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June 2013 Issue No 335
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When Small is Beautiful............................................. 26 Made In The Jewellery Quarter Day School.............. 26 Crimean Gardens Launch......................................... 27 Domino stands out at BaselWorld............................. 27 Memorial Service For Bernard Ward - Former Assay Master............................................................. 27 Tinker, Treasure, Jewellery Pleasure......................... 28 Over 50s World Cup Follow Up................................. 28 Weston Beamor to sponsor New Designers’ Award......................................................................... 29 Young Jewellery Quarter Entrepreneurs Launch Second Business ...................................................... 30 BJA Members Day and AGM..................................... 31 Relocation, Relocation, Relocation!........................... 32 News from Key Hill Cemetery.................................... 34 Summerhill Crimean Memorial Gardens................... 34
Planning Matters........................................................ 38
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J E W E L L E RY Q UA R T E R H E R I T AG E
WHAT IS JEWELLERY QUARTER HERITAGE? English Heritage has put the Jewellery Quarter on its ‘conservation areas at risk’ register. Slowly but surely, the Jewellery Quarter’s heritage is being eroded, despite being a Conservation Area and under the protection of the Jewellery Quarter Conservation and Management Plan. English Heritage said ‘it’s not only the buildings that are at risk, but the way the Jewellers work’, and we couldn’t agree more! Marie and Mark Haddleton have worked in the Jewellery Quarter for over 30 years and Marie served on the Birmingham Conservation Advisory Committee for many years, representing the Jewellery Quarter. Marie and Mark are in a position to give unofficial pre-planning
guidance to help people interpret the complicated Jewellery Quarter Conservation and Management Plan and Design Guide. ‘Jewellery Quarter Heritage’ is a new initiative, set up to tackle Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter major problem, its heritage! and will be working with Birmingham City Council to encourage creation of affordable workshops, to encourage both traditional style businesses and modern enterprise to locate in the area in an effort to create employment, and to convert empty buildings back to workshops, for which they were originally built. ‘Jewellery Quarter Heritage’ will support the local Museums and the ‘Coffin’ Museum, ‘Friends of the Cemeteries’ as
“Jewellery Quarter Heritage is a vital initiative to ensure that the historic and manufacturing integrity of this world-famous district is respected in a sensitive, dynamic and sustainable way that engages responsibly with the present and future needs of the area.” Patron: Professor Carl Chinn MBE, Ph.D., FRSA, FBirmSoc., social historian.
well as the charitable institutions in the area, with a future goal to create a ‘Made in The Jewellery Quarter Museum’, featuring everything ‘made’ in the Quarter from its rich industrial past. ‘Jewellery Quarter Heritage’ comprises of ‘friends’ and ‘supporters’, keeping them informed of what is happening in the Quarter and inviting them to participate, and will also hold networking events at regular intervals. Other plans include a ‘Jewellery Quarter Heritage Student’s Annual award’ and a ‘Jewellery Quarter Annual Heritage Award for Restoration Work’. A new quarterly magazine will soon to be launched called ‘Historic Jewellery Quarter’ with stories going back to the Quarter’s very beginnings (including the Hockley castle!)
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Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.
One of my self-imposed tasks has always been to seek out false rumours, find their source and stop them multiplying like Chinese Whispers. There is a rumour circulating that the Council are planning to sell off the buildings opposite the Railway Station in Vyse Street which is in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. In the name of Jewellery Quarter Heritage I contacted the highest authority in the Council who states that: ‘There is no truth in the rumour that Birmingham City Council intend to sell off a large number of properties within the Golden Triangle’.
Relocation, Relocation Relocation
I hope you enjoy reading this item, but, joking aside it isn’t really funny and I am sure that many small businesses have suffered in this way, which mostly started with the announcement of The Urban Village just over twenty years ago. However, the Jewellery Quarter seems to be really buzzing at the moment with a lot of restoration work being done (it is good to see they are nearly all manufacturing or commercial premises!) Reports are that the main difficulty is lack of financial backing by banks and other organisations - despite what the government say!
The Golden Square
I still have not been able to get a time-table of works and cannot see any activity on site - apparently the trees were cut down before the birds started nesting (not very nature-friendly) and we are left with a row of tree stumps!
Are we going to have flowers this summer? It is noted that yet another bracket has appeared on the lamp posts. Hanging off the lamp post outside our premises now there is a set of chains that clank in the wind (for Christmas Lights), a bracket for Flower Baskets, a new bracket which someone said is for hanging new Banners - what! Plus all the various notices including a ‘quiet’ sign (in the Industrial Middle surrounded by three drinking places!) There is also a sign advising about an ‘experimental parking aid’, and to top it all, there is the lamp itself which is filthy and half full of ‘green’ water!
The Crimean War Memorial Gardens
Jewellery Quarter Heritage held a meeting at York House recently to discuss the next step in involving Perry Beeches II in the restoration of the Gardens. (See news item this issue). We now have thousands of spring bulbs for the pupils to plant. Marie Haddleton Editor
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When Small is Beautiful Delicate, dainty designs are currently de rigour and Domino’s recently launched ‘Petite’ ring collection is receiving rave reviews. In designing Petite, Domino’s inhouse design team has worked hard to create on-trend fashionable looks at affordable prices. The collection, which is fully set with HSi diamonds, is available in platinum and in 18ct white across a range of attractive trade price points. A number of styles feature delicate diamond-set shoulders, or for a more classic look, the collection also offers a plain shoulder ring. To provide the
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consumer with maximum choice all 12 designs can be supplied with feature diamonds in 0.10ct, 0.15ct or 0.20ct sizes. With a choice of styles, designs and carat weights, the collection has been designed with price in mind and with trade prices ranging from £150 - £500; there is something for everyone’s budget. “This collection really does tick all the boxes. It’s fashionable; it’s exclusive; it’s readily available from stock and it has all the important price points covered. Initial feedback has been excellent and while the collection may be ‘Petite’ we have great expectations for it,” says Domino’s sales and marketing director, Andrew Sollitt.
