Tweet for a seat at Cucina Rustica

A Jewellery Quarter based Italian restaurant is offering an exclusive evening in a one-off social campaign. For one week only, Italian restaurant, Cucina Rustica is offering up the chance for members of the general public to win a table for two and sample their food and wine pairing menu. The competition, which will run on their Twitter channel from Monday … Read More

JQBID Supports Cyclists with Big Bike Days

In an ongoing campaign to promote a greener, more eco-friendly Jewellery Quarter, cyclists are being treated to a free bike advice and repair service courtesy of the Jewellery Quarter BID. Cyclists can drop their bikes off at the dedicated cycle pod in the Golden Square, Warstone Lane, on select Fridays throughout Summer, dubbed ‘JQ Big Bike Days’. Bikes receive a … 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

Photographers Show Their Love For JQ

On Saturday 25th March, more than one hundred photographers gathered for an InstaMeet in the Jewellery Quarter to show their love for one the most beautiful and quirky areas in the city. An InstaMeet is a social gathering of users from the popular photo & video sharing social networking site Instagram. The Instagrammers (dubbed IGers) movement is designed to encourage … Read More

Local Florist Qualifies for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Sherrie Phelps, florist at popular local business Lily Jones Flowers, has successfully qualified for Florist of the Year 2017 at the UK’s top Horticultural Show, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. To qualify, competitors were asked to Create a structural arrangement for a wedding being held at the Tate Modern Art Gallery. Every year the RHS searches for the best … 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

St Paul’s Church Announces Events Calendar

St Paul’s Church, the beautiful Grade I listed building which sits on top of the last remaining Georgian Square in Birmingham, St Paul’s Square, has announced a new series of events. Most of you know St Pauls Church and many of you have walked by, probably having never been inside. However, in addition to regular services open to all, the … Read More

Chinese Vase sells for £810,000 in JQ Auctioneers

Fellows & Sons inaugural Antiques, Silver & Collectables auction defied all expectations when lot 136 sold for £810,000, breaking all house records for the auctioneers on Augusta Street. The large and impressive Chinese porcelain wucai fish vase was entered to sale with an auction estimate of £1,200 – 1,800. Intricately decorated with small golden carp, lotus blossoms and undulating grasses … Read More

JQ Post Office Closure Dates

You may have noticed that the Post Office on Warstone Lane is undergoing a refurbishment which started on 6th January. With 14 days left, the Post Office announced that it will be closed for a further four days from Friday 10th February to Tuesday 14th February, with plans for the refurbished branch to open from 1pm on Wednesday 15th February … Read More

Stay Protected with West Midlands Police Free Alert Service

The West Midlands Police Service has launched a new tool designed to help keep you safe from crime.   WMNow is a free messaging tool that gives you the opportunity to directly receive alerts from the Police and chosen partners such as Action Fraud and Crime Stoppers. On signing up, users will be asked to choose the type of alerts … Read More

Indian Brewery Opens in Jewellery Quarter

The Jewellery Quarter welcomes an exciting new contender on the food & drink scene this month with the opening of Indian Brewery Snowhill. Built on the site of a former coffee house, Brewsmiths, under Snow Hill’s railway arches, this quirky new addition appeals to foodies, caffeine connoisseurs and craft beer lovers alike with a compelling kffering of Indian street food with … Read More

Pasta Di Piazza’s Top Tips to a New Year’s Detox

With the New Year comes healthier lifestyle choices, but just because you’re on a diet, attempting to detox or trying a new fitness regime, does that really mean you have to stop eating out altogether? Jewellery Quarter’s favourite Italian restaurant, Pasta Di Piazza, based on Brook Street, says an improved lifestyle choice shouldn’t stop you from eating out – it … Read More

Download our JQ Food & Drink Guide Now!

