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Contents

Inside this month’s issue...

REGULARS

Editorial ........................................................................... 16 News................................................................................. 18 Events .............................................................................. 30 Planning .......................................................................... 34 The Hockley Flyer Pick-up Points Albion Street: Augusta Street:

Fellows Auctioneers

Caroline Street:

Bloc Hotel Otto Wood Fired Pizza

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

NEWS

Charlotte Street:

Domino’s ‘Timeless’ Range Starts Clock Ticking.............. 18

Constitution Hill:

Colour is Trump - the Precious Stone Trends of the Year .18

Travelodge

The Wolf Birmingham

Fleet Street:

Coffin Works

Frederick Street:

1000 Trades Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen AR Bar & Gallery The Button Factory Fredericks Coffee Lounge & Bar NatWest Bank Pen Museum

Ludgate Hill:

Actress & Bishop Locanta Italian Restaurant Stirlings Bar & Restaurant

Royal Visit for WB The Creative Jewellery Group............. 22 The Stylistics, to Headline at The Jam House ................. 23 Deakin & Francis to Open First Flagship Store ............... 23 Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games.................... 23

Moreton Street:

Friends of Key Hill & Warstone Lane Cemetery News...... 24

Newhall Street:

New Dog Control Measures Introduce Tougher Fines...... 24

Spencer Street:

Domino expands into Far Eastern markets...................... 25

St Pauls Square:

HERITAGE ....................................................................... 26

Anchorcert Group (Assay Office) The Queens Arms Guildsman Jewellery Gallery Betts Metal Sales Andersons Bar and Grill RBSA Gallery Saint Kitchen The Rectory Bar St Pauls Club (members only access) St Pauls House The Jam House

Vittoria Street:

The Hive Café & Bakery CooksonGold Birmingham School of Jewellery

‘Renaissance Award’ - Pig & Tail Public House

‘Ugliest’ Building to be Made Good Again

The Boulder Stone Mystery

JQ AT WAR - Elkington & Co. Ltd - Newhall Street........... 28

Vyse Street:

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Hylton Café Weston Beamor

Warstone Lane:

Frank Joiner HS Walsh Warstone Lane Post Office The Red Lion The Rose Villa Tavern Urban JQ

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“Jewellery Quarter Heritage is a vital initiative to ensure that the historic and manufacturing integrity of this world-famous district is respected in a sensitive, dynamic and sustainable way that engages responsibly with the present and future needs of the area.”

Patron: Professor Carl Chinn MBE, Ph.D., FRSA, FBirmSoc., social historian.

Brief also recommended that ‘The building heights are restricted to 6 storeys on the Newhall Street frontage, 5 storeys on corner Charlotte Street and the Whitmore Arm, 4 elsewhere’ and that the ‘site’s importance as a Gateway to the Jewellery Quarter should be emphasised’.

JEWELLERY

QUARTER Planning News: Mr Tyre Planning Application

The Planning Application in Pitsford Street for a massive 7/8 storey high building comprising mainly residential has been withdrawn.

Newhall Square

The Planning application for building 220 flats on the old Museum of Science & Industry in Newhall Street site has been Approved. This is a disappointment as the scheme does not comply with the original Development Brief for the site which intended to link the Jewellery Quarter with the City Centre and included retail, workshops, a ‘jewellery themed’ hotel,

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cafes, and opening up of the Whitford arm of the canal, provision of an open Square for visitors to enjoy, which has now all been ‘lost’. It took a long time to get that ‘Brief’ correct and it is difficult to accept that those expensive hours spent at meetings, etc were all in vain. When the site first came on the market around 70 applications from architects/developers were submitted of which about 80% were just for blocks of flats, which were all ‘binned’ at the time - so why didn’t they just pick one of them, instead of wasting time and money on preparing a Development Brief? The approved scheme does not even appear to comply with the Jewellery Quarter Conservation & Management Plan, nor the Design Guide, which still exist as planning legislation for the Jewellery Quarter - and the

HERITAGE REPORTS

We can produce heritage reports mosly to support the Conservation requirements for planning applications, or prepare a similar document on your building for your interest, especially if it is listed.

When we set up JQ Heritage around five years ago we started a campaign to have more Blue/Brown plaques erected in the Jewellery Quarter after all we have had more famous people here (and still have beautiful buildings) than anywhere else in the world yet we only have about half a dozen plaques. We experienced some difficulties at the time and had to put this on hold, but we now plan to put this right!

Signs on Buildings

Could do with some help from readers - some buildings have original names and/or numbers actually made from terracotta or brick and we hope to draw up a list of these. If you can spot any, please do take a pic of the wording and the building and email it to us. (Not painted signs).

SUPPORT US

Our web-site and this page cost us money and time, your membership fee of £10 annually helps us to continue and hopefully even expand our activities for the Jewellery Quarter.

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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. © 2017 YBA Publications

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My friends and colleagues in the Jewellery Quarter will be pleased to hear that my brand-new replacement pacemaker has been passed as ‘ticking away merrily’ and I need not go for a re-check for twelve months. I have also had a visitor from Birmingham Community Healthcare (NHS) who is being extremely helpful with my mobility problems, especially with the stairs! It is so good to feel that the authorities do care - but you must make a bit of a fuss to get them to take notice in the first place! Apparently, every elderly person should have a NHS ‘Personalised Care Plan’ and regular visits to keep the Plan up to date. If you need any information - either for yourself or an elderly relative, please contact me via email and I will try to help with telephone numbers etc. It was good to hear from my Health Visitor that she had bought both her engagement and wedding rings in the Quarter (from two different shops) and even returned and had her rings ‘cleaned’ at no cost by a third shop and added how impressed she was with the courtesy and quality of service she had received from all three shops. However, she was totally unaware of the existence of our four Museums! I gave her a copy of the latest Hockley Flyer, pointing out events at the different Museums - maybe they should all look at their advertising programmes! We are now ready to go ‘full steam ahead’ with our new series ‘The Jewellery Quarter at War’ through the Jewellery Quarter Heritage pages. Please do support us by joining Jewellery Quarter Heritage, either as a Silver or Gold Member. We are getting a good, but slow, response at the moment. We are having some new Window/door stickers made for Members. Don’t forget, if you have an exciting ‘War’ story please check via email with us to see whether we have your story - don’t miss out - all stories go onto our database and are not forgotten within a short time, as in the case of most of today’s social media! Also of course any stories and press releases are received with great interest and if you would like to invite Mark along, as the ‘local press’ then he will be happy to attend. Our new way of booking advertisements is also proving very popular - take a look yourself!

Marie Haddleton Editor


New features on our web site Trade Directory Jobs

NEW: Employers can list jobs on our site via an easy to follow form, which allows employers to input job details, including job description, location, and add details about their company. Employers can preview their listing before it goes live. After preview, the employer can submit the listing (for approval) or edit it further. Job seekers can fill in candidate name, candidate email, cover letter/message, and an upload field for the candidate to attach their resume/CV file. The employer gets an email notification on each new candidates’ application. Prices from £2.50 for web site advert only, to a simple classified in the magazine to full page display. Order Online. Online Payment via PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer

NEW: Our new Trade Directory is open to all businesses in the Jewellery Quarter.

