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THE ‘VOICE’ OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

April 2017

Issue No 381

Cad Design Service – Matrix V8 • 3D Printing Service – Envisiontec • Professional Mould Making Service Cartercutts Cold Cure Mould Compound- Quoted as Being ‘Simply The Best’ Actually Own Your Own Model & Mould Which Gives You Freedom of Choice Choice of 3D Printed Resin • In House Manufacturing Service

Deal 1: 3D Print & Mould From £35 • Deal 2: Cad Design, Stl File, 3D Print & Mould From £95

Cartercutts, 43 Northampton Street, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6DU 0121-236-9888 www.cartercutts.com www.cartercuttsjewellery.co.uk


FREE JEWELLERY MAKING DEMO DAYS BIRMINGHAM COUNTER, 10AM–3.30PM, TUESDAY 25TH & WEDNESDAY 26TH APRIL

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For more information, ask at the Counter 59-83 Vittoria Street, Birmingham, B1 3NZ *On orders over £25 excl. VAT, excludes precious metals.


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‘The Other Side’ - A Play for Today, told by the Voices of Yesterday.............................................. 18

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

Important Heritage Anniversaries in 2017................. 18

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

Catapult Project’ Propels Weston Beamor into a New Era of Casting.................................................... 19

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Museum of The Jewellery Quarter - 25 Years............ 22 Weston Beamor’s Marathon Man! ............................ 23 Everything is So Green at the Intergem 2017........... 24 Live Music Every Week at The Rectory..................... 25 Largest Uncut Diamond Ever Discovered.................. 25 Snow Hill Tram Stop re-named St Chad’s.................. 25 WM Lord Mayor Candidate Meets Mark and Marie... 25 Major Housing Developments in Legge Lane............ 26 Midlands Marketing Agency Acquires Birmingham Design Firm........................................... 26 Cartercutts Expand, Move Premises & Win NAJ Service Supplier of the Year 2016! .................... 27 Heritage .................................................................... 28

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Hallmarking Necklace Clasp

Laser Branding Necklace

Laser Marking

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Earrings

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Melt & Assay Bracelet

Since 1773 Assay Office Birmingham has diversified its services in order to protect the consumer and serve the trade, with integrity and innovation. Now trading as the AnchorCert Group, we provide hallmarking, laser marking, diamond grading, jewellery and watch valuations, retail training and events. We’re here to provide independent quality assurance. It’s what we do.

IT’S WHAT WE DO

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Amazed at what we do? That’s not even the half of it! Talk to Senior Business Development Manager Marie Brennan to find out more on 0121 262 1035 AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street, Birmingham B1 3AX T 0121 236 6951 enquiries@anchorcertgroup.com anchorcertgroup.com #morethanhallmarking #itswhatwedo


HEWITT-ROBOTECH J.V Machinery manufacturers & suppliers to the jewellery industry - Casting - Laser welding & Marking - Polishing & Finishing

We manufacture and sell the highest quality machinery with full service support

Casting technology Neutec JzP Autocast Induction vacuum casting machine

platinum, gold, silver

Complete casting shops supplied with training

gold, silver, brass, bronze

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Casting consumables, crucibles, flasks, silicone rubber, wax

Laser welding & Marking Polishing & Finishing Please see next month’s Hockley Flyer!


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Displaces moisture & humidity from the surface of metals. It is ideal to "dry" metals and acts as a fixative after using antiquing fluid. Will also help retard tarnishing after polishing by depositing a thin protective film on the surface of the metal. Size 250ml. Ref T92090

SELF-ADHESIVE SAFETY STICKER. Size 75mm x 100mm. Ref HE99 NEW £2.00

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CURATOR COLD PATINATION PRE-TREATMENT

Antiquing Fluid Brown. Size 500ml. Ref T92085A £20.95

An acidic degreasing solution that will thoroughly clean away all residues of grease and oil from metal prior to painting, polishing or patination treatment. Suitable for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. IMPORTANT Always test a product on an inconspicuous area to check for colour, compatibility and end results. Size 500ml. Ref T92084A

NEW! NEW £9.95

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Antiquing Fluid Black. Size 150ml. Ref T92086 £8.50

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Antiquing Fluid Black. Size 500ml. Ref T92086A £20.95 Antiquing Fluid Bronze. Size 150ml. Ref T92087 £8.50 Antiquing Fluid Bronze. Size 500ml. Ref T92087A £20.95

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For a quote call the CAD team on 0121 212 1372 email: cad@jewelcast.co.uk

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The Jericho Foundation is one of Birmingham’s leading charities running eight Social Enterprises which help support local disadvantaged individuals break down barriers to become fulfilled, skilled & employed. Jericho “changes lives through enterprise”, offering supported work placements in our businesses. Help support Jericho by buying from our Social Enterprises. We offer a wide range of products and services from landscaping gardens to printing stationery, from carrying out building works to providing catering services, from cleaning offices to full recycling services.

There are many ways you can help, to find out more please contact us. Jericho Social Enterprises

Print

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FOR THAT 2017 HAIR STYLE Ladies and Gents catered for

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Studio 7, Style Works, 50/54 St Paul's Square, Birmingham B3 1QS. Tel: 0121 212 2231

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Visit: www.jericho.org.uk Tel: 0121 647 1960 Email: enquiries@jericho.org.uk 196-198 Edward Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LX CHARITY NO: 1037084

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Chartered Accountants

“Looking to make savings in Accountancy fees” We are a locally based firm of Qualified Accountants, offering a professional partner led approach to your circumstances. Services include: - Company, sole trader and partnership accounts - Corporation tax, personal tax returns, capital gains tax and Inheritance tax, VAT returns - Payroll bureau, bookkeeping and management accounts - Company secretarial services including company formation Contact: Steven Brown at steve@pointonyoung.co.uk Tel: 0121 233 1030, 33 Ludgate Hill Birmingham, B3 1RB


HOCKLEY MEDICAL PRACTICE PHARMACY (Adjacent To Hockley Medical Practice) 100 Warstone Lane, Hockley Birmingham B18 6DZ

Now Offering: Free NHS Stop Smoking Service Free Medicines Check SERVING YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS WITHIN THE HEART OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 08:45am to 18:30pm Saturday- 9:00am to 13:00pm

Phone: 0121 200 3148

Andra Jewels Fast, reliable, high quality service Established in 1959

P l a t in g zzYellow gold, rose gold, silver, rhodium, and black rhodium

F i n din g s zzScrolls/butterflies, earring posts, hook wires, ball stud beads, and jump rings

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0121 551 0777 or 07904 722390

Hockley Hill, Birmingham B18 5AN (car parking available)

www.andrajewels.com

5 LUXURY DETACHED VILLA’S FOR RENT IN ALICANTE, SPAIN These beautiful detached villa’s sleeps 6 people. All have their own private swimming pools and some with hot tubs. Within 5 minutes drive from Campello and San Juan beaches and only 20 minutes drive from Alicante airport, you can also enjoy being right next to Bonalba 18 hole golf course. Just a 20 minute drive away and you’re in Benidorm where you’ll find lots to do for all the family including Terra Mitica theme park (mini Disney World), Aqualandia Water Park and Mundamar.

