Experimental Life Drawing

Workshop with Jain McKay RBSA Produce exciting life drawings using a variety of materials and approaches. This workshop is suitable for all abilities, including more experienced artists seeking new ideas.   For more information, visit the RBSA’s website  

Improve Your Urban Drawing

Workshop with Ed Isaacs RBSA This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of key drawing skills, involving one day of studio-based drawing and one day of urban sketching along local canals and streets. This workshop is suitable for those with some previous drawing experience.   For more information, visit the RBSA’s website.  

Copy, Proof, Print

Workshop with Eric Gaskell ARBSA Eric will guide you through the steps of drawing a design (what works for print?), cutting a lino tile (which parts do you need to leave?), and proofing prints to create a final print. This workshop is suitable for all abilities, including beginners.   For more information, visit the RBSA’s website.   

Boxia: A Night in the Life Of

BOXIA A NIGHT IN THE LIFE OF TUNNEL CLUB, BIRMINGHAM   For more information, visit the event page.   

Earrings, Pendant or Keyring workshop

Working with silver sheet and wire, learn how to cut out shapes, add textures, patterns or even stamp with words or dates and make either a pair of silver earrings, a pendant or personalised keyring.   For more information, visit the event page.   

Calligraphy Classes With Sheila Smith

Learning Calligraphy Classes and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Learn the key elements of calligraphy and take information away to continue developing your style at home. Some materials will be provided and calligraphy products can be purchased from the Museum shop.   For more information, visit the Pen Museum’s … Read More

Mike Davids Band

An afternoon of live jazz music in a relaxed and welcoming environment. For more information, visit the event page.


BRUNCHIn – A mixture of MUSIC, GAMES, FOOD & DRINK. Sunday 18th August 2019. Stirlings Bar, 21 Ludgate Hill, B3 1DW Times : 15:00pm – 22:00pm. Hosted by: Mr Reload It DJ’S: DJ Demz, DJ Minimyza & DJ Kieron Capo. Food by: Glizzy’s Kitchen. Tickets Available On Shoobs: £8 Early Bird & £12.50 Standard Dress Code: No Hoodies /Tracksuit, No … Read More

Shakedown: Wood and Nails w/ George Gadd

Shakedown is a monthly night at The Actress & Bishop showcasing the best in local live up coming acts like you may have never seen them before, stripped back, shaken down & intimate. This month we are joined by local punk rock gang Wood And Nails with special guest George Gadd – more TBA.   For more information, visit the … Read More

Beautiful Birds

Workshop with Stephanie Redfern RBSA Use your own personal reference material to create layered and stitched textiles exploring birds and their habitat. This workshop is suitable for all abilities, including beginners and those who don’t like to sew!   For more information, visit the RBSA’s website.   

ArtNight: Red Tree

Looking to get creative, meet new people and unwind over a few drinks? Come and discover your inner artist at our “Red Tree”- ArtNight in Birmingham – 19/08/2019 from 19:00 – 21:00 At ArtNight we believe everyone has an inner artist inside of them just waiting to get out! Come and create your own artwork with step-by-step instructions from our … Read More

Pub Quiz at Rose Villa Tavern

Keeping old fashioned with pens and paper and a quiz master! £1 per person, teams up to six and a bar tab prize up for grabs! Plus deals on food, cocktails & beer Keep it simple, you have the whole week ahead of you!   For more information, visit the event page.   

Salsa Mondays

All are welcome from the inexperienced to novice! Class is a cost of £5 each session.   For more information, visit the event page.   

LoCITY Driving

As London grows, so does traffic congestion and air pollution. This has a major and damaging impact on public health. Nearly 9,500 people die early each year in London because of poor air quality. LoCITY Driving features classroom-based modules to help drivers and transport managers save fuel and reduce the environmental impact of commercial vehicles. The training will raise awareness … Read More

Tear, Cut, Fold – Papercutting

Workshop with Clare Pentlow NWA Create something incredible from a humble material. Explore the possibilities of paper through cutting and folding, gain confidence using a scalpel, and learn about different paper traditions from around the world. This workshop is suitable for all abilities.   For more information, visit the RBSA’s website.   