Basic On-Line Directory Listing is FREE and stays on our site for 365 days, and includes 6 images, space for description, phone number, address, and web site, plus a map, and social media links for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. To keep the directory up to date it will need renewing after 365 days. There is also a contact tab on the bottom where potential customers can send a message to listing owner. Upgrades - for £5 you can have up to 15 images, and a further £5 you can upgrade your listing to Featured - which means your listing will appear on top of regular listings. Order Online. FREE basic entry - Online Payment via PayPal only

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UPDATED: A more comprehensive ordering system online than we offered before, with sizes from 3cm x 1 col to 6cm x 2 col, with prices ranging from £15 for the smallest advert over 3 months to £144 for the largest over 12 months. Adverts appear only in the magazine, which is both printed and available online to read. To order - have your artwork ready* and available to upload to the required size, and pick the corresponding size and number of insertions you require from the drop-down menus on our web site at: www.thehockleyflyer.co.uk/shop/business-pages Payment can also be made at the same time. * Note: if you cannot provide suitable artwork please send us suitable info so we can produce it for you. Online Payment via PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer

Web Sites

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Domino’s ‘Timeless’ Range Starts Clock Ticking to Christmas Retailers seeking ideal Christmas stock need look no further than the recently launched ‘Timeless’ range which is part of the Anthology Collection from Domino. The range comprises four diamond-set line bracelets, four pairs of diamond-set hoop earrings and two necklaces. All pieces are available in 18ct white gold and utilise the same classic ‘line’ style making them ideal for purchase solely or as suites. Retail prices range from £900 to £7,700. The collection has been carefully designed using round brilliant HSi1 diamonds to cover a variety of key carat weights and price points and to give the consumer real choice. All designs come in guaranteed

Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

minimum carat weights ranging from 0.50ct up to 3.00ct for bracelets; 1.70ct to 2.50ct for necklaces and 0.15ct to 0.40ct for earrings. Illusion settings enhance diamond content: However, thanks to the range’s clever illusion setting of the stones the diamond content appears greater than it actually is, so much so that 0.50ct bracelet has the appearance of a 1.0ct bracelet and a 2.00ct design the appearance of a 4.00ct one and so on. “We believe that this range is a must-have for retailers and not simply for Christmas. Its classic lines, the quality of its manufacture and the fact that it has real wow factor when being worn make it a terrific staple which we believe has a truly timeless and universal appeal,” says Chantelle Serrell-Cooke, marketing co-ordinator at Domino. Timeless is one of ten distinct stories within Domino’s Anthology

Collection. For full details visit www. dominojewellery.com and check out the digital brochure which features all the designs and comes complete with immediate online pricing for Domino stockists. https://www.dominojewellery.com/lookbook.

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Inhorgenta Munich 2018 Colour is Trump - the Precious Stone Trends of the Year Sparkling diamonds, bright coloured gemstones, shimmering pearls - every year at the Inhorgenta Munich hall C1 “Carat” turns into a fantastic treasure trove. From February 16 to 19, 2018, around 200 exhibitors will present the finest gemstones and diamonds in their most beautiful facets. “Even if gemstones are too valuable to inspire only for one season, there are certain preferences among the end consumers, depending on the specifications of the fashion world,” says Stefanie Mändlein, project manager at Inhorgenta Munich. “Colour trends trend every year in fashion from Paris, Milan and New York”, confirms

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Aquamarine, © Arnoldi International

Alexander Arnoldi of the Idar-Obersteiner company of the same name. In fact, the trend nuances proclaimed every year by the US colour organization Pantone have a big impact on the preferred gems. The contenders for the Pantone colours for 2018 are Yves Klein Blue, Millennial Pink and Papaya Orange. The Inhorgenta Munich 2018 shows these tones in gemstones.

Blue is a favourite companion

Nicole Ripp, Managing Director of the Idar-Obersteiner Grinder Groh + Ripp says: “I’m a big fan of Yves Klein. Did you know that he painted with crushed lapis? Our best Lapis comes from Afghanistan and is steel blue without pyrite inclusions - a dream for any connoisseur of opaque stones. “Arnoldi also wants to present the azure-blue in gemstone at the Inhorgenta Munich 2018.”The aquamarine with its varied nuances is a popular companion of the fashion industry for many years,” says Alexander Arnoldi.

A painting as inspiration

Paul Wild from Kirschweiler enjoys a worldwide reputation as a supplier of rare coloured gemstones. Markus Wild, head of the family business in the third generation, was inspired by the painting “Paradise Garden” by the painter Henri Rousseau to create a unique collection of gemstones. “We

were looking for an inspiration that expresses nature, romance and joie de vivre,” says Markus Wild, “then we discovered the artwork of Rousseau.” The team of Paul Wild translated the tones and moods of the painting into fantastic gemstone sets and sets, all at the same time Some of the trimmings in rich jungle green and tropical blue are a perfect match for the trendy colours, and our proposals are in line with the floral trend in design that permeates all shades. Now, greens in all sorts of nuances are most in demand. But rosé and light blue are in great demand too. “The company’s bestsellers are Paraíba tourmalines from Brazil and Mozambique, spinels from Tajikistan and Tanzania and Tsavorite from Kenya.

Colour joy of the customers increases

The advantage of the gems is that there are these wonders of nature in all the colours of the rainbow. So, there is the right gem for each colour trend. “At Millennial Pink I think of a particularly beautiful couple of unheated sapphires from Madagascar - a dream. And with Papaya Orange, I think of Padparadscha directly. Its name comes from the Sinhalese and denotes the colour of the lotus flower. It’s a corundum of outright beauty and an exotic delicacy among connoisseurs, “says Nicole Ripp. “The colour joy of the customers increases,” observes Ann Michelle Althöfer of

Karl Faller and continues: “Untreated coloured sapphires sell very well, in particular our offer of multicolour sapphires in pastel shades is very well received.”

Raw material for new jewellery dreams

Single stones in soft pink, light green or light blue are also in great demand. And Alexandre Hahn, managing director of the Düsseldorf-based company Gerhard Hahn, relies on a gemstone specialty that exists in numerous shades of colour: “We push the spinel, because we consider it the stone of the future. It shows high brilliance and a fantastic colour spectrum and is offered untreated by us. “Arnoldi occupies further trend colours with his offer at the Inhorgenta Munich:” The refreshingly green, Scandinavian Peridot, which is only grinded from old, Norwegian stocks, is a rare highlight of the colour world. At the same time, Chrysoberyl, coming from Brazil, is setting new trends for the lime trend, especially with its exceptionally high refraction.” “No matter what your favourite colour is. The extensive range of Inhorgenta Munich leaves nothing to be desired “, Stefanie Mändlein is convinced. “Here exhibitors from the neighbouring halls as well as visitors will find the raw material for new jewellery dreams for the coming season 2018.”

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The Duke, Patrick Fuller (back), Mark Thomas (right) with Stephen Derby a CNC Operator in the Wedding Ring Cell

Royal Visit for WB The Creative Jewellery Group

WB The Creative Jewellery Group was delighted to welcome his Royal Highness the Duke of Kent to its manufacturing facility in Birmingham on 21st September. The Duke visited the company as part of a day-long visit to the City. He was accompanied by Simon Topman The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands, John Hudson, High Sherriff of West Midlands and The Lord Mayor of Birmingham Ms Anne Underwood. The Group was taken on a tour of the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility by Operations Director Mark Thomas who showed the party the many different processes involved in creating the precious diamond and gem-set jewellery in gold and platinum for which the company is well known. The Duke, who had never previously visited a jewellery manufacturing facility, expressed interest in all the processes which were demonstrated to him. During the tour he was introduced to Stephen Derby who operates a CNC machine within the company’s prize-winning Wedding Ring Cell; Eleanor Inglefield a diamond setter who joined the company as an apprentice some three years ago and Tracey Painter, who works as an Assay Marker within the Group’s in-house Assay Sub-Office which is part of The Assay Office Birmingham by which she is employed.