The Jewellery Quarter is the home of high-quality, bespoke jewellery in the UK, just as it has been for decades. Yet, in the last few years we have seen a rise in popularity for the area as a place to dine and socialise with an increase in vibrant new bars, restaurants, cafes and attractions. In 2016, the Quarter welcomed 10 … 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

JQ Fusions 2016 dates announced with spotlight on local businesses

Following on from the resounding success of last year, we are delighted to announce that JQ Fusions is returning in 2017.  The first in the new series will see Bridal Outlet, The Wedding Quarter, team up with high-quality jewellery workshop, QuarterWorkshop, for an evening perfect for all brides-to-be. Guests will be taught the art of choosing the perfect dress while being … Read More

BLOC launches high-tech hotel experience in JQ

Smart travellers enjoy the ultimate high-tech hotel experience with the launch of Apartment BLOC – a revolution in affordable luxury. Each three-room mini complex combines the service and convenience of a hotel, with the creature comforts of your own home. Suites are packed with BLOC’s trademark innovations and designer touches. They are perfect for short breaks and longer business trips. … Read More

Jewellery Quarter jewellers showcase handmade unique collections at Symphony Hall

Each year during the festive period, a collective of Birmingham’s well established and emerging jewellery designers exhibit at the prestigious selling event, Centrepiece at Symphony Hall. It’s the perfect opportunity to buy exclusive Christmas gifts from exceptional handmade creative collections, or commission truly one-off personal pieces. This year Centrepiece is running a fantastic competition opportunity. To be in with a … 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

Celebrate National Cappuccino Day with Cuccina Rustica

On November 8th, coffee lovers are invited to revel in one of their ultimate calendar days at one of Birmingham’s favourite Italian restaurants.  To celebrate National Cappuccino Day, on Tuesday 8th November, Cucina Rustica will be offering free cappuccino’s for guests to enjoy when they open their doors at 11am. The Italian restaurant, which is based on Ludgate Hill, has … 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

JQ puts its fashion foot forward in return of Quarter Lifestyle Event

On Wednesday 19th October, the Jewellery Quarter put its fashion foot forward with it’s fourth annual Quarter Lifestyle Showcase, Organised by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID).      A VIP guest list filled the foyer of University College Birmingham’s McIntyre House, Holland Street. Guests were treated to drinks, canapés, a string quartet and the opportunity to browse a … Read More

Quarter to Hosts Birmingham’s First Improv Festival

Blue Orange Theatre, Great Hampton Street, will be the stage for Birmingham’s first ever Improv Festival. Download the flyer This exciting event will open its doors for three days of completely improvised plays, musicals, sketches, puppets, costume dramas and a host of exciting workshops. The three-day event, running from 21st – 23rd October, features some of the biggest and best Improv … 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

Last chance to catch Scalextric Super Prix!

Get in gear for the final time at WWTP as  Scalextric Super Prix reaches its final lap.    It’s time for budding Lewis Hamiltons to get in gear and make a final bid for the leader board this bank holiday weekend as the Wonderful World of Trains and Planes (WWTP) Scalextric Super Prix championship enters its last lap. With the WWTP … Read More

Artists & Architects to Launch Collaborative Exhibition in JQ

BPN Architects, Mary Street, are curating a fast-paced programme of art installations in the loading bay at Three to cellebrate the collaborative working relationship between artists and architects. Running the month of September, four artists will turn an ordinary space into something extraordinary. At the front of 3 Mary Street, also known as ‘Three’, in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, there is a … Read More

Enjoy the JQ Festival? Leave feedback and win big!

The Jewellery Quarter BID is committed to making the Jewellery Quarter Festival the best it can be and we need your help. Please take 5 minutes of your time to share your festival experience with us and you could be in with a chance of winning one of the following fabulous prizes, all sourced from local JQ businesses: 1 of … Read More

Free Family Fun at Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Festival

Jewellery Quarter festival is returning for a second year and bringing a flurry of free family friendly events. From Friday July 22nd – Sunday 24th July, the Quarter will be taken over by performers, food stalls, free activities and more, making it perfect place for a day out with the whole family. Taking place across the Golden Square and St … Read More

Travel to the Jewellery Quarter for £1

Work on the 0.7 mile expansion to the Midland Metro was completed last week – and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The new expansion now allows trams to run direct from New Street station to the Jewellery Quarter in approximately 7 minutes at the cost of £1 for an adult single. “Despite delays, the expansion is great news … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog 2016

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.  31st May 2016 … Read More

WWTP gets in gear to host ‘mini Motofest’

A ‘mini Motofest’ event featuring performance cars from the UK’s largest city centre car festival is to roar into action at The Wonderful World of Trains and Planes (WWTP), Birmingham’s newest family attraction.  WWTP will host cars of all shapes and sizes on Sunday 29 May for a Super Sunday of high octane action, celebrating the Coventry Motofest event. Coventry Motofest … Read More