Would you like to learn more about the diverse and fascinating history of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and its surrounding area? This year’s joint Birmingham Assay Office and University of Birmingham Day School will take place at the University of Birmingham on Saturday, 15th June from 10am until 4.15pm. Tickets are available now. ‘Made in the Jewellery Quarter: People, Place and Things’ will feature talks from six speakers from the Assay Office, the University of Birmingham, local heritage organisations and local industry. Firstly, Sally Hoban will provide an update on the Assay Office’s new building and Dr Sue Tungate will speak about Matthew Boulton’s Soho Mint. Following these talks, Sue Thomas will discuss the making of the Jewellery Quarter as a dissenting community in the early 19th Century and Simon Buteux, Director of the Birmingham Conservation Trust, will talk about the importance of heritage in the Quarter, including an update on the Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works. Finally, John Berkeley OBE, former Chairman of Brandauer
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Holdings (a long-established precision engineering firm on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter), will discuss the Birmingham Pen Trade. There will also be a chance to hear Dr Malcolm Dick talk about a new book about Matthew Boulton published by Ashgate. The first joint Birmingham Assay Office and University of Birmingham Day School took place last June and was a great success. Sally Hoban, Heritage & Training Officer at the Assay Office says: ‘The aim of these annual collaborative events is to explore the rich history of the Jewellery Quarter and at the same time celebrate the vibrant culture of the Quarter today. The Birmingham Assay Office is immensely proud of its heritage and we work closely with the University and other educational and heritage organisations in Birmingham and the region to share our history and our place in the Jewellery Quarter and open up this heritage to as wide an audience as possible.’ Tickets for the Day School are priced at £36 per person, including refreshments and lunch. To book a place visit http://shop.bham.ac.ukand click on ‘Other Courses’. Follow the link from ‘Jewellery Quarter History Day.’ Alternatively, contact Dr Malcolm Dick in the Centre for West Midlands History at the University of Birmingham on 0121 415 8253 or email email@example.com.
Crimean Gardens Launch Sir Albert Bore (Leader of Birmingham City Council) and a good supporter of The Jewellery Quarter for many years, found time in his busy work schedule to call at York House to wish Marie Haddleton a belated ‘Happy Birthday’ and to present her with a lovely bunch of flowers. When told about the Crimean Gardens Sir Albert said he would like to officially re-launch the Gardens. From the item in the Hockley Flyer in 1990 Sir Albert recognised Matt Redmond (the City Engineer involved at the time) and said it would be rather nice to invite Matt along as well.
Domino stands out at BaselWorld An eye-catching new stand in a more prominent position within Hall of Visions, certainly paid dividends for Domino at this year’s Baselworld. The company’s new stand with its stunning life-style images and well-lit, purpose-built display cases made a strong statement and was extremely well received, providing a magnet for buyers from across Europe as well as from the Middle and Far East. There was strong interest in designs from the company’s new Diamond Ring Mounts (DRM) collection particularly in platinum. Available at Basel for a sneak peak preview, the collection will launch officially in June this year. Rosabella, Domino’s collection of stylish, contemporary diamond suites, was also popular; so too the ‘Sassolini’ range of variously coloured cabochon stone rings and pendants in rich yellow gold.
Memorial Service For Bernard Ward - Former Assay Master Following the death in March of Bernard Ward, former Assay Master, The Birmingham Assay Office will be holding a Memorial Service to remember Bernard at 1.00 p.m. on Tuesday 9th July 2013 at St Paul’s
“This was an excellent show for us,” commented Domino’s sales and marketing director, Andrew Sollitt. “During the past year our European Sales Manager, Laurent Nicollier has made many useful contacts in his native France and in Northern Europe and we were delighted to welcome many of his retailers, as well as a number of our existing British customers to the stand. “However one of the really great things about Basel is the variety of jewellers it attracts from all over the world and we enjoyed meeting potential new stockists from as far afield as Israel and Lebanon. “There was genuine interest, frequently backed by firm orders, in our ranges of fashionable, Britishdesigned, and British-made jewellery. There is no doubt that the Domino brand and its ‘Made in the UK’ label, are establishing a rapidly growing cache in the European market,” Sollitt concluded. Church, St Paul’s Square, Birmingham. Bernard will be fondly remembered for many years to come not only by his friends and colleagues at The Birmingham Assay Office but by the whole of the UK jewellery and precious metals industries. The Service will enable everyone to pay tribute to a man who achieved so much during his working life within the jewellery industry. Full details about the Service will be announced in due course... June 2013 The Hockley Flyer
Tinker, Treasure, Jewellery Pleasure Final year BA Jewellery and Silversmithing students from the internationally acclaimed Birmingham School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University are showcasing their dynamic and innovative Graduate Collections. The show takes place between Monday 10th June until Saturday 15th June, a special Industry Evening is taking
Over 50s World Cup Follow Up The Jewellery Quarter was represented when an English team of Over 50s footballers lived the dream in reaching the quarter final of the Over 50s Masters World Cup in Spain. Whilst losing in the Quarters stage 4-1(this was to a Spanish side being represented by the official Barcelona FC Veterans team). Some of the players had even represented Barcelona in a European Final against Aston Villa. Jewellery Quarter veteran, Andy Munro, the oldest player in the competition, netted their goal against Barcelona and said: “It’s an experience that we’ll never forget and at least we gained some revenge when we knocked them out 5-4 to win the tournament’s penalty shoot out competition...maybe something the open age England team might like to take some note of!’ Players were; Frank Ryan, Finbarr Ryan, Ian Martin, Gary Felton, Colin Alder, David Singh, Milan Zavic, Andy Munro, Eamonn Murphy, Paul Jones and Rob Roulston.
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place on Tuesday 11th June at the historic Vittoria street campus in the Jewellery Quarter. From minutely detailed structural forms, striking catwalk pieces, contemporary innovative twists on traditional techniques and unique functional objects to impressive materials you have never seen before...The Birmingham School of Jewellery Graduate Show is a hub of unparalleled design. Whilst studying at the School the
students are taught to challenge the perceptions of the discipline through the use of traditional techniques, with some members of the class already receiving acclaim from notable institutions the pace is set for what is to come. “A fresh approach coupled with infectious enthusiasm for contemporary jewellery sets these students apart.” says Zoe Robertson, award winning Jeweller and BA Course Director at the School. “Our Graduate Show promises to be an explosion of visual delights that explore the breadth of craftsmanship, technology, materials and conceptual thinking. We look forward to seeing you!” All are welcome to come and see a culmination of three years hard work resulting in outstanding craftsmanship on display at the Graduate Show. A handpicked selection of students will be exhibiting at New Designers in London at the Business Design Centre from 26th June to 29th June 2013. All pieces on display will be for sale and commissions will be happily accepted. Show Times: 10th-15th June 10.004.30, Industry Evening 11th June 5.00-8.00.
