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THE ‘VOICE’ OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

May 2018

Issue No 394


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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:

Domino Stacks the Odds with New Identity Collection..... 17

Constitution Hill:

British Hallmarking Council Off-Shore Hallmarking.......... 18

Fleet Street:

First Ethics and Sustainability Ambassador..................... 18

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 Pen Museum

Ludgate Hill:

ibis Styles Hotel

Ludgate Hill:

Actress & Bishop Locanta Italian Restaurant Cucina Rustica Italian Restaurant

Moreton Street:

Anchorcert Group (Assay Office)

Newhall Street:

Fly Tipping Horror In Key Hill Cemetery .......................... 19 New Lease of Life for Bird’s House................................... 19 Domino Delivers Maximum Choice.................................. 20 The Mourning News........................................................ 20

The Queens Arms

Hockley Mint Appoints New National Sales Manager....... 22

Guildsman Jewellery Gallery Betts Metal Sales

Birmingham’s JQ Show Visitors a Yellow Card................. 22

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

New Book - ‘Sisters of Gold’............................................. 23

The Hive Café & Bakery CooksonGold Birmingham School of Jewellery

Peel & Stone Pizza Coming to Jewellery Quarter!........... 25

Spencer Street:

St Pauls Square:

Vittoria Street:

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

Like to help by being a Pick-up point - email us at: info@thehockleyflyer.info The Hockley Flyer is distributed free of charge around the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, being left at various pick-up points. If you would like a copy posted to you personally we also provide a comprehensive subscription service, which costs £9.25 for the next 12 issues.

London’s Craft Week Masters in Vitreous Enamelling ..... 23 The New Standard Works - Vittoria Street........................ 24 Heritage: .......................................................................... 26

Bulpitt & Sons (Swan)

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Swan Housewares Ltd

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The Kettleworks

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Hathaway & Muddiman

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

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NEW TRAINING COURSES FOR 2018 The AnchorCert Group benefits from the knowledge of a team of experts who are highly experienced in a wide range of disciplines associated with the jewellery, watch, precious metal and gemstone industry. AnchorCert Academy has harnessed this valuable knowledge to develop a range of relevant training courses. Read on to review our syllabus, including our great new courses for 2018. For course information or further detail, call our team on 0121 794 1320 to discuss our bespoke training course service.

INVEST INSPIRE IMPROVE MOTIVATED STAFF MAKE SALES

COURSE TITLE

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NEW FOR 2018! EXPOSED: FAKE, FRANKEN & CUSTOM WATCHES

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Dates: 6th Mar & 19th Jun

NEW FOR 2018! UNDERSTANDING PLATING Dates: 27th Jun

NEW FOR 2018! UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR BUSINESS

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Dates: 22nd Mar

INTRODUCTORY, INTERACTIVE INDUSTRY DAY Dates: 29th Mar, 24th May & 28th Jun

UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS Dates: 13th Feb, 13th Mar, 17th Apr, 8th May & 12th Jun

UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES Dates: 27th Feb, 20th Mar, 24th Apr, 22nd May & 26th Jun

UNDERSTANDING HALLMARKING Dates: 16th May

UNDERSTANDING JEWELLERY VALUATIONS Dates: 15th Mar

£135.00 +VAT £275.00 +VAT £275.00 +VAT £80.00 +VAT £225.00 +VAT

More courses available, please visit www.anchorcertacademy.com to find out more.

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SMOOTH-CAST INVESTMENT POWDER An extra fine powder, superb for all detail and suitable for all metals especially 18ct and 22ct. gold. Our Pioneer investment is sold in 22.5kg sacks. Mixing ratio 40 parts powder to 100 parts water (approx 250g per 100ml. Ref TC0451 £32.72

A transparent two-part 0% shrinkage RTV silicone moulding rubber that cures very rapidly at normal room temperature and cures even faster at slightly warmer temperatures. Waxes can be made within 30 minutes, which means casting can be done the same day. No more waiting. Sold in 500g tub. Ref TC0966 £44.20