Prices start from £500 per week. For more details contact Julie on: 0121 554 3434/ 07989582820 Email juliesvillas@aol.com or julieberry007@aol.com

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Sales Service & Spares Next day delivery on spare parts Tel: 01420 525 222 Fax: 01420 525 226 e-mail info@awltech.co.uk www.awltech.co.uk Also available from Sutton Tools Tel: 0121 236 7139

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Suppliers & manufacturers of: Diamond Tools Trained Diamond cutters who can either re-polish, re-cut or re-shape smoked, chipped or broken diamonds. No order to small, Payment by either cheque, cash, transfer or credit card. Telephone: Julie or Lisa on: 0121 554 3434 Or Call in at: 44 Hockley Street, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6BH Web: www.diamond-milling-tools.com Email: Juliesstones@aol.com April 2017

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Issue No. 381 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.

Thank you to everyone who sent me cards and emails on my 88th birthday - much appreciated. April is one of my favourite months with spring flowers bobbing about in the breeze and big fat buds on the bushes (my flame trees are a picture) and soon the big trees will be wearing their new bright green dresses and I am so thrilled to have a robin building a nest on the patio just a few feet away from where I work. Great tits have returned to their nesting box after an absence of two years and I have solved a puzzle. Something was nicking the leaves off my silver-leaved plants, leaving just stalks - then the other day I saw a flash of colours in the garden and realised it was a couple of gold finches, who obviously fancied the velvety surface of the leaves to line their nest with. Fortunately the plants will grow new leaves. April is a very significant month for the Jewellery Quarter when it is important to start considering whether or not Jewellery Quarter BIDs should continue. This decision of course only applies to those who pay the BIDS levy on top of their business rates - the rest of you get no vote at all. (This is something about which I personally have never been happy - at one time everyone who paid business rates as well as residents, had a vote - whatever happened to “No Taxation without Representation?” However, if you wish for the present Jewellery Quarter BIDS to continue and you are a Levy Payer then you MUST vote. Please remember, that there is no-one else to replace them at the moment which means that the Jewellery Quarter will get no representation at all! Please do weigh up the pros and cons and then VOTE! So very sad to hear of the loss of Cllr Ray Hassall (deputy Lord Mayor). Ray not only was a wonderful Councillor for Great Barr where I live, but always gave support on any issue regarding The Jewellery Quarter. He was a charming gentleman and will be sorely missed. RIP Ray. Easter is late this year - mid-April, followed of course by May Day. Lots of paid holidays - great for employees but no so good for the employers and even less so for the self-employed. People are just beginning to realise that the self-employed get no minimum-wage packet, sick pay or paid holidays. It is not an easy path to take and it takes a certain kind of person to survive. Enjoy the Spring! Marie Haddleton Editor


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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

Important Heritage Anniversaries in 2017 (Jewellery Quarter Heritage Database)

Featured elsewhere in this issue is the Museum of The Jewellery Quarter Celebrating 25 Years. since it opened in 1992. Other important Anniversaries in 2017 are: 1767 (250 years ago,) The Lunar Society was founded at Soho House. 1817 (200 years ago,) gas works established off Broad Street providing flames for jewellers’ blowpipes.

‘The Other Side’ - A Play for Today, told by the Voices of Yesterday What if, despite everything, there was an Afterlife? What if, somehow, the Dead could speak? What on earth would they say to us? Fascinating stories - from both then and now. Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter - brought back to life. again. A site-specific, script-in-hand, play for Voices, created and performed by the Theatre Birmingham Theatre Birmingham is a collective of professional and non-professional Theatre makers who come together to create Theatre in a way they want to. They include as many local people as possible in their productions, and present plays/spoken word performances that are both accessible and engaging.  For more details of who

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they are and why they do what they do, please go to www.theatrebirmingham.co.uk. theatrebirmingham@gmail.com www.theatrebirmingham.co.uk

Performances:

St. Paul’s Church, Jewellery Quarter, B3 1QZ April 21 & 22 @ 7.30pm, 23 @ 3.00pm Tickets £8 (£6) cash on door - Box Office 07720 839 612.

THE JEWELLERY QUARTER HISTORY AND GUIDE

2nd EDITION - ALL ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER WITH 140 PHOTOGRAPHS www.thehockleyflyer.info

1887 (130 years ago,) formation of Birmingham Jewellers Association (later British Jewellers Association and now NAJ) - on their 100th Anniversary they were awarded £10,000 by Birmingham City Council. 1917 (100 years ago,) ship carrying a Trade Exhibition to South America was torpedoed. 1987 (30 years ago,) first ‘new’ housing built in the Jewellery Quartersince Slum Clearance. 1992 (25 years ago,) The Discovery Centre (later Museum of the Jewellery Quarter) opened its doors. 1992 (25 years ago,) The School of Jewellery moved temporarily into the Jewellery Business Centre to allow refurbishment of the School. 1992 (25 years ago,) Hockley Mint merged with Merrell Casting. 1997 (20 years ago,) Laser Technology introduced for Hallmarking at the Birmingham Assay Office.


Weston Beamor, the Birmingham Casting house, 3D printing and bespoke manufacturing company has recently been engaged in a Government funded ‘High Value Manufacturing Catapult’ initiative, working closely with academics at a well-known Midland university, to move its casting processes forward for the next decade. The company has invested heavily in new casting equipment, which is particularly ideal for platinum and palladium casting, and has worked closely with university staff to find the best possible methods of dealing with the nuances of the lost wax casting process using synthetic casting resins developed for today’s design platform. “We have learnt a great deal from Catapult and I am delighted to report that as a result of our participation we can now offer our customers an even more reliable casting service than in the past. We have also been able to fine tune our processes and learn more about the ever-evolving waxes and resins that are available to us

today,” says the company’s Operations Director, Mark Thomas. Ever since its formation Weston Beamor has been a forerunner in the field of casting technology. Indeed, its founder, William Beale, is believed to have been the first person to import commercial, lost-wax cast-

ing equipment into this country after the Second World War. Following his untimely death in the 1970’s his daughter Vivian Fuller and her husband Patrick have continued his tradition of innovation and investment and work hard to try and ensure that the company’s manufacturing facility is second to none. Weston Beamor offers a three-day turnaround on casting orders, with the ability to supply castings in 24 hours. Thanks to its in-house Assay Office manned by the Assay Office Birmingham, castings, where requested, can be delivered fully hallmarked. The company casts in all carats and colours of gold, silver, platinum and palladium and also offers its customers a full, bespoke-manufacturing package. This includes: creating CAD files to a customer’s own brief; providing 3D photo-realistic renders of the proposed design; working with customers to ensure their own CAD files are fit for purpose and producing wax or resin prototypes for approval before the casting begins. “It is very exciting how casting has developed and continues to develop. Recent advances mean that we can tackle extremely large and complex designs which previously either could not have been made, or would have needed to have been produced in several separate parts. Developments have given the new generation of jewellery designers, tremendous freedom and have opened up a range of possibilities. This project has certainly moved us forward into a new era,” says Glen Day, Head of Business Development at the company.

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Catapult Project Propels Weston Beamor into a New Era of Casting


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Continuing their UK tour of individual and shared workshops, the Presman Mastermelt’s reclamation experts have saved jewellers £1000’s with FREE advice on making money from things they throw away.

In addition to Presman Mastermelt’s favoured sweep, lemel and scrap processing, a growing number of UK jewellers and pawnbrokers are also using their Diamond Recovery Service.

