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Contents

Inside this month’s issue...

REGULARS

Editorial ........................................................................... 16 News................................................................................. 18 Events .............................................................................. 28 Planning .......................................................................... 34 The Hockley Flyer Pick-up Points Albion Street:

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

Pig & Tail Public House

Augusta Street:

Caroline Street:

NEWS

Charlotte Street:

Weston Beamor BCU Live Project 2018 Winner.............. 18

Constitution Hill:

The 4 Clowns of the Apocalypse...................................... 19

Fleet Street:

The Mourning News........................................................ 19

Fellows Auctioneers Bloc Hotel Otto Wood Fired Pizza Travelodge

The Wolf Birmingham Coffin Works

Frederick Street:

AR Bar & Gallery The Button Factory Fredericks Coffee Lounge & Bar NatWest Bank Pen Museum

Inhorgenta Munich 2018 Inspires..................................... 20

ibis Styles Hotel

Domino Responds to Key 2018 Consumer Trends........... 23

Ludgate Hill: Ludgate Hill:

Actress & Bishop Locanta Italian Restaurant Cucina Rustica Italian Restaurant

Moreton Street:

Anchorcert Group (Assay Office)

Subterranea ..................................................................... 22 Heritage: Alabaster & Wilson........................................... 24

Newhall Street:

Heritage: Stickers are Here............................................. 25

Spencer Street:

Heritage: Barker Bros. Silversmiths Ltd........................... 26

St Pauls Square:

Jewellery Quarter Ladies Honours List............................ 27

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

Planning............................................................................ 34

Vittoria Street:

The Hive Café & Bakery CooksonGold Birmingham School of Jewellery

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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Editorial

Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

End of an Era

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March 2018 Issue No. 392

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 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: 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. © 2018 YBA Publications

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On the 30th May 2018 the NatWest branch at 22 Frederick Street will close its doors for the last time, after trading on this spot for over one hundred years. We ourselves occupied the second floor of these premises for over 30 years - Mr Hanson was the Manager and several other members of staff. At one time the second floor was a caretaker’s flat. We were then trading as ‘York House’, as York Business Administration (secretarial service for small businesses), and YBA Publications (who still publish The Hockley Flyer but from the ‘JQ Home Office’). The Jewellery Quarter Association was formed and run from York House for 23 years and all its meetings took place there, with the exception of its many popular Seminars and Breakfasts. Jewellery Quarter Heritage was also launched from York House in 2012. All four Jewellery Quarter Museums (The Jewellery Quarter Museum, The Pen Room, JW Evans Silver Works and Newman Coffin Works were originally conceived at York House, and the first street parking plans laid out there. Other important issues resolved at York House were the restoration of the Chamberlain Clock, re-design of the Jewellery School facade (architect’s first design Rejected), change in siting of the Train Station and its change of name from ‘Hockley’ to ‘Jewellery Quarter’, Kathleen Dayus memorial, and many pre-planning meetings, latest one being the New Standard Works. One of the biggest battles fought and won in these offices was in collaborating with English Heritage to close the wide corridors between the three original Conservation Areas and the Grade II listing of over 120 buildings, to protect the Heritage of the Jewellery Quarter from the consequences of the Urban Village concept. Just a few disappointments over the 30 years - failure to keep the Museum of Science & Industry open, the loss of the Annual Steam Fair, the restoration of the Crimean Memorial Gardens, and the loss of HRH Prince Charles Visitors’ Kiosk. Ah well, you can’t win them all and I reckon ‘York House, over the NatWest Bank’ made a brilliant contribution towards conserving the heritage of the Jewellery Quarter for over 30 years! Jewellery Quarter Heritage will keep this going with YOUR HELP! The Post Office has offered to take some of the strain out of the loss of this NatWest Branch So If you are worried about your account please - visit Website: ‘NatWest Post Office’. For more information.

Votes for Women

To help commemorate ‘Votes for Women’ etc we have compiled an Honours List of ‘special ladies’ in the Jewellery Quarter - if we have missed any out, please do let us know. Marie Haddleton Editor


HERITAGE

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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.

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The easiest way to join is online and pay via Paypal, or use your credy card via PayPal. This way is also easiest for us as it automates tyour membership. If this is not possible, you can still join the old way with a membership form and pay by cheque. These can be downloaded via our website, or you can send a SAE for us two send you a blank form.

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Stickers and Blue Plaque Newsletter Done Gone Missing Pleased to mention that our first newsletter along with two stickers have been sent out to all our members, both old and new.

JQ Heritage Reports

We recently suppied a ‘Heritage Report’ for premises in Vyse Street to go alongside a planning application and change of use and it has been given planning permission.

The whole of The Jewellery Quarter was made a Conservation area some while ago, but sadly there are very few blue plaques commemorating those famous people who lived and worked here in the past. In Carver Street, the Joseph Lucas blue plaque seems to have vanished with all the new developments. Maybe someone can shed some light where it went, or if it will be put back. Maybe it should even be moved to one of the other Lucas buildings.

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Weston Beamor BCU Live Project 2018 Winner Birmingham City University (BCU) School of Jewellery (SoJ) student Kai-Blu Triassi has won the annual Weston Beamor (WB) Live Project with his contemporary geometric ‘Dyad’ engagement and wedding ring set design. Kai-Blu’s award was announced on Tuesday 6th February on the WB stand at this year’s Jewellery & Watch show. Kai-Blu impressed judges with his striking and bold ring set, commercial-focus, unique design and understanding of thickness and tolerances, demonstrated through his

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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

strong CAD modelling skills. The annual competition is open to all BCU SoJ students in their second year of a Higher National Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing. Commenting on his win, Kai-Blu said: “I’m really pleased to have won first place in these prestigious awards, especially given the high quality of entries this year. I’m really looking forward to my week’s work experience at WB, I’m sure I will learn a lot!” Competition for this year’s top spot was fierce, with the judges praising the high quality of all entries. The brief was to design a commercially viable ring set using Fairtrade Gold and retail-standard stone sizes and shapes. The students also had to demonstrate how they would promote their ring set, through the creation of

