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January 2018

Issue No 390

Sunken Graves Safely Filled In New Dreamcatcher Collection ‘Fairtrade Gold Sales Ambassador’ Status for Entire Team at Weston Beamor


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Inside this month’s issue...


Editorial ........................................................................... 16 News................................................................................. 18 Events .............................................................................. 30 Planning .......................................................................... 34 Classifieds ....................................................................... 36

Charlotte Street:


Constitution Hill:

The Wolf Birmingham

Domino’s New Wedding Band Collection......................... 18

Coffin Works

Sunken Graves Safely Filled In........................................ 19

Bloc Hotel Otto Wood Fired Pizza Travelodge

Fleet Street:

Frederick Street:

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

Great Hampton Street: The Lord Clifden The Church Inn

Ludgate Hill:

Actress & Bishop Locanta Italian Restaurant Cucina Rustica Italian Restaurant

Moreton Street:

Anchorcert Group (Assay Office)

Newhall Street:

The Queens Arms

Not for the Faint Hearted!................................................. 19 Inhorgenta Presents Inhorgenta Award for Second Time.22 77% of Christmas Shoppers Ignore Celebrities............... 22 Baltic Amber - Tradition & Innovation................................ 23 ‘Fairtrade Gold Sales Ambassador’ Status for Entire Team at Weston Beamor.................................................. 23

Spencer Street:

In the Fast Lane - Many New Exhibitors & Highlights...... 24

St Pauls Square:

2017 Benevolent Society Christmas Ball.......................... 25

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

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New Dreamcatcher Collection.......................................... 25 Heritage ........................................................................... 26

Camelinat & Co Ltd - Tenby Street

Deakin & Francis Ltd

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

Outside the Jewellery Quarter: Express Polythene, Barford Street

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General enquiries: k Editorial: Marie Haddleton  0121-364 0700 k Production: Mark Haddleton  0121-364 0700 k  t @hockleyflyer f Deadline 20th 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: 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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The provision of what looked like permanent traffic lights on the corner of Frederick Street and George Street have been removed (the lights were put there whilst some alterations to Paradise Circus were carried out). People have remarked just how well these lights slowed down the traffic on Frederick Street, making it much safer for traffic emerging from Legge Lane and George Street and safer for pedestrians crossing the road. Surely the massive redevelopment shortly to start in the Legge Lane area and the extra traffic involved should have been taken into consideration? Do highway planners ever consider what is planned for an area or hold a consultation with locals as they used to? Frederick Street is a main road through the Jewellery Quarter and despite efforts to slow traffic there is not even one pedestrian crossing nor a set of lights the whole length of the street from the Chamberlain Clock down to the main dual carriageway at the bottom of the hill.

Cover Bookings

All front covers are now booked for 2018, which will include Hockley Flyer Issue No 400!!! (NOV) and back covers are also booked to July - 2018 looking good.

What a Load of Rubbish!

Over the Christmas Holidays some talk by so-called ‘experts’ stated that it used to be ‘easy to buy a house in the 1950/60s. If working day and night, very often typing throughout the night and weekends, working as an usherette six days a week, and even taking in sewing and mending is ‘easy’ well I disagree - How much was our deposit: £100. How much was the house? £1850.00. How much was our mortgage? £10.00 per month! It was sweat and tears and hard work that paid our mortgage - no matter how many noughts in the today’s figures - it is relative only to what we earned in those days - but now the government want to take our houses off us when we get old to pay for care, which means a husband or wife or even children could be left homeless!

Jewellery Quarter Heritage

During 2018 we will be stepping up our campaign to swell the membership of Jewellery Quarter Heritage - show you are proud to be in the Quarter by putting a sticker on your door/window to say so!!! There are many planning applications coming through which must not be passed but if no-one sends in a written objection, they can be passed by the Planning Committee under new legislation and apart from Jewellery Quarter Heritage there is no official organisation objecting to inappropriate developments which will affect the area.

Publications planned by YBA for 2018

Our plans for new publications during 2018 include most importantly, the 3rd Edition of the Jewellery Quarter History & Guide. Edition 2 is almost sold out and in any case, it is so far out of date it is a heritage item. - and is still selling. Marie Haddleton Editor




“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.


JEWELLERY Some new membership window stickers will shortly be ordered, we were hoping to get these done before Christmas but will be probably late January 2018 now.

QUARTER New Planning Protects Quarter Further

Wording in the new Adopted Development Plan (2017) for the whole of Birmingham says that Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is an area of significant interest, and as such states that new planning applications should help to promote the area’s Industrial Heritage and new developments should also have some green space areas.

Planning Objection


Site Address18-20 Albion Court Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE We consider this change of use to be contrary to the live/work units allowed in the industrial middle under the Conservation and management plan. Also there would be considerable noise and disturbance caused by the operation of the existing commercial uses, particularly The Button Factory,


Ana Rocha Bar and Gallery, and Fredericks Bar with its associated outdoor seating area. Also the building has a restaurant immediately next door and 1000 Trades Bar next door the other side who also have late night opening hours and the comings and goings to all of these premises are sometimes at unsociable hours. There is also a planning application for the Button Factory to convert above floors and building next door to a hotel which could mean comings and goings 24 hours a day We consider this dense living accommodation that some units would have poor lighting, inadequate parking and would create a poor-quality living environment that would be contrary to Policy GA1.1 of the Adopted Development Plan (2017), Paragraphs 17, 109 and 123 of the NPPF and the aims of Paragraph 005 of the National


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.

Planning Practice Guidance regarding noise. This planning application does nothing to promote the area’s Industrial Heritage and therefore fails to comply with local policy as outlined in the Adopted Development Plan (2017) A location almost opposite was refused planning for similar problems 2017/02536/PA

New at JQ Heritage Web Site

Members can now pay by Cheque, print off your own membership card, and now have the choice if you wish to renew automatically via PayPal.