CASTALDO COLD CURE RUBBER LIQUA CAST A two part liquid rubber compound that vulcanizes overnight without any heat or pressure. Contains no silicone but makes a strong durable mould for waxes and plastics. Kit size 0.5kg. The see through Mould frame shown is NOT included. Ref TC0968 £28.80

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Editorial

Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

New Standard Works - Report

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Issue No. 394 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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All the latest exciting news from the New Standard Works are featured in this issue - I am about to be filmed talking about The Jewellery Quarter as part of the Heritage Hub, and Jewellery Quarter Heritage is working very closely with the people concerned. This Heritage Hub will help to replace the Prince’s Trust Visitors Kiosk in Vyse Street which was demolished to make way for the Golden Square.

Swans And Birds

It must be spring as two of our heritage stories this week feature Swans and Birds!

Database Still Growing

I am still adding to the Jewellery Quarter Database - will it never end? Very sad though - I was asked recently to compile a list of jewellery manufacturers still active in the actual zone described as the ‘Industrial Middle’ and discovered there are very few - my database shows hundreds of quite large and even very large factories in this area, up until the 1960’s.

Fly Tipping In Key Hill Cemetery

Disgraceful! If you recognise any of the rubbish from the photograph, please contact the ‘Friends’.

Soho And Jewellery Quarter Ward

Under the new ward boundaries, Soho and The Jewellery Quarter are now combined and at the recent Birmingham Council elections, Chaman Lai and Sybil Spence were elected as Labour Councillors.

Goodbye Natwest Frederick Street

This month sees the end of the branch of Natwest at 22 Frederick Street, after over 100 years of serving the local community. Amanda Dainty and Sharn Tailor have been the latest of the charming cashiers and their previous friends/customers wish them well for the future. The branch and the girls will be very much missed.

‘Special’ Hallmark For Items Hallmarked Abroad

It has been agreed that items Hallmarked abroad will carry a ‘special’ Hallmark, the design of which is yet to be agreed. Marie Haddleton Editor


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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

Domino Stacks the Odds in Retailers Favour with New Identity Collection Following hot on the heels of the recently launched Shaped Wedding Bands, Domino continues to deliver on-trend occasion-led fine jewellery with its new ‘Identity’ Bands collection. This new collection features a mixture of textured bands; ten occasion bands and ten diamond solitaire ring mounts. The collection was created to respond to the growing trend for stackable engagement and wedding ring sets, as highlighted in the annual Etsy Wedding Trend Guide 2018. According to Etsy, the term ‘stacking rings’ has been searched more than 131,000 times so far, this year, with views on stackable pieces up 68% year-on-year. Commenting on the new collection, Creative Director Naomi NewtonSherlock, said: “The Identity collection provides the ultimate in flexible, fine fashion. The mix of metals and textures, with the addition of solitaire pieces, means that we are providing retailers with a collection that answers key 2018 trends, as well as more timeless, traditional tastes. The rings in this collection could be selected as a stackable engagement ring and wedding ring set. The textures range from subtle to strong, so provide both brides and grooms, and perhaps

others within the wedding party, with unique personalised shopping experiences and options. However, the price points are weighted towards encouraging multiple celebration purchases, so fashion-forward consumers can also consider purchasing more rings as stackable lifestyle rings. The rings can be stacked to create a wide range of looks, with textures varying from feminine sparkle cut designs to more edgy, geometric finishes. Consumers will also be able to further tailor their look through choice of metal combinations, for example, alternating between a classic all-white metal look to a more contemporary colour mix of all three available metals – white, yellow and rose gold. “The stacking trend looks set to continue for the foreseeable future, as we see all consumers, not just millennials, seek more personalised experiences, services and products. ‘Identity’ was also designed to complement other Domino collections, for example our new Shaped Wedding Bands range, giving our retailers functional and

flexible on-trend designs to present to their customers.” ‘Identity’ is part of Domino’s Created & Crafted series, as the entire collection was designed and will be manufactured in the Birmingham production facility. The versatile range features Platinum and18ct Gold pieces, available unset or set with the retailer’s choice of GVS or HSi diamonds, in head sizes 4mm, 4.5mm and 5mm. Pieces can be ordered and delivered within 10 days for unset items and 15 days for set items. Naomi added: “The stackable trend is a great opportunity for retailers to upsell at point of sale and to signpost purchases for possible future occasions; it’s also a great opportunity for more lasting relationships, through more engaged interactions with customers.“ The new ‘Identity’ collection will be featured in a supporting social media campaign, with the Domino design team showing their favourite stacks on Instagram and on Twitter @dominojewellery. May 2018