Weston Beamor to sponsor New Designers’ Award Weston Beamor, the Birminghambased jewellery casting and rapidprototyping company, has announced that it is to sponsor an award at this year’s New Designers’ exhibition. The Award for ‘The most Innovative use of CAD in Jewellery Design’ will be made during Part 1 of the exhibition which takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington from 26th – 29th June. New Designers, which is supported by a number of big name brands such as John Lewis, Sanderson, Hallmark and Sky, showcases the work of over 3,000 of the most talented, newly graduated designers from the UK’s leading universities over two separate weeks. It has eight distinct ‘design zones’ of which jewellery and metalwork is one. The winner of the Weston Beamor prize will receive a week of work experience with the company and £1000 in cash. Weston Beamor has invited the well-known jewellery designer Alex
Monroe, the contemporary jewellery retailer Helen Dimmick of Green & Benz, and Lindsey Straughton of The British Jewellers’ Association, who has considerable experience in mentoring young designers taking part in KickStart at International Jewellery London, to act as its judges in the competition. The Award will be made at a VIP event to be held at the exhibition on the evening of 26th June. “Innovation in jewellery making is at the heart of Weston Beamor’s ethos and its practice and the company employs a great many talented jewellery and metalwork graduates in a range of different roles. Our industry is only as good as the new talent coming into it and as a company we are keen to foster this in every way we can. We have based our award on computer aided design as this is now central to both large and small scale jewellery production and is a key skill for those looking to make their way in our industry,” says the company’s Head of Business Development, Glen Day. In addition to its work with New Designers Weston Beamor also spon-
sors prizes for young designers at the annual Goldsmiths’ Craft Awards and with the Jewellery School at Birmingham City University. Each year the company also works closely with a couple of promising new designers, of its own choosing, to provide free support and in some cases free services and products, to help them find a foothold in the industry. The now well-known luxury pen designer Jack Row is a case in point.
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Young Jewellery Quarter Entrepreneurs Launch Second Business Young entrepreneurs Kate Lewis and Emma 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 handmade silver bangles and necklaces, to leather bracelets each LIVTO item carries its own personal mantra that you pick and have made. Gemma Perry, creative director is excited about the launch and admits that it’s a collection she has been wanting to get her teeth stuck into for a long time: ‘The concept of LIVTO is something I’ve been wanting to do since I launched my first company a year ago. As well as making
A new venture has been launched to encourage more people to enjoy Birmingham’s most unique areas and, at the same time, give them the opportunity for a privileged glimpse ‘behind the scenes’. ‘Alternative Tours’ aims to attract organised groups to both the Jewellery Quarter and the Balti Triangle. In the Jewellery Quarter, bespoke tours will be offered including a rare glimpse behind the scenes of a working jeweller or manufacturer as well as visits to some of the area’s many museums, galleries and historic trails. In the Balti Triangle the tours will include a cookery demonstration as well as, of course, a genuine Birmingham Balti. For more information on the tour options visit www.alternativetours. co.uk The two people behind the
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venture are Anna Gibson and Andy Munro. Anna, who has worked with businesses for many years marketing the Jewellery Quarter, said ‘We’ve gained a vast reservoir of knowledge and contacts working in both areas with the added benefit of gathering an absolute treasure-trove of fascinating facts. We think that it’s about time visitors realised the uniqueness of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and Balti Triangle which can be a wonderful alternative to the City Centre offer’. Anna Gibson has worked for many years in the destination marketing of Birmingham and in particular has focused on Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. She has been instrumental in marketing the area, organising events and hosting Press and VIP visits as well as marketing individual businesses. This has given her a unique understanding of the area and a creative approach. Anna is also a professional photographer. Andy Munro was born and bred in the Balti Triangle and published a best selling Balti Guide. He is now championing the Birmingham Balti and has submitted an application to the EU for TSG (Traditional Speciality
Guaranteed) status. He also worked in the Jewellery Quarter for over ten years leading the renaissance of the
bespoke Diamond rings, I’ve also wanted to create a fashion range that inspires people. At LIVTO we like our pieces to use character and to be individually defined. I wanted to create jewellery that doesn’t involve mass production - which is why we’ve stripped back and decided to do things raw.’ Located in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, LIVTO jewellery certainly has a prominent flare of identity and a sense of purpose for each of its customers. Each mantra is personal to that customer and every piece is presented in its own organic, stamped LIVTO bag. So what does the future hold? Promotional advisor Kate Lewis is excited about what lies ahead: “The buzz of LIVTO is something we want people to get passionate about. We are attending festivals and craft fairs throughout 2013 where people can witness the design and manufacturing process. We are also attending a Help for Heroes ball - something which is very close to our hearts. We are so excited about launching this new company after a successful year with our first business, Diamonds of Clarity.” www.livto.co.uk area and has spoken at a number of international conferences on its regeneration.
BJA Members Day and AGM The Annual General Meeting of the British Jewellery Association was held at The Goldsmiths’ Centre in London at 2.30pm on May 20th 2013 and additionally the BJA are holding their first Members Day. “The Members Day will give members and Industry individuals who work closely with us the opportunity to briefly discuss topics covered by the Association during 2012/2013. We wish to expand on our ‘by the member for the member’ initiatives and celebrate the successful work the committee members and BJA team has undertaken,” commented Marketing Manager Lindsey Straughton. In keeping with the Association’s push to embrace education and training opportunities it is extremely fortunate this year to have Peter Taylor Director of The Goldsmiths Centre to talk about developments at the National Skills Academy and BJA Vice Chairman Jason Holt to enlighten the audience about the opportunities Modern Apprentices are bringing to
the Jewellery Industry. Gordon Hamme will explain the new BJA Mentoring for Members Project which has had lots of interest via its informative website www.bjamentoring.org.uk. Designer Jessica Flinn will highlight benefit of BJA Designer/ Craft Membership for a small up and coming company. Additionally the work of the UK delegation, made up of individuals from many trade organisations including the BJA, to the international body CIBJO, will be presented by John Henn the representative for the NAG. Oliver Sutton of Birmingham manufacturer Charles Green will give a personal comment on our industry in memory of his father Richard Sutton. Finally BJA Chairman Gary Williams reported on the event packed 125th Anniversary year and CEO Simon Rainer will oversee the AGM formalities. “We look forward to receiving members and their guests to the Members Day and afterwards for an informal gathering with refreshments. Non members are most welcome to come and hear more about the workings of the Association,” stated Simon Rainer. June 2013 The Hockley Flyer
Featured story of the Month.