a retail launch advert. Winner Kai-Blu, second place winner Lorna McNaught and thirdplaced Hayley Jones, particularly impressed judges because of the level of consideration each finalist had given to the CAD process; each design was of such high quality in terms of manufacturing robustness, that they could have gone straight into commercial production. WB Managing Director Andrew Morton said: “This initiative grows from strength to strength each year. The level of design submitted was exceptional. What sets a truly brilliant design apart from others is the ability to process and manufacture a product as efficiently as possible. The focus that the students had this year on the CAD models really did make a difference, so high praise is due to the tutors leading the courses. It will stand them in good stead when they graduate and seek progression within the commercial jewellery sector.” BCU SoJ Tutor Katy Tromans: HND Jewellery & Silversmithing, said: “What an impressive year for this competition. I have to admit when we were viewing the final submissions we all found it very hard to imagine who Ed and the team would chose with so many strong designs. Kai-Blu’s design is both elegant, edgy and exuberates class with its streamline finish. Huge congratulations to the three finalists. As I previously worked with Weston Beamor, I know that they are in for a very exciting, informative week of work experience. An opportunity that we as a school are very grateful for our students to be a part of.” A prototype of each finalist’s ring set was produced, overseen by WB Bespoke CAD Designer & 3D Print specialists Anousca Hume and Heather Bradbury, and exhibited on the stand at Jewellery & Watch. All finalists will receive a week’s work experience at WB, where they will engage in a structured programme designed to further reinforce CAD design, jewellery manufacturing and 3D printing processes. Kai-Blu was also rewarded with £500, with Lorna and Hayley receiving £250 and £100 respectively.


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Snippets

The Mourning News

Crocus - Life and death in Key Hill Cemetery. Jacqui Fielding

The 4 Clowns of the Apocalypse At the Blue Orange Theatre

In February 2018 after a successful opening where they received a standing ovation, The Absolute Theatre began a tour of Portugal with their production of ‘The 4 Clowns of the Apocalypse’ after which they will bring the show to theatres and community venues in the West Midlands and London in March 2018. Last year Absolute Theatre, who are based in North London approached Teatro do Montemuro with the idea for the show and both companies set about making it happen. Teatro do Montemuro is located in a small vil-

lage in Central Portugal, which does not have a shop, cafe or post office, but has a full working theatre that holds an international theatre festival, runs workshops and has produced shows for over 25 years. Absolute Theatre and Teatro do Montemuro have been admirers of each other’s work since the late 90’s and are very happy to have together created The 4 Clowns of The Apocalypse’, which is both companies first ever clown show and appeals to children and adults alike. On Sunday 18th March ‘The 4 Clowns of the Apocalypse’ comes to The Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton St, Birmingham, B18 6AD 3pm and 7pm https://blueorangetheatre.co.uk/project/the-4-clowns-ofthe-apocalypse-18th-march-2018

Leafy Cannabis Plants have been found in one of the J.Q Cemeteries. Should the owner wonder where these plants are now they are advised to telephone 101! Good news in that the War Memorial in Key Hill has been cleaned. The Friends have not yet checked if Warstone Lane War Memorial has been cleaned. The Friends will be attending the Jewellery Quarter Festival on Saturday 21 July. The Friends will have a stall in Warstone Lane Cemetery on Vyse Street and will be able to assist those who are looking for a family plot number in both Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery. We will also be selling items to raise funds for the gravestone restoration.

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Jury Members and Winners of the Inhorgenta Award 2018 with CEO Klaus Dittrich

CEO Klaus Dittrich with models of the Inhorgenta Munich Jewellery Show

Visitors at Inhorgenta Munich 2018

Inhorgenta Munich 2018 Inspires

Over four days, Inhorgenta Munich has once again been the international meeting place for the jewellery, watch and precious stone industry. From February 16 to 19, some 27,000 trade visitors from over 70 countries came to Munich to discover the trends of the year in the jewellery and watches segment. It keeps growing and growing: as an international order and communication platform for the jewellery, precious stone and watch industry, Inhorgenta Munich once again records a strong increase. 1026 exhibitors from 42 countries participated in the trade show - an increase of four percent compared with the previous year. It was above all the quality of the presentations that leaped to the eye when walking through the six exhibition halls covering a total space of 65,000 square metres. The Fine Jewellery segment in

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Hall B1 recorded 25 new exhibitors, among whom brands with an international focus, such as the Vredenbased Niessing jewellery manufactory, the Danish design company Georg Jensen and the Italian jewellery manufacturer Piero Milano. From the viewpoint of the Jewellers’ Trade Association [Handelsverband Juweliere - BVJ], Inhorgenta Munich is a resounding success. President Stephan Lindner said: “The trade show is vital as a contact and order platform, and it acts as a major source of inspiration and ideas. It is here where the crucial decisions for this season’s product lines are made.” One of the highlights of the trade show was the presentation of the second Inhorgenta Munich Award - more than 500 guests from the worlds of business, culture, politics and the media celebrated jointly with the industry at the gala event which took place at the Postpalast in Munich. For the first time, the Award was conferred in seven categories. By the new AWARD category “Smart and Connected Watch of the Year”, in which the Swiss traditional label TAG

Heuer was the winner, Inhorgenta Munich responded specifically to the international success of the smart watches. “Smart watches are a key topic of the future”, said Marc Czemper, Senior Sales Manager Europe at Casio. “Particularly hybrid watches, that is to say watches in analogue design with smart, useful additional functions, are in the focus of interest. Demand is continually rising, and the potential is growing noticeably.”

Digitalization as a mega trend

This year’s Inhorgenta Munich paid particular attention to the topic of digitalization. In this way, the trade show met the wish of many exhibitors who intended to have an intensive exchange of views about the current trends in the industry. At the ‘Digital Forum’, visitors could discuss the topic during numerous events. In the coming year, Inhorgenta Munich will open its gates from February 22 to 25, 2019.

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cal artefacts, unlocked from the earth they were cast in. While his process is methodical the outcomes rely on a certain happenstance, a synchronistic event and the final outcome enticingly unpredictable until they are revealed after the sand-casting process. The resulting artefacts aim to explore notions of belonging, purpose and existence. Drew is a lecturer based at Birmingham School of Jewellery. His current research seeks to examine the synonymic links between creation within religion and that within his own studio practice.

Subterranea Monday 19th March – Friday 13th April 2018

What lies beneath is the subterranean. It’s the dark, the buried, the out of sight. In their individual ways each of the members of Subterranea is engaged with the buried, the stuff that lies beneath, be it literally or metaphorically. Subterranea is an ongoing collaborative conversation between Nuala Clooney, Rachel Darbourne, Bridie Lander and Drew Markou. Together they explore the overlapping processes and shared research territory in their individual practices. Alongside displaying work, the artists explore how to reveal the usually hidden conversations and processes of both the individual creative journeys and the development of the collaborative practice. The audience is invited to participate in the opening and closing events and engage with the work. Interaction by audience, participants and the artists throughout the time of the exhibition will result in a continual evolution of the space, encouraging new narratives and interpretations. Rather than seeking to show a concluded body of work, the show puts emphasis on the process, the journey, revealing the normally unseen side of an artists’ practice and so poses the question is anything ever finished?

being with neither inside or outside. During the evening, biting, chewing and consuming, normally a private activity that takes place inside the mouth’s cavity, becomes externalised and public. Performing bodies and tools taking on the role of the mouth as they bite into a table consisting of a pink mucous membrane. The audience will be served sweet mouthfuls of this continuous surface, a surface that becomes’ passed on and into others and has a new form of existence. The resulting piece will become a new video work that will then be projected onto the remaining table throughout the course of the exhibition.