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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more. struck overseas by UK Assay Offices should be distinguishable from those struck in the UK. However, the offshore mark design must comply with standing legislation. A decision on the form of the off-shore mark is to be taken shortly by BHC and will be implemented over a 12-month transition period.” BHC Chairman, Noel Hunter OBE

British Hallmarking Council Off-Shore Hallmarking Consultation 2018 Outcome The Council has decided in principle that hallmarks struck overseas by UK Assay Offices should be distinguished by way of a special mark. Discussions are now taking place with Assay Offices as to what form that mark should take and once agreed it will be implemented within 1 year. Read the full consultation paper Statement from British Hallmarking Council Chairman, Noel Hunter OBE “There has been extensive discussion within the BHC at a special meeting in January and the regular meeting in March in order to determine the way forward on this matter. The BHC policy on the use of existing office marks with no differentiation was established in 2014, following the publication of the LRO in 2013. This policy has been enforced consistently since that time and all UK Assay Offices have been fully compliant with the requirements of standing legislation and BHC policy. Following the decision of Case C-525/14 in the European Court of Justice handed down in 2016, this policy came under review. The consultation on overseas hallmarking formed part of this review process. Taking account of all views, the BHC collectively determined to change the policy established in 2014. Consequently, it has been decided that hallmarks

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Statement from Assay Office Birmingham’s Assay Master, Doug Henry MBA:

“We are pleased that all parties within the BHC have reached agreement around a very complex issue. One cannot under-estimate the complexities of minor changes to regulations across the international markets. The agreement came about as a result of a proposal by BAO and very honest yet constructive dialogue to further UK Hallmarking. The 2016 ECJ has been a significant factor in the debate around protecting consumers and the interests of UK Hallmarking in general. There is no question that BAO have always been fully compliant in all respects with the Hallmarking Act and all BHC policies and regulations. Although we accept that there has been a great deal of mis-information propagated throughout this debate. The change in policy now agreed within the BHC will not change this fundamental position as the integrity of this office is paramount, and we will always be fully compliant with legislation and regulation. We appreciate the views of the interested parties in the debate and the BHC have taken all of these into account when determining the change in policy. Now that this issue is finally resolved we look forward to ensuring that UK Hallmarking remains at the forefront of consumer protection in all markets. In this respect we will continue to work diligently with our colleagues in the industry to further the jewellery trade and to raise the profile of the value of hallmarking as such a critical element in consumer protection in particular through internet sales.” CEO & Assay Master, Doug Henry MBA

Women’s Jewellery Network Announces First Ethics and Sustainability Ambassador The Women’s Jewellery Network, the UK’s only dedicated organisation supporting women working in the UK jewellery industry, today announces Victoria Waugh as its first UK Ambassador for Ethics and Sustainability. Waugh has more than 15 years’ business development experience across the clothing, jewellery and accessory sectors, plus leading the Fairtrade Foundation’s work to launch Fairtrade gold, bringing a wealth of commercial expertise and knowledge of sustainable and ethical practices to the WJN and its members. Waugh joins four existing WJN regional Ambassadors in a role that will provide support and direction for


