Christmas in the Jewellery Quarter – come and visit us for shopping, food and drink!

The Jewellery Quarter is set to come alive this Christmas with plenty of activities for everyone! CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON Kickstarting the festive season on Friday 17th November will be the Jewellery Quarter BID’s annual Christmas Light Switch on and fireworks display. The event starts at 5pm on the Golden Square with the stage hosting a live performance from The … Read More

Lighting up the Quarter – 17 November

Join the Jewellery Quarter BID to celebrate the official start of Christmas 2017 in the JQ! From 5pm, there will be live performances on the Golden Square before the Christmas lights on the tree and around the Quarter are officially turned on by actress and comedian Barbara Nice. At 6pm a free spectacular fireworks display will light up the night … Read More

JOB VACANCY: JQBID Communications and Events Executive

The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is looking for a creative, passionate and organised communications professional to join the team. The BID is responsible for marketing and promoting the Jewellery Quarter on behalf of its BID levy payers. This individual will help facilitate campaigns, projects and events which raise the profile of the area as being a unique destination … Read More

BID hits the high note in the Golden Square

The Jewellery Quarter’s Golden Square, Warstone Lane, has been brought to life with a series of live music events in the return of Music in the Square. Taking place on select Fridays throughout the summer months, Music in the Square gives workers, residents and visitors a reason to stop, relax and enjoy their lunch time with two hours of easy … Read More

The Big Sleuth is Coming to the Quarter this Summer

The Jewellery Quarter will welcome three giant bears into the community this Summer as part of The Big Sleuth.  The Big Sleuth (so named because sleuth is the collective noun for a group of bears) is a free public art event which will see up to 100 165cm tall, fibreglass bears leave their paw prints all over the city for 10 … Read More

Local, Hand-Made Loveliness at Jewellery Quarter Modern Craft Market

Treat your mum with local, handmade loveliness this Mother’s Day from Quartermasters – the second of a quarterly modern craft market in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter at 1000 Trades. Independent neighbourhood bar, 1000 Trades, Frederick Street, plays host to the second Quartermaster artisanal makers market with a dozen independent local businesses. Wanting to encourage people to shop local and … Read More

JQ Fusions event brings local businesses together in perfect union

Love is in the air for the Jewellery Quarter, as local businesses Wedding Quarter and Quarter Workshop unite in the first JQ Fusions event of 2017. On Wednesday 1st February, for one evening only, the wedding dress specialists at the Wedding Quarter will join with the Quarter Workshop in a match made in heaven, as the two businesses host the … Read More

First Quarterly Makers Market celebrates creatives in Jewellery Quarter

Quartermasters is a new quarterly market for the Jewellery Quarter celebrating local talent at the community embedded 1000 Trades bar on Frederick Street. The first Market will take place 11am – 5pm Saturday 12th November.  Wanting to encourage people to shop local, and handmade we’re bringing micro businesses to life in this first of a new quarterly market. From leather … Read More

Small Business Saturday (Blog 3)

Join us on Saturday 3rd December for Small Business Saturday (SBS), a national day to celebrate the millions of small and micro-businesses who contribute to our economy. From now until the big day, local Micro-business owner and the JQBID’s official SBS Ambassador, Tina Francis, will be keeping you up to date with a running blog. For more information about Small … Read More

Exclusive Lifestyle event returns to the Jewellery Quarter

High fashion and extravagant products will take centre stage in a luxury showcase of high-quality designer makers at Quarter Lifestyle 2016, brought to you by the JQBID. Taking place in the remarkable McIntyre House, Quarter Lifestyle will feature a selection of fashion & lifestyle businesses hand picked from Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Artisan Alchemy, James Newman, The Skin Practice, Dolls of … Read More

JQBID kicking off the Rio Olympics 2016 with a film extravaganza

This year Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is bringing a slice of Rio to the Golden Square with a screening of the Rio 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony. With 203 countries represented, the ceremony is set to be as colourful and spectacular as the carnival Brazil is so famed for. With the ceremony getting under way at 11:15pm (GMT) on Friday 5th August, … Read More


From now until the 22nd July, Tina Francis will be exploring the various businesses who will open their doors in this year’s Jewellery Quarter Open Studios Trail. You can also follow the official @JQOpenStudios Twitter and join in the conversation with #JQOpenStudios. For further information about the Jewellery Quarter Festival 2016 please visit the webpage by clicking here. Let’s go Shopping! … Read More

IDFB ‘Phone Box’ Hits Jewellery Quarter

They came, they called, they danced. On 11th May 2016 lunch-time revellers were taken to space, wrapped up in a modern love triangle and dropped into one man’s struggle to top-up his call credit; all centred around one phone box! ‘Phone Box’ was performed at 1:30pm on the Golden Square, Warstone Lane. Produced by Corey Baker Dance, this creative performance … Read More

Small Business Saturday 2015

In the run up to Small Business Saturday 5th December, Tina Francis will be giving you the latest information on SBS, how we at the BID are supporting it and what you can do to get involved. You can follow Tina and the JQBID on Twitter and join the conversation with #JQSBS. You can view our new Jewellery Quarter Shopping … Read More

JQBID What’s On Programme Autumn/Winter 2015

From now until the end of 2015, the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District have several events in the pipeline that we want you to know about. Please see below for links to the relevant pages to put in your diaries and the full downloadable program attached.  This page will be updated regularly so please check back for more information as it is … Read More

JQ Festival Open Studios Blog

From now until Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter festival, Tina Francis will be bringing you the latest insights and updates about the Open Studios Trail. You can download the trail dates to your calendar here. Tina is a tapestry maker and resident of the Jewellery Quarter, for more of her work you can follow her on Twitter. For general news and updates about the Festival … Read More

Open Studios Map Revealed (JQ Festival 2015)

As part of the first Jewellery Quarter Festival organised by the JQBID, Open Studios sees businesses from across the Quarter open their doors to welcome you into their worlds. This exciting opportunity will take you on a journey across the Quarter and behind the scenes of some of the most creative and quirky businesses we have. From 3D printing and Virtual Reality to … Read More

Jewellery Quarter Festival Volunteers Needed!

