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Kaye House:

Overlooking the Warstone Lane Cemetery Catacombs was the home of Charles Edge (Architect)...’ p32

December 2013

Issue No 341

This design for a stained glass window in St. Paul’s Church in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter was a winning entry by Rachel Thomas




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Editorial ....................... 22 News............................. 26 Events .......................... 38

Inside this month’s issue...

The Hockley Flyer is distributed free of charge around the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and left at various pick-up points. If you would like a copy posted to you personally we can provide a subscription service, which costs £10.50 for the next 12 issues (Including postage).

Livto Opens its Doors to the Jewellery Quarter ........ 26 Winners of WB’s ‘Cheeky Chimp’ Competition.......... 26 BCC Boost Entrepreneurship Throughout Bham ...... 27

Classifieds ................... 44

Giant Sausage Swap................................................. 28

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Obituary - Carol Keay 1947 - 2013............................ 28 The Precious Project ................................................ 29 Fei Liu Collaborates with Rio Tinto............................ 29 Anchorcert Gem Lab Opens Its Doors to the Trade.. 30 High Level of Interest Birmingham Assay Office Building........................................................... 31 Heritage..................................................................... 32 Kaye House - Home of Charles Edge: Architect Graham Street Baptist Chapel - Mount Zion Buildings. HSBC Bank (formerly The Midland Bank)

Stars, Stripes and a Mighty Fine Hot Dog................. 34 Front Cover - The Angels’ Crucible’........................... 34 Silver Delights Countdown to Christmas at the Goldsmiths’ Centre ............................................. 35 Planning Matters........................................................ 36



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Our family business has been operating in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter for over quarter of a Millennium. We are hugely proud of our long history supporting the jewellery trade and are also very conscious of the need to constantly develop and refresh our business. From the exterior, our business may look much the same as ever, but 2013 has been a year of considerable change behind the scenes at Betts. We have upgraded our IT systems in order to provide far more effective customer service, further developed our capabilities in both manufacturing and refining, and enhanced our product offering with the introduction of an even wider range of wedding rings and polished mounts. The ongoing success and development of our business would not be possible without the many long-lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships we have with our customers. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your business in 2013 and wish you a very happy christmas and a successful new year!

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THE JEWELLERY QUARTER HISTORY AND GUIDE On sale at The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter in Vyse Street, Birmingham The Jewellery Quarter History and Guide 2nd edition has over 150 photographs, many of which are unique, and has 148 pages packed with the history of the Jewellery Quarter, and makes an ideal gift for anyone who has memories of the Jewellery Quarter, or for those keen on the development of the area. It costs £4.95 + £1.10 P&P and if you would like a copy they are available online from The Hockley Flyer, or direct at the address below - a mail order form is at the bottom for your convenience.

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Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

When you finally lock up your shop, factory, or workshop for the Christmas break, please relax and have lots of good cheer and come back to a Happy New Year with the hope that we all ‘survive’ 2014. Sadly, there doesn’t appear to be a Santa Race nor children singing carols near to The Big Peg as in previous years - but with the Golden Square hopefully completed by next Christmas, we might do better next year! 2014 will see some important changes with a new Assay Master, a new leader of Cooksons Gold and a new Head of the Jewellery School amongst those announced so far. Work will start on building the new Assay Office. It will need getting used to the Assay Office being at the opposite end of the Jewellery Quarter and it will seem as if the Jewellery Quarter as we used to know it will end part way down Caroline Street, the land the other side seeming more like part of the City Centre! There is little, or no, manufacturing activity past that point now which is amazing when you study past records and consider the huge factories which went right up to, and even included, the City Centre itself. It’s lovely to see the Christmas Lights extended along more streets this year but what has happened in St. Paul’s Square? The usual ‘tree lights’ have gone out and there are no Christmas lights on the lamp columns all around the Square. There’s a Christmas tree but the lights seem to be on sometimes and off others. Coming up to Christmas this is a very busy area entertainments-wise - but with the surrounding streets lit up St Paul’s Square is like a ‘black hole’. We have had a word with the Council regarding Regent Place which is very dangerous at the moment, especially after dark, because of two developments taking place on both sides of the road at the same time. The pavements are blocked off each side of the street, making it necessary to walk in the middle of the road in this narrow street. This one way street is dangerous even when the pavements are clear because vehicles and bicycles frequently travel along it in the wrong direction at breakneck speeds, and to make it even worse, the street lights are not working and haven’t been for several weeks! Yet another cannabis factory has been found in the Quarter - this time at the back of a shop in Vyse Street - why do they think they can get away with it? If you haven’t changed your records yet, especially if you have a directory on your mobile ‘phone, please change the telephone number for The Hockley Flyer and Jewellery Quarter Heritage from 0121 233 3468 to 0121 236 4230. However, we are always available via email. Again we at The Hockley Flyer wish all our readers, advertisers, and colleagues: A great Christmas and a prosperous new year in 2014. Marie Haddleton Editor

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Livto Opens its Doors to the Jewellery Quarter The opening of a new handmade jewellery shop, located in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter in 7-10 Warstone Lane opened recently. Livto specialises in bracelets and necklaces that are not only affordable, but have coins with hand stamped inspirational quotes featured on them. The new shop is also the hub of the company; customers can watch the jewellery being made on site and are free to place any bespoke orders. Company Director’s Kate Lewis and Gemma Perry had positive feedback from their launch weekend and are excited for the future: “We wanted to take the risk of stepping out of the traditional diamond and wedding ring business and create a brand within the Jewellery Quarter that’s not only affordable but environmentally friendly and unique. We’ve been amazed at the support from customers and local tradesmen and women. We hope we have a bright and successful future within the Quarter.”

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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

Livto are looking forward to trading at a busy time of year too. Kate Lewis will be taking the Livto brand to Christmas Markets in and around the West Midlands. What’s more the brand has just secured a deal with Earlswood Garden Centre’s Christmas Market for five weeks. “Our Livto range is the perfect gift for those stocking fillers this Christmas,” says Gemma. “If you wanted someone’s initials or your own quote stamped on the back of a Livto coin it really does give that personal touch to any present.”

