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Talbots Group Packages up Sales Success In 2013

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Issue No 344

School of Jewellery’s Summer Courses for 2014 A Great Send-off for Brian George & Dragon Public House Massive Fire at Cannings in 1918




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

Inside this month’s issue...

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School of Jewellery’s Summer Courses for 2014...... 26 A Grand Entrance For Laurick Jewellery................... 26 Houlden Award Success for Domino’s Design Diva.. 26

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

A Great Send-off for Brian......................................... 27

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OBITUARY Shena Mason ........................................ 27 Zi Ye Wins Weston Beamor’s Student Competition.... 28 Struthers for Morgan – Launch March 2014.............. 29 Talbots Group Packages up Sales Success In 2013.30 Livto Represent JQ at Birmingham Fashion Week ... 30 The Skin Practice on the Telly .................................. 31 Inhorgenta Munich Makes the Industry Optimistic ... 31 Deakin & Francis Appoints Massey Partnership ....... 31 Four Craft & Design Council Awards for WB............. 32 Noisy Lamp Posts ..................................................... 32 The Goldsmiths’ Centre wins an Award..................... 33 Heritage Pages.......................................................... 34 George & Dragon Public House Massive Fire at Cannings in 1918

Planning Matters........................................................ 36 Goldsmiths’ Centre wins College Trophy................... 42


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Editorial: Marie Haddleton Tel: 0121-236 4230 Email: web site Deadline 25th of month preceding cover date. The Hockley Flyer is published by YBA Publications. The Editor is pleased to receive any contributions suitable for use in The Hockley Flyer, and all correspondence should be sent to: The Hockley Flyer, York House, 22 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HE Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the contents are correct, we cannot be held responsible for any errors, omissions, etc. and the views expressed by contributors are not necessarily those of the publisher or the editor. All advertisements are accepted in good faith, and anyone trading with advertisers do so entirely at their own risk. © 2014 YBA Publications

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Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team. Yes - Spring has Sprung. The JQ has got away with winter very lightly this year, with hardly any snow and not much frost either, just a lot of rain and cold winds. We are lucky as the JQ stands on a hill so is not subject to flooding, although there is a water table underneath us which the local breweries used to tap into. Looking around the Quarter a lot of refurbishment work is being carried out to most of the ‘at risk’ Grade II Listed buildings, especially on Frederick Street, Albion Steet and Tenby Street. Almost every building has had work done and planning permission given for most of the other buildings. Not much to do now except wait for finances to ease so that the projects can go ahead - match funding is not much help if you can’t raise the initial funds. We still need to keep a careful watch on new planning applications, especially the current one on the corner of Great Hampton Street/Vyse Street - one of the main entrances to the Quarter. If you feel strongly about this application please write/email your objection a.s.a.p. as time is very important. (The reference number is in the ‘Planning’ section) - This building has a contamination certificate and an application for ‘residential’ was refused a few years ago. It was once occupied by a company for stocking and selling of chemicals to the trade, such as arsenic, cyanide, and ammonia, which has allegedly left incurable, ‘diseased’ brickwork. The change of use proposed is not in keeping with the vision of the Jewellery Quarter. Mark and I have decided to become co-editors of The Hockley Flyer - he has assisted with the contents of the editorial since its inception over 30 years ago. No, I am not retiring but as I will be 85 years old this month, it is time to hand at least some of the responsibility over. We are getting massive interest in the contents of our Heritage pages, not only locally, but from across the world and I hope to spend more time on this aspect of the magazine. It is truly great to hear about all the youngsters who are entering the trade and the support given to them by the larger manufacturers etc. We love to hear about them - in fact all new businesses are welcome into the folds of The Jewellery Quarter community. We laughed so much when we read the letter about the ‘noisy lamp posts’, we asked the writer (a resident) if we could publish it - she said it would be “an honour” - we hope you enjoy it too! I know a lot of people have been worried about the health of Doug Timmis and he recently reminded me that it is exactly 30 years since he first came to the Jewellery Quarter as Manager of Barclays Bank and he fell in love with the place immediately. He put on many a ‘show’ in and around the bank, (including Kathleen Dayus events) and became Treasurer of The Jewellery Quarter Association when it was formed a quarter of a century ago. He organised all of the Seminars held in the school which were funded by Business Link. Doug never officially retired as a co-opted director and he also worked as a volunteer at the Jewellery Museum, Soho House, and the Back to Backs museum in Inge Street. Doug’s charming wife says he is “progressing’ satisfactorily and hopes to visit the Quarter again in the very near future.” Marie E Haddleton, Mark Haddleton

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School of Jewellery’s Summer Courses Brochure for 2014 There are over 20 exciting courses suitable for beginners or professionals to choose from this year. Highlights include the renowned jeweller Philip Sajet leading an exploration of ‘Desire and Greed’, Daniela Boieri with a Masterclass on the ‘Marriage of Metals’, Richard Witek on ‘Fine Techniques’ and Stephen Goldsmith with a ‘Polishing Masterclass’. There is also a Gemmology Basics course that leads to a qualification from the Gemmological Association alongside our ever popular ‘Introduction to Stone

A Grand Entrance For Laurick Jewellery Laurick Jewellery have recently moved into No. 3 Warstone Lane in the Jewellery Quarter. The Laurick Range includes exclusive rings, pendants and earrings and they have a beautiful selection of wedding rings

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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

Setting’. Katherine Campbell-Legg’s friendly ‘Silver Jewellery Making for Beginners’ would be ideal for those of you wishing to extend your knowledge on from silver clay or beading. Dawn Meaden-Johnson who has run the Short Courses so well over the past 10 years has decided to concentrate upon her own jewellery business and Diana McCann has taken over for this summer. Diana completed an Extended Diploma at the School of Jewellery last June. and is presently an Artist in Residence at the School, and hopes to be able to answer your queries and help you to find a course that will suit you. Booking opens on March 6th – with an email promotion of a 10% discount on course prices if they are booked before April 4th – please quote the code BCUMAR10 when booking. and other fabulous Jewellery. For sale there is also a wide range of watches including Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Audemars Piguet, Hublot, Patek Philippe and many more. At their official launch at the beginning of March, there was a red carpet, champagne, and you were greeted by special guests, Peter Shilton, John H Stacey, Steve Perryman, Antony Costa (Blue), Steve Arnold (our Ashley). Big Joe Egan (toughest white man on the planet), Vas Blackwood (Lockstock).

