After more than 10 years of fundraising and development, Birmingham Conservation Trust has announced that work is starting on the city’s newest heritage attraction. On Monday 29th July, the keys of the Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works on Fleet Street in the Jewellery Quarter will be handed over to specialist contractors Fairhurst Ward Abbotts, who … Read more Contractors given keys to Coffin Works
We all like a challenge and when there’s the added incentive of raising money for a worthy charity, what better way to bring the community together than with the Jewelllery Quarter challenge. On the 27th September 2013 it’s the world’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support and we want the Jewellery Quarter to work … Read more Are you up for the Jewellery Quarter coffee challenge?
The Birmingham Assay Office is pleased to announce its latest new training course – Understanding Watches. Delivered by watch industry expert Peter Tales MBHI, this hands-on course is intended for retail staff or enthusiasts who already have some experience of watches. The one day course will provide an in-depth understanding of the technical aspects and … Read more New training course from The Birmingham Assay office – understanding watches
Bosses from the Birmingham Highways Maintenance and Management Service (BHMMS) are issuing a reminder to residents, businesses and visitors to the city that 24 hour-a-day closures of the A38 tunnels through Birmingham start next week. The St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels will close at 10pm on Friday 19 July and remain closed for six weeks until they … Read more One week until complete tunnels closures start
Music fans descended on Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter last night to honour the finest musicians on the UK jazz scene at the 2013 British Jazz Awards. The prestigious event, known in the industry as the ‘jazz Oscars’, made its return to Birmingham 27 years after it started in the city. Held at St Paul’s Church, … Read more British Jazz Awards provide boost for Birmingham
Following the JQA breakfast with Amey and Centro this morning, here is an update on the tunnel closures. Please note there will be no right turn from Old Snow Hill (from Constitution Hill) onto Great Charles Street. A diversion route will be signed from Constitution Hill to Colmore Row via Newhall Street. Closure of the … Read more Tunnel closure update – diversions affecting the JQ
The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust and Birmingham City Council are encouraging people who live, learn or work in the Jewellery Quarter to have their say on local parking facilities. Birmingham City Council made changes to the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) that covers the Jewellery Quarter about a year ago and the time has come for … Read more Have your say on parking in the JQ!
Two Jewellery Quarter businesses have hit the right notes after working together to craft the winners’ trophy for the coveted 2013 British Jazz Awards. The prestigious awards ceremony, known in the industry as the ‘jazz Oscars’, will take place at St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter on 10th July. Category winners will be presented … Read more Jewellery Quarter duet hits the right notes with jazz award
Canadian-born songstress Melissa Lauren has been confirmed to perform at the 2013 British Jazz Awards. Melissa is an accomplished Jazz singer and songwriter who is making her mark on the Canadian music scene. She will perform at the prestigious awards ceremony on 10th July at St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter. The event, known in the … Read more Canadian songstress to perform at 2013 British Jazz Awards