more below).
Sessions can be seen month by month on our Events Calendar .
All sessions are free of charge, anyone is welcome to book on.

 

 

The Beautiful Burial Ground Project aims to inspire, engage and support interest groups, communities and individuals to learn about, research and survey the biodiversity and heritage of their local burial grounds.  We aim to do this by offering a range of training sessions and events. Please see the project page for more details.

This year we will be running Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants sessions in;

Cornwall  – Gwenapp, Kenwyn         
Surrey – Effingham           
Essex – Wimbish                   
Devon – Teignmouth, Kenn, Littleham
South London – Croydon    
Suffolk – Bardwell

Booking links will be added here when booking for these sessions open 


Celebrating Birmingham’s Burial Grounds Project focusses on five burial grounds in Birmingham, exploring their social history and architectural heritage by recording the details of the monuments onto a bespoke digital map.  Please look out for the monument recording sessions and other events connected to the project. Find out more from the project page.

Each month there are recording sessions in each of the four burial grounds we are currently working in.   There are also data entry sessions for each site where we add the collected information on to the digital maps to create a searchable archive for that burial ground.  Times of he sessions vary to accommodate as many people who want to take part as possible.

Please click in the links below for more information and booking.

Evening Talk – Recording Burial Ground Biodiversity and History,

The Important Role of Burial Grounds in our Communities Today.
Wednesday 30th March, 7pm. Free entry, no booking required.
St Mary’s Church, Hamstead Road, Handsworth

Brandwood End Cemetery Sessions
Entering Records onto the map sessions at Moseley Exchange

Handsworth Churchyard Session
Entering Records onto the map sessions at Handsworth Library

Key Hill Cemetery Sessions
Warstone Lane Cemetery Sessions
Entering records on to the Jewellery Quarter Maps (not yet open for booking)

There are additional Bioblitz and other biodiversity events taking place.  Please take a look at our Events Calendar for more details.

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