Closing Event | Thursday 12th April 6pm – 8pm

Join Subterranea for an intimate and interactive walk around the exhibition with the artists. We seek to provide you with a deeper sensory and tactile experience of the work on show by offering you an opportunity to taste and consume a selection of edible, sumptuous and sweet morsels, each inspired by the artists’ work.

About the Artists

Consuming surfaces | Thursday 22nd March 6pm – 8pm

Subterranea invite you to take part in their opening event on Thursday 22nd March 6 – 8pm. This performative and edible event explores the notion of a surface as a continuous

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Drew Markou creates forms that at once look futuristic and archaeologi-

Rachel Darbourne taps into our childish affections and the recesses and transgressions that may linger there. The familiar cuddly toys, the transitional objects are distorted and transmuted into uncanny, titillating tactile furries that tickle at the boundaries of innocence and other – the stuff that lies just below consciousness. Rachel is a maker, what she makes reflects her perceptions of and confusions about the world, the people in it, the politics, the psychology, the philosophy, and the seemingly existential predisposition to violence. She is Pathway Leader for Jewellery at Plymouth College of Art. Nuala Clooney is a cross disciplinary artist who boldly recasts the body, her body, creating part body, part objects that lie in the space of self and other. She explores the sensuous fluids that interplay and intermingle self and other, the dark viscous spaces between felt and feeling. Nuala is currently undertaking a year-long residency at Grand Union Birmingham developing the experiential and performative aspects of her practice. Alongside her studio practice, Nuala works in collaboration with other artists. Current projects include ‘Expanded Intimacy’ developed with


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Kaye Winwood and a new film collaboration with Tereza Stehlikova.

Bridie Lander through the use of black, black glass mirror, black enamel, and a menagerie of other material hints at the mystic; the alchemistic; the dark arts. The black reflective surfaces play with the parallels of the ubiquitous black glass of our mediated technological times with the notions of scrying or Claude glass. Bridie is a senior lecturer at the School of Jewellery interested in the effect of digital technology on material culture, she draws analogies between studio practice and alchemic process.

Domino Responds to Key 2018 Consumer Trends Domino’s recently-launched Shaped Wedding Bands collection is proving popular with retailers, with high praise and positive feedback being received by the Birmingham manufacture on the flexibility and scope for personalisation within the range. The collection was created to respond to the fact that personalisation and provenance continue to drive consumer buying choices. The collection provides retailers with a less prescriptive range, whilst providing consumers with more choice. As well as a selection of alloys and diamond qualities, the range features an array of setting styles including; pavé and fishtail, as well as your more traditional claw and channel set options. Commenting on the range, Marketing Co-ordinator, Chantelle SerrellCooke, said: “Stackable jewellery allows the wearer to create their own distinct look – the ultimate in terms of personalisation. We’re encouraging retailers to demonstrate the full flexibility and options available, as well as triggering incremental sales at point of sale, there is scope for sales in the future, perhaps for anniversaries, birthdays, birth of child etc. This collection has the breadth to support a wide range of pockets and personal preferences. That was a key factor for our design team when creating the range. We wanted to provide our customers with a range that was beautifully flexible. The feedback

we are receiving suggests that we did just that.” The collection, which was designed and manufactured in Birmingham, also responds to key 2018 trends featuring shaped wedding bands with patterns, twists, silhouettes and diamond detailing. The range features designs inspired by unity and infinity symbolism, as well as edgy geometrics, and floral motifs all designed to complement existing engagement rings. Bands can also be further personalised with laser inscriptions through the Domino’s in-house Assay Office. Chantelle added: “The key selling point for this range is that these rings provide a more imaginative, personalised shopping experience and product purchase for the consumer. These rings can be worn on their own or stacked in a variety of combinations. We’ve heard of some consumers purchasing a variety and using the additional stacks to dress up their overall look, which we love. It’s fantastic to hear that the range is helping people to create their own unique stories and looks. It’s also great to hear that these additional stacks are providing retailers with opportunities to increase incremental and future sales.” March 2018

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Alabaster & Wilson Source: English Heritage

The building at 8-10 Legge Lane is brick built. designed by John Osborne for Messrs Alabaster & Wilson. The building retains most of its original features internally and externally and as such is an exceptionally wellpreserved example of a small purposebuilt jewellery manufactory of the late 19th Century.

Alabaster & Wilson Est:1887 - 8-10 Legge Lane.

Ceased Trading in December 2017.

‘It is with mixed feelings of pleasure tinged with sadness when my sister Wendy and I announced that we were going to retire on December 31st, 2017. Our elder brother Paul

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retired three years ago after very nearly 50 years in the trade and, as he approached his 70th birthday in January, we know that he and his wife have been having an enviably good time ever since, and we feel we should do the same! Wendy joined Alabaster & Wilson in 1968 after training in retail with George Pragnell in Stratford-uponAvon, so she too has worked for all but 50 years in the Company, whilst I joined a few years later after university and a short spell teaching French in Cheshire, Our retirement will also mark the closure of Alabaster & Wilson Ltd. and a new lease of life for the factory which our Grandfather Arthur Alabaster had built in 1891. During the 130 years since the Company was founded there have been many ups and downs, a couple of World Wars, and our own generation has witnessed three huge changes m both manufacturing and retail. Some things have remained constant how-

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ers the best possible service: we have also had the pleasure to deal with some Companies for virtually all of our 130 years, in several cases with parallel generations of our families, and have continued to forge enduring relationships with many other businesses making many firm friends amongst our customers and suppliers. It has been our privilege also to be involved in the design and manufacture of some winning pieces of jewellery in the course of our lifetimes to add to the proud heritage of pieces produced by earlier generations of the family. A Company is only as good as the people who work in it and we have been fortunate to have some exceptional craftsmen and women, designers and office staff working with us during our lifetimes and we wish those who are with us now health and happiness in their own retirement or future careers. Amongst these, our current designer, Rachel Byrne, recently returned from maternity leave, will start her own business and we have offered her our dies and master models so that she will be able to continue to supply many of the pieces for which we have been known and we are confident she will maintain the level of quality for which we have always been known. We have given her our customer list and she will write with her contact details once she has established herself in her new premises’.

