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THE ‘VOICE’ OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

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February 2017

Issue No 379

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‘Talbots’ Move to Online and Next Day Delivery ...... 18 New CEO & Assay Master......................................... 19

Events .......................... 30

Sell Out Event with British Jewellery Stars ............... 19

Classifieds ................... 36

A Glistening Start to 2017 for Charles Green............ 22

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Hockley Mint Celebrates Purity of Precious Metals... 22 Burning Soul Brewing Ltd.......................................... 23 Weston Beamor \prototypes Bond: James Bond ..... 24 World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace..................... 24 New ‘Love Bug’ Cufflinks........................................... 26 Hockley Mint’s Silver Anniversary Year...................... 26 In-house Efficiencies Give Hockley Mint Advantage. 27 New Benches for Cemeteries.................................... 27 Holts Acadamy.......................................................... 27 Close Encounters of the Heron Kind......................... 27 Heritage: Story of Education in the Jewellery Quarter and Hockley Part 1.................................................... 28 Birthstones March Aquamarine & Bloodstone........... 34

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Editorial

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February 2017 Issue No. 379

General enquiries: k info@thehockleyflyer.info Editorial: Marie Haddleton  0121-364 0700 k marie@thehockleyflyer.info Production: Mark Haddleton  0121-364 0700 k mark@thehockleyflyer.info  www.thehockleyflyer.info t @hockleyflyer f www.facebook.com/thehockleyflyer 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: marie@thehockleyflyer.info 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. © 2016 YBA Publications

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Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

There are signs of spring everywhere and the snowdrops I bought a couple of years ago, hoping to plant in the Crimean Memorial Gardens on Spring Hill are looking spectacular. When the scheme fell through I planted the bulbs quickly in my garden to save them and I now have my own little memorial garden! A few years ago when I wanted to clear a patch and erect an interpretation plaque (the original brass plaque having been stolen many years before) and open up the seated shelter, plus planting some snowdrops (soldiers returning home from the Crimean War first introduced snowdrops to England after finding them growing on the blood-soaked battlefields), I couldn’t go through with the proposed scheme because, although I was offered a grant of £1,500 by the Council, they then produced a schedule of work to be carried out which included trimming all the large trees, removing the undergrowth and taking out public liability insurance, etc., which would have cost nearer £15,000!

New Benches

A couple of benches have appeared in the cemeteries - if you know who put them there please let us know. (pic inside). No news yet about the planned upgrading of the cemeteries.

Heritage - Education

This month we are featuring ‘Education’ in the Jewellery Quarter since the 1700s. I hope you will find it as fascinating to read as I have found in collating all the information from our extensive database. It will also help put to rest the inaccurate details being put about regarding St Paul’s School and Camden Street School! Shame about the demolition of Camden Street school this month but it really was beyond repair as was the attractive St Paul’s School in Spencer street which was built a bit earlier which virtually fell to bits - unfortunately many buildings at that time had no proper foundations and often beams were not embedded in walls as they are today, a good example of what could happen is the factory building in Tenby Street where a concrete floor which was not secured to the walls properly, collapsed and crushed two workmen to death, and the collapse of the cafe in Warstone Lane and the ‘falling down’ of The Duke of York. As the member of the Conservation Advisory Committee representing the Jewellery Quarter until a few years ago, I studied a survey of the Camden Street building which showed the walls were visibly ‘bowed’. It was a strange shape for a school and when I first started my heritage database some 35 years ago, I thought it may have been built as a chapel, but then again, I thought a similarly shaped building in St Paul’s Square was a chapel, which on investigation turned out to be a sub-station! Only problem now is what is to be built in its place? The open space looks rather attractive and opens up Dayus Square and shows up the attractive Manton building and, after all, we are really short of open spaces. However, it is most unlikely - sure to be ‘housing’. Marie Haddleton Editor


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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

Examples of premium printed packaging from Talbots, featuring Couture

‘Talbots’ Move to Online and Next Day Delivery Service

Leading jewellery industry packaging partner and local Birmingham Jewellery Quarter business, Talbots, has announced that it has moved all its sales to an online and next day delivery service as of January 2017. This innovative new move has been taken due to popular demand from customers and the wider marketplace, and means that Talbots can now service its client base better than it ever has done in its 100-year history. In addition to a brand new responsive e-commerce website and next day delivery service on Ready Made items, Talbots has also expanded its dedicated Sales Team. Talbots is a growing business that delivers cuttingedge packaging solutions, stunning products and world-class customer service, and the team are thrilled to now offer much more diverse and effective customer care. This progressive step has received a fantastic reception and customers are already providing wonderful feedback about the move. The next day delivery service and e-commerce website have in particular been highly praised. Customers who have in the past used

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the Pickering and Mayell Talbots store in the Jewellery Quarter are still fully able to buy from Talbots, with all the same benefits and more. Julie Fowler-Drake (MD) “We’re looking forward to taking care of the packaging requirements of all Pickering and Mayell customers here in-house at Talbots with our online, email, telephone and next day delivery services. Any outstanding orders that have been placed directly through the store on Warstone Lane have been transferred to our Sales Team and an individual Account Manager has been assigned to each and every customer”. Julie continues, “Our online and delivery service provides all the benefits enjoyed from our shop in addition to next day delivery, bespoke packaging, stock checks, order updates and telephone support”. Julie continues, “Talbots is a customer-service focused organisation with an ethos for higher quality, better value packaging. Our proactive move to online and next day delivery means that we’re fully aligned with the changing needs of our customers and will continue to lead the market”. Talbots is a company steeped in history and Julie is the great granddaughter of Talbots’ founder. The company has always had an innovative vision for packaging and as the market moves, their forward-thinking steps

Julie Fowler-Drake, Talbots’ Managing Director.

will place the Birmingham business at the forefront of industry advancement. In recent years, Talbots has made many big and bold changes which have earned the company Luxury Packaging Award shortlisting’s and preferred supplier partnerships with prominent jewellery industry buying groups including the Company of Master Jewellers, the Retail Jewellers of Ireland, Cash Converters, the National Association of Jewellers and the Houlden Group. Talbots has a beautiful packaging range which is really changing the face of our industry, both in terms of ambition and design. It’s innovative, on trend and offers fantastic value whilst their bespoke service is perfect for totally unique creations. In fact, the company has its own in-house design studio, with MD Julie designing each and every bespoke project covering everything from concept, branding, shapes, colours and textures. You can order for next day delivery service by calling Talbots on 0121 333 3544 or emailing sales@talbotsgroup. Alternatively, click www.talbotsgroup. co.uk to order from the entire Ready Made range quickly and easily.


