Summer in the City! Bring the family to the JQ

Escape the hustle and bustle of Birmingham city centre and spend the day exploring the historic Jewellery Quarter! Only a short 20-minute walk from Birmingham New Street, make the journey into an experience by taking the Train (10 min) or the Metro (8 min) to the Jewellery Quarter station on Vyse Street. Watch family-friendly shows at … Read more Summer in the City! Bring the family to the JQ

Volunteers Wanted for Jewellery Quarter Festival 2017

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL The Jewellery Quarter Festival, taking place on the 28th – 30th July 2017, is a three-day celebration of our vibrant, creative, quirky corner of the city. The Quarter is home to over 100 independent Jewellery retailers, more than 50 independent bars, restaurants and cafes and a host of other retailers and attractions. … Read more Volunteers Wanted for Jewellery Quarter Festival 2017

Popular attraction urgently seeks additional investors

Readers may be aware that two weeks ago a popular Jewellery Quarter attraction, Wonderful World of Trains and Planes, announced that they had closed their doors for good. This unique attraction, at 3 Mary Ann street, opened in July 2014. The venue became a popular staple in Birmingham, offering an educational and entertaining experience for … Read more Popular attraction urgently seeks additional investors

WWTP search for ‘Model Children’ with launch of new railway modelling taster sessions

‘Model children’ are being sought by The Wonderful World of Trains & Planes (WWTP) to take part in a new series of Christmas themed taser  classes aimed at showing youngsters how to build railway models and layouts. The new 1-hour modelling taster  classes will take place during half term on 24 and 27 October, and … Read more WWTP search for ‘Model Children’ with launch of new railway modelling taster sessions

The Countdown is on for Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Festival

The Jewellery Quarter is gearing up to welcome its second annual festival, which is set to be bigger and better than before. From Friday July 22nd – Sunday 24th July, the Quarter will be taken over by performers, food stalls, free activities and more, making it the stand out Jewellery Quarter event of the year. … Read more The Countdown is on for Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Festival

Air Traffic Control Experience Opens At Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

Did you know there are on average 320 flight movements a day at Birmingham Airport which are managed by a team of just nine people? The work is so concentrated that there are strict time limits imposed – a maximum of two hours at any one stretch. Get a real sense of what happens behind the … Read more Air Traffic Control Experience Opens At Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

JQ Festival Open Studios Blog

From now until Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter festival, Tina Francis will be bringing you the latest insights and updates about the Open Studios Trail. You can download the trail dates to your calendar here. Tina is a tapestry maker and resident of the Jewellery Quarter, for more of her work you can follow her on Twitter. For general news … Read more JQ Festival Open Studios Blog

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