Birmingham’s Heritage Week returns in 2019 for its fifth year, sponsored by The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID). From 12–22 Sept 2019 the popular city-wide festival will shine a spotlight on Birmingham’s fascinating history and will see some of the city’s hidden gems and most important heritage locations opening their doors for talks, tours, workshops, walks and much more.
The JQBID and Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage Project (JQTH) will be running a series of guided tours and creative workshops to highlight the history and heritage of Birmingham’s beloved Quarter. Some will highlight the life and works of notable figures from the past such as Kathleen Dayus and John Baskerville while others will let visitors be creative with traditional crafts including leather making and monoprinting inspired by local buildings. Visit our Birmingham Heritage Week webpage for more details.
Luke Crane, Executive Director of the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust, said: “We are proud to sponsor this city-wide event which will promote the Jewellery Quarter’s heritage to a wider audience. The events will allow us to shine a light on stories from the past and link them to the built environment that still stands, and the businesses and creative community that works and resides in them. The Jewellery Quarter is unique in Birmingham, the historic buildings and streets create a completely different atmosphere to the rest of the city.”
Irene De Boo, Co-ordinator for Birmingham Heritage Week 2019, said: “Birmingham Heritage Week is back for 2019, and we are thrilled to have such an array of fascinating places for visitors to explore and enjoy this September. This year we’re bringing heritage right up to date with virtual tours which can be enjoyed at home or on the go, and as always, we encourage people to get out and to see something new in the city at one of the events, where they can discover more about Birmingham’s diverse and rich heritage.”
The Birmingham Heritage Week 2019 supporters are Jewellery Quarter BID, Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Museums Trust and ScanTech Digital.