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WJN members wishing to know more about ethical and sustainable practices and materials sourcing – matters that are becoming increasingly integral to the professional operations of both new and established jewellery businesses.  Victoria Waugh states: “I am delighted to join this important movement as its Ambassador for Ethics and Sustainability.  Having spent many years advising businesses on responsible sourcing, I’ve learnt that it is only by working together and transparently sharing our experiences that we can drive positive change for all those involved in the jewellery supply chain.  I hope my role will support members to understand the impact jewellery manufacture has on people and planet; and to provide practical guidance on running a better jewellery business.” Waugh, an independent advisor for brands and individuals seeking to improve or advance their supply chains and sustainable practices, is also Non-executive Director of the Ethical Fashion Forum and supports development of the new commonobjective.io website.  Previously, she held the role of Global Business Development Manager for Fairtrade Gold at Fairtrade International. Speaking of Waugh’s appointment, WJN founder Victoria McKay says: “As we move into the second quarter of 2018 we are thrilled to have a new Ambassador joining our ranks. Victoria is inspiring, experienced, and a warm and enthusiastic woman who will provide valuable insight into sustainability and ethics for our members - subjects that are increasingly part of the conversation we have with members who want to do better in their daily working practices. We are delighted to now operate with five fantastic Ambassadors across England, Scotland and Wales, who will help our network to grow and develop at a localised level.” The WJN is set to announce a series of events in the coming weeks, following its successful International Women’s Day events in London and Birmingham. 

Fly Tipping Horror In Key Hill Cemetery On Saturday 5th May at around 5,00 pm, some disrespectful person dumped a load of builder’s rubbish near to the catacombs in Key Hill Cemetery.’ The ‘Friends’ immediately contacted the Council and Cllr Shaman Lal and Jacqui Kennedy from the Council dealt with the matter quickly

and effectively and the rubbish was removed on Monday 7th May - this was particularly impressive as it was May Bank Holiday Monday. A picture of the rubbish is included as someone may be able to identify some items which will help track down the Fly Tippers. Please contact the ‘Friends’ if you have any information. It is now time to find a way of locking the main gates as they could return. friends-kh-wl-cem@outlook.com

New Lease of Life for Bird’s House At the start of the 20th Century, Sir Alfred Bird of Bird’s Custard fame, whose factory in Digbeth was, until a couple of years ago, owned by Bennie Gray of The Big Peg, moved into Tudor Grove House, a large country house, in Blossomfield Road, Solihull at the start of the 20th Century. Sir Alfred Bird is buried in Key Hill Cemetery. Tudor Grove House was originally built for Alfred Lovekin, a Birmingham Silversmith, trading from The Standard Works in Vittoria Street, and later taken over by T Fattorini. The house, which is Grade II Listed,

Tudor Grove House. (pic by Jacqui Fielding - Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Key Hill Cemetery)

has stood empty for several years but now has a new lease of life when planning permission was recently granted to turn it into a Care Home and Assisted Living development. Note: (Marie Haddleton’s Motherin-Law (Elizabeth Bird) was a direct descendent of the Bird family).

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The Mourning News NO START DATE YET!

No start date is yet available for the proposed improvements to Key Hill Cemetery and Warstone Lane Cemetery, funded by Heritage Lottery Funding, although there is a rumour spreading that work is due to start on replacing the railings around the cemeteries in September this year.

ENGAGING THE CHILDREN

Domino Delivers Maximum Choice with New Multistone Range Domino have revitalised and relaunched their current multi-stone rings collection, increasing the number of settings and styles now available. The decision to further improve the range was driven by a resurgence of demand for multi-stone settings, as consumers continue to defy traditional jewellery purchase stereotypes with multi-stone rings being chosen to commemorate a wider range of celebrations. The refreshed collection features traditional and design-led settings, with bands available with 3, 5 or 7 stone settings. Whether consumers are being influenced by the Meghan Markle effect or whether they are simply seeking multi-stone rings to celebrate significant milestones, Domino’s new, improved range has been designed to deliver. Customer feedback over the past few months has indicated a significant increase in consumers purchasing multi-stone rings, which had previously been positioned as Half-Eternity Rings, for a wider and sometimes surprising range of reasons. Commenting on the new range,