Houlden Award Success for Domino’s Design Diva Siobhan Maher, a member of Domino’s in-house design team has won this year’s Houlden Group Design Award for the Best Bridal Design. Siobhan’s ‘Treasured Moments’ matching engagement ring and wedding ring scooped her the laurels in the £3000-£5000 category of the competition. Her designs in 950 platinum features a solitaire 0.50ct round-brilliant diamond and 0.08ct of pave diamond detail on the engagement ring and another 0.04ct diamond detail on the wedding band. Speaking at the Award ceremony, which was held at The Jewellery and Watch Show Birmingham on 3rd February, where the winning and short-listed bridal designs are on display, Houlden Group’s Stuart Laing said the judges had been looking for innovative commercial designs at commercial prices. Siobhan is no stranger to design awards. Indeed, it was her early student success at The Jewellery School in Birmingham, where some four years ago she won an annual award sponsored by Domino’s sister company Weston Beamor whilst studying for an HND in Jewellery and Silversmithing, which first introduced her to the company. Since then she has gone on to win a Lonmin Design Innovation Award for pieces in plati-

num and a number of other accolades from the Goldsmiths’ Craft Council. Whilst she clearly has a real talent for it, jewellery design was not Siobhan’s first career choice. Having completed an English degree at the University of Birmingham she initially worked in the recruitment industry. “It just wasn’t creative enough for me. I had been doing night classes in jewellery making at the Midland Arts Centre in Birmingham and loved it so much I decided to sign up for a full-time course at The School of Jewellery and I’ve never looked back,” she said. Siobhan is clearly delighted with her recent win, as is her boss, Andrew Morton, managing director of WB The Creative Jewellery Group of which Domino is a part. “She’s a real star and I, and all her colleagues, couldn’t be more pleased by her success. Thanks must also go to the Houlden Group for opening their competition this year not simply to designer makers but also to larger, commercial companies such as ours. Domino is passionately committed to great British design and manufacturing and our whole design team works really hard to ensure that our bridal collection has original design features to ensure it stands out from the crowd. Gaining recognition in this way is great accolade,” he said. Whilst Siobhan may have eschewed Dickens for design, she still enjoys a good story and all her designs including ‘Treasured Moments’ have a tale behind them to help retailers romance the sale. “All couples have special moments in their relationship. The first date, the first kiss, the special holiday, and this is what the little diamond details on these rings are designed to represent. I think it’s a truly romantic idea that each couple can use these jewels as tangible mementoes of the minutia that build a relationship,” she commented.

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Jasper Carrott and Larry Hanks at the pen Museum (Anna Gibson Photography)

A Great Send-off for Brian

The event was well-attended and included a visit by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham. The other planned events will still go ahead:

When Brian Jones sadly died just a few days before the official launch of his wonderful book ‘People, Pens & Production’ his family, friends and colleagues decided to go ahead with the event as it would have been what he would have wanted.

• Talk by Prof. Carl Chinn in the new library (date to be arranged). • 21 June - Presentation at University of Birmingham. Arts Building - History Day 10 am - 5pm.

OBITUARY Shena Mason 1938 - 2014

We were saddened to hear that Shena Mason of Solihull, passed away peacefully at the Marie-Curie Hospice on 31st January 2014, following a long and hard-fought illness. Shena will be remembered as one time editor of the British Jeweller Magazine and an enthusiastic local historian and writer. Shena was a great supporter of the Jewellery Quarter and The Assay Office and leaves a legacy of work which will help to inform and educate current and future generations After a long career associated with the Birmingham jewellery trade Shena worked for Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery on the development of the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, and then on Soho House. She was a founder member of Birmingham Heritage Forum and a local history author, and has written guide-books to Soho House, Blakes-

ley Hall and Sarehole Mill as well as contributing to books on Boulton and Priestley amongst others, plus material to the website: www.revolutionaryplayers., and a chapter on the Russell family to Joseph Priestley and Birmingham Shena was the beloved wife of 53 years to Colin, and mother to John and Fiona. A celebration of Shena’s life was held at Robin Hood Crematorium, Solihull on 18th February.

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Featured story of the Month

Zi Ye Wins Weston Beamor’s Annual Student Competition Zi Ye (aka Sophie) has won an annual student design award organised by the Birmingham casting house and 3D printing company Weston Beamor. The competition is for students in their second year of study on the HND Course in Jewellery and Silversmithing at Birmingham School of Jewellery part of Birmingham City University. The students were asked to design, using the GemVision Matrix CAD software, a piece of jewellery of their choice, incorporating a choice of three, semi-precious jewels – either a 4.55ct citrine, a 7.8 ct amethyst or a 9.52ct topaz. They were also asked to produce a consumer- facing

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advertisement that could be used to market their designs. Zi Ye’s stunning and edgy cocktail ring in 18ct yellow gold, which features the amethyst surrounded with tiny green tsavorite garnets, beat off stiff competition from her fellow students to scoop the prize of £500 plus a week of work experience with Weston Beamor. The runners up, who also receive a week of work experience, were Faith Pope, who came second with her ‘A Stitch in Time’ pendant in 18ct yellow gold. This is also a sewing kit complete with needle holder and cotton and was thought by the judges to catch the mood of the moment with its 1940’s style marketing and utili-

tarian purpose. Faith will receive a £250 prize. Third was Natalia Antunovity whose striking ‘Intimacy’ earrings in 18ct yellow gold featuring the citrine were described by the judges as being the ‘height of glamour and sophistication’ she receives a prize of £100. All three designs were created by Weston Beamor’s production team and are currently on display at The Jewellery and Watch Show Birmingham at the NEC where they will be remain for the duration of the event. As an additional prize, the jewels which Weston Beamor has created are given to the students once the event is over. Speaking at the prize giving which took place on Weston Beamor’s stand at the fair on 4th February, Andrew Morton, managing director of WB The Creative Jewellery Group, of which Weston Beamor is a part, congratulated all the students on the quality of their designs and on the high level of technical excellence they achieved in their presentations. He said, “The

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standard seems to get higher year or year and our judges were faced with a very difficult decision.” Jewellery making is a second career for Zi Ye, who comes from Kumming, a country town in mainland China, where she originally trained as a Kindergarten teacher. She arrived in England four years ago and decided to study jewellery making because, as she puts it, “I love art and I love jewellery.” Her prize-winning design is based on the bamboo plant which has great cultural significance to the Chinese. She says her aim is to remain in the UK and work in the jewellery industry and to eventually build her own brand. Speaking for the School of Jewellery, Gaynor Andrews, deputy head of school, commented: “This module of the course offers students a real insight into what it is like to work in our industry. We are so grateful to the team at WB and to GVUK which provide the design software for the students to use. Their on-going support is an invaluable help to us and to the next generation of jewellery designers.”