Winners of WB’s ‘Cheeky Chimp’ Competition Weston Beamor, the Birmingham casting house and 3D printing specialist, has announced the winners of its long-running photographic competition. Emma Anderson and Diane Mckenzie of the Scottish jewellery retailers Jessop in Fife have won WB’s own prize for their image entitled ‘King of Bling’; while Rachel Ayerst owner of Ayerst & Graces, an independent jewellery retailer from Street in Somerset has scooped the Prize for the ‘most liked’ image chosen by those visiting the company’s Facebook page with her ‘Chimp on Tor’. T h e c o m p e t i t i o n w h i c h wa s launched at Spring Fair Birmingham in February 2013, to coincide with the arrival of WB on Facebook, invited participants to photograph 1” high resin models of a chimpanzee, created by the company on its high-tech Viper 3D printer, in the most imaginative way they could with a view to winning a Samsung Galaxy Camera. “It looked like such fun,” says Diane Mckenzie, repairs manager at Jessops. “Emma and I wanted to

BCC Boost Entrepreneurship Throughout Birmingham use some of our stock if we possibly could and to dress him up so he would stand out. In our winning picture he is actually wearing a Pandora charm crown on his head and looks so splendid we christened him ‘The King of Bling’.” Rachel Ayerst, who is a customer of Weston Beamor’s sister company Domino and trained as a jeweller at the nearby Birmingham School of Jewellery, spotted the competition whilst browsing on Facebook and was particularly taken by the idea suggested on the site, of the chimp going on tour and being photographed in exotic locations. “I love puns – indeed my shop’s name is a pun on my own name ‘Ayerst’ and ‘Airs’ as in ‘Airs and Graces’ – so when I saw the word ‘tour’ I immediately thought of the nearby Glastonbury ‘Tor’ and the winning picture was actually taken there. It’s fantastic that I’ve won because I haven’t got a nice camera and was thinking of buying one for Christmas,” she commented. Speaking for Weston Beamor, Glen Day, the company’s head of new business development, said, “We have been absolutely knocked out by the response to this competition. We’ve given out literally hundreds of chimps and have had well over 60 entries – which can still be viewed on our Facebook page (www.facebook. com/westonbeamor) The chimps

Free expert advice and grants of up to £50,000, are being offered to small business owners and wouldbe entrepreneurs by Birmingham City Council’s new Enterprise Catalyst Business Support initiative. The £9.3 million scheme is partfinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is helping to build an entrepreneurial culture in key communities; and provide dedicated support to social enterprises and existing businesses in some of the city’s most disadvantaged areas. As part of the Council’s drive to regenerate priority neighbourhoods, Enterprise Catalyst will over the next 2 years support 3,500 businesses and entrepreneurs with free independent expert advice, as well as provide up to 50 per cent grant investment - to help get businesses off the ground and grow. To be eligible for Enterprise Catalyst support; individuals must live, or have a business trading in northwest, central and southeast Birmingham, which makes up the scheme’s target boundary. As part of the eligibility criteria, businesses must demonstrate that they are or will trade within eligible ERDF business activity areas (e.g. not retail have travelled the world and their antics and costumes have kept us all amused. It has been so much fun and above all else has really flagged up the tremendous creativity of our customers.”

activity). As part of a customised package of business support, Enterprise Catalyst deploys a wide range of experts, including dedicated enterprise coaches, business mentors, and specialist service providers to help entrepreneurs tackle key business obstacles that are holding back their entrepreneurial ambitions. These obstacles include issues such as developing a business plan, understanding employment and tax issues, and acquiring much needed financial assistance required to drive forward their enterprises to a better future. Councillor Tahir Ali, Cabinet Member for Development, Jobs, and Skills said: “Entrepreneurs and small businesses that create growth are one of the keys to economic recovery. For us to be an Enterprise City, we need to encourage greater growth in private sector businesses and social enterprises that employ and train local people and make a positive contribution to the communities in which they operate”. Financial backing can often be the most daunting prospect to overcome, which is why Enterprise Catalyst not only provides financial support for entrepreneurs and start-ups at varying stages of the business development journey, it also offers much needed mentoring and advice throughout the whole process. To find out more about how to become part of Enterprise Catalyst call 0121 675 7584, text EC to 80800 or visit

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Giant Sausage Swap The Queens Arms in The Jewellery Quarter has teamed up with Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, as it sends sausages soaring into the sky to celebrate British Sausage Week and its new service from Birmingham International to Knock West International Airport in Ireland. The ‘Great Sausage Swap’

will see speciality sausages being

Obituary Carol Keay 1947 - 2013

It is very sad to report the sudden death in December of Carol Keay (Dave Keay’s sister) at the age of 66 years. A lot of people will remember Carol because for about 12 years she worked in Dave Keay’s shop (Key Jewellery) in Warstone Lane (one episode of ‘Boon’ the TV detective series was filmed in that shop)! One of her favourite hobbies was baking ‘special cakes’ and when the Jewellery Quarter Association Ltd was formed in 1989 (Dave was one of the founder-directors) to mark the occasion she baked a large cake with The Chamberlain Clock on the top (look carefully and you will note the clock had no lights - it hadn’t been restored at that time!)

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Scenes of the Quarter were reproduced as decoration around the sides of the cake. One scene depicted the Cemetery Lodge which Dave later restored (he was awarded the JQA President’s Award (amongst other awards) for his conservation work in the Jewellery Quarter over the past 25/30 years. The cake was taken to the Lord Mayor’s Parlour in the Council House and in the presence of the JQA Founding Directors it was ‘cut’ by the Lord Mayor. R.I.P. Carol

flown between the two countries, supplied by the best artisan butchers on either side of the Irish Sea. Birmingham’s own award-winning premier sausage maker A.W. Lashford has supplied The Queens Arms on Newhall Street in the city centre for many years, and The Queens is now renowned for its great selection of speciality sausages; so when the opportunity to link up for this special occasion arose, Flybe arranged to bring over master butcher Sean Kelly of Kelly’s Butchers in County Mayo along with his speciality giant sausages, and bring him to The Queens Arms to sample the very best of what Birmingham has to offer. Christian Dixon, manager of the Queens Arms, commented, “We’re delighted to have been chosen by Flybe to host this special event. We are of course well known locally for our fabulous range of sausages, so it’s really fitting to be involved with the Great Sausage Swap. And it’s great for The Queens Arms to be chosen to represent Birmingham on the international stage.” The Queens Arms has a constantly changing selection of speciality sausages supplied by A.W. Lashfords in addition to its regular menu.

