The first JQ Festival takes to the streets this summer
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This summer sees the Jewellery Quarter host JQBID’s very first Festival – a weekend of events that celebrate the diversity and creativity of the Quarter. There will be something for everyone to enjoy including live music, performances and open studios.
The festival, that will run from Friday 17th till Sunday 19th July, has been organised by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) and will officially mark the opening of a new public space, The Golden Square. Businesses will open their doors to the general public during the event to give visitors an insight into the creative work that takes place in the area.
Festival-goers can exploring the works of sculptors, glass makers, photographers, film makers, jewellers, game designers and 3D printers. The weekend will also be jam-packed with family-friendly events such as a helter-skelter, photo booths, face painting and various workshops.
Performers will also be making appearances throughout the weekend to entertain visitors. The free outdoor shows will feature musicians, bands, theatre productions and dance troupes at both The Golden Square and St Paul’s Square.
Saturday 18th July will celebrate all things independent in the Quarter as the JQ Grand Bazaar will bring together vintage and crafts, while JQ StrEAT Market will showcase the very best of the Quarter’s food scene. Bring a few pennies with you as you’re bound to spot an abundance of things that take your fancy.
Birmingham Jazz will also premiere the Jazz Legends programme, featuring performances by more than a dozen international jazz artists and bands across a number of locations, so remember to bring your dancing shoes!