News

New CEO & Assay Master The AnchorCer t Group, comprising Assay Office Birmingham, AnchorCert Analytical, AnchorCert Gem Lab, SafeGuard Valuations and AnchorCert Academy, has announced the appointment of Doug Henry MBA as incoming Chief Executive and Assay Master. Doug, who is currently joint CEO, will commence his new appointment as the company’s 14th Assay Master on Monday 3 April 2017, having originally joined AnchorCert Group to restructure the quality management system in September 2014. Doug then successfully projectmanaged the business relocation to Moreton Street in July 2015. Doug has subsequently led the management of the Indian off-shore sub-office, and continues to support the development of quality management processes and bespoke management systems. Doug has spent more than 20 years as MD of specialist manufacturing engineering companies across the Food, Chemical, Fine Chemical and Petrochemical industries on a global basis. He has a strong commercial focus and track record, having also established and managed sales and service operations throughout Europe and North America. A strong driver of change, Doug has project-managed several multi-million pound contracts in the UK, South America, Europe and the Middle East. Commenting on the appointment, Chairman Kate Hartigan said: “We are delighted to welcome Doug as CEO and Assay Master as succes-

Sell Out Event with British Jewellery Stars The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) has witnessed stellar ticket sales for its upcoming ‘In Conversation’ evening, featuring British jewellery superstars Stephen Webster and Theo Fennell. Tickets for the event sold out in early January, more than a month before the evening at London’s Goldsmiths’ Centre on February 15th. Bringing together two of the UK’s foremost jewellers to share personal anecdotes and insight from their careers, the GC&DC’s ‘In Conversation’ series has become a mustattend event in the jewellery calendar. Jos Skeates, GC&DC chairman and founder of award-winning retailer EC One, will compere the event. Skeates said: “The evening with Stephen and Theo will be fantastic for those who snapped up tickets; they will be enlightened and enveloped into the world of both designers, discovering more about their careers, international growth and views on the jewellery industry. We are thrilled that our In-Conversation events remain so popular, it is testament to the standing of the Council that it continues to host such brilliant jewellery talent.”

Ticket holders attending on the night will have the chance to view an exhibition of award-winning work from the 2016 Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards, alongside a feature showcase of work from Stephen Webster and Theo Fennell. There will also be an opportunity to network with other industry guests, and the chance to pose questions to Webster and Fennell. Hosted in partnership with the Goldsmiths’ Centre, February’s event marks the third year of sell out events for the GC&DC’s In Conversation series, and follows high attendance and positive feedback of the Council’s talk with Theo Fennell and Tomasz Donocik at IJL2016, and last year’s incredible evening with jewellery designers Shaun Leane and Leo DeVroomen. Prior to this was the unique Cartier Award Winners In Conversation evening at The Goldsmiths’ Centre. Anyone who missed tickets can answer the following Goldsmiths’ Centre survey to win a pair of FREE tickets: https://www.surveymonkey. co.uk/r/Goldsmiths-Centre-Business­ Needs-Survey Or follow the evening via Facebook Live, with the Council streaming sections of the evening live for Facebook followers. https://www.facebook.com/goldsmithscraftanddesigncouncil

sor to Stella. He has worked with us on several key projects such as the relocation and the launch of our suboffice in India, and contributed significantly to their successful delivery. Doug’s appointment will ensure both a seamless transition of leadership for the AnchorCert Group and also continued focus on the achievement of our strategic objectives.”

Stella Layton, the outgoing CEO will retain close links with both the Jewellery trade, and specifically with the AnchorCert Group, as she resumes the role of Guardian. Stella intends to utilise her considerable project management and manufacturing experience and knowledge, by providing independent consultancy to the trade and beyond. February 2017

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A Glistening Start to 2017 for Charles Green Wedding ring and jewellery manufacturer, Charles Green, embarks on a glistening 2017 with the recruitment of a new Gem Mounter. Following a successful 2016, the sixth-generation family business, based in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, now boasts a strong team of thirty-four. New Gem Mounter, Jayesh Parekh, was brought in to work on bespoke and luxury pieces of jewellery and to help cope with the increased volume

Hockley Mint Celebrates Purity of Precious Metals Birmingham-based jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint will offer retailers the option to have wedding bands made in ‘pure’ gold and platinum when it unveils a new product range at the Jewellery & Watch trade show in February. Hockley Mint will be the exclusive UK supplier of these new ‘pure’ wedding rings. The jewellery, which

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of engagement ring sales. Jayesh began working at Charles Green in early January and was immediately thrown into the deep end working on one-off, bespoke pieces to be exhibited at Baselworld, the jewellery industry’s premier exhibition showcasing major watch and jewellery brands. “I spent eleven happy years at Weston Beamor and was thrilled at the opportunity to further develop my craft at Charles Green. I guess there is no better way to begin than by diving straight in, helping to create some exciting new pieces for the Baselworld exhibition.” Says Jayesh, aged 34. Charles Green manufactures all of its jewellery within the UK, providing

some of the finest quality jewellery in the country, and has previously supplied jewellery to the Royal Family. The 190-year-old business places a strong focus on quality and craftsmanship, as well as excellence in service both at the point of sale and aftercare. “We’re delighted to have Jayesh on board. He’s an exceptionally skilled Gem Mounter with a great background in jewellery making. He has already begun work on some beautiful, bespoke jewellery and we’re very much looking forward to seeing the finished one-off pieces he is working on for the Baselworld exhibition in March” says Oliver Sutton, Managing Director at Charles Green.

celebrates the beauty of gold and platinum in their purest forms, is hallmarked 999, meaning that it is made from a pure metal rather than any sort of alloy. Gary Wroe, managing director of Hockley Mint, said: “This new product launch is an exciting opportunity for us and our customers, which in turn offers consumers true value and quality product. Offering customers ‘pure’ gold and platinum rings that are stamped 999 is a real selling feature for retailers, and avoids any potential confusion for consumers about what exactly they are buying.” The metal will be offered as an additional option for plain wedding

rings, while existing product profiles and widths will be available to order in 999. Hockley Mint will unveil samples of the new 999 platinum and gold wedding bands on its stand (17R30/ S31) at the NEC’s Jewellery & Watch show, which takes place from 5th to 9th February 2017. Hockley Mint, which is based in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and celebrates its 25th anniversary in business in 2017, will also launch a brand new 56-piece collection of classic diamond-set rings at Jewellery & Watch, in different widths and with options for stone coverage.


Business Profile

Contact: T: 0121 439 1609. W: www. burningsoulbrewing.com

Burning Soul Brewing Ltd Chris Small tells Mark at The Hockley Flyer

“The name comes from us having the burning passion to open our own brewery and try to make the best beers we can (it’s been something we’ve wanted to do for the past five years). The company in its entirely consist of us two incredibly enthusiastic guys (Chris Small and Richard Murphy). For us Burning Soul has been a long time coming as we actually brought some of our brewing vessels four years ago and stored in Richard nan’s garage, whilst we prepped and plucked up the courage to finally go for it. We found our premises, quit our jobs and moved in July and started the hard work on transforming our empty industrial unit into the vision we had of our brewery. We’re not a brewery who want to tie ourselves down to just a few core beers, we’re both avid home brewers so we love to come up with new and exciting recipes. We opened the taproom on the 1st October and it’s proving to be the most exciting part for us as it’s the place where we can try out our latest experimental batches to see first-hand the reaction the public have to the beer. So far, the reaction has been really positive, feels like people have really enjoyed the beers and we’ve been surprised how many people are willing to try the beers that are a bit more ‘out there’. The tap room is open Fridays 4-8pm and Saturdays 1-8pm. We have eight

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different beers on tap that are always rotated. Prices range from £1.80 £2.20 a half pint. Right now, our most popular beers are: • M ount Olympus pale ale 5.2% Hoppy pale ale brewed with all American hops • OCT IPA 6.7% Big citrusy bitter IPA • Coconut porter 7% Smooth chocolatey porter brewed with coconut • Kettle sour 4.3% A pale ale that is soured with lactobacillus before being brewed as normal to give it a distinct sour finish


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World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace

Weston Beamor \ prototypes Bond: James Bond Weston Beamor, the Birmingham casting-house, 3D printing and bespoke jewellery manufacturing company, has recently been involved in an interesting project for its customer Big Chief Studios - producers of high-quality, limited-edition, collectable figurines. WB has been 3D printing photorealistic body parts in resin, specifically heads, hands, and accessories such as guns and gadgets, for Big Chief’s most recent collection of characters from the iconic Bond film - ‘Goldfinger’. Big Chief has recently taken on the licence to produce action figures from this and several others of the most classic Bond films. With WB’s assistance, they have