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Charles Brooks, a trainee mounter, who is currently just finishing his first year of a Level Two Diploma in Jewellery Manufacture at The British Academy of Jewellery (previously Holt’s Academy) actually shook hands with the Duke and spoke to him about his work. “He asked what I was doing so I explained I was filing the side of a ring after it had been sized. Then I showed him a before and after example. He watched closely and seemed interested. I really wasn’t expecting to be introduced and was just glad that I had cleaned my bench before he arrived,” Brooks said. “ I t h i n k T h e D u ke wa s ve r y impressed with what he saw,” says Mark Thomas. “He was clearly surprised by the high levels of skills which he saw demonstrated by our staff and by the sophistication of the

The Duke and Tracey Painter from the Sub-Office of The Assay Office which is situated within WB’s premises

technologies employed. At one point when I showed him a casting tree he commented that there must be plenty of opportunities during the process for things to go wrong. I responded that we had had 70 years to perfect it – which made him laugh.” Patrick Fuller, Joint Chairman of The Group, who with his wife Vivian and their fellow directors entertained His Royal Highness and other guests to a light lunch said: “It was a great honour in our 70th anniversary year to be able to show the Duke how our jewellery is made.”

The Duke meeting trainee mounter Charles Brooks


News

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Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Stylistics, to Headline at The Jam House Grammy nominated hit sensations, The Stylistics, will be headlining at the Jam House, on 15 November 2017 with their back catalogue of Soul masterpieces. They are one of the most iconic and best-selling soul groups in history, achieving huge chart success in the 1970s with twelve consecutive R&B top ten hits. First forming in 1968, the group consists of singers Russell

Deakin & Francis to Open First Flagship Store After 230 years of designing and manufacturing the finest cufflinks and accessories, Deakin & Francis is set to unveil their very first flagship store on 1st November. Based in Piccadilly Arcade, London the iconic store will be filled with an

Thompkins, Jr., Herb Murrell, Airrion Love, James Smith, and James Dunn. John Bunce, General Manager at The Jam House, comments: “It’s always a fantastic and packed night when The Stylistics play the Jam House and I’m sure this year will be no different. They were such ‘hitmonsters’ in the ‘seventies that every song they play creates a cheer from the crowd. Everyone loves them!” The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breath-taking, plying everyone with the hits that made them a household name. It’s a show not to be missed!

array of classic and quirky cufflinks, jewellery and luxury accessories; offering something for every passion. A real family affair, brothers Henry & James Deakin are the seventh generation to manage the brand, which is a great example of craftsmanship at its best, employing tools and traditions passed down from one generation to the next. As the next natural step for the quintessentially British brand, the boutique store will look to convey the firm’s

Councillor Ian Ward (Interim Leader for Birmingham City Council) has agreed with The Hockley Flyer that all medals/badges etc for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games should be manufactured in Birmingham’s renowned Jewellery Quarter. NB the team behind Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games are still confident of Birmingham hosting the Games despite being told their proposals are ‘not fully complaint’ although there is no reason given why they do not comply. The ‘closing date’ for bids has been extended until end of November. Cllr Ward also re-assured us that all the medals to be awarded at next year’s World Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham are also being manufactured in the Jewellery Quarter.

impressive heritage and craftsmanship through a carefully crafted interior whilst also offering a luxurious setting for customers to immerse themselves in whist they browse the full collection. “We are immensely proud to be opening our first flagship store – it’s taken 230 years to get to this point! Our brand is going from strength to strength and we are incredibly grateful that our customer base is growing every day all over the world, so there really couldn’t be a better time for us to open a store,” Henry Deakin, Managing Director. “We want to make visiting our store an unforgettable, welcoming experience – offering a mix of luxury, sophistication and of course, some unexpected D&F twists! The shop will be the ideal, central location to bring our products to life; offering immense choice and exceptional service. It will also allow us to offer a stylish, central venue for customers – both consumer and trade – to come and meet with us. There are even plans to have a unique gin bar upstairs – it wouldn’t be a Deakin & Francis shop without a good tipple!”

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News

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New Dog Control Measures Introduce Tougher Fines

Some of the Friends’ volunteers proudly wearing their brand-new lapel badges with pride.

Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery Latest News Clean-up Day 15th October.

The weather was kind for the Friends’ volunteers on the Clean-up

Day on 15th October and everyone enjoyed pleasant company and the satisfaction of helping make these Listed Cemeteries spick and span.

Badges for the Friends For the first time ever, the Friends now have their own lapel badges, which have been designed and manufactured by Fattorini’s of Regent Street. This was part of a deal where Fattorini’s have become the first-ever Corporate Member of the group and the Friends would like to express their grateful thanks to Greg Fattorini (and Pam Groves who designed the badge), the badge gives the Friends a sense of identity. Amongst the many items manufactured by Fattorini are badges and Greg Fattorini states: “Whether you have a requirement to identify or reward your staff, promote your company or products, or present a positive corporate image, we are confident in being able to satisfy your precise badge requirements’. If you would like to become a Member of the Friends, please contact Jacqui Fielding on email friends-khwl-cem@outlook.com

New dog control Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) come into effect across Birmingham from 20 October 2017, with increased fines for dog owners who fail to control or pick up after their pets. In March 2014, five Dog Control Orders came into effect across the city, which were effective tools in dealing with the minority of dog owners who fail to keep their pets under control. However, due to changes imposed by the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, these orders ceased to be, with effect from 20 October 2017 and have been replaced by PSPOs - with fines for offences increased from £80 to £100. This move follows public consultation over the summer (26 June to 7 August 2017), and approval by Licensing and Public Protection Committee last month (13 September 2017). Birmingham City Council receives thousands of complaints about dog control issues: In 2016 officers received 3,115 complaints ranging from stray or aggressive dogs to owners not clearing up after their pets, resulting in 528 warning letters and 27 fixed penalty notices being issued by our dog wardens. The five orders currently in place make it an offence for a dog owner or anyone in charge of a dog to: 1. Not remove their dog’s waste; Not keep their dogs on a lead on roads, footways and adjoining verges 2. Allow their dog into clearly demarcated children’s play areas or school land 3. Not place their dogs on a lead when asked to by an authorised officer; 4. Take more than four dogs at a time onto any public land. 5. Failure to respond to a fixed penalty notice can result in prosecution. There will be exceptions for assistance dogs.

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Domino expands into Far Eastern markets Domino jewellery has recently dispatched £500,000 worth of Britishmade gold and platinum, semi-set jewellery and diamond ring mounts to new customers in Australia, Japan and Taiwan. The orders are the result of a sales trip made earlier this year by the company’s Sales and Marketing Director, Andrew Sollitt and Overseas Sales Co-ordinator, Emma Darnell. “We were absolutely delighted with the interest which our products generated during this trip and are now reaping the rewards. It is extremely gratifying to be able to sell Britishmade product to the Far East, which some might think is a bit like selling coals to Newcastle; however, we have found that our company’s long exper-

tise in the production of platinum and 18ct gold and the high-quality of our designs is very much appreciated by overseas buyers. We are optimistic that this is just the start in terms of developing further overseas business for the company,” says the company’s Chairman, Patrick Fuller. Domino has recently invested heavily in training a number of dia-

mond micro-setters in Birmingham which has allowed its prize-winning design team to introduce more unique designs incorporating decorative small stones. It is a move which has clearly been appreciated not only by its many customers in the UK and Europe but also, as these recent Far Eastern orders prove, by jewellers much further afield.