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Domino Shapes up for 2018 With a New Wedding Band Collection Mid-January 2018 will see the precious and fine jewellery manufacturer Domino launch the latest additions to its ever-expanding wedding ring offering with a collection of 40 shaped bands, 17 of which are completely new. “Our new, shaped wedding rings come in a variety of silhouettes shapes and patterns to provide real choice for consumers seeking something a little out of the ordinary,” says the company’s marketing co-ordinator,


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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

Chantelle Serrell-Cooke. These design-led rings, which are available in platinum and 18ct white, yellow or rose gold, have a highly commercial slant and include fashionable decorative designs inspired by ribbons, tiaras, flowers and the infinity symbol. Many have unusual diamond details including pavé and fishtail settings. Retailers can choose from GVS or HSi stones. Serrell-Cooke believes that the rings are a good example of the move toward more versatile jewellery. “These designs are the perfect accompaniment to a bride-to-be’s engagement ring, but that is not their only purpose. They make terrific stacking rings and sit perfectly against straight wedding bands, eter-

nity rings and engagement rings. This means they can be used later on in a marriage to enhance and upgrade a woman’s existing wedding jewellery and are thus absolutely ideal as anniversary gifts” she says. Importantly the rings also allow for customisation which Domino believes is a key trend for the millennial generations. “Millennials love the idea of creating their own look and these rings provide them with choice they expect and the chance to create something unique. The buying experience is very important to this generation and we hope that our retailers will use the possibilities the collection provides to truly engage with their customers in this respect,” says Serrell-Cooke. All the new designs are created and crafted in house at Domino’s manufacturing facility in Birmingham which guarantees a high-quality product with a competitive lead time of just 15 working days. The collection is supported by a digital brochure with live links to the Domino website ( ). This provides pricing, data and ordering function as well as inspirational images of wedding ring and engagement ring combinations with appeal to the millennial market. The lifestyle and product imagery used will also be available for stockists to use for their own promotional purposes. In addition to its new, shaped collection, Domino offers a comprehensive range of more traditional wedding band profiles for both men and women across a range of alloys. Many of these designs can be personalised with a choice of stones and/or diamond-milled patterns from Domino’s ‘Finishing Touch’ selection. These too can also be viewed online at www.

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safety. The matter was reported to Bev Nash of the Handsworth Cemetery who arranged for them to be filled in and made safe and the work has now been completed.

HLF Funded Remedial Work to Cemeteries

Sunken Graves Safely Filled In These graves were discovered by the ‘Friends’ in a badly sunken state near to the catacombs in Key Hill Cemetery which, although taped up, were causing concern over public

There has been no news of when this work will begin - A couple of years ago the ‘Friends’ had a slide show with Simon Buteux from Conser vation (who has now left this project) about the proposed plans, but other than this they have heard no more. (The Hockley Flyer has met with Mohammed A Islam who is at present in charge of the project, but he has informed them recently that any Press Releases will have to come direct from the BCC Press Office!) In the meantime, the ‘Friends’ will carry on with their important work, with the help of Members and Volunteers. (Jacqui is busy dealing with grave enquiries and Colin and Margaret kept very busy helping to deal with enquiries and locating graves). Whilst Margaret of the ‘Friends’ was in Key Hill Cemetery recently, she spotted some men in a works van and asked if she could help them. Apparently, they were looking at the war memorial and said that is due to be cleaned in 2018. 2018 is also the 100th Anniversary since females over the age of 30 years were able to vote. This was lowered to 21 years of age in 1928. This should be a big news item in 2018. Jacqui has an article about the Rights for Women and this will be published in the ‘Friends’ own newsletter and The Hockley Flyer later in the year on the anniversary. The next guided tours will be Sunday 14 Jan and Sun 11 Feb 2018. Time - 12 noon for Warstone Lane Tour (meet Pitsford Street). Time 2.00pm - for Key Hill Tour (meet at island in Cemetery where the former chapel stood)

Not for the Faint Hearted! Mysterious, bold and dazzling – these deep, dark skull cufflinks are not for the faint hearted! Designed to astonish, the latest savage head skull cufflinks are true Deakin & Francis pieces. Crafted from Sterling Silver, they are encrusted with stunning black spinel stones; a rare, semi-precious gemstone that gives the ultimate sparkle. And to finish off these uber-cool designs they come complete with a big mass of black, furry hair that is perfectly complimented by a black and silver braided headband. “Our Sterling Silver Savage cufflinks have proven to be more popular than we could ever believe and so we felt it was time to take these designs to the next level of astonishing! Our customers aren’t shy – they like bold, unique and outstanding and so that’s what I aimed for when I re-vamped this design. By adding the black spinels they really will add a dark, edgy twist to any shirt cuff. So go on, show your inner boldness, I know I will!” James Deakin, Creative Director. With a unique bone design back fitting, and full Deakin & Francis hallmarks, these savage cufflinks are available to order today. W:

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Inhorgenta Munich 2018 Presents Inhorgenta Award for Second Time One of the trade show’s highlights enters the second round: the Inhorgenta Award. The award presentation by Inhorgenta Munich 2018, Europe’s largest trade show for Jewellery, precious stones and timepieces, is the culmination of the four-day industry event. The Award honours special design products and achievements and is presented in seven categories this time: Fine Jewellery, Fashion Jewellery, Designer of the year, Watch Design of the year, Smart & Connected Watch of the year, Retailer of the year - and the audience prize Best Piece of Jewellery. The second Inhorgenta Award points the way again. The gettogether of industry experts, manufacturers and customers at the trade show provides the perfect setting for awards for special designs. However, this means much more for the industry than just celebrating itself: “The Award increases public awareness of jewellery and watches”, says Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München. In addition, manufacturers receive enormous support in their sales efforts according to the

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Messe CEO. All manufacturers and designers of jewellery and watch collections are entitled to participate- even those who do not participate in the trade show may present their candidacy. A top-class jury, composed of prominent and professionally competent representatives from the show, design and model business, will select the Award winners. When the red carpet for the Inhorgenta Award will be rolled out in February, three new faces will enrich the team around star presenter Alexander Mazza: Barbara Becker, a native of Heidelberg, is a well-known actor and TV presenter. Moreover, she is herself a designer of jewellery and fashion. Patricia Riekel-he Grande Dame of German people journalism. She has been at the top of the (German) magazine ‘Bunte’ as an editor-inchief and most recently as a publisher for 20 years. Markus Hilzinger - the multi-award winning interior designer and product designer is an expert for interior design and decorations. According to the ‘AD Architectural Digest’ magazine, the Berliner-by-choice ranks among Germany’s “top 50 designers”. The other jury members of the Inhorgenta Award 2018 are top model Franziska Knuppe, Christine Lüdeke, Professor for Design at Pforzheim University, Anja Heiden, Board Member of Wempe Jewellery Business Segment, and watch expert Gisbert Brunner. February 16 – 19, 2018

Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director of Inhorgenta Munich. © Messe München

Luxury Study: 77% of Christmas Shoppers Ignore Celebrities Luxury goods like watches and jewellery shine brighter on their own rather than basking in a star testimonial: Around three quarters of British are not affected when celebrities wear a certain brand of chronometer, necklace or ring. That is the result of Messe München’s 2018 Inhorgenta trend index, which surveyed a sample of 1,025 people in the United Kingdom. “Great Britain is known for its cult of celebrity surrounding film and fashion stars or the Premier League,” said Stefanie Mändlein, exhibition director of Inhorgenta Munich. “As

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brand ambassadors for watches and jewellery, though, celebrities have a very limited influence, particularly on well-to-do customer groups.” Only one in four of 35 to 54-year-olds says a piece of jewellery should be worn by celebrities to appreciate it. For customers over 55, the ‘celebrity bonus’ decreases to a mere 10 per cent. Younger customers are more affected by star glamour, with around 40 per cent of 18 to 34-year-olds feeling inspired by the famous ambassadors.