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now created Bond (Sean Connery - the first actor to play the role) his nemesis, ‘Goldfinger’ (Gert Frobe) and his henchman ‘Odd Job’ (Harold Sakata). These are the first of what will eventually be a large collection of Bond characters spanning several decades of the movies. The detailed resins were produced from high resolution CAD models, crafted by Big Chief sculptors using ZBrush software. The figures will be limited to between 2000 and 5000 pieces worldwide depending on character and will retail at around £200 each. Tony Leetham, a director and cofounder of Big Chief, commented: “Until we discovered Weston Beamor, we were having our 3D printing done in America, however WB are able to match the very high-quality printing our products need. We are absolutely delighted with the skin texture and fine detail they can achieve. It’s a bonus having a supplier in the UK and it has been great working with them.” Glen Day, Business Manager at Weston Beamor said: “We have been thrilled to work with Big Chief on ‘Goldfinger’ and several different projects including their highly popular figures from the new ‘Sherlock’, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s interesting work, different to our everyday jewellery pieces. It pushes the capabilities of our 3D printing machines and there have been moments during the production process when the technical challenges have left us a little shaken – but definitely not stirred! We are looking forward to producing yet more iconic characters for Big Chief in the months to come.”

Two of the jewellery industry’s leading trade fairs are set to open in Hong Kong in early 2017. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 4th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show will take place from 28 February to 4 March at the AsiaWorld-Expo, while the 34th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will open from 2 to 6 March at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The two shows will welcome more than 4,380 exhibitors from over 50 countries and regions, forming the world’s largest jewellery marketplace. The twin shows attracted over 80,000 trade buyers from 147 countries and regions in its 2016 edition, which served as an ideal platform for exhibitors to expand business in international markets. Various associations and organisations from around the world will continue to set up group pavilions at the shows. Pavilions will come from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Israel, Turkey, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the US, Peru, Columbia, Brazil and so on. And, the Jewellery Show will receive new exhibitor from Vanuatu. There will be several themed zones with the prominent Hall of Fame bringing more than 30 internationally acclaimed jewellery brands, including Roberto Coin s.p.a. and Piero Milano Jewellery from Italy, Pranda Jewellery Public Co., Ltd. from Thailand, and Hong Kong’s Lady Heart Collections Ltd and Unrounds (HK) Limited. Hall of Extraordinary will house the most prestigious jewellery collections, including Crivelli s.r.l. from Italy, Thomas Faerber SA from Switzerland, and Hong Kong’s Dehres, On Tung Company and Karen Suen Fine Jewellery Limited. Other themed zones include Designer Galleria with stylish pieces and collections; World of Glamour, spotlighting the craftsmanship of Hong Kong exhibitors; Hall of Jade Jewellery collects a wide range of exquisite jade pieces; Antique & Vintage Jewellery Galleria emphasises the charm of classic


International Jewellery Design Excellence Award – the Oscars of jewellery design

jewellery; Treasures of Craftsmanship parades sophisticated decorative items; Hall of Time presents luxury watches and clocks; and Wedding Bijoux. Additionally, organised by the HKTDC, the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association and Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A, the T-GOLD+METS pavilion will showcase professional jewellery and watchmaking machinery, equipment, technology and supplies. The Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show will focus in jewellery raw materials

such as loose diamonds, previous stones, semi-precious stones and pearls. Well-known exhibitors include Paul Wild from Germany and Hong Kong’s Novel Collection Ltd, Man Sang Jewellery (Hong Kong) Ltd and Yee On Gems & Jewellery Factory Company Ltd. Several dedicated zones are set up for specific jewellery raw materials, including Hall of Fine Diamonds for quality diamonds; Treasures of Nature for precious gemstones; Treasures of Ocean for exquisite pearls; and Rough Stones & Minerals zone for unpolished and uncut precious stones. Organised by the HKTDC, Hong Kong Jewellers’ & Goldsmiths’ Association, Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association, Hong Kong Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association and Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China, the 18th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition aims to foster local creativity and innovation in jewellery designs. With the theme of “Follow Your Heart”, works have to present the passion of the designer while manifest the uniqueness of jewellery art. Entries of open group and student group will be evaluated based on creativity and innovation, aesthetics, craftsmanship and wearability and relevance to the theme. Open Group entries will also be judged on marketability. Judges who serve on this year’s judging panel include Kevin Ng, Chairman, Hong Kong International Jewellery Designer Association; Dr Adam Lau, Chairman, Hong Kong Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association; Victor Chan, Executive Director, Continental Holdings Limited; Donald Tung, Managing Director, Emperor Jade Timepiece Limited; Derek Put, Founder and Chief

The biannual International Jewellery Design Excellence Award (IJDE) is the Oscars of the jewellery design industry with an aim to recognise outstanding jewellery designers and facilitate information exchange in design, professionalism and craftsmanship. The award gathers the champions of various jewellery design competitions worldwide to run for the champion of the champions. The judging panel is formed by professionals and celebrities including Lawrence Ma, Chairman, HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2017 Fair Organising Committee; Michelle Ong, Founder and Design Director, Carnet; Emme Wong, Executive Director, Galtiscopio Limited; Jeff Chan, Specialist, Christie’s Asia; Irina Slesareva, Chief Editor, Jewellery Review from Russia; Fei Liu, Director, Fei Liu Fine Jewellery and editor of l’Orafo Italiano from Italy. Award presentation ceremony will be held on the first day of the Jewellery Show (2 March) and winning entries will be on display at the show.

Various Activities Facilitate Business Interaction

The shows will present a host of activities such as jewellery parades, seminars, forums and networking events that provide industry players with market insights and the latest intelligence. On the first night of the Jewellery Show (2 March), a cocktail reception and gala dinner will be held. Guests will be able to enjoy a night of fine dining while networking with other industry professionals.

Websites

Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show: http://www.hktdc.com/hkdgp Hong Kong International Jewellery Show: http://www.hktdc.com/hkjewelleryshow

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Operating Officer, Mastermind Manufacturer Ltd; David Lo, Chairman, Hong Kong Designers Association; fashion designer Mountain Yam and top model Sofie Lee, who is also the Co-founder and Director of Savvy Advertising.


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New ‘Love Bug’ Cufflinks The latest offering from designers and manufacturers, Deakin & Francis, are sure to knock your spots off! And, with Valentine’s day fast approaching, these stunning ladybird ‘love-bug’ cufflinks are the perfect choice. Inspired by childhood nature trails and the great outdoors, these delightfully friendly little insects have been handassembled out of 38 highly engineered components to bring you a pair of cufflinks like never before. Modelled to perfection, these gorgeous bugs feature beautiful, inlayed, deep red, leather wings and carefully hand-painted black spots and eyes which look stunning against a crisp white shirt. However, gently squeeze the shiny antennas together and watch as the ladybirds raise their realistic, articulated wings. And, as the wings slowly lift, they reveal a distinctive, modernist black inner body of a beetle.

