Thursday 9th of September

18:30 - 20:00
Theatre
Jack dont go into the cellar

Jack – Victorian theatre with a bite!

Organiser: Coffin Works

Join Inspector Frederick Abberline of Scotland Yard as he examines theories surrounding the true identity of the infamous Saucy Jack, the Whitechapel Horror himself. Adapted from classic stories based around the Ripper theme, including “The Lodger”. Theatrical Victorian storytelling at its finest!

Friday 10th of September

10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 16:00
Exhibition

Spring Hill Library – exhibition

Organiser: Spring Hill Library

Visit Spring Hill Library to see an exhibition of its history and a photographic display by local historian Norman Bartlam. There is also a collection of items made in Ladywood and the Jewellery Quarter on display.

Saturday 11th of September

10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 16:00
Exhibition

Spring Hill Library – exhibition

Organiser: Spring Hill Library

Visit Spring Hill Library to see an exhibition of its history and a photographic display by local historian Norman Bartlam. There is also a collection of items made in Ladywood and the Jewellery Quarter on display.

11:00 - 15:00
Guided Tour

Chain Reactions

Organiser: Quartermasters & JQTH

Quartermasters present their latest team member, a Pashley trike! The trike zine will take its place in the Albion Street Zine library which is part of our Spotlight on the Street project, working with Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage.

16:00 - 18:00
Tour
Kathleen Dayus Tour - JQ

Kathleen Dayus and other Jewellery Quarter Gems Tour – JQ residents only

Organiser: Jewellery Quarter Development Trust

Discover the Jewellery Quarter as described in Kathleen Dayus’ memoirs of growing up on Camden Street in the early 1900s. This tour combines archive photos of the area with historic information as well as excerpts from Kathleen Dayus’ novels.

Sunday 12th of September

13:30 - 15:00 & 16:30 - 18:00
Tour
Unburied Treasure

Unburied Treasure – a unique performance tour

Organiser: Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries project

Working in conjunction with The Bone Ensemble, we are creating a unique performance tour experience, uncovering stories from the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries. Meet figures from Birmingham’s past as brought to life by costumed volunteers, storytelling and live music.

13:30 - 15:30
Guided tour
Discovering Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter

Discovering Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

Organiser: Positively Birmingham

Take the ‘secret canal’ to the Jewellery Quarter and understand how it developed from the Colmore family country estate to a world dominating manufacturing centre. A great introduction to the city and Jewellery Quarter which will be of interest equally to local people and visitors.

Wednesday 15th of September

10:00 - 13:00
Bike ride
Bike ride Chamberlain route

Secret Birmingham Led Bike Ride – The Chamberlain Route

Organiser: Eco Birmingham

Discover some of Birmingham’s hidden history and heritage by bike. Learn about Birmingham’s Mayor Joseph Chamberlain and his legacy, explore the city’s historic Jewellery Quarter, the Roman occupation of Birmingham, as well as the city’s lesser-known model village, Moor Pool.

10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 16:00
Exhibition

Spring Hill Library – exhibition

Organiser: Spring Hill Library

Visit Spring Hill Library to see an exhibition of its history and a photographic display by local historian Norman Bartlam. There is also a collection of items made in Ladywood and the Jewellery Quarter on display.

15:00 - 17:00
Talk & Tour
Banking Hall CBS

Breathing new life into Great Hampton Street

Organiser: JQBID & Cordia Blackswan

Attend a behind the scenes talk and tour on the transformation of one of Birmingham’s most historic streets, Great Hampton Street. Complimentary drink included.

Thursday 16th of September

14:00 - 15:00
Tour
Kathleen Dayus Tour - JQ

Kathleen Dayus and other Jewellery Quarter Gems Tour

Organiser: Jewellery Quarter Development Trust

Discover the Jewellery Quarter as described in Kathleen Dayus’ memoirs of growing up on Camden Street in the early 1900s. This tour combines archive photos of the area with historic information as well as excerpts from Kathleen Dayus’ novels.