The ISO accredited, multi chemical treatment, which separates the embedded stones from the metal, is now reclaiming in excess of 1.5 million diamonds a year.

If you are interested in hosting a FREE jewellery workshop seminar, please call or email 0207 400 3400 info@mastermelts.co.uk

“With over 35 years experience in workshop reclamation, I am still helping businesses achieve the maximum returns from their workshop waste.”

For a fast and personal service or if you just need some friendly advice, please give Jerry a call. 07956 232 734


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Museum of The Jewellery Quarter Celebrates 25 Years For 25 years, the award-winning Museum of the Jewellery Quarter has opened its doors to the public, offering an insight into the city’s historic jewellery trade. The milestone birthday was celebrated at an event in the museum’s new commercial gallery space in March, which also showcased photographer Verity Milligan’s first solo exhibition. Since opening in 1992 the museum has welcomed around 750,000 visitors through its doors, giving them a unique glimpse of Birmingham’s famous jewellery and metalwork heritage. Previously home to the Smith & Pepper jewellery firm, which closed in 1981, visitors to the museum experience how the factory was left when the proprietors retired and closed the doors. The site has won many awards over the years including the Visit England award for excellence for Best Small Visitor Attraction in 2010, the Association of Cultural Enterprises Best New Publication for the museum guide book in 2015, and most recently Visit England’s ‘Best Told Story’ accolade for the second year this year, with displays, tours and staff all judged as excellent. The anniversary also marks the launch of the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter’s new commercial gallery space in the Smith & Pepper Tea Room, which showcase local artwork and is currently displaying Verity Milligan’s popular photographs of Birmingham. On display until 29th July, the free exhibition showcases fifteen stunning images of iconic city locations taken by Verity. 12 x 8inch prints of Verity’s iconic images are also for sale at the museum shop. Oliver Buckley, Museum Manager Heritage Sites at Birmingham Museums Trust, said: “We are incredibly proud of the success of the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter over the last

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Ellen McAdam (Director, Birmingham Museums), Councillor Philip Davis, Alex Nicholson Evans, (Commercial Director, Birmingham Museums)

David Foster (Patron, Birmingham Museums), Rachel Cockett (Director of Development, Birmingham Museums), Nicky and David Clarke (Clarke Associates)

Ross Jukes (photographer), Fraser McGee (Igers Birmingham), David Oram (This is Birmingham/Brum Pic), Sarah Mc Gee (Igers Birmingham)

25 years and the event was a fantastic way to mark the occasion. Thanks to all our visitors over the years who have supported us. We would encourage anyone who wants to learn more about the Jewellery Quarter to come and visit us to find out more about our

city’s heritage and so we can continue to ensure this glimpse of history is preserved for years to come. Thanks also to our team of staff and volunteers who bring the stories of the factory to life.”


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Verity Milligan, Sandra Milligan, Rachel Challis, Jaya Nagra

Daniela Lacey (Washington Green), Laura Davis (Malmaison Birmingham), Tara Tomes (East Village)

Oliver Buckley (Museum Manager Heritage Sites at Birmingham Museums), Sue Beardsmore (Heritage Lottery Fund), Ian Grosvenor (Birmingham Museums Chair) The commercial gallery space was launched showcasing Verity Milligan’s ‘Images of the city’.

Weston Beamor’s Marathon Man! Ed Hole, Head of CAD and 3D Printing at Weston Beamor, is to run in this year’s London Marathon which takes place in the capital on Sunday 23rd April. Ed and his fiancée Kerry are running together in support of The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) a fantastic charity who are dedicated to helping change lives of many children and families for the better that are coming to terms with childhood deafness. Both are keen runners and have completed half marathons in the past, but Ed admits to being slightly daunted by the need to cover twice that distance in just a few weeks’ time. “The thought of running 26.2

miles is quite scary but we have been training hard since Christmas and are slowly increasing the miles. Motivation has been difficult at times, especially in the winter weather, but we are both looking forward to the big day and are hoping the London crowds will carry us across the finish line!” With the support of friends and colleagues the couple are aiming to raise £3,600 for the NDCS. “This really is a very worthwhile cause so if there is anyone out there in the wider jewellery industry who knows me and would like to contribute a little something to help our charity to continue its great work that would be absolutely fantastic!” he says. Donations can be made at: https:// www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ kerry-ed1 April 2017

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Everything is So Green at the Intergem 2017 This year’s Intergem held from 30 September to 3 October in Idar-Oberstein is focused upon the colour green. “The US colour organisation Pantone has named Greenery the trend colour of the year. This is also reflected in the offers of our exhibitors,” reports the fair’s Managing Director, Kai-Uwe Hille. “The broad spectrum of coloured gemstones in particular means that pieces can be found to match every colour trend.” And indeed, numerous gemstone cutting operations in IdarOberstein and the surrounding area are currently advertising their wares in green. “I am constantly following up the trends and looking for matching gemstones,” says Nicole Ripp of Groh + Ripp. “After all, we are working with the best designer in the world: nature. She always has something suitable to offer, because gemstones come in nearly all colours of the rainbow. Particularly good matches for Greenery include tourmalines, emeralds, tsavorite as well as peridots or heliodor. In other words, green gemstones can be found in all price categories.” Constantin Wild also has a large range that meets the Pantone hue Greenery: whether it is the green demantoid from Russia with its needle-like inclusions, chrome tourmaline from Africa – a rare variety of green tourmaline - the tsavorite garnet in its numerous green nuances or peridot from Pakistan, which the gemstone lover is presenting particularly large examples of. “We associate the colour green with nature, life and growth,” says Constantin Wild, explaining the fascination with the trend colour. “Green gemstones remind us of our longing for vitality and hope.” Karl Faller has also long been dedicated to the colour green, in the form of select emeralds. Amongst other items, the family-run company offers Colombian emeralds in the coveted colour vivid green. Similarly, Paul Wild has an impressive range of Paraiba tourmalines on offer in colours from jungle green to tropical blue, under the slogan “Garden of Paradise”. “Blue and green coloured gemstones are in high demand with us,”

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Ring and collier Peridot with brilliants, 750 gold / Richard Hans Becker, Idar-Oberstein

Chrysopras necklace / A. Ruppenthal, Idar-Oberstein

Tourmaline from Namibia 60,53 carat / Vikar Ahmed, Idar-Oberstein

Tsavorite / C.F. Arnoldi, Idar-Oberstein

Black opal from Lightning Ridge Australia / Emil Weis Opals, Kirschweiler

says Markus Paul Wild, CEO of the family company. A. Ruppenthal has also oriented its range towards the trend colour, with the spectrum reaching from different interchangeable clasps with a pavé of chrome diopsides, emeralds and tsavorite, chains of chrysoprase and on to a

faceted peridot. Will the Greenery trend endure until the Intergem in autumn? “I am sure that green will also be the theme at the Intergem 2017, because with coloured gemstones trends such as these have a much longer validity, as their value is an enduring one,” says Kai-Uwe Hille. And the Intergem exhibitors are bringing coloured gemstones in all colours of the rainbow along with them. There is sure to be something for every taste and style.


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Largest Uncut Diamond Ever Discovered A local pastor in Kono, Sierra Leone, has discovered a huge diamond weighing 789 carats which is believed to be the largest uncut diamond ever to be discovered.