ArtNight: Colourful Owl

Looking for the perfect after-work activity? You want to get creative again and try something new? Then the classic ArtNight is exactly the right choice for you. Whether you come alone or together with a group of friends – you can look forward to a great and unforgettable evening. Our classic ArtNight makes painting beginners and hobby artists equally as … Read More

Workshop Wednesday

Glass fusing with Rachael   You are welcome to pop in and delve into the craft resource box in our Heritage Room and see what you can make every day we are open during the holidays – there are also free heritage activities, trails and quizzes to help you and your children explore our exhibits together. This summer we are … Read More

Explore the Factory Floor: Summer Edition

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter’s atmospheric Factory completely free-flow! No tours necessary! Explore the factory and offices of the Smith & Pepper Company at your own pace with guides along the way who can reveal how the factory worked and answer any questions about our fascinating history. Also take part in our … Read More

Marvellous Mezzotint

Workshop with Martin Maywood, Guest Tutor Receive expert guidance on how to create and print a mezzotint engraving. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced printmakers. Ready-rocked Mezzotint plates will be provided. Guest tutor, Martin Maywood, is an experienced mezzotint artist. He is well practiced in traditional mezzotint engraving and has also developed some new alternative ways of … Read More

Family Poetry Workshop

One of the Jewellery Quarter’s hidden treasures has been awarded a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to encourage more people to visit it – and we want you to be involved. The workshops of the JW Evans Silver Factory are crammed with intricate tools and presses, preserved as though the workers have just clocked off for the day. … Read More

New Material Night @1000 Trades

The Kamikaze Club present our monthly new material night at the 1000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter. As ever it’s free entry. This month we have 6 great acts trying out new material for your ears and eyes: Good Kids Chris Okse Oxenbury Laura Wright Adam Hawker Phil Badger Smith Lars Kascha   For more information, visit the event page.  … Read More

LatinMotion Wednesdays Cuban SALSA Classes & Social

Weekly Wednesday Cuban Salsa & Rueda classes & social in Birmingham. Come and check it out for yourselves every week. Join us with ★ FREE ADMISSION ★ for the Social dancing from 10pm-midnight… Classes running from 8pm as usual (£6 for 1hr, or £8 for both) + Free introductory beginners classes for NEW beginners too :D Dancing is a great … Read More

ImpressArt Event

Join us as experienced jeweller Janet Royle explains metal stamping techniques and demonstrates ImpressArt products. In these sessions you will be learning how to use ImpressArt tools and metal stamping techniques to make personalised jewellery pieces. Plus you will be shown how to make stamped rings, key fob pendants and bangles. You will also be able to create your own … Read More

Painting Portraits in Oils for Beginners

Receive an introduction to portrait oil painting by learning about the basic palette, how to start a painting, facial proportions, and how to bring life to a portrait. This workshop is designed for beginners but suitable for intermediates seeking a ‘refresher’.   For more information, visit the RBSA’s website.   

Family Fun Day

Join our Learning Officer for a fun filled afternoon at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter! Take a family friendly guided tour of the Smith & Pepper jewellery factory and then enjoy a fun craft activity in our Education Space.   For more information, visit the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter’s website.  


The incredibly talented Basil Gabbidon is a founder member and lead guitarist of the renowned STEEL PULSE, writing and performing many of their hits. GABBIDON is Basil’s band made up from many of the major players from the Reggae scene in Birmingham & the West Midlands. They perform some of the greatest reggae anthems known to mankind in tonight’s show … Read More

An evening inspired by Studio Ghibli

In August 2019, The Vangaurd returns with it’s sellout event “An evening inspired by Studio Ghibli” For our forth event, we are hoping to take our events to the next step. Hoping for out 4th sellout show, we are taking all the stops to give you another great Ghibli experience that even Hayao Miyazaki himself would be proud of! We … Read More

Evening Tour with Prosecco

Spend a special evening at the Coffin Works, with an atmospheric tour of the museum. Join us for a glass of prosecco and exclusive screening of documentary films highlighting new areas of collections research before your tour. The Coffin Works Factory was opened by the Newman Brothers in 1894 to produce coffin fittings, renowned for their quality which made them … Read More

Thousand Trades with Carl Chinn

Brum Tours will take you on an exciting journey of discovery. Here you’ll hear about the City of a Thousand Trades and the origins of the Jewellery Quarter. Starting at the Rose Villa Tavern, Professor Carl Chinn take will tell you about the development of the City of a 1000 trades for about an hour and then take you on … Read More

MRC JQ Run #12

5/10km run/jog around the Jewellery Quarter & beyond followed by a beer or two. All abilities welcome. Had to change to 4th Thurs of month due to “Captain, Leader, Legend” Neil being away on 15/08/19.   For more information, visit the event page.   