March 2014 will see the release of an exciting new collaboration between Britain’s last family owned, independent motor manufacturer, and one of the latest British watch designers. Struthers London for Morgan Motor Company will be launched at the Geneva Motor Show 6th-16th March 2014. After becoming the first watch company to win a prestigious Design Innovation Award for their ground-breaking platinum watch design, husband and wife team of watchmakers have been working hard on their first major collaboration. The couple trained as vintage and antique watch restorers, honing their hand skills restoring watches manufactured over hundreds of years. Combine this with their joint history in jewellery, silversmithing, and illustration; the Struthers take their inspiration from merging traditional hand skills with cutting edge technology with the intention of creating an instant classic ready for the demands of the 21st century. “This has been a fantastic experience working alongside one of our greatest inspirations in British manufacture. For us, Morgan sports cars represent the epitome of British cool and flying the flag for small UK independent designer makers. Designing a bespoke watch for a client is always fun, but designing a bespoke watch for

a car is a little more challenging. From the outset we felt it was really important to reflect Morgan’s heritage and company ethics in our watch. There is an intimate level of detail dedicated to the design and manufacture of each and every Morgan car inside and out. They tell a story, from their ash wood chassis to their hand beaten panelling and zero carbon leather upholstery, every element of these handmade bespoke sports cars is carefully considered and we wanted to reflect this attention to detail in the way we designed our watch. To tell their story, the Struthers recruited the skills of acclaimed furniture designer from the Cotswolds, Howard Butler and Shrewsbury based bespoke strap maker Christopher Clarke to ensure the highest standards of craftsmanship throughout. We are both family run companies, and the pride of putting your own name on something drives you to the highest standards of craftsmanship. Being able to take an idea from a sketch to a final product, realising the dream keeps us inspired.”

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Talbots Group Packages up Sales Success In 2013 Birmingham based jewellery, gift and retail packaging specialists Talbots Group has reported a successful growth in business last year, enjoying a 5.4% growth in sales compared with 2012. Talbots Group saw its most significant year on year growth in 2013, across both bespoke and stock bags, boxes and pouches. Julie Fowler-Drake, managing director at Talbots Group said, “Talbots Group has continued to go from strength to strength over the last few years. We’re delighted with the success of 2013 and are firmly focused on building on this for 2014.” Leading the way in fusing pack-

Livto Represent JQ at Birmingham Fashion Week Saturday 1st March saw Birmingham come to life as designers from all over the world showcased their latest collections at Birmingham International Fashion Week and the Jewellery Quarter’s own designers were there to represent the community.

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aging design with contemporary trends, Talbots Group showcased its latest product range for spring/ summer 2014 at the prestigious Spring Fair, NEC Birmingham. Talbots Group was part of the ‘Watch and Jewellery Show’ and enjoyed a positive response to the new season collections. Julie explains: “We showcased our most recent collection at the Spring Fair, which included a number of eye-catching designs which are heavily influenced by current fashion and design trends. We’re passionate about design at Talbots Group and this really comes across through our spring/summer product range.” The range takes inspiration from key trends including layering, embellishment, metallic colours and mixed textures. Talbots Group currently provides over 1000 clients with jewellery, gift and retail packaging, including Argos, Signet, Bid Up TV, Shop Direct and NowSeen. Kate Lewis and Gemma Perry from Livto, based on Warstone Lane were approached by two fashion designers to showcase their work on the models for the event. The night kicked off with Nigerian designer Rad fashion, whose exotic clothes were complemented by Livto’s raw, handmade bracelets and necklaces. Livto’s PR Director Kate Lewis attended the event with Livto’s Designer Gemma Perry. “It was great to see Birmingham City Council put on an event that recognises new and

upcoming talent, both on a local and international level,” said Kate. ‘We were thrilled when the designers got in touch and it was really rewarding to see our hard work pay off down the catwalk.” Textures, a label based in Paris also featured Livto’s products. The two night event, located in the Council House Banqueting Suite saw the catwalk show take place as well as an open showroom, a champagne reception, a networking event and an after-party for the designers. Livto’s Gemma Perry thoroughly enjoyed the event and was excited by the networking opportunity: “The evening was a great chance to network with other businesses and to tell people about our new shop in the Jewellery Quarter. We look forward to seeing what the rest of 2014 will bring for the Livto brand.”

The Skin Practice on the Telly Sandy Sandhu from The Skin Practice tells us that she was inter-

Inhorgenta Munich 2014 Makes the Industry Optimistic In its 41st edition on February 14 -17, 2014, INHORGENTA MUNICH confirmed its importance as the leading international trade show and barometer of trends in affordable

viewed on Sky channel 833 due to be broadcast shortly. Watch out for it - Sandy will be giving her views on cosmetic surgery, as a skin specialist. W:

luxury. With almost 30,000 visitors from 80 countries, the show reached the same level as the previous year. Around one third of the visitors came from abroad. Among the countries most strongly represented were Austria, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic and Great Britain. Especially strong growth was registered from Poland, Australia, Spain, India and China. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman & CEO of Messe München International: “After a difficult business year for the industry, we felt a distinct upward trend at Inhorgenta