Consumers Seek Expert Advice

By contrast, the large majority of British place great value on expert advice when buying watches and jewellery, for example in traditional jewellery shops (roughly 70%). However, a visit to the jewellers should be even more interesting, according to nearly two-thirds of British customers. In order to remain in contact with customers, speciality stores should actively take advantage of the opportunities of the digital world (say 60 per cent of consumers). “The industry would do well to broaden customer relations in the future by using new digital channels,” said Mändlein.

A Future For Speciality Stores

Good news for the industry: The majority of British (56 per cent) do not expect jewellery stores to be supplanted by digital platforms. “Customers trust the advice of specialist traders and do not want to do without them in the future,” said Mändlein. February 16 – 19, 2018

‘Fairtrade Gold Sales Ambassador’ Status for Entire Team at Weston Beamor To reinforce the company’s recent award of ‘Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year’, each member of the 12-strong customer facing team at Weston Beamor has successfully completed the Fairtrade Foundation’s online ‘Fairtrade Gold Sales Ambassador Certificate of Accreditation’. Completing this online sales training for jewellery professionals working with Fairtrade Gold has ensured that Weston Beamor’s team is au fait with the Fairtrade Foundation’s modus operandi and understands fully the rules relating to Fairtrade

gold and its provenance. Weston Beamor was one of the first UK manufacturing companies to be granted permission from the Fairtrade Foundation to manufacture in Fairtrade gold and, as Ed Hole, Head of Bespoke CAD and 3D Printing, explains making sure that the whole team gained this accreditation was important. “Manufacturing in Fairtrade Gold is a consistent growth area for Weston Beamor. Our customers are seeing real interest amongst their millennial consumers in the story behind their jewellery, material origins and ethics. Having the whole team trained as ambassadors really helps our understanding of Fairtrade Gold and the difference it makes to the miners, their families and their communities, and will in turn benefit our customer service. Everyone has really enjoyed gaining their certification and we are all looking forward to passing on our knowledge to our clients.”

Baltic Amber - Tradition & Innovation With the exhibition entitled “Baltic Amber. Tradition & Innovation”, Poland, the Inhorgenta par tner country, puts Baltic Gold into the focus, presenting award-winning amber jewelry and amber art in all color shades. More than three hundred amber works of art will make an entire hall shine at Inhorgenta Munich from February 16 to 19. The exhibition is part of the Sup-

Amber has been refining polish jewelry for centuries

porting Program of the trade show for which more than 1,000 companies from over 40 countries have signed up. Well-known exhibitors, such as Coeur de Lion, Schmuckzeit Europe, CASIO, Kerbholz, Fossil and Vic-

Polish jewelery designers are staging amber in ever new styles and colours Copyright: Maciek Nicgorski

torinox, Gellner, Junghans and Meister, will animate the exhibition spaces covering around 65,000 square meters. February 16 – 19, 2018

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Inhorgenta Munich - In the Fast Lane - Many New Exhibitors & Highlights Hiessing, Georg Jensen, Piero Milano, Fraleoni, Qayten, Paul Wild and other well-known brands could be attracted to Inhorgenta Munich as new exhibitors for 2018 until now. In total, more than 1,000 jewellery, precious stone and watch dealers from over 30 countries have signed up for the trade show to be held in Munich from February 16 to 19, 2018, which corresponds to an outstanding sevenpercent increase in bookings: And demand remains high. “Munich is and remains the top location for a trade show like Inhorgenta Munich”, says Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München.

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“Exhibitors and visitors alike appreciate the infrastructure, but above all the diversity, quality and the unique programme - all this exists only here in this form”. According to Klaus Dittrich, particularly the glamorous Jewellery Shows, the coveted Inhorgenta Award and pioneering forums like the ‘Digital Forum’ or the ‘Future Lab’ are special features.The increasing number of applications also reflects the fact that Inhorgenta Munich is very popular with this mix: Up to now, 1,000 bookings and 178 applications for 2018 have been received from new exhibitors. They all appreciate Inhorgenta Munich as an optimum platform for their product presentations - and the concept of a trade show consistently orientated towards the needs of its exhibitors and visitors. Marketing Manager Anne Wild from the coloured gemstone specialist Paul Wild, who will be one of the new exhibitors in 2018, is equally convinced of this orientation. She is happy to be among the participants: “Inhorgenta Munich is one of the most important trade shows in spring”, she says, “Due to the favourable development in the domestic market, we have resolved to take advantage of Inhorgenta Munich again for customer care and new customer acquisition”. In her eyes, the trade show is a good place to present topical highlights in a pleasant atmosphere. That’s just like Sandro Erl, Managing Director of Niessing: “Germany needs a strong key trade show, and the most important brands should be present”. According to Sandro Erl, this also promotes networks, “I like to

come to Inhorgenta Munich in order to cultivate existing contacts and discover new ideas and trends”, reports Anja Heiden, WEMPE Management. Visitors emphasize the great locational advantage repeatedly. They feel good in the Isar metropolis and, besides the optimum infrastructure, they appreciate the way in which personal dealings are based on partnership at eye level. “As an inhabitant of Munich, I am proud on the fact that our city has offered the jewellery and watches industry a platform for decades”, says Stephan Lindner, Jeweller J. B. Fridrich, Munich. Some 27,500 trade visitors from 70 countries attended Inhorgenta Munich 2017. 90 percent of them were decision-makers or had an influence on purchasing and procurement decisions. “This will be the case in 2018 again”, says Messe CEO Dittrich. “We also intend to put a strong focus on the watch segment - that is where we want to continue to grow”. Inhorgenta Munich is to be a driving force for products and therefore presents itself with many highlights, as at previous editions: for instance, Jewellery Shows full of fascinating effects, in which international models will present luxurious jewellery. Presented in seven categories this year, the Inhorgenta Award generates a great deal of media interest that goes far beyond the confines of the industry. The prize winners will be selected by a jury whose members are just as prominent as they are professionally competent: top model Franziska Knuppe, actor Barbara Becker and top designer Markus Hilzinger, among others, will sit on the panel. The exclusive AWARD Gala at the Munich Postpalast will be presented by Alexander Mazza. At the Inhorgenta Forum, wellknown industry experts will clarify important questions in lectures, seminars and panel discussions. Attendees may look forward to exciting contributions and food for thought from experts like Nikolaus Röttger, Editorin-Chief of the magazine ‘Wired’. Messe München CEO Dittrich is full of optimism: “We are eagerly looking forward to 2018 and the great number of new exhibitors and visitors”, he says. “In a common and united effort, it is so much more fun to face up to the big changes in our industry.”