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Heritge Heritage

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‘Renaissance Award’ - Pig & Tail Public House

Courtesy - www.birminghamcivicsociety.org.uk

On Monday 16 October 2017, the Pig & Tail Public House in the Jewellery Quarter, hosted the unveiling of its Renaissance Award The Pig & Tail competed against some strong competition, which included The Birmingham Assay Office and Gas Retort.

The event hosts Birmingham Civic Society, unveiled a Renaissance Award for “Outstanding Design, Engineering, Execution and Performance.” Cllr Philip Davis, Jewellery Quarter Development Trust chair, commented: “This ceremony marks the rescue and transformation of a piece of Jewellery Quarter history – the old George & Dragon boozer – into the Pig & Tail Public House. Internally it is much changed, but in finding a new use as an attractive bar with flats above, the owners and City planners have brought new life to a once decaying

The original ‘George & Dragon’ sign is still visible on the building in the stonework above the door on the right.

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19th century building and brought it to life for residents and visitors to enjoy.” Kartar Consulting have had the privilege of overseeing the project by providing Quantity Surveyor and Project Management services. For Gurbinder Sandhu, Kartar Consulting Director, the former George and Dragon project is more than just an ordinary project: “Taking on a project like this not just helping to improve local area but also it helps to expose city heritage. We are really honoured that the Pig & Tail has been awarded with such a prestigious prize, as we put lots of passion and effort to make sure that this venue will once again look like it did in its glorious times.” Editor’s note: The original ‘George & Dragon’ sign is still visible on the building and this is the pub which Kathleen Dayus’ books made famous. It is where as a child she used to sing outside and beg for pennies to help feed herself and her siblings in the early 1900’s. A monument to her stands in the Dayus Square.


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The Boulder Stone Mystery Further to the story of the Arenig boulder in The Hockley Flyer No.345 in April 2014, a recent walk down Warstone Lane set me thinking, is that really the same boulder stone? The original article says, ‘has now been removed to the Hockley Hill Recreation Ground, a gift from Mr. Norman Chamberlain, with a proviso that should the Ground be closed permanently at any time, the Boulder is to be transferred to one of the city parks for exhibition.’

Building with cladding, (Pic by Neil Smith)

‘Ugliest’ Building to be Made Good Again.

For nearly a quarter of a century No. 36 Hylton Street has been known as ‘The ugliest building in the Jewellery Quarter - this is because the owner at the time Bracelon Ltd covered the frontage in stone cladding, which was quite ‘trendy’ at that time. However, Neil Smith of R J Smith (31 Northampton Street - previously Tenby Street North) has recently acquired this building for restoration/redevelopment and has told The Hockley Flyer that as part of the restoration, he intends to remove this cladding. Neil Smith comments: ‘”We purchased the property in July 2015 and began looking at restoration and acquiring planning permission for its conversion into six self-contained office suites in 2016. We appointed Graybuild Ltd, based in Halesowen, as the contractor earlier this year and work commenced on October 1st, 2017. The original plan was to bring symmetry back to the building by adding and relocating all the windows to the front aspect, but unfortunately structural restrictions uncovered during

the internal demolition work has meant that we cannot achieve our original goal. However new timber sash windows and some re-alignment will restore the building closer to its original design. The most important thing is that the awful ‘Coronation Street’ style cladding will be removed in the next couple of weeks and replaced with a rendered finish which will then bring the whole building back into line with the general Hylton St. and Jewellery Quarter street scene. We were hoping to restore the original brickwork but fear that it has been ‘scored’ beyond repair during the application of the cladding. We have undertaken additional internal structural work in order to achieve six open plan offices whilst working around the integral framework of the building and trying to retain as many original characteristics as possible, such as original brick walls and fireplaces. The property is lucky enough to enjoy quite a large courtyard at the rear of the property, overlooking Key Hill Cemetery, which we are landscaping and making accessible to all units. Although we will not be relocating our family business into any of the units itself, Hylton St is where I began working in the school holidays for my father, Raymond Smith, over 40 years

One would assume the Boulder stone in Warstone Lane was the same one, it looks similar until I reread the size: length 6ft 4in, width 6ft 2in, and height 3ft 9in. The actual measurements of the Warstone Lane Boulder Stone are: length 3ft, width 2ft 10in, and height 2ft 9in. The shape of the stone is similar but seems to have shrunk, or as we jokingly thought the men in the original photo were all quite small. This raises the question, just where did the Warstone Lane Boulder stone come from - and where did the original Arenig boulder (which is nearly twice as big) end up?

ago at the tender age of 11 years old, so it is quite nostalgic for me. The project is likely to be complete by February 2018.” Neil Smith, R J Smith Ltd Manufacturers of Bespoke Gentlemen’s Jewellery Tel: +44 121 233 2160 November 2017

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Elkington & Co. Ltd - Newhall Street Elkington and Co of Newhall Street perfected a process known as etectroforming, which uses an electrical current to coat a mould with silver. This process was used to create the Wimbledon Rosewater dish in 1864. The company was founded in the 1830s and at its peak employed more than 2,500 workers.

Wimbledon Trophies

The winners of both the Men’s Trophy and the Ladies’ Championship Plate, also known as the Rosewater Dish, were made by silversmiths Elkington and Co. The firm was called on again years later when the All England Tennis Club needed a new Men’s trophy, the previous two having both been given to William Renshaw when he twice won the tournament three times in succession. When silverware went out of fashion in the 20th Century the firm’s fortunes declined. It was taken over in 1963 and its factory in The Jewellery Quarter closed down - all that remains is a doorway and a blue plaque. Partof te building was used as The Museum of Science & Industry until this was sold.

A Record of Achievement

‘Figures may speak for themselves, but they can never tell the whole story. The history of Elkington’s war effort is one of resolution, energy and sacrifice. In writing of their achievements, however, facts must be given pride of place. The manufacture of no fewer than fifty-five different war weapon parts was undertaken by this firm. Here arc some of them : 1,071,874 Sten Machine Carbine Magazines; 505,784 Bren Gun Magazines; 33,450,742 Fuse Bodies and Parts; 10,500,000 Ball Races for

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Making Elkington Plate before the war, 1936. (Source Goldsmith’s Hournal April 1936)

