Assay Office opens doors to its new HQ

Europe’s largest Assay Office has opened the doors to its new purpose-built facility in Moreton Street, in the Jewellery Quarter. The modern headquarters unlocks many new opportunities for Assay Office Birmingham. The iconic office, which was based in Newhall Street for 137 years before it moved, is known for testing, verifying and hallmarking previous metals, … Read more Assay Office opens doors to its new HQ

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 … Read more JQ Festival Open Studios Blog

Coffin Works gears up for summer with a host of events

The Coffin Works, Birmingham’s historic museum and venue – that was bought back to life by the Birmingham Conservation Trust last year – will host an exciting roster of events this summer that will have the people of the Jewellery Quarter dancing, laughing and starting renovation projects of their own. The summer events programme will … Read more Coffin Works gears up for summer with a host of events

Children’s birthday packages and half term fun

The Wonderful World of Trains and Planes will be inspiring budding train drivers and railway enthusiasts this February half-term. A new addition to the model railway layouts, Little Train Drivers World, will allow children to take the controls and test their skills. The new layout was originally displayed at the well-loved HQ of model train … Read more Children’s birthday packages and half term fun

UCB’s gold-medal chefs are crowned Britain’s best

                      Young chefs at University College Birmingham are celebrating after scooping gold at a prestigious culinary competition – and being crowned Britain’s best. The team of five young cooks, mentored by a senior chef, scored top marks at La Parade des Chefs at the Hospitality … Read more UCB’s gold-medal chefs are crowned Britain’s best

Quarter Life – Issue 5 – Out Now

The fifth 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 people who live, learn, work and visit the area. It is also an informative guide for visitors … Read more Quarter Life – Issue 5 – Out Now

Abbey College Birmingham spreads charitable Christmas cheer

Abbey College Birmingham will be lending a helping hand to Birmingham City Mission this Christmas by collecting toys from across the city. Staff and students are aiming to help the charity provide more than 2,500 presents to disadvantaged children living in Birmingham. The members of the college student council have organised the toy collection point … Read more Abbey College Birmingham spreads charitable Christmas cheer

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