JQBID in discussion with AMEY for sympathetic street lighting solutions

Birmingham City Council through their contractor Amey are planning to replace the lighting columns in Spencer Street which will start on 30th September, 2013. However businesses were horrified to see that the plan was current lighting would be replaced with new LED lighting which seems to be totally out of place with the historic nature of the … Read moreJQBID in discussion with AMEY for sympathetic street lighting solutions

Birmingham wins gold for best city centre bloom

The Jewellery Quarter’s floral displays have helped Birmingham secure gold at the Heart of England In Bloom Awards 2013. Birmingham City Centre won the large city category for the second year running. The Jewellery Quarter was one of the areas included in the Floral Trail, which led visitors and judges from Church Street to St Paul’s Square via Ludgate Hill, … Read moreBirmingham wins gold for best city centre bloom

Assay Office adds extra date to popular ‘Understanding Watches’ course

The Birmingham Assay Office announced its new training course – Understanding Watches – a couple of weeks ago and the first two dates are already a complete sell out.  There is only ONE place left on the 12th November course so, due to overwhelming demand, an additional course on Monday 25th November has been added. Delivered by … Read moreAssay Office adds extra date to popular ‘Understanding Watches’ course

Blue Orange Theatre seeks participants for unemployment workshop

After running a pilot scheme in February 2013 the Blue Orange Arts Limited, supported by Birmingham City Council, is holding a further developed phase of Theatre of the Unemployed at the Blue Orange Theatre. The theatre is seeking participants from around Birmingham who are either unemployed, over 50 years of age, dealing with mental health … Read moreBlue Orange Theatre seeks participants for unemployment workshop

JQDT calls for council support following blaze

The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust has called for more support from Birmingham City Council to tackle dereliction in the Jewellery Quarter, following a fire that destroyed a historic building in the area this morning (Tuesday). Six fire-engines and more than 30 firefighters were called to tackle the large blaze at the former Bernard C Lowe building on Spencer … Read moreJQDT calls for council support following blaze

Assay Office celebrates 240 years of trading

The Birmingham Assay Office celebrated its 240th birthday this weekend …and it’s still looking good! On 31st August 1773, The Birmingham Assay Office opened its doors for the very first time. By this time, it had become clear to the silversmiths of Birmingham, especially Matthew Boulton, that their trade would never truly prosper without an Assay … Read moreAssay Office celebrates 240 years of trading

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