Gravity Conveyors; 1,265,000 Parts for Turret Guns for Aircraft; 770,000 ‘Hercules’ Engine Baffle Plates and Parts; 1,168,641 Rifle Butt Plates and Traps; 48,000 Spitfire Ribs No.13; 12,824 ‘Torus’ Flame Throwers - In all, some 64 million parts or finished weapons were manufactured at Elkington’s factories, and the production of certain war materials still continues. At the outbreak of War no time was lost in getting down to war work in earnest. Early in December, 1939, Elkington & Co. Ltd. began to make war materials, and in ten months their peace-time production of Electroplated Silverware had ceased altogether. It was not an easy task. Unskilled workers had to be found and trained. More machinery had to be introduced. The capacity of toolrooms had to be doubled, and such unfamiliar jobs as acetylene welding, spot, and seam welding, had to be undertaken at the shortest possible notice. At the beginning of 1941, more floor space had to be found for the manufacture of Spitfire parts. The demand for fighter aircraft was at its height, and the Directors felt called upon to make a decision which must have, and did, cause them some distress. Every available inch of space was already being used, with the exception of the showroom with its magnificent display of silverware. This Showroom was known throughout the British Isles, and had been visited by a host of notabilities from all walks of life, including Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort. But the Directors decided that it would have to go; and

so the exhibition room which had attracted visitors from all over the world became the scene of the manufacture of vital parts for the Spitfire. Such was the energy and high level of technical skill displayed by this firm that in October, 1942, the Ministry of Supply requisitioned a new factory for them outside the danger area of Birmingham. This was for a secret job in connection with aircraft. In exactly one month, men, materials and machinery had been removed from existing workshops, and were in operation on the new site. Permission was then given to increase the area and double the output. During the same month the factory was bombed, and an oil bomb struck the offices and finished-warehouse, destroying the entire finished stock of electro-plate. But the damage, fortunately, was slight, and the production was unaffected. The supply of bayonets, Bofors gun parts, petrol and oil tanks for Typhoon aircraft, Radar equipment and depth charge washers continued to feed the fighting services. The change-over from War to Peace is now being carried out with the same spirit and determination as was shown in 1939. Difficulties are many - skilled labour is hard to obtain; but supplies of Elkington Plate - table spoons and forks, dessert spoons and forks and tea spoons, dual-purpose knives, tea sets, casserole dishes, etc.are now available in limited quantities both for the Home and Export Markets. Elkington & Co., Ltd. hope that it will not be long before they are once more able to meet the demands throughtout the world’.


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Events

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Exhibitions

 NOVEMBER On Now - 18 Nov COLOUR AND FORM - WILLIAM GEAR (1915-1997)

A celebration of work by William Gear (1915-1997) that explores his key role in developing and promoting abstract art within Birmingham and across the UK. We are delighted to include in this show artworks from Gear’s estate that have never been exhibited.This event has been funded by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art .

On Now - 18 Nov EQUIVALENT 8

An exhibition of 64 abstract and semi-abstract sculptures, paintings, and drawings by 8 RBSA Members: Viv Astling, Steve Evans, Malcolm Franklin, Jo Naden, Jenny Ryrie, Michael Sadler, George Taylor, and David Walton. This exhibition will run alongside the show in Gallery 1 of artworks by abstract artist William Gear (1915-1997), providing an excellent opportunity to see a range of artworks of this type from the RBSA’s past and present.

On Now- 27 Jan STARLIGHT

Blast off into a galaxy far away with Startlight, an exhibition exploring the spectacle and wonders of outer space. From jewellery inspired by meteorites and shooting stars through to spaceage ceramics and ethereal glass, this exhibition offers an opportunity for stargazing right in the heart of Brum!

On Now- 18 Nov BRIAN FLETCHER RBSA

Explore the many different qualities of paint in this selection of mixed-media and impasto paintings. Solo show

On Now- - 18 Nov DENNIS MINCHIN RBSA

Hold on to summer with this colourful display of bright and beautiful floral studies in acrylics and oil. Solo show.

On Now - 18 Nov BOTANICA

Elaine Hind RBSA. Detailed and delicate porcelain vessels and sculptural pieces inspired by the forms, patterns, and colour of plant life. Solo show

23 - 23 Dec MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES 2017

About this exhibition - For over 200 years the diverse practices of the RBSAs Members and Associates have been displayed in this annual exhibition, including the work of those newly elected this year.

 DECEMBER 30 - 10 Feb StArt 2017-2018

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 DECEMBER 02 QUICK PORTRAITS BY JOHN DAVENPORT RBSA AND XIAOMEI GRIFFITHS ARBSA

@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Have your portrait sketched by two of our professional portrait artists! Booking essential. To book a slot please contact the gallery on 0121 236 4353 for card payment or send us a cheque made payable to ‘RBSA’. Price Free, Suggested £10.

Auctions

 NOVEMBER 09 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 11:00 am - An auction of antique and modern jewellery 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 THE DESIGNER COLLECTION

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

21 ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES AUCTION

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

28 THE WATCH SALE

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

30 JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

30 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

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

 DECEMBER 02 VINTAGE JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES AUCTION

Original artwork by RBSA artists all priced at £300 and under – a great starting point for budding art collectors and much less stressful than the January sales! Call for entries - How to enter - see RBSA web site - deadline Wednesday 29 November. This exhibition is exclusively open to RBSA Members and Associates.

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

 NOVEMBER

11 WATCHES AND WATCH PARTS

Demonstrations

18 DEMONSTRATIONS BY EQUIVALENT 8 EXHIBITORS

@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Join the artists featured in Equivalent 8 to gain insights into how they made their work and brought the exhibition together. Free, drop-in session, no need to book. To coincide with the Equivalent 8 Group exhibition.

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07 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

@ 11:00 am - An auction of antique and modern jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers @ 10:00 am - An auction of watches and watch parts at Fellows Auctioneer

14 JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

14 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

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

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Events

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

Live Entertainment  NOVEMBER

09 THE JEEPS

Indie legends, ‘The Jeeps’ re-form for “one-night-only” to play the Jam House - their first show in over five years! Their own tours have seen them headline the 02 Academy, Covent Gardens Rock Garden, Cargo and the world famous Marquee Club.

10 KAGOULE / CATHOLIC ACTION

Birmingham Promoters present: Kagoule - Nottingham trio blend post-punk, progressive indie, and ballistic originality. Catholic Action - are a product of Glasgow’s famously fertile music scene but have won fans across the UK thanks to their peerless pop masterpieces.

10 & 11 The SUBTERRANEANS

The SUBS rock the Jam House on every visit with their powerful selection of Massive Rock Anthems from the likes of U2, the Stones, Queen, and even the Kaiser Chiefs!

11 SON OF DAVE

Birmingham Promoters present: Son of Dave - With songs featured on Breaking Bad and Bloodline, the one and only harmonica and beatbox blues maverick is back with his new album.

12 BEER BLUE’S SUNDAYS

Introducing Beer Blue’s Sundays, every second Sunday of the month. For our first edition The Zoe Green band will be gracing our stage with support from Ritchie Dave Porter.

14 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 drummer Neil Bullock.

15 The STYLISTICS

PhillySound Hitmakers, the Stylistics, return to the Jam House on with their back catalogue of Soul masterpieces. They are one of the most iconic and best selling soul groups in history. The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breathtaking, plying everyone with the hits that made them a household name. It’s a show not to be missed!

15 WILL BLACK

Experience an epic 2.5 hour acoustic rock performance from Canadian musician Will Black as he features songs from his original album ‘Dangerously Close’, plus rock classics you love. Will hosts Meet & Greet with friends & fans for 90 mins before the show. Admission is included in ticket purchase – everyone is VIP!

16 LatinMotion presents DEL CAMINO

There is a distinct Latin vibe to the Jam House this evening 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.

17 WIDOWSPEAK + special guests

Birmingham Promoters present: Brooklyn based dream pop quartet release their 4th album Expect The Best in August.

17 & 18 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

18 NO PEDALS ATTACHED

‘No Pedals Attached’ is an exploration of music from the late renaissance through to the 20th century played on triple strung, double strung and wire-strung harps. The programme

will encompass music from the British Isles, France, Germany and Italy, featuring works either written for the harp or Robin’s own transcriptions. The programme is set to include works by Giovanni Maria Trabaci, Johann Jacob Froberger, Sophia Corri, Jacques Ibert, and Jakez Francois.

