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Tunnel closure update – overnight closures 17th June

We have been informed that there will be temporary overnight closures of Great Charles Street Queensway and part of Newhall Street from 17th June for a period of four nights for carriageway resurfacing work. During these times, vehicles will not be able to proceed in either direction along: •           A4400 Great Charles Street Queensway (Northbound), between its junctions ... Read more Tunnel closure update – overnight closures 17th June
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Young entrepreneurs launch second jewellery business in the Jewellery Quarter

Young entrepreneurs Kate Lewis and Gemma Perry have just launched their second jewellery company within Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, one year after launching their first successful business Diamonds of Clarity. Their sister company LIVTO focuses primarily on hand crafted, raw, key pieces. Ranging from hand made silver bangles and necklaces, to leather bracelets each LIVTO item carries it’s ... Read more Young entrepreneurs launch second jewellery business in the Jewellery Quarter
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Click and Play: A path to holistic wellbeing

Blue Orange Arts Ltd the resident charity at the Blue Orange Theatre on Great Hampton Street are very excited to have been awarded funding from Awards for All – Big Lottery Fund to deliver their upcoming project ‘Click and Play’. The project will provide adults with experience of mental health issues living in Birmingham the ... Read more Click and Play: A path to holistic wellbeing
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AUCTION REPORT – ANTIQUES & FINE ART, Monday 3rd June

On Monday 3rd June, Fellows auctioneers held their latest sale of Antiques & Fine Art featuring almost 800 lots. Over 700 bidders from 41 different countries registered for live bidding online, ensuring the day was a resounding success. Opening the auction was a selection of glass and ceramics. Amongst the early successes were a Bohemian glass ... Read more AUCTION REPORT – ANTIQUES & FINE ART, Monday 3rd June
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This is Birmingham

Visit Birmingham has released this brilliant promotional video yesterday and three scenes are in the Quarter… Did you spot them? There were two in The Rose Villa Tavern and one outside St Paul’s Church. The model was also from Alan Sharman’s agency, which is based in the Quarter.
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Birmingham Assay Office Chief Executive and Assay Master Michael Allchin announces his retirement

It’s the end of an era for the jewellery industry as Chief Executive and Assay Master of The Birmingham Assay Office, Michael Allchin has announced he will be retiring in Summer 2014. Despite The Birmingham Assay Office having been in operation for nearly 240 years, Michael is only its twelfth Assay Master and he has ... Read more Birmingham Assay Office Chief Executive and Assay Master Michael Allchin announces his retirement
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SP Green opens new store in the Quarter

SP Green & Co. Ltd, specialists in creating bespoke, exclusively designed luxury jewellery, has opened a new store in the Jewellery Quarter. The store, on Warstone Lane, will sell branded goods as the company looks to expand its product range. Chris Simkin, of S.P. Green & Co. Ltd, said: “We are proud to be based in the ... Read more SP Green opens new store in the Quarter
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Virgin Media offers free training sessions to help your business build its online presence

Virgin Media is working with training provider Freeformers and Innovation Birmingham to offer small businesses in Birmingham the opportunity to participate in a series of online training workshops to learn how to build a live web page, release a viral social video, develop a web app and new social online marketing techniques. The workshops will ... Read more Virgin Media offers free training sessions to help your business build its online presence
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JQ BID supports Birmingham Made Me

Businesses across the Jewellery Quarter will hold a series of ‘open door’ events next month, as part of a fringe event at this year’s Birmingham Made Me (BMM). Birmingham Made Me has been developed to promote innovation and the great products designed and made in the city and across the Midlands. The Jewellery Quarter BID is arranging ... Read more JQ BID supports Birmingham Made Me
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Bids galore at Fellows’ antique and modern jewellery auction

Fellows’ monthly sale of Antique & Modern Jewellery featured 525 lots of fabulous jewellery and cocktail watches. Over 350 bidders from 24 countries registered for live bidding online against a busy saleroom and a packed gallery for telephone bids – all anticipating the sale’s star lot. The first hour of the auction got off to ... Read more Bids galore at Fellows’ antique and modern jewellery auction
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Jewellery Quarter’s Church Inn to get a taste of the Deep South

A landmark Jewellery Quarter pub is being given a new lease of life with a Deep South-inspired venture. The Church Inn in Great Hampton Street is being rejuvenated thanks to a partnership between Birmingham’s Soul Food Project and Everards Brewery. The pub’s new licensee is Carl Finn, 28, who founded the Soul Food Project, and ... Read more Jewellery Quarter’s Church Inn to get a taste of the Deep South
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JQDT bids to become a neighbourhood forum

The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) hosted a visit from Rt Hon Don Foster MP yesterday (30th April) to discuss its bid to become a neighbourhood forum. The Trust is working to become an official neighbourhood forum under the Localism Act. The Localism Act gives communities more rights and powers to shape new development and ensure that ... Read more JQDT bids to become a neighbourhood forum
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