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Creative Director Naomi NewtonSherlock, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to offer this refreshed range to our customers. We know that there remains a strong appetite for multi-stone rings. We wanted to ensure that we created a range that responded to the traditional appetites as well changing trends. Increasingly we are witnessing multi-stone rings being purchased as engagement or commitment rings. We are also seeing a dramatic increase in multistone ring self-purchase, as consumers seek to further personalise their look. The beauty of this range is that not only can customers personalise the number of stones, they can also choose to have their choice of precious stone, further widening choice.” The range includes 7 designs which can be set with either 3, 5 or 7 stones, plus 4 new design-led pieces which incorporate creative setting styles, shaped stones and different silhouettes. Two of the designs come semiset, each featuring delicate micro settings, with other designs featuring flush, multi claw and fishtail settings. Most of the collection is available with two-part mounts, allowing retailers further flexibility of bi-metal options also. All rings within the collection are available in Platinum, 18ct White, Yellow and Rose Gold, and can be ordered unset or set with the retailer’s choice of either GVS or HSi diamonds.

An idea at the moment is to engage children in learning about the history of the ‘Fallen’ in WW2. The ‘Friends’ would love to be part of this project, especially if they can get enough new ‘local’ members interested and joining the ‘Friends’. Strangely enough, most of the members of the ‘Friends’ are not from Birmingham!

WW1 COMMEMORATIVE BENCHES

In 2017 two NEW benches suddenly appeared - one in Key Hill Cemetery and one in Warstone Lane Cemetery. We have never been able to find out who put them there but they are obviously meant to commemorate World War 1 as they feature soldiers, poppies and barbed wire. Colin Giles took the picture in 2017 for the Hockley Flyer. friends-kh-wl-cem@outlook.com

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Presman Mastermelt News

May 2018

dear jerry IS MY CARPET FETISH NORMAL? Dear Jerry

Recently I had an unusual experience with a carpet and I now find myself fantasising about doing it again. It started after reading online about a jeweller who was paid £3400 by Mastermelt, for their old workshop carpet. Even though I am quite shy, I eventually decided to try this for myself and after only a year, the pleasure I got from the small carpet under my bench, was incredible. I now can’t stop thinking about it and can’t wait to try it again. Is this wrong?

JERRY SAYS: Although this is very rarely discussed in public, there are a lot of jewellers who

derive regular pleasure from carpet processing by Mastermelt. It is quite natural for a carpet to collect precious metal dust and for you to end up enjoying the experience it brings. It’s hard to believe but some workshops don’t even have mats by the door, so the precious dust which falls to the floor just gets walked out of the building. My advice is, if it doesn’t hurt anyone, and both you and Mastermelt enjoy it, stop worrying, it’s quite normal. Email your workshop problem to dearjerry@mastermelts.co.uk

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News

Hockley Mint Appoints New National Sales Manager Birmingham fine and bridal jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has appointed Andrew Mills as National Sales Manager. Andrew will start with Hockley Mint on 30 April 2018 and will be responsible for all the company’s sales, client relationships and new business. Andrew joined the jewellery industry in 1995 as a sales executive at bridal manufacturer Brown & Newirth.

In 2006 he and his wife, an awardwinning jewellery designer, bought a small jewellery wholesale business, which she still runs today. He then moved to CW Sellors as wholesale sales manager before joining Hot Diamonds, in 2014, where he joined as Brand Manager and was most recently Head of Sales. On joining Hockley Mint, Andrew said: “I’ve always been impressed by Hockley Mint and Merrell Casting as they are innovative businesses and, in my opinion, the leading British manufacturers in our industry. I’ve followed their impressive progress over the years and always felt that they would be terrific businesses to be involved in and that I could add value to them. Having known some of the team for many years I could see a really interesting and positive longterm vision, with huge potential for developing new ideas and strategies. It’s a very proactive culture and I can see us all achieving great success.” Managing Director of Hockley Mint, Gary Wroe, added: “We are delighted to be welcoming Andrew into the team and are confident that with his wide experience and passion for jewellery and manufacturing, he will be a strong asset to the business and will be key to developing sales in all areas. We look forward to him joining us.”

