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 Townscape Heritage Project Seeks Two Key Positions

Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage Project HERITAGE/CONSERVATION: TWO KEY POSTS IN MANAGING BIRMINGHAM JEWELLERY QUARTER’S TOWNSCAPE HERITAGE PROJECT (3 Year Appointments) Via Heritage Lottery support first approved in 2015, the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust is seeking to appoint to two posts, based in the JQ, to lead implementation of the second stage of its exciting Townscape Heritage scheme. The TH Project … 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

Overnight tunnel closures in Birmingham

In order for Amey to carry out essential maintenance and cleaning of St Chads Queensway, Great Charles Street Queensway and Suffolk Street Queensway tunnels, there will be overnight closures from Monday 10 July to  Thurs 13 July. The hours of closure will be from 22.00 – 06.00 each night. The closure is necessary and Amey does not anticipate any significant traffic … Read More

Important information – BCC refuse workers strike 30 June

Refuse workers at Birmingham City Council are set to strike on Friday 30 June. On this day, a JQBID partner First Mile Waste & Recycling services are prepared to pick up any Birmingham City Council sacks from businesses in the Jewellery Quarter, free of charge. Our JQBID Clean Team are not affected by this strike and will continue with their … Read More

Thank you for voting in the BID Renewal ballot!

The Jewellery Quarter BID Renewal ballot opened on 7 June. A number of BID levy-payers have already submitted their postal vote. A ‘Yes’ vote is a vote for five more years of investment in projects and services to help improve the Jewellery Quarter and make it the place to live, learn, work and visit. If you are a BID levy … 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

Jewellery Quarter BID Renewal ballot open

Businesses in the Jewellery Quarter are being encouraged to vote and support an additional £2.9 million investment into their area over the next five years. Improvements to the public realm, expanding the dedicated cleaning team, boosting recycling facilities for businesses and free public Wi-Fi are among the projects the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) wants to deliver between 2017 … 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

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

Unique and controversial art collection to open in the Jewellery Quarter

A unique and controversial new art collection containing human remains will launch in the Jewellery Quarter on Thursday 18th May. Presented by local gallery Turner Fine Arts, ‘Here Lies’ is the first collection by London-based artist Kieran Crowder, which incorporates ashes liberated from a crematorium the artist worked at when he was a teenager. The anonymous human remains were rescued from … 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

Traffic News: Carver Street

Vehicles will be prohibited from driving along Carver Street in the Jewellery Quarter, from its junction with Moreton Street to Tenby Street from 8th May 2017. This restriction will remain in place for five days, although access to frontages will be maintained as necessary. The reason for this temporary prohibition, which has been given by Birmingham City Council, is to … Read More

JQBID Business Proposal 2017 – 2022

The proposals for a second term of the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is now available for download. If you are a business in the Jewellery Quarter with a rateable value of over £10,000 then this document is essential for you to read as it contains information that will affect your business for the next five years. Download JQBID Proposal … 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

Jewellery Quarter Essential Shopping Guide

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 to view our Shopping Guide. Remember, for a comprehensive directory of businesses in the Quarter please see our online directory.   DOWNLOAD THE … Read More

Jewellery Quarter Agency Strikes Gold in University Challenge

Jewellery Quarter-based brand experience agency, IE Brand, was awarded two Gold trophies at the Transform Awards Europe 2017 last week. IE Brand, Warstone Lane, picked up two Gold trophies, one for ‘Best Visual Identity from the Education Sector’ for IE’s University of Reading Careers rebrand and a second for  ‘Best Brand Architecture Solution’ for IE’s Cranfield University rebrand; the latter … Read More

HRH Princess Anne visits Toye, Kenning & Spencer

HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, paid a visit to local manufacturer Toye, Kenning and Spencer on Thursday 30th March 2017. Toye, Kenning and Spencer, Warstone Lane,  is a three-hundred year old Royal Warrant holding company, still owned by the Toye family. Exploiting the latest technology, Toye designs and manufactures jewellery and identity products for governments, corporates, fraternal and friendly … 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

Marketing Agency raises money for The National Autistic Society

Hanging up their account based marketing hats for a short period, marketing agency Catalyst, put on their aprons and baked all week-long in a bid to raise money during World Autism Awareness Week. Channelling the Great British Bake Off and infusing it with a little Come Dine With Me, each member of the team baked for the week-long sale and … 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

Quarter Life Magazine – Wedding in JQ

Make your special day that extra little bit magical with our guide to planning your Jewellery Quarter Wedding. This guide features in Issue 10 of our premium magazine, Quarter Life which you can pick up your free copy from various retailers across the area or read online now by clicking here. Click below to read online.  