Snow Hill Tram Stop re-named St Chad’s Snow Hill Metro Tram stop (next to Snow Hill Rail Station) is to be renamed St Chad’s Stop because the stop’s name was confusing passengers who were disembarking there to access the rail station, but the tram no longer runs directly into the rail station; it now stops ‘outside’ Snow Hill Rail station for it to connect with the new City Centre extension which runs through Bull Street and on to New Street Rail Station.

Live Music Every Week at The Rectory The Rectory bar in St Pauls Square in The Jewellery Quarter is showcasing local music talent with a new evening of free, live music every Thursday with the start of “The Rectory Sessions”. From funk and soul, pop and modern jazz, there’ll be new music every week chosen from the best that Birmingham and the West Midlands has to offer. It started with a big launch on Thursday 30th March with one of the best local funk bands around, Three Step Manoeuvre, who regularly played at the old Yardbird Jazz Club in Birmingham and produced one of the most highly acclaimed funk albums of last year, with their first full length studio album “Three Step Strut”. More acts will be announced each week. Away from the main bar of The Rectory, the downstairs rooms provide a great, intimate venue for music –

where the audience can enjoy music up close and personal, and perhaps best of all, entry is completely free. The sounds start at 8:30pm but it’s worth getting in early to soak up the atmosphere and get a table close to the action. It’s hoped that The Rectory Sessions will soon become established on the Birmingham music scene, providing a great night out in the Jewellery Quarter as well as a platform to showcase some great local talent to a new audience. With a constantly changing line up of bands, The Rectory’s website will keep you up-to-date with what’s coming up and links to the artists’ sites, all you need to know is at www. rectorybar.co.uk/music

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Mark, Beverley and Marie was taken by Dr. Steve McCabe.

WM Lord Mayor Candidate Meets Mark and Marie On two occasions during her campaign to become the first West Midlands Lord Mayor, Lib. Dem Candidate Beverley Neilson visited Mark and Marie Haddleton (The Hockley Flyer & Jewellery Quarter Heritage) at their ‘Home Office’ at Great Barr, together with Dr. Steve McCabe from The Institute of Design & Economic Acceleration (Birmingham City University). Beverley was particularly interested in the history and the future of the Trade, especially from the Apprenticeship, Skills and Training point of view. She was so intrigued that she returned a few weeks later to check up on more detail.

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Camden Street School, whose pupils included Kathleen Dayus (Author) and Alice Beach (cameo setter whose collection is housed in the Jewellery Quarter Museum) has now been completely demolished. However, it does open up the Dayus Square giving some light to Manton Works - shame that open space will not last for long. Photo: Colin Giles

Midlands Marketing Agency Acquires Birmingham Design Firm

Walker Wood (Pencil Manufacturers) in Legge Lane has also been demolished. After the buildings were surveyed, it was declared that both buildings were beyond repair. These particular buildings were on our ‘Chamber of Horrors’ List for many years. Photo: Colin Giles

Its All Go with Major Housing Developments in Legge Lane

Lots of new apartments are being built in Legge Lane, but generally speaking most have little or no vehicle parking provision. This is fine if the new occupiers don’t have cars but if they do stand by for parking chaos!

for around 30 years. Part of the building is Grade 2 Listed and is in the Industrial Fringe where under the current Jewellery Quarter Conservation & Management Plan ‘residential use only’ build is allowed, although it must comply with the current Design Guide, building height etc. The project has been designed by Digbeth practice D5 Architects and will contain 67 one-bedroom and 33 twobedroom units, no parking for vehicles but 104 spaces for bikes in a building reaching up to four storeys.

200 New Apartments at 2-25 Legge Lane: 100 Apartments

78 Apartments on Pay & Display Car Park

This was the site previously owned by the Birmingham College of Food and Tourism and has been derelict

City property developer Court Collaboration has secured a consortium of Chinese and Taiwanese investment

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Midlands marketing communications agency Voiceboxx have recently expanded their operation with the acquisition of Birmingham-based design firm, WM Creative. The expansion has been driven by increased customer demand for integrated marketing services and forms part of Voiceboxx’s ambitious plans for growth over the next 12 months. The two companies, which have now rebranded as Voiceboxx: The Agency, bring together senior-level experts from across the PR, digital and creative arenas to offer a wider range of services to clients. to build 78 apartments on the pay and display car park and neighbouring land, also in Legge Lane. This site is again within the Industrial Fringe. where ‘residential use only’ build is allowed.

22 Studios & Apartments at 3-5 Legge Lane Stourbridge-based Kendrick Homes is part-demolishing and part-renovating the former Ashton & Moore anodising factory which dates back to the 19th century, and building four commercial units and a mix of 22


Voiceboxx were previously based at Staffordshire’s Dunston Business Village, whilst WM Creative were based at The Fireworks in Birmingham. Staff from both companies have now moved into new headquarters in Birmingham’s historic Regent’s Place, in the heart of the creative and vibrant Jewellery Quarter. Managing Director, James Hobday, said: “We chose to expand our agency with WM Creative because their culture and work ethic is very similar to ours. We’re both well-established agencies who work to extremely high standards, and our respective skill sets complement each other perfectly. This expansion marks the beginning of a bright new era for us; our combined strength and our new base in the thriving Jewellery Quarter will put us in a tremendous position to support all our clients across Birmingham and beyond.” Visit www.voiceboxx.co.uk

studios and one and two-bedroom flats. The terracotta building is Grade 2 Listed and, together with the surrounding land, has held a Contamination Certificate for many years for both the building and the land surrounding. This site is within the Industrial Middle, hence the commercial units.

3/4 Houses 5-6-7 Legge Lane Added to the Legge Lane above plans must be the future renovation of the 3/4 houses at Nos 5-6-7 Legge Lane, which also will have no parking facility.

Business Profile

Cartercutts Expand, Move Premises & Win NAJ Service Supplier of the Year 2016! Cartercutts have expanded their activities and also moved from 49 Vyse Street to larger premises at 43 Northampton Street, still in the heart of The Jewellery Quarter. Dedicated to producing rubber moulds of the finest quality for the Trade, Les Carter states: “All our customers receive a professional service with master pattern confidentiality being one of our highest priorities at all times.” Company Profile: Les Carter started work in 1992 for a large jewellery manufacturer where he learned all aspects of casting techniques and the basics of rubber mould making, in 1998 he left to set up his own business, Cartercutts. In 1993 he employed his brother Chris to work alongside him; Chris also had worked for two leading casting companies. With the experience both of them possess and knowing the casting procedure, this enables them to understand all the requirements needed of a master pattern to create the perfect rubber mould which will then create a quality cast piece. In 2011, Les persuaded his wife Sarah to join the team, then in 2013 Cartercutts jewellery was formed, Les says: “People choose our business for their rubber mould needs

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Managing Director James Hobday (centre) with (left to right) Directors Lara Page, Steve Brookes, Emma Davies and Dave Betts.

because, unlike many other casting companies, we specialise in making rubber moulds. We produce rubber moulds of all kinds of jewellery items including bangles, cluster rings etc. We also offer a vast choice of compound to suit the model. We currently stock 18 different compounds of rubber. As a growing company we wanted to expand and strive forward in what we do best; that is to help our clients create beautiful jewellery, Cartercutts over the past few years have invested in machinery and skills to take our already very highly successful mould making business to the next level”. Les continues: “We decided to introduce CAD, (computer aided design) and also offer a professional 3D Printing service. Rapid prototyping technology is now all around us, across all industries and with technology moving forward, we have to also, and that’s why Cartercutts are now proud and excited to offer a full in house rapid prototyping jewellery service to nicely accompany our well known successful mould making service. We pride ourselves on our fast turnaround service, and we strive to keep a very high reputation within our business on quality, and customer service. Our company is built on the principles of making quality jewellery and providing reliable service. Our diversified jewellery service continues to grow by following trends, and listening to the customer. Our unique service has established our place in this industry. This allows us to make a distinctive and substantial impact for our clients”. In 2016 Cartercutts received the National Association of Jewellers’ Award for ‘Service Supplier of the Year’. April 2017

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Story of Education in the Jewellery Quarter and Hockley Part 3 By Trevor Fisher BA (Hons), MA, M Ed.

