Vanguard Bar Create Mead Cocktails With English Heritage

Mead, the world’s oldest alcoholic drink, is making a comeback and English Heritage has teamed up with The Vanguard Bar in the Jewellery Quarter, the UK’s first Cocktail Bar & Meadery, to create three new mead cocktails, Honeyed Gin Old Fashioned, Monks’ Fizz and Ye Olde Hot Tod. English Heritage, the UK’s largest retailer of mead, announced it sells a bottle of the ancient tipple … Read More

Guest Blog: Acapella – NOW OPEN!

A brand new live-music venue has recently opened in the Jewellery Quarter at 50 Frederick Street, B1 3BD. Read more about Acapella’s unique entertainment offering below. Don’t miss their upcoming Launch Party on Saturday 1 December from 7 pm onwards! Find out more on their website.  Acapella is a newly opened live music venue in Birmingham’s bustling Jewellery Quarter. Hosting … Read More

Spotlight on Legge Lane: Part Two

The Jewellery Quarter was home to some 30,000 workers by 1914. In the late 1800s, as family firm Alabaster & Wilson was getting established, space was at a premium as businesses and independent artisans made use of every piece of land… Prosperous merchants and professionals initially moved to the St Paul’s district to escape industrialisation. The site on a hill … Read More

Spotlight on Legge Lane

The Jewellery Quarter Townscape Heritage project aims to promote the heritage of the area through events, activities and research. Writer Louise Palfreyman has been in the archives finding out what the neighbouring businesses of this unique district reveal about working life in the late 1800s. For nearly 130 years, Alabaster & Wilson produced fine jewellery from 9 – 11 Legge … Read More

Henry’s Cantonese In St Paul’s Square Re-Opens!

The well-known Henrys Cantonese in St Paul’s Square has re-opened its doors under new management, after a brief closure. A favourite amongst Jewellery Quarter locals, some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes are the Crispy Roast Duck with Plum Sauce, Sizzling Beef Fillet with Black Pepper Sauce, and Sweet & Sour Chicken. “We’re delighted to have opened Henrys Cantonese again, which we know … Read More

Guest Blog: Celebrate Vegan Month this November

Throughout the month of November the Vegan Society are celebrating Vegan Month starting with World Vegan Day. Get involved with local activities in your area throughout the month, or download the VeGuide app for inspiration. The National Vegan Society headquarters are located in the Jewellery Quarter.  How to start your vegan journey this World Vegan Day People from all walks of … Read More

Fellows Holds Birmingham’s Largest Jewellery Auction Of 2018

Birmingham’s biggest jewellery auction of the year took place on Thursday at Fellows Auctioneers in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. Fellows held their highest value jewellery auction of the year on November 8th, offering for sale important diamond pieces as well as items by well-known designers such as Cartier and Graff. Thursday’s auction was extremely well attended on with … Read More

Guest Blog Post: Personal Safety Workshop with Kaizen Performance Centre a great success!

One of the core aims of the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is to make the area Safe & Welcoming for all users. To support this goal the JQBID held two weeks of Personal Safety Workshops for local workers together with the Kaizen Performance Centre on Frederick Street. These free 1-hour workshops taught participants basic tips and tricks for keeping … Read More

Local JQ Business and Partner Launch New Cloud Based FD Service

An enterprising Birmingham duo are celebrating the launch of a pioneering new service designed to help Midlands-based SMEs create sustainable business growth. eVirtualFD is the UK’s first entirely cloud-based FD service, designed to give small and medium-sized businesses access to a ‘virtual’ financial director who can help them develop a deeper understanding of their company’s finances and build long-term growth. … Read More

RBSA Charity Art Auction

This year’s RBSA Charity Auction will feature beautiful artworks that will be up for grabs at a glittering charity auction in Birmingham on 20 November. More than 50 artworks have been generously donated by prominent UK artists and art lovers will be able to snap up a bargain! The auction will be run by Bonhams and is being held in collaboration … Read More

Silver Sculpture to mark end of WWI installed at BATF

Birmingham based British Allied Trades Federation (BATF) have received the commemorative ‘Silence Fell’ silverware to mark the end of the Great War. Last year the BATF board decided to commission a special piece to join its boardroom silver collection of over 50 items and tasked one of its member associations, The National Association of Jewellers, to help find a fitting item.  A … Read More

Cooksongold announced as sponsor for JQ Christmas Lights Switch on!