The 7th December saw the 82nd British Allied Trades Federation’s Benevolent Society Ball take place at The St Johns Hotel Solihull, with Jewellery & Watch as Headline Sponsor. Incorporated within this longstanding annual Charity Event were the National Association of Jewellers Member Awards, hosted by ex-BBC newsreader, Kay Alexander. The Benevolent Society Ball attracts guests from the jewellery, giftware, surface engineering and luggage and leathergoods associations which are member organisations of the British Allied Trades Federation. This year’s Ball had a true Christmassy feel, including reindeer, carol singers and a guest appearance from Father Christmas himself! David Doyle the Society’s Vice Chairman was delighted to ask Simon Dawe of TH March onto the stage in order that he could introduce the guests to him as the new Chairman of the Benevolent Society following the retirement of David Simons. A Charity Auction was conducted by David Doyle of Jewellery Brokers, the Society’s Vice Chairman, and early indications are that over £30,000 was raised on the evening for the Charity. Lots donated for the Auction included a day’s hospitality sailing on yacht ‘Solent Hero’ for 8 people, donated by the Benevolent Society’s charity partner, The Ellen McArthur Trust. This fantastic lot was bought by Maggie Field, previous owner of Sutton Tools. A stunning hand spun sterling silver chess set donated by Tom Green of Charles Green (in conjunction with Cooksongold) and was bought most generously by Chris Sellors of C.W.Sellors. Another highly sought-after Auction Lot was the second T H March Clay Pigeon Shooting Day and Dinner with fiercely competitive bidding by several interested parties. Eventually Ben Roberts of Clogau secured this fabulous day out for his Company. This is the second time that Clogau have bought this Lot at the Benevolent Charity Auction. The Birmingham Assay Office once again offered a Lunch for 10 people


2017 Benevolent Society Christmas Ball

New Dreamcatcher Collection Elegant and sophisticated, Deakin & Francis have started the year in style with the launch of their alluring new Dreamcatcher collection. With pieces for both men and women, the range features cufflinks, pendants, earrings and rings; all of which contain a beautiful, precision cut piece of Mother of Pearl. “Mother of Pearl is not only elegant and sophisticated, it is timeless. And, reminiscent of a dreamcatcher, the stone is also often associated with positive fortune and good luck. At the start of the year, when everyone is making new year’s resolutions about their hopes and dreams, it was the perfect opportunity to launch a range that truly captured this ideology.” James Deakin, Creative Director. With stunning white and grey mother of pearl inlays, the round designs are beautifully encased in a for Auction and this was bought twice – once by Simon Johnson the NAJ Chairman and by Gary Williams of Mastermelts. The hugely successful Tombola and Raffle were generously supported as always by the Federation’s Giftware Association and Michael Pape? of Ravensden PLC and his company who generously donated some beautiful Christmas plush soft toys that went down very well with the guests. The Benevolent Society was also pleased to receive a substantial donation from the Surface Engineering Association, and were delighted that longstanding sponsor, The NEC were

choice of Sterling Silver or Rose Gold plated settings and are finished with a choice of four precious gemstones; aquamarine, blue sapphire, pink sapphire or yellow sapphire. “As an organic, natural stone, the mother of pearl used in each piece of jewellery is totally unique, just like our hopes and aspirations. Built up of precious layers, producing different wavelengths of light, this causes the colours of the pearl to shimmer and shine, giving a distinct look and finish. These truly stunning pieces are the perfect, everlasting choice for both sophisticated women and refined gentleman.” For the men, the cufflinks come complete with small domed oval spring link fittings. The ladies’ collection includes rings in a choice of sizes, drop earrings with comfortable fish hook settings and small and large pendants, including chain. The backs of the earrings and pendants are also finished with a pretty, intricate hand-cut flower pattern to truly complete the look. able to attend the event. Paul Thandi, CEO of the NEC Group, joined David Doyle on the Stage for the Auction of two Tickets with full VIP Hospitality to the very popular ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and the party goers cheered loudly when Mr Thandi told David to Auction the Lot twice so enabling even more money to be raised for the Charity. Tables at this year’s event were taken by many companies, including the NEC, Cooksongold, Charles Green & Sons, Weston Beamor, Hockley Mint, Clogau Gold, C W Sellors, T H March and Mastermelts to name but a few. January 2018

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The once quiet Tenby Street back in the 1980’s. Since regeneration and housing, parking is now a nightmare in this street. (JQ Heritage)

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‘A Walk Through Time - My great grandfather had his factory in Tenby Street - E Camelinat’ by Nick Billingham 2007 (Jewellery Quarter Heritage 2014)

‘On a visit to do some Christmas shopping in 2007 I took the opportunity to look into the history of my family and its connections with The Jewellery Quarter. Eugene Camelinat had stayed in Birmingham after his father returned to France in the 1880’s. Zephirin Camelinat was a bronze worker who had fled after the Paris Commune of 1871. Eugene started his own busi-

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ness and eventually the Camelinat works produced everything from bayonets to ashtrays, with a bit of silver work thrown in for good luck. It’s all gone now alas, a bomb during the 2nd World War did the factory no good at all. It didn’t do my wife’s grandfather’s works much good either; family legend has it that the Camelinat factory chimney landed on the Bedford works over the road. What really did for both businesses was not the Luftwaffe’s attempt at urban redevelopment but that both were family business and the sons simply could not agree after the founding fathers had died. I wonder how many other businesses have gone to the wall the same way. In 2007 Tenby Street is a rather quiet and empty road now, where once it hummed with industry.

