JQ Festival 2019: The Jam House Celebrates 20 Years

Birmingham’s premier live music venue, The Jam House, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! As part of this year’s Jewellery Quarter Festival, on Saturday 29th June, The Jam House will be celebrating their 20th Birthday in style with a host of bands and live music on the main stage in St Paul’s Square! There will be a full line up of … Read More

Guest Blog: Three years in the making – the release of the Coffin Works’ Guidebook

This month’s Guest Blog Post celebrates the recent launch of the Coffin Works’ Guidebook. This beautiful publication documents the history of the Newman Brother’s Factory, its workers and the story of its recovery. Sarah Hayes, Museum Manager on site, has been part of the process since the beginning and tells the story of how this unique book was made. The … Read More

Jewellery Quarter becomes the first BID in the UK to adopt a station

A new community group led by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) aims to bring a new lease of life to the Jewellery Quarter Station. Through a range of projects and activities and with support from West Midlands Railway, the group has set out to improve the attractiveness of the station, making it a more welcoming and friendly place … Read More

The Jewellery Quarter Festival 2019!

The Jewellery Quarter Festival is back. Join us on Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June. This year’s JQ Festival aims to celebrate the Quarter’s energy, heritage and diversity through a two-day extravaganza. On Saturday 29th June the Golden Square will be transformed into a Festival hub with free entertainment for all the family. For the younger ones, expect a … Read More

Local JQ company IE Brand bring home the gold!

A local digital agency IE Brand has won two awards for their recent client work at the Transform Awards Europe 2019! IE is a brand and digital agency for the Charity, Health & Education sector and are based in the Jewellery Quarter. This year they were awarded a Gold in “Best Visual Identity for Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals” for their campaign … Read More

Guest Blog: St Paul’s Church

In this month’s Guest Blog the Revd Canon Andrew Gorham, Interim Priest in Charge of St Paul, writes about his experience and plans for the Grade I listed church. For more information visit their website or download the Easter Events Leaflet for April.   St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham I arrived at St Paul’s Church 14 months … Read More

Easter Holiday Events in the JQ

There’s something for everyone in the Jewellery Quarter this Easter Holiday! Whether you’re looking for fun-filled family days out, want to get crafty, see a show, or learn more about the history and heritage of the JQ there’s sure to be an event for you. We’ve collected some of our favourite Easter events in April below. For the full list … Read More

School of Jewellery Expands to St Paul’s Square

Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery is set to expand to a new building on St Paul’s Square! The premises at 10 St Paul’s Square was previously occupied by Abbey College but as of September 2019 will be home to a new research and postgraduate facility in jewellery-design. The School of Jewellery’s library and computer suite will also move to … Read More

Free Earrings for Mother’s Day at Cucina Rustica!

Treat someone this Mother’s Day with free earrings! Cucina Rustica is gifting the first 100 Mother’s Day bookings a complimentary pair of elegant 9-carat Italian gold stud earrings. Cucina Rustica offers modern Italian dining and is particularly popular for its fresh seafood specials. Located in the Jewellery Quarter by the picturesque St Pauls Church, the view from Cucina Rustica combined with … Read More

JQ Makers Win Prestigious National Needlework Awards!

Congratulations to local Jewellery Quarter needle artists Helen McCook and Tina Francis who took home two trophies at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show in London on 28th February 2019! Helen McCook won Designer of the Year for Embroidery. Helen is an artisan embroider who also runs The Traditional Textiles School based in the Quarter and many of her works … Read More

40 St Paul’s Crowned Best Gin Bar in The World!

The Jewellery Quarter favourite 40 St Paul’s, known for its impeccable gin menu and quaint location, recently won Best Gin Bar in The World at the Icons of Gin Awards. In 2018 they won Imbibe’s Best Gin List in the UK  and Best Gin Bar in the UK at the same event. This year they went one step further and finally … Read More

The Great British Spring Clean Returns!