All Saints Primary – a Slum School remembered

‘References to All Saints CE School (February Hockley Flyer) and Icknield Street Board School (March Hockley Flyer) struck a chord with me as these two schools educated me – I attended both as primary schools 1950 to 1958 and I owe the teachers there a great debt. My route to three university degrees and a professional career started in these now abandoned buildings – and the All Saints School was indeed finally demolished in 2015. They should not be forgotten. All Saints provides one of the three photos of places that define my life on my website – ‘Hockley and Beyond’. The schools are part of a world we have lost – the Victorian elementary school. They were well built and in other areas like Aston they are still being used, but not in Hockley where the slum clearances of half a century ago took them out of commission. Both my parents and my grandparents went to elementary schools, my parents leaving aged 14. Neither knew what secondary education involved, and they had never taken exams. Until the 1944 Education Act the majority of children did not have secondary education and elementary schools took children from 5 to 14. They then became Primary Schools, or in some cases middle schools when comprehensives came along. Elementary did not mean poor education. My mother could, and did, read poetry including Shakespeare. All Saints ceased to be a primary school in the early 1970s, along with Icknield Street School, shown on the photograph on page 28 of the March edition. All Saints had been a school for a remarkable 130 years. The Icknield Street building still stands next

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The picture was kindly provided by Brian Homer of Homer Creations. Trevor says: “The Roman numerals are difficult to read but probably 1843 - It was a sign of the times to put Roman numerals on the front of slum schools when most people were illiterate and innumerate.”

to the Hockley flyover. It was never a modern secondary school, being the annexe to All Saints when the baby boom after World War Two demanded more school places. What it had been before the 1950s is a mystery. I know little about Icknield Street as I only went there for a couple of years when my mother was dinner-lady there. The main school stood next to the All Saints Church, which gave it its name, on All Saints Street – not All Saints Road - part of which was a bridge over the railway cutting. It was built in 1843 alongside the Commissioner’s Church erected to cater for a growing industrial suburb at the start of Victoria’s reign. The Church is probably the All Saints listed as being in Handsworth on Wikipedia, built in 1832-33, demolished at the same time the school closed. The All Saints Church architects are said to have been Thomas Rickman and Henry Hutchinson, and they may have built the original school building which was designed on the same Gothic revival design as the Church. Some commissioners’ churches were well designed but All Saints was a brick box which had no pretensions, provided cheaply for a poor parish but it was where my parents married. The school was where my mother was educated to elemen-

tary standard in the school before the First World War. In fact mother could remember Joseph Chamberlain’s funeral cortege coming past the school in 1914. It was a very poor site for a school. A flat piece of land on the upper level above the Hockley goods yard of the Great Western Railway, to the East there was a deep railway cutting where the express trains from Paddington to Wolverhampton roared past. To the west, a couple of hundred yards away, stood and still stands Hockley Port, a canal basin off the spur from the James Brindley canal of the late eighteenth century which runs past Winson Green prison. I assume the Hockley Port spur was built to link with the railway goods yard. When I was there, a huge crane lifted wagons bodily from the lower goods yard to the canal basin. One odd feature of the site was that the canal was thirty feet higher than the railway, on the huge plateau going up to Winson Green and down to Ladywood on which Brindley could cut the canal without having to have locks, which he hated. All I knew at the time was that the steam trains covered the school with soot, and when we played football in the playground which was north of the church and its graveyard, we kicked the ball over the wall into the


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canal and the bargees threw it back. It was always grimy with soot from the trains, but there was less soot on the infants section which was in a newer building to the north. The classrooms on the old site were reached by a walkway which was open to the elements twenty feet above the hall. The toilets were outside loos open to the elements as well, but as the slum houses also had outside toilets no one complained. The school had already served for nearly 110 years when I joined it as a rising 5 at Easter 1951, and it was to me a home from home. It may have been dirty and insanitary, but the teaching was excellent. It was biased towards the eleven plus so I was fortunate in that I was in the top stream and how the lower streams fared I can only guess with a shudder. I can recall the two main teachers as they dominated my life, Miss Cole, a battle-axe head teacher of the old school, who never married, and Mr Manning, the quiet Deputy Head who wrote me a letter when I won an essay competition in the Birmingham Mail. They ran a tight ship and while they faced challenges unknown in more favoured districts, they were dedicated to their task. My parents were aspirational working class, and I knew I was there to work and learn. As I was the only boy to pass the eleven plus in my street in twenty years, it worked for me. For others, less so I think, but personally I look back on a place which was friendly, safe and well run. Given the poverty and abysmal housing of the children the teachers worked with, the real contribution to the community that schools like All Saints and Icknield Street made deserves to be remembered.

Major Breakthrough! First Published: Hockley Flyer No.92 1992

On Tuesday October 10, Councillor Fred Chapman, Chairman of Planning, and Matt Redmond Chairman of Technical Services, supported by Marie Haddleton from The Jewellery Quarter Association and a representative from City 2000, made a major breakthrough for the City by demolishing a concrete section of the Great Charles Street/Newhall Street central reservation. This marks the start of works which will create a normal street junction with traffic signals and pedestrian crossings thereby liberating pedestrians from subways and linking the Jewellery Quarter with the City Centre. Councillor Redmond said “I have long seen the Inner Ring Road as a noose around the neck of the City. The proposals will ultimately change

the character of the road to provide an attractive pedestrian-friendly environment.” Councillor Fred Chapman summarised the Council’s strategy “We are getting away from the idea that the Inner Ring Road is the edge of the City Centre Core and encouraging investment in the quarters around it by removing the barriers. The City Council is trying to achieve a balance - access for cars coming into the City but safe tree-lined streets for people walking. This has the double benefit of creating a better environment and opening up areas to investment.” Marie Haddleton, Honorary Secretary of The Jewellery Quarter Association commented “The envisaged opening up of Newhall Street will remove a barrier which has existed between The Jewellery Quarter and the City Centre since the building of the ring road. I believe it is a step in the right direction to provide an easier and more attractive access to The Jewellery Quarter for tourists and business visitors alike.”

Any readers who attended these schools and would like to exchange memories with Trevor, please email him on trevor.fisher2@googlemail. co.uk - or you can write to him c/o The Hockley Flyer. If you would like further information visit website ‘Hockley and Beyond’ by Trevor Fisher. Trevor says: “I would like to hear from anyone who was at the school. None of my friends went to my secondary school, most did not pass the eleven plus, so our ways divided.” April 2017

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Events

See our website for the very latest events, plus we can import your Facebook events and now Eventbrite Events

Exhibitions  APRIL

On Now - 20 May INTO THE WOODS

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 - 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

On Now - 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.