The Precious Project

The UK’s jewellery sector is set to benefit from a major £471,000 research and development project called Precious. The project will make a definitive step change to the current use of additive manufacture for precious metal jewellery through an empirical set of trials, benchmarks, and demonstrators, making it easier for the whole UK supply chain of design, manufacture, and retail to adopt the technology. The Precious project is being undertaken by a consortium of five organisations that includes Birmingham City University’s Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre (JIIC) and is receiving £212,000 of support from the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB). It is aimed at rapidly bringing to full commercial maturity the process of additive manufacturing of precious metal jewellery items that is currently at varying stages of partial readiness at a small number of UK companies. JIIC Centre Manager Gay Penfold, stated, “The UK is an internationally recognised and important supplier of quality jewellery to the world’s markets but is constantly threatened by cheap imports from low labour cost economies. The Precious project is intended to offer a viable alternative manufacturing option to those who supply jewellery at the middle to higher end of the bespoke and personalised jewellery market. New online business models that exploit additive manufacturing are expected to be created and should add innovative design driven impetuous to the more traditional high street retailing sectors.” To achieve this goal, a number of important research and development elements will be required: • An assessment of the current ‘State of the Art’ including design software currently available. • Identifying the supply chain

Fei Liu Collaborates with Rio Tinto Internationally acclaimed Chineseborn British jewellery designer Fei Liu, whose celebrity fans include Lisa Edelstein, Christine Bleakley and Zhang Ziyi, is excited to announce the launch of a brand new stunning collection in 18ct gold with white diamonds. This innovative project is in collaboration with the world’s third biggest mining corporation Rio Tinto. Aiming to attract a new market for fashion-led, diamond jewellery, Fei Liu Fine Jewellery will offer diamond luxury at an affordable price. The collection will feature tiny, diamond-set fuchsia flowers draped across delirequirements for the introduction of additive manufacturing. • Developing business models for jewellery companies wishing to use additive manufacturing. • Improving the efficiency of additive manufacturing of jewellery (minimizing support structures, post processing and finishing) • Creation of demonstrator projects to promote the technology to jewellery companies.

cate frames of 18ct white gold. They will be set with smaller-sized, brilliant diamonds from the Argyle mine in Australia, more typically associated with rare pink diamonds. The emphasis of the collection is on the designer aspect of fine jewellery. Five designers, fronted by Fei Liu, have been specially selected for their innovation and creativity and invited to collaborate for this project. Fei Liu unveiled his contribution to thirteen collaborative new jewellery collections in an exclusive launch in Shanghai this November, hosted by Rio Tinto’s China arm. Drawing on Liu’s strong footing within the British jewellery industry, this launch will soon be followed by an official Fei Liu for Rio Tinto collection launch in the UK in early 2014.

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Anchorcert Gem Lab Opens Its Doors to the Trade Gemmologists from the AnchorCert Gemmological Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office welcomed members of the Jewellery Trade to the first AnchorCert Open Day. A steady stream of retailers, valuers, diamond ring manufacturers, gemmologists, journalists and members of the British Jewellers’ Association were able to tour the AnchorCert Gem Lab and gain a better understanding of the expertise and highly sophisticated technology which is now required to identify treatments and synthetic stones. AnchorCer t is the only fully equipped Gem Lab in the UK, using Raman Spectrophotometry, and Infra Red and Ultra Violet techniques to



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check stones and X-Ray to authenticate pearls. It is also the first UK Lab to be UKAS accredited to ISO 17025 for the certification of diamonds. Following the fundamental principles of The Birmingham Assay Office, AnchorCert is totally independent, with no vested interest in the outcome of the assessment and prides itself on delivering a consistent, high quality

service. The Gemmology Laboratory is filled with all the latest equipment and represents a six figure investment in the technology which is now essential to accurate identification of gemstones and pearls. The knowledge and expertise of the AnchorCert gemmological team who interpret the various readings, graphs, and technical data produced

and laser inscriptions under microscopes themselves and they were also able to see a demonstration of the AnchorCert Gemstone Weight Estimator APP and the new Help with Hallmarks APP before and after their guided tour of the Gem Lab. The “hands on” demo area was one of the highlights of the day. AnchorCert Operations Director, Carla Goodfellow said, “It’s been a great day. It’s so good to be able to explain our procedures to customers whilst they are actually in the Gem Lab and can see the gemmologists and the high tech equipment at work. It obviously all starts from a visual assessment and there is nothing like seeing it with your own eyes. We had very positive feedback from our visitors and the AnchorCert team really enjoyed the opportunity to share their enthusiasm and expertise. We will definitely do this again next year.”

by the equipment is impressive and their enthusiasm and passion for their work is very evident. Senior Gemmologist Anu Manchanda explained to the visitors the various rigorous procedures which are followed to check each stone in the Lab whilst gemmologists Krishna Powar and Cheryl Owen demonstrated how the characteristics of sample treated stones such as glass filled rubies, and laser drilled and fracture filled diamonds are tested. Most of the guests were aware of these treatments but had never had the opportunity to see examples under a microscope and would not have been able to identify the tell tale signs without the help of an expert gemmologist. Sophie Whitehouse, AnchorCert marketing co-ordinator, had set up a demonstration area where guests were able to view stones, treatments

High Level of Interest Birmingham Assay Office Building The Birmingham based office of property consultants GVA are reporting a high level of interest in the current Birmingham Assay Office Building which went on the market in October. Offers are invited for the Victorian building which is on the fringe of the City Centre and The Jewellery Quarter, in the sought after St Paul’s Square area of the City. The building was purpose built for The Assay Office in 1877 and has been gradually extended to accom-

modate the growth in the business. One of Birmingham’s oldest institutions, The Assay Office was founded in 1773 to carry out its statutory duty of hallmarking precious metals. In the past fifteen years successful diversification into other sectors such as consumer product safety testing for fashion jewellery and accessories, as well as gemstone certification and jewellery valuations, has driven The Assay Office to seek new, larger premises. A cleared site has been acquired on the Icknield Street side of the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and building is due to begin in 2014. Offers, accompanied by supporting schemes are invited by 12 noon on Friday 24th January 2014. More information about the Assay Office building can be found at www.gva.

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News and Stories with a Historical or heritage interest...

Base of possible Greek-style columns in Hylton Street. (Photos by The Hockley Flyer)..

haps training and working with his uncle. Charles himself was possibly trained by the self-taught Thomas Rickman and began his career in about 1827 producing classical Greek Revival buildings. He was responsible for a number of buildings in the Bennett’s Hill and Waterloo Street development, living himself at number 18 Bennett’s Hill till 1840, but after that using the building only as his office. He was highly adaptable though and developed his style over the decades that he worked.’ 

