Over 30 events are taking place in the Jewellery Quarter as part of Birmingham Heritage Week, as the JQBID shines a spotlight on one of the most historic areas in the city.
From the 10th/20th September the Quarter will be a buzzing hive of activity! With both online and in-person events, Birmingham Heritage Week in the Jewellery Quarter is open to everyone with many events free to attend.
Whether it’s debating the future of the Quarter’s heritage at a live panel discussion, attending a theatrical tour of the cemeteries, or taking a virtual stroll of a secret rooftop garden, our dedicated webpage makes it easy to browse – and book onto – all the exciting upcoming events: http://jewelleryquarter.net/heritage-week.
With over 200 listed buildings, and home to the UK’s jewellery industry for over 200 years, the Jewellery Quarter is stepped in history and has a charm all of its own. Wandering the old streets lined with Georgian and Victorian buildings, visitors can explore a wealth of retail options ranging from jewellers and beauty salons to florists and chocolate makers. And not forgetting the over 80 restaurants and pubs that call the Jewellery Quarter their home; this is certainly a corner of the city to savour!
Highlights of Birmingham Heritage Week in the Jewellery Quarter include:
- Unburied Treasure – In conjunction with The Bone Ensemble, take part in a unique performance tour experience, uncovering stories from the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries.
- Carl Chinn Talk – The Jewellery Quarter: A Hive of Activity – Local historian Carl Chinn takes you on a whirlwind tour of the 1900s in Birmingham, from home!
- Victorian Do-gooders – A different film every day of the event, about Victorian Do-gooders buried at Key Hill Cemetery.
- 100 Years of Camera Making in Birmingham – Explore local historian James Furnival’s collection of historical cameras and photographic equipment made in Birmingham.
- Drawn in the Quarter – Join Ed Isaacs for a journey of drawing around the JQ, sketching local buildings and the newly restored Warstone Lane and Key Hill cemeteries.