Jewellery Quarter Summer 2020 Activities

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Read our top things to do in the Jewellery Quarter this summer. From exploring the Quarter’s heritage to a Peaky Blinder’s Escape Room, there’s fun for all the family during these Summer months!

  1. Walk the Jewellery Quarter Heritage Trail
    The Heritage Trail consists of 18 heritage sites throughout the Jewellery Quarter that you can walk in an afternoon. Visit factories that date back hundreds of years, see various blue plaques that commemorate historical people and visit our historic museums. Download the trail here.
  2. Walk the Pavement Trails
    The Pavement Trails are two sets of artwork, set into the Jewellery Quarter streets. The Charm Bracelet trail takes you on a visual journey around the Quarter and the Findings Trail celebrates the various achievements of Jewellery Quarter residents and workers. Both are sets of artwork and both are set into the pavements which make for a really interesting – and highly interactive walk. There’s over 40 in total – follow the trails here.
  3. Live theatre in the JQ Cemeteries – The Night the Titanic Sank – August 22nd
    Both the Wartstone Lane and Key Hill cemeteries have recently been renovated, providing two great outdoor spaces. The ‘Don’t Go Into The Cellar Theatre Company’ are bringing a socially distanced theatre performance to Warstone Lane – performing a production about the fateful night the Titanic sank. Based on the real-life testimonies of those who survived, The Night Titanic Sank commemorates the maritime disaster by focusing on three lives changed forever by the tragic events of April 14th and 15th 1912. Grab your tickets here.
  4. Go on a Scavenger Hunt with the Hive
    Download the interactive sheet which forms part of a fun-filled quiz. Answer questions, visit certain locations and take photographs. Highly interactive and a great outdoorsy activity for the kids to enjoy:
  5. Nature Detectives Activity Pack
    The JQ Cemeteries project has put together a detectives activity pack where children (and adults!) can spot plants and animals that can be seen in the cemeteries. Download the pack here.
  6. Draw in the Quarter! – 5th August
    Join Ed Isaacs for a journey of drawing around the Jewellery Quarter, sketching local buildings and the newly restored cemeteries. Ed will be guide you to places and buildings of interest in the area, demonstrate urban sketching techniques and teach you how to make the most of your on-site drawing experience. The session will start outside the Rose Villa Tavern, and finish at the Chamberlain Clock located at the junction of Warstone Lane and Vyse Street. Tickets here >
  7. Relax in St Paul’s Square
    Relax in the only remaining Georgian Square in Birmingham. Take a picnic or support one of the local eateries dotted around the Square. Keep your eyes peeled for the end of September too as there are plans in place for a Summer Fete with music, food trucks and stalls.
  8. Support the local independents 
    The majority of the jewellery shops and other independent retailers are now back open for business following the Coronavirus lockdown. So whether you’re looking for a gift, or fancy a bit of window shopping, pop by one of the retailers and show your support. Many of them house their own work stations where you can watch live jewellery making in action.
  9. Escape Live – perfect bubble activity 
    Probably the most fun you’ll have whilst still keeping safe within your bubble or household, book an hour in one of our local Escape Room’s. Read our review of Escape Live’s Peaky Blinders Escape Room.

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