Deakin & Francis Appoints Massey Partnership to Manage PR Manufacturers of the world’s finest cufflinks Deakin & Francis® have appointed the Massey Partnership to manage their press and publicity. The Massey Partnership was founded in 1988 by ex-advertising director Nigel Massey and looks after famous luxury brands such as Breitling, Gieves & Hawkes and Mappin & Webb. Deakin & Francis® have recently expanded their collection to include gentlemen’s leather goods, bangles and women’s accessories. The newest collection of cufflinks will be launched at IJL in August. Munich. In particular, we enthused our customers with our experienceoriented concept, the lavish design of the halls, the Inspiration Lab and the high-quality program of seminars.” The seminar programme was all about the future and it celebrated two successful premieres straightaway with the ‘International Pearl Forum’ – for which market experts travelled to Munich from all over the world – and the ‘Inspiration Lab Symposium’. The Inspiration Lab is an interdisciplinary creative forum for designers, scientists, artists and architects and it will be continued after the trade show. The show is a good platform for our new communication concept as well as the new home page and the POS placement.”

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L to R: Prize winners Sarah Phillips, Joanna Fronczak-Jabbal and Siobhan Maher

Four Craft & Design Council Awards for WB The Creative Jewellery Group Four very different employees from

companies within WB The Creative Jewellery Group, each with their own particular skill set, have won recognition in the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2014 which were announced recently. Joanna Fronczak-Jabbal a CAD Designer at Weston Beamor won the Gemmological Association of Great Britain Award for her ‘Reign of Stones’ necklace. Paul Brookes a goldsmith


Noisy Lamp Posts


Firstly I’d like to tell you how much I enjoy reading your editorials in The Hockley Flyer; You do help me keep up to date with the goings on in the JQ. I read with interest your latest comments on the chains that are still attached to the lamp posts in the area. I tried my best to ignore the noise for 12 months following the installation of the chains, which as you rightly say was for the Christmas lights in 2012. I thought they would be re-used each year you see, and that I’d be informed as such if I complained. When I saw the new special Jewellery Quarter Christmas lights go up

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for Christmas 2013, I realised that this wasn’t to be the case, and the chains seemed surplus to requirements. I finally got my act together and wrote to the council to complain on 3rd February. I asked if the chains could in the least be properly secured but ideally removed. The particular chain in question from my perspective, is right outside my bedroom window, and wakes me up several times a night when it is windy. I wanted to let you know that the response so far has been laughable, with the council openly acknowledging that they don’t know which department to send the request to! It has been passed around two departments so far, each claiming it is not their area of responsibility. I don’t know if you have appealed to them directly, but if you have, have you had a better

working for Weston Beamor won the Silver Award for ‘Polishers: Jewellery and Silversmithing” for his work on the ‘Hidden Treasures’ ring. This ring was designed by Weston Beamor’s CAD Designer Sarah Phillips for whom it gained a commendation in the ‘Technological Innovation Award 3D’. Domino designer Siobhan Maher also gained a commendation for her ‘Fleurs du Mal’ pearl choker design in the ‘2D Design Pearl Jewellery Section’. Speaking about his employees’ success, the Group’s Managing Director Andrew Morton said, “As a long-standing supporter of these Awards, craft and design are at the heart of our company’s ethos and it is tremendously encouraging to see so many of our staff gaining external recognition for their undoubted skills. These are the unsung heroes of the jewellery industry whose hard work and dedication allows the companies such as Domino and Weston Beamor for whom they work, to deliver a top class product and service to retailers countrywide. I am very proud of them all.”

response than that? I also wondered where you meant specifically, when you referred to the ‘quiet’ signs in the ‘Industrial Middle’? I have lived in a hidden away sort of flat in the JQ for nearly 8 years now. I’m always being told for various reasons (for example, asking for recycling boxes), “you don’t live in a residential area.” Although my residential council tax is readily accepted! I think it’s the sort of place that people are hidden all over, although of course, I know you know the area a lot better than I. Thank you for your time. I look forward to the next issue. Jennie Wilkes (Resident).’

Hi Jennie, So glad you enjoy my editorials! Although the Council denied it at the time, the Christmas lights with the chains were second-hand - they removed the ‘circles’ but left the chains on the lamp posts for some unknown reason, they obviously cannot use these lights again unless they are re-united ! If they weren’t so high up, I’m sure a ‘tat-man’ would have had them by now! I will have yet another go at getting them removed. Our local councillor,is aware of these particular lights, so an email may work. Shouldn’t be too difficult to locate her email address. Regarding the ‘Quiet’ signs - The Jewellery Quarter under the Conservation & Management Plan provides protection to the traditional trade and the heritage of the area against unsympathetic developments and is divided into various areas, The Golden Triangle near to the Clock should have no (new) residential use and the surrounding area is the Industrial Middle where residential use is allowed under special circumstances, whereas the more outlying areas are allowed ‘mixed use’, although there are rules regarding Listed Buildings and the JQ is a Conservation Area. Frederick Street is in the Industrial Middle and there are no residents so it seems a bit ‘daft’ to put a ‘Quiet’ sign up when there are at least four licensed restaurants located nearby! It’s just added junk. Hope this helps Marie

The Goldsmiths’ Centre wins an Award Unique goldsmiths’ training community The Goldsmiths’ Centre won a Civic Trust Award in a ceremony at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens recently. The Centre was one of 31 buildings and developments from all over the world to receive the chief honour from the Civic Trust Awards scheme, which was established in 1959 to recognise the very best in architecture, design, planning, landscape and public art. The Goldsmiths’ Centre is a unique community in the heart of Clerkenwell providing training and workspace to goldsmiths, silversmiths and allied crafts. Designed by Lyall, Bills and Young Architects and built over 2 years, The Goldsmiths’ Centre development (pictured) involved the restoration of an existing Grade II Listed Victorian London Board School and the creation of a new, purpose-built four-storey building on the same site. This £17.5 million project was led by the Goldsmiths’ Company’s largest ever direct investment in the craft and industry with a particular focus on the trade, education and industry development. Chris Bills, the Project Architect for the build, said “The Goldsmiths’ Centre is a one off. The Goldsmith’s Company wanted a building that would be timeless, and still look fresh and unique in 50 years. “Our involvement was designing and seeing it through to be built but that’s just the start of its life. What a building like this is about, and its future, is ultimately about the people that fill it and what it gives to the area around it.” The Centre is now delivering on its purpose and providing the highest quality pre-Apprentice training via a

