JQ festival 2015 — Jewellery Qtr readies itself for first major event since Golden Sq completion

17th-19th July sees the Jewellery Quarter host its very first festival — a weekend of events celebrating the diversity and creativity of the Quarter. There will be something for everyone to enjoy including live music, performances and open studios.

Organised by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID), the festival marks the official opening of the JQ’s new public space, The Golden Square.

 Find out more: Visit Birmingham website and the JQ website.

 Facebook and Twitter @JQBID.

The festival also coincides with Birmingham Jazz’s Jazz Legends festival, curated by British trumpet legend, Henry Lowther. There will be thirteen gigs over the weekend of 17th-19th July at venues across the city, but primarily in the JQ’s Red LionBirmingham Jazz is entirely volunteer-run and receives no public funding.

Read more — Birmingham Jazz and Urban Coffee Sunday Set gigs (Church St).

Jazz trumpeter, Henry Lowther

Jazz trumpeter, Henry Lowther


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