Hockley Mint’s Silver Anniversary Year Hockley Mint will mark its 25th year in business in 2017, and is set to celebrate its British manufacturing capabilities and support of young talent in the industry with the launch of a jewellery design competition, inviting jewellery designers to help commemorate its silver anniversary year by designing a unique, statement piece of silver jewellery that represents Hockley Mint’s standing in the industry. The competition will officially launch at Jewellery & Watch Birmingham in February 2017 at a drinks reception on stand 17R30/S31 at 5pm on Sunday 5th February. Entries will be

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James Deakin, Creative Director, says ‘Who wouldn’t love these beautiful little creatures? Like all our cufflinks, they are finished to the highest standard. However, it was their wings that I really wanted to perfect – from the smooth, spring lifting mechanism to their stunning red, textured leather finish. These unique little bugs are sure to make anyone who wears them fall in love with them – they have been designed to amaze!’ Traditionally associated with good luck, these striking ladybird cufflinks

are a match made in heaven! The perfect romantic gesture for Valentines or a special occasion – these little love bugs are sure to attract some attention. Part of the Fundamentals collection, this innovative range offers the highest quality cufflinks that are made to last a lifetime. These Ladybird cufflinks come with domed oval spring link fittings featuring the Deakin & Francis logo for authenticity. Available to order today – with a trade price £125 / RRP £300.

judged by an industry team selected by Hockley Mint, and the winning piece will be cast by Hockley Mint and unveiled at the International Jewellery London show in September. It will then be displayed in Hockley Mint’s refurbished boardroom to commemorate the 25th anniversary. Gary Wroe, managing director of Hockley Mint, said: “We have always been keen to support young talent in the industry through our involvement in apprenticeship schemes and training programmes. To mark Hockley Mint’s 25th anniversary year, and to demonstrate the unparalleled extent of services we offer as a jewellery manufacturer, we are looking forward to welcoming entries from the talented up-andcoming designers we are lucky to have in this industry.” Hockley Mint has become one of

Europe’s largest jewellery manufacturers since its Merrell Casting business was established in 1952. After Hockley Mint was set up in 1992, the company has grown to incorporate three sectors to the business: readyto-wear product ranges including MariMe and the award-winning Canadian diamond range Arctic Circle; cast components including Wedfit and diamond mounts, chain, findings and precision-engineered jewellery parts; and production techniques from its Merrell Casting arm, such as casting, engraving, CAD, bespoke design, CNC and finishing. As a UK-based manufacturer with the in-house resource of a vast array of services, Hockley Mint is in a unique position to create anything from a one-off design to large production orders, always utilising the best possible production techniques.


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Photo: Colin Giles

New Benches for Cemeteries

In-house Efficiencies Give Hockley Mint The Competitive Advantage Award-winning Birmingham-based jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has reported that streamlined internal processes and efficiencies have resulted in a significant drop in the average cost to manufacture its wedding rings, with these new lower prices being passed on to its retail customers. In addition to these new cost savings, at the forthcoming Jewellery & Watch trade fair (stand 17R30/ S31), Hockley Mint will be offering customers exclusive promotions and discounts on products ordered at the show. Gary Wroe, managing director of Hockley Mint, said: “The major benefit of being a leading UK manufacturer is that we can set our own prices and make savings as a result

of internal efficiencies. Thus, we have completely overhauled our wedding ring pricing for our customers this year – for the same high-quality, British-manufactured product.” Hockley Mint can also offer an average 23.45% lower rate on its price of diamonds, again because of internal efficiencies. All of its existing mounts are available as diamond-set versions if requested by customers. Special rates on offer at Jewellery & Watch will include exclusive volume discounts on orders of ring mounts, earrings and pendants placed at the show. Hockley Mint, which is based in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and celebrates its 25th anniversary in business in 2017, will also launch a brand new 56-piece collection of classic diamond-set rings at Jewellery & Watch, in different widths and with options for stone coverage. It will also unveil samples of its new 999 platinum and gold wedding bands, and new retailer marketing support material for its award-winning MariMe and Pure bridal jewellery collections.

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Two new, very attractive, benches have appeared, one in Warstone Lane Cemetery and one in Key Hill Cemetery. No-one seems to know who put them there, but Colin Giles took a photograph of one of them. They are obviously ‘WW1 commemorative’ as they have figures of soldiers with guns, poppies and barbed wire.

Holts Acadamy Holts Acadamy has changed its name to become British Academy of Jewellery (BAJ)

Close Encounters of the Heron Kind We have all seen the occasional ducks and geese in Ludgate Hill bit I had a strange experience late afternoon / early evening late in 2016. Whilst walking back from posting lots of letters, I was just about to cross the canal bridge when I noticed I had acquired a strange shadow as if I was walking with my arms out. Sensing there was something close by, turned around thinking someone was going to shout boo or something like that from behind - no-one about so looked up. Was amazed to see right above me - maybe just over a couple feet away was the underside of a heron. Are they big, yes and that close very big, and amazingly quiet. The heron then turned right and eerily glided with the occasional wing flap went down Water street back towards the canal. Mark Hadddleton

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Protestant Dissenting Charity School

Story of Education in the Jewellery Quarter and Hockley Part 1

1760 Protestant Dissenting Charity School

The first recorded school in the Jewellery Quarter was the Protestant Dissenting Charity School for Girls dating back to 1760 which was initially located in Park Street. It was relocated to Graham Street-Newhall Hill in 1839.

By Marie & Mark Haddleton - YBA Publications

Introduction:

Before the mid-1880s The Jewellery Quarter was still green fields but industry was moving in, bringing with it workers and their families, who needed cheap housing. The only form of education at that time was at Sunday Schools. The housing quickly became slums where parents and many children lived in two-up-two-down houses, with communal toilets and no inside water supply. Lots of children were born with rickets and had to wear leg-irons to help straighten their legs. Those who escaped diphtheria, scarlet fever and TB were put to work as young as seven years old as a means of cheap labour for the factories and a way of helping feed the family. The children were half-starved and had painful chilblains, possessing no proper fitting shoes, wearing second-hand clothes, and many died of malnutrition, starvation and the cold. Those who weren’t working took to begging outside factory gates (men saved their crusts and apple cores for them) and public houses (see Kathleen Dayus’ books).

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1800s Middle-Class School

A Middle-Class School was built by E. Bell in Frederick House, Frederick Street.

1843 All Saints C.E. School

All Saints C.E. School was erected in 1843 in All Saints Road, Hockley. The Great Wastern Railway tracks ran close to the school, and think the building may have recently been demolished.

1863 St Paul’s School

G M S Bradley - Last Head of St Paul’s School 1957-1968

1794 Kaye House Private School Hockley Flyer No 341 2013

In 1794, Kaye House School which was situated in a substantial mansion house at the top of Key Hill, designed by Charles Edge, Architects, and previously the property of Mr Pemberton. It was a ‘Private School for Gentlemen’ and taught Law, Arts, and Surveying and Planning, also Greek, Latin French etc.

1863 is the first recorded entry of St Paul’s School when a small schoolroom was erected in the grounds of St Paul’s Parsonage (about 1832). At this time Warstone Lane was still green fields but industry was moving in The population was growing rapidly and the small schoolroom in the Parsonage gardens in Brook Street was bursting at the seams. A new school was badly needed, so plans were launched for a new school to be built at the corner of Warstone Lane and Spencer Street, to hold 773 children. The Rev Rann Kennedy raised £1,900 from the patrons of St Paul’s Church and plans were drawn up in 1844 by Edge & Avery of Bennetts Hill and erected by Mr Norton of Ashted.


