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Campo Santo

13/05/2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Discover more about death in the Jewellery Quarter with two special tours, a picnic and a ‘Death over Drinks’ discussion!

Campo Santo starts with an interactive audio tour of Warstone Lane Cemetery led by ITZATNA Arts, which compares and contrasts Victorian and 20th century customs around death, burials and memorials, and looks at ideas shared between Mexico and the UK.

Then join in a cemetery picnic, a tradition practised in both Victorian Birmingham and contemporary Mexico, with food created by Birmingham-based Chef and Visual Artist Alfredo Hau of ITZATNA Arts.

The picnic will be followed by an informal conversation over cake and hot drinks facilitated by BrumYODO. We’ll be looking at ideas sparked by the tour and our own experiences around death and dying.

The last stop for the day will be The Coffin Works Museum, which preserves the contents of the former Newman Brothers’ Coffin Fittings Manufactory. The visit includes a short tour of the historic Stamp Shop, with a machinery demonstration of the original Victorian drop stamps.


1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Warstone Lane Cemetry
Vyse Street
Birmingham,, B18 6LJ
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