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

#TrafficNews Essential Work on M6 Northbound Carraigeway Between Junction 7 & 8

ESSENTIAL BRIDGE WORK ON THE M6 NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN JUNCTION 7 AND 8 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 February and complete by 13 April. This will include renewing the waterproofing, resurfacing, replacing the expansion … Read More

Pasta Di Piazza celebrates National Pizza Day with half price pizzas all day!

Counting down the hours until Friday? Worry not, because we’re about to make your Thursday that little bit more interesting with Pasta Di Piazza’s National Pizza Day celebration. On Thursday 9th February, one of the Jewellery Quarter’s most popular Italian restaurants, Pasta Di Piazza, will be offering half price pizzas all day for you and your friends, family and colleagues … Read More

Award winning Birmingham agent opens new office in “thriving” city

The popular Martin & Co franchise in Harborne has opened a second branch in central Birmingham ahead of rising demand over the next ten years within the Jewellery Quarter, Digbeth and City Centre. Director Raj Bedi says Birmingham is a ‘thriving’ city and will only grow in popularity once large scale infrastructure projects are completed. He said, “We’ve run a … 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

Has your JQ Business won an award? Let us know.

The Jewellery Quarter BID will be doing a spotlight on Award Winning businesses in the Jewellery Quarter as part of our ongoing commitment to raising the business profile of the area. If you have won an award then please get in touch with us now and share your story! For more details, drop us an email!

Workshops & Benchspaces Now Available in JQ

The Jewellery Quarter is one of Birmingham’s most creative business hubs. With a plethora of industries working alongside each other on a dynamic landscape which is constantly transforming, the Quarter is an ideal location for start-up, small, and creative businesses. Artisan Alchemy Gallery, 85 Caroline Street, has brought together some of the highest quality bespoke design and craftsmanship from the … 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

Multi-platinum selling artist, Kenny Thomas, headlining at The Jam House

Multi-platinum selling artist and Brit Award nominee, Kenny Thomas, will be headlining at The Jam House, Birmingham on Thursday 9th February 2017. He’s a multi-platinum selling artist who dominated the commercial, soul and album charts in the 90’s. By the time he was 23, Kenny Thomas had been nominated for two Brit Awards (Best British Male Vocalist and Best British … Read More

Small Business? These Grants Might Help You.

Birmingham City Council are running two programmes designed to support the development of small businesses: the Business Growth Programme and the Property Investment Programme Business Growth Programme (BGP) BGP offers grants of up to £200,000 across four separate schemes. This package of support is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and grow existing Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) … 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 GUIDE … 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

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

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

New Offer: Eat, Sleep, Save, Repeat at Printing.com

Valid until Active Printing.com are offering unmissable savings in their January sale! With savings on hundreds of items including prints, canvases and business cards. Download the sales brochure here. How to redeem To redeem, please call printing.com on 0121 236 9335 or order online at www.artichokedesign.co.uk *Please note Printing.com reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.    About the Venue … Read More

Popular attraction urgently seeks additional investors

Readers may be aware that two weeks ago a popular Jewellery Quarter attraction, Wonderful World of Trains and Planes, announced that they had closed their doors for good. This unique attraction, at 3 Mary Ann street, opened in July 2014. The venue became a popular staple in Birmingham, offering an educational and entertaining experience for families, tourists and schools while … 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

New Offer: 10% off order at Chocolate Quarter

Valid until 14/12/16 The Chocolate Quarter are giving you 10% off your entire order. All orders are available for collection or delivery until 14th December 2016. How to redeem To redeem simply enter discount code CHOCMAS16 at checkout. Please note that this offer is only available online. *Please note The Chocolate Quarter reserve the right to withdraw this offer at … Read More

Esteemed head retires from School of Jewellery

After 40 years of service at the School of Jewellery, respected Head, Gaynor Andrews, has announced her early retirement. Gaynor Andrews has been a member of staff at Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery since leaving as a degree graduate. Starting off as a part-time tutor at the school, Gaynor has lead on the development of several courses, worked closely … Read More

Success at 81st British Jewellery Giftware & Finishing Federation Benevolent Society Ball

The 1st of December saw the 81st British Jewellery Giftware & Finishing Federation Benevolent Society Ball take place at The St Johns Hotel Solihull, with Jewellery & Watch as Headline Sponsor. Incorporated within this longstanding annual Charity Event were the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) Member Awards which are designed to flag up all that is most excellent about the UK’s extremely diverse … Read More

Big Cat Wins Tasty New Client

Following a competitive pitch process earlier this year, Birmingham integrated marketing communications agency, Big Cat, has been appointed by fresh produce giant, Minor Weir & Willis (MWW). The agency located in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter will be helping one of the UK’s largest handlers of fresh produce to build brand awareness and increase market share. Established in 1963, … Read More

New Offer: Free Health & Wellness Profile

Valid until Active Herbalife Nutrition are offering a FREE health and wellness profile with your local health coach including personalised body composition, body fat testing, nutritional advice, and optional healthy meal plans. Remote / International wellness profiles are also available.   How to redeem To redeem, please email HL24Nutrition@hotmail.com with contact details and quote the JQOFFER1 as the source. *Please note … Read More

New Offer: 15% off at The Wedding Quarter

Valid until Ended This unique wedding dress boutique offers top quality “off the peg” designer wedding dresses at affordable prices. From now until 3rd December they are offering 15% off everything! With new lines just added, now is the perfect time to grab a bargain before Christmas! How to redeem To redeem, please click here. *Please note The Wedding Quarter reserve … Read More

New Offer: 3 for 2 on TIGI box sets

Valid until 31/12/16 You can enjoy 3 for 2 on TIGI box sets from Harris-Gibbs (saving up to 60% on RRP), this offer will run until the end of December so there is plenty of time to purchase before Christmas! How to redeem To redeem, please email visit in-store, online or via calling 0121 236 0750 *Please note Harris & Gibbs reserve … Read More

New Offer: Free home care mask

Valid until 31/12/16 Receive a free home care mask if you buy any salon conditioning treatment from Harris-Gibbs, both offers will run until the end of December so there is plenty of time to pamper yourself. How to redeem To redeem, please email visit in-store, online or via calling 0121 236 0750 *Please note Harris & Gibbs reserve the right to … Read More

Here’s where to get deals in the Jewellery Quarter this Black Friday

Love it or hate it, Black Friday is here once again, but you don’t need to battle crowds for a good deal. With just a six minute tram ride from the city centre, the Jewellery Quarter boasts a wide array of retailers, from Jewellery to antiques, florists, furniture, model-making and more. It also has over fifty quirky bars, quality restaurants … Read More

Where to get Black Pasta this Black Friday (for half the price)

Escape the hustle and bustle of Birmingham city centre this Friday, and head into the Jewellery Quarter for a black pasta dish, to celebrate the infamous Black Friday discount day. To mark the occasion, the team at Pasta Di Piazza, Brook Street, have produced three unique dishes which will be displayed on their specials board throughout the day. The restaurant … Read More

JQ Shines Bright in Christmas Light Switch On

On Friday 18th November, over 700 people gathered in the Golden Square, Warstone Lane, to witness the official switch on of the Jewellery Quarter’s Christmas lights and mark the beginning of the festive period. Jewellery Quarter Light Switch On 2016 from Rob Abdul on Vimeo. This 2-hour event, organised by the Jewellery Quarter BID, saw live performances from Birmingham’s The … Read More