Roll up your sleeves and step out into the fresh air over your lunch-break! The JQBID are inviting all Jewellery Quarter residents and businesses to join us for the Great British Spring Clean, a national campaign that encourages communities to clean up their neighbourhoods. This year the event will take place on Friday 22nd March between 1 – 2 pm. … Read More

JQ Businesses host Secret Supper in support of Parkinson’s UK

What could be better than a night out at some of the Jewellery Quarter’s best award-winning restaurants in St Paul’s Square? The upcoming Secret Supper in aid of Parkinson’s UK  will not only be raising much-needed funds to support the charity’s work, but the diners will also be in a for a big surprise on the night as they had to … Read More

STEAMhouse Meet & Greet in the JQ

UPDATE 06/03/2019 Please note that the session planned for Wednesday 13 March has been cancelled. All attendees interested in attending this exciting event are now asked to sign-up to the same session on Tuesday 12th March from 6- 7 pm at The Rose Villa Tavern.   The JQBID in partnership with STEAMhouse is inviting all budding entrepreneurs, SME’s, start-up’s and … Read More

Black Sabbath Bench Produced in the Jewellery Quarter

The heavily anticipated Black Sabbath Bench commemorating the band’s achievements and links to Birmingham was partly produced in the Jewellery Quarter by Stewart Francis of Etch Components. The uniquely designed steel bench – incorporating images of the band’s original four members – will be placed on the renamed Black Sabbath Bridge across the canal on Birmingham’s Broad Street. Etch Components – … Read More

Valentine’s Day in the Jewellery Quarter

It’s time to get together with your partner or friends to celebrate the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day! The Jewellery Quarter is brimming with cosy restaurants and quirky bars. To help you celebrate Valentine’s Day local venues are hosting a range of events including themed evenings, tasting menus and creative workshops to enjoy together. Find out more in … Read More

Guest Blog: SMR Fitness – Get To Know The JQ’s Latest Gym

In this Guest Blog find out more about the team behind the Jewellery Quarter’s latest gym which recently opened at 5 Northampton Street, B18 6DU. With their friendly atmosphere and variety of training options, there’s bound to be something for everyone. SMR Fitness is offering 10% off personal training packages in January. Find out more on their website www.smrfitness.com.  Owners of … Read More

House of Solus Launch Brand New Website

It’s been an exciting few months for bespoke jewellery House of Solus. Their new design studio on Warstone Lane has recently been given a new lease of life offering personal and one to one appointments. The company has also invested in the latest CAD technology – so each client can really see their design come to life. In addition, the … Read More

Saturday Sessions at The Hive

Starting in January 2019 The Hive at New Standard Works will be running themed monthly Saturday Sessions! Tickets are pre-bookable and give you access to adult creative workshops, evening entertainment as well as dining provided by the wonderful Hive Café & Bakery. The Saturday Sessions will kick-off on 12 January centred around the theme of TASTE. Sample honey from Bee9 … Read More

New Exhibition “Fertile Grounds” Opens at Argentea Gallery 10 January

An exhibition featuring new work by renowned local artists Barbara Gibson and Mark Murphy opens at Argentea Gallery in Birmingham 10 January 2019. Fertile Ground is always the first exhibition to start the New Year at the gallery and is dedicated to promoting the best artistic talent in the region. This year it presents the work of Barbara Gibson and Mark Murphy … Read More

New Year’s Eve in the JQ!

It’s time for the biggest party of the year! Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a host of Jewellery Quarter festivities to choose from ranging from Bottomless Bingo to live music performances! Browse our roundup of parties and events below or browse our What’s On.   40 St Paul’s: 2018, A Celebration 1000 Trades: NewHam – A Night of … 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

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

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

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

Stay Protected with West Midlands Police Free Alert Service

The West Midlands Police Service has launched a new tool designed to help keep you safe from crime.   WMNow is a free messaging tool that gives you the opportunity to directly receive alerts from the Police and chosen partners such as Action Fraud and Crime Stoppers. On signing up, users will be asked to choose the type of alerts … Read More

Road Closures & Traffic Updates

Over the following week there will be several road closures which may affect your journey in and around Birmingham City Centre. These are listed below: This weekend, Highways England will be effecting a full closure of the M6 junction 6 and the A38(M) Aston Expressway from 8pm on Friday 5 August to 6am on Monday 8 August. Diversions will be … Read More

JQBID kicking off the Rio Olympics 2016 with a film extravaganza

This year Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is bringing a slice of Rio to the Golden Square with a screening of the Rio 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony. With 203 countries represented, the ceremony is set to be as colourful and spectacular as the carnival Brazil is so famed for. With the ceremony getting under way at 11:15pm (GMT) on Friday 5th August, … Read More

Enjoy the JQ Festival? Leave feedback and win big!