Kaye House home of Charles Edge Architect.

Kaye House Home of Charles Edge: Architect 1800-1867

Kaye House, a very large house overlooking the Warstone Lane Cemetery Catacombs was the home of Charles Edge (Architect). The house was demolished in 1892 but around fifteen years ago the base of several very large columns was unearthed in a building on the ‘cemetery-side’ of Hylton Street when T H Findings were excavating to lay a new workshop floor. No-one in the various

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authorities was interested in looking at these columns, so, before they were buried in concrete The Hockley Flyer took the opportunity to take photographs. These must have belonged to this famous architect’s house, as there could be no other explanation for classical Greek columns in this location. ‘Charles Edge, senior was an architect active, especially in Birmingham, in the 19th century. He was born around 1801 and died, in Edgbaston, on 21 July 1867. He is particularly noted for his work on Birmingham’s Town Hall and Key Hill Cemetery. Charles’ brother was Thomas Edge, whose son Francis, before becoming a clergyman, was an architect, per-

Following are some of Char les Edge’s Jewellery Quarter commissions;

• 1827: Wesleyan Chapel on Constitution Hill (demolished) • 1834-1862: Key Hill Cemetery and Chapel on Key Hill (chapel demolished) • 1838: Regent Works on Regent Street (attributed by A. Foster) • 1839: Victoria Works on Graham Street (attributed by A. Foster) • (Peter Baird, ‘Charles Edge’, in Birmingham’s Victorian and Edwardian Architects, ed. by Phillada Ballard - Oblong, 2009).

Graham Street Baptist Chapel - Mount Zion Buildings. In connection with the removal of the Graham Street Baptist Church to Handsworth, it is announced that after Oct 20th 1913, the Mount Zion Chapel buildings will be closed for religious purposes. On and after Oct 26th the Graham Street church will remove its Sunday services to the Assembly Room of the Handsworth Council House, where there will

HSBC Bank (formerly The Midland Bank) The HSBC Bank is on the corner of Warstone Lane/Vyse Street.

also be provided accommodation for school and other meetings pending the erection of new buildings upon the site secured at the corners of Soho Road and Alfred Road, Handsworth.

This bank was originally the Midland Bank and the present HSBC bank hold the original leather bound draft book dating from 1983. (When the HSBC changed the branch name from ‘Warstone Lane’ to ‘The Jewellery Quarter Branch’ Marie Haddleton Editor of The Hock-

ley Flyer was invited to officially ‘cut the ribbon’ and say a ‘few words’). History of The Midland Bank: Joseph Gibbins, who had already worked with Matthew Boulton in establishing the Assay Office, was called upon to provide copper for the National Mint. In the early 1820’s Gibbins is found to be taking a considerable part in the growth of banking in Birmingham and both Gibbins and his son can be found in the Midland Bank’s family tree. As its name implies, ‘Midlands’ origins are in the West Midlands. It all began when Cornishman, Charles Geach from St Austell, was working as a clerk in the Birmingham branch of the Bank of England in 1830. His ambition was to start a bank of his own. Several businessmen backed him and he opened the first branch of the Birmingham and Midlands Bank in a rented shop at 30 Union Street on 22nd August 1836. It is interesting to note that the qualifications for a directorship included the demand that the Bank’s directors should live within six miles of Birmingham Town Hall. After many amalgamations and absorption, the Bank became known as The London & Midland Bank in 1891. There is a masonry carving over the front door which is believed to be linked to Henry Vyse’s coat of arms and depicts scenes of industry and many streets in The Jewellery Quarter bear the names of his children. During the Second World War the staff used the strong room as an air raid shelter and for about 20 years the first floor was occupied by a manufacturing jeweller. December 2013

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Stars, Stripes and a Mighty Fine Hot Dog The Jewellery Quarter Chamberlain clock tower might not be the Statue of Liberty but take a bite from the new American Diner style menu at the nearby Rose Villa Tavern and you’ll be back in the land of apple pie (which they also serve, with cream). Keeping things traditional on the

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The Angels’ Crucible’ This design by Rachel Thomas for a stained glass window in St. Paul’s Church in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, was a winning entry in the Stevens Competition 1999. It incorporates the hallmarking symbols for the Birmingham Assay Office, gold, silver and platinum, and the special mark commemorating the Millennium. ‘The pouring of molten metal from the crucible can be seen as a metaphor that reflects the area’s rich industrial history, diversity of skills, and cultural melting pot, where ideas become reality. I also

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menu guests can enjoy a line-up of burgers, subs, nachos, chilli and of course the hot dog – served in four different ways depending on the region of America they are named after. The New York being the most iconic - grilled beef frankfurter topped with sauerkraut and yellow mustard served in a basket with a bucket of fries. Made in-house and already becoming a firm favourite are the Buffalo chicken wings – coated in a special blend of herbs, spices and fried until crispy. Monday nights at the Rose see the crucible to be a positive image, as though it is a portal towards a bright future and a new millennium. It can also be seen to portray wisdom, and the extract from the book of Job I feel summarises this chapter of the Bible. The heat of the crucible is reflected in the bodies of the angels, who are carefully pouring the metal into the streets of the Jewellery Quarter below. The design of the haloes is based on the silver basket dated 1788 manufactured by Matthew Boulton, The patterns and trim on the clothing of the angels are based on details of other items by Boulton’. (Rachel Thomas.). The window was unveiled in February 2000, and was donated by the Birmingham Assay Office.

Villa Tavern are the best time to enjoy these comforting treats – customers can enjoy a whole kilo of wings with fries for just £12.50. If comfort food is their thing customers can pop in over the weekend to enjoy a pancake, bacon and maple syrup filled brunch, or a mighty 24oz prime rib steak for two to share on a Sunday. Other highlights on the new menu are the burgers – homemade patties of beef lightly seasoned and topped with US favourites – they include Pulled Pork, Mushroom and Swiss cheese and the Philli Cheese - Provelone cheese, fried onions and hot peppers. The Rose Villa Tavern was the fourth venue in the Bitters ‘n Twisted family of cocktail bars to open in Birmingham and is open seven days a week serving food from Noon, 11am at the weekend.