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 10 – Out Now!

Quarter Life has now reached its tenth issue! 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 who may not have experienced all that the area has to offer. Spring has officially … 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

Proposed Access Changes to Lionel Street

New proposals as part of Stage 3 plans of “Snow Hill Station Square” Public Realm works could change access to Lionel Street in the Jewellery Quarter. Proposed alterations include the change of one way traffic to two ways and removal of on-street parking to southside of the street to allow the provision of bus and cycle movements both ways along the … 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

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 PDF planning tracker … Read More

Artisan Alchemy Gallery Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Artisan Alchemy Gallery on Caroline Street is celebrating its first anniversary since opening in the Quarter in 2016. The gallery has brought together some of the highest quality bespoke design and craftsmanship from the UK and Ireland. Here in Birmingham, you can see examples of unique furniture design and exceptional craftsmanship that are undoubtedly the antiques of the future. To celebrate its first … 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

Essential Work on M6 Northbound Carraigeway Between Junction 7 & 8

ESSENTIAL BRIDGE WORK ON THE M6 NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN JUNCTION 7 AND 8 UPDATE: Download the latest updates of scheduled work berlow. TM Bulletin 2 M6 Corridor Original Story:  Highways England will carry out essential maintenance work to the northbound carriageway over the Rushall viaduct and the M5 to M6 northbound link road. Works are projected to start on 20 … Read More

Local, Hand-Made Loveliness at Jewellery Quarter Modern Craft Market

Treat your mum with local, handmade loveliness this Mother’s Day from Quartermasters – the second of a quarterly modern craft market in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter at 1000 Trades. Independent neighbourhood bar, 1000 Trades, Frederick Street, plays host to the second Quartermaster artisanal makers market with a dozen independent local businesses. Wanting to encourage people to shop local and … Read More

A look inside the Temple of Relief

Whether for freight, commuters or tourists, the railway has been an important feature of the Jewellery Quarter for many years and continues to play a vital role in the success of the area. The station features, the Grade II listed cast iron urinal known to locals as ‘The Temple of Relief‘. While no longer operational and locked, this a charming monument … Read More

Road Closure: Warstone Lane 5th March 2017

Warstone Lane in the Jewellery Quarter will be closed on Sunday 5th March from 9am – 7pm for the filming of a TV commercial. “We have been working closely with the council and the police and they have permitted us to close Warstone Lane from the junction of Spencer Street to the junction of Vyse Street from 9am on Sunday 5th … Read More

Local Students Help the Homeless

Connect Events is hosting a ‘Peaky Blinders Charity Evening’ in support of the local charity, St Basils, on the 3rd of March 2017, at The Vaults in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. With a combination of gangsters and glamour, it is going to be a ‘blinder’ of an event! Recreating the atmosphere of the 1920s the event will include a themed fashion … Read More

Home Grown: Support the Next Generation of JQ Creatives

On Wednesday 8th March, the School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street, will host Home Grown. #HomeGrownBrum The purpose of the Home Grown event is just to plant the seed of a question or to add a little water to a seed that might already be there and is an opportunity for local JQ businesses to consider apprenticeships like never before. Is … Read More

Yellow Friday is coming to the Quarter

It may feel like the depths of winter but the mood at Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) is most definitely sunshiny and yellow as we have just over two weeks to go to Big Yellow Friday, our national awareness and fundraising day. Based in Birmingham city centre, CLDF is the only UK charity dedicated to fighting all forms of childhood … 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 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

How to help the homeless find the support they need

While homelessness and rough sleeping is nothing new, recent reports have highlighted a notable rise in the issue across the UK. However, there is a service you can use which is quick and will offer rough sleepers the help and support they need.  Although Birmingham’s homeless population is not as great as other areas of the country, concerns have been … Read More