Remake of a Christopher Dresser tea pot from original drawings for Alessi.
My new workshop on Vyse St, and one piece made in each workshop occupied…
Relocation, Relocation, Relocation!
by Adam Veevers, designer and silversmith Talk about hunting for a property! This time it’s nearly finished me off! I bet Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer are quaking in their fashionable boots and it was very good of Kevin McCloud to pop in to check over the proceedings! Seriously, why do I keep moving? Well, to be honest I keep wondering myself, but matters are so frequently out of my hands. After graduating with an honours degree in silversmithing in 1991, and two years working with Andy Macgowan and Jim Butler of the then Regent Silversmiths, I moved into my first workshop and set up business in Tenby Street North. However, the set up was not right for many reasons and after a short time, I moved into the unit next door with another silversmith who had some free space. I remained there happily for several years. The landlord then announced that the building was up for redevelopment and that there were plans for it to be turned into a wine bar! As we ‘shed tears into our beer’ in the Rose
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Villa that evening, many jokes were made about working behind the new bar, serving wine in hand-made silver goblets, but joking aside, we were silversmiths, not bar-stewards, and we had to move We had some colleagues who were about to vacate their large top floor premises with great views over the Jewellery Quarter. Great – we had found the workshop we had always dreamed of and it even had free parking! After months of work to transform the place, it was finished and we moved in. After a fairly generous stint of ten years at workshop number three, yet again, we were forced to relocate due to city development and a massive hike in rental costs. We could not believe it! After some more therapy that evening, my partner decided to call it a day. In despair, I proceeded to beat myself about the head with my raising hammers before considering my options. By now I had accumulated a lot of equipment and needed somewhere of considerable size. I looked at various places, but I had to move fast as the lease was soon to expire and the bar-stewards were clearly tempted by a city-living return! I rang a good friend of mine Steven Millington, who invited me down to his factory where he showed some worthy concern over my bruised
‘Skylark’ designed for Robert Welch. Sold worldwide.
and misshapen head. “Adam” he said, “You can move in here if you like.” Perplexed, I looked around and saw… spinning lathes… presses as far as the eye could see… and in the distance… a small room stuffed with boxes. “Very kind Steve, but where?” I asked. “Over there” he pointed. “But that’s a small room stuffed with boxes” I exclaimed. After much discussion, I decided to give it a go. It was going to be a challenge as I was going from 1000 ft sq, to 200 ft sq. but stubbornly, I insisted on getting all my kit in. By now I was getting good at this moving malarkey! I also had the date of my daughter’s birth looming at the time so I was keen to get it done. I managed to squeeze everything in and returned the keys at the old place. Incredibly, the very next day, my daughter was born! After a couple of weeks reeling from shock, I returned to my cosy new workshop at LJ Millington to make some now very much needed money. Five years swiftly went by and during 2012, it was clear that space
The ‘Tom Wheatcroft Trophy’ produced for Donnington Park.
was becoming a problem for my increasing workload. Further discussions with Steve were had and it was agreed that I did indeed need to move yet again! With no watering holes in the vicinity I could not shed tears in the manner in which I had become accustomed. So, once again, I started to look around the Jewellery Quarter for a new place. Thanks to Steve’s understanding, there was no rush so I was able to be selective. I counted 54 properties, which I had viewed before finally finding the right place at 43 Vyse Street. I decided to go for it and in Jan 2013, I had the keys. Several months of hard graft later, this is now my fifth workshop, and I very much plan to stay put! I feel that if I had been able to put as much effort into developing my products as I have put into moving workshops over the years, maybe I’d be telling a different story. If I’m forced to move again, I might be serving wine in those silver goblets after all - Cheers!
Super League Trophy for Thomas Fattorini
‘Titan’ developed and produced for a private client
Adam can be contacted for bespoke pieces, prototypes, limited runs and private commissions on 0121 515 2260 or 07968 198 013 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Heritage News from Key Hill Cemetery A brand new website ‘Virtual Tours’ is being produced currently by JQRG. (email@example.com). Many intriguing stories are being ‘unearthed’ in the process, which will go under the heading of ‘Short Biographies’. Doug Wilkes has given us the following story to print in The Hockley Flyer. Doug tells us he is trying to get some funding together to buy some software, etc. If you have a few pennies to spare then please contact him.
‘Edward Lant Tyndall
Died June 2nd 1912 aged 71 years. No. 534 Section K – The General Cemetery (Key Hill Cemetery). Prominently connected with philanthropic causes, and particularly with those connected with temperance, religious and social matters. A direct representative of the Tyndall, the martyr and Bible translator. An active member of the Old Meeting Church. For many years the principal partner in the firm of Messrs Tyndall & Co., solicitors. Director of this cemetery. Son of Henry Witton Tyndall.
Rev E. H. Manning 1925’
‘Addition Information about Edward’s ancestor: - William Tyndale (1494 – 1536)
William Tyndale gave us our English Bible. Forbidden to work in England, Tyndale translated and printed in English the New Testament and half the Old Testament between 1525 and 1535 in Germany and the Low Countries. He worked from the Greek and Hebrew original texts when knowledge of those languages in England was rare. His pocket-sized Bible translations were smuggled into England, and then ruthlessly sought out by the Church, confiscated and destroyed. Condemned as a heretic, Tyndale was strangled and burned outside Brussels in 1536.
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News and Stories with a Historical or heritage interest...