Cufflinks manufactured by Alabaster & Wilson

JQH HERITAGE

Stephen Alabaster 2018

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PROUD TO BE A MEMBER AND HELP PRESERVE THE JEWELLERY QUARTER’S UNIQUE HERITAGE

Stickers are Here Join Jewellery Quarter Heritage and get two of our new new membership stickers. Plus every quarter our newsletter in the mail, showing what we have been up to for the last couple months plus extra JQ Heriage news See www.jqheritage.co.uk. March 2018

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Barker Bros. Silversmiths Ltd Unity Works, Constitution Hill

Manufacturers of Silver Plated and Sterling Silver, Hollowware and Flatware reproductions of Antique Patterns

‘Aid to Aircraft Production’

‘The outbreak of hostilities in 1939 did not find us wholly unprepared. We had taken steps earlier in the year to get our factory approved by the Aeronautical Inspection Department and could therefore if needed undertake work for the Aircraft Industry. We found however even after the outbreak of war - although anxious to obtain government work - that it was not easy to find which was discouraging, but, as at that period we were being told it was a case of ‘export or die’, we threw all our resources into the production of our Silver and Plate line for export, and merchandise found its way to all parts of the world. We received many letters of appreciation of our efforts in this direction in spite of increasing difficulties, and several valuable shipments of silver are now lying at the bottom of the Atlantic, while others were ‘blitzed’ at Liverpool docks awaiting shipment, but we continued advent of Lend-Lease the vital need for exports ceased. Our first introduction to war work of any kind was during the summer of 1940 when this country was facing the threat of invasion. We had been approached by the Ministry of Supply as to whether we could immediately commence manufacturing Outercasings for the ‘sticky’ bomb which, at that time, was considered an anti-tank weapon of some importance. This work meant the installation of spraying plant and spot welding machines, but it was not long before we were in production and nearly half-a-million of these assemblies stood to our credit within a few months. About this time our power presses commenced to turn out 2” H.E. Mortar Body Press-

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ings at the rate of 30,000 per month and we began to feel, though still in a limited manner, that we were helping to meet the great need for weapons of all description. Our output however, was not by any means confined to the production of goods for the Ministry of Supply as we were beginning to receive more and more work from the Aircraft industry; work which tested and proved the skill of our craftsmen. We found the usual difficulty of familiarising ourselves with blue prints, and well remember the first batch which came to us by passenger train one Saturday afternoon, and although studied continuously over the weekend we cannot say that we were much the wiser on the Monday morning, but our toolmakers at once got to work on the job, and with the co-operation of all, Airborne Wireless Chassis soon began to take shape. With the advent of the ‘Mosquito’ our stamp shops were soon working long hours turning out Pressings for the Exhaust Manifolds - in Inconel, Stainless Steel, and other metals - while our largest power press produced by the end of the European war 25,000 Fuel Tank Ends for the same machine. This incidentally, was the largest pressing we made being over 27 inches in length, in sharp contrast with the smallest (of which we have turned out many thousands) namely, an intricate part of the Flare Fuse used by the R.A.F. ‘Pathfinders’. Within the structure of many other famous aircraft our productions large and small have found their places. The Bristol ‘Beaufighter’ carried Junction Boxes and Instrument Panels, the ‘Lancaster’ bomber the Tail Wheel Mounting Beam, and the ‘Stirling’ bomber the Cradle carrying Auxiliary Fuel Tanks, to mention but a few, while, at the same time we were turning out thousands of Sheet Metal Dust Covers for the protection of ‘Radar’ instruments of all types. It has recently been revealed the amazing inventions of Britain’s Radar

Former Barker Brothers electroplating factory - now Bismillah Building 2-26 Constitution Hill.

scientists working for the Ministry of Aircraft Production under the name of Telecommunications Research Establishment at Great Malvern, and we are proud to say that we were connected - if only in a small way - with their wonderful work. It was shortly after the removal of T.R.E. from Swanage to Great Malvern that we were approached by the Ministry to undertake development work in connection with this Establishment and the secrecy surrounding this work was impressed upon us. After a visit to Malvern where we were shown very little - and told even less - about the use of the first job we were to undertake, we got to work on it and within the course of a few months several of this item which took the form of a large Steel Box fitted with Mirrors, Motors, and many other gadgets were completed. This work was carried out in shops assigned for that job, no unauthorised person being allowed to enter, and drawings relating to them being put under lock and key every night. We might add that we have only recently been informed of the use to which these instruments were put, namely, plotting the approach of hostile aircraft. Since then we have been assisting regularly on development work for T.R.E. and are pleased to be able to state that we have been congratulated on the accuracy and reliability of the work done. On looking back over the war years, we must confess our surprise at the variety and complexity of the work we have undertaken and would like to add that this work could not have been done without the loyalty and cooperation of our staff and craftsmen. We have learned much in the way of new methods of tool making and production, and we look forward to the application of this knowledge in


Merger

In the 1960s E Barker Bros. merged with Ellis & Co, trading under the name Barker Ellis Silver Co.- (See Hockley Flyer 391 Feb. 2018)

Jewellery Quarter Ladies Honours List To commemorate Centenary of the Suffragettes Movement

Martin C Levi

Death of Mr, Clive Levi of Barker Brothers - His Work for BJSA Source: ‘British Jeweller’ December 1939

‘We regret to record the death on October 25, at the age of 65, of Mr. Clive J. Levi. He was a joint managing director of Barker Brothers (Silversmiths), Ltd., and a director of Ellis & Co. (Birmingham), Ltd., a subsidiary company. He was a partner in Messrs. Levi & Salaman up to the time of the firm’s amalgamation, with Barker Brothers. Mr. Levi had been on the Council of the Birmingham Jewellers’ and Silversmiths’ Association for many years, representing the Silver and ElectroPlate Trade Section.as its Chairman. He became Vice-President of the Association in 1918 and President in the years 1919 and 1920 and was also a member of several of the Association’s committees, his scientific knowledge being of particular value on the Technical Advisory Committee in connection with the investigations into stainless and other alloys of silver and platinum. Mr. Levi was one of the trade guardians at the Birmingham Assay Office for several years. It is interesting to recall that his father, Mr. Phineas N. Levi was President of the BJSA in the years 1896 and 1897’.

• Frost, Shirley - Author of Design Gap (Designer Makers) • Fuller, Vivian - Weston Beamor. (Retired 2018). • Goodman, Fay - Federation of Small Businesses. • Green, Joyce - Newman Bros. Coffin Works. • Haddleton Marie - Jewellery Quarter History & Guide, Editor Hockley Flyer, Ex Hon. President/ Hon Sec of JQA and founder member of JQ Heritage. (Current) • Hartley, Kath - Ladywood Councillor. • Jones, Connie - Jewellery Quarter Association - Founder Member (retired)

To complement the 100th Year anniversary of the ‘Votes for Women’ campaign and to remind us of the ‘Special Ladies’ past and present who have contributed so much to the Jewellery Quarter and its many Trades and Skills, Jewellery Quarter Heritage and The Hockley Flyer have compiled a ‘Ladies Honours List from our database.

