The JQ Festival Returned for 5th Year!

29th/30th June 2019

With a programme of events different from previous years, the Jewellery Quarter saw visitors take part in family fun activities across the Saturday and then experience the history and heritage of the Quarter on Sunday.

Over 1000 people filled St Paul’s Square on the Saturday afternoon for 7 hours of live music in Birmingham’s last remaining Georgian Square.

With the Jam House celebrating their 20th birthday, festival goers were treated to gorgeous sunshine, music ranging from salsa to indie, as well as food and drink supplied by a number of bars around St. Paul’s Square.

Over in the Golden Square, families enjoyed an array of family fun activities including inflatable hungry hippos, performances from CircusMash and FOOLS Paradise, as well as a steam train that took visitors on a ride up and down the Square.

Sunday saw the introduction of history and heritage focused activities and events and gave the chance for visitors to step inside the heart of this unique community.

Talks ranged from a discussion about JQ architecture, through to hearing about the history of women working within the Quarter.

There was also jewellery making, an exhibition of local businesses as well as a number of tours for visitors to join on to.

To see all the photos from the weekend, head over to the Festival gallery:

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