Heritage The Camelinat building is the light colour building towards top left, with Tenby Street running top to left of picture. The car park is now housing to the top right as are many of the other buildings, with some commercial on the ground floors. (English Heritage)

Frederick Billingham - 34 Warstone Lane Somewhat more heartening was the site of another branch of my family, 34 Warstone Lane. In the 1870’s Frederick Billingham returned from the war in Italy, having fought with Garibaldi’s army, and set up a partnership with a Mr Williams. They had the shop at 34 with a workshop at the back. It was a great success and they produced high quality jewellery for 50 years. The depression following the 1st World War saw the end of this business. Frederick’s son Alfred saw no reason to change, even though the economic conditions decimated the market for expensive jewellery. Trade declined throughout the 1920’s. The final blow to the business was yet another consequence of the war. My grandfather, Alfred’s son, returned from the war a shattered man. He retired to the country unable to take over the business. Today 34 Warstone

Lane is a busy diamond merchants, which is heartening after the quietness of Tenby Street. Oh, and the shopping - my daughter

has started at The Jewellery School and needs pliers and hammers and silver and .... well you can guess the rest and, after all, it is Christmas!’

A more recent view of Tenby Street. January 2018

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curtailed, but the firm sincerely hope that in the near future normal production will again be possible and, as in the War they made their humble contribution to the victory, so in the peace which follows, they may help towards the future prosperity of their Country.’ (NB Their property in Regent Place was once the home of James Watt and has an appropriate Blue Plaque to this effect).

Sterling Silver Spitfire Cufflinks

Deakin & Francis Ltd From 1786 to 1945

‘Founded as they were, in the year 1786, war is by no means a new experience for the firm of Deakin & Francis, Limited, of Regent Place, Birmingham. They were already firmly established when the victory of Waterloo proclaimed the downfall of Napoleon and the end of his bid to enslave the Continent of Europe. They quietly developed their craft through the wars of Inkerman and Balaclava, Mafeking and Pretoria; for so comparatively crude were the weapons used in those times that they made little call on the skill of the Jewellers. In the first World War however, and to a far greater extent in the conflict just brought to a successful conclusion, the hereditary skill of generations of Craftsmen was directed to the production of Gauges and similar Precision Instruments, a task for which they were so ably fitted. The experience of this particular work gained during the years of 1914-1918 was brought into play once more in 1939 and developed to comply with the more exacting standards of modern engineering.

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In this the firm was entirely successful and amongst the more pleasant souvenirs of this War they treasure the letters of congratulation from the various Government departments for whom they worked. Although engaged in this specialised form of War work the firm has continued to produce those articles of Jewellery and Silverware for which they have become so well-known and on which their hall-mark has indeed become a hall-mark of quality. During the years of 1939-1945 this normal trade has of necessity been very much

Inspired by the Second World War, the British spitfire cufflinks are as patriotic as it gets. The manufacture of the Spitfire in England continued throughout the war and the single-seat fighter aircraft is said to have played a major part in achieving ultimate victory in World War 2. Rule the skies with this pair of stunning, detailed sterling silver spitfire cufflinks. With hand-enamelled, union jack spring dome fittings, they are the perfect nod to WWII. Featuring Deakin & Francis hallmarks, these cufflinks come complete with a full set of Deakin & Francis hallmarks for authenticity and packaged in a unique presentation box and giftbag. There are just part of the Deakin & Francis range.

Mr Julian Gibson-Watt, the great, great, great, great grandson of James Watt performs the Honours of unveiling the Commemorative Plaque on this historic occasion in 2003. (Hockley Flyer Collection).

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Exhibitions  JANUARY

On Now - 16 Feb RATIONED

@ Vittoria Street Gallery. Following on from the success of her inaugural solo exhibition ‘Intimate’ which toured to Velvet da Vinci (San Francisco), Atta Gallery (Bangkok) and Contemporary Applied Arts (London), we are delighted to host a new collection of works titled ‘Rationed’ by internationally-renowned jewellery artist, Jo Pond.Stirred by a collection of diaries, bequeathed alongside hand-me-down stories, words and trinkets from a generation before, Jo Pond draws on evocative World War 2 artefacts to craft her own heirlooms. Almost in spite of itself, each static and inanimate object comes to embody the thoughts and energy of the artist, and draws the viewer in: recognition may bring about physical, emotional or intellectual engagement. The interpretation of this story, however, will be determined by the viewer, and Jo Pond embraces the potential for the items created to elicit a broad range of responses, from visitors of all generations. Domestic bakeware, biscuit and medicine tins serve as visual references for the feminine domestic role of the wartime wife and mother. Leather from old wallets and worn bone tokens reference ‘worth’ in the pre-decimal sense. Materials which no longer hold value beyond their collectability are re-framed to provide the narrative: they become objects with which to tell the stories of wartime women.Descended from generations of habitual collectors, Jo Pond embraces her legacy, working with misplaced memories to create jewellery and objects which pass on something indefinable, as the women before her passed on genes, mannerisms and traits. The writings of Lily Pond née Liberty, and the materials associated with the period around the Second World War, are incorporated and recreated to continue the line, sharing the essence of stories of the wartime domestic, stories which can no longer be shared by word of mouth.

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!

30 - 10 Feb StArt 2017-2018

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.


The Shapeshifters Sculpture Group is a working sculptors’ collective based at Winterbourne and Dudley College. Its 5 RBSA members mark the 30th anniversary of its founding with this exhibition.


@ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. R.S.V.P. to jennie.anderson@ This year’s Fertile Ground features two young female artists whose use of photography as a process explores issues of identity, body politics and image.

29 - 26 May CORNUCOPIA

Celebrate nature’s bounty through this varied display of jewellery, ceramics, and textiles. Each item is hand-made by a designer-maker who has taken inspiration from the colours, forms, and subjects found throughout flora and fauna. With such a cornucopia of craft to select from we are sure to have something to suit all tastes and budgets.

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Margaret Fairhead RBSA .Travelling regularly between Birmingham New Street and Tywyn has offered Margaret the opportunity to study and appreciate both urban and rural views from the comfort of the Arriva Train service. Solo Show


Natalie Seymour NWA. Natalie uses digital technology to combine and alter photographs of derelict buildings. Her final pieces aim to express the sense of confusion and foreboding felt when exploring abandoned places. Don’t miss out on the chance to meet Natalie on Saturday 10 March. Solo Show

12 - 14 Apr FACE TO FACE 2018

Robert Page RBSA. A selection of striking and intriguing heads in bronze and bronze resin. Don’t miss out on Robert’s demonstration on Saturday 31 March Solo Show


This exciting exhibition is the first of its kind for the RBSA and will include a selection of artwork created as part of our collaborative project with Sense (registered charity number 289868). Sense is a national charity that supports people who have complex communication needs and helps them to enjoy more independent lives. Don’t miss the research sharing event on Thursday 8 March, 6-8pm.

