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 The Blue Orange Theatre including … Read More

BID hits the high note in the Golden Square

The Jewellery Quarter’s Golden Square, Warstone Lane, has been brought to life with a series of live music events in the return of Music in the Square. Taking place on select Fridays throughout the summer months, Music in the Square gives workers, residents and visitors a reason to stop, relax and enjoy their lunch time with two hours of easy … Read More

The Big Sleuth is Coming to the Quarter this Summer

The Jewellery Quarter will welcome three giant bears into the community this Summer as part of The Big Sleuth.  The Big Sleuth (so named because sleuth is the collective noun for a group of bears) is a free public art event which will see up to 100 165cm tall, fibreglass bears leave their paw prints all over the city for 10 … Read More

Summer of fun at Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

The Wonderful World of Trains and Planes(WWTP) is on track for a thrilling summer of fun with a children’s book charity drive, train simulators, competitions and promotions all on offer during the holiday period at the Birmingham based attraction. A new charity drive will see WWTP stock copies of the popular children’s book Peter’s Railway, by author Christopher Vine, at … Read More

WWTP launch new railway modelling classes

‘Model families’ are being sought by The Wonderful World of Trains and Planes (WWTP) this summer to take part in a new series of classes aimed at showing modellers young and old how to make their own railway layouts. The new modelling classes will start on Saturday 6 August at WWTP’s St Paul’s Square site and will provide visitors with … Read More

Enjoy the JQ Festival? Leave feedback and win big!

The Jewellery Quarter BID is committed to making the Jewellery Quarter Festival the best it can be and we need your help. Please take 5 minutes of your time to share your festival experience with us and you could be in with a chance of winning one of the following fabulous prizes, all sourced from local JQ businesses: 1 of … Read More

JQ Open Studios Map is now live!

JQ Open Studios trail map is now live! The map features 58 Open Studios with descriptions of what they are doing and where over the weekend. This is your chance to discover what today’s Jewellery Quarter is really all about and learn a wealth of new information and skills from the masters of their trades. Click the image below and start … Read More

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. The festival will kick start … Read More

Volunteers needed for Jewellery Quarter Festival 2016!

Are you friendly, outgoing and confident speaking to people? Do you want to be part of a vibrant new festival? Do you have a few hours you can spare on Saturday 23rd July? Play your part in making the Jewellery Quarter the place to visit this summer. We are looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help out at … Read More

JQBID Hits High Note with Music in the Square Launch

The Jewellery Quarter’s Golden Square will be alive with the sound of music this summer with the launch of ‘Music in the Square’. Organised and funded by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID), the event will be offering a way to ‘jazz’ up your lunch break and kick start the weekend by hosting free live music performances from various … Read More


From now until the 22nd July, Tina Francis will be exploring the various businesses who will open their doors in this year’s Jewellery Quarter Open Studios Trail. You can also follow the official @JQOpenStudios Twitter and join in the conversation with #JQOpenStudios. For further information about the Jewellery Quarter Festival 2016 please visit the webpage by clicking here. Let’s go Shopping! … Read More

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 and updates about the Festival … Read More

JQBID launches Festival Programme 2015

With the launch of the JQBID’s first official Jewellery Quarter Festival we are pleased to reveal the weekend programme, click the Newspaper cover to view.                                 Click here to view the programme PDF version here. You can pick up your very own JQ Newspaper at the Festival … Read More

Open Studios Map Revealed (JQ Festival 2015)

As part of the first Jewellery Quarter Festival organised by the JQBID, Open Studios sees businesses from across the Quarter open their doors to welcome you into their worlds. This exciting opportunity will take you on a journey across the Quarter and behind the scenes of some of the most creative and quirky businesses we have. From 3D printing and Virtual Reality to … Read More

Jewellery Quarter Festival Volunteers Needed!

Are you friendly and confident speaking to the public? Do you want to be part of a cool new festival in Birmingham? Do you have a few hours you can spare on Saturday 18 July? We are looking for a team of volunteers to help at the first ever Jewellery Quarter Festival organised by the JQ BID team on Saturday … Read More