Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Keeps It Clean with Help from the Community

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter streets have been spruced up following a community clean up organised by the Jewellery Quarter BID (Business Improvement District) on Friday 16th September. After a call out for volunteers, the JQBID was joined by over 24 members of the local community from companies including Fellows & Sons, T.H. March and Rock N Roll Brewhouse, and residents who … Read More

City Council propose new 20mph speed limit

Birmingham City Council are calling for feedback in their latest public consultation for the pilot 20mph speed limit. This will be the fourth consultation on this project and will run until Friday 30th September 2016. The area for consultation is referred to as Central South West Birmingham (Area B2) covering all or parts of Edgbaston, Harborne, Selly Oak and Bournville … Read More

Check the latest planning applications for the Jewellery Quarter

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

£30,000 artwork goes missing from The Jam House

A wire-mesh sculpture, named ‘Manangel’, featured outside The Jam House, one of the Jewellery Quarter’s most popular Live Music Venue’s, has gone missing. The piece of artwork was commissioned by the Jam House in St Paul’s Square back in 1999 and was created by renowned Scottish artist and sculptor David Begbie. Worth £30,000, the Manangel was reported missing in the early … 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

Jewellery Quarter Road Closures for major filming production

Several roads around Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter are set to close next weekend to make way for a major filming production. The closures – beginning on 7am on 19th August and lasting until 6am the following day – are for the purpose of kitting the streets up ready for filming, which will see the Jewellery Quarter turned into a futuristic America. … Read More

Check the latest planning applications for the Jewellery Quarter

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. Attached is a planning tracker … 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

Summer of fun at Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

The Wonderful World of Trains and Planes(WWTP) is on track for a thrilling summer of fun with a children’s book charity drive, train simulators, competitions and promotions all on offer during the holiday period at the Birmingham based attraction. A new charity drive will see WWTP stock copies of the popular children’s book Peter’s Railway, by author Christopher Vine, at … Read More

WWTP launch new railway modelling classes

‘Model families’ are being sought by The Wonderful World of Trains and Planes (WWTP) this summer to take part in a new series of classes aimed at showing modellers young and old how to make their own railway layouts. The new modelling classes will start on Saturday 6 August at WWTP’s St Paul’s Square site and will provide visitors with … Read More

Peonie-tails all the rage at the JQ Fusion Event

Dale Hairdressing and In Bloom joined forces to launch the start of JQ Fusions with their ‘In Bloom and Dales’ showcase. Highlighting the salon’s technical expertise alongside summer bouquets, attendees were treated to a set of workshops designed to teach them how to incorporate floral features and intricate plaits into their new summer hairstyles. Kim Loynes, JQBID event manager says, … Read More

Road Closures & Traffic Updates

Over the following week there will be several road closures which may affect your journey in and around Birmingham City Centre. These are listed below: This weekend, Highways England will be effecting a full closure of the M6 junction 6 and the A38(M) Aston Expressway from 8pm on Friday 5 August to 6am on Monday 8 August. Diversions will be … Read More

JQBID kicking off the Rio Olympics 2016 with a film extravaganza

This year Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is bringing a slice of Rio to the Golden Square with a screening of the Rio 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony. With 203 countries represented, the ceremony is set to be as colourful and spectacular as the carnival Brazil is so famed for. With the ceremony getting under way at 11:15pm (GMT) on Friday 5th August, … 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

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #16

Download the JQ Open Studios Map by clicking here! 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 … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – Education JQ

Discover perhaps some of the more unconventional educational institutions within the JQ. This guide features in Issue 8 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.

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #15

Download the JQ Open Studios Map by clicking here! 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 … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 8 – Out now!

The seventh edition of Quarter Life – the official magazine for the Jewellery Quarter – is out now! 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 … Read More

New Jewellery Quarter gym brings authentic boxing training to Brum

Henrietta Street Gym in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter opens this week following a £250k investment. The unique refurbishment is part of the 6 Derwent Works complex; completed by developer Javelin Block and, Fighting Fit City Gym owner and former pro-heavyweight boxer, Neil Perkins.  The launch of Henrietta Street Gym on 11th July sees the relocation of Fighting Fit City Gym, launched … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #14

Download the JQ Open Studios Map by clicking here! 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 … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #13

Download the JQ Open Studios Map by clicking here! 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 … 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

JQ Open Studios Map is now live!