The Jewellery Quarter BID is committed to making the Jewellery Quarter Festival the best it can be and we need your help. Please take 5 minutes of your time to share your festival experience with us and you could be in with a chance of winning one of the following fabulous prizes, all sourced from local JQ businesses: 1 of … Read More

Albion Street closed 14th February 2016

Albion St is going to be closed (from Camden St junction to Pope St junction) on 14th February for the whole day due to a crane installing telecoms equipment on a roof. Please click below for a map with more information. View Map Get the latest updates from road closures to news around the Jewellery Quarter by following us on … Read More

Find Love and Escape puzzles with Escape Live this Valentines Day

Romance is hotting up at a Birmingham entertainment venue which is hoping to prepare the city for the most romantic day of the year by hosting a date night with a quirky twist. Escape Live, based in Henrietta Street, launched in the city last year and runs live games for teams of up to five people who work to crack … Read More

JQBID Shopping Guide

Shopping season is upon us and there is no better time than now to discover what the Jewellery Quarter has to offer! With over 100 independent retailers, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and bars you can buy with confidence knowing that the Jewellery Quarter is the place for quality purchases that come from the heart of a hard-working community. Click below … Read More

New petition to save Jewellery Quarter Police Station

A new petition has started in the local community to stop the closure of the Police Station in the Jewellery Quarter. In early October West Midlands Police announced plans to close 28 stations across Birmingham over the next two years to save a projected £8.5 million, one of the first of which would be the Jewellery Quarter Station on Vyse … Read More

An Interview with WBO Intercontinental Boxing Champion Tommy Langford

WBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion Tommy Langford (13-0) has been making waves recently as he tops the bill at Wolves Civic 3rd October in what is set to be his most exciting fight yet, but did you know that he has ties to the Jewellery Quarter? The JQBID caught up with Tommy to discuss his success, his big fight and his experiences working in … Read More

Jewellery Quarter Film Company up for Award

IDM Media, a film production company based in The Big Peg inBirmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, has been nominated for an industry recognised Royal Television Society award. The 2015 Midlands Centre Royal Television Society Awards recognise the best media productions and talent in the region. The film for the Black Country Living Museum, has been nominated for an award in the prestigious … Read More

New Creative Space Calls for Creative and Digital Media Businesses

Jewellery Quarter company Jones & Palmer have expanded their endeavours to the neighbouring Bakkavor site in what has become a new creative hub of innovation they have dubbed the Media Works. This new development which opened on Carver Street in June, is an innovative space which blends modern open plan working with an urban functional design embracing the quarter’s manufacturing … Read More

Air Traffic Control Experience Opens At Wonderful World of Trains & Planes

Did you know there are on average 320 flight movements a day at Birmingham Airport which are managed by a team of just nine people? The work is so concentrated that there are strict time limits imposed – a maximum of two hours at any one stretch. Get a real sense of what happens behind the scenes at a busy international … Read More

JQ Festival Open Studios Blog

From now until Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter festival, Tina Francis will be bringing you the latest insights and updates about the Open Studios Trail. You can download the trail dates to your calendar here. Tina is a tapestry maker and resident of the Jewellery Quarter, for more of her work you can follow her on Twitter. For general news and updates about the Festival … Read More

Open Studios Map Revealed (JQ Festival 2015)

As part of the first Jewellery Quarter Festival organised by the JQBID, Open Studios sees businesses from across the Quarter open their doors to welcome you into their worlds. This exciting opportunity will take you on a journey across the Quarter and behind the scenes of some of the most creative and quirky businesses we have. From 3D printing and Virtual Reality to … Read More