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Birmingham Assay Office opens new sub-office at Hockley Mint

The Birmingham Assay Office is pleased to announce that the British Hallmarking Council has authorised the opening of a sub-office at Hockley Mint, located in Warstone Lane, right in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The Birmingham Assay Office is always keen to respond to the changing demands of the market and improve customer service.  ... Read more Birmingham Assay Office opens new sub-office at Hockley Mint
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Historical Birmingham coffin works to be transformed with support from GBSLEP

A 19th century Grade II* listed building in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is set to be transformed into a base for thriving businesses after securing the funding necessary to start work. The £2 million project to revamp Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works in Fleet Street will receive over £200,000 after successfully applying to the Greater Birmingham ... Read more Historical Birmingham coffin works to be transformed with support from GBSLEP
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‘Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play’ comes to the Blue Orange Theatre

On Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May, Majikal Theatre – a new touring theatre group – will perform “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” at the Blue Orange Theatre. Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play is an evening of adaptations of three early films directed by Alfred Hitchcock: “The Lodger,” “Sabotage” and “The 39 Steps”. Spies, murder, love, and other trademarks of Alfred ... Read more ‘Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play’ comes to the Blue Orange Theatre
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Find a hidden gem with Jurys Inn Birmingham and the Jewellery Quarter

To celebrate the £4.7million refurbishment of Jurys Inn Birmingham, the city centre hotel is giving one lucky guest the chance to find a real hidden gem under their pillow, courtesy of the nearby Jewellery Quarter. From April 28th to May 5th, a real gem, to the value of £1,000, will be hidden under a guest ... Read more Find a hidden gem with Jurys Inn Birmingham and the Jewellery Quarter
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JQ BID in talks to ease travel disruption during tunnel closures

The Jewellery Quarter BID (JQ BID) is working with Amey, the company that manages and maintains the city’s roads in partnership with Birmingham City Council, to ensure that major roadworks planned for the city centre this summer will cause minimal disruption to businesses in the area. The planned roadworks will see the A38 St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels completely ... Read more JQ BID in talks to ease travel disruption during tunnel closures
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Fellows achieves strong auction results for vintage and modern watches

Despite tough times on the High Street, Fellows continue to show success in the saleroom. On Monday 15th April, Fellows held their quarterly Vintage & Modern Wristwatch Auction.  An eclectic mix of watches were on offer ranging from vintage survivors, some bearing their battle-scars with pride, to contemporary ‘haute-horologie’ pieces often in as-new condition. Bidding ... Read more Fellows achieves strong auction results for vintage and modern watches
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Birmingham New Street: Are you ready for the switchover?

Click to see the important changes that are taking place at New Street Station so you can plan your journey
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Dick Empson

We were saddened to learn of the recent passing away of Dick Empson.  For those of you who knew Dick he was a popular character in the quarter as Chairman of the Jewellery Quarter Research Group who were responsible for the Key Hill and Warstone Lane Cemeteries and he was also on the board of ... Read more Dick Empson
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April JQ e-newsletter

Click here to view April’s e-newsletter… If you don’t currently receive a copy of this e-newsletter, please send your details to clairej.smith@jqdt.org, so we can keep our database up to date.
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Fellows shortlisted for Etailer of the year for UK Jewellery Awards 2013

Fellows have been shortlisted for Etailer of the year for the UK Jewellery Awards 2013. The announcement was made last night at a party hosted by London’s Groucho Club. The winners of each category will be announced at a gala dinner on Thursday 4th July, to celebrate the Jewellery Awards 20th birthday. To read Fellows news piece click here ... Read more Fellows shortlisted for Etailer of the year for UK Jewellery Awards 2013
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RBSA Gallery Photography Competition

To coincide with the ‘Down our Street’ craft exhibition (open until Friday 26 April), the RBSA Gallery is currently running a photography competition which will see one lucky winner’s image transformed into a stunning piece of jewellery. Do you have a favourite spot within the Jewellery Quarter, or somewhere further afield? Whatever your image, and ... Read more RBSA Gallery Photography Competition
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