JQ Festival welcomes record number of visitors
With a brand new programme of events, the Jewellery Quarter Festival 2019 saw a record number of visitors take part in activities across the JQ and experience both the energy & heritage of Birmingham’s historic Quarter. See the Festival video below for a flavour of the jam-packed weekend. To see all the photos from the weekend, head over to the Festival gallery.
See you all next year on 20th & 21st June for JQ Festival 2020!
Over 1,000 people filled St. Paul’s Square on the Saturday afternoon for 7 hours of live music in the green surroundings of the Georgian Square. With the Jam House celebrating their 20th birthday, JQ Festival goers were treated to gorgeous sunshine, music ranging from salsa to indie, as well as food and drink supplied by a number of bars around St. Paul’s Square.
Over in the Golden Square, families enjoyed an array of activities for all ages including inflatable hungry hippos, performances from CircusMash, rocket launches with Thinktank, as well as a steam train that took passengers on a ride up and down the Square.
Sunday saw the introduction of heritage focused activities and events focusing on learning more about the JQ’s past and thinking about the future. Talks ranged from a discussion about JQ architecture, through to hearing about the history of women working within the Quarter. There was also an exhibition of local businesses, a number of walking tours, as well as a photographic exhibition of the JQ past and present.
The JQ Open Studios ran throughout the weekend, inviting visitors to “come see what we do” giving exclusive access to the many creative maker studios and spaces across the Quarter.