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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
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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, 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
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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
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Advanced works carried out to prepare for Golden Square

Trees outside The Big Peg in the Jewellery Quarter were cut down yesterday (7th April) as part of advanced works needed to prepare for the new Golden Square development. The works were carried out on Sunday morning to minimise disruption to businesses surrounding the site. The trees will be replaced with a similar number of ... Read more
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JQ to host British Jazz Awards – 10th July

One of the biggest nights in the jazz calendar is returning to Birmingham – 27 years after it started here. The British Jazz Awards, known as the Jazz Oscars in the industry, will take place at St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter on 10 July. The event is being supported by the Jewellery Quarter ... Read more
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ERDF grants up for grabs

Don’t Miss Out! Birmingham City Council is inviting applications for ERDF Land and Property grants in the Jewellery Quarter and Digbeth. A limited amount of ERDF grant funding is still available and yet to be allocated. If you have a scheme in mind and require help with capital funding then please get in touch with ... Read more
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JQ on countdown to Findings exhibition

It’s less than a month until internationally acclaimed artist, Tom Hunter’s Findings exhibition comes to Birmingham and we can’t wait to see the photographs! When: 25th April – 19th July 2013 Where: St Paul’s Square, Jewellery Quarter & Church Street Square, Colmore Business District Visit or click here for more information.  
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Tourism campaign puts city’s culture centre stage

Visit Birmingham has unveiled a new tourism campaign designed to boost the region’s cultural profile, as part of its ongoing strategy to build on the 10 million visitors that come to Birmingham for arts and culture annually.   The ‘See More, Feel More’ integrated marketing campaign targets visitors to spend a cultural break in Birmingham, ... Read more
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Blue Orange Arts given boost by Comic Relief Grant

Blue Orange Arts, the registered charity at the Blue Orange Theatre, is celebrating after receiving a Comic Relief Grant through Birmingham and Black Country Community Foundation – one of the many funds administered by the Foundation which receives its income from local benefactors, businesses and government agencies. The funding will be used to deliver their ... Read more
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Ludgate Hill - Jewellery Quarter

Deep cleaning of JQ streets begins in April

We are pleased to announce that a deep clean to various streets within the Jewellery Quarter will commence from April as part of the JQ BID project.  We hope that this will bring minimal disruption to businesses and residents but please bear with us during this period.  We will be able to say goodbye to ... Read more
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Birmingham is top for tourists

Birmingham’s reputation as a visitor destination is on the up, according to new research released today (15.03.13) by Marketing Birmingham, the city’s strategic marketing partnership. A study of over 8,000 international and UK respondents carried out by the Regional Observatory, the research arm operated by Marketing Birmingham, reveals Birmingham is fast becoming a must-visit destination ... Read more
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