Summerhill Crimean Memorial Gardens
by Marie Haddleton (Leader JQ Heritage) ‘A meeting was held at York House on the 16th May with representatives from Perry Beeches II school and Park Rangers present to plan the way to forward for the school children to participate in the refurbishment of the gardens. The gardens underwent extensive remedial work in 1989 and covered in The Hockley Flyer (The City Engineer Matt Redmond unveiled a new plaque (stolen the next day!) It was suggested to the School’s Head teacher that the children may like to be involved and she even spoke to the children who are very excited at the prospect. Research by myself and JQ Heritage Researcher Colin Giles discovered that the listed building behind the gardens was a nurse’s home during JQ Researcher Crimean War and it is believed that this was the reason for the existence of these memorial gardens on this particular site. In the meantime I read an article in ‘Amateur Gardening’ magazine about snowdrop bulbs being brought back to England for the first time by Tyndale’s English translation of the New Testament was taken almost word for word into the much praised Authorised Version (King James Bible) of 1611, which also reproduces a great deal of his Old Testament. From there his words passed into our common understanding. People across the world honour him as a great Englishman, unjustly condemned and still unfairly neglected. His solitary courage and his skill with languages - including, supremely, his own - enriched English history in
soldiers who found them growing on the grim battlefields of the Crimea. I wrote to the AG magazine who published the letter as their ‘star letter’ that week and sent me £40 in vouchers with which I tried to buy bulbs. The bulb suppliers were so impressed with my letter that they supplied several hundreds of bulbs FOC as they were happy ‘to support such a worthy cause’.’ JQ Heritage now has 300 snowdrop bulbs, plus grape hyacinths, crocus, etc. all of which need little or no maintenance. There is also a ‘shelter’ which appears to be part of the Gardens but it is locked up. Sir Albert Bore - Leader of Birmingham City Council has said he supports the JQH plan and would like to officially re-open the gardens when work is complete. I suggested that the children could be involved with making and fixing of bird nesting boxes and sowing wild flower seeds to encourage bees/ insects. Both the school and the Park Rangers were very interested in this idea. It was agreed it would be good to provide an interpretation plate similar to those in the local cemeteries with a picture of the Crimean War Flag and snowdrops and appropriate wording. A small amount of funding will be required to pay for the Interpretation Plate, etc., but there appeared to be no problem. I also suggested a ‘brown’ Location sign be erected (visible from main road): ‘Crimean War Memorial Garden’. ways still not properly examined, and then reached out to affect all Englishspeaking nations. His influence has been as wide as Shakespeare’s. His phrases are so well-known that they are often thought to be proverbial - ‘let there be light’, ‘we live and move and have our being’, ‘fight the good fight’, ‘the signs of the times’, ‘the powers that be’, ‘a law unto themselves’, and hundreds more. The familiar words telling the great Bible stories are usually Tyndale’s.’
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Property Planning Matters GENERAL
The ‘GOLDEN TRIANGLE’ and the ‘INDUSTRIAL MIDDLE’ are the areas protected against inappropriate residential use. A large number of Planning Applications are not in accordance with the Planning Legislation which is there to ‘protect’ the Jewellery Quarter and the trade. Please help the Jewellery Quarter to survive by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.
New Applications 2013/03716/PA 5-8 Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1TR. Erection of a three storey rear extension, with undercroft parking, to provide 6 no. 1 bed apartments and 6 no. 2 bed apartments, roof extension and refurbishment of frontage building to provide 2 no. 1 bed apartments, ground floor cafe (Use Class A3) and offices at first and second floor levels. 29-05-2013 2013/03694/PA S/O Apartments 10 Hall Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BB. Telecoms License Application for 1 no. DSLAM cabinet. 28-05-2013 2013/03687/PA O/S Camden House Parade Birmingham B1 3XX. Telecoms License Application for 1 no. DSLAM cabinet. 28-05-2013 2013/03683/PA S/O 199 Warstone Lane Hockley Birmingham B18 6JR. Telecoms License Application for 1 no. DSLAM cabinet. 28-05-2013 2013/03673/PA Opposite 40 Cox Street Ladywood Birmingham B3 1RD. Telecoms License Application for 1 no. DSLAM cabinet. 28-05-2013 2013/03672/PA S/O 16 Graham Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3JR. Telecoms License Application for 1 no. DSLAM cabinet. 28-05-2013 2013/03377/PA Derwent House 3 Mary Ann Street Birmingham B3 1BG. Change of use of B1 Office Space to B1 (Offices) and D1 (Museum). 15-05-2013 2013/03322/PA Land off Charlotte Street (adjacent Newhall Square) Hockley Birmingham B3 1RY. Application to determine the details for Condition Nos. 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15 & 16 attached to planning approval 2012/07169/PA. 14-05-2013
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Planning Applications and Decisions from the Jewellery Quarter.
2013/02890/PA 48-56 Branston Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BP. Listed Building Consent for minor internal changes in conjunction with change of use from void factory premises to ground floor uses within Classes A1, A2 and B1 and first and second floor use as C3 residential attached to approval 2013/00197/PA. 24-04-2013 2013/02954/PA The Birmingham Mint Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6RU. Conversion of floors 1 and 2 to provide 6 no. apartments, changes to the front and rear entrances with internal works, improvements to the frontal sash windows, installation of solar panels to roof, retention of ground floor offices and associated car parking 22-04-2013 2013/02823/PA The Birmingham Mint Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6RU. Listed Building Consent for the conversion of floors 1 and 2 to provide 6 no. apartments, changes to the front and rear entrances with internal works, improvements to the frontal sash windows, installation of solar panels to roof, retention of ground floor offices and associated car parking 22-04-2013
Ongoing 2013/02682/PA 50-54 Carver Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3AS. Change of use of parts of office building to residential units (Use Class C3). 17-042013. 2013/01878/PA Block 7, The Mint Icknield Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6RU. Erection of four storey frontage building for 9 no. residential apartments (use class C3) and ground floor commercial (use class B1). 18-032013. 2013/01878/PA Block 7, The Mint Icknield Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6RU. Change of use from Business (use class B1) to 9no. Residential Apartments (use class C3) 18-03-2013 2013/01795/PA 29 Legge Lane Hockley Birmingham B1 3LD Application for planning permission to extend the time limit for the implementation of extant planning permission 2010/02208/PA for the demolition of the existing building and redevelopment to provide 78 apartments, car parking and access. 14-032013 2013/01282/PA Land at 86-87 Carver Street Birmingham B1 3AL. Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of existing industrial buildings. 26-02-2013 2013/01280/PA Land at 86-87 Carver
Street Birmingham B1 3AL. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a mixed use residential and commercial development comprising of 61 apartments and a four storey office building of 1,583 sqm with associated access and parking. 26-02-2013 2013/00197/PA 48-56 Branston Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BP. Change of use from void factory premises to ground floor uses within Classes A1, A2 and B1 and first and second floor use as C3 residential. 11-01-2013.