The countdown to Christmas will officially start when the Christmas lights are switched on in the historic Jewellery Quarter by Willard Wigan MBE, creator of the world’s smallest handmade sculptures in history! Organised by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID), this year’s switch on takes place on Friday 16th November. The Jewellery Quarter Academy will begin the festivities on … Read More

Halloween in the Jewellery Quarter

Happy Halloween! Nothing says spooky like a cemetery and in the Jewellery Quarter we are lucky enough to have three of them at Warstone Lane, Key Hill and St Paul’s Church. Each one with their own unique stories to tell of the people who lived and worked in the Quarter. Why not visit for yourself this October half-term and see … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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

Quarter Life Magazine Issue 11 – out now!

The new issue of Quarter Life is now out! It’s a bumper summer edition, featuring the ‘Dine in the JQ’ supplement which provides some recommendations for your next meal in the Jewellery Quarter. Our cover star Roni Ferro is the owner of Pasta Di Piazza and Cucina Rustica, two popular Italian eateries synonymous with this part of Birmingham. Alongside Roni, … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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

Jewellery Quarter BID Renewal ballot open

Businesses in the Jewellery Quarter are being encouraged to vote and support an additional £2.9 million investment into their area over the next five years. Improvements to the public realm, expanding the dedicated cleaning team, boosting recycling facilities for businesses and free public Wi-Fi are among the projects the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (BID) wants to deliver between 2017 … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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

Unique and controversial art collection to open in the Jewellery Quarter

A unique and controversial new art collection containing human remains will launch in the Jewellery Quarter on Thursday 18th May. Presented by local gallery Turner Fine Arts, ‘Here Lies’ is the first collection by London-based artist Kieran Crowder, which incorporates ashes liberated from a crematorium the artist worked at when he was a teenager. The anonymous human remains were rescued from … Read More

JQBID Supports Cyclists with Big Bike Days

In an ongoing campaign to promote a greener, more eco-friendly Jewellery Quarter, cyclists are being treated to a free bike advice and repair service courtesy of the Jewellery Quarter BID. Cyclists can drop their bikes off at the dedicated cycle pod in the Golden Square, Warstone Lane, on select Fridays throughout Summer, dubbed ‘JQ Big Bike Days’. Bikes receive a … Read More

Traffic News: Carver Street

Vehicles will be prohibited from driving along Carver Street in the Jewellery Quarter, from its junction with Moreton Street to Tenby Street from 8th May 2017. This restriction will remain in place for five days, although access to frontages will be maintained as necessary. The reason for this temporary prohibition, which has been given by Birmingham City Council, is to … Read More

BID hits the high note in the Golden Square

The Jewellery Quarter’s Golden Square, Warstone Lane, has been brought to life with a series of live music events in the return of Music in the Square. Taking place on select Fridays throughout the summer months, Music in the Square gives workers, residents and visitors a reason to stop, relax and enjoy their lunch time with two hours of easy … Read More

Jewellery Quarter Agency Strikes Gold in University Challenge

Jewellery Quarter-based brand experience agency, IE Brand, was awarded two Gold trophies at the Transform Awards Europe 2017 last week. IE Brand, Warstone Lane, picked up two Gold trophies, one for ‘Best Visual Identity from the Education Sector’ for IE’s University of Reading Careers rebrand and a second for  ‘Best Brand Architecture Solution’ for IE’s Cranfield University rebrand; the latter … Read More

HRH Princess Anne visits Toye, Kenning & Spencer

HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, paid a visit to local manufacturer Toye, Kenning and Spencer on Thursday 30th March 2017. Toye, Kenning and Spencer, Warstone Lane,  is a three-hundred year old Royal Warrant holding company, still owned by the Toye family. Exploiting the latest technology, Toye designs and manufactures jewellery and identity products for governments, corporates, fraternal and friendly … Read More

Photographers Show Their Love For JQ

On Saturday 25th March, more than one hundred photographers gathered for an InstaMeet in the Jewellery Quarter to show their love for one the most beautiful and quirky areas in the city. An InstaMeet is a social gathering of users from the popular photo & video sharing social networking site Instagram. The Instagrammers (dubbed IGers) movement is designed to encourage … Read More