18 THE MODFATHERS LIVE

All you Jam/Paul Weller fans in Birmingham, its going to be another packed night here at ‘The Actress & Bishop’ so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment and save money.

19 AN AUDIENCE WITH ASH SHEEHAN PLUS GUESTS

Grandmaster Ash (Ash Sheehan) of The Twang and Dead Sea Skulls is back for his resident night at The Actress and Bishop… joined by a roster of top local talent. Live music starts from 19:30

21 JAZZLINES presents ...CHRIS BOWDEN’S QUARTET

Intense, inventive and inspirational music that embodies the heart and soul of jazz. Alto saxophonist Chris Bowden, Steve Tromans (piano), Tom Clarke-Hill (bass) and Miles Levin (drums) are on top form, performing newly written Bowden compositions with a rare intuition and understanding.

23 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.

23 JIM WHITE / CICADA RHYTHM

Birmingham Promoters present: Jim White - A mindbending joy ride of sonic influences ft a bevy of Athens, GA roots musicians, west coast indie darlings Dead Rock West & rock and roll maverick Holly Golightly. Cicada Rhythm - Born and raised in Georgia, this talented pair imitates and modernizes folk music to a rejuvenating degree.

24 MODEL AEROPLANES

Birmingham Promoters present: Dundee quartet have worked their way into the nation’s pop psyche, supporting the likes of The View, Twin Atlantic, Little Comets.

24 & 25 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

25 REWS, THE HUNGRY GHOSTS, ED GEATER – BIRMINGHAM REVIEW WINTER SHOWCASE

A showcase from some of the best bands and performers Birmingham Review has worked with across 2017. Rews, The Hungry Ghosts, Ed Geater – three of the best bands/performers on the UK’s live circuit today.

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

28 - 2 Dec THE HIRED MAN

Book by Melvynn Bragg, music and Lyrics by Howard Goodall. The Hired Man is an English Musical that follows the enduring love between John Tallentire and his only love, Emily. Through the trials of the early 20th century from the hard farm lands of the north to the war-torn trenches of the Great War, this musical rendering of a true classic will be loved by all. Presented by Night Project Theatre in association with Blue Orange Arts. November 2017

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29 The SNOW BALL

The Snowball is a Property For Kids charity event where the guests pay a modest entry fee but have to bring a Christmas Present wrapped for a girl or boy and these presents are distributed by the Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid. The bands playing are Hot Property and Under Construction.

29 WHITE ROOM

Sonic Gun Concerts presents - White Room. Following from a highly successful summer of festivals including Isle of Wight, Y Not, and Reading and Leeds, where they earned plaudits for their enigmatic and raucous live sets, White Room takes to The Actress & Bishop for a headline show.

30 WILKIE COLLINS “THE RED VIAL” LAUNCH AND PERFORMANCE

Celebrating the publication of Wilkie Collins’s sensational gothic drama, The Red Vial, Francis Boutle Publishers invite you to a free book launch and drinks reception followed by short thrilling excerpts from the play. Taking place in Birmingham’s Coffin Works, the Victorian candlelit setting provides an eery space for Collins’s venture into the theatrical uncanny.

30 URBAN INTRO

Jam House favourite, Urban Intro make a welcome return with a new and even stronger line-up, performing hits from the likes of Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake to classics from Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, & even CeCe Peniston.

 DECEMBER 01 EMBER WEIR / SUNDAY 44

Birmingham Promoters present: Ember Weir - Born out of the ashes of their previous band, Ember Weir continue where they left off, bringing forward big symphonic riffs, coupled with the softest ballads. Sunday 44 - Referred to as “the future of metal”, Sunday 44 have been tearing through the West Midlands gigging circuit since 2013. With their debut self-titled EP they continue to fly the flag for all new metal bands out there.

01 & 02 DETROIT SOUL COLLECTIVE

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

05 & 06 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

05 - 08 SLEEPING BEAUTY

The wicked fairy Carabosse is mightily miffed when she and her naughty feline accomplice Spindleshanks don’t get an invite to the royal christening. Can brave Fairy Peaceful save Princess Aurora from the sleeping spell and keep her safe for her dream prince?

07, 08 & 09 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

08 SEBASTIAN TREE

Birmingham Promoters present: Sebastian Tree. Following a sold out show at The Cuban Embassy in September, Sebastian Tree returns to Birmingham this December.

09 & 10 A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS

The Theatre Collective Presents – “A Holly Jolly Christmas” A Festive celebration of the Golden Era of Hollywood, featuring all of your favourite Christmas classics, and suitable for the whole family. Join us as we pay tribute to the Greatest Stars of the MGM years, and start your holiday with a Song and Dance!

11, 12 & 13 BEAT BROTHERS

The Beat Brothers are a professional four piece of musicians, who play a funky & upbeat collection of classic soul, anthems, and current faves. They really know how to party!

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14, 15 & 16 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.

16 MR CHARLES DICKENS NARRATES ANOTHER CHRISTMAS CAROL

A Christmas performance by ‘Don’t Go Into The Cellar’; Victorian theatre with bite! Mr Charles Dickens is pleased to invite you all to a public reading of this previously-undiscovered festive tale. Learn of the curious Christmas spent by Mr Gabriel Grubb, of his tumultuous tumble through time, and of the miscellany of fools and phantoms he encountered thereat. Please be aware that this performance is NOT SUITABLE for children under the age of 12, due to the subject matter.This performance will take place at the Coffin Works, in one of its heritage spaces. It’s advisable to wear coats as rooms can be chilly. No food or drink allowed.

Networking  NOVEMBER

27 MAKER MONDAY WITH MARC SILK, VOICE OF JOHNNY BRAVO AND MORE

We’re delighted to welcome renowned voice actor Marc Silk to this month’s Maker Monday. You will have heard his voice around the world in Films, TV Shows, Games and Cartoons.

29 RETHINKING DOMESTIC DESIGN SYMPOSIUM

For this Symposium, Ambiguous Implements’ artists Nuala Clooney and Rachael Colley will host a symposium exploring the theme of Rethinking Domestic Design. The event brings together recent graduates from the fields of jewellery, metal work and ceramics to discuss the development of their practice post-education.

29 THE TECHWORK- FREE SEMINAR AND NETWORKING

This is your invitation to join us at the next Technology Network event. This exclusive event is for business-to-business SMEs based in Birmingham, Solihull, the Black Country, Staffordshire and the Marches only. We have 50 members so far (membership and all events are fully funded) and we are rapidly growing.

29 MMF/MPG TRIBES MUSIC INDUSTRY – PLUS PANEL!

Join Fat Penguin Management, the Music Managers Forum, the Music Producers Guild and Birmingham’s local music community and grow your network. With opportunities to meet with Managers, Producers, Artists, Labels, Accountants, Lawyers, Publishers and Agents this will be a great opportunity to make new contacts.

30 OUT OF OFFICE XXXVI

Out of Office is back in November and this time we’re going traditional. For the first time, we’re visiting The Queen’s Arms on Newhall Street. Out of Office is the informal networking event for gay professionals in Birmingham. No speeches, no presentations, just a friendly atmosphere in the city’s newest and best bars where you’ll be introduced to fellow professionals and workers.