• Layton Stella - Cooksons Gold MD & Ex-Birmingham Assay Master (Retired).

If you feel other names should be added, please let us know.

• Spector, Renee - Ladywood Councillor. (Deceased).

• Barker, Mary - Founder of Barker Ellis - (1801). • Beach, Winifred Alice - Cameo Setter - Her work displayed in Jewellery Quarter Museum. • Beauchamp, Margaret - Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery - (Current). • Bradley, Mary - Jewellery Quarter Visitors Kiosk - HRH Prince Charles’ gift to Jewellery Quarter (later demolished). • Carter. Suzanne - Conservation New Standard Works • Dayus, Kathleen - Author ‘All My Days’. Artwork & Dayus Square dedicated to her memory. (19032003). • Demidowicz,Toni - Conservation . • Field, Margaret (Maggie), - Sutton Tools (retired) • Fielding, Jacqui -,Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery. (Current)

• Mason, Sheena - Historian • Penfold, Gay - School of Jewellery & Innovation Centre. (Retired) • Perkins, Elizabeth.- Conservation • Roberts, Pauline - Formed first Cemeteries Supporters Group.

• Short, Clare - Ladywood M.P. for 27 years. • White, Michele - Conservation, Designer Makers. (Current) • Wilson, Marion - Birmingham Assay Office. Director Anchorcert Academy (Current).

Lady Proprietors of Current Long-established Jewellery Quarter Businesses. • Julies - Precious Stones Vyse Street • Stanley, Alison - Widow Arthur Stanley - Retail Jeweller, Vyse Street. • Ward, Mandy - Wards - Precious Stones, Vyse Street. • Wardle, Mary. - A Wardle & Co. Casters. Albion Street Plus, all mothers, wives and daughters who worked in the Jewellery Quarter factories when the men were away at war.

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the manufacture of articles of beauty thus bringing joy into the lives of those who use them instead of devoting our energies on instruments of destruction, necessary though they were to encompass the ruin of our enemies’.


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Exhibitions  MARCH

On now - 24 Mar LADYWOOD FENIAN

A a solo exhibition by Stephen J. Morgan. Encompassing work made between 2003-2013, the exhibition brings together selected images from three series of works which consider Morgan’s memories of growing up in Birmingham and the uneasy truce of being brought up in an Irish household in the heart of England.

On now - 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.

On now - 17 Mar SCENES FROM THE TRAIN – BIRMINGHAM TO MID-WALES COAST

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

On now - 24 Mar ABANDONED PLACES

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

On now - 31 OPEN ALL MEDIA 2018

Our annual show of artwork by a variety of artists from across the region working in different media, subjects and styles. Following the success of their sponsorship in 2017, we are delighted that Fresh: Art Fair will be supporting the show again this year. Don’t miss the RBSA coach trip to the Fresh: Art Fair.

On now - 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

19 - 05 May CORNISH INSPIRATIONS

David White RBSA. Explore David’s abstract mixed-media paintings and linocut prints. This collection combines outdoor Cornish harbour views with imaginary artist-studio interiors, creating intriguing scenes that question the viewer’s sense of viewpoint. Don’t miss David White’s sale of unframed original limted edition prints on Saturday 24 March. Solo show.

26 - 05 May CARNIVALESQUE

Christopher Salmon RBSA. Chris is well-known for creating quirky characters that amuse and intrigue. This selection of prints, drawings, and paintings includes new work alongside old favourites. Solo Show

 APRIL 04 - 21 Apr HILARY PAYNTER WOOD ENGRAVINGS

New large-scale wood engraving, collages, and significant prints from a lifetime’s work by Hilary Paynter, Past President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and Honorary RBSA Member. This vast body of work will include dramatic coastal landscapes, intimate studies, and timely socio-political commentaries.

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16 - 09 Jun SURROUNDED BY SEA

Jasmina Ajzenkol ARBSA. A selection of work inspired by the marine landscape in Jasmina’s distinctive style. Solo Show

23 - 28 Apr CANDIATES 2018

The RBSA continues to encourage new artists to join the Society, with this annual exhibition featuring the work of those seeking election to become Associates or Members. See the future of the Society in the making!

Demonstrations  MARCH

10 MEET THE ARTIST: NATALIE SEYMOUR NWA

@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Meet Next Wave Associate Natalie Seymour during her ground floor show, and chat to her about how she creates her digital compositions. Free, drop-in session, no need to book. To coincide with Natalie’s ground floor exhibition

24 DEMONSTRATION BY ROBERT PAGE RBSA

@ 11.00 am - 1.00 pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Watch how Robert creates a new sculpture using extensive photographs. To coincide with Robert’s ground floor solo show. Free, drop-in session, no need to book

 APRIL 14 DEMONSTRATION BY HILARY PAYNTER HON RBSA

@ 11.00 am - 1.00 pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Meet artist Hilary during her solo show, as she demonstrates the process of creating her prints. To coincide with Hilary’s upper floor exhibition. Free, drop-in session, no need to book

28 DEMONSTRATION BY FRAN CURRIE ARBSA

@11.00 am - 1.00 pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. New Associate, Fran, will demonstrate how she sets up colourful still life subjects and paints them in oil using a contemporary take on the style of the Old Masters. To coincide with the annual Candidates Exhibtion. Free, drop-in session, no need to book

Auctions  MARCH

15 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

22 JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

22 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

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

26 WATCHES AND WATCH PARTS

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

 APRIL 05 JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

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

05 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

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

12 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

16 VINTAGE JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES AUCTION

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

16 COSTUME JEWELLERY SALE

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

19 JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

19 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

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

24 THE WATCH SALE

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

Live Entertainment  MARCH

09 & 10 THE RED LEMONS

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

10 THE HARRINGTONS + SUMMER DAZE + FRINGE + PENNY DROP

Birmingham Promoters present: The Harringtons , Summer Daze is a 4-piece group from Bir mingham devoted to bringing the good vibes. Fringe Four-piece indie rock band formed in 2014 from Kings Heath, Birmingham. Penny Drop are rock’n’roll & soul duo from Birmingham.

11 BEER BLUES SUNDAY FEATURING THE ZOE GREEN BAND

Zoe Green Band., with support from Ruth Kokumo Noah. Expect the best in Blues music with great atmosphere

13 ITCHYFEET BIRMINGHAM

The Itchy Feet parties return to the Jam House ... Swing, Soul, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Rock n Roll and Ska. At Itchy Feet parties - it’s all about the old.