On Now - 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 and brought his subjects to life. He exhibitied his work in prestigious Galleries worldwide.

10 - 22 CANDIDATES 2017

A showcase of the best work by artists nominated for election to Associate or Member of the RBSA. See the future of the Society in the making!

29 - 13 May ANOTHER VIEW - PRISM TEXTILE GROUP

A range ofhigh quality fine art textile practice that offers a different perspective on the medium of fabric and thread to demonstrate the vitality of contemporary stitched textiles.

 MAY 08 - 27 MAKE YOUR MARK

An exhibition of work by finalists in a competition for A Level Art students, organised by West Midlands Area of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies to celebrate the national NADFAS AGM 2017 in Birmingham.

18 - 10 Jun PRIZE 2017

With a £1,000 cash top prize, this annual exhibition attracts creative talent from across the country! Prizes, donors and key dates for entering the exhibition will be available shortly. Previous Prize winner, Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton ARBSA will be demonstrating her creative practice on Saturday 20 May. Jo Naden RBSA will be showing us how to make your own medals on Saturday 10 June. This year’s exhibition and prizes will be selected by Professor Ken Howard OBE, RA, Hon. RBSA

22 - 23 Sept BRILLIANCE IN BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham has been at the forefront of designer-maker craft production for over two centuries and is an artistic hub famed for the production of ‘manufactured arts’. ‘Brilliance in Birmingham’ will celebrate this rich tradition by showcasing the craftsmanship that continues to be practised to the highest standard by today’s local makers. .

29 - 01 Jul CHANNELLING THE OLD MASTERS

Jain McKay ARBSA. A selection of new small-scale works on canvas, which have been inspired or influenced by Jain’s studies of the Old Masters. Solo Show.

29 - 08 Jul FORM, FIGURE, AND FACE

Hannah Northam ARBSA. Come and explore this collection of sculptural works by Hannah. Her pieces are informed by the

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relationship between the human form and the compelling forces of the natural world. Solo Show.

29 - 15 Jul SECOND CITY

Wayne Attwood RBSA. A continuing visual exploration of Britain’s second largest city - Birmingham. Solo Show.

Demonstrations  APRIL

22 DEMONSTRATION BY PETER WAREING RBSA

@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Peter will demonstrate the techniques and processes he uses to make his detailed ceramic works. Free, drop-in session, no need to book

29 CELEBRATORY OPEN DAY OF ANOTHER VIEW

@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Celebrate the opening of Prism Textile Group’s first exhibition in Birmingham with a glass of wine with the exhibitors. Free, drop-in session, no need to book.

 MAY 06 & 09 MEET THE ARTISTS AND TEXTILE DEMONSTRATIONS

@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Join a selection of Prism’s artists as they give a brief glimpse into their textile processes. An opportunity to see what lies behind the work of some of these contemporary textile practitioners. Free, drop-in session, no need to book.

13 FUN WITH STITCH FAMILY DROP-IN SESSIONS

@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Ideally for families, these sessions introduce some basic stitching techniques together with an array of unusual materials. Led by Julieanne Long along with a selection of other Prism artists. Free, drop-in session, no need to book

20 DEMONSTRATION BY GABRIELLE ROBERTS-DALTON ARBSA

@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Following her success at last year’s Prize exhibition, Gabrielle will demonstrate how she creates the powerful imagery in her oil paintings using a layering technique.

Auctions  APRIL

13 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

20 JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

20 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

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

21 THE GEMSTONE SALE

@ 12:00 pm - Sale of gemstones at Fellows Auctioneers

25 THE WATCH SALE

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

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

 MAY 04 JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

04 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

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

08 ANTIQUES, SILVER & COLLECTABLES AUCTION

@ 10:00 am - An auction of Antiques, Silver & Collectables at Fellows Auctioneers

11 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

15 DESIGNER COLLECTION

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

18 JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

18 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

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

22 VINTAGE JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES AUCTION

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

26 THE GEMSTONE SALE

@ 10:00 am - Sale of gemstones at Fellows Auctioneers

30 THE WATCH SALE

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

Live Entertainment  APRIL

11 BRUM RADIO Birthday Bash

As par t of their 1st Anniversary celebrations, BrumRadio bring their Big Night Out to the Jam House with an acoustic show of some of the best of today’s local musical talent. Presented by BrumRadio DJs, the line up includes: Tom Walker Trio, The Gypsy Disco Zombie Vampires from Hell, This is Elektric, Mystery Megastar Number Two, Hannah Brown, Ben Drummond, and Elle Chante

12 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!

13 KING PLEASURE & the Biscuit Boys

Dazzling musicianship, riveting stage performances, sixty TV appearances, two barnstorming decades on the road and eleven red hot CDs have established King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys as today’s greatest swing band.

13 & 14 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.

14 TERROR ON THE TRACKS!

@ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Journey back to the days of steam, where untold menace could be found lurking in the tunnels, set to leap out of the darkness to ensnare the unwary! An original stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “The Signal-Man” and other tales of menace and melodrama are the bill of fare on offer to those brave enough to join us. Acclaimed actor Jonathan Goodwin writes and performs, in an original stage show directed by Gary Archer. It’s advisable to wear coats as rooms can be chilly. No food or drink allowed.

18 JAZZLINES presents ..URBAN SOUL FAMILY

A musical collective creating instrumental tunes fused from their influences, delivering soulful funky grooves. USF look forward to sharing their music with you and the world, bringing their own brand of fusion, with elements of Jazz, Gospel, RnB, Hip Hop and Rock all thrown in.

19 GARY HARPER BAND

The Gary Harper Band are a three piece blues/rock outfit from the Midlands. Influence comes from all over; the names Peter Green and Stevie Ray Vaughan always get an airing but then so do Jimi Hendrix and Joe Bonamassa. To complete the line up, Gary is joined by Carl Lewis on Drums and Russ Cook on Bass.

20 SHALAMAR

“A Night to Remember”, “I Can Make You Feel Good”, “There It Is”, “Take That to the Bank”, “I Owe You One”, and many more great memorable classics from these US Hit-monsters makes this show a must see

21 & 22 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.

25 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 all musicians should contact the Jam House on 0121 200 3030

25 - 29 PRIVATE LIVES

Private Lives is one of the most sophisticated and entertaining plays ever written. Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope. Various times - see website to book

26 BEERS with the ENGLAND BOYS

Hosted by Blue Monday Events, this fantastic evening has become one of the biggest events in the rugby calendar. Enjoy an evening rubbing shoulders with an array of rugby legends! Confirmed so far we have Graham Rowntree, Louis Deacon, Mat Tait, Tom Varndell & Freddie Tuilagi plus many more to be announced!.

27 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.

28 MUSIC IN THE SQUARE AND BIG BIKE DAY

@ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Golden Square, Warstone Lane. April 2017

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Hosted by JQBID Andrew Woodhead Duo - in partnership with the renowned sax player Alicia Gardner-Trjo.. We’re also partnering with our old friends at Urban Cycles who will be rewarding you with free on site servicing.

