Breaking the Silence UK launches 2018 initiative

After last year’s overwhelming success where 21 women broke their chains of abuse and got their life back, a Jewellery Quarter-based charity is once again opening its doors to women across the UK by offering its free 6-month programme to the most vulnerable. Breaking The Silence’s Building From Broken Pieces Programme (BFBP) is a real-time recovery course that gives women the … Read More

Birmingham’s First Ever Whisky Bar to Open in JQ

After running a hugely popular Whisky Festival for the past six years The Birmingham Whisky Club is due to open the city’s first Whisky Bar at 75 – 80 Vyse St on February 14th. Amy Seton, owner and co-founder of the Whisky Club, said: “I set up the whisky club six years ago and have helped to build up a … Read More

Local JQ Business Alyn Waterman Studio to speak at UCB Open Day

Alyn Waterman will be one of several professional guests providing career insight during The University College Birmingham All-Star Open Day on Saturday 20 January. Alyn Waterman has over 25 years experience of working with hair, make-up and beauty on tv and movie sets and has been Dame Joan Collin’s personal hairstylist for over 12 years. Alyn also owns and runs Alyn … Read More

UCB All Star Open Day – Saturday 20 January

The Jewellery Quarter hair and make-up artist Alyn Waterman, Birmingham restauranteur Glynn Purnell, and Rosie Ginday founder of Miss Macaroon are just a few of the many speakers attending the UCB Open Day on Saturday 20th January. The complete list of star-studded guest speakers includes YouTubers, celebrity chefs, athletes, bloggers and professional entrepreneurs who will present free talks to students in … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Paradise Circus Queensway – weekend closures

Paradise Birmingham which borders the Jewellery Quarter area is to be transformed into a vibrant mixed use development of commercial, civic, retail, leisure and hotel space, providing major improvements to pedestrian access and greatly enhanced public realm befitting this exemplary historic setting. Paradise will be one of the biggest development schemes Birmingham has seen for a generation and will dramatically … Read More

Jewellers Benchspaces for Hire – Artisan Alchemy Gallery

Looking to expand or set up a new business in 2018? Artisan Alchemy Gallery on Caroline Street is advertising jewellers bench spaces for hire as well as a private unit. Ideal for recent graduates or new businesses the benches are set in a cosy communal space with a shared kitchen and courtyard and include an exclusive mentoring programme with acclaimed jeweller … Read More

33 Pitsford Street (Mr Tyre) – Public Consultation

Blackswan Developments is hosting 3 public open days to give an opportunity for people to view and comment on its proposals for a new residential, retail, office and workshop development on the Mr Tyre site. The proposals include a new entrance into the Jewellery Quarter railway station, a new public area as well as the opportunity to deliver an increase … Read More

New Year, New You! Staying healthy in the JQ

Staying active and healthy is at the top of many people’s New Years Resolution but it can be hard to find the type of exercise that suits you. To help you narrow it down we have compiled a list of some of the many exercise and fitness opportunities available in the JQ which are also shown on this handy Google … Read More

Indian Brewery grow Bigger, Better and Bolder in 2018 with Expansion

The local JQ favourite Indian Brewery is going bigger and bolder in 2018 with a brand new expansion into the adjoining arch next to Snow Hill station opening today (3 January). Alongside the increased seating capacity, new features include a visible glass cellar and Indian-inspired bespoke artwork on the walls. A ‘Made In Birmingham’ sign hangs in the entrance as … Read More

New Year’s Eve

If you are looking to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the JQ this year you are truly spoilt for choice! See our quick pick of parties and festive menus below or browse the full list on our What’s On Page. A very Happy New Year to all our businesses, residents and visitors from the JQBID team! The Rose Villa Tavern For … Read More

Holiday Opening Times in the Quarter

The JQBID office will be closed after 22 December 2017 and reopens on 2 January 2018. If you have an urgent enquiry during this time, please email info@jqdt.org. If you are visiting the Jewellery Quarter over the holiday period, please confirm the opening times before heading out. We have listed a few key opening hours below but for a more comprehensive list please … Read More

Record breaking diamond ring sells for over £1 Million at Fellows in Birmingham

The 43.59 carat Fancy Intense Yellow radiant-cut VS2 diamond was set between two white tapered diamond shoulders at 1.62 carats in total. This significant yellow diamond was the centre piece of an exquisite ring created by Graff Diamonds. For 141 years Fellows has been one of the country’s prominent auctioneers, they became an auction house in 1876. The family business … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

JQ business leads on Christmas Giving Tree campaign

For the fourth year in a row, Jewellery Quarter-based business TheTicketSellers is running its Christmas charity initiative – Giving Tree. For the last three years, the staff in the office have stopped spending money on Christmas cards and novelty Secret Santa presents in favour of collecting and/or buying groceries for the local foodbank.  Last year, the organisation partnered up with … Read More

Record-breaking Rolex sells for £110,000 at Birmingham Auction House

A vintage Rolex in the November Watch Sale at Fellows Auctioneers sold for £110,000 (plus Buyers Premium), setting a new house record for a price achieved by a watch at auction. This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Milgauss dates from 1958 and was given an estimate of £40,000 – £60,000 ahead of Tuesday’s auction. This watch had been in single ownership since … Read More

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. THE SHOPPING QUARTER   No matter what gift you are looking for – you’ll find something special here in the JQ… after all it’s what our area is famous for! Our streets are brimming with retailers and studios selling everything from unique antique jewels to … Read More

43.59 carat yellow diamond ring to feature in JQ Auctioneers Christmas Auction

A Fancy Intense Yellow and White Diamond Ring headlines the Fellows Antique & Modern Jewellery Sale on December 7th 2017. The 43.59 carat Fancy Intense Yellow radiant-cut VS2 diamond is set between two white tapered diamond shoulders at 1.62 carats in total. This significant yellow diamond is the centre piece of an exquisite ring created by Graff Diamonds and is … Read More

THE LIGHTS ARE ON – JEWELLERY QUARTER

Lighting up the Quarter exploded in a bright display of fireworks and bespoke jewellery themed Christmas lights Friday 17th November. If you missed our fantastic annual event you can catch up on the sights here, and you can always come back next year to enjoy the spectacle in person. If you would like to come and see the jewellery themed … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Quarter Life is out now!