After the war the children were being given a very wide scope for their abilities and many passed examinations for Grammar and Commercial schools. Music and drama were also being taught and a choir from the school was mentioned in the Birmingham Mail. It was felt that these achievements were giving a chance of a positive future to children from a severely deprived area. By the beginning of WW2, it was realised that the building was getting old and needed a great deal of repair and reconstruction, then the prospect of evacuation had to be considered and 130 children were evacuated to Abergavenny and all education was suspended for a time all over the City. A system of Home Service Training took place but was unsuccessful. The following April the school was re-opened. In July 1950, it was recognised as a Junior and Infant school but with the slum clearance taking most of the children out of the area only two children were living within three-quarters of a mile from the school, In 1968 the gaunt, austere building, with its crumbling stonework and widening cracks in the walls was due for demolition which meant sadly this was ‘Goodbye to St Paul’s school’.

Camden Street School on left as seen in the year 2000.

1869 Camden Street School

Camden Street School (which Kathleen Dayus attended) was built as an extension of St Paul’s School when it became over-crowded, with two classrooms to accommodate 333 children. This Grade II listed building was demolished in January 2017 as being beyond repair and to make way for new developments. February 2017

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A service was held in St Paul’s Church to raise enough money to complete the project and a further service was held the following year to provide the fitments. The school was formally opened by members of St Paul’s Church on December 18th 1845 when 300 people sat down to tea and a vote of thanks was passed to Colonel Vyse for the grant of the land. The depression and decline of trade following the Napoleonic and subsequent wars brought a great deal of poverty and meals were provided at school. Children were being taught in extremely difficult conditions with only one qualified teacher for 442 pupils. This was before the passing of the Education Act in 1870. The wellbeing of the children was always a concern of the School and it was usual in those days of Dickensian education that discipline was harsh and intolerance was clearly evident with flogging and keeping-in after school for two hours, and deprivation of food.

By 1869 St Paul’s School was overcrowded with five classes to one room with no curtains to divide one class from another so another section of the school was opened in Camden Street, comprising one schoolroom and one classroom with accommodation for 333 children. The fees here were 2d and 3d per week, whereas the fees for St Paul’s School were 2.1/2d to 6d per week. Industrial conditions were appalling and cheap labour, especially child labour, was widely used. The Factory Acts of 1864 forbade children under eight years from workshops and no child under 13 years was allowed to work full-time. In 1852 fees varied with the social standing of the parents, but it became more difficult to collect as conditions worsened and in 1867 the newlyformed Birmingham Education Society subsidised over 6,000 children. Education was now becoming the most controversial subject of the day. The assumption that education was an act of charity was becoming obnoxious and the right to education of every child, rich or poor, was acknowledged. George Dixon realised the need for compulsory education on a national scale. and council schools came about. Prior to the start of WW1 numbers were reduced to 480 children, 240 girls and 240 infants and many structural alterations were made and efforts to modernise the school. In 1914-1918 more than 150 girls were working before, between and after school and were too tired to be taught, but no account of this was taken during inspections of the school and teachers were severely criticised if children were not of a high standard. By this time The Jewellery Quarter had become famous all over the world and many merchants had become very rich - but the conscience of rightthinking people were being pricked. Gillotts were producing steel pen nibs at a rate of 2d per gross box and employed five hundred people most of them were children attending St Paul’s School. There were no fixed hours, children worked 13 or 14 hours a day for less than 3 shillings per week! When the great influenza epidemic struck in November 1918 the school was badly hit, the children having very little stamina to withstand the onslaught.


Events

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Exhibitions/Demos  FEBRUARY

On Now - 11 Feb StArt EXHIBITION

The StArt exhibition provides an opportunity for art enthusiasts with smaller budgets to purchase original art works for £300 or less. Over the years, the exhibition has become a much anticipated event in the RBSA calendar. Contemporary art by Members and Associates.

On Now - 20 May INTO THE WOODS

Stroll through the woods at the RBSA Gallery and discover what lies amongst the trees. An exhibition alive with the botanical wonders of the forest, ‘Into The Woods’ showcases ceramics, jewellery and textiles inspired by the flora and fauna of Britain’s woodlands. Work on display includes textural ceramics, jewellery inspired by insects, floral textiles and much more, so there is sure to be something for every taste.

On Now - 04 Mar ON REFLECTION

Angela Dooley RBSA. Birmingham’s diverse architecture is reflected in the recently constructed modern buildings, providing a rich source of distorted imagery - a view of the old perhaps not imagined at the time of construction. Don’t miss Angela’s demonstration on Saturday 4 February. Solo Show

On Now - 18 Mar SEMI-ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES

Mathé Shepheard RBSA. These landscapes in watercolour and mixed media cover a variety of subjects, some close to the view which inspired them, others more developed or purely imaginary. Solo Show

On Now - 25 Mar PORCELAIN PEOPLE ON POTS

Gillian Lockwood RBSA. A selection of Gillian’s very popular and charming porcelain vessels, each populated with detailed figures of people and animals. Solo Show

16 - 11 Mar PHOTOGRAPHIC PRIZE

First launched in 2015, this exhibition celebrates photographic artwork by emerging and established photographers. This year’s prizes include: The RBSA First Prize – £1,000 cash prize, The RBSA Exhibition Prize – solo show in the RBSA’s, ground floor gallery in 2018, The People’s Prize – selected by votes placed by visitors to the exhibition, Ag Photographic Prize – £100 worth of photographic printing at their laboratory in Bimringham, Grain Portfolio Review – review for emerging professional, photographers supported by Grain Photography Hub.

 MARCH 02 - 11 Mar LOVE ART, BUY ART, MAKE ART

A selection of artwork by the Members, Associates, and guest artists delivering this year’s Winter and Summer Workshops.

06 - 06 May CONTRASTS

Thomas Ashby RBSA. An exhibition of paintings contrasting the dramatic shoreline of South West Cork (Sherkin Island), with the gentle and lush landscape around the village of Tysoe, Warwickshire. Solo Show

16 - 08 Apr OPEN ALL MEDIA 2017

As part of our charitable work to support artists the RBSA stages various ‘Open’ exhibitions annually. The ‘Open all Media’* is one of the most popular and attracts entries from across the UK. It provides artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work, whether it is 2D or 3D, and the chance to be awarded for their talent. Works including jewellery, ceramics, textiles as well as drawing, painting and printmaking are all welcome entries. Sponsored by Fresh: Art Fair.

20 - 06 May MEMORIAL EXHIBITION

Derek Williams RBSA FRSA (1932 - 2009). Derek was a highly gifted and skilled painter who captured the spirit of the moment

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and brought his subjects to life. He had many solo exhibitions, displaying his work in prestigious Galleries across the country and wider world.

27 - 06 May NATURAL ENCOUNTERS

Peter Wareing RBSA. Colourful pottery illustrated with images that are based on found objects and arranged as though left by the wind and the tide. The compositions create narratives that can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Free associated event - Don’t miss Peter’s demonstration on Saturday 22 April.

Auctions

 FEBRUARY 16 JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

16 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

@ 2:30 pm - An auction of pawnbrokers jewellery and watches at Fellows Auctioneers

20 DESIGNER COLLECTION

@ 11:00 am - An auction of Designer items at Fellows Auctioneers

27 ANTIQUES, SILVER & COLLECTABLES AUCTION

@ 12:00 am - An auction of Antiques, Silver & Collectables at Fellows Auctioneers

28 THE WATCH SALE

@ 11:00 am - An auction of watches at Fellows Auctioneers

 MARCH 02 JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

02 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

@ 2:30 pm - An auction of pawnbrokers jewellery and watches at Fellows Auctioneers

09 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 11:00 am - An auction of antique and modern jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

13 VINTAGE JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of vintage jewellery and accessories at Fellows Auctioneers

16 JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers

16 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

@ 2:30 pm - An auction of pawnbrokers jewellery and watches at Fellows Auctioneers

20 WATCHES AND WATCH PARTS

@ 10:00 am - An auction of watches and watch parts at Fellows Auctioneers

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The Jam House, St.Pauls Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B31 QU Book online at www.thejamhouse.com

Trade Fairs  FEBRUARY

International

28 - 04 Mar HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC it has three days in common with the Jewellery Show. Together the two fairs form the world’s largest marketplace for the jewellery industry. The 2016 events featured more than 4,380 exhibitors and drew more than 80,000 trade visitors from 147 countries and regions.

