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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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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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Apprentice scheme supports businesses sales and marketing strategies

Business Development Midlands Ltd (BDM), a government-approved apprenticeship provider based in the Jewellery Quarter, is working in partnership with the Jewellery Quarter BID (JQ BID) to offer a fantastic opportunity for businesses in the area. BDM has a proven track record in supporting companies with their sales and marketing strategies. As part of the initiative, ... Read more
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Visit Birmingham launches group travel campaign

Visit Birmingham is targeting groups of potential visitors with a national marketing campaign this March, as part of its ongoing strategy to build on its group travel market and the one million coach visitors that come to Birmingham each year. The city’s leisure tourism programme will position Birmingham, the Black Country and Solihull as ideal destinations ... Read more
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Stay at BLOC hotel for just £38 on St Patricks day!

This year, Birmingham’s world-famous St Patrick’s Parade falls on the day itself – Sunday March 17th – ensuring an extra special party atmosphere. To celebrate, BLOC Hotel are offering all rooms for £38, including a free pint of Guinness. Book online or call 0121 212 1223  and quote offer code: stpat. For full terms and conditions call ... Read more
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Of All The People In All The World – 10th Anniversary Homecoming

Birmingham-based theatre company Stan’s Cafe celebrate the 10th anniversary of their famed performance piece, Of All The People In All The World, with a very special return to the city. Recently wowing Australian audiences at the Perth International Arts Festival, the show, which straddles the line between theatre and art, can be seen at Two Snowhill, ... Read more
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Exhibition of final designs – Jewellery Quarter Family Housing Project

The Jewellery Quarter family housing project is an attempt to introduce appropriate new build housing in the Jewellery Quarter. A design studio of MADEGrads has been looking at how this may work. The JQ community has been busy commenting on the designs. Their feedback, plus support from design professionals, have been incorporated into the proposals. ... Read more
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Blue Orange Theatre stages new adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover

It’s been more than 85 years since D H Lawrence wrote the novel ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’. It caused a scandal back then and, strangely enough, it still does. Blue Orange Theatre will be staging a brand new theatre adaptation of the work next month (March). Both the casting and rehearsal procedures have been in depth ... Read more
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Special theatre ticket offer for ‘Maurice’s Jubilee’ – Book before Friday 1 March!

New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham is offering Jewellery Quarter residents, businesses and visitors a special rate on group bookings to its new play about a retired jeweller. The critically acclaimed smash hit of Edinburgh 2012, ‘Maurice’s Jubilee’ is the hilariously funny and moving tale of an ordinary man’s enduring commitment to a dream, and of a ... Read more
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