Demonstrations  FEBRUARY


@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Newly-elected Associate Ryan will demonstrate the techniques and processes he uses to create his large-scale works. Free, drop-in session, no need to book



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


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


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


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


@ 12:00 am - An auction of silver, coins & medals at Fellows Auctioneers


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


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


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


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


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


@ 12:00 am - An auction of vintage jewellery and accessories at Fellows Auctioneers


@ 12:00 am - An auction of Costume jewellery at Fellows Auctioneers


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


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


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


@ 12:00 am - An auction of watches at Fellows Auctioneers

Live Entertainment  JANUARY 2018


“Gospel Central is an outstanding group and one of Birmingham’s best kept secrets – full of passion and fantastic musicianship”. This talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene gives an urban and contemporary edge to Gospel music.


A fresh and alternative five-piece band, playing the best dance floor tracks & party anthems of the ‘eighties & ‘nineties! Guaranteed to keep you moving All Night!

on its head. Full of Sound and Fury by Roman de Fruscan: What do actors really think of each other? What really happens when a group of highly talented, highly motivated…and highly strung actors get together in a production of “Macbeth”? See website for bookings/ times www.


Ricky Cool and the In Crowd deliver a blistering rhythm and blues set together with Jamaican bluebeat and ska. It’s a musical mix that is guaranteed to have your toes tapping and itching to get out on the dance floor.


Birmingham Promoters present: Karl Monroe - After headlining Birmingham Town Hall for Project Soundlounge last summer, Karl Monroe have spent the last year writing their debut album. What’s Left are an Indie Alternative Rock Trio from the Midlands. The Desert Yetis - brings an eclectic mix of influences to create their individual sound, ranging from Queens of the Stoneage, The Black Angels & the melodies of the 60’s.


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


The Catapult Club presents: False Modesty Music, Jack in a Box, Maximum Zero, Tricky Business, and Chris Flanagan

21 An audience with ASH SHEEHAN The Grandmaster is back in Jan to kick start 2018!


A unique night of high quality music delivered by artistes at the top of their game. Chilled but with highly charged emotion covering many Americana, Soul, and Blues classic songs with some original pieces from their “Tales Of Billy Jenson” album. Vocals & Acoustic Guitar of Dave Day, Flugelhorn & Trumpet from Bryan Corbett, Rhodes Piano from Steve Tams.

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Showcase your talents at our fortnightly open mic night hosted by Luke Webley. Contact Webley Brothers for a slot, walk ins also welcome.


Born out of a long-running feature on local radio, The Wedding Crashers are a lively piano & drums duo that play an incredible range of songbook classics from boogie-woogie jazz to good time singalong favourites.

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!

And You Know Us is a UK based Jazz Trio, featuring André Bassing on Keys, Wayne Matthews on Bass, and Tomasz Wertz on Drums, that play drum & bass, funky house and rock influenced jazz, inspired by bands like Jojo Mayer’s Nerve, Jason Lindner’s Now Vs Now, Medeski Martin & Wood, and Snarky Puppy.


A fun and charismatic band, with both male and female lead vocalists and a super tight rhythm section, The Decades Band play rock, pop, soul, funk and disco hits from the 1960’s to modern day.


Suzi & The Backbeats live at The Actress & Bishop


Signifying Nothing by Jennifer Stone: Using only the text from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, ‘Signifying Nothing’ turns the Scottish play


25 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


Birmingham Promoters present:Dirty Jane - One of Birmingham’s noisiest new bands Dirty Jane have been making a name for themselves with raw and intense live shows. CHAMBERS - Described as “a hard hitting, unforgiving duo” by Radio 1, whilst Alt Press describe their sound as “a noise-rock sensibility where Girls Against Boys, Deap Vally and Placebo are protecting their favourite bar from horders of hipster vermin and gentrified scum.”Fleer - Fleer are an alternative rock band from the Midlands formed in 2014. They joined the Sound-Hub Records roster in 2017. January 2018

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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.

27 Autism Support Dogs Fundraiser – featuring BURNSIDE & VASELINE

A night of fun and fund raising in aid of Autism Assistance Dogs featuring a double header by two of Birmingham’s best party bands, Vaseline and Burnside. Vaseline bring you a host of punk, new wave and post punk sing a long classics (everything from The Undertones to The Jam to the Buzzcocks and Jilted John). Burnside bring you their unique live jukebox, choose from literally hundreds of songs.

27 PETE FELTON E.P. Launch Party

We are proud to present Pete Felton & friends live for the launch of his debut E.P. “The Road Less Travelled”. Come join us for an evening of outstanding music from local singersongwriters! We will also be raising money for Sarcoma UK, CLIC Sargent & Changes UK so entry is free and give what you can


Join us for our Rocksteady Sunday, open jam with in house band. Hosted by Ross Lydon.


A day in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Her final day. On August 5th 1962 the world awoke to the news that Marilyn Monroe, the biggest movie star of that time, had died at the age of just 36. But what really happened? And what was she like behind closed doors? Questions we’ll probably never really know the answer to. But what if we could get close? See website for bookings/times www.


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. All musicians should contact the Jam House on 0121 200 3030.


Birmingham Promoters present: The Wholls - This quartet’s energetic & edgy live performances have gained them a reputation as electrifying – performed with an energy and enthusiasm rivalled by nobody. The Regulars - After repeat airtime with local BBC stations, support shows with the likes of Little Comets, Airways and Otherkin, and a sold out single launch show at The Sunflower Lounge, The Regulars return to Birmingham. Harry & The Howlers - for fans of Imelda May and Amy Winehouse, classic rock and roll.

 FEBRUARY 01 Funk ‘n’ Soul Night Out presents ... OMAR

Regarded as the founder of the British Neo-Soul movement, Omar is well known for such Urban hits as “There’s Nothing Like This”, “Say Nothin’”, and “Keep Steppin’”, as well as many significant collaborations with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, and Carleen Anderson.