 MARCH

02 - 09 HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the fair takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC. Renowned for three decades, the Jewellery Show provides a dazzling showcase for all sectors of the finished jewellery market, from one-of-a-kind masterpieces to trendy, youthful collections.

Live Entertainment  FEBRUARY

10 & 11 UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE

Stellar vocal harmony is blended with excellent musicianship to make Up 4 The Downstroke the UKs premier band playing RnB faves from the likes of Beyonce, Timberlake, Rhianna and more.

12 A Garden of Delights with ELEANOR TURNER

Eleanor Turner presents a varied programme of light classics ranging from Satie’s Gnossiene to Eleanor’s transcription of Amelies Suite by Yann Tiersen, La source by Harpist composer Alphonse Hasselman and Ain’t Misbehavin by Fats Waller. Tickets: Concert: £10/£8

12 TURN IT UP: HOSTED BY SAMMY ROGERS

@ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm. From the 12th February, Samuel Rogers will be proudly be hosting a monthly Sunday Session at The Actress & Bishop on the second Sunday of every month, featuring special guests performing sets, as well a little Open Mic sesh afterwards if you want to get involved. The more the merrier! …Good times!

14 JAZZLINES presents ...STELLA ROBERTS’ SEXTET

Stella Roberts is a pianist, composer and arranger who runs her own ensembles including a trio, quartet and more recently a large ensemble named ‘Frida’. With Stella on Piano, she is joined tonight by Chris Young, Alto Sax, Sean Gibbs, trumpet, Richard Foote, trombone, Stuart Barker, bass & Euan Palmer on drums, expect an eclectic mix of styles and genres. Frida is releasing their debut album this summer.

15 BIG WOLF BAND

Big Wolf Band is a local four-piece that excels in all the flavours of blues, from funky groovy blues to swinging shuffles; from slow minor blues to the rockiest of rock blues.Front man Jonathan “Big Wolf” Earp is joined by the talents of Ian Savage, (bass), Richard Fedeski, (keys) and Tim Jones, (drums). A mix of original material and classic covers, the band’s set shows influences from the likes of Albert Collins, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Pete Green and many more.

15 SUZI & THE BACKBEATS

Live At The Actress & Bishop @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm. Suzi & The Backbeats live followed Followed by DJ until 2am.

16 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

17 J.S. BACH CANTATAS

An evening performance of two Bach Cantatas for choir, soloists and orchestra! The two cantatas are Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott BWV 80 and Ich habe genug BWV 82, the latter being a cantata for Solo Bass voice and orchestra. It’s one of the most popular cantatas written by Bach, renowned for its beautiful melodies and progressive harmonic movements, with the whole work charged with such intensive personal expression. Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott features a fantastic fugal opening movement, using subjects from the Lutheran chorale melody.

17 & 18 THE RED LEMONS

A band of superbly accomplished and very individual musicians come together to perform a vast range of soul & funk favourites from the likes of Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, and Stevie Wonder to Alicia Keys, Duffy, and Plan B.

18 PENNY DREADFUL! OR, MRS LOVETT’S REVENGE!

@ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm. Yet another performance from ‘Don’t Go into the Cellar, Victorian theatre with bite! There are chills and chuckles in abundance with this original one-woman show featuring Sweeney Todd’s partner in crime, Mrs Lovett! Be appalled by a plethora of other grotesque characters from the cheap and grisly pages of the Victorian era’s penny dreadful papers, in a theatrical comedy suitable for children and the young at heart. Go on – have a close shave with Mrs Lovett… She’d love to have you for dinner… The Coffin Works, in makes the perfect backdrop for this hair-raising show. Suitable for all the family!

18 DUMMY!

A two person comedy improv show from DUMMY, winners of iO Chicago’s Del Award for “Best Improv Show” in 2013 and 2014. DUMMY is Colleen Doyle and Jason Shotts, direct from Chicago iO Theatre, appearing for one night only in Birmingham! Jason Shotts and Colleen Doyle are a couple, and with a combined seventeen-some-odd years improv experience and more than two years of roommate experience, prepare for things to get funny. And personal. And super gross

21 KENT duCHAINE

Kent duChaine and his beloved and ever faithful Leadbessie, a beat up 1934 National Steel Guitar, who wows and astounds audiences with his authentic Delta Blues riffs, gravelly singing voice and his tales of hard travelling the Deep South, playing with some of the famous names of the past.

22 BRYAN CORBETT QUARTET

Renowned Birmingham based trumpet and flugelhorn player Bryan Corbett returns to The Jam House with his quartet featuring leading members of the Midlands jazz scene, Al Gurr (Keys)and Ben Markland (Bass), alongside now London based drummer Neil Bullock.

23 LatinMotion presents DEL CAMINO

On the last Thursday of every month, there is a distinct Latin vibe to the Jam House with the sounds of the popular Salsa nine-piece DEL CAMINO supported by Mauricio Reyes and his army of LatinMotion DJs & dancers. Salsa taster dance workshop from 9pm.

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24 & 25 ROCKET

Rock this weekend 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.

28 The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

The ‘ACOUSTICS SESSIONS’ is a monthly showcase of new talent and unsigned artistes, regularly featuring touring performers as well as musicians from the local scene. To be part of this regular feature at the Jam House, all musicians should contact the Jam House on 0121 200 3030

 MARCH 01 HANNAH JOHNSON & the BROKEN HEARTS

Hannah Johnson and the Broken Hearts seek to reveal the music that used to be called ‘COUNTRY’ in the impassioned era of Honky Tonk: when musicians sought only to play the best music possible and get folks up dancing. The material is a celebration of Honky Tonk, classic ‘old’ country, western swing, blues and standards with original songs written in these genres.

02 LOOSE ENDS featuring Carl McIntosh

British R&B trio, Loose Ends, became one of the biggest acts in the urban dance scene, finding a string of hits throughout the 1980s, having formed at the start of the decade in London, UK. Formed of Carl McIntosh (vocals, guitar), Jane Eugene (vocals) and Steve Nichol (keyboards), the band signed to Virgin Records in 1981. Their debut record, ‘A Little Spice,’ was crafted by Chris and Eddie Amoo, formerly of The Real Thing. The album was released in 1984, gaining a US release after signing with MCA. It was with their second album that Loose Ends were to find chart success, with 1985’s ‘So Where Are You?’ boasting two hit singles. ‘Hangin’ On a String’ peaked at number 13 in the UK, as well as topping the US R&B charts, becoming the first British band to do so. Another single reached the top of the US R&B charts the following year, with ‘Slow Down,’ from the album, ‘Zagora.’ which also was received well. It was another two years that further chart success would arrive for Loose Ends, finding a hit with 1988’s ‘Watching You,’ which reached the number two spot, helping to bolster sales of their fourth album, ‘The Real Chuckeeboo.’ Eugene and Nichol then left the band. WIth replacements brought in (Linda Carriere and Sunay Suleyman), Loose Ends released their final album, ‘Look How Long’ in 1990.