Foundation Programme as well as coordinating the Goldsmiths’ Company’s Apprenticeship Programme. The collective students and apprentices involved with the Centre won the College Trophy at the recent Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2014. The Centre also provides workshop space for established firms of silversmiths and jewellers and subsidised workspace for young craftspeople starting out in business. It also is an innovative exhibitions and events space; with four unique venue rooms, a beautiful atrium and community café. Residents put back into the goldsmithing community by providing training and support through the Centre’s Professional Training reflecting the ethos of the building itself, which is also a model of sustainability, winning a RIBA Award last year. “The Centre has a green bio-diversity roof for encouraging wildlife and exceeds the current BREAAM excellent rating for its environmental friendliness,” said Chris. “It also combines photovoltaic cells and air-source heat pumps to minimise energy usage and utilises rainwater harvesting for grey water use.” “Working with the Goldsmiths’ Company meant that we were working with craftspeople who understood where we were coming from,” said Chris. “Centre Director Peter Taylor was hands-on and very interested in the details and the materials. There is real quality in every piece of the building, for example, the Stone cladding on the outside of the building is York Stone, sourced from a quarry just outside Huddersfield. “We used solid, traditional materials that would age well and reflect the jewellery trade. Oak was a key wood as it is associated with honesty and also a jewellers bench. Every part was always an expression of its character and purpose, which is what makes it so special.”

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George & Dragon Public House Dayus Square, Albion Street

After many years of neglect, at last it appears that the George & Dragon Public house on the corner of Carver Street and Albion Street is to be restored to its former ‘glory’. There are probably quite a few workers in The Jewellery Quarter who at one time partook of an excellent ‘traditional dinner’ in the original pub, sat around iron tables. The George & Dragon is Grade II Listed and is a typical mid-Victorian public house. Constructed at various dates, the three storey section is probably the oldest (about 1820), extended in 1860 and the single storey wing in Carver Street was added to the design of James and Lister Lea in 1922. At the time it closed, the public bar contained some of the original bar fittings, a curved bar, benches and gothic arched panels, and interesting painted glass windows indicating that the pub was once attached to the George & Dragon Brewery in nearby Pope Street. The leaded stained glass windows were also intact. The restoration of the George & Dragon will further enhance the ‘Dayus Square’ project as this public house is mentioned extensively in

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

Kathleen Dayus’ books where she tells of how she ‘sang outside the pub for pennies to help feed her starving brothers and sisters, whilst her parents were inside, drinking’. Kathleen lived in Camden Drive and attended the school which is still on the ‘Square’. In later years, on one of her many visits to the Jewellery Quarter, she noticed the small spikes on the windowsills of one of the buildings in Legge Lane and shouted excitedly “The railings are still there where workmen used to put apple cores and crusts from their sandwiches on the

spikes as a treat for us kids. The City Council decided to commemorate Kathleen’s life and in 200000 The Dayus Square was created and a monument designed and erected and her daughter and other members of her family managed to attend, thanks to the kindness of Doug Timmis. Camden Street School which is also Grade II Listed, is part of a proposed large development of Camden Drive and will be refurbished to form apartments, no doubt a very difficult proposition as the building itself ‘bulges’ at the sides. There has now been a formal planning application to refurbish the George & Dragon public house, together with three apartments - next door work has already commenced on the construction of a hotel. Jaspal Singh of LV Properties, the agent involved with the George & Dragon project, tells The Hockley Flyer: “I have been working closely with Dev Singh (Developer of the hotel and now including pub project) towards finalising plans for restoring the old pub, and I look forward with some excitement towards the completion and recognition of this important site, especially taking into account its historic connection with Kathleen Dayus.”

Massive Fire at Cannings in 1918 Following on from our story on Cannings last month...

Towards the end of the First World War a disaster of war-like magnitude struck the engineering works at Snow Hill in the early hours of 23 August 1918 when the works were burnt to the ground as effectively as if blitzed by incendiary bombs. The premises backed onto the canal and the company had recently built windows and doors into a large blank wall to give more light and give access to the canal. A lock-keeper first spotted the blaze and alerted a special constable who raised the alarm. When the brigade arrived a few minutes later two floors of the building were ablaze. A call for assistance was put out and was answered by machines from the Central Fire Station, Albion Street, Handsworth, Harborne, Moseley Road, Aston, and Sparkhill. In all 52 firemen attended but it took several

1918 - Canning’s Engineering Works, Snow Hill - after the fire.

hours to bring it under control. The fire was not confined to Cannings and other buildings were also damaged. The cause of the fire was never established. The total destruction of these works

meant other premises must be found immediately and within a few days it was announced that Cannings had purchased extensive premises and machinery as a going concern at Salop Street in Highgate, Birmingham. March 2014

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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 2014/01487/PA 32 Water Street Fluid Space Ar ts Birmingham B3 1HL. Change of use from D1 to mixed use scheme containing A1,A3 & D2 and 6no. 2 bedroom loft apartments with associated parking, demolition of rear warehouse roof and insertion of new steel frame third floor extension. 03-03-2014 2014/01276/PA Albion Street O/s 69 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3EA. Telecoms Licence Application for the installation of 1 no. DSLAM cabinet. 24-022014 2014/01269/PA St Georges Court 1 Albion Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AH. Change of use of office block to a school, extensions at first, second and third floors, provision of an open deck “play area”, parking and associated works. 21-02-2014 2014/01132/PA 88-90 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3PA. Application to determine the details for condition numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 attached to approval 2013/07382/PA. 18-02-2014 2014/00682/PA George & Dragon Public House 12-13 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3ED. Listed Building Consent for replacement of new roof structure and covering including repairs and conversion of former pub into ground floor and basement restaurant and first and second floor into three flats. 31-012014 2014/00680/PA George & Dragon Public House 12-13 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3ED. Application for planning permission for conversion of former public house to restaurant at basement and ground floor level with three apartments at first and second floor level. 31-01-2014

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Planning Applications and Decisions from the Jewellery Quarter.

