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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 regularly and the city council recognises the comments made by the JQDT. Below is ... Read more Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ
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MJQ Announce First Ever Jeweller in Residence Winner

One budding Midlands jewellery designer has been given a unique opportunity with the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter to be its first Jeweller in Residence, a project which aims to support emerging jewellery designers. Winner Fiona Harris, who previously studied at Birmingham City University School of Jewellery, is the first designer to be crowned with ... Read more MJQ Announce First Ever Jeweller in Residence Winner
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JQBID sponsors workshops for business community

This month, the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is hosting a series of free Personal Safety Workshops together with Kaizen Performance Centre. These 1-hour long sessions are free to attend for anyone who works in the Jewellery Quarter BID area. The sessions will cover the fundamentals of personal safety theory and offer practical ideas ... Read more JQBID sponsors workshops for business community
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Department for International Trade Explore the Jewellery Quarter

A global delegation from the Department for International Trade (DIT) visited Birmingham on Wednesday 5 September to explore current opportunities and learn about exciting plans for the city’s future. Delegates attended from all corners of the world including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the USA. The afternoon itinerary featured ... Read more Department for International Trade Explore the Jewellery Quarter
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Book Celebrating Inspiring Female Brummies produced by Emma Press and Birmingham City Council

A new book celebrating 30 inspirational Birmingham women has been produced by JQ based The Emma Press and Birmingham City Council and features a stunning collection of portraits by an all-female team of illustrators. Once Upon A Time In Birmingham: Women Who Dared To Dream is being published as part of Birmingham City Council’s campaign to mark ... Read more Book Celebrating Inspiring Female Brummies produced by Emma Press and Birmingham City Council
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Jewellery Quarter People’s Archive

A three-year £2million Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) project is searching for people to share their memories of living and working in the Jewellery Quarter. Commencing earlier this year, the Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage (JQTH) project began raising awareness of an area within the Jewellery Quarter’s ‘Industrial Middle’*. Historically a mixed industrial and residential area, many ... Read more Jewellery Quarter People’s Archive
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Aktar Islam launches second Jewellery Quarter venue Legna

Renowned city chef Aktar Islam is due to open his latest restaurant, Legna next month. This brand new 70 seat cover is situated across the street from his current venture Opheem. Legna, which is Italian for “firewood,” will blaze a trail for Italian cooking, championing the finest ingredients and market-fresh produce. Diners will be able to ... Read more Aktar Islam launches second Jewellery Quarter venue Legna
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AnchorCert Academy Launches New Website

This week the AnchorCert Group has launched a brand new website to support the AnchorCert Academy services. The Academy delivers retail-focused training courses to the jewellery sector, offering courses on everything from hallmarking and diamond grading to plating and social media. The new website has been designed to accommodate all services available from the Academy, with ... Read more AnchorCert Academy Launches New Website
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You’re invited to our Christmas Lights Switch on event!

We are kick-starting the festive season in the Jewellery Quarter with the annual Christmas Lights Switch On and fireworks display on Friday 16 November from 5 pm on the Golden Square outside the Big Peg building (B18 6NF). Sample food from some of Birmingham’s favourite street food vendors and a glass of mulled wine and ... Read more You’re invited to our Christmas Lights Switch on event!
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Birmingham School of Jewellery; “Ones To Watch”

Talented students from Birmingham’s School of Jewellery are featured in the latest edition of JQ Life (Issue 2 is out now). This week, we have shared the full interviews from two of the students; Ugne Nikitinaite and Eleanor Tucker. Ugne Nikitinaite: HND Jewellery and Silversmithing What inspires your work? I am mostly inspired by nature, space, and anything ... Read more Birmingham School of Jewellery; “Ones To Watch”
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JQ Life Issue Two – available to read now!

The Autumn edition of the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) magazine’s has landed! The JQ Life magazine is full of news, opinions and features on the businesses and people of the Jewellery Quarter. The front cover star is dynamic and visionary reanimator Stuart Holt (Javelin Block) who talks about this JQ journey and his ... Read more JQ Life Issue Two – available to read now!
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Your memories wanted for Jewellery Quarter ‘People’s Archive’.

A three-year £2million Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) project is searching for people to share their memories of living and working in the Jewellery Quarter. Commencing earlier this year, the Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage (JQTH) project began raising awareness of an area within the Jewellery Quarter’s ‘Industrial Middle’*. Historically a mixed industrial and residential area, many ... Read more Your memories wanted for Jewellery Quarter ‘People’s Archive’.
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