28 LIVE WITH ELEKTRIC ‘HEADLINE SHOW’

The self-acclaimed Melody Warrior, who’s music fuses R&B, Indie and Hip Hop, telling stories through a British melodic rap songwriter style. At the sweet age of 25, Elektric explains her music as therapy, leaving her crowd singing her songs. This is your chance to see her LIVE with a full band and expeirence an electric perfromance.

28 Lelvet Candi – SOUL DIVAS

Velvet Candi are kicking off 2017 with the sound of the SOUL DIVAS and the amazing vocals from THE VOICE’s Letitia George who will be on stage belting out the massive tunes from Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Beyonce and many more! This is our first ‘LADIES’ evening of 2017 and we’re expecting a great turn out.

28 HANS KOLLER QUARTET

@7.45pm Birmingham Jazz at the Red Lion. Line-up: John O’Gallagher – alto sax; Hans Koller – piano; Percy Pursglove – bass and Jeff Williams - drums.

29 & 30 GROUPER

Fronted by the popular Richard Oliver on vocals, this professional and dynamic four piece play guitar based hits from Travis to U2, Blur to Snow Patrol, Coldplay to The Killers, The Beatles to The Stones.

 MAY 02 The JEEPS

The Jeeps are a formidable acoustic duo, featuring Oz McGowan on piano and Lee Rogers on guitar & vocals, with their interpretations of some songbook favourites.

03 In Memoriam ... DAVID SAYLOR

A night to celebrate the life of David Saylor. American-born, Birmingham-based Singer, Musician & Record Producer, David Antonio Saylor, died suddenly on New Years Day this year at the age of just 53. David worked with the likes Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, Marta Sanchez, Albert Hammond, Jon Secada & Edwin Starr. Tonight some of the country’s finest musicians & vocalists come together to perform a powerful tribute to his life & music.

04 Funk & Soul Night Out present ... KENNY THOMAS

Kenny Thomas first broke through into the UK charts in 1991 with his debut “Outstanding” and then followed through with three more hits that year, including “Best of You”, and “Thinking about your Love”. Kenny’s first album sold 600,000 copies. Kenny needed to cancel a recent show at the Jam House due to a serious family emergency, and wants to pass on his thanks for the good wishes and love sent to him from the Jam House audience and fans of his music.

05 LED BIB

@7.45pm Birmingham Jazz at the Red Lion Line up: Mark Holub – drums; Liran Donin – bass; Toby McLaren – keyboards; Chris Williams – alto sax and Pete Grogan – alto sax

05 & 06 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

09 MIKE VERNON & the MIGHTY COMBO

Mike Vernon, founder of Britain’s #1 blues record label, Blue Horizon and record producer for the likes of David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Stevie Winwood, Rod Stewart, Muddy Waters, Fleetwood Mac, Keith Richards, and Bo Diddley, Mike brings his own brand of good ol’ Rhythm & Blues with handpicked musicians: Kid Carlos (guitar); Paul Tasker (Saxophone); Matt Little (keyboards); Ian Jennings (upright bass); Mike Hellier (drums).

09 -13 LUCKY SODS

When Morris and Jean win the National Lottery to the tune of two million pounds – they can’t believe their luck. But the cracks in their marriage widen, their past catches up with them and

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their relatives become increasingly resentful. Jean keeps winning and Morris takes off to Amsterdam with an old flame, but will his prophecy that bad luck always follows good turn out to be true? Various times - see website to book

10 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!

11 FAULKNER

A terrific guitarist and vocalist, Simon Faulkner brings his new band to the Jam House for an entertaining range of jazz funk, soul and dance classics from the seventies through to the present day.

12 & 13 DETROIT SOUL COLLECTIVE

An explosive collection of classic and contemporary dance music, with all of your Tamla Motown, Atlantic Soul and funk favourites.

12 MUSIC IN THE SQUARE

@ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Hosted by JQBID - Saxophonist Robbie Fearon and his band will be performing in the Golden Square.

12 GREAT WEE BAND

@7.45pm Birmingham Jazz at the Red Lion. Line Up: Henry Lowther – Trumpet; Jim Mullen – Guitar; Dave Green – Bassist and drummer Stu Butterfield

Networking  APRIL

13 NATURAL PERSUASION – AN INTRO TO NATURAL WINE

@ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. What’s is Natural Wine? This brings into question what wine really is! Join us to taste through eight epic, characterful, REAL wines, all handcraft using organic and biodynamic methods.

19 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. 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.

26 RSA BLACK COUNTRY AND BIRMINGHAM NETWORK EVENT

@ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Can culture transform Birmingham and the Black Country? Join the April meetup of the RSA Black Country and Birmingham Network to debate the role of arts and culture in the region.

 MAY 04 1000 TRADES NETWORKING CLUB

@ 4.30pm - 6:30pm. Come along to our informal networking event at 1000 Trades Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen and chat with ambitious businesses like yours. Guest speakers every month. In conjunction with GetSet for Growth and Arkade Property. First Thursday in every month. Save the date.

Training & Education  APRIL

22 I MADE IT: Girls With Power Tools

@ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm The Dual Works, 23 A Kenyon Street This one day ‘hands on’ workshop will explore a variety of construction techniques using easily available tools, materials and processes accessible by beginners. Introducing you to a range of hand and power tools this workshop gives you the confidence to undertake simple DIY tasks in your own home.

25 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,


27 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. £225 per delegate + vat.

30 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. £2.50. Normal Museum admission charges apply to this event.

 MAY 08 EFFECTIVE MARKETING FOR JEWELLERY DESIGNER MAKERS

@ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. This course has been designed specifically to help Jewellery Designer Makers successfully communicate their product and skills to prospective clients. With tutor guidance from Jewellery Marketing expert Simon Rainer, you will identify a series of crucial factors within your Jewellery business and discover how these can be used with other elements to build a marketing plan. £170.

10 UNDERSTANDING CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMPLIANCE

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. £225 per delegate + vat.

14 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. £2.50. Normal Museum admission charges apply to this event.

16 JEWELLERY RETAIL: MARKETING FOR SUCCESS

@ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. This course has been designed to help Jewellery Retailers look at their business with fresh eyes and create a effective strategy for marketing relevant to their on-line or bricks and mortar business. £180.

16 UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS

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

17 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

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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. £275 per delegate + vat

23 EXPOSED - THE INSIDE STORY: GEMSTONE TREATMENTS REVEALED

This is a hands-on course designed for those who already have knowledge of Coloured Gemstones and will reveal the inside story about gemstone treatments. Under the expert tuition of Gwyn Green, delegates will study a range of sample stones and learn some important lessons about detecting treatments and recognising the tell-tale signs that a stone is not entirely natural. £275 per delegate + vat.

24 UNDERSTANDING ANTIQUE JEWELLERY

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

Tours, Walks & Talks  APRIL

25-26 FLUX 2017

Fair Luxury launched in 2016 as the UK’s first responsible jewellery conference, organised by FLUX, an independent group of changemakers in the jewellery industry. FLUX is a two day event. Our events bring together pioneering figures from the worlds of jewellery, fashion and beyond, giving our audience the chance to hear from industry leaders as they question the ways we approach provenance and sustainability and examine the journey between original source and end consumer.

26 MEET THE MAKER | LECTURE THEATRE, SCHOOL OF JEWELLERY| BCU CAREERS AND EMPLOYMENT

@ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm. Come along to the School of Jewellery in Vittoria Street to learn from industry experts how to craft your career as a Designer Maker.