Silver Delights Countdown to Christmas at the Goldsmiths’ Centre The Goldsmiths’ Centre is bringing a new twist to the traditional Advent Calendar this Christmas as beautiful, hand-made Christmas decorations and curiosity pieces go on display, in a Christmas of Curiosities, a wooden Advent Cabinet in the heart of London’s jewellery quarter. A new door will be opened every day to reveal one of 24 limited-edition pieces, designed and crafted by Contemporary British Silversmiths – a real festive treat for collectors of contemporary craftsmanship and anyone with a passion for leading design. The beautiful pieces, made by award-winning silversmiths, provide an exciting alternative to items from more traditional, high-end jewellers; and with prices starting at just £60 £200 each item can be purchased as a personal and timeless gift for someone special. Curiosities featured in the Advent Cabinet will include beautiful decorations – from a Madonna and Child to a silver Guiding Star; silver spoons – from the deceptively simple to the ornate; and tiny objects of desire worthy of any Christmas stocking. The decorations vary from tree ornaments, to toys. The Advent Cabinet will be the centre-piece of a stunning Christmas display at the Goldsmiths’ Centre from 1- 24 December. Shoppers will be able to see a range of artisan silverwork and enjoy a glass of bubbly or a meal at the Centre’s Bench cafe. The cabinet’s co-ordinator Ruth Moir is really looking forward to Christmas this year, “Our Advent curiosities are really special this year. Each item is handmade by one of the UK’s most talented silversmiths and we’re showcasing the full range of talent at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. This year’s festive display will be our best ever so drop in and see for yourself, enjoy the festive spirit - and treat yourself to a timeless piece of craftsmanship.” Clive Burr, Chairman of CBS is

thrilled that Contemporary British Silversmiths is taking part in the Advent Cabinet event at the Goldsmiths’ Centre this Christmas.” Promoting silver is central to our ethos and we are delighted to be giving visitors to the Goldsmiths’ Centre an opportunity to own a unique piece of hand crafted contemporary silver”, he comments “something they can treasure for Christmases to come.” The silver objects featured in the Advent Cabinet are created using a variety of processes, from the traditional methods of raising and hammering to modern computeraided techniques. Members are represented in prestigious national and international collections such as the Silver Trust’s collection, used at 10 Downing Street; The Goldsmiths’ Company Collection and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Each week in December a prize draw will give winners the chance to be the next person to open the Advent Cabinet and enjoy a festive treat at the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Bench Cafe. Each winner will go into a final draw to win one of the beautiful curiosities on display. To enter email To view the Advent Cabinet, gallery of pieces and the full range of handmade silver, visit the Goldsmiths’ Centre at 42 Britton St, London EC1M 5AD from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (until 23 December). Visit the CBS website to see more of the stunning work created by today’s silversmiths – and buy online. A Christmas of Curiosities will be on display from 1 December to 24 December 2013.

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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 2013/08205/PA 55 Charlotte Street Birmingham B3 1PX. Non material amendment attached to planning approval 2011/05271/PA for alterations to the design of roof lights and alterations to obscured windows. 01-11-2013 2013/08007/PA The Mint Block 8 98 Icknield Street Birmingham B18 6RY. Non Material Amendment to approval 2003/00394/PA for minor alterations to the elevations. 24-10-2013

Ongoing 2013/08132/PA Oxford Blue 60 Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3JT. Change of use of ground floor from a warehouse (Use Class B8) to a restaurant (Use Class A3) 29-10-2013 2013/07382/PA 88-90 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3PA. Change of use from (Use Class B1) offices to Use Classes A3 (Restaurant and Cafes), A4 (Drinking Establishments) and A5 (Hot Food Take-aways) 02-10-2013 2013/06689/PA 45-50 Tenby Street North Hockley Birmingham B1 3EG. Application for a non material amendment to planning approval 2012/06886/ PA for additional windows to plot 1 second and third floor bathroom and shower rooms and plots 5 - 8 - third floor shower rooms. 03-09-2013. 2013/05972/PA 33 Pitsford Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6LJ. Erection of a three storey building to provide 12 apartments with associated amenity area and car parking. 08-08-2013

New Decisions 2013/07186/PA Assay Office LP Adja-

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Planning Applications and Decisions from the Jewellery Quarter.

cent to Assay Office Newhall Street/ Charlotte Street Birmingham B3 1BD. Application for prior notification for replacement of telecommunications equipment and associated cabinet Final Decision - Prior Approval Required and to Approve with Conditions. 2013/06689/PA 45-50 Tenby Street North Hockley Birmingham B1 3EG. Application for a non material amendment to planning approval 2012/06886/ PA for additional windows to plot 1 second and third floor bathroom and shower rooms and plots 5 - 8 - third floor shower rooms. Final Decision - Refuse. 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, installation of solar panels to roof, retention of ground floor offices and associated car parking. Final Decision - Refuse 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 front sash windows, installation of solar panels to roof, retention of ground floor offices and associated car parking. F inal Decision - Refuse.

Older Decisions 2013/07008/PA 109-111 Pope Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3AG. Conservation Area Consent for demolition of rear single storey workshop and replace with three storey workshop. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/06878/PA CBD The Big Peg 120 Vyse Street Birmingham B18 6NF. Prior notification application for the installation of transmission dish and associated works. Final Decision - No Prior Approval Required 2013/06741/PA Unit 4 62 Camden Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3DP. Installation of replacement windows on front and side elevation. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/06711/PA 28 Camden Drive Birmingham B1 3LR. Installation of 3 no. new windows and alterations to existing glazing to front elevation. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/06349/PA 16 Hockley Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BL. Display

of 1no. non illuminated sign. Final Decision - Approve Temporary 2013/06183/PA Land off Augusta Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Formation of car park with associated access. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/06142/PA Warstone Lane and Vyse Street Land at corner of Jewellery Quar ter Birmingham. Creation of ‘Golden Square’ to include event area, promenade, orchard, retail/information kiosk and associated public realm improvements. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/06098/PA Warstone Lane Cemetery Warstone Lane Hockley Birmingham B18 6NN. Remedial/repair works to existing retaining wall which has collapsed that forms part of “The Catacombs”. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/06076/PA 120 Pope Street Carver Street Birmingham B1 3AG. Erection of a 5-storey building to provide an 82 bedroom hotel with associated basement plant rooms and back of house facilities. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/06075/PA Kenyon Forge Unit 14, Kenyon Street Birmingham B18 6DH Change of use to tattoo studio (suigeneris). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/05117/PA 31A Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HH. Listed Building Consent for erection of covered entrance porch / portico to front elevation and feature railings to ground floor windows Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/05116/PA 31A Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HH. Erection of covered entrance porch / portico to front elevation and feature railings to ground floor windows. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/04542/PA 109-111 Pope Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3AG. Demolition of rear single storey workshop and replace with three storey workshop. Refurbishment of existing two storey front offices, showroom and increase in associated office (B1a) floor space Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/05760/PA 83 Spencer Street Crescent Silver Birmingham B18 6DE Installation of 2 no. windows and increase in height of existing parapet on the rear elevation. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2013/04845/PA 118 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6LP. Widening of existing entrance doorway, installation of roller shutters and 2 no. windows and