New Decisions 2013/02411/PA 87-89 Camden Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3DD. Application for a new planning permission to replace an extant planning permission 2010/01041/PA for Installation of external spiral staircase and creation of first floor emergency exit to rear. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/02414/PA 29 Legge Lane Hockley Birmingham B1 3LD. Conservation Area Consent for demolition of existing building in association with extension of time limit application (2013/01795/PA) to allow for redevelopment with 78 residential apartments. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/01728/PA Queen Chambers 86B Old Snow Hill Birmingham B4 6HW. Change of use of first, second and third floors to 6 no. 1 bedroom apartments (C3). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/01725/PA 13-15 Caroline Street Hockley Birmingham B3 1TR. Listed Building Consent for internal and external works to provide 2 commercial units (restaurants/cafes) Use class A3, 4 no. live/work units and 4 no. apartments. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/01627/PA Land at The Quarter Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Hockley Birmingham B18 6NG. Erection of 105 apartments above existing basement car park in three blocks, with associated landscape and parking Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/01561/PA 9 Regent Street The Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3HG. Listed Building Consent for alterations in conjunction with a change of use from residential/workshops to retail, restaurant and offices and creation of new doorway fronting Vittoria Street. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/01109/PA 49-63 Spencer Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6ED. Installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic panels. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions
2013/00361/PA 70 Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3JT. Erection of a six storey and part seven storey building to provide 109, one, two & three bedroom flats with associated car parking and landscaping. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions
Older Decisions 2013/01389/PA 1-2 Mary Ann Street Blackthorn House/Works St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1RL. Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of rear two storey building in association with application 2013/00384/PA for a new planning permission to replace an extant planning per mission 2009/03720/PA. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/01389/PA 1-2 Mary Ann Street Blackthorn House/Works St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1RL. Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of rear two storey building in association with application 2013/00384/PA for a new planning permission to replace an extant planning per mission 2009/03720/PA. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/01362/PA 5-11 Fleet Street Birmingham B3 1JP. Listed Building Consent for refurbishment of ground floor windows Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions.
Summary Guide to Use Classes A1 - Shops. A2 - Financial and Professional Services. A3 - Restaurants and Cafes. A4 - Drinking Establishments. A5 - Hot Food Takeaways. B1 (a) - Business. (b) - Research & development, studios, labs, high technology. (c) - Light Industry. B2 - General Industry. B3 - Storage/Distribution. C1 - Hotels C2 - Residential Institutions C2A - Secure Residential Institutions. C3 - Dwelling Houses D1 - Non-residential Institutions. D2 - Assembly/Leisure.
Plans are available for scrutiny at the Spring Hill Library. You must register any objections (or support) to the above Applications in writing direct to Birmingham Core Strategy, Birmingham City Council, 4th Floor, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ, quoting the Planning Application number. Remember, there is a restriction against inappropriate housing within the Golden Triangle and the Industrial Middle - but your objections still need to be recorded!
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Info on Jewellery museum events Tel: 0121 554 3598. RBSA Gallery - Tel: 0121 236 4353 - open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm Info on Goldsmiths’ Hall: Tel: 020 7606 7011
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Art and Crafts
NOW - 08 Jun - RBSA Gallery - JUNE RIDGWAY ARBSA - A collection of burnished ceramics inspired by the patina of age on weathered surfaces. NOW - 22 Jun - RBSA Gallery - MICHAEL SALT ARBSA - A solo show of landscapes and seascapes exploring the atmospheric effects of water. NOW - 22 Jun - RBSA Gallery - BEACH Stephanie Redfern RBSA - Painted, collaged and stitched textiles responding to weather, form, colour and light. NOW - 20 Jul - RBSA Gallery - WOODLANDS - Take a walk through the woods this spring at the RBSA Gallery. An exhibition alive with the sights and smells of the forest, ‘Woodlands’ showcases jewellery and ceramics inspired by the flora and fauna of Britain’s woodlands alongside innovative work exploring the potentials of wood as a craft medium. Delightful jewellery by Layla Amber Rous, Phoebe Sherwood-Moore and Lucy Ramsbottom is on show together with wooden homeware by Swedish designer Lotta Cole and wood-fired ceramics by Hannah McAndrew. NOW - 29 Jun - RBSA Gallery - PRIZE - This exhibition attracts entries from talented artists across the UK. Artists are invited to enter work in all media (except photography). First Prize is £1,000! Open to all artists. Check rbsa website or send a sae for the application pack. 24 Jun - 27 Jul - RBSA Gallery - David Gordon RBSA 19292010. A RETROSPECTIVE. David was involved with the RBSA for four decades. This solo show celebrates his evocative still life and distinctive urban and coastal landscapes. 01 Jul - 13 Jul - RBSA Gallery. SPACES OF INVENTION & PLACES OF IMAGINATION George Taylor RBSA. A major exhibition of mixed media works concentrating on the year 2000 to the present, a particularly prolific period for the artist. The exhibition also includes two early paintings completed at the outset of George’s career, now spanning 54 years.
11 - 12 Jun - 10am to 6pm - Somerset House - THE JEWELLERY SHOW London is a prestigious trade-only event that showcases the most influential international brands, suppliers and British jewellery designers within a cutting-edge environment over the course of two days. 26 - 30 Jun - 11am to 6.00pm - Goldsmiths’ Company PAVILION AT SOMERSET HOUSE - A summer showcase for the remarkable talents of contemporary British jewellers filled with stunning cutting-edge creations in not only precious metals but incorporating an exciting element of varied mixed media. In addition a suite of rooms will display the
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work selected silversmiths as part of British Silver Week. 01 - 04 Sept - 09.00am - 6.00pm - NEC - THE AUTUMN FAIR is a unique opportunity to discover exciting new talent, buy the hottest festive products and preview all that spring 2014 has to offer. 23 - 29 Sep then 01 Oct - 06 Oct - Goldsmiths’Hall - GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR 2013. It is the ultimate one-stop destination for those seeking out jewellery and silver by the most exciting independent designer-makers in the UK. Established in 1983 the Fair has grown in stature and allure.
