Sunday 16 Sept 2018 | 2pm – 4pm
Diamonds and Pearls: A Musical Tour through the Jewellery Quarter
1000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street B1 3HE
A music-themed walking tour of the Jewellery Quarter, led by Jez Collins, founder of the Birmingham Music Archive – with over 20 years of experience as a social and cultural entrepreneur in the creative, and particularly music, industries in Birmingham.
This two-hour walk will reveal some of the hidden stories, spaces and places of Birmingham’s music history and heritage in the Jewellery Quarter.
You’ll hear about The Krays being sent packing back to London and the infamous Battle of the Cedar Club. We’ll visit the site where Robert Plant would jam with touring bands and where a young David Bowie would suggest the formation of one the great Birmingham bands. We’ll follow in the footsteps of some of the giants of 60s music by visiting the site of Alex’s Pie Stand where bands would congregate to talk about the gigs they had just played across the UK.
And we’ll visit the site of ex-footballer Andy Gray’s old club that was at the centre of the New Romantic scene and hear about the glitz and glamour of the city’s legendary house clubs and nights of the 80s & 90s.
Join us as we delve into some of the lesser known histories of Birmingham’s rich and vibrant history!
Launched in February 2018, the Townscape Heritage project aims to help regenerate the Jewellery Quarter’s industrial middle through the restoration and repair of historic buildings, and a new programme of public events and activities.
Booking required. Book here