Aktar Islam launches second Jewellery Quarter venue Legna

Renowned city chef Aktar Islam is due to open his latest restaurant, Legna next month. This brand new 70 seat cover is situated across the street from his current venture Opheem. Legna, which is Italian for “firewood,” will blaze a trail for Italian cooking, championing the finest ingredients and market-fresh produce. Diners will be able to … Read more

AnchorCert Academy Launches New Website

This week the AnchorCert Group has launched a brand new website to support the AnchorCert Academy services. The Academy delivers retail-focused training courses to the jewellery sector, offering courses on everything from hallmarking and diamond grading to plating and social media. The new website has been designed to accommodate all services available from the Academy, with … Read more

You’re invited to our Christmas Lights Switch on event!

We are kick-starting the festive season in the Jewellery Quarter with the annual Christmas Lights Switch On and fireworks display on Friday 16 November from 5 pm on the Golden Square outside the Big Peg building (B18 6NF). Sample food from some of Birmingham’s favourite street food vendors and a glass of mulled wine and … Read more

Birmingham School of Jewellery; “Ones To Watch”

Talented students from Birmingham’s School of Jewellery are featured in the latest edition of JQ Life (Issue 2 is out now). This week, we have shared the full interviews from two of the students; Ugne Nikitinaite and Eleanor Tucker. Ugne Nikitinaite: HND Jewellery and Silversmithing What inspires your work? I am mostly inspired by nature, space, and anything … Read more

JQ Life Issue Two – available to read now!

The Autumn edition of the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) magazine’s has landed! The JQ Life magazine is full of news, opinions and features on the businesses and people of the Jewellery Quarter. The front cover star is dynamic and visionary reanimator Stuart Holt (Javelin Block) who talks about this JQ journey and his … Read more

Your memories wanted for Jewellery Quarter ‘People’s Archive’.

A three-year £2million Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) project is searching for people to share their memories of living and working in the Jewellery Quarter. Commencing earlier this year, the Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage (JQTH) project began raising awareness of an area within the Jewellery Quarter’s ‘Industrial Middle’*. Historically a mixed industrial and residential area, many … Read more

Hello Birmingham Heritage Week!

In this month’s Guest Blog, Councillor Philip Davies, City Heritage Champion and chair of Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT), gives his perspective on this year’s Birmingham Heritage Week. The event is a citywide initiative that runs from 6 – 16 September 2018 with workshops and activities across Birmingham that highlight the city’s unique history and heritage. … Read more

JQBID joins World Cleanup Day on 15 September!

Businesses, residents and students are being encouraged to attend a community litter picking event in the Jewellery Quarter. As part of World Cleanup Day 2018, the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is organising an event on Saturday 15 September, between 10:00am and 12:00pm. Luke Crane, JQBID Director comments: “Keeping the Jewellery Quarter clean and … Read more

Argentea Gallery Presents Tanaya Houghton – Songlines of the Here+Now

Argentea Gallery on St Paul’s Square has announced its next exhibition. Comprising of twenty-two images and two rooms of installation pieces, Tanya Houghton’s Songlines of the Here+Now aims to explore the past and present connections Australians hold to the ancient landscape they call home. Shot over the course of five weeks Houghton covered a total … Read more

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