Marketing Agency raises money for The National Autistic Society

Hanging up their account based marketing hats for a short period, marketing agency Catalyst, put on their aprons and baked all week-long in a bid to raise money during World Autism Awareness Week. Channelling the Great British Bake Off and infusing it with a little Come Dine With Me, each member of the team baked for the week-long sale and … Read More

Local Florist Qualifies for RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

Sherrie Phelps, florist at popular local business Lily Jones Flowers, has successfully qualified for Florist of the Year 2017 at the UK’s top Horticultural Show, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. To qualify, competitors were asked to Create a structural arrangement for a wedding being held at the Tate Modern Art Gallery. Every year the RHS searches for the best … Read More

Quarter Life Magazine – Issue 10 – Out Now!

Quarter Life has now reached its tenth issue! 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 that the area has to offer. Spring has officially … Read More

The Big Sleuth is Coming to the Quarter this Summer

The Jewellery Quarter will welcome three giant bears into the community this Summer as part of The Big Sleuth.  The Big Sleuth (so named because sleuth is the collective noun for a group of bears) is a free public art event which will see up to 100 165cm tall, fibreglass bears leave their paw prints all over the city for 10 … Read More

Proposed Access Changes to Lionel Street

New proposals as part of Stage 3 plans of “Snow Hill Station Square” Public Realm works could change access to Lionel Street in the Jewellery Quarter. Proposed alterations include the change of one way traffic to two ways and removal of on-street parking to southside of the street to allow the provision of bus and cycle movements both ways along the … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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 PDF planning tracker … Read More

Chinese Vase sells for £810,000 in JQ Auctioneers

Fellows & Sons inaugural Antiques, Silver & Collectables auction defied all expectations when lot 136 sold for £810,000, breaking all house records for the auctioneers on Augusta Street. The large and impressive Chinese porcelain wucai fish vase was entered to sale with an auction estimate of £1,200 – 1,800. Intricately decorated with small golden carp, lotus blossoms and undulating grasses … Read More

Essential Work on M6 Northbound Carraigeway Between Junction 7 & 8

ESSENTIAL BRIDGE WORK ON THE M6 NORTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY BETWEEN JUNCTION 7 AND 8 UPDATE: Download the latest updates of scheduled work berlow. TM Bulletin 2 M6 Corridor Original Story:  Highways England will carry out essential maintenance work to the northbound carriageway over the Rushall viaduct and the M5 to M6 northbound link road. Works are projected to start on 20 … Read More

Local, Hand-Made Loveliness at Jewellery Quarter Modern Craft Market

Treat your mum with local, handmade loveliness this Mother’s Day from Quartermasters – the second of a quarterly modern craft market in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter at 1000 Trades. Independent neighbourhood bar, 1000 Trades, Frederick Street, plays host to the second Quartermaster artisanal makers market with a dozen independent local businesses. Wanting to encourage people to shop local and … Read More

A look inside the Temple of Relief

Whether for freight, commuters or tourists, the railway has been an important feature of the Jewellery Quarter for many years and continues to play a vital role in the success of the area. The station features, the Grade II listed cast iron urinal known to locals as ‘The Temple of Relief‘. While no longer operational and locked, this a charming monument … Read More

Road Closure: Warstone Lane 5th March 2017

Warstone Lane in the Jewellery Quarter will be closed on Sunday 5th March from 9am – 7pm for the filming of a TV commercial. “We have been working closely with the council and the police and they have permitted us to close Warstone Lane from the junction of Spencer Street to the junction of Vyse Street from 9am on Sunday 5th … Read More

Local Students Help the Homeless

Connect Events is hosting a ‘Peaky Blinders Charity Evening’ in support of the local charity, St Basils, on the 3rd of March 2017, at The Vaults in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. With a combination of gangsters and glamour, it is going to be a ‘blinder’ of an event! Recreating the atmosphere of the 1920s the event will include a themed fashion … Read More

Home Grown: Support the Next Generation of JQ Creatives

On Wednesday 8th March, the School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street, will host Home Grown. #HomeGrownBrum The purpose of the Home Grown event is just to plant the seed of a question or to add a little water to a seed that might already be there and is an opportunity for local JQ businesses to consider apprenticeships like never before. Is … Read More

Check out the latest planning applications in the JQ

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