JQ Open Studios trail map is now live! The map features 58 Open Studios with descriptions of what they are doing and where over the weekend. This is your chance to discover what today’s Jewellery Quarter is really all about and learn a wealth of new information and skills from the masters of their trades. Click the image below and start … Read More

JQ Festival Programme is Live!

Our programme for JQ Festival 2016 is now live! Click the image below to download your copy now. Physical copies of both the festival program and the Open Studios Map will be avaiable on the weekend in magazine stands along the Golden Square or from one of our festival staff members – just look for us in our festival t-shirts! … Read More

The Countdown is on for Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Festival

The Jewellery Quarter is gearing up to welcome its second annual festival, which is set to be bigger and better than before. From Friday July 22nd – Sunday 24th July, the Quarter will be taken over by performers, food stalls, free activities and more, making it the stand out Jewellery Quarter event of the year. The festival will kick start … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #11

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. 12th July 2016 – Virtual … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #10

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. 6th July 2016 … Read More

Volunteers needed for Jewellery Quarter Festival 2016!

Are you friendly, outgoing and confident speaking to people? Do you want to be part of a vibrant new festival? Do you have a few hours you can spare on Saturday 23rd July? Play your part in making the Jewellery Quarter the place to visit this summer. We are looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers to help out at … Read More

JQBID Hits High Note with Music in the Square Launch

The Jewellery Quarter’s Golden Square will be alive with the sound of music this summer with the launch of ‘Music in the Square’. Organised and funded by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID), the event will be offering a way to ‘jazz’ up your lunch break and kick start the weekend by hosting free live music performances from various … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #9

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. 4th July 2016 … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #8

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. 1st July 2016 … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #7

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. 29th June 2016 … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #6

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. 27th June 2016 … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #5

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. 22nd June 2016 – Makers … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog #4

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. 20th June 2016 … Read More

ACME Whistles nominated for top award

Birmingham-based ACME Whistles nominated for top award at event highlighting the best of the UK manufacturing sector Following a successful 2015 event, the UK Manufacturing Awards is returning for its second year in 2016. The brainchild of Birmingham-based manufacturer RH Nuttall Limited, the event is designed to recognise the very best the UK manufacturing sector has to offer. Nominations are … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog

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. 16th June – … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog

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.   10th June … Read More

NEW ENTRY: JQ Open Studios Blog

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. Turn left for … 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 ENTY: 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. Let’s go Shopping! … 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

JQBID appoints Events Manager

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Kim Loynes as Events Manager. With six-years’ experience in marketing and events, and a resident of the Jewellery Quarter for three years, Loynes brings with her a wealth of knowledge on the local area that will provide pivotal to her role with the JQBID. The … 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

Museum reveals Birmingham’s Past

A new project at Museum of Jewellery Quarter seeks to uncover the hidden stories of the city’s past in Collecting Birmingham Objects in the initial exhibition will concentrate on the Ladywood area, representing many different aspects of life in the city from the lifetime of current residents. A door from Winson Green prison reflects the Victorian heritage of the building, whilst … Read More

IDFB ‘Phone Box’ Hits Jewellery Quarter

They came, they called, they danced. On 11th May 2016 lunch-time revellers were taken to space, wrapped up in a modern love triangle and dropped into one man’s struggle to top-up his call credit; all centred around one phone box! ‘Phone Box’ was performed at 1:30pm on the Golden Square, Warstone Lane. Produced by Corey Baker Dance, this creative performance … Read More

Apres Launches New Menu

  Apres Bars are happy to announce a brand new menu across all of their sites; Birmingham, Mere Green & Cheltenham as of March 2016. New additions to the menu have been well received bolstering the praise already received for the established menu.   This coming Friday (15th April 2016)  Apres Birmingham, 39 Summer Row,  are hosting a small menu launch … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – Destination JQ

Explore the exciting spaces that are putting the Jewellery Quarter on the map in our Destination JQ guide. This guide features in Issue 7 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 7 – Out now!

The seventh edition of Quarter Life – the official magazine for the Jewellery Quarter – is out now! 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 … Read More