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Show Visitors a Yellow Card With pubs closing at a rate of 18 a week across the country and the West Midlands losing 144 retailers in 2017 alone, you would think a Yellow Card would be the last thing to attract visitors to Birmingham’s creative and diverse Jewellery Quarter; yet, this is exactly what’s happening. A bright yellow card has attracted more than 30 Jewellery Quarter businesses in less than two weeks, to offer a discounts to everyone, at all times. Whilst areas across the region have been struggling, Jewellery Quarter traders have been bucking the negative retail trend with many successful

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openings in the last couple of years. The area can now boast a long list of award winning businesses. Some of the recognitions vary from 40 St Pauls as the Gin Bar of the Year, Anderson’s as the West Midlands Steakhouse of the Year, Lasan as the winner of Gordon Ramsay’s F Word contest and Hazel and Hayden being featured in Vogue magazine. Alongside the award winners, several unique establishments also enrich the Quarter, serving up new

ideas. The Vanguard Cocktail Bar specialising in a variety of Mead drinks, Ana Rocha providing tapas, wine, art and antiques. As well as the Hive, teaching the nearby Argent College students a trade while serving up delicious food, are only a few examples. With so many reasons to visit, why has local businessman, Daniel Ricardo, come up with the idea of a Yellow JQ Card? “Since promoting the area online since 2007, we have seen a big increase in online engagement and yet there are still many people that haven’t experienced the JQ fully. We thought it would be a great idea for local retailers to come together a discount to those making a commitment to come to the area. Rather than just shop for that special gift, why not try out the many special attractions in the area. We hope by purchasing the card for £9, it will encourage everyone to explore the famous square mile, that little bit more.” Taking inspiration from what works well online, such as Amazon Prime and ASOS free delivery and discount codes, the JQ Card aims to attract visitors offline again and again with a very simple discount on anything and at any time. All participating retailers offer up to 15% discount off everything and anytime (just not in conjunction with any other offers). With the Jewellery Quarter being such a tight community attracting thousands of visitors each week, a JQ Card is yet another way the area is using its creativity to resist the negative trend that is hanging over the UK’s retail industry. Local business owner, Matthew Twigge , has this to say about the JQ Card: “Premier Diamonds are proud supporters of the JQ Card; we hope that this card will bring new and repeat customers to shops up and down the Jewellery Quarter helping us grow our community into the booming business platform that it has the ultimate potential of being.”

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New Book ‘Sisters of Gold’ By Annie Murray

Synopsis

Sisters Margaret and Annie lost their mother years ago, they long for her every day. Their protective and devout father keeps the girls close. But he can’t protect them all the time . . . When a scandal rocks this family unit to their core, the girls are forced to leave their home under a shadow of secrecy. The girls arrive in the Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter one stifling August evening to stay with their uncle, goldsmith Ebenezer Watts. Annie takes up work at a nearby factory, but it’s not the work that interests her. Her kind and soft nature means that her attention is drawn to the immediate need of her impoverished colleagues and the wretched lives they lead. Meanwhile, Ebenezer employs Margaret as a chain maker. When Margaret meets silversmith Philipp Tallis, she is drawn to him instantly. Margaret is forced closer to this mysterious man in the cramped workshop, as they create objects of beauty. But what is it the Sisters of Gold are hiding? Even though they’ve escaped their past once, it can’t stay hidden forever . . . Sisters of Gold is an emotional and heart-warming story with a richly imagined Birmingham setting, from Annie Murray, author of The Doorstep Child.