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05 Jun - 10.00am to 1.00pm - The Birmingham Assay Office - TOUCH ACID TESTING. Presented By: Ian Bayley B.Sc, C.Chem, MRSC. This half day course is aimed at delegates with little or no experience of Touch Acid testing for precious metals. By the end of the course, delegates will be able to test and identify precious metals including gold, silver, platinum and palladium. The course provides three hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity. Course fee £250 per delegate + vat - maximum of 4 delegates. 11 Jun - 10.00am to 4.30pm - The Birmingham Assay Office - UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES. Presented By: Marie Chalmers FGA DGA. This one day interactive training course takes an in depth look at some of the most important coloured stones used in jewellery, including sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tanzanite. Delegates will gain a good commercial understanding of these stones and the key selling points for each one. A practical session looking at gemstones will give participants greater confidence in identifying coloured stones and their imitations. This course is an excellent refresher for those with some experience, or a good starting point for delegates who are new to assessing or selling coloured gemstones. The course provides 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity. £250 + VAT per delegate maximum of 4 delegates. 12 Jun - 9.30am to 4.30pm - The Birmingham Assay Office - EXPLORING THE PRIVATE COLLECTION. Presented By: Sally Hoban BA (Hons) & Craig O’Donnell BA (Hons) FGA. This course provides a unique object handling experience using items of silver from the Assay Office’s outstanding collection, which contains pieces dating from the 18th century to the present day. The course also includes a rare
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opportunity to visit the Hallmarking floor (which is not usually open to the public) to see how Hallmarks are applied to precious metals and jewellery and a visit to the Assay Office’s historic library, which contains many rare books. The course is ideal for auctioneers and valuers working in auction houses, museum curators, independent valuers and collectors. The course provides seven hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity. £200 + vat per delegate, minimum of 4 delegates, maximum of 6 delegates. 19 Jun - 10.00am to 1.00pm - The Birmingham Assay Office - UNDERSTANDING HALLMARKING - (Behind The Scenes At The Birmingham Assay Office). Presented By: Sally Hoban BA (Hons). This half-day event provides a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit the Hallmarking Floor at the Birmingham Assay Office, which is not usually open to the public. During a special guided tour you will see how Hallmarks are applied to precious metal items and jewellery and have the chance to ‘have a go’ at Hallmarking. The event is ideal for those working in the jewellery or precious metal trades, collectors, and members of the public who would like to learn more about Hallmarking, including the history of Hallmarking in the UK and current legislation. Event Fee: £75+ vat per delegate. minimum of 6, maximum of 10 delegates.
25 Jun - 10.00am to 4.30pm - The Birmingham Assay Office - UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS. Presented By: Marie Chalmers FGA DGA - This hands on course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. The one day course will provide an in depth understanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. It gives each delegate a chance to study and observe loose diamonds using a 10x loupe as in retail conditions. Delegates will gain a greater understanding of the 4 C’s and also diamond treatments, simulants and synthetics. The course provides 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity. £250 + vat per delegate maximum of 4 delegates.
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26 Jun - 9.00am to 4.30pm - The Birmingham Assay Office - BUYING SCRAP GOLD & SILVER. Presented By: Ian Bayley B.Sc, C.Chem, MRSC & Sally Hoban BA (Hons). This one day course offers training for those who wish to engage in buying scrap gold and silver from the public. It covers basic standards to establish trust and best practice, followed by a comprehensive overview of interpreting UK and foreign fineness marks, testing by touch acid and by XRF. The day includes a visit to the Hallmarking and Melting areas within the Assay Office. Delegates will be trained by experienced experts within The Laboratory and will learn the chemistry behind the testing in order to interpret the results accurately. The course provides 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity. £475 + VAT per delegate maximum of 4 delegates. 15 Jul - 16 Jul - RBSA Gallery. DYNAMIC REALISM 1 – Led by Bernie Moore RBSA. Immerse yourself in this intensive and practical course to identify your personal style and create dynamic drawings that show individuality and expression. Suitable for all abilities. £100 / £90 for Members, Associates, Friends of the RBSA and full-time students. 2 day course.
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06 Jun - 1.15pm ro 1.45pm. St Pauls Church - THURSDAY LIVE Organ Recital. Played by Paul Carr: Henry Purcell (1659–1695), Trumpet Tune in D Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924), Prelude in E flat founded on an old Irish church melody Sir William Harris (1883-1973), Organ Sonata in A minor 05 Jul - 1.15pm ro 1.45pm. St Pauls Church - THURSDAY LIVE Organ Recital. Played by Paul Carr: Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937), Marche Américaine Op 31 (arr. Dupré), Dudley Buck (1839-1909), The Star Spangled Banner Concert Variations, Charles Ives (1874–1954), Variations on America, John Philip Sousa (1854–1932), The Stars and Stripes Forever!