03 & 04 TRU GROOVE

Smooth soul five piece of accomplished and very individual musicians playing classic funk & soul favourites from the likes of Timberlake, Alicia Keys , Plan B and Jessie J

07 WYZE GUYZ

Celebrating the days when Cool was King, Roger Bird & Steve Pinnock are the WYZE GUYZ, presenting a shaken but not stirred cocktail of swing classics and kitsch anthems from the 20th century, with few pleasant surprises thrown in!

08 GOSPEL CENTRAL

‘Gospel Central is an outstanding group and one of Birmingham’s best kept secrets – full of passion and fantastic musicianship’. This monthly celebration of the talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene gives an urban and contemporary edge to Gospel music. A must see!

09 The HIGH TONES

The High Tones are a local Four Piece who recreate the sounds of the 1960’s era, covering hits from the likes of The Beatles, The Stones, The Kinks, The Monkees, Van Morrison, The Hollies The small Faces & many more, playing with passion and with integrity towards the ‘60s sound & experience.

10 & 11 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.

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14 CATHERINE NIGHTINGALE & OZ McGOWAN

Vocalist Cath Nightingale with Oz McGowan on piano bring you an evening of cool lounge classics, featuring the likes of Nina Simone, Norah Jones, Ruby Turner, Carole King & many more

15 LUCAS D & the GROOVE GHETTO

A great band just got better! This exciting six-piece playing a cool range of acid jazz and jazz-funk classics has been joined by a talented young vocalist, Charmaine Baines.

16 NANNA RADLEYS

Nanna Radleys are a professional six piece band playing up-beat Soul, Funk, R’n’B, and Motown, fronted by two female sisters who can really bring the house down! And such a range too; from old favourites from the like of Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, and the Isley Brothers to current hits from such as Cee Lo Green, Pharrell Williams, Jess Glynn, and others

Networking  FEBRUARY

10 & 11 ONE-TWELVE POPUP KITCHEN

@1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Casual fine dining, six course tasting menu. Pop up residency at 1000 Trades, Birmingham. Vegetarian menu available upon request. Please ensure you confirm dietary requrements upon booking. £30.00

15 ST PAUL’S PROPERTY LUNCH

@ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm. If you work in the Commercial Property Market why not join us for lunch at St Paul’s Club. St Paul’s Club is a 154 year old club based in the heart of Birmingham in a wonderful Georgian House in St Paul’s Square. A hidden gem! Tickets are £20 (plus Eventbrite fee) each which includes a 2 course lunch and drink at the table.

23 IN VINO VERITAS: AN EVENING OF POETRY AND WINE

@ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm. An evening of poetry and wine, with readings from Cynthia Miller (curator of Verve), Emma Wright (The Emma Press) interspersed with tutored tastings from Sam Olive (Wine Freedom) Includes six wines, paired readings and open mic slots. £10.00 - £15.00

 MARCH 01 Jewellery Quarter Fusions: THE FLOATING SPA AND BLAKELEY-BROWNS

@ 6.00pm - 8.00pm. This unique event will give you the opportunity to glimpse inside Birmingham’s first and only Floatation Spa, showcasing the sought after custom furniture works of Jewellery Quarter’s own Blakeley Browns. You will find out more about the exciting world of floating, have a tour of the facility and be able to browse stunning custom made industrial furniture pieces at the same time. All the furniture onsite will be for sale and Vicki, the designer herself from Blakeley Browns, will be on hand to discuss her unique creations.

Training & Education  FEBRUARY

11 MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

@ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Heather from Feather & Flourish will be hosting this three hour introduction into modern calligraphy. Heather will cover all the basics of modern calligraphy, including how to use the starter kit which is included in the price of the course. Heather will be on hand to provide advice. The Crafts Collective, 53A Frederick Street. £37.76 – £43.07

11 MAKE A RING FOR YOUR LOVED ONE

@ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. A silver ring workshop with designer maker Grace Page. This one day session will involve learning a variety of jewellery making techniques under the careful guidance of contemporary jeweller Grace Page, and you’ll even be able to make a silver ring to take


and their imitations. £265 per delegate + vat

 MARCH 01 UNDERSTANDING ANTIQUE JEWELLERY

13 - 14 PORTRAITS IN GRAPHITE AND PAINT

This one day introductory course will give you a fascinating insight into jewellery types and styles, from the late 18th Century through to the mid-20th Century. The hands on course focuses on the more affordable everyday jewellery of each period, and provides key information for dating jewellery on stylistic grounds. This will involve discussing Diamond cuts, Gemstone types, hallmarks and jewellery construction. £225 per delegate + vat

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08 INDUSTRY TRAINING DAY – EXCLUSIVE TO NAJ STUDENTS

@ 11:00am - 4:00pm. Workshop with Keith Turley RBSA. Learn how to employ mark-making, composition, and colour combinations to draw and paint accurate portraits from a live model. Ideal for intermediates but also suitable for beginners with some prior experience. Booking essential. Cost £112 This hands on course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. The one day course will provide an in depth understanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. It gives each delegate a chance to study and observe loose diamonds using a 10x loupe as in retail conditions. Delegates will gain a greater understanding of the 4 C’s and also diamond treatments, simulants and synthetics. £275 per delegate + vat

15 ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES IN PAINT

@ 11:00am - 4:00pm. Workshop with Zarina Keyani, Friend. Explore colour, form, and expressive paint techniques to produce abstract landscapes in watercolour paints and inks. Ideal for beginners but also suitable for painters looking to try something new. Booking essential. Cost £50

16 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 will enable delegates to diagnose possible faults and carry out maintenance repairs. The course gives each delegate a chance to handle and study watches closely, and disassemble items using standard basic tools. £225 per delegate + vat.

16 FIRST IMPRESSIONS

@ 11:00am - 4:00pm. Workshop with Paul Hipkiss RBSA. A printmaking workshop designed especially for beginners! Explore a range of printmaking methods and experience at least two at first hand to create your own original printed artwork. Booking essential. Cost £55

17 - 24 MIX-UP YOUR MEDIA!

@ 11:00am - 4:00pm. Workshop with Ann Hackett ARBSA. Experiment with a variety of materials – such as bleach and impasto – to create dynamic drawings and paintings. Suitable for those who want to try a different approach, including beginners.. Booking essential. Cost £100

19 LEARNING CALLIGRAPHY SESSION

@1:00pm - 4:00pm. Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith: Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Calligraphy materials can be purchased from the Museum shop but if attendees wish to bring along their own equipment they are welcome to do so. Cost to attend per adult: £2.50. Normal Museum admission charges apply to this event.

28 UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES

@ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm . This one day interactive training course takes an in depth look at some of the most important coloured stones used in jewellery, including sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tanzanite. Delegates will gain a good commercial understanding of these stones and the key selling points for each one. A practical session looking at gemstones will give participants greater confidence in identifying coloured stones

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This workshop is intended to educate and inspire NAJ Students as they develop a career in the Jewellery Industry. It offers relevant hands on experience which would not necessarily be available in the retail environment. The workshop will offer a sound understanding of hallmarking and a glimpse into and overview of the jewellery industry through the eyes of the long established Assay Office Birmingham.