London’s Craft Week Masters in the Art of Vitreous Enamelling Celebrating outstanding British and international creativity, this year’s London Craft Week brings together a host of makers, designers and brands as they showcase their exceptional craftsmanship; and British brand, Deakin & Francis, are delighted to be taking part. As England’s oldest family jeweller, the business has been designing and manufacturing the finest, luxury cufflinks and gentleman’s accessories since 1786. The breadth and diversity of the range is immense. From eclectic and quirky to classic and sophisticated, the company employs tools, traditions and techniques passed from one generation to the next. Proud to be masters in the art of vitreous enamel, Deakin & Francis will be holding a series of workshops, led by their specialist craftspeople, during

London Craft Week. A highly skilled process, dating back to the Pharaohs, this rare skill has remained unchanged for over 2000 years. An intricate hand skill, the brand offers a mix of contemporary and traditional patterns in a host of jewel bright shades. The workshops will take place throughout the day from the 9th – 11th May. These intimate sessions will give visitors an introduction and demonstration on vitreous enamelling and then allow them the chance to have a go themselves. Taking place at the Deakin & Francis Flagship Store, Piccadilly Arcade London. Spaces are limited, so please contact cufflinks@deakinandfrancis. co.uk to register your interest.

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News

The New Standard Works Vittoria Street The New Standard Works sits prominently on the corner where Regent’s Place meets Vittoria Street. Owners, the Ruskin Mill Land Trust, have been refurbishing the building in stages over the last few years. The first stage saw the development of the first floor into Argent College, a specialist further education college for young people with learning difficulties and complex needs which is run by its sister charity Ruskin Mill Trust. The second phase saw the creation of the Hive Café & Bakery on the ground floor and the urban roof top micro-farm. Students from the college are learning to bake in the café and grow organic produce on the roof as part of their curriculum. The café also provides an environment for the students to gain valuable work experience.

The NSW Heritage Hub & Façade Facelift

The current phase of works at New Standard Works will see more refurbishment on the ground and top floors. On the ground floor, alongside two Makers Studios and a community craft workshop, we are creating The Hive’s Heritage Hub. This will have two functions. The first is to have a creative space which will include

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interpretation about the building and its many, many different trades since 1879. Exhibitions will explore innovation, invention and some of the more hidden social histories of the JQ; featuring women, children, and deaf and disabled workers. We will have a temporary exhibitions programme about the trades of the JQ - both traditional, and contemporary; giving lots of reasons for people to come back. There will also be an area for people to come in and do some research on the Jewellery Quarter. The second function is to create a visitor information centre where we will have a trained team of volunteers who are able to talk knowledgeably about the area and signpost people to all the museums, galleries, heritage buildings and tours in the area. We are getting ready to open The Hive Heritage Hub on 21 July to coincide with the 2018 Jewellery Quarter Festival and Open Studios event. The façade of the building is also being refurbished, which includes

stripping back the paint to reveal its original red brick and stone, as well as conserving the windows. We will be running some public Under-wraps Tours of the building in June and July.


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Argent College

Argent College is an integral part of the local community and young people are given opportunities to work in the commercial bakery, café, cultural programmes, jewellery workshop and roof top garden, serving the community and developing essential employment skills. College facilities are also expanding. Currently under construction is a therapy and movement studio on the top floor, and it is soon launching its jewellery making social enterprise, Cornerstone Academy, from No.9 Regent’s Place, now also owned by the Ruskin Mill Land Trust.

Future Plans

Once this phase of capital works has been completed; we’ll be getting ready to welcome to the rooftop micro-farm our first beehives next summer. Yes - beehives in the Jewellery Quarter! Later phases of work are in planning for a larger ground floor gallery space and a makeover of the basement into a performance space for shared use by the college and community; fundraising is ongoing.

Working With The Other Heritage-Lottery Funded Projects In The Area

There are currently four other HLFfunded projects in the area, at different stages of delivery. These include the JQ Townscape Heritage Project, JQ Cemeteries Projects and, along the canal, The Roundhouse. NSW is going to be working in some way with all these projects; both at the Hive Heritage Hub and as collaborators on a JQ-wide volunteering programme which is in the early planning stages. Watch this space (Suzanne Carter, Community Relationship Manager, Ruskin Mill Land Trust - May 2018)