Family Fun this Easter Holiday in the Jewellery Quarter

Bring the family to the Jewellery Quarter this Easter with a variety of events and attractions throughout the holiday to keep kids busy and parents happy. To help you along the way we have broken down the family friendly attractions around the Jewellery Quarter to help you plan that perfect day out whether it’s fun, educational, or a bit of … Read More

Family Fun at Wonderful World of Trains & Planes this Easter

It’s on track for an exciting Easter at WWTP with launch of Design a Train competition, Flight School and egg hunt Visitors to The Wonderful World of Trains and Planes(WWTP) are in for a trio of Easter treats with a Design a Train competition, new Flight School and egg hunt all launched during the holiday period. The new Design a Train … Read More

Family days out in the Jewellery Quarter this Half-Term

Bring the family to the Jewellery Quarter this half term with a variety of events and attractions throughout the week to keep kids busy and parents happy. To help you along the way we have broken down the family friendly attractions around the Jewellery Quarter to help you plan that perfect day out whether it’s fun, educational, or a bit … Read More

Find Love and Escape puzzles with Escape Live this Valentines Day

Romance is hotting up at a Birmingham entertainment venue which is hoping to prepare the city for the most romantic day of the year by hosting a date night with a quirky twist. Escape Live, based in Henrietta Street, launched in the city last year and runs live games for teams of up to five people who work to crack … Read More

JQBID Shopping Guide

Shopping season is upon us and there is no better time than now to discover what the Jewellery Quarter has to offer! With over 100 independent retailers, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and bars you can buy with confidence knowing that the Jewellery Quarter is the place for quality purchases that come from the heart of a hard-working community. Click below … Read More

JQBID Winter What’s On Guide 2015

December is finally here and with it a whole host of festive fun. Click below to download our guide to What’s On in the Jewellery Quarter this Christmas. Please note that this is not a definitive guide, for a full list of events happening around the Jewellery Quarter and updated daily, please see our What’s On Section.

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

VYSE STREET CAR PARK OPENS FREE FOR CHRISTMAS

Following on from the success of last year, the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) have paid for the multistory Car Park on Vyse Street to open with free parking every Sunday until Christmas Day starting 6th December 2015. “Obviously, Christmas is a busy shopping period and we want to make shopping in the Jewellery Quarter as enticing as we … Read More

Successful New Business Looks to Expand After Just One Year

Escape Live have teamed up with us to offer local JQ Businesses a fantastic 10% off their booking. If you are interested please contact Jordan direct on 01215723131, you will also need to bring a business card with you on arrival*. Get your fantastic team building experience now! A Birmingham entertainment venue, which opened less than a year ago and … Read More

Jewellery Quarter featured in Past & Present Interactive Timeline

Travelodge has created an interactive timeline that showcases how much Birmingham has evolved over time. With eight images of historic landmarks and notable areas in Birmingham, users have the opportunity to journey between past and present with a simple slider. Areas such as the Jewellery Quarter have only seen slight changes since 1980, while other areas like the Bull Ring have changed … Read More

Explore The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes at Coffin Works

The Jewellery Quarter is gearing up for a very special Victorian-themed evening, taking place on Thursday 24th September at the Newman Brothers’ Coffin Works. For one night only, the Coffin Works will travel back in time to the days of the industrial age and play homage to one of the world’s greatest fictional detectives, Sherlock Holmes. Presented by Don’t Go … 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

Air Traffic Control Experience Opens At Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

Did you know there are on average 320 flight movements a day at Birmingham Airport which are managed by a team of just nine people? The work is so concentrated that there are strict time limits imposed – a maximum of two hours at any one stretch. Get a real sense of what happens behind the scenes at a busy international … 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, including jewellery and silverware, but … Read More

Changes to traffic flow on Charlotte Street

In an effort to reduce sudden spikes in congestion on Fleet Street, Summer Row & Lionel Street, the decision has been taken to reverse the traffic flow on Charlotte Street. This will come into effect from Sunday 2nd August 2015. See below for the relevant literature. Paradise – Charlotte Street Traffic Flow For further information and the latest updates to … 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