2013/09220/PA 3 Spencer Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6DD. Change of use of ground floor from Retail (Use Class A1) to Professional Office (Use Class A2) 13-12-2013 2013/09157/PA The Private Shop 1 Hockley Hill Birmingham B18 5AA. Change of use from Retail (use class A1) to (Sui Generis) for licensed massage and special treatment facilities comprising body massage, solaria/sun beds, saunas, therapeutic spa baths, hot tubs, herbal bath and aroma therapy . 1-12-2013

Ongoing 2014/00215/PA 15 Caroline Street Hockley Birmingham B3 1TR. Listed building consent for change of use from 4 no. live/work units (C3) to 8 no. aparthotel units (C3 & C1), including minor internal alterations. 14-01-2014 2014/00212/PA. 15 Caroline Street Hockley Birmingham B3 1TR. Change of use from 4 no. live/work units (C3) to 8 no. apart-hotel units (C3 & C1), including minor internal alterations. 14-012014 2013/09440/PA Chamberlain Court 26-27 Hall Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6BS. Display of 3 no. nonilluminated fascia signs. 24-12-2013 2013/08589/PA Caroline Street Crowford House, land adjacent Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1UP. Erection of new 3/4 storey building to provide ground floor commercial space, 12 no. apartments and associated parking and access. 19-11-2013

New Decisions 2014/00233/PA 55 Charlotte Street Birmingham B3 1PX. Application for a non material amendment following a grant of planning permission 2011/05271/PA for an increase of rooflights from 4no. to 5no. Final Decision - Approve. 2013/09442/PA 90-104 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3JT. Installation of solar panels to roof. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2013/09388/PA Land at Icknield Street/ Pope Street/Moreton Street Birmingham B1 3AS. Minor Material Amendment attached to planning approval 2012/06674/PA for the creation of a mezzanine and minor alterations to elevation design. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions.

2013/07515/PA 29 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6JQ. Listed building consent for internal alterations to form 5 no. live work units. Final Decision - Refuse 2013/07514/PA 29 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6JQ. Change of use to 5 no. live/work units. Final Decision - Refuse.

Older Decisions 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). Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions. 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. Final Decision - Approve 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. Final Decision - Approve 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. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2013/07186/PA Assay Office LP Adjacent 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. Final Decision - Refuse. 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

JEWELS OF OUR CITY - Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. Starting with an overview of the Jewellery Quarter’s origins and development, chapters follow with personal narratives from those working in the Quarter today, including the editor of The Hockley Flyer Marie Haddleton. Personal stories are followed by a series of individual and old established firms still at work today. Smaller jewellery manufacturers are not forgotten including those producing contemporary work such as Crescent Silver and Silver Birch, and more... It costs £14.95 + £2 post AROUND HOCKLEY by Ted Rudge & John Houghton ‘When Hockley was in the old Manor of Birmingham it was the largest district with clearly defined boundaries. Today the boundaries around this inner city district, part of the massive conurbation Birmingham became, are indistinct to many who lived or live within. The world renowned Jewellery Quarter and St Pauls Church have long been established in Hockley and still provide a major contribution to the workforce and the district’s history. More than 180 photographs showing how Hockley has changed over the last century. It costs £14.99 + £1.40 P+P HOCKLEY by David Harvey. This fascinating collection of photographs, including many rare and old images (some from as early as 1865) explores Hockley over the past century and a half, and details the social, architectural and functional changes in the area. With sections on industry, transport, leisure and religion, all aspects of everyday life are covered. It costs £12.99 + £1.40 P&P 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 £3.50 + £1.10 P&P

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.


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THE BIRMINGHAM JEWELLERY QUARTER: AN INTRODUCTION AND GUIDE: By John Cattell, Bob Hawkins The first section explains the evolution of the Quarter and acts as an introduction to its characteristic buildings, the people who work there, and their products. The second section provides a walking tour of the Quarter, highlighting some of the most significant buildings, which readers can use to explore the area. It costs £2.50 + £1.10 P&P - SPECIAL OFFER


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Now - 15 Mar - WORKSHOP TUTORS’ EXHIBITION. Tempted by a 1 to 3 day Spring or Summer adult workshop? Come and see work produced by our tutors and be inspired to learn something new! Now - 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. Now - 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. Now - 05 Apr - MARGARET FAIRHEAD RBSA solo show. Margaret presents a series of stitched pieces inspired by observations of flowers from her garden. Don’t miss Margaret’s demonstration on 1 March. 10 Mar - 03 May - PAT LANDON RBSA Solo Show. Out and About in Italy, Wales and the Netherlands. A year of travelling, recorded as Pat saw it. 19 Mar - 29 Mar - FRIENDS’ EXHIBITION. Friends of the RBSA show off their talent in a range of media. Ann Hackett, Friend of the RBSA, will demonstrate how she creates her delicate pencil and wash drawings on Saturday 22 March. This exhibition is only open to Friends of the RBSA. Works including jewellery, ceramics and textiles as well as drawing, painting and printmaking are all welcome entries. 24 Mar - 17 May - ANDREW MATHESON RBSA Solo Show. A display of forms in porcelain experimenting with a barium glaze.

31 Mar - 12 Apr - BIRMINGHAM WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY’S EXHIBITION. Founded in 1907, the BWS upholds the finest traditions of watercolour painting, and promotes excellence through innovation. 31 Mar - 12 Apr - FOUND EXHIBITION. Second group exhibition held at the Gallery by Quatrefoil artists Jacqueline Calladine, Annette Lucas ARBSA and Stephanie Redfern RBSA. Don’t miss the exhibitors’ demonstration on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 April.

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07 Apr — 31 May - Nigel Priddey RBSA solo show. A selection of watercolour paintings that explore pattern and colour in the landscape.

