Unsure of what’s on in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter in July? Well look no further; we’ve compiled the top 10 events taking place in the JQ this month, and you won’t want to miss them…

1. JQ Festival | 20-22 July

Where: The Golden Square, 120 Vyse St

A big event in the JQ next month is the JQ Festival, featuring all types of Jewellery Quarter businesses. Make sure to catch the ‘Brewery Quarter’, a team made up of JQ’s own 1000 Trades, The Indian Brewery and more. And if you’re a bit of a whisky connoisseur, don’t miss the tasting sessions hosted by the Birmingham Whisky Club (event link here). Throughout the festival there will be workshops and demos by the creative makers, artists and manufacturers of the JQ. Scheduling has now been announced, find out more here!


2. Homebrew Challenge | 24 July

Where: 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St

Think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned JQ’s best homebrewer of 2018? Birmingham Amateur Brewers and JQ’s 1000 Trades are teaming up to host this exciting competition where the winner gets a prize! It’s free to enter, so what are you waiting for? Deliver your entry to 1000 Trades by 23rd July at the latest, and judging will take place on 24th.

For more information on the Homebrew Challenge click here.


3. Quality Reggae Roots | 1 July

Where: Actress & Bishop, 36 Ludgate Hill

Don’t miss this Sunday night of reggae at the lively Actress & Bishop with Culture Collective, a 7-piece roots/rock/reggae band from Moseley. And, if you’re lucky enough to not have an early start on Monday, there’ll be a DJ going till 2am… keeping it JQ!

Click here to find out more!


4. World Cup in the JQ | until 15 July

Where: Throughout the Jewellery Quarter

It’s coming home… to the JQ! Keep up to date with the all-important matches into July by watching the football live at multiple pubs and bars throughout the JQ. Check out our blog post on the best places to watch the World Cup in the JQ!

Or, if you’re looking for VIP World Cup viewing experience, Saint Pauls House (in Saint Paul’s Square) has a private dining room with a dedicated 50″ TV – click here for more info. You can also get 10% off food with the JQ Card – get yours here and save!


5. Opening of Hive Heritage Hub | 21 July

Where: Hive Cafe & Bakery, 43-47 Vittoria St

The new and exciting Hive Heritage Hub is open from 21st July for you to visit! The Hub, located at the Hive Cafe in the JQ, is a new visitor information & creative space for heritage exhibitions & activities in the Jewellery Quarter. Explore hidden histories and galleries about the JQ with free entry!

The Hive Cafe itself is also well worth a visit, serving dishes made with ingredients homegrown in a microfarm above the kitchen, resulting in a menu that changes daily depending on what is the best produce. Don’t miss out on this gem in the heart of the JQ!


6. I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky | 1 & 29 July

Where: 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St

We Don’t Know What It Is, But 1000 Trades is the place to be in July, hosting two live funk music nights with DJ Stig both at the beginning and end of the month! Playing from 3-6pm, DJ Stig’s funky beats and a Sunday roast are the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Or enjoy with a drink to prolong the impending Monday blues…

Click here to find out more about this funk-filled event in the JQ!


7. Songs & Scenes: Twelfth Night | 17 July

Where: The Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street

This innovative adaptation of the well-known Shakespeare play in the JQ is a must-see for all theatre-lovers or novices! Presented by the Willmore Singers, this unique edition of Twelfth Night uses music from the Renaissance period to create a magical one-hour performance.

Get your tickets here!


8. #CraftyThursdays | 5, 12, 19 & 26 July

Where: The Wolf, 2-10 Constitution Hill

Every Thursday is crafty at The Wolf in the JQ, with 20% off all bottles and cans! The Wolf also has an amazing selection of craft ales, yummy toasties and handmade pies (vegan options available!).

Get 15% off your bill with the JQ Card – get yours here to save!


9. Ibiza Night | 7, 14, 21 & 28 July

Where: Ana Rocha, 48 Frederick Street

Ibiza comes to the JQ with aR Bar & Gallery’s Ibiza night every Saturday evening! Enjoy the sounds of ambient deep house from 6pm with authentic Spanish tapas and wine, while surrounded by exceptional antiques and fine art – a truly unique night in the JQ.

They also offer 10% off food with JQ Card – get yours here and save!


10. The Red Lemons | 13 July

Where: The Jam House

Don’t miss this Friday night of talented musicians coming together to perform a vast range of soul & funk favourites from the likes of Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder to Alicia Keys, Duffy, and Plan B. Hosted at the renowned Jam House, The Lemons will be on stage at 11pm, and the DJ keeps the whole night partying until 2am! The Jam House also serve food a-la-carte until 9.45pm in the restaurant.

Get your tickets here!


Check back to our blog for next month’s Top 10 events in the JQ…