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 at 4pm on Friday 22nd July where there will be various live performances and food available on the Golden Square. Birmingham comedienne, Ms Barbara Nice, will be the host for the evening and Aston Performing Arts Academy will be taking centre stage to perform for the crowds.
Saturday 23rd July will be jammed packed with circus-themed events to entertain the whole family including stilt walkers, face painters and even unlimited free rides on the Helter Skelter! CircusMASH will be running a circus performance workshop for anyone who wants to face their fears on the tight rope…
Finally, the festival will round-up on Sunday 24th July with a host of performances running from the band stand in St Paul’s Square throughout the day. Cycling enthusiasts Urban Cycles will be setting up base on the Golden Square to run free bike maintenance sessions and fix any broken bike parts, while children can enjoy a free urban wildlife tour, to learn all about the creatures which inhabit the Jewellery Quarter.
Speaking about the festival, Luke Crane, JQBID Manager, said:
We’re confident the festival will highlight everything the Jewellery Quarter has to offer and show that it is a great place to live, learn, work and visit.
Throughout the weekend, visitors can also discover more about the Jewellery Quarter in the annual Open Studios Trail, in which over 50 craftsmen, creatives, artists and artisans will be opening their studio doors and welcoming guests to learn more about the diverse range of trades on offer.[infobox maintitle=”Don’t Miss Out” subtitle=”Visit the Jewellery Quarter website for more information about the festival” bg=”orange” color=”white” opacity=”off” space=”30″ link=”http://jewelleryquarter.net/visit/jq-festival/”]