Training & Education

11 Mar - 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. Course fee £250 + VAT Maximum of 4 Delegates 11 Mar - 12 Mar - PORTRAITS FROM LIFE: TRICKS OF THE TRADE. Workshop led by John Davenport RBSA. A two-day workshop to gain an insight into the well-established ‘tricks’ that help artists take on the challenge of capturing a likeness from life. Suitable for all abilities. Booking essential. Price £107 per person 12 Mar and 9 Apr - UNDERSTANDING WATCHES This hands-on course is intended for retail staff or enthusiasts who already have some experience of watches. The one day course will provide an understanding of the technical aspects and benefits of different types of watches, improving confidence when selling. it will also teach basic practical skills which enable delegates to diagnose possible faults and carry out maintenance repairs. Course Fee – £195 + VAT per Delegate Maximum of 6 Delegates 13 Mar - 14 Mar - MIXED MEDIA PRINTMAKING. Workshop led by John Scott Martin PPRBSA. A twoday workshop to find out how to produce dynamic designs and get results quickly by combining collage and lino-block printing. Suitable for all abilities. Booking essential. Price £105 per person 15 Mar - WONDERFUL WATERCOLOURS. Workshop led by Vivienne Cawson RBSA. Learn how to create beautiful watercolours, in this one-day workshop, by working directly from a floral still life and using a variety of interesting techniques. Suitable for all abilities. Booking essential. Price £55 per person 18 Mar - UNDERSTANDING ANTIQUE JEWELLERY. This one day course gives practical training and advice for staff who need to identify and assess new, second-hand and antique jewellery. In addition to theo-

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and have the chance to ‘have a go’ at hallmarking. The event costs £75 + VAT per Person Minimum of 6 Maximum of 10.

23 Mar - BEAUTIFUL BAGS Workshop led by Cynthia Pearson RBSA. Make your own decorative draw-string bag using a range of fabrics and thread. An excellent Mothers’ Day gift! Booking essential. This workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. £6 per child.


24 Mar and 07 Apr - UNDERSTANDING JEWELLERY VALUATIONS. This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in the value of jewellery. This includes retailers, pawnbrokers, auctioneers and those involved in consumer complaints or insurance replacement. It is expected that delegates have some experience of jewellery and gemstones. This course also includes a unique behind the scenes tour of the Hallmarking floor. 25 Mar - 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. 26 Mar and 08 Apr - 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. 23 Apr - UNDERSTANDING HALLMARKING. This Half-day event provides a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit the Hallmaking 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

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06 Mar - 15 Mar - MACBETH @ Blue Orange Theatre. Shakespeare’s murderous tale of greed, witchcraft and madness. Along with his friend Banquo, Macbeth stumbles upon three witches who foretell a great future ahead of him. After recounting his encounter to his wife they conclude that King Duncan is the only person standing between him and greatness. Various times for performances please see website for booking details 03 Apr @ 1.15pm - 1.45pm. St Pauls Church - THURSDAY LIVE Organ Recital. Played by Hannah Parry-Ridout 10 Apr - 12 Apr - A FEMALE PERSPECTIVE: @ Blue Orange Theatre. Three pieces of new writing will be showcased in this exciting production entitled A Female Perspective. The three pieces were successfully selected as part of a writing competition set out by BOW (Blue Orange Writers) The production will be professionally produced by Blue Orange Arts and will feature an all female cast. Production Synopses: A Stab in the Dark by Richard Price. A young womans boyfriend has been stabbed and killed. There is no motive and no other witnesses apart from the girlfriend. Who’s guilty? Black Hole by Michael Edan - How much suffering can a friendship endure? What opens the heart to allow forgiveness? Two women.  Two sons. An explosion of bullets in a high school cafeteria ending in five deaths. A year and a half later one woman dares to visit the other and ask for what seems impossible to give. Cradle Days by Henry Nolan - Mum’s going into a home and so her daughters and grand-daughter help out with the clearing of the house and in the process uncover forgotten secrets and heart-ache.

01 May @ 1.15pm - 1.45pm. St Pauls Church - THURSDAY LIVE Organ Recital. Played by Paul Carr: Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881) Arr. Paul Carr – Gopak | J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Ach, bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ BWV 649 | Herbert Howells (1892–1983) Saraband for the Morning of Easter | Louis Vierne (1870-1937) Naïades from Pièces de Fantaisie | Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873March 2014

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Pop, Rock, Blues, Soul, etc.

12 Mar - 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 Mar - 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! 14 and 15 Mar - DETROIT SOUL: An explosive collection of classic and contemporary dance music, with all of your Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites. 18 Mar - TOVEY BROTHERS: Three brothers in the fore-front of the Birmingham music scene come together with a broad mix of chart classics delivered with their own unique arrangements 19 Mar - The QUIK BEATS: The Quik Beats have developed a Hammond-driven sound that’s ideal for a whole range of beat, soul, rhythm & blues, cool jazz and even rock. Whilst ‘mod’ may be a shorthand description for their sound, the band draws its inspiration from a wide range of sources from early American rhythm and blues, through a mainstay of mid sixties ‘British Invasion’ and ‘beat’ music right through to psychedelic material from the summer of love and beyond. At a Quik Beats gig you can expect to hear an eclectic mix of familiar favourites from artists like The Small Faces and The Spencer Davis Group and The Kinks, rare soul from Nolan Porter and Julian Covey and tracks that’ll remind you why you’ve always loved music so much. 20 Mar - JUST GROOVE Band: Martin Trotman & The Just Groove Band play Pop, RnB, Gospel & Jazz/Funk. A return visit to the Jam House after their success at last summers Mostly Jazz/Funk festival supporting Niles Rodgers and Snarky Puppy, Keyboardist and vocalist Martin Trotman, his superb band and soulful vocalists will be laying down a mix of Pop, RnB, Gospel, and Jazz/Funk flavours for your entertainment. 21 and Mar - 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!