02 IVW X Marshall Records Presents: FOR THE RECORD

IVW X Marshall Records Presents: For The Record, King Creature, Elswhere, Press To Meco

02 & 03 ROCKET

Rock this weekend with this five-piece guitar band playing anthems from the likes of Bon Jovi, Kings Of Leon, Jay-Z, Nelly, The Black Eyed Peas, The Killers, Oasis and James Brown.


With over two decades of recording and playing live, Josh Smith is in the vanguard of the latest generation of blues guitar heroes, the likes of Kirk Fletcher, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II.


Knoxville Highway are a sensational foot tapping, free - wheelin’, Multi-instrumental Americana/Country band. Playing

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classic Country songs, foot-stomping Bluegrass, to the infectious rhythms of TEX MEX, Knoxville Highway set the standard high in performance and entertainment and are one of the few British bands at the 2016 C2C Country Festival at Londons 02 arena.


After sell out shows in 2016 and 2017 James Sayer and his band return to Birmingham with the addition of a horn section! Get ready for an evening of Rhythm & Blues and Soul music!

09 & 10 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.

10 MINUTE TAKER ‘Reconstruction Live’ in Birmingham with special guest RUNES

Haunting piano songs, ethereal harmonies, fragmented guitars and distorted electronic beats. Experience Minute Taker’s epic new mini-album Reconstruction in one of four beautifully atmospheric English churches this coming February. Equipped with grand piano, glockenspiel, synths and a sprinkle of digital trickery, Minute Taker, aka alternative singer-songwriter Ben McGarvey, will also be performing specially arranged versions of songs from his back catalogue


Don’t Go Into The Cellar present ‘Penny Dreadful! or Mrs Lovett’s Revenge!’. There are chills and chuckles in abundance with this original one-woman show featuring Sweeney Todd’s partner in crime, Mrs Lovett! Be appalled by a plethora of other grotesque characters from the cheap and grisly pages of the Victorian era’s penny dreadful papers, in a theatrical comedy suitable for children and the young at heart.


Carl is a strong musical force that never fails to impress his audiences wherever the road takes him. A regular at the Jam House, he has performed at many of the countries top music festivals, theatres and venues, and is also beginning to develop his international reputation.

14 St Valentine’s Night with ... SOUL TRAIN

SOUL TRAIN are a professional four piece band playing up-beat Soul, Funk, R’n’B, and Motown, fronted by Teisha George, with Paul Read on guitar, Colin Peters on bass, Jamie Little on drums and Dan Healy on keys.


Mica Paris was introduced to the vocal brilliance of Ella Fitzgerald as a child, and she celebrates the music of the Queen of Jazz who would have been 100 years old in 2017. . .

Networking  JANUARY


The Midlands Enlightenment is a new monthly meetup for RSA Fellows. In a welcoming, informal setting, each meetup will hear from someone who is undertaking pioneering work. At this meet-up there’s another chance to hear from Tom Pell, founder of a brand new ground-breaking business based here in Birmingham – The Clean Kilo, an affordable, unpackaged supermarket.


If you work in the Commercial Property Market, join us for lunch at St Paul’s Club, 12.30-2pm. St Paul’s Club is a 157 year old members club based in the heart of Birmingham in a wonderful Georgian House in St Paul’s Square.


@ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 22 Frederick Street: At NatWest, we understand that the success and growth of small businesses are the heartbeat of our economy. You provide investment, employment and benefits to our local communities and we want to be central in helping you achieve this.

January’s Maker Monday will be a light and sound special workshop, and is all about playing with some tech. Hosted by Birmingham-based Parallax Visuals the event will be a hands-on experience to experiment with some exciting tools that connect light to sound. As always, we will keep the inspiration flowing with free drinks and food. Places are free, but you must book as Maker Monday events fill up quickly.


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 60 members so far (membership and all events are fully funded) and we are rapidly growing.


@ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 22 Frederick Street: At NatWest, we understand that the success and growth of small businesses are the heartbeat of our economy. You provide investment, employment and benefits to our local communities and we want to be central in helping you achieve this.


If you work in the Commercial Property Market, join us for lunch at St Paul’s Club, Wednesday 21st February - 12.302pm. St Paul’s Club is a 157 year old members club based in the heart of Birmingham in a wonderful Georgian House in St Paul’s Square. A hidden gem!

Training & Education  JANUARY


@ 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. Learn the key elements of calligraphy and take information away to continue developing your style at home. Some materials will be provided and calligraphy products can be purchased from the Museum shop. 12 Spaces are available for each session, £10 per person.


Deborette-Creative and 1000 Trades have teamed up to offer you Crafty Sip. Drawing inspiration from the DIY Bar in Portland, Oregon, USA – Crafty Sip sessions are a fun way to spend a few hours ‘crafting’ with your friends on a sociable level. What better way to make, than with your mates and drinks. The session allows you to produce up to two mini creative projects, with two drinks over a maximum of three hours all included in the price. The sessions are suitable for adults of all skill levels. All materials are provided. Price: £35.00


@ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. On this course you will get hands on with the new fun, quicker way to learn calligraphy using your fine point nib. In the morning, we will get used to the script and practice and in the afternoon, I will show you design layout and all you will need to be happily confident that you can use this new-found skill regularly after leaving the class on all those special things you are creating. The workshop is suitable for beginners and the more experienced calligrapher and is also ideal for lefthanders. £37.50


@ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. In this short course, calligrapher Nick Caulkin will introduce you to Skeleton Italic; a very basic yet readable handwriting style, or script, based on just three writing strokes: diagonals, verticals and horizontals. This course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. £12 per person.


@ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm. Inspired by seeing a conversaton on FB where it became clear some people in the area would like to understand more about Music Publishing I thought of this workshop. I asked on FB if people would like me to offer something and received a resounding ‘Yes’.


Join designer maker Grace Page to design and create your own silver ring to wear yourself or give to a loved one, using traditional tools and techniques. Refreshments and all materials are included. Pre-booking is essential.


@ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm In this workshop, Sheila Smith will teach you how to draw Angular letters and adapt them to modern use. The beautiful letters can be seen in early medieval manuscripts such as the Lindisfarne Gospels and the book of Kells. This course is suitable for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Some materials will be provided and additional calligraphy products can be purchased from the Museum shop


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

Tours, Walks & Talks  FEBRUARY


@ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Outside Tesco express The Chamberlain Clock 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, and the craftsmen who created everything from whistles to fabulous jewels and everything in-between.


Our Relaxed experience is a factory tour which has been designed specifically for people on the Autistic Spectrum and their families, and suitable also for people with a learning disability or sensory and communication disorder. We have adapted the environment by reducing noise levels and making some of our machinery demonstrations optional rather than standar


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).