14 GOSPEL CENTRAL

Back after a well-earned rest! This monthly celebration of the talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene gives an urban and contemporary edge to Gospel music. A must see!

15 JAM HOT

Now here’s a special treat ...Jam Hot’s non-stop, live performance features exhilarating tunes by Justin Timberlake, Sia, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Rudimental & many more! Incredible musicianship; electric atmosphere!

16 DEE AJAYI / SHAMA / JAMIE CROFT / MILLIE MAY

Birmingham Promoters present: Dee Ajayi - Graced with a

captivating voice and an addictive stage presence, Dee Ajayi’s soft, soul-baring music touches her audience. Plus support from Shama Rahman. Jamie Croft Music - As a self-taught guitarist, Jamie has been writing his own material since the age of 15.

16 & 17 GROUPER

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

18 THE 4 CLOWNS OF THE APOCALYPSE

The end of the world is nigh! Well, maybe. The Horsemen of The Apocalypse assemble to fulfil their prophesied function and with epic scale incompetence they grapple with universal destruction and deckchairs. Comical, magical and visually stunning. Price: £9/£7. See website for bookings/times www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk

18 AN AUDIENCE WITH ASH SHEEHAN (THE GRANDMASTER ASH)

Ash Sheehan (of The Twang & Dead Sea Skulls) is back in March to take the roof off yet again… With support from the finest local Birmingham talent…

20 JAZZLINES presents ..URBAN SOUL FAMILY

A musical collective creating instrumental tunes fused from their influences, delivering soulful funky grooves, aiming to touch the heart and soul of everyone who experiences them.

21 LUCAS D & the GROOVE GHETTO

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

22 a tribute to ... UB40

The legendary UB40 – one of Birmingham’s own, and probably the greatest Reggae band to come out of the UK, Johnny2Bad is a collection of some of the best Birmingham musicians that celebrate the songs of classic UB40.

22 - 24 Thoroughly Modern Millie (2018)

Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the 1920s jazz scene. Set in New York City in 1922, young Millie Dillmount from Kansas, comes to the big apple in search of a new life. Tickets: £12.50/£10/£7.50. See website for bookings/times www. blueorangetheatre.co.uk

23 & 24 URBAN INTRO

Always a big Jam House favourite, Urban Intro make a welcome return performing hits from the likes of Rihanna, and Justin Timberlake to classics from Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, & even CeCe Peniston.

24 LAST ORDERS / LA DHARMA / PANACEA DREAM / PURPLE STEREO

The Catapult Club presents: Last Orders, La Dharma, Panacea Dream, Purple Stereo, Smokin Eskimo

27 The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

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

28 BIG WOLF BAND

Big Wolf is a rock blues powerhouse, with a distinctive guitar style and an array of well self-penned tracks, backed by the talents of Mick Jeynes (bass), Tim Jones (drums) and Paul Brambani (keys) the band delivers every time. March 2018

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28 - 31 ROTTERDAM

Here to There Productions Presents Rotterdam By Jon Brittain. It’s New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents to tell them she’s gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one. Tickets £17/£13 plus booking fee

29 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

29 MEME DETROIT - SINGLE LAUNCH PARTY

SoulRock Central proudly Presents the official launch party for MeMe Detroit’s brand new release, ‘Soc Med Junkies’, in conjunction with Brum Radio & Rawsound.tv. Support comes from The Institutes!

30 STUFF AND NONSENSE

10 TOVEY BROTHERS

Three brothers in the fore-front of the Birmingham music scene come together with a broad mix of chart classics delivered with their own unique arrangements

11 GOSPEL CENTRAL

This monthly celebration of the talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene gives an urban and contemporary edge to Gospel music. A must see!

12 The 3 SIXTIES

The 3 Sixties is a five piece R&B / soul group authentically recreating the sounds & style of the Swinging Sixties.

13 THE VIRGINMARYS / THE REGULARS / SIOBHAN MAZZEI

Birmingham Promoters present: The Virginmarys - The Virginmarys bring their highly charged live show to Birmingham. After a sold out single launch show at The Sunflower Lounge, The Regulars return to Birmingham. Siobhan Mazzei - “Armed with only her guitar and her voice, but oh what a voice, reminding me a lot of Sinead O’Connor”

13 & 14 The BEAT BROTHERS

Don’t Go Into The Cellar present an audience with Mr Edward Lear, King of the Nonsense Rhyme and Loopy Limerick! Allow him to entertain you with tall tales concerning his life and times, the people, flora and fauna he encountered along the way, and his own inimitable philosophy of life.

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

30 THE MIRAMARS / BOURGEOIS FOUR / HARRY DANIELS / DEAF BALLOONS

Trampolene - “Brilliant debut from indie gutter poets…these passionate postcards from the edge demand attention.” Himalayas and Sophie and The Giants

Birmingham Promoters present: The Miramars + The Bourgeois Four + Harry Daniels + Deaf Balloons

30 PIP BLOM, SPORTS TEAM & FAITH

Sonic Gun Concerts & Nice Swan Records present Pip Blom and Sports Team

30 & 31 B’SPOKE

A popular & funky young ten piece of talented musicians perform a range of soul & R’n’B classics.

 APRIL 03 WYZE GUYZ

Celebrating the days when Cool was King, Roger Bird & Steve Pinnock are the WYZE GUYZ, presenting a shaken but not stirred cocktail of swing classics and kitsch anthems.

04 HANNAH JOHNSON & the BROKEN HEARTS

Hannah Johnson and the Broken Hearts seek to reveal the music that used to be called ‘Country’ in the impassioned era of Honky Tonk

05 STUFF AND NONSENSE

Don’t Go Into The Cellar present an audience with Mr Edward Lear, King of the Nonsense Rhyme and Loopy Limerick! Allow him to entertain you with tall tales concerning his life and times, the people, flora and fauna he encountered along the way, and his own inimitable philosophy of life.

05 Funk ‘n’ Soul Night Out presents ... BRITFUNK ASSOCIATION

The Brit-Funk Association features a 10 piece collective of musicians from Beggar & Co, Central Line, Hi-Tension and ex-members of Light of the World and Incognito. The new album from BFA, “Full Circle” will be released in the New Year on Expansion Records.

06 & 07 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!

07 EXHAILERS / FUTUMCHE! / HANZO / PJJ

Birmingham Promoters & Baddie’s Boogie Present: Exhailers - An alt rock trio making weird noises in the Midlands. Futumche - Described as “aggressive”, “sinister” and “surreal”, three-piece post-punk outfit. Hanzo are a garage rock ‘n’ roll trio from Warwickshire. PJJ - A floating 5 piece of glistening psych pop.