been compared to some of the greats such as Elton John, Jools Holland and Michael McDonald. Currently developing his sound with Grammy Nominated and established producer Alan Glass, James is creating a sound that brings back the days of the Blues with a Gospel/Pop twist. 27 Mar - LatinMotion presents DEL CAMINO: Popular seven piece Salsa Band supported by LatinMotion DJs. Salsa classes from LatinMotion’s own Mauricio Reyes, from 9pm. ( 28 Mar and 29 - B’SPOKE: A popular & funky young ten piece of talented musicians perform a range of soul & R’n’B classics. 01 Apr - SOUL DEVOTION: Soul Devotion is a new professional outfit celebrating an authentic mix of Sweet Soul Music and a hint of Motown Magic, bringing to life classics from the likes of Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Al Green 02 Apr - COMEDY & SONG! The Jam House presents a night of stand-up and outstanding musicianship with the likes of Johnny Awsum, Sean Percival, and your compere for the evening, Scott Bennett. A fantastic line-up. 03 Apr - 1-EYE: are back with their exciting new Reggae sound. Taking influence from the likes of John Holt, Ken Boothe and The Heptones, their eagerly awaited second album ‘Worries & Trouble’ really did rock the dance-floor! 04 Apr and 05 Apr- MATRIX CLUB MATRIXare 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. 08 Apr - GABRIELLA JONES: Singer-songwriter Gabriella Jones has played the Jam House several times over the past years as part of our regular ACOUSTIC SESSIONS New Talent Showcase, and tonight takes a night of her own. And why not? She’s played to crowds at festivals such as Wireless, Isle Of Wight Festival and Hard Rock Calling, as well as playing support slots for Beyonce, Bryan Adams, Jay-Z, Pink, Bon Jovi and Roxy Music.

Weekly Events

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Sundays from 2:30pm. THE SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT (Acoustic Acts downstairs) at the Actress and Bishop, Ludgate Hill.

25 May - The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS: New talent showcase presented by Ben Drummond. To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House on 0121 200 3030

Mondays from 9:00pm. QUIZBOX Quiz Night (Downstairs)at the Actress and Bishop, Ludgate Hill

26 Mar - JAMES SAYER Band: James returns to his home turf for a one-night only show. A unique blues musician whose outstanding piano playing and smooth vocals makes him one of the future talents to look out for - his playing of the keys and vocal tone has

Thursdays from 8:30pm. QUIZ AT THE QUEENS The Queens Arms, Newhall Street Join us for our great pub quiz in Birmingham.

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Tuesdays from 8:00pm - RED SPANGLY JACKET QUIZ The Red Lion 95 Warstone Lane. Team up, or go it alone (if you’re feeling lucky) and take on the infamous Red’s Tuesday Quiz.

Saturdays from 11:00pm. STIRLINGS Ludgate Hill. Enjoy all your favourite old Skool Classics, RnB, Hip Hop, Garage & House to take you back to the good old days!

Why UHY? UHY Hacker Young (Birmingham) LLP is an ambitious and growing firm of chartered accountants located on Vittoria Street in the Jewellery Quarter with offices across the UK. We offer a Professional, timely and appropriate service at competitive rates taking an avid interest in your business, as we are focused on helping you prosper.

What Services do we provide? • Sole Trader, Partnership, LLP & Limited Company Accounts; • Personal, Corporation Inheritance & Capital Gains Tax; • VAT Returns; • Company Incorporation & Management Accounts; • Solicitors Audit Reports; • Audit Services – Limited Companies & Charities; • Business & Tax Planning; • Company Payroll Schemes & PAYE; • Remote Accounting.

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Goldsmiths’ Centre wins College Trophy The collective talent of The Goldsmiths’ Centre’s students picked up the College Trophy at the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards ceremony, receiving gold, silver, and commendation awards. Two of the gold winners in 3D categories are indentured apprentices Ben Pritchard and James Handyside, Louis Warren designed a hidden USB pendant which formed the clasp of a necklace or bracelet, while Sian Hughes created and presented a medal design cast in bronze with a spinning globe at the centre inspired by Comet ISON, which burst into flames as it passed the sun in December 2013. Ben Pritchard won gold for his beautifully crafted silver iPhone case of the London skyline and was also praised by Brian Hill: “Ben is an apprentice diamond mounter but this time he has channelled his efforts and skills into a piece of smallwork that has enabled him to broaden the scale and nature of his work and experience. To be noted at Gold level just three years into his apprenticeship is spectacular.” James Handyside, an engraver apprentice at RH Wilkins, was

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awarded gold in the Engravers section for a seal engraved Signet Ring (available on Flickr) showing the fight between a snake, an eagle and a lion. The Centre also secured three commendation awards in the Specialist technique of Enamellers at Junior level. Abigail Buckingham, Ben Kerridge and Cameron Chandler were all recognised for their work. Accepting the trophy, Centre Director Peter Taylor, said, “I was delighted to receive this award on behalf of the Trustees of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, our trainees and the whole team here. We set out to be the best that we possibly could be but none of us thought it possible that we might achieve so much in such a short period of time.

I am extremely proud of what the Centre stands for and that these awards recognise the excellence that sits at the heart of everything we do.” GCDC is a social not-for-profit enterprise governed independently of The Goldsmiths’ Company, which founded the council in 1908. Other winners from the Goldsmiths’ Centre included: Cameron Chandler, Abigail Buckingham and Ben Kerridge - (Enamellers Junior), Sharon Alvarez and Abigail Buckingham (Chasers Junior), Kate Earlam (bespoke jewellery design), Ben Hambling and Ben Pritchard (Diamond Mounters Junior). Silver iPhone Case - London Skyline, Ben Pritchard, Goldsmiths’ Company Apprentice, Gold winner

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JEWELS OF OUR CITY - Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. Star ting with an over view of the Jewellery Quarter’s origins and development, chapters follow with personal narratives from those working in the Quarter today, including the editor of The Hockley Flyer Marie Haddleton. Personal stories are followed by a series

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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. DIAMOND GRADER required for busy Jewellery Quarter office. The post entails sorting diamonds, processing orders, liaising with customers and general office duties. We will consider from junior level, as full training will be given, through to an expereinced sorter. To apply please send CV and covering letter to info@ or in writing to: Clark Diamonds Ltd, 62 Tenby Street North, Birmingham B1 3EG. BETTS METAL Sales are looking for an outgoing Procurement Coordinator to work within our head office in Birming-

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PLOT FOR self build house sought in Quarter by JQ resident couple seeking to up-size. Infill, back-fill-your car-park or yard? Must be freehold with unencumbered access and residential planning consent (or purchase dependent on obtaining it). Would consider f/h conversion project. Know someone with possible site? State size, location, and price aspiration. Tel: 0121 200 1055

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