New design event celebrates Birmingham’s architecture and interior design

The Jewellery Quarter will be hosting a new festival, the first of its kind in Birmingham, to celebrate interior design and architecture in the city. Design Quarter 2013 will take place on Thursday 26th September at St Paul’s Gallery in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, with additional fringe events taking place throughout the Jewellery Quarter. The event will be an … Read more

What’s in a name?

Today Vittoria Street in the Jewellery Quarter is known for being the home of the School of Jewellery, but where did the name come from? David Mahony, chairman of the JQDT, explains… One of the great curiosities of the Jewellery Quarter is how it has been unspoilt by traffic engineers, so that today it is … Read more

Jewellery Quarter BID unveils new executive team

The Jewellery Quarter BID (JQ BID) has appointed a new executive team to spearhead the renaissance of the Quarter. The team comprises Mike Mounfield, executive director for the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT); Luke Crane, JQ BID manager; Phil Burlace, ambassador; and Claire J. Smith, project co-ordinator. Mike will oversee the direction of the JQDT. … Read more

Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with Bloc hotel

  BLOC Hotels has teamed-up with Visit Birmingham to produce the brand new official BLOC Birmingham print and interactive visitor map. The print version will be appearing all over the city and is available from all Visit Birmingham Visitor Centres and if you contact them via the website they’ll even pop it in the post to … Read more

Double honours for Birmingham Assay Office wardens

Two of the eight current Wardens (effectively non executive Directors) of The Birmingham Assay Office were recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Former Birmingham Assay Office Chairman Kay Alexander received an MBE for services to broadcasting and to charity in the West Midlands. Kay was said to be “stunned and proud” when she learned … Read more

Tunnel closure update – overnight closures 17th June

We have been informed that there will be temporary overnight closures of Great Charles Street Queensway and part of Newhall Street from 17th June for a period of four nights for carriageway resurfacing work. During these times, vehicles will not be able to proceed in either direction along: •           A4400 Great Charles Street Queensway (Northbound), between its junctions … Read more

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