Are you friendly and confident speaking to the public? Do you want to be part of a cool new festival in Birmingham? Do you have a few hours you can spare on Saturday 18 July? We are looking for a team of volunteers to help at the first ever Jewellery Quarter Festival organised by the JQ BID team on Saturday … Read More

JQBID Launches a Summer of Events

Everyone is gearing up for Summer and none more so than the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) team. Luke Crane, Manager for the JQBID, comments “Everybody loves the Summer and it’s the perfect time to explore the Quarter. From a museum tour to sitting outside one of the bars or coffee places on St Paul’s Square, there is not a … Read More

Coffin Works presents a fitting commemoration of the funeral of Winston Churchill

Exactly 50 years to the day since Churchill’s funeral, Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works will be marking the event in a special evening of commemoration on Friday 30th January. The funeral of Sir Winston Churchill, the largest state funeral that had ever been mounted, took place 50 years ago, on 30th January 1965. Newman Brothers Coffin Works in the Jewellery Quarter … Read More

BID Gears up for Quarter Lifestyle Event

Following on from the success of last years Lifestyle event, the BID has brought it back and it promises to be bigger and better. A select number of retailers and designers from across the quarter will be demonstrating that you don’t need to shop central to get all your jewellery, gifts, art or vintage clothing. The event has been created to … Read More

Go corporate at this year’s Birmingham Beer & Cider Festival

With over 300 real ales and over 100 real ciders the 2014 Birmingham Beer and Cider Festival is going to be unmissable. Why not entertain your team this year with  a difference? Corporate packages are available a price of £60 per person. The package includes: * entry to one day of the festival on Thursday 30th or Friday 31st * access … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 3 – Out now!

The third issue of Quarter Life – the official magazine for the Jewellery Quarter – is out now! The magazine, which is part of the marketing strategy outlined in the Jewellery Quarter BID Prospectus, is of interest to all the people who live, learn, visit and work in the area. It is also an informative guide for visitors who may … Read More

Volunteers needed for Ladywood Ward children’s Christmas party

Tickets for this year’s Ladywood Ward children’s Christmas party will be on sale soon. The event, for children who live and/or attend schools in the Ladywood Ward area, is being held at Ladywood Health & Community Centre, St Vincent Street West (B16 8PR) on Saturday 14th December 2013, 12.00pm—4.00pm If your child is between 4 and 9 years old and you would like to purchase a ticket to … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – issue 2 – Out now!

The second issue of Quarter Life – the official magazine for the Jewellery Quarter – is out now! The magazine, which is part of the marketing strategy outlined in the Jewellery Quarter BID Prospectus, is of interest to all the people who live, learn, visit and work in the area. It is also an informative guide for visitors who may … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 1 – Out now!

The first issue of Quarter Life – a new magazine for the Jewellery Quarter – is out now! The magazine, which is part of the marketing strategy outlined in the Jewellery Quarter BID Prospectus, will be of interest to all the people who live, learn, visit and work in the area. It will also become an informative guide for visitors … Read More

Jewellery Quarter BID wins British Jazz Awards for Brum

Birmingham has been successful in capturing the 2013 British Jazz Awards and bringing this most important of British jazz events back to the City where it all began, 27 years ago. Appropriately enough for such a glittering procession of talent, the Awards (known in the business as the ‘Jazz Oscars’) will this year be produced in partnership between The Jewellery … Read More

Findings exhibition launched in St Paul’s Square

Last night we celebrated the official launch of internationally acclaimed artist, Tom Hunter’s Findings exhibition. Despite arriving in Birmingham on a gloomy wintery morning, Tom explained how his perceptions of the city quickly changed as he visited the sites around the Jewellery Quarter and Colmore Business District. He also let slip that his favourite photographs were displayed in the Jewellery Quarter! … Read More

‘Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play’ comes to the Blue Orange Theatre

On Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May, Majikal Theatre – a new touring theatre group – will perform “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” at the Blue Orange Theatre. Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is an evening of adaptations of three early films directed by Alfred Hitchcock: “The Lodger,” “Sabotage” and “The 39 Steps”. Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in … Read More

Blue Orange Theatre stages new adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

It’s been more than 85 years since D H Lawrence wrote the novel ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’. It caused a scandal back then and, strangely enough, it still does. Blue Orange Theatre will be staging a brand new theatre adaptation of the work next month (March). Both the casting and rehearsal procedures have been in depth and the controversy is already … Read More

St Paul’s Church launches film club

February sees the launch of St Paul’s Film Club, with a different movie being shown at the church every month. The Reverend Mary Gilbert, who is a huge movie fan herself, sees the film club as an ideal way for film fanatics to meet and enjoy a wide range of titles. From the modern to the classics and the light-hearted … Read More

Last chance to explore Coffin Works before restoration begins on 23rd/24th March

Birmingham Conservation Trust invites you to explore the atmospheric Grade II listed Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works in Fleet Street for the final time before restoration work begins in April. The hugely successful candle-lit tours held in October and December raised more than £2,000 for the restoration project. Due to a slight delay in work starting, the Trust is able to run … Read More