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15 NICK J.D. HODGSON

Birmingham Promoters Presents: Nick J.D. Hodgson - as main songwriter and founder member of Kaiser Chiefs, Hodgson already has an enviable record of global hits under his belt, including number 1 single ‘Ruby’ and ‘I Predict A Riot’

Networking  MARCH

13 CONFIDENCE TO WRITE & PUBLISH YOUR STORY MASTERCLASS

Have you been sitting on your journals and jottings about your life for months and years? 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Hampton by Hilton

14, 21, 28 JQ BREAKFAST MEET @ ST PAULS NETWORKING GROUP

6:30 am - 8:30 am Register between 06:45 and 07:00 before a full breakfast allowing businesses to continue networking. Thereafter the formalities include an introduction from the committee followed by a round of 60 second pitches from members and visitors.

21 ST PAUL’S PROPERTY LUNCH

Every month we invite all those involved within commercial property, construction, development, or property professional services to the club for a relaxed lunch in the wonderful dining room. It is also a great opportunity to build long term relationships with other commercial property people.

 APRIL 04 NETWORKING FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS - YENA

Thinking of starting a business? Growing your start-up and looking for peer support? Or maybe you just want to find out where the opportunities are in your city? YENA brings together young and ambitious individuals, below the age of 35, with a keen interest in business

Training & Education  MARCH

10 FASCINATOR MAKING WORKSHOP

@ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm The Crafts Collective, 53A Frederick Street. In this one day workshop you can learn lots of techniques using the fabulous material called sinamay, to create your own, gorgeous fascinator!


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. Price £275 + VAT

14 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. Price £275 + VAT

15 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. Price: £225 + VAT

15 FREE FIMO POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOPS WITH JAYNE ROZARIO

Two sessions will be held between 10.00am – 12.15pm and 1.00pm – 3.15pm – but both of these are limited on spaces, so why not book your place today?During these workshops, you will be learning how to create a piece of jewellery using FIMO polymer clay and fordite style polymer clay techniques, which you will then be able to take home with you at the end of the session.

25 EASTER MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

@ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Modern Calligraphy Day Workshop with Jane Lappage. On this course you will get hands on with the new fun, quicker way to learn calligraphy using your fine point nib.

26 MANAGING CONFLICT

@ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm None of us like to admit there are simmerings of conflict where we work, but at some point, if we haven’t already, we will all be faced with a conflict situation. Knowing what it is and how to deal with it is key to ensuring it doesn’t escalate. In this informative and interactive workshop, we will take you on a practical tour of Managing Conflict, covering the 3 Rs – Recognising, Responding and Resolving. Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre Vyse Street, Birmingham, B18 6LT

29 INTRODUCTORY, INTERACTIVE, INDUSTRY DAY

This workshop is intended to educate and inspire NAJ Students as they develop a career in the Jewellery Industry. It offers relevant hands on experience which would not necessarily be available in the retail environment. Price: £135 + VAT – Discount to £90.00 for JET STUDENTS

31 BIRMINGHAM PEN MUSEUM SCRIBES - WORKSHOP

Just starting out in calligraphy or have a bit of experience? Come and develop your skills as a member of the Birmingham Pen Museum Scribes. The Scribes have regular meetings throughout the year at the Pen Museum and the group’s main aim is to promote the art of calligraphy.

18 LEARNING CALLIGRAPHY WITH SHEILA SMITH

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18 CRAFTY SIP – CREATIVE SESSIONS

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@ 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.

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.

20 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. Price: £275 + VAT

21 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. Price: £275 + VAT

22 UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS

This interactive training course is intended for retail staff seeking to either start or improve social media engagement and management for the benefit of their business. Price: £200 + VAT

23 FREE PMC WORKSHOPS WITH LORI RIDGWAY

Two sessions will be held between 10.00am – 12.30pm and 1.00pm – 3.30pm. Both are limited on spaces, so why not book your place today? In these workshops, you will be learning how to use PMC to create beautiful pieces of jewellery, including the various techniques used to make precious metal clay designs such as forming, firing and finishing.

24 START YOUR ECO-BUSINESS

Eco-businesses may have an environmental, social, economic or community-based purpose at the core of its existence. Having a good business structure from the start can be the difference between a success and failure.

See www.jqevents.info for more information on any of the events listed here...

Come and make a machine sewn leather pouch, perfect for storing a variety of bits and pieces such as phone, cash, makeup or can be used as a clutch bag. You have the option to make a detachable wrist strap. Studio 1, Keyhill Drive, Jewellery Quarter

14 INTRODUCTION TO LEATHER CRAFT LEATHER COIN PURSE AND KEYRING

A great introduction to Leathercraft. Make a leather coin purse and key ring using vegetable tanned leather. You will be shown how to use leather making tools safely and to hand sew leather. The workshop is suitable for adults – beginners. Studio 1, Keyhill Drive, Jewellery Quarter

14 LEATHER TABLET COVER WORKSHOP

Come and make a hand sewn tablet cover for your Ipad or similar. You will be shown how to prepare and cut leather, make holes and sew your cover. The workshop is suitable for adults – beginners. Studio 1, Keyhill Drive, Jewellery Quarter

17 UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS

This hands on course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. The one day course will provide an in depth understanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. Price £275 + VAT

21 ILLUMINATED LETTERS CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

@ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm In this Illuminated Letters workshop, learn how to draw and decorate a Roman Versals to add an extra dimension to your cards. This short course will be based on Roman versals. These were letters based on the shape of Roman Capitals to be used in manuscripts and were often large, decorated in various colours and used to designate the beginnings of verses.

22 LEARNING CALLIGRAPHY WITH SHEILA SMITH

@ 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.

24 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. Price: £275 + VAT

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24 PAINT LIKE BANKSY

@ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm pm PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity – wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other. No experience is needed to take part. Join us for a fun night out creating your own version of this Banksy inspired Umbrella Girl by Charlotte Ellinas.

Tours, Walks & Talks  MARCH

11 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).

14, 21, 22, 23 & 28 VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR

@ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Join us at The Coffin Works for a midweek treat! Go on a factory tour lead by one of our award-winning guides, followed by delicious refreshments.

16 “BOULTON WOULD BE PROUD” TALK

10:30 am - 12:30 pm The talk provides an overview of the long history and success of Assay Office Birmingham since it was founded as a result of Matthew Boulton’s efforts in 1773. The talk will take a glimpse back into the early history of the Office, the reasons Boulton fought so hard for it and the factors which have driven its growth and survival over the past 243 years.

 APRIL 01 LETTERBOXES OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER WALKING TOUR

@ 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.