Birmingham’s Summer Femme Lesbian Mingles

Fancy some summer loving in the Midlands? Let the sun shine with like-minded women at Birmingham’s only femme singles night. This event will give you the best opportunity to get to know a room full of other fabulous women just like you. The night will take place in our private area in the fabulous Stirling’s Bar on Thursday 22nd August … Read More

Quiz Night at The Lord Clifden

Every Thursday at The Lord Clifden is quiz night.   £2pp // Cash Prize // 10 week Quiz League // 8:30pm   For more information, visit the event page.   

Solid Soul

Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians – always a popular choice at the Jam House – featuring classic James Brown, Motown, and even Hendrix & Kravitz   For more information, visit the Jam House’s website.   

Modern Faces at The Church

See Modern Faces and Rachel Elizabeth at the Church Inn   For more information, visit the event page.   

Silver Bangle Workshop

Using lots of jewellery making techniques from forming to soldering, adding texture and finishing spend some time with us and make a silver bangle to wear home. You can add texture, patterns or even personalise with names or dates. Held in our beautiful workshop in the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Your workshop includes all materials and plenty of tea, coffee & … Read More

Face Masks

Workshop with Paul Brown RBSA Receive an introduction to sculpting from life. You will learn how to work from a model to produce a portrait mask in air-drying clay. This workshop is suitable for all abilities.   For more information, visit the RBSA’s website.   

Quick Portraits and Portrait Demonstration

With John Davenport RBSA and Francesca Currie RBSA John will be in the Gallery sketching quick portraits of visitors. Booking essential, and there is a suggested donation of £10 To find out more about the Quick Portraits and to book please visit website  Drop in and see Francesca demonstrate her portrait painting. This part of the event is free and … Read More

Power Ballad Brunch

Whether it’s Heart or Celine, Mariah or Whitney, Bon Jovi or Bryan Adams, Impossible Things Entertainment are bringing the POWER BALLADS to the party, with this air grab of a bottomless brunch. Singing-hosts will perfectly pitch your Saturday with songs, lip sync battles, games, quizzes, prizes and bottomless bubbles. You really ‘don’t wanna miss a thing!’ We’ll see you there … Read More

Bank Holiday Party

Join us this Bank Holiday for our Summer Party! We’ll be serving our infamous 180 Club chicken wings, mouth watering dirty fries and and TWO Exclusive Bulleit Bourbon Iced Teas! All this and more in our gloriously sunny courtyard! Don;t worry, if the weather goes ‘British’ on us we’ll move the party to the bar! Entry is FREE!! Tell your … Read More

Tasting Event :: Cigar & Whisky Matching

The Whisky Club & Davidoff Cigars invite you to an afternoon of whisky and cigar tasting. Learn about this progressive cigar importer while tasting through two matched whiskies to a high-quality Davidioff cigar. This is an outdoor event and hopefully being August the weather will be quite nice, however as this is the UK anticipate that the weather might be … Read More

5 Years of CDOB Academy Celebrations

5 years Celebration Capoeira CDOB Academy This year so far has being an amazing year for our group, and now is time for celebration as we have our own Capoeira Academy now for 5 years, its been really hard work but every single day has been worthwhile, everyone is welcome to celebrate with us, a afternoon of Berimbau workshop & … Read More

Solid Soul

Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians – always a popular choice at the Jam House – featuring classic James Brown, Motown, and even Hendrix & Kravitz   For more information, visit the Jam House’s website.   

Motown Motion

Motown Motion will be performing some of your favourite motown classics live @ Acapella! FREE ENTRY! Motown Motion are a Birmingham-based Motown band comprised of Annabel and Yola on lead vocals, Rob on vocals, bass and keys and Pete on guitar. With each show designed to give each vocalist equal time in the spotlight they perform duets like IT TAKES … Read More

Silver Stacking Rings Workshop

In this class you will be shown step by step how to make yourself 3 pretty sterling silver stacking rings to take home with you!   For more information, visit the event page.   

Lifest – 19

Our biggest event of the year is back! Join us on 25th August for more Live music, Comedy, Street food, DJ’s, silly outfits and more! – This year hosted by our special guest MC Kacie Merryweather we’ve got the best in local live acts as well as a few cheeky up coming comedy acts to spice things up nicely! Plus … Read More

Mike Davids Band

An afternoon of live jazz music in a relaxed and welcoming environment. For more information, visit the event page.