creation of access ramp and steps. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/04049/PA 133 Great Hampton Street College Of Law Birmingham B18 6AQ. Display of 2no. non illuminated signs & 1no. internally illuminated sign. Final Decision - Approve Temporary 2013/01282/PA Land at 86-87 Carver Street Birmingham B1 3AL. Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of existing industrial buildings. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 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 and provision of a first floor link bridge from 87 Carver Street to 95 Carver Street. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2013/04679/PA Newman Brothers Coffin Fitting Works 13-15 Fleet Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1JU. Listed building consent for works to convert building into heritage visitor attraction and studio office/workshop space. 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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Events are subject to change and given as a guide only!

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

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Now - 24 Dec - OPEN ALL MEDIA EXHIBITION. Selected work by artists from across the UK, including jewellery, ceramics and textiles as well as drawing, painting and printmaking. Now - 14 Jan - THE NATURE OF MY ART Solo Show. John Graham Reeve ARBSA. Works to be included in a forthcoming book, Lepidoptera in Landscape, based on John’s wanderings in search of these fascinating insects, including butterflies and moths. Don’t miss John’s free demonstration on Saturday 7 December. Now - 18 Jan - KALEIDOSCOPE CRAFT EXHIBITION - A vibrant celebration of colour, Kaleidoscope presents a vivid and exciting collection of innovative contemporary jewellery, ceramics and textiles, perfect for Christmas shopping! Dazzling designs by Melanie Tomlinson, Miranda Sharpe and Louise Miller make a welcome return to the Craft Gallery alongside dynamic work by makers new to Birmingham, including textile jeweller, Emma Calvert, and ceramicist, Maria Wojdat. The display also includes pieces by the winner and runners-up of the RBSA Prize of Innovation and Creativity awarded to graduates from Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery and selected by our Gallery Coordinator. Now - 11 Jan - MY FAVOURITE PLACES. Carole Baker RBSA Solo Show. Inspired by places where Carole works on location with a sketchbook painting en plein air. These works give a real feel for the place and are emotional responses, rather than literal copies. Don’t miss Carole’s free demonstration on Saturday 14 December. Now - 25 Jan - TANYA KOZIN RBSA - Solo Show - Two and three dimensional portraits depicting timeless features as well as the inner qualities of figures. 10 Dec - SAFEGUARD JEWELLERY VALUATION DAY. A rare opportunity to have your jewellery, watches and silverware valued in the historic surroundings of The Birmingham Assay Office. Do you really know what your precious jewellery possessions are worth? Are your valuables adequately insured against, theft, loss or even repair? Would you be able to prove ownership of all of your valuable jewellery items should they go missing? 05 Jan - 01 Feb - START EXHIBITION. A muchanticipated event in the RBSA calendar, the StArt exhibition provides a fantastic opportunity for art enthusiasts to purchase original artworks by Members and Associates for £200 or less. 06 Jan - 22 Feb - THE NIGHT WATCH - Memory Stather RBSA Solo Show. A collection of pencil sketches, pastels and watercolours of owls and other birds of prey.

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13 Jan - 08 Mar - CUT AWAY - Shenac Rogerson ARBSA Solo Show. Linoprints featuring blocks of colour and line that create clean and spacious compositions with dynamic statements of colour. 20 Jan - 05 Apr - MELTING POT CRAFT EXHIBITION - Celebrating multicultural modern-day Britain, Melting Pot showcases the diverse and eclectic cultural influences present within the British craft scene. The exhibition offers an opportunity to reflect upon the significance of travel, migration and religion for contemporary designer maker craft. Work on display includes Andrea Thorpe’s jewellery exploring Japanese and South African floral motifs, Saima Hussain’s pieces inspired by traditional henna patterns, and Malin Winberg’s metalwork informed by Finnish folklore. 27 Jan - 22 Mar - ILLUSTRATED POTS OF NATURAL SCOTLAND - Peter Wareing RBSA Solo Show. A collection of new ceramics with imagery influenced by natural forms found in South West Scotland.

Training & Education

12 Jan - BAUBLES & BLING. Workshop led by Annette Pugh ARBSA. Find out how to make your own inventive jewellery! You will explore how to use paper, wire, fabric, beads and recycled materials to make your own necklace, brooch or body decoration. With such a range of materials and jewellery ideas to choose from, this workshop will provide skills and inspiration that will help you continue your crafting at home. Booking essential. This workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited to 8 children. Price £6 per child, £4 for Members, Associates and Friends of the RBSA. 21 Jan - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm - Understanding Diamonds. This course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. It will provide an in-depth understanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. It gives a chance to study and observe loose diamonds using a 10x loupe, and gain a greater understanding of the 4 C,s and also diamond treatments, simulants and synthetics. Course fee £250 + VAT Maximum of 4 Delegates

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22 Jan - 10:30 am - 5:15 pm. UNDERSTANDING PRODUCT SAFETY FOR FASHION ACCESSORIES. This one day course offers basic level training for jewellery technologists and costume jewellery and fashion accessories buyers who wish to understand new and current EU and USA product legislation and testing requirements before supplying products for sale to consumers. Course Fee – £195 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 8 Delegates. Jan 28 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES. 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 key selling points for each one. Course Fee £250 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 4 Delegates.


12 Jan - Noon. TOURS OF WARSTONE LANE AND KEY HILL CEMETERIES (2nd Sunday each Month except Dec). Tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery start at Noon, meet in the cemetery near the Pitsford Street entrance. Tours of Key Hill Cemetery start at 2pm , meet by the island inside the cemetery near the Icknield Street Entrance. No need to pre-book. costs: Members - free, per person per cemetery - £3.00, per ccouple per cemetery - £5.00. Accompanied children under 16 - Free

Trade Fairs

02 Feb - 06 Feb SPRING FAIR INTERNATIONAL - Spring Fair International is the most vital buying event in any retailer’s calendar. You will discover exciting UK and international designers and exhibitors, source the latest products from new and popular brands, keep up with the latest trends and gain crucial retail advice that will set your business apart in 2014.