18:00 - 19:00 & 19:30 - 20:30
Film
DESIblitz Screenings – From Africa to Britain

From Africa to Britain

Organiser: The Hive

Watch a documentary that recounts personal stories of those who made new lives in Birmingham and the Black Country. The personal accounts reflect on themes of loss, discovery, courage, and often success, broadly highlighting the contribution of the South Asian community on the economic and cultural diversity of the region.

Friday 17th of September

10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 16:00
Exhibition

Spring Hill Library – exhibition

Organiser: Spring Hill Library

Visit Spring Hill Library to see an exhibition of its history and a photographic display by local historian Norman Bartlam. There is also a collection of items made in Ladywood and the Jewellery Quarter on display.

Saturday 18th of September

10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 16:00
Exhibition

Spring Hill Library – exhibition

Organiser: Spring Hill Library

Visit Spring Hill Library to see an exhibition of its history and a photographic display by local historian Norman Bartlam. There is also a collection of items made in Ladywood and the Jewellery Quarter on display.

10:30 - 15:00
Tour

Tracing your ancestors burial in Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery

Organiser: Friends of Key Hill Cemetery and Warstone Lane Cemetery

Trace your ancestors burial. Volunteers are able to assist and aid your family history with a burial plot number for Key Hill Cemetery and Warstone Lane Cemetery at the information and sales stall in Warstone Lane Cemetery.

11:00 - 12:00
Tour

Free Taster Tour of Warstone Lane Cemetery

Organiser: Friends of Key Hill Cemetery and Warstone Lane Cemetery

Join a walking history tour of Warstone Lane Cemetery, including the unique tiered catacombs and the residents who rest in this Church of England Cemetery.

11:00 - 12:30
Tour

Victorian Activists

Organiser: Roundhouse Birmingham

Birmingham has a strong history of activism. This tour introduces Victorian Brummies who fought hard for societal change. For centuries activism has brought about social change, and never has this been more at the forefront of our thoughts than during this past year.

12:00 - 13:00
Tour
Extraordinary Women

Extraordinary Women

Organiser: Coffin Works

Join us for a special tour focusing on the extraordinary women who worked for Newman Brothers, their contribution to Birmingham’s history and industry, but also the personal stories of how they ‘made a living out of dying’.

13:00, 14:00 & 15:00
Tour
Key Hill catacombs tour

Key Hill Catacombs Hard Hat Tour

Organiser: Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries project

Learn about how the catacombs were built, view the interior architecture and memorials, and get a chance to see inside some of the unused catacombs. No human remains or coffins will be visible on this tour.

14:00 - 15:00
Tour

Free Taster Tour of Key Hill Cemetery

Organiser: Friends of Key Hill Cemetery and Warstone Lane Cemetery

Join a walking history tour of Key Hill Cemetery, including the unique catacombs and the residents who rest in this non-denominational burial ground.

14:00 - 15:00
Guided walk
jq-heritage-walk

Jewellery Quarter Heritage Walk

Organiser: Birmingham Museums Trust

Birmingham’s world-famous Jewellery Quarter has been Britain’s main seat of jewellery and silver manufacture for at least the last 150 years. Join us on a guided walk looking at the people, places and themes that have helped to shape this singular working district.

17:00
Virtual Talk

Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries

Organiser: JQ Cemeteries Project

Learn about historic buildings, materials, and conservation methods by exploring the local architecture with Matt and the Jewellery Quarter heritage teams, followed by a practical session in Warstone Lane Cemetery.

Sunday 19th of September

13:30 - 15:30
Guided tour
Discovering Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter

Discovering Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

Organiser: Positively Birmingham

Take the ‘secret canal’ to the Jewellery Quarter and understand how it developed from the Colmore family country estate to a world dominating manufacturing centre. A great introduction to the city and Jewellery Quarter which will be of interest equally to local people and visitors.

18:00 - 19:00
Film

Jewellery Quarter Heritage Squad film screening

Organiser: Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage

The Jewellery Quarter Heritage Squad are a collective of volunteers who give their time to help the different heritage organisations in the Jewellery Quarter. Led by The Hive, they have worked with Scott Johnston to form the JQ Heritage Film Squad, which explores enjoyment and inclusivity through participatory filmmaking.

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