JQ Fusions 2016 dates announced with spotlight on local businesses

Following on from the resounding success of last year, we are delighted to announce that JQ Fusions is returning in 2017. 

The first in the new series will see Bridal Outlet, The Wedding Quarter, team up with high-quality jewellery workshop, QuarterWorkshop, for an evening perfect for all brides-to-be. Guests will be taught the art of choosing the perfect dress while being shown how they can craft their own special rings.

Bringing the best of what the Jewellery Quarter has to offer to the fore, JQ fusions combines two Jewellery Quarter based businesses every month in one-off events to showcase their work. Organised by the JQBID (Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District), the Fusion events have already taken the JQ by storm, giving residents and visitors a way to experience the best that each business has to offer in a fun and sociable way while encouraging businesses to get creative with their professions.

 

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Dale Hollinshead giving a demonstration at the very first JQ Fusions in August 2016.

In the series first year, Dale’s Hairdressing salon (now Hazel & Haydn) was full to the brim in August with people learning how to weave flowers into their hair with the help of In Bloom Flowers, and the Artful Expressions studio played host to Two Towers Brewery in September, giving people the opportunity to purchase engraved tankards from which to drink their JQ brewed beer.

David-Louis Hendley of Artful Expressions and Mark Pressdee Macoy of Two Towers enjoying a craft ale from their official tankards created especially for their Fusion event.

David-Louis Hendley of Artful Expressions and Mark Pressdee Macoy of Two Towers enjoying a craft ale from their official tankards created especially for their Fusion event.

The next event in the series brought together bar and gallery Ana Rocha with Pure Joy Fitness, where visitors enjoyed a Spanish palette of sangria and tapas whilst watching pole dancing fitness demonstrations by students of Pure Joy. November’s offering saw popular neighbourhood bar, 1000 Trades and award-winning barbers, Barberology, celebrate Movember with a blend craft beer with the art of manscaping. 1000 Trades staff gave advice on craft beers with tasters while Barberology offered free haircuts and shaves with proceeds going to November.

Visitors in St Paul's Gallery in December's Fusions event.

Visitors in St Paul’s Gallery in December’s Fusions event.

St Paul’s Gallery and Rock & Roll Brewery rounded out the year with a lively 70’s rock night. Featuring the sounds of Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and more; Rock & Roll Brewery served locally brewed craft beer while guests explored St Paul’s renowned album art cover prints collection.

 

For more information about these JQ Fusions events head over to our Whats On or click below.

For brides to be, Wedding Quarter and Quarter Workshop                            Book Now 1st February 2017
1st March 2017
5th April 2017
3rd May 2017
7th June 2017
5th July 2017
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