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06 Jun - The OFFICIAL RECEIVERS: A night for dancing to songs from the great heyday of Soul: when it comes to high-energy Stax & Atlantic-based shows the Official Receivers really do shake a tail feather or two! 07 and 08 Jun - DETROIT SOUL: An explosive collection of classic and contemporary dance music, with all of your Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites. 11 Jun - IAN PARKER: Over the last 10 years, Ian Parker has established himself throughout June 2013 The Hockley Flyer
Europe and in the US as one of the leading roots music singersongwriters and performers of his generation. A little over two years ago, Ian decided that the time was right to perform a series of concerts in a stripped down intimate manner, in order to present his back catalogue and much of his newest material in its ‘purest form’ Ian’s recent album, reflects the solo acoustic approach: ‘The Bare Bones’ features 11 tracks, and has been enthusiastically received by fans and the press alike. 12 Jun - GOSPEL CENTRAL: A monthly celebration of the talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene giving an urban and contemporary edge to gospel music - featuring Colin Peters & Andre Bassing. 13 Jun - DR TEETH’S BIG BAND: These Kings of Swing really rip it up at the Jam House with their Jump ‘n’ Jive! Hep Hep! 14 Jun and 15 Jun - THE RED LEMONS: A band of superbly accomplished and very individual musicians come together to perform a vast range of soul & funk favourites from the likes of Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder to Alicia Keys, Duffy, and Plan B. 18 Jun JAZZLINES presents .. KEVIN FIGES Quartet: “Compelling Bristol-based altoist Figes mixes up old school bop with a contemporary attack and edgy harmony” - Time Out” This accomplished Bristol based quartet have performed for many years, and continue to make personal music in a fearless and evolving way. The quartet is led by saxophonist Kevin Figes and features Jim Blomfield on piano, Will Harris on bass and Mark Whitlam on drums. DOORS OPEN: 8.30pm - late opening due to a private event. 19 Jun - LUCAS D & the GROOVE GHETTO: A brand new exciting six-piece professional instrumental project playing a cool range of acid jazz and jazz-funk classics from the ‘70s through to the modern day. 20 Jun - ASWAD: After nearly thirty albums and over three decades on the music scene, Aswad remains one of Britain’s best loved reggae bands. Originally led by the trio of Brinsley “Dan” Forde (on vocals and rhythm guitar), Angus “Drummie Zeb” Gaye (on vocals and drums), and Tony “Gad” Robinson (on bass), Aswad is renowned among reggae fans for their rich melodies and compelling harmonies, woven over hard rhythm tracks and inspired horn riffs. Following their sell-out show at the Jam House several years ago, we are happy to have finally organised a return visit. 21 Jun - Mr BEN: This entertaining & energetic four piece plays a terrific range of classic and contemporary rock anthems from the likes of the Police & Proclaimers to Stereophonics & Snow Patrol (www.mrben.com) 22 Jun - Mr BEN: This entertaining & energetic four piece plays a terrific range of classic and contemporary rock anthems from the likes of the Police & Proclaimers to Stereophonics & Snow Patrol (www.mrben.com) 26 Jun - THE LAUNCH PAD: The Launch Pad is a regular showcase of some of the unsigned bands and occasional solo artistes that the Jam House considers “ones to watch”. 27 Jun - LatinMotion presents DEL CAMINO: Popular seven piece Salsa Band supported by LatinMotion DJs. Always a busy night. Salsa classes from LatinMotion’s own Mauricio Reyes, from 9pm. (www.latinmotion.co.uk) 28 Jun and 29 Jun - UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE: Stellar vocal harmony is blended with excellent musicianship to make Up 4 The Downstroke the UKs premier
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band playing RnB faves from the likes of Beyonce, Timberlake, Rhianna and more. 02 Jul -DOWNSTROKE: Downstroke’s funky mid-week special is a regular and popular feature at the Jam House with an eclectic selection of classic soul. 03 Jul - GOSPEL CENTRAL: A monthly celebration of the talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene giving an urban and contemporary edge to gospel music - featuring Colin Peters & Andre Bassing. 04 Jul - HAMISH STUART Band: Hamish Stuart shot to fame in the 1970’s as the falsetto voice and guitarist of the Average White Band, his distinctive songwriting and vocal and guitar style helping pave the way to AWB’s extraordinary worldwide success. After AWB split up, Hamish toured and recorded with David Sanborn, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin and others. Most notably, in the late 80s he joined Paul McCartney’s band as guitarist for a half dozen years and several albums. He also wrote for a number of artists, including Atlantic Starr’s hit “If Your Heart Isn’t in It” and songs for Smokey Robinson, Jeffrey Osborne, George Benson and Diana Ross. A regular with Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, Hamish continues to write and play live with The Hamish Stuart Band, while still finding time to undertake other projects like Quincy Jones’ 64th birthday event and guesting with Bonnie Raitt on her recent tour. The band sold out the Jam House a few years ago when they last appeared. 05 and 06 Jul - THE INTENTIONS: The soul of James Brown, Otis Redding and Wilson Picket live on in the guise of London vocal ace, Andy Mitchell and the stellar Intentions band - major players in the Midlands Soul Scene for decades with Curtis Little, who continue to attract a great audience.
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HELD IN our silversmiths workshop in the heart of the jewellery quarter we hold a range of jewellery and silversmithing classes including evening classes and weekend/day courses. With expert tuition, tools and materials included as well of course as plenty of teas, coffee and luxury biscuits! Classes are kept to 4 students to allow for lots of one to one tuition. “I have to say that I have learned so much more than in previous courses, and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my evening class!” class participant. Visit http://jewellerysilversmithingclasses.bigcartel.com PROFESSIONAL JEWELLERY Courses 1,2,3 and 5 day professional jewellery courses. http://www.inthestudio.co.uk
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THE PEN Room Museum. Come, see, and learn about Birmingham’s domination of the making of Steel Pen Nibs in the 19th Century at The Argent Centre on Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HS. Tel: 0121 236 9834. Admission Free.
HOCKLEY BASED Pearl company has a full time opening for an office administrator with excellent sales, service and organisational skills. Dealing with stock and customers, the applicant should possess a helpful- friendly manner and ideally have a jewellery background. The role is varied and interesting,requiring accuracy, honesty, flexibility, and meticulous attention to detail. A high degree of computer literacy- including MS Office would also be an advantage. A competitive salary and benefits are offered for the right candidate. Applicants should apply with CV and covering letter to the email address on our advert on www. thehockleyflyer.info web site. FUSION JEWELLERY Services are looking for a jewellery polisher. We need someone who is competent in polishing and rhodium plating all types of jewellery to a high standard. Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage, but we would be happy to train someone with similar jewellery experience. The position would provide 16-20 hours per week so could suit someone all read self employed looking for extra work or someone wishing to join an expanding business. Phone: 0121 523 6641. Location: Jewellery Quarter.
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Recruitment Fattorini Artist-Craftsmen since 1827
Working in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery quarter, Thomas Fattorini has the following vacancy:-
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We are looking for a full-time administrative assistant for our busy office. Duties to include: xx To provide administrative support to the jewellery production team. xx Pricing and labelling of stock and data entry into our stock system. xx Quality control and working with team members to ensure orders are released on time. xx General admin duties to include filing, stock taking etc. Good communication skills, the ability to work under pressure. Experience in the jewellery trade would be preferred but not essential as training will be given to the right candidate.
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BULLION DEALERS • SMELTERS ASSAYERS • WHOLESALE JEWELLERY We are specialists in the recovery of Precious Metals for the Jewellery and Dental Trades, and we will buy scrap, lemel, sweeps etc in any form or quantity.
We buy Gold, & Silver, Hallmarked & Unhallmarked at the same rate. Premium Prices Paid for Surplus Jewellery Stock. Lemels, Sweeps and Polishings, including Dental Scrap. Fast turnaround 24hrs Lemels, 5 days Sweeps. Gold & Silver Solutions and Residues, Cyanide & Acid based. Fluxes, Pots & Crucibles, and other low grade materials. Free Collection or Free Insured Postal Service. Prompt payment by Cash, Cheque or T.T. FOR YOUR BULLION NEEDS WE SUPPLY
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