Halloween in the Jewellery Quarter

Happy Halloween! Nothing says spooky like a cemetery and in the Jewellery Quarter we are lucky enough to have three of them at Warstone Lane, Key Hill and St Paul’s Church. Each one with their own unique stories to tell of the people who lived and worked in the Quarter. Why not visit for yourself … Read more

JQ agency Big Cat up for Birmingham Post Business Awards

Local Jewellery Quarter marketing agency, Big Cat, has been nominated for “Partnership of the Year” at the Birmingham Post Business Awards. They will be extending their nominated collaborative project with the University of Birmingham which is investigating the use of figurative messaging in advertising campaigns. The six-month partnership has so far seen the use of the very … Read more

New Argentea Exhibition – Out of the Woods of Thought

A new collection of contemporary landscape photography opens at Argentea Gallery on 2nd November 2018. Out of the Woods of Thought is an exploration of the natural world through a series of highly atmospheric works by some of the UK’s most exciting landscape photographers. The exhibition is curated by the photography collective ‘Inside the Outside’ … Read more

Jewellery Quarter Halloween Trail

Celebrate Halloween in the historic Jewellery Quarter throughout October half-term with the Jewellery Quarter Halloween Trail! There will be no tricks only free treats for any families who visit one of the five participating venues in costume between Saturday 27 October – Sunday 4 November. Download or pick up one of the free trails on-site … Read more

Pop-up Poppy Shop in the JQ!

This year for the first time there will be a Poppy Pop-Up shop in the Jewellery Quarter as part of the city-wide Birmingham Poppy Day Celebrations on Tuesday 6 November. Staff and volunteers from the Royal British Legion will be in the glass booth in the Big Peg on the Golden Square from 8 am … Read more

Anderson’s Bar and Grill wins Restaurant of the Year!

Local Jewellery Quarter landmark, Anderson’s Bar and Grill, won not only ‘Restaurant of the Year’ for the West Midlands category, but also the 2018 Restaurant of the Year at the Food awards England on Monday 15th October 2018. The Food Awards England said, “These awards recognised the achievements of local suppliers who always provide the community … Read more

4 weeks to Christmas Lights Switch On!

The countdown to Christmas will officially start when the Christmas lights are switched on in the historic Jewellery Quarter by Willard Wigan MBE, creator of the world’s smallest handmade sculptures in history! Organised by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID), this year’s event takes place on Friday 16th November. The live entertainment programme includes … Read more

Guest Blog: Spooky Goings On In The Jewellery Quarter

This month we are taking a spooky trip down memory lane with our colleague Dennis Cluley, exploring the history and hauntings of the local Jewellery Quarter cemeteries of Warstone Lane Cemetery, Key Hill Cemeteries, and St Paul’s churchyard. For more spooky Halloween activities for families in October half-term see our Jewellery Quarter Halloween Trail.  The … Read more

Saturday Sessions at The Hive

Are you a “Craft-ista” based in Birmingham? Starting early next year, The Hive Heritage Hub will be hosting monthly craft sessions for members of the public. The Saturday Sessions start in January and will take place on the 2nd Saturday of each month, with different workshops programmed throughout the day and into the evening. The … Read more

Meet Our New Ambassador!

The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) Ambassador Matthew Crawley-Alexander joined the team last month. With fellow Ambassador Wendy Roach, he is the friendly face that greets visitors, workers and residents. We sat down for a quick chat to find out how he’s finding the new role and the Jewellery Quarter in general.  New Ambassador: … Read more

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