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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 in line with the current government guidance and regulations and with a full risk assessment in place.

 

Upcoming Dates
We are now planning our autumn sessions. As booking for each session opens details will be published alongside each event.  For more information please contact george@cfga.org.uk

 

23rd September 1pm – Longden Road Cemetery, 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.

 

Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project for our Fungi season 2021
All the sessions will focus on how to identify grassland fungi and why burial grounds can be such rich habitats for them. 
These are friendly and informal sessions suitable for complete beginners as well as those wishing to improve their id skills.  If you have any specific access needs please let us know and we will do our best to ensure you are accommodated.
Please book your place via the booking link for each date or contact george@cfga.org.uk
12th October 10:30 – Oswestry Cemetery, Shropshire
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13th October 10.30 – Brandwood End Cemetery, Birmingham
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14th October 10.00 – Landysilio, Powys
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14th October 1:30 – Guilsfield, Powys
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19th October 10.30 – Evencoyd, Herefordshire
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21st October 10.30 – Stoke St Milborough, Shropshire
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26th October 10.30 – Bromfield, Shropshire
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Fungi session in Beulah, Powys.
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