26 SIDESTREETS & SILVERSMITHS: A WALKING TOUR OF THE JQ

@ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. £10.00 - £15.00. Blue Badge guide Ian Jelf is back for our annual walking tour! This time, Ian will guide us through some of the Jewellery Quarter’s most intruiging side streets and share stories of the silversmiths and manufacturers that lived and worked there and made it such a unique area of our city. We start our tour at St Paul’s Church at 6pm and end at The Pig & Tail in Albion Street around 8pm for a drink [included in the ticket price].

 MAY 03 “BOULTON WOULD BE PROUD” ASSAY OFFICE TALK

@ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm “Boulton would be proud” 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.

11 DISPELLING THE MYTHS

@ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. £8.50. Join Gemma Freeman from William H Painter Funeral Directors who will help dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding death, dying and funerals. The event also includes a guided tour g Newman Brothers Factory, plus refreshments.

18 MUSEUMS AT NIGHT 2017 – VICTORIAN FUNERALS

@ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. £10.00. Join us as part of the National Museums At Night Event. Take part in a candlelit tour of the Coffin Works Factory opened by the Newman Brothers. Find out about the fascinating traditions surrounding Victorian funeral practice in an informative, illustrated talk led by Josie Wall.

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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. £275 per delegate + vat


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Birthstone for May is Emerald

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.

The Emerald is the colour of Spring and a symbol of love, rebirth and said to aid fertility. It is a pure activator of the heart Chakra. It helps you to stay centred on your heart’s wisdom and make choices from love and compassion. Emerald opens your hear t to receive the flow of universal abundance. and can help heal heartbreak and nourish your emotional self. Emeralds were mined in 2,000 years before a site in Egypt was named ‘Cleopatra’s mines’. This was long before diamonds, rubies or sapphires were mined. Later, sources of Emerald were found in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Also, indigenous Indians mined and used emeralds before the Spanish arrived in South America. Emerald is the stone for 20th and 35th Anniversaries and can also be an alternative for the 55th Wedding Anniversary.

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Emerald Myths & Legends:

• Ancient Egyptian princesses were often buried with Emeralds carved with the symbol of verdure - flowering greenness - around their necks to symbolise eternal youth. • Said to cure people of bad health and enables the wearer to see into the future.

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Precious metals and jewellery UHY Hacker Young (Birmingham) LLP are based in the heart of the  Jewellery Quarter and are providing services to all types of  businesses relating to precious metals and gem stones, from bullion  to jewellery retail, including online businesses.    Sole Trader,  Partnerships, LLPs &  Ltd Company Accounts

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VACAnCieS MOUNTER / SETTER required for new workshop in Jewellery Quarter. Diamond Heaven is a leading independent fine diamond jewellery retailer established in Birmingham, London and Manchester. We require an experienced jeweller to join the team in the Birmingham workshop repairing and custom building jewellery items to a very high standard for our customers in line with our quality assurance and productivity guidelines. Role includes - 1. Full range of diamond settings including prong setting, channel setting, pave and flush setting. 2. Jewellery repairs which will include Re-sizing, Soldering,Re-tipping / Re-building claws and Re-setting any replacement stones in claws, Half shanking a ring. The position is full time and permanent. Competitive Salary dependent on the experience. Contact Hiten Shah on 07763 235335. WORKSHOP ASSISTANT Required. We require a workshop assistant 2-3 days a week with extra hours during busy times. As a small family run business, we make silver jewellery (emphasis on bangles) for our shop and also supply wholesale across the UK. The duties will be varied in nature –so applicant must be flexible and willing to be part of the team. Work ranging from cleaning up castings, soldering stud posts, polishing and simple hammer/ forming work, serving retail customers and helping pick and pack orders, there will be training given to a long term candidate. Warwickshire country side based so own transport is essential. £17,000 per annum on full time basis. Occasional weekend work when needed. Tel: 01926 843565 or email: david@johngarlandtaylor.co.uk

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Property Planning 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 2017/02610/PA 27-28 Mary Street Ladywood Birmingham B3 1UD. Application to determine the details for condition number 1 (submission of a drainage scheme) attached approval 2016/07043/ PA. 23-03-2017 2017/02536/PA Regent House 50 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HR. Prior Approval for change of use of upper floors from offices (Use Class B1[a]) to 11 no. residential units (Use Class C3). 16-03-2017 2017/02354/PA 25 Caroline Street Unit 4 City Centre Birmingham B3 1UE. Change of use from office (Use class B1) to hairdressers and salon treatments (Use class A1). 16-03-2017 2017/02442/PA 22-24 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3PE. Prior Approval for change of use from offices (Use Class B1[a]) to residential (Use Class C3). 14-03-2017 2017/02058/PA Flat 3 36 Tenby Street Birmingham B1 3EE. Listed Building Consent for internal works to include minor fixings into existing brick walls to create a storage mezzanine deck, internal free-standing joinery, reconfigurations to internal wall to allow for new partition to bathroom. 07-03-2017 2017/02040/PA Land at Newhall Square Newhall Street / Charlotte Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1RU. Erection of two buildings and change of use of existing listed building to create 221 residential units varying between 5 and 11 storeys and 4 ground floor commercial units (A1, A3, B1) together with provision of a public square and 61 car parking spaces and associated works. 07-03-2017 2017/01968/PA Aqua House 20-25 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AQ. NonMaterial Amendment to approval 2016/08290/PA for the introduction of an additional transom to 3 no. ground floor windows on the front elevation. 03-032017.

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Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

2017/01925/PA 43-49 Northwood Street Birmingham B3 1TX Minor material amendment to planning application 2016/00311/PA to replace plot 8 multi storey duplex apartment with 3 individual apartments. 02-03-2017

Awaiting Decision 2017/01760/PA Land fronting George Street & Holland Street Jewellery Quarter City Centre Birmingham B3 1QQ. Demolition of 21 George Street and redevelopment of site to comprise the erection of a new four storey University building (Use Class D1) with ancillary uses: offices (Use Class B1), health facility (Use Class D1), exhibition space (Use Class D1) and gym (Use Class D2) plus 158 space multi-storey car park, access, surface parking, landscaping and external alterations to McIntyre House. 27-022017 2017/01705/PA 41-42 Tenby Street North Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EG. Minor Material Amendment to approval 2016/07913/PA to relocate refuse store, remove a staircase at the western side of the building, provide a concierge office, provide increased parking provision and provide steel link at 2nd and 3rd floors between proposed wings. 24-02-2017 2017/01626/PA 55 Regent Place Hockley Birmingham B1 3NJ. Minor material amendment to planning approval 2011/02781/PA to include additional floor space at third floor level within the roof void. 21-02-2017 2017/01353/PA 32 Regent Place City Centre Birmingham B1 3NJ. Listed Building Consent for amendment to the design of approved internal raised walkway and glazed infill roof. 14-02-2017 2017/00887/PA 2-4 Summer Hill Terrace Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3CA. Listed Building Consent for a change of use of commercial offices (Use class B1) into ten 1 no. and 2 no. bedroom apartments (Use class C3). 31-01-2017 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 2016/09339/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 2016/09245/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 2016/07205/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 2017/01394/PA 32 Regent Place City Centre Birmingham B1 3NJ. Non-Material Amendment to approval 2016/01938/ PA for amendment to the design of approved internal raised walkway and glazed infill roof. 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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