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Sessions & Events

 
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.
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.

 

All sessions are free of charge, anyone is welcome to book on.

 

COVID-19 (posted 31/03/2021)
We are planning sessions for the late spring and summer in line with the current government guidance and regulations and with a full risk assessment in place.

 

Upcoming Dates
As booking for each session opens details will be published alongside each event.  For more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk
 
18th May – Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham – Monuments Recording
A practical workshop on recording monuments in Warstone Lane Cemetery in the Jewellery Quarter with the Celebrating Birmingham’s Burial Ground Project.  Burial grounds are full of stories, join us to explore and record this important resource of Birmingham’s social history. Places are limited and must be booked.  Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

20th May – Shrewsbury, Shropshire – Monument Recording
Burial grounds are the chronicles of our communities. They tell us about lives long lived and those cut tragically short, of disaster, illness and immigration of fashion and wealth. These places are full of stories.
Join us in recording the inscriptions and details of the memorials in the Old Cemetery on Longden Road Shrewsbury and help create a valuable social history archive of the lives of Shrewsbury’s residents from the 1850s on.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

22nd May – Doddington, Shropshire –  Monument Recording 
A practical introduction into how and why record monuments in St John’s churchyard Doddington with the Beautiful Burial Ground Project. Places are limited and must be booked.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

22nd May  – Cressage, Shropshire – How & Why make Biological Records
How to make your wildlife sightings contribute to how we understand biodiversity nationally.  Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and ecologist Mark Duffell at this workshop to learn how to make records of wildlife sightings (plant and animal) and submit to national recording schemes to help track patterns in wildlife behavior and population fluctuations.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

9th June – Dartmouth, Devon – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants. 
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with local expert Hannah Gibbons.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills. 
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

10th June – Ashburton, Devon – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants. 
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with local expert Hannah Gibbons.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills. 
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

10th June – Buckland-in-the-Moor, Devon – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants. 
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with local expert Hannah Gibbons.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills. 
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

11th June – Tonbridge, Kent

 

15th June – Shrewsbury, Shropshire – Monument Recording
Burial grounds are the chronicles of our communities. They tell us about lives long lived and those cut tragically short, of disaster, illness and immigration of fashion and wealth. These places are full of stories.
Join us in recording the inscriptions and details of the memorials in the Old Cemetery on Longden Road Shrewsbury and help create a valuable social history archive of the lives of Shrewsbury’s residents from the 1850s on.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

16th June – Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants.
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with an expert from Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills. Places are free but limited so must be booked.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

16th June – Sydenham, Oxfordshire – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants.
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with an expert from Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills. Places are free but limited so must be booked.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

17th June – Appleton, Oxfordshire – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants.
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with an expert from Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills. Places are free but limited so must be booked.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

17th June – Watchfield, Wiltshire – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants.
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with an expert from Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre at Westmill Woodland Burial Ground.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills. Places are free but limited so must be booked.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

22nd June – Cusop, Herefordshire – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants.
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills. Places are free but limited so must be booked.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.
 
22nd June – Clifford, Herefordshire – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants.
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills. Places are free but limited so must be booked.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.
 
24th June – Peakirk, Cambridgeshire – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants.
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with plant expert Sarah Lambert.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.
 
29th June – Burrington, Shropshire – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants.
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

30th June – Ulverston, Cumbria – Why Burial Grounds have Great Potential for Biodiversity – Evening talk at Ulverston Parish Church.
 
1st July – Ulverston, Cumbria – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants. 
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with local expert Stuart Colgate.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills. 
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

1st July – Osmotherley, Cumbria –Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants. 
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with local expert Stuart Colgate.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills. 
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

6th July – Tarrington Herefordshire – Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants.
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills.

 

8th July – Drax, Yorkshire – Introduction to Burial Ground Wildlife.
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and explore the wildlife of St Peter’s and St Paul’s Churchyard with ecologist Louise Hill.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills.

 

8th July – Finningley,  Yorkshire -Learn to Identify Wildflowers and Plants.
Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and learn to identify wildflowers and plants with ecologist Louise Hill.  This is a friendly and informal session suitable for beginners as well as those wishing to refresh or improve their skills.

 

15th July – Shrewsbury, Shropshire – Monument Recording
Burial grounds are the chronicles of our communities. They tell us about lives long lived and those cut tragically short, of disaster, illness and immigration of fashion and wealth. These places are full of stories.
Join us in recording the inscriptions and details of the memorials in the Old Cemetery on Longden Road Shrewsbury and help create a valuable social history archive of the lives of Shrewsbury’s residents from the 1850s on.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.

 

10th August – Shrewsbury, Shropshire – Monument Recording
Burial grounds are the chronicles of our communities. They tell us about lives long lived and those cut tragically short, of disaster, illness and immigration of fashion and wealth. These places are full of stories.
Join us in recording the inscriptions and details of the memorials in the Old Cemetery on Longden Road Shrewsbury and help create a valuable social history archive of the lives of Shrewsbury’s residents from the 1850s on.
Please book your place via Eventbrite here for more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk.
Fungi session in Beulah, Powys.
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