Winter Open Studios

Buy it where we make it

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Image courtesy The Dual Works

We are getting ready to welcome you all at the weekend so that you can “come see what we do” alongside our open studios trail there are also some fantastic on street retailers that support us throughout the year you can see a list of them here .

The Jewellery Quarter has many different trails but one of our favourites is the Ale Trail, yes we have independent brewers here too! 1000 Trades has supported makers this year by providing the venue for Quartermasters, a quarterly makers market run by Frilly Industries and B18 Leather has used the venue to introduce “Crafty Sip” where you craft whilst having a beverage in the bar, its a great idea especially if you want to come along with a crowd. Rock n Roll Brewhouse are round the corner from The Dual Works so if you like music and beer why not stop by their brewery tap on Regents Street after viewing and buying (!) fantastic design led homewares. The Red Lion will be hosting Digbeth Arts Market on Sunday 10th in their back “yarden” which gives you a chance to visit Digbeth without having to leave the Jewellery Quarter! If you are arriving into the Jewellery Quarter from Snow Hill then Indian Brewery is your first call on the Ale Trail, fantastic food and beer from Great Barr and yes it is a great bar!

We hope that you enjoy your visit to the Jewellery Quarter and of course the Open Studios, whist you are walking around do look out for the JQBid Ambassadors who will have lots of information about trails, shopping guides and much more (we’ve got three museums by the way!).

See you at the weekend!

 

 

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It’s not over until it’s over

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BPN Architects Cinema – looked like this but with real people!

Have just met with JQBid to discuss just how great JQ Open Studios was this year. You came in your droves to both the festival and the Open Studios. So a big thank you from us!

Plans are well underway for next year when we are hoping that more venues will open on the Sunday too. It was great to welcome you and talk about making, craft and art and we hope that we have gone some way to show you that a career in making is still possible here in what was once the City of 1000 Trades.

Many of the studios you visited are open by appointment so do get back in touch with them if you want to commission work, discuss your wedding plans, need a light or want to sign up to the many workshops we run here during the year.

We will be at the beginning of September with more news about future events but until then here is the link to the map!