Competition winner enjoys weekend in the Quarter

Gerald Hudson, and his wife Susan, from Leeds were the lucky winners of the Jewellery Quarter BID’s competition for a one night’s stay in the area. After his trip, Gerald said: “We both had a very enjoyable weekend. The factory tour at The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, was our highlight. We were also impressed by the wide range … Read more

Chancellor George Osborne visits the Birmingham Assay Office

The Birmingham Assay office was first in line when the Chancellor, the Right Honourable George Osborne MP visited Birmingham on Friday. He was in Birmingham to launch the Birmingham Enterprise Zone, an initiative that will support areas around the country by offering incentives to both new and expanding businesses.  The Chancellor remarked that for too … Read more

Birmingham Business Improvement Districts find success in new photography exhibition

The Library of Birmingham, in partnership with Colmore Business District, Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District and Birmingham City University, supported by Arts Council England, has this month commissioned a 50 piece outdoor photography exhibition which celebrates the unique qualities, heritage and environments of the Jewellery Quarter and Colmore Row and surrounding area. FINDINGS is a … Read more

Have your say on affordable housing ideas

The Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum (JQNF) has been working with MADE – a design partner – to look at options for affordable family homes and self build in the Quarter. The project is funded by Design Council CABE and MADE’s GRADS group has been generating some initial designs. An exhibition of these designs is currently … Read more

St Paul’s Church launches film club

February sees the launch of St Paul’s Film Club, with a different movie being shown at the church every month. The Reverend Mary Gilbert, who is a huge movie fan herself, sees the film club as an ideal way for film fanatics to meet and enjoy a wide range of titles. From the modern to … Read more

Last chance to explore Coffin Works before restoration begins on 23rd/24th March

Birmingham Conservation Trust invites you to explore the atmospheric Grade II listed Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works in Fleet Street for the final time before restoration work begins in April. The hugely successful candle-lit tours held in October and December raised more than £2,000 for the restoration project. Due to a slight delay in work starting, the … Read more

Regimental jeweller salutes 50 years of trading

A jeweller who has made pieces for the Queen and Princess Diana is celebrating 50 years of trading. Bickerton Jewellery, based in Vyse Street, is a family-run business that specialises in handmade jewellery, bespoke items made to customer’s own specification and, more recently, regimental and family crest jewellery. While there are many jewellers in the … Read more

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