The Fashion and Jewellery Exchange comes to the JQ

The seventh generation head of a historic Jewellery Quarter firm is set to offer inspiration to brands right at the beginning of their start-up journey at a top industry event next month. Henry Deakin, managing director at Deakin & Francis, will address the audience at The Fashion and Jewellery Exchange on 4th October. The business … Read more

NAJ – Turkish Brands Showcase 8 August 2017

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ), based in the Jewellery Quarter, is working with other partners to deliver an event showcasing Turkish jewellery brands. The Turkish Brands Showcase on 8 August is an exclusive event where premium jewellery suppliers, endorsed by the Jewellery Exporter’s Association of Turkey, will showcase their latest collections ahead of exhibiting … Read more

Innovative new education partnership is ‘Made in Birmingham’

A groundbreaking new partnership between the University of Birmingham and University College Birmingham is set to offer young people across the West Midlands and beyond innovative new routes into a university education. The two Birmingham universities have signed an agreement that harnesses the strengths of each institution. The collaboration celebrates and builds on a 22-year … 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 … 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 … Read more

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

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

Write into the future

At a time of financial uncertainty for museums and galleries a unique, volunteer-run Birmingham museum has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to help it plan for a sustainable future. A £19,500 Transition Fund grant from HLF, spanning a critical nine month period, has been awarded with the aim of helping the Museum develop … Read more

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