Quarter Life Issue 12 is out this week! The magazine is part of the JQBID’s commitment to raise the profile of the Jewellery Quarter and is an informative guide for visitors who may not have experienced all that the area has to offer. In this edition, browse through the Outside the Box supplement for Christmas present ideas and take inspiration … Read More

New JQ job opportunities at Ruskin Mill Land Trust

Ruskin Mill Land Trust has been awarded a significant Heritage Lottery Fund grant, to undertake the next phase of work at its New Standard Works site on Vittoria Street in the Jewellery Quarter. The organisation is now seeking applications for two roles; Community Relationship Manager and Heritage Programme Manager. The project will create new facilities from which the visitor can … 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

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Get involved with the JQ Suit Drive

A local charity is seeking unwanted smart workwear from Jewellery Quarter residents and businesses. During Monday 2nd October – Friday 6th October, Suited for Success is joining together with The Big Peg, the JQBID, the Jewellery Quarter West Midlands Police Team and TimeBank to run a suit donation drive. Individuals are being encouraged to donate their gently worn suits and … 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

Help to reduce air pollution in Birmingham – come and have your say on 4 & 16 Oct

As Birmingham continues to grow, increasing traffic congestion and vehicle emissions are undermining the health and wellbeing of  local people, leading to over 900 premature deaths in the city each year. Part of the UK Government’s plans to address this is to introduce Clean Air Zones (CAZ) in certain cities across the UK. Birmingham is one of the areas with … Read More

Birmingham Film Company Nominated for Royal Television Society Award for the Third Year Running

IDM Media, a film production company based in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, has been nominated for an industry recognised Royal Television Society award for the third year in a row. The 2017 Royal Television Society Midlands Awards are highly prized in the media industry. They are a ‘kitemark’ of excellence and recognise the best media productions and talent in the … Read More

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 has been designing and manufacturing … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

BIG CAT WELCOMES NEW TALENT TO THE PRIDE

Jewellery Quarter agency Big Cat has boosted its team with two new appointments to both the design and the communications team. With recent new business wins and a 35% per cent increase in creative campaign work, the marketing communications agency has expanded the team to recruit graphic designer, Simon Stanyer and senior account executive, Helen Gaskell. Simon’s career spans 5 … Read More

Closure of M6 J6/A38(M) Spaghetti/Gravelly Hill Interchange from Friday 1 September (8 pm) to Monday 4 September (6 am).

M6 J6/A38(M) Spaghetti/Gravelly Hill Interchange will be closed from Friday 1 September (8pm) to Monday 4 September (6am). This is required in order to complete the programme of summer maintenance works and ensure that all restrictions are removed by Monday 4 September. From 8 pm Friday 1 September to 6 am Monday 4 September: • The A38(M) Aston Expressway will … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … 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

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 at the Jewellery and Watch … 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 relationship that has seen the … Read More

Resurfacing – Great Hampton Street

As part of ongoing improvement works, Amey is planning to resurface a section of Great Hampton Street in the Jewellery Quarter. The work starts on Wednesday 19 July (8.00pm) and finishes on Friday 28 July (6.00am) and is split into two phases: Wednesday 19  – Friday 21 July Monday 24 – Friday 28 July During the two phases, the section … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

As a part of the JQDT (Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) structure, a Planning Consultative Committee meets and reviews applications on behalf of businesses and residents in the Quarter. The team lodge comments about planning directly to Birmingham City Council. The committee meets every month and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is a planning tracker for … Read More

Coffin Folk ’17 – Jewellery Quarter Festival 2017

The Coffin Works Birmingham’s award-winning museum and newest heritage attraction will welcome 4 talented folk and roots performers for a live music event as part of the wider Jewellery Quarter Festival. On 29th July, from 7 pm, as part of the Jewellery Quarter Festival, the Coffin Works will throw open its courtyard to ticket holders. The schedule is packed as … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine Issue 11 – out now!

The new issue of Quarter Life is now out! It’s a bumper summer edition, featuring the ‘Dine in the JQ’ supplement which provides some recommendations for your next meal in the Jewellery Quarter. Our cover star Roni Ferro is the owner of Pasta Di Piazza and Cucina Rustica, two popular Italian eateries synonymous with this part of Birmingham. Alongside Roni, … Read More

PAY BY PICTURE AT CUCINA RUSTICA THIS MONTH

This month, Cucina Rustica will be encouraging diners to pay for their desserts by uploading a photo of their sweet course to their social channels. Are you an avid photographer when it comes to food arriving at your table? Do you like to snap and upload your photos to give your social followers endless amounts of food envy? Well, throughout … Read More

Jewellery Quarter BID Renewal ballot success

Businesses have voted in favour of a second term for the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (BID). The result in the recent renewal ballot means that it now has the mandate to proceed for another five years. Over 700 businesses and organisations were asked to vote in the postal ballot between 7 June and 5 July. The Jewellery Quarter BID … Read More