30 BUILDING BRUM: THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

Chetwoods are hosting an evening to explore the concept of a circular economy. What is a circular economy? What are the benefits versus the traditional “take, make and dispose” linear economy? We will look at how businesses, and in particular the construction industry in Birmingham, might benefit from a circular economy. 43-47 Vittoria St

 DECEMBER 07 1000 TRADES BUSINESS NETWORKING

Come along to our informal networking event at 1000 Trades Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen and chat with ambitious businesses like yours. A fabulous opportunity to make valuable connections. This is a fun, friendly and free event


 NOVEMBER

11 SILVER BANGLE JEWELLERY WORKSHOP

Join designer maker Grace Page to make a stylish and unique silver bangle using simple techniques and learn new skills in jewellery making.This workshop is suitable for adults only. Tickets £50 per person, cost includes materials and refreshments. Prebooking is essential. Book tickets by calling 0121 348 8263

12 ABSTRACT PRINTS

@2.00pm - 4.00pm Workshop with Karoline Rerrie, Friend of the RBSA. To coincide with the exhibition of work by William Gear in Gallery 1, Karoline will show you how to draw, cut, and print abstract designs using block printing techniques. A great introduction for those new to block printing. Booking essential. This workshop is suitable for children aged 6 to 12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited to 8 children. £7 per child.

12 LEARNING CALLIGRAPHY SESSION

@ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 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 although bringing along your own equipment is fine.

15 INTRODUCTORY, INTERACTIVE, INDUSTRY DAY

This workshop is intended to educate and inspire delegates 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 day 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. Ticket price: £135 +VAT per delegate

21 EXPOSED - DIAMOND SIMULANTS, SYNTHETICS AND TREATMENTS

This is a hands on course designed for those who have a basic understanding of diamonds. This one day course gives delegates a chance to see and handle diamond simulants, synthetics and treated diamonds giving them confidence in identifying them in the retail environment. £275 per delegate + vat.

22 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

28 UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES

This one day interactive training course takes an in depth look at some of the most important coloured stones used in jewellery, including sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tanzanite. Delegates will gain a good commercial understanding of these stones and 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

29 UNDERSTANDING JEWELLERY VALUATIONS

This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in the value of jewellery. This includes retailers, pawnbrokers, auctioneers and those involved in consumer complaints or insurance replacement. It is expected that delegates have some experience of jewellery and gemstones. The intensive one day course will give delegates confidence and knowledge, providing an understanding of the methodology and many different approaches required to produce a fair jewellery valuation, appropriate to its intended use. £225 per delegate + vat

30 POPUP PAINTING

Unleash your creativity with PopUp Painting, wine glass in one hand hand, paint brush in the other. No experience needed! Perfect for friends, dates and team-building. Come along

and Drink, Paint, Create! Tonights theme - Paint Starry Night over Birmingham

30 ALL BOOKED UP MARKETING WORKSHOP FOR MICRO ENTREPRENEURS

Are you one of the many micro business owners out there suffering in silence? Not booking the new clients you want or need? Unsure of the exact strategies to take in order to Get All Booked Up? Success follows clues but finding the clues is sometimes difficult.

 DECEMBER 12 EFFECTIVE MARKETING FOR JEWELLERY DESIGNER MAKERS

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.

13 HOW TO BECOME AN ETHICAL JEWELLER

Wanting to create jewellery that is not responsible for any exploitation people or the planet is a powerful call to action. This course has been designed to help you become an Ethical Jeweller or Jewellery Company by providing you with the essential information required to create a strategy for change.

15 JEWELLERY RETAIL: MARKETING FOR SUCCESS

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. An effective marketing strategy has the power to catapult your business towards success and with guidance this course will provide you with essential thought provoking information to help you start marketing your own Retail business.

Tours, Walks & Talks  NOVEMBER

12 TOURS OF WARSTONE LANE CEMETERY & KEY HILL CEMETERY

Cemetery Tours are the second Sunday in the month, January to November. None in December. Tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery start at 12 Noon (meet at Pitsford Street entrance). Tours of Key Hill Cemetery start at 2pm (meet at Icknield Street entrance by pillar gates).

15 ST PAUL’S PROPERTY LUNCH WITH GUEST SPEAKER DR DAVID HARDMAN OBE

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!

22 GHOST SIGNS JQ SHORTIE

@ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Birmingham’s only ghost signs walking tours take place monthly in the historic Jewellery Quarter. There is a choice of doing either the full ghost signs guided walk which takes place on the 2nd Sunday of each month this takes 2.5hrs or come along to the JQ shortie - book online via THF website

26 LETTERBOXES OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER WALKING TOUR

11:00 am - 1:00 pm The distinctive letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter were forged in the Georgian era, as secure portals for precious metals and stones. Two hundred years later they remain an iconic detail of this unique industrial landscape. I want to share what I have learned about the Letterboxes - book online via THF website.

30 “BOULTON WOULD BE PROUD” ASSAY OFFICE TALK

“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. £17.50

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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 keep its character by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.

New Applications 2017/09237/PA Lionel House 86 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1DG. Demolition of superstructure and foundations of Lionel House and associated works. 26-10-2017

Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3JT. Change of use of part of ground floor from Use Class A3 (Restaurant) to Use Class D2 (Leisure and Assembly). 28-09-2017

Awaiting Decision 2017/08231/PA Land at Newhall Square Newhall Street / Charlotte Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1RU. Application to determine the details for Condition Nos 3 (S278/TRO Agreement), 10 (noise insulation), 11 (sustainable drainage scheme), 12 (Sustainable Drainage Operation & Maintenance Plan), 15 (CCTV), 16 (sample materials), 19 (boundary treatment), 20 (hard/soft landscaping) and 21 (hard surfacing mater ials) attached to approval 2017/02040/PA. 22-09-2017

2017/09137/PA 48-52 Vittoria Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3PE. Installation of four conservation style rooflights to rear elevation. 24-10-2017

2017/07583/PA 3-5 Legge Lane Birmingham B1 3LD. Listed building consent to reduce number of residential units from 22 to 21, internal alterations including re-positioning of internal staircase and changes to the street facing facade to include removal of existing timber doors. 30-08-2017

2017/08891/PA 27-28 Pemberton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6NY. Proposed internal alterations following previous listed building consent (reference 2012/07294/PA to convert property); replacement windows to roof and courtyard and internal thermal improvements to walls. 16-10-2017

2017/07430/PA 1-2 Legge Lane Birmingham B1 3LD. Demolition of existing buildings on site and erection of 4 storey building fronting Legge lane to comprise commercial use at lower ground and ground floor and live/work units above and a row of 9 mews houses to rear. 23-08-2017

2017/08884/PA 46-47 Warstone Lane Hockley Birmingham B18 6JJ. Proposed refurbishment and alterations to existing shop units at 46-47 Warstone Lane. 16-10-2017

2017/06918/PA 5-11 Fleet Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1JP. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations and refurbishment. 04-08-2017

2017/08842/PA 21 Caroline Street Ground Floor Birmingham B3 1UE. Change of use from hairdressing/beauty salon to restaurant/wine bar (Use Classes A3/A4). 11-10-2017 2017/08551/PA 67 Newhall Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1NQ. Display of an externally illuminated open weave banner mesh. 03-10-2017 2017/08453/PA 50-60 Northwood Street Birmingham B3 1TH. Formation of temporary car parking. 29-09-2017 2017/08433/PA Enterprise House 60-62 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3JT Listed Building Consent for internal alterations in conjunction with change of use of part of ground floor from Use Class A3 (Restaurant) to Use Class D2 (Leisure and Assembly). 28-09-2017 2017/08421/PA Enterprise House 60-62