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This hands on course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. The one day course will provide an in depth understanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. It gives each delegate a chance to study and observe loose diamonds using a 10x loupe as in retail conditions. Delegates will gain a greater understanding of the 4 C’s and also diamond treatments, simulants and synthetics. £275 per delegate + vat

28 UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES

@ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm . This one day interactive training course takes an in depth look at some of the most important coloured stones used in jewellery, including sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tanzanite. Delegates will gain a good commercial understanding of these stones and the key selling points for each one. A practical session looking at gemstones will give participants greater confidence in identifying coloured stones and their imitations. £265 per delegate + vat

Tours, Walks & Talks  FEBRUARY

14 TALKING PRACTICE | THE PATH OF INSPIRATION

@ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm.The School of Jewellery’s Talking Practice series is delighted to host the UK premier of the film, The Path of Inspiration. The event begins at 5pm in the School of Jewellery Lecture Theatre, and is followed by a glass of wine in the Atrium. Please join us.

23 BOULTON WOULD BE PROUD: SILVER TALK

Provides an overview of the long history and success of Assay Office Birmingham since it was founded as a result of Matthew Boulton’s efforts in 1773. The talk will take a glimpse back into the early history of the Office, the reasons Boulton fought so hard for it and the factors which have driven its growth and survival over the past 243 years. The main focus will be on the last two decades and the changing market and landscape. The Assay Office has a private Silver Collection and Library and visitors will be able to browse these at the end of the visit. Cost £17.50

25 THE WORKERS BEHIND SMITH & PEPPER

@ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm.A talk about the workers who worked at the Smith & Pepper factory and the story of their lives and the business. Talk by Rupert Fisher to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter. Refreshments included. Pre-booking is essential. To book please call 0121 348 8140.

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home with you and give to your loved one.Includes all the materials you need to make your own ring, plus light refreshments. We invite you to bring your own lunch or purchase something in our tea room during the lunch break. This workshop is for over 18s. Booking essential.To book phone 0121 348 8140.


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Birthstones for March, Aquamarine & Bloodstone

Birthday Gems - Lore & Myths Throughout the ages, gemstones have fascinated Mankind. Lots of myths, legends and lores have evolved around them. Some of our ancestors believed they had mysterious hidden powers and healing properties, which were bestowed on the wearer. Even today, some of these beliefs still exist.

Aquamarine Aquamarine gets its name from the latin for aqua (water) and marina (the sea) and is believed to protect sailors as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. Aquamarine is often light in tone and ranges from greenish-blue to blue-green.The serene cool colour gracefully complements spring and summer wardrobes. Aquamarine refers to beryl. Beryl crystals can grow to very large sizes, with Aquamarine nearly a metre long not uncommon. The best quality Aquamarine are mined in Brazil, but can be found in many other locations around the world. Aquamarine promotes self-confidence.

Bloodstone Bloodstones are dark green jasper flecked with blood red spots of iron oxide. it is also known as heliotrope (from Greek). It is a variety of jasper or chalcedony (which is a cryptocrystalline mixture of quartz). The “classic” bloodstone is green jasper (chalcedony) with red inclusions of hematite. Found mostly in India, there are outcrops in several different countries in South America, Europe, China, Australia, the United States, and even a small outcrop on the Isle of Rum, in Scotland.

Aquamarine & Bloodstone Myths & Legends: • Aquamarine is associated with compassion, relieves anxiety and fear. • It is said to protect the wearer from deceit. • The Bloodstone is sometimes called the martyr’s stone, as legend tells that it was created when drops of Christ’s blood stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. • The Bloodstone is believed to have miraculous healing powers. • The Bloodstone is said to purify and detoxify the body and also provides strength beneficial to athletes and people with jobs which require a lot of physical activity.

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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 2017/00400/PA 12 St Paul’s Square Birmingham B3 1RB. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations. 17-012017 2017/00204/PA Former Kettleworks Land Bound By Icknield Street/Pope Street/Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AG. Variation Of Condition number 1 (minor amendment to approved drawings) of approval 2016/00413/PA to accommodate 1 additional residential unit and variation, to conditions 10 (parking Area), 16 (CCTV) and 18 (air quality monitoring and mitigation) to allow details to be submitted prior to occupation. 11-01-2017 2017/00002/PA Land at Sloane Street, Camden Street, Camden Drive, Camden Grove & Legge Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BX. Redevelopment of site to include selective demolition of existing buildings, refurbishment and alterations to retained buildings, erection of new build to provide 136 dwellings and associated works. 03-01-201 2016/10664/PA 2 Newhall Square Birmingham B3 1RU. Listed Building Consent for the creation of a new mezzanine. 28-12-2016 2016/10636/PA 51 Vittoria Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3NU. Listed Building Consent for the change of use of first and second vacant floors (Use Sui Generis) to create 2 no. residential self contained flats (Use class C3), external works, installation of replacement windows and hip to gable roof extension to side. 21-12-2016 2016/10548/PA 51 Vittoria Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3NU. Change of use of first and second vacant floors (Use Sui Generis) to create 2 no. residential self contained flats (Use class C3), external works, installation of replacement windows and hip to

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Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

gable roof extension to side. 21-122016

Awaiting Decision 2016/10374/PA 28 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Demolition of existing building. 14-12-2016 2016/10156/PA 155 Warstone Lane Hockley Birmingham B18 6NZ. Variation of condition 6 attached to approval 2016/03276/PA to allow amendments to approved plans including revisions to the roof design to provide additional living accommodation for unit 4 at 2nd floor level. 06-12-2016 2016/10085/PA 56 Caroline Street Hockley Birmingham B3 1UF Change of use to car park (Use class Sui Generis). 02-12-2016 2016/09816/PA 27 Tenby Street City Centre Birmingham B1 3EE. Change of use and conversion of existing workshop to form 4 live/work units. 24-112016 2016/09339/PA 156 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NT. Listed building consent for change of use, internal and external alterations and erection of three storey rear extensions to form 14 no. apartments. 07-11-2016 2016/09257/PA 70 Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3JT. Application for a certificate of lawfulness for confirmation that planning permission 2013/00361/PA has been lawfully implemented. 07-11-2016 2016/09245/PA 156 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NT. Change of use, extensions, alterations and limited demolition and ancillary development to form 14 no. apartments. 07-11-2016 2016/09045/PA Regent House 50 Frederick Street The Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3HR. Conversion of upper floors from office to residential, alterations to existing elevations and rooftop extension to provide fifth floor (11 apartments in total - 5 x 2 bed and 6 x 1 bed). 31-10-2016 2016/07205/PA Land fronting Pemberton Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NY. Erection of 8 no. residential dwelling houses and associated works. 24-08-2016 2016/07066/PA Livery Street Birmingham B3 2BH. Display of LCD freestanding screen. 17-08-2016

New Decisions 2016/09807/PA 7a St Michaels Court Warstone Parade East Birmingham

B18 6NR. Prior Approval for change of use from offices (Use Class B1[a] to 1 no. residential unit (Use Class C3). Final Decision - Invalid - Prior Approval Criteria Not Met. 2016/07913/PA 41-42 Tenby Street North Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EG. Demolition of existing building and erection of a 4 no. storey building providing 14 no. apartments, on site parking and associated landscaping. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions.

Older Decisions 2016/09148/PA 32 Regent Place Birmingham B1 3NJ. Listed Building Consent for alterations and extensions to existing building to allow for its conversion into ground floor offices and car parking area, with four apartments and one town house above, including erection of replacement roof extension. (Amended scheme to that approved under application 2016/02010/PA). Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2016/09054/PA 32 Regent Place Birmingham B1 3NJ. Non material amendment to planning application 2016/01938/PA for terraces at 3rd floor level, changes to windows, to the design of the internal walkway and glazed roof for and minor alterations to the layout. Final Decision - Approve

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.

You must register any objections to the above applications online at www. birmingham.gov.uk/planningonline, or writing direct to Planning and Regeneration, 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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