05, 12 FAMILY FUN DAY

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.

07 JEWELLERY QUARTER HERITAGE WALK

Join expert guide Rupert Fisher on a lively walk and talk around Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter. Meet on Newhall street opposite Queen’s Arms pub at 2.00pm. Pre-booking required. Tickets are £7 per person. www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/jewellery

08 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).

Other Events  MARCH

13 MARCIA LANYON LTD

Marcia Lanyon Ltd will be visiting Cooksongold’s Birmingham counter for one day only! Feel free to come along between 11am and 3pm where you will have the opportunity to ask questions, as well as browse and purchase a selection of stones, beads and pearls.

24 DAVID WHITE PRINT SALE

@ 11.00 am - 1.00 pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Sale of unframed original limited edition prints from David White RBSA to coincide with his ground floor exhibition. Free, drop-in session, no need to book

BIRTHDAY GEMS

Lore & Myths - A Quick Guide: NEW

- 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.

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

Bookkeeping & VAT returns

‘At a Glance’  business trends  information for non  accountants

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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 2018/01601/PA Lionel House 86 Lionel Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1DG. Demolition of existing building and erection of a 14 storey replacement building to provide 259 one, two and three bed apartments with associated communal facilities, amenity areas, parking and associated works. 27-02-2018 2018/01431/PA 109-111 Northwood Street Hockley Birmingham B3 1TH. Variation of Condition 2 attached to planning approval 2015/02349/PA to allow the temporary car park to operate until 28th April 2021 21-02-2018 2018/01412/PA St George’s Court 1 Albion Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3AA. Telecomms License Advisory application for upgrade of existing telecoms site. 19-02-2018 2018/01165/PA Car Park to rear of former Assay Office Charlotte Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 Alterations to the approved plans to include minor changes to the internal layout, raising of the lower ground floor level by 317mm and associated amendments to the ramp gradient from Charlotte Street, proposed provision of external cycle and bin storage areas and main entrance door moved by 1 structural bay to reflect the proposed stair core location. 13-02-2018 2018/01073/PA 115b Branston Street Birmingham B18 6BA. Application for a lawful development certificate for an existing use as a single dwelling in excess of 4 years. 09-02-2018 2018/00988/PA 43-49 Northwood Street Birmingham B3 1TX. Application to determine the details for condition number 4 (drainage scheme) attached to planning approval 2016/00311/PA. 07-02-2018 2018/00492/PA. BT Telephone House Telephone Exchange 104 Newhall Street Birmingham B3 1JX. Removal of 3 no. existing windows and installation of aluminium blade weather louvres on 4th

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Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

Floor south-west elevation. 22-01-2018

Awaiting Decision 2018/00471/PA 5-11 Fleet Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1JP. Change of use from restaurant (Use class A3) to a late lounge bar and music venue (Sui Generis).with hours of opening to 23.30pm Sunday - Thursday, 03.00 Friday, 04.00 Staurday and every Sunday preceding a Bank Holiday Monday, Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. 22-01-2018 2018/00450/PA 48-52 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3PE. Change of use from office (B1[a]) to residential unit (C3), installation of basement window and external alterations. 19-01-2018 2018/00428/PA Blocks 1 & 2 Branston Court Branston Street Birmingham B18 6BA. Prior Approval for change of use from office (Use Class B1[a]) to form 29 apartments (Use Class C3). 15-01-2018 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 2017/10759/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 Quar ter 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 2017/09935/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 2017/09263/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

New Decisions 2017/11030/PA 87 Vyse Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6JZ. Listed Building Consent associated with change of use from florist, beautician and workshops to a live/work unit (Sui Generis). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/10957/PA 87 Vyse Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6JZ. Change of use from florist, beautician and workshops to a live/work unit (Sui Generis). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/10885/PA Apartment 2 33 Tenby Street Birmingham B1 3EE. Application for a lawful development certificate for an existing use as a residential apartment in excess of 4 years. Final Decision - Section 191 / 192 Permission not Required (Certificate Issued) 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. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 2017/10741/PA 29-32 Mary Street Ladywood Birmingham B3 1UD. Listed Building Consent for external and internal alterations. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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 commercial unit and 8 residential apartments and partial demolition. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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. Final Decision - Seen & Noted by Authority

Older Decisions 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) Final Decision Prior Approval Required and to Refuse 2017/09795/PA The Jam House 3-5 St Pauls Square Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1QU. Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions


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. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2017/09717/PA 25-26 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HH. Listed building consent for internal and external alterations and part demolition in conjunction with change of use from vacant office building to hotel (Class C1). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions 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 (B1) at lower ground and ground floor, live/work units (SG) above and a row of 9 mews houses (C3) to rear Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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

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!

BOOKS ON SALE AT YBA PUBLICATIONS 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 £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. £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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FULL TIME in-house setter position available. An experienced stone setter is required, to be able to cope with bespoke design work and working alongside Design team with input into new products. Training will be given on machine setting if required. The successful applicant will have the skills required for any type of setting, be able to produce high quality work, and manage jobs according to priority. Email: poppy.elder@ hockleymint.co.uk FULL TIME In-House CAD Technician. Full time in-house position available for an experienced CAD technician. The ideal candidate must have a background in Jewellery design, with strong organisational skills, an understanding of jewellery manufacturing processes and be trained in Matrix, Gemvision and JewelCad. The successful candidate will work within the CAD & design teams to create customer’s bespoke items, in addition to producing new product ranges. Experience in operating and maintaining 3D printers would be preferable, but training will be given if required. Email: poppy.elder@ hockleymint.co.uk

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is available on subscription. See advert elsewhere TRAINEE MACHINE Assembler. Due to following a planned expansion program Aquaflame Systems Ltd are looking for a trainee machine assembler and service engineer. This is a full time position involving building the machines from metal and electrical components. Testing the finished equipment and packing with the associated accessories. The suitable candidate will be enthusiastic, willing to learn new skills and want to become a valued member of the Aquaflame Team. A knowledge of how to use an Aquaflame type soldering machine would be an advantage but not a necessity as fully training will be given. Remuneration is dependent on experience and includes the usual benefits. Please reply in the first instance with a copy of your CV toKaren@ aquaflamesystems.com FULL TIME: Mounter/Jobber. Krypton Jewellers Ltd has been trading for 30 years and are looking to expand our company even further. We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Mounter/Jobber. Skills & Requirements. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Mounter/Jobber with excellent assembly and repair skills. The role involves a variety of jewellery mounting and repairs. Applications - To apply, please email covering letter and CV to accounts@kyrptonjewellers.com, or call Dave Attwood on 07792 316146. www.kryptonjewellers.com.

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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. March 2018

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The 'Voice' of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter March 2018 # 392