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Classical, Theatre etc.

02 Jan @ 1.15pm - 1.45pm. St Pauls Church - THURSDAY LIVE Organ Recital. Played by Paul Carr: | Johann Strauss II (1825–1899) Die Fledermaus Overture | J.S. Bach (16851750) In dir ist Freude | Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986) Prélude sur l’Introït de l’Épiphanie | Louis Vierne (18701937) Carillon de Westminster from Pièces de Fantaisie | Sir William Harris (1883-1973) Reverie from Four Short Pieces | Noel Rawsthorne (b.1929) Line Dance from Dance Suite. 06 Feb @ 1.15pm - 1.45pm. St Pauls Church - THURSDAY LIVE Organ Recital. Played by Paul Carr: | Max Reger (1873–1916) - Introduction and Passacaglia in D minor | Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) - Three Pieces for Musical Clocks | Herbert Howells (1892–1983) - Rhapsody no. 3. in C sharp minor | Joseph Bonnet (1884–1944) - Elfes | Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817–1869) - Sortie in B flat


Pop, Rock, Blues, Soul, etc.

10 and 11 Dec - SOLID SOUL: Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians - always a popular choice at the Jam House - featuring classic James Brown, Motown, and even Hendrix & Kravitz. 12 Dec - FAULKNER: A terrific guitarist and vocalist, Simon Faulkner brings his new band to the Jam House for an entertaining range of jazz funk, soul and dance classics from the seventies & eighties. 13 and 14 Dec - DETROIT SOUL: An explosive collection of classic and contemporary dance music, with all of your Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites. 16 AND 17 Dec - 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 and 19 Dec - ROCKET: Rock this evening with this five-piece guitar band playing anthems from the likes of Bon Jovi, Kings Of Leon, Jay-Z, Nelly, The Black Eyed Peas, The Killers, Oasis and James Brown, just to name a few. 20 and 21 Dec - UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE: Stellar vocal harmony is blended with excellent musicianship to make Up4 the Downstroke the UKs premier band playing RnB faves from the likes of Beyonce, Timberlake, Rhianna and more.

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23 Dec - GOSPEL CENTRAL: A very special Festive Treat for this night before Christmas Eve ... The Gospel scene in Birmingham goes from strength to strength & this event is the climax of a series of evenings celebrating the talent to be found in local Gospel music. GOSPEL CENTRAL - giving an urban and comtemporary edge to Gospel Music 26 Dec - 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. Live Band onstage after 10pm, and the LatinMotion DJs keep the whole night partying until 1am! 27 and 28 Dec - B’SPOKE: A popular & funky young ten piece of talented musicians perform a range of soul & R’n’B classics. 31 Dec - New Years Eve with THE SUBTERRANEANS: The SUBTERRANEANS rock the JamHouse on every visit, but for this very special night they will see 2013 away and invite you into 2014 in only a way the Subs can. With a range from U2, Queen, Kaiser Chiefs, and many more anthems to rock your socks off right into the New Year itself! The evening also features local legend and boogiewoogie pianist, DINO BAPTISTE in support with his classic range of Jools Holland, the Beatles and many more favourites to get your dancing shoes on and to party us into the new year spirit, and not to forget our resident DJ to keep the party going through until 3am! this night should not be missed! 02 Jan - The BOOGIE BAPTISTES: Boogiewoogie classics from Dino Baptiste and his fellow Jam House regulars - dance and sing along! 03 Jan - URBAN INTRO: They’re back! Always a big Jam House favourite, Urban Intro make a welcome return with a new and even stronger line-up featuring the incredible vocal talents of Naomi Gardner Phillips & Martin Waugh, performing hits from the likes of Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake to classics from Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, and even CeCe Peniston. 04 Jan - MATRIX CLUB MATRIX: are a talented five-piece with a unique repertoire of the very best club classics and dance floor fillers of the early nighties – all played completely live. Remember the tunes of Faithless, Jocelyn Brown, Candi Staton, Basement Jaxx, Bizarre Inc, Ce Ce Peniston, Living Joy … the list goes on. 07 Jan - LEE ROGERS & OZ McGOWAN: Piano & Guitar delight from these ex-Jeeps frontline with their interpretations of some songbook favourites 08 Jan - 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. 09 Jan - RICKY COOL & the IN CROWD: One of the biggest names in the UK Rhythm ‘n’ Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll scene, Ricky Cool regularly plays with the likes of Robert Plant & Mike Sanchez, and even supported Little Richard on his last UK tour 10 and 11 Jan - SOLID SOUL: Soul Greats from this talented group of musicians - always a popular choice at the Jam House - featuring classic James Brown, Motown, and even Hendrix & Kravitz. 14 Jan - The WEDDING CRASHERS: Born out of a long-running feature on local radio, The Wedding Crashers are a lively piano & drums duo that play an

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incredible range of songbook classics from boogie-woogie jazz to good time singalong favourites. Joe Stafford & Jayme Tovey are regular weekend players at the Jam House, supporting the main bands on some very busy nights - it is a pleasure to have them here with their own show. 15 Jan - BROTHERS GROOVE: Brothers Groove is a Birmingham UK based Blues band, formed in 1991. The line-up is: Shaun Hill guitar and vocals, Nigel Mellor guitar and vocals, Deano Bass bass and vocals, Darren Canny drums and vocals. Initially, the band tapped in to the musical influences of famous Midlands-based Blues bands, and combined these with jazz influences like The Average White Band, to create their own unique and edgy Bluesy funk sound. 16 Jan - MOOD INDIGO: MOOD INDIGO: present a shaken but not stirred cocktail of swing classics and kitsch anthems from the 20th century, with few pleasant surprises thrown in! 17 and 18 Jan - The SUBTERRANEANS: The SUBS rock the Jam House on every visit with their powerful selection of Massive Rock Anthems from the likes of U2, the Stones, Queen, and even the Kaiser Chiefs!

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Sales Co-ordinator This is a new position working in our busy bullion department. The ideal candidate will assist customers purchasing coin and bullion products by telephone or via our website. The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a busy sales environment, and will strive to provide a high level of customer service. A good standard of English and Mathematics is required. Experience in the jewellery or precious metal sectors would be extremely useful. Salary according to age and experience.