Join our Learning Officer for a fun filled afternoon at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter! Take a family friendly guided tour of the Smith & Pepper jewellery factory and then enjoy a fun craft activity in our Education Space. Pre-booking essential.

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Property Planning

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 2017/10934/PA 33 Pitsford Street (Mr Tyre site) Ladywood Birmingham B18 6LJ. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a residential led mixed use redevelopment providing 406 apartments, commercial (B1a), workshop (B1b & c), Retail (A1, A2, A3, A4 & A5), 140 car parking spaces, a new entrance to the Jewellery Quarter train station and associated works including landscaping and new entrance to Pitsford Street. 27-122017 2017/10885/PA Apartment 2 33 Tenby Street Birmingham B1 3EE Application for a lawful development certificate for an existing use as a bedroom in connection with residential apartment in excess of 4 years. 22-12-2017 2017/10752/PA 23 Kenyon Street Birmingham B18 6AR. Change of use from office (Use Class B1) to cafe/ restaurant (Use Class A3) and erection of single storey rear extension. 20-12-2017 2017/10759/PA 51 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3NU. Listed Building Consent for the change of use of first and second vacant floors (Use Sui Generis) to create 2 no. residential self contained flats (Use class C3), internal works and installation of replacement windows. 18-12-2017 2017/10708/PA 51 Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3NU. Change of use of first and second vacant floors (Use Sui Generis) to create 2 no. residential self contained flats (Use class C3) and installation of replacement windows. 18-12-2017 2017/10741/PA 29-32 Mary Street Ladywood Birmingham B3 1UD. Listed Building Consent for erection of two storey rear extension and external and external alterations. 18-12-2017 2017/10662/PA 30-34 Vittoria Street City Centre Birmingham B1 3NU. Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations, repairs and restoration works associated with change of use from industrial to 8 residential apartments and com-

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mercial unit and partial demolition. 14-122017 2017/10236/PA St Paul’s Church St Paul’s Square City Centre Birmingham B3 1QZ. Telecomms License Advisory application for the installation of 3 no. antennas and 2 no. dishes located behind replacement GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) louvres, installation of equipment cabinets located internally within the roof space and ancillary development. 30-11-2017

Awaiting Decision 2017/09935/PA 28 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3PE, Listed Building Consent for the demolition of single storey rear addition including external stairwell and installation of rear door, windows and balustrade. 21-11-2017 2017/10021/PA 18-20 Albion Court Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE. Prior Approval for change from office (Use Class B1[a]) to 23no. residential apartments (Use Class C3). 20-11-2017 2017/09795/PA The Jam House 3-5 St Pauls Square Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1QU. Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations. 15-112017 2017/09767/PA The Jam House 3-5 St Pauls Square Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1QU. Basement level infill extension, internal alterations at ground, first and second floor levels. external works to provide improved entrance ramp, screening to bins and canopy over rear entrance door. 15-11-2017 2017/09717/PA 25-26 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HH. Listed building consent for internal and external alterations in conjunction with change of use from vacant office building to hotel (Class C1). 10-11-2017 2017/09671/PA 25-26 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HH. Change of use from vacant office building to hotel (Class C1), new surfacing to forecourt and rear yard, erection of boundary wall to forecourt and external alterations. 10-11-2017 2017/09263/PA 28 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3ND. Change Of Use of ground floor to live/work unit and upper floors to 3 residential apartments with associated external works including demolition of single storey rear addition and external stairwell and installation of rear door, windows and balustrade. 27-10-2017 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 2017/07430/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. 23-082017

New Decisions 2017/09768/PA 3 Mary Ann Street Birmingham B3 1BG. Change of use from museum (Use Class D1) and offices (Use Class B1) to office use (Use Class B1) only. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/09303/PA Museum of the Jewellery Quarter 75-79 Vyse Street Birmingham B18 6HA. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations for the change of use of part of ground floor from public museum with ancillary retail, catering and other facilities to drinking establishment (Use Class A4). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/08936/PA Museum of the Jewellery Quarter 75-79 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6HA. Change of use of part of ground floor from public museum with ancillary retail, catering and other facilities to drinking establishment (Use Class A4). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/09137/PA 48-52 Vittoria Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3PE. Installation of four conservation style rooflights to rear elevation. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/08884/PA 46-47 Warstone Lane Hockley Birmingham B18 6JJ. Proposed refurbishment and alterations to existing shop units at 46-47 Warstone Lane. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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) Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/08453/PA 50-60 Northwood Street Birmingham B3 1TH. Formation of temporary car parking. Final Decision Refuse 2017/08567/PA 20 Tenby Street North Birmingham B1 3EN Listed building consent for internal alterations, erection of new roof and 3/4 storey side infill extension to create office space (Class B1), 2 live/work apartments (SG), 3 live/work

townhouses (SG) and 4 self-contained apartments (C3). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/08466/PA 20 Tenby Street North Birmingham B1 3EN. Change of use and extension to Grade II Listed Building to create office space (B1), 2 live/work apartments (SG), 3 live/work townhouses (SG) and 4 self-contained apartments (C3). Extensions proposed include a roof addition and three/four storey side infill addition with associated car parking and decked terrace space to the rear. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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 repositioning of internal staircase and changes to the street facing facade to include removal of existing timber doors Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/06810/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. 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., 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!


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 £2.50 + £0.91 Post & Packing.


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. £1.50 + £0.91 Post & Packing.

THE JEWELLERY QUARTER History and Guide 2nd Edition

It 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. £5.95 + £1.37 Post & Packing.

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Genius of the Lamp We are looking for a silversmith / metalsmith to join our team in Jewellery Quarter workshop. The ideal candidate will have a great attention to detail and at least 5 years’ experience in a similar work role. Traditional silversmithing techniques are used on a daily basis, therefore you should have skills such as soldering, planishing, piercing, assembling, working from technical drawings and problem solving. It is a permanent, full time position with competitive rates of pay, working with a great team. Contact:

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Full time/Part time jewellery sales position in jewellery quarter store, ideally experienced and enthusiastic sales consultant to work as part of a small team, please call Matthew on 0121 212 9330 or email Confidentiality assured. 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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WANTED - NITON Gold Metal Analyzer. Reputable and long standing business requires Niton Gold Metal Analyzer or equivalent. Serious offers made. Please contact us if you can provide. Both New or Used considered. Phone: 0121 248 8838. January 2018

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