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2017/06918/PA 3-5 Legge Lane Hockley Birmingham B1 3LD. Minor Material Amendment to planning application 2015/08003/PA for a reduction in number of residential units from 22 to 21 and alterations to internal layouts and elevations. 02-08-2017 2017/06764/PA 36 Tenby Street Birmingham B1 3EE. Listed Building Consent for internal and external alteration in association with change of use and conversion of existing commercial premises (Use Class B2) to form two live/work units (Use Classes C3 and B1). 31-072017 2017/06492/PA Delta Pi 60 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HS. Listed Building Consent for the display of replacement 3 no. non-illuminated and 1 nonilluminated facia signs. 21-07-2017 2017/06431/PA Delta Pi 60 Frederick

Street Birmingham B1 3HS. Display of replacement 3 no. non-illuminated and 1 non-illuminated facia signs. 19-07-2017 2017/06193/PA 36 Tenby Street Birmingham B1 3EE. Change of use and conversion of existing commercial premises (Use class B2) to form two live/work units (Use classes C3 and B1). 11-072017

New Decisions 2017/08093/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). Final Decision - No Prior Approval Required 2017/08009/PA Sandpits Industrial Estate Summer Hill Street Birmingham B1 2PD. Non-Material Amendment to planning application 2013/07932/PA for alterations to all floors and elevations Final Decision - Approve 2017/07781/PA Arch 15 Queensway Arches Livery Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1EU. Change of use from gymnasium (Use Class D2) to restaurant, drinking establishment and takeaway (Use Classes A3, A4 and A5) in conjunction with the existing use next door at Arch 16, alterations to shop front and installation of extraction system Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/07414/PA The Jewellers Arms 23 Hockley Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BW. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/07309/PA Argent College 43-47 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3ND. Listed Building Consent for minor alterations to include new doors and windows, removal of render wash and paint to external elevations. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2017/07027/PA Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NL. Display of 10 no. non-illuminated banner signs on existing lamp posts. Final Decision - Approve Temporary 2017/06386/PA Beaufort House 94-96 Newhall Street Birmingham B3 1PB. Demolition of the existing rooftop caretaker’s flat and construction of a two storey roof top extension for 14 additional residential units (Use Class C3). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/06226/PA 74 Great Hampton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6QA Demolition of existing building and erection of a five storey residential development. Final Decision - Refuse 2017/04376/PA Victoria Mansions 32-35 Hall Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BS. Listed Building Consent for internal


and external alterations including demolition of the rear lean-to, replacement windows and a new shop front to facilitate the re-use of the building for commercial and residential use. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/04248/PA Victoria Mansions 32-35 Hall Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BS. Change of use the basement, ground floor and part of the first floor to 6 commercial units (B1 and A1 units) and the upper floors to 6 residential flats (Use Class C3) with associated internal and external alterations including a new shop front. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/00887/PA 2-4 Summer Hill Terrace Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3CA. Listed building consent for the change of use of commercial offices (Use class B1) into eight 1 No., 2 No. and 3 No. bedroom apartments (Use class C3) and internal and external alterations including installation of 5 No. rooflights to front, replace windows to front and rendering to front elevation of existing side extensions. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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 139 dwellings and associated works. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions

Summary Guide to Use Classes A1 - Shops. A2 - Financial and Professional Services. A3 - Restaurants and Cafes. A4 - Drinking Establishments. A5 - Hot Food Takeaways. B1 (a) - Business. (b) - Research & development, studios, labs, high technology. (c) - Light Industry. B2 - General Industry. B3 - Storage/Distribution. C1 - Hotels C2 - Residential Institutions C2A - Secure Residential Institutions. C3 - Dwelling Houses D1 - Non-residential Institutions. D2 - Assembly/Leisure.

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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BIRTHDAY GEMS LORE & MYTHS - A QUICK GUIDE: A very colourful and attractive booklet has been published by YBA Publications. Although only 20 pages it is packed with information about Birthstones. Its origins are with The Hockley Flyer where for 12 issues we ran the corresponding month’s Birthstone and their Myths and Legends. Gemstones are fascinating in more ways, we all know diamond is the hardest known natural stone, but what about the oldest diamond? Scientists have found Zircons date back as far as 4.375 billion years, and considering the planet is 4.54 billion years old, they have survived countless trips down rivers, heating, squeezing and tectonic plate rides buried deep in the Earth’s crust and back to the surface. 20 Page A5 Booklet It costs £2.50 + £0.91 Post & Packing. THE CHAMBERLAIN CLOCK A 20 page A5 booklet we did as a souvenir of The ‘Chamberlain Clock’ which has become an established landmark within the City, this publication was to mark the centenary of such a well known symbol of the heritage and culture of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter. This was back in 2002 when it was first published. 20 photos are published including the clocks restoration. It costs £1.50 + £0.91 Post & Packing.

THE JEWELLERY QUARTER History and Guide 2nd Edition: has over 150 photographs, many of which are unique, and has 148 pages packed with the history of the Jewellery Quarter, and makes an ideal gift for anyone who has memories of the Jewellery Quarter, or for those keen on the development of the area. It costs £5.95 + £1.37 Post & Packing. THE BIRMINGHAM JEWELLERY QUARTER: AN INTRODUCTION AND GUIDE: By John Cattell, Bob Hawkins The first section explains the evolution of the Quarter and acts as an introduction to its characteristic buildings, the people who work there, and their products. The second section provides a walking tour of the Quarter, highlighting some of the most significant buildings, which readers can use to explore the area. It costs £3.00 + £1.37 Post & Packing.

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DEAKIN & FRANCIS require an Accounts / Admin Assistant. Deakin & Francis are a 231 year old manufacturing jeweller. A family firm trading from the heart of the Jewellery Quarter servicing Trade customers and the general public. The role requires experience of Sales and Purchase Ledger processing and double-entry bookkeeping. Excellent computer skills – specifically use of Microsoft Excel and Outlook. Flexible and willing to learn and good person skills dealing with customers, suppliers, visitors and other members of staff. This is a full-time position. Salary based on experience. Please email CV to chris. miller@deakinandfrancis.co.uk

0121 554 4545 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.

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- A very colourful and attractive booklet has been published by YBA Publications. Although only 20 pages it is packed with information about Birthstones. Its origins are with The Hockley Flyer where for 12 issues we ran the corresponding month’s Birthstone and their Myths and Legends. Gemstones are fascinating in more ways, we all know diamond is the hardest known natural stone, but what about the oldest diamond? Scientists have found Zircons date back as far as 4.375 billion years, and considering the planet is 4.54 billion years old, they have survived countless trips down rivers, heating, squeezing and tectonic plate rides buried deep in the Earth’s crust and back to the surface. 20 Page A5 Booklet

It costs £3.41 inc Post & Packing.

Online at: www.ybapublications.info Discounts for quantities - also pay by PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer Or pay by Cheque/Postal Order payable to YBA Publications

31 Cedarwood Croft, Great Barr, BIRMINGHAM B42 1HS Please send me __________copy(ies) of BIRTHDAY GEMS Lore & Myths - A Quick Guide: NAME .................................................................................................................................. ADDRESS ........................................................................................................................ .................................................................................................................................................... POSTCODE .............................................................................................................................

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