Despatch Clerk This is a new position in our busy despatch department. Duties will include prioritising orders and timely picking and preparation for despatch, as well as updating order status tracking system. The ideal candidate will be well organised and able to successfully work to tight deadlines. Experience in the jewellery or precious metal sectors would be extremely useful. Salary according to age and experience. Applications in writing enclosing a full C.V. to ; Paul Canning Managing Director Atkinsons Coins and Bullion 14d Birmingham Road Sutton Coldfield Birmingham B72 1QG 42 Hockley Flyer The

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Domestic Commercial Most carpets dry in 1-2 hours Free no obligation quotes 0121 355 6794 Fully insured. All work guaranteed WE BUY GOLD, SILVER, PLATINUM, PALLADIUM, SWEEPS, LEMELS, GOLD COINS AND MORE...

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Tel: 0121 603 6114 Unit 5, 100 Spencer St, B18 6DB

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From simply sewing on a button to a pair of jeans, to creating an elegant evening gown or a 3 piece suit. Men, women and children catered for.

Gemmology & Diamond Training K.A.T.E. Coventry +44 (0) 7990 908471 +44 (0) 24 7646 7428

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OFFICES, MUSIC STUDIOS, AND WORKSHOPS TO LET FROM £25.00 PER WEEK 1 month’s notice from Tenant accepted No Legal Fees Regent Place, Caroline Street, Regent Parade also Northwood Street

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SWALLOW GARAGE – For all your vehicle repairs/MOT’S etc. 11 Well Street, Hockley, Birmingham B19 3BG. Tel: 0121 554 2830, Fax 0121 554 2830.


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PROFESSIONAL JEWELLERY Courses, 1,2,3 and 5 day professional jewellery courses. Stone setting courses with a lecturer who has been a professional setter for over 40 years. Chasing and repousse with an Italien lecturer whose family have been in this trade since the 16th century. This is just an example, all our lecturers are professional at what they teach and are excellent teachers.


DB CIVILS Limited specialises in all types of construction work from resurfacing, drainage, brickwork, utility connections, and site clearance. Our clients include the Catholic Church, Western Power Distribution and Birmingham City Council Education Dept. All work is fully guaranteed and we have £5million public liability for added protection. Visit our website for more details Phone: 07930 934611 / 0121 6498568 A GREAT opportunity for a polisher to work for yourself. Polishing lathes for rent. Two polishing lathes to rent on site in the Jewellery Quarter. 3-phase Lathes are fully operational with extraction.Low monthly rent and guaranteed polishing work.Experience of polishing brass and copper required. Please contact Lee on 0121 236 2335.

Safeguard (4x1236 Artwork CALL US ON:Advert +44 (0)- 121 7051


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JEWELLERY REPAIRS while you wait. Wedding rings at manufacturers prices.

7 Warstone Lane, Jewellery Quarter, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6JE. Contact Bob Turley. Phone: 0121 233 2220.


JEWELLERS WORKSHOP equipment for sale: Various rubber moulds of ladies and gents rings. Double polishing barrel, Polishing / buffing machine with built in vacuum, Pen plating machine, Hand milling machine, Double head electric rolling mill, Bangle stretcher, Ring stretcher, Gas melting furnace. Various hand tools. All must go, reasonable offers considered. No time-wasters please. 07971 363060

JEWELLERY SHOP floor counters for sale, in oak colour. 5 x 51 in long, 24 in. wide, 35 in. high. 1 x 60 in. long, 24 in. wide, 35 in. high. All come with locking doors and lights. 2x wall display cabinets. 39in x 40in. With locks and lights. £1000 the lot. Buyer must collect. Tel: 07971 363060. SMP SAFE, with key and combination locks plus time lock. Size : 27in wide x 57in high. will get you 120k cover. Buyer must collect. Bargain £500. 07971 363060. CONTENTS OF jewellery workshop for sale items include jewellers bench (well used) bench lights, rolls to fit on bench, micro weld, chair, scratch brush unit plus many more for sale as a job lot. Tel: 0121 236 4412.


LEARN THE secret to beautiful skin. Your personal skin care specialist will guide you to your optimum healthy skin. Also offer: HD Eyebrows, Threading, Waxing, Electrolysis, and Spray Tanning. T: 0121 233 3010. W: December 2013

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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.

VACANCIES SALES AGENTS and Reps are required to sell BOHEM branded jewellery. BOHEM is a brand new jewellery concept and all the production take place in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. BOHEM launched their products last May and since then it caught the eye of several media publications. For more info please visit or Google “BOHEM nails” to view what the media and bloggers had to say about us. Highly rewarding commissions and bonuses applies. Phone: 07891429466.

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FOUNDED IN 1786, Deakin & Francis® designs the world’s finest cufflinks. Based in Birmingham we design and manufacture luxury jewellery and fine accessories. The English workshops are owned and managed by James and Henry Deakin who produce cufflinks in precious metal, incorporating vitreous enamel and fine gemstones. Deakin & Francis cufflinks are owned by business people, celebrities and members of royalty worldwide. The Role: To manage the production of cufflinks, luxury jewellery and special commissions. The Candidate: Able to efficiently manage production processes between workshops for on time delivery, IT literate with experience and knowledge of ERP and MRP systems, Strong organisational and people skills, Good communicator (written and spoken), Able to multitask and adapt to change, Can manage and deliver operating costs, identifying suitable efficiency improvements. A knowledge of quality assurance principles, methods, design, testing and implementation, Demonstrate project, planning, change and time management capabilities, Numerate with ability to understand and analyse performance and make effective decisions to ensure KPIs are delivered. Phone: 0121 236 7751


OLD WORKBENCHES, wooden and steel filing cabinets, plan chests, lockers, desks, stools, chairs, storage bins, industrial lighting, old patterns, tote tins, tea chests, and old stock. Tel: 07860 307446. QUALITY SECONDHAND signet rings wanted. Cash paid for quality secondhand signet rings, 9ct or 18ct Gold, Ideally Oxford style oval tops, (all rings considered including seal or initial engraved + bloodstone and carnelian). Must be UK hallmarked. We pay gold fix + 20%. Cash paid by return of post. Post to: Aspens Jewellers, 5 Church Street Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 1DH. Call Daniel on 01394 385088.

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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.

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Trade magazine for Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter December 2013, # 341

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Trade magazine for Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter December 2013, # 341