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

PASTA DI PIAZZA GETS SCARY FOR HALF PRICE THIS HALLOWEEN

One of Birmingham’s favourite pizza pasta restaurants is getting spooky this Halloween and offering a half-price discount for kids on selected ‘Halloween’ pizzas. To celebrate Halloween, Pasta Di Piazza, based on Brook Street in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, will be offering half price for children on specific ‘Halloween’ pizzas over the half-term period. From Monday 23rd – Sunday 29th October, the … Read More

Remedial works to central reservation on Caroline Street

Parade Civil Engineering will be undertaking remedial works on the central boulevard along Caroline Street on behalf of Birmingham City Council and the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District. Works will commence on Monday 23rd October 2016 and will be completed within 3 weeks approximately. As before, a road closure into Caroline Street from St. Paul’s Square will be setup together … Read More

COFFIN WORKS SHORTLISTED FOR A HISTORIC ENGLAND ANGEL AWARD

The Coffin Works is celebrating being named one of three finalists in the Best Rescue, Recording or Interpretation of a Historic Place category at this year’s prestigious Historic England Angel Awards 2017 The Relaxed@Newman Bros factory tour – specifically designed for people on the autistic spectrum by volunteers Adam Sutcliffe-Brown and Suzanne Carter has connected the Coffin Works museum with … Read More

Renaissance Award Unveiling Event – George & Dragon

On Tuesday 17 October 2017, The George & Dragon Pub in the Jewellery Quarter, hosted the unveiling of its Renaissance Award. The George and Dragon competed against some strong competition, which included The Assay Office and Gas Retort. The event hosts Birmingham Civic Society, unveiled a Renaissance Award for ‘Outstanding Design, Engineering, Execution and Performance’. Councillor Philip Davis, Jewellery Quarter … Read More

Your chance to snap up original art bargains!

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) is to hold its first Charity Auction on November 2, run by Bonhams and hosted by Deutsche Bank at their prestigious Brindleyplace offices. For more than 200 years, the RBSA has provided opportunities in Birmingham for people to engage with the arts. The Gallery is just off St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter, and needs to raise funds … Read More

Win a meal for two to celebrate UK National Curry Week!

In order to celebrate the 20th annual UK National Curry Week, Rajdoot Indian Restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter is offering one lucky curry lover the chance to win a meal for two at any time of their choosing. To participate, follow the restaurant’s twitter handle @RajdootIndian and reply to their tweet with #ILoveCurry and your favourite type of curry! The … Read More

First ever JQ Suit Drive hailed a success

A clothing donation campaign in the Jewellery Quarter has been labelled a success after businesses and residents donated hundreds of items during the first ‘JQ Suit Drive’. Suited for Success, a Birmingham charity that collects and provides donated clothes for unemployed men and women, partnered with the Jewellery Quarter BID (JQBID), the Jewellery Quarter West Midlands Police Team, The Big … Read More

Anderson’s Bar & Grill wins top award for third year running

Birmingham’s premier independent steak restaurant, Anderson’s Bar & Grill Restaurant of the Year West Midlands for third year running at the 2017 Food Awards England. The awards ceremony took place on Monday 2nd October 2017 at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. Anderson’s have now received the Restaurant of Year (West Midlands) for a third consecutive year since 2015. The restaurant’s … Read More

Another successful year for the Jewellery Quarter Festival

Thousands of people attended the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District’s (JQBID) Jewellery Quarter Festival last month. The three-day festival took place between 28th and 30th July 2017. On Friday, the event kicked off in style in the Golden Square marquee. Barbara Nice kept the guests entertained in between performances from Jake Henry, JQ Soul, Aston Performing Arts Academy and drag … Read More

Combine your visits to three Jewellery Quarter museums and get up to 15% off!

The Jewellery Quarter is home to a group of unique museums, which bring to life the trades which made our city ‘the workshop of the world’. Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, The Pen Museum and Newman Brothers at the Coffin Works are located within walking distance of one another and combine to make a truly memorable day out. Now you … Read More

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