Peel & Stone Pizza Coming to Jewellery Quarter! Peel & Stone Pizza is finally coming to the Jewellery Quarter with a purpose-built oven at Birmingham’s favourite indie pub, The Church. Carl Finn, owner of Peel & Stone and The Church, said: “We had to close The Church recently for some major remedial work to our cellar and it gave us time to breath and think about what people really want. The good people of the JQ have been asking for Peel & Stone food since we shut our shop a few months ago, and our mobile pizza oven has been selling out at festivals across the UK, so we thought we’d start there.” The Church Inn has been owned and managed by Carl’s Soul Food Project for five years selling a range of Creole cuisine and cocktails. Peel & Stone was a spin off business started by the Soul Food Project just four years ago. Since then it’s risen to become Birmingham’s busiest artisan bakery and is famous amongst Birmingham’s foodies for its fresh salads, sandwiches, pizzas and vegan options. To cope with changing diets and demands The Soul Food Project will be closed down and The Church will become a Peel & Stone venue selling a wide range of cocktails, ales, fresh salads, sides and stone baked pizza. Every weekend there will be DJs as well as plenty of pop ups, take overs and foodie events. Carl Finn owner of Peel and Stone said: “When we first opened Peel &

Stone it was just a side project, we never thought it would take over the whole business! But demand from Brummies has been high. We sell our bread to over 50 restaurants, bars and delis, and Drago, our mobile pizza oven, is taking pride of place at festivals up and down the country. There’s huge demand for our brand of healthy, fresh food out there. It just makes sense to serve it at the pub.” The first round of renovations will be complete by the end of this week. The Church will re-open on the 12th May with menus to celebrate the end of Soul Food at The Church comprised of many of the all-time favourite Church dishes and cocktails. The purpose-built pizza oven will be complete just in time for the next bank holiday with a big old launch party on the 25th May at The Church, 22 Great Hampton Street, Jewellery Quarter, B18 6AQ. Carl Finn said: “We can’t wait for the summer to kick in so Brummies can enjoy our delicious pizzas with a cocktail or real ale on our beautiful roof terrace.”

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Heritge Heritage

News and Stories with a Historical or Send your heritage letters and interest... comments

New Rapid Cycle Company

In 1898 New Rapid Cycle Company moved into Advert Works - bottom end of Pope Street - see name above door - but in 1906 the company was declared insolvent. They made Motor Cycles. Since that time, parts of the building complex have been used as a Housing Association headquarters, and Perry Beeches IV Academy.

Swan Housewares Ltd Source: Hockley Flyer No 18 June 1985

Bulpitt & Sons (Swan)

Source: Hockley Flyer No 18 June 1985

Bulpitt & Sons was founded by Thomas Bulpitt in 1868 at 46 Northwood Street, later moving to 135/161/175 Pope Street, as brassfounders and they went on to make lamps and copper kettles, and eventually the trade mark of ‘Swan Brand’ was registered By 1937 the company were making cooking utensils of every description, including teapots, kettles, saucepans, etc In 1951 the company produced wares for the Festival of Britain. At one time they employed over

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1,500 people and as such were one of the largest employers in the Jewellery Quarter and their history is part of the area’s heritage. In 1971 Astec (BSR) acquired Bulpitts. The news of the takeover ended months of uncertainty for staff who had seen their firm struggle in recent years and they were assured that “There would be no changes!”. In 1985 John Tomlinson - MEP for Birmingham West - visited the factory to view the company’s programme of energy saving and environmental protection, when he was shown Swan’s electro-plating lines which incorporates electrical techniques for total metal recovery, resulting in a saving of £28,000 a year on effluent treatment. In 1989 Molineux bought BSR for £18M and on May 21, 1989 Bulpitts & Co. Was dissolved.

Birth Of The Electric Kettle

‘Today it is hard to imagine a kitchen without an electric kettle. In the UK, it is used on average about 10 times a day for about 2 mins. at a time. We rely upon it probably more so than any other domestic appliance. Today it is very much a part of the average home. It operates without fuss. It makes little noise and unlike many other appliances, it has a permanent place on the kitchen work top and yet when it was created, in the early 1920s, it was a sensation. The man most frequently attributed with the development of the first immersion element electric kettle (on which today’s kettles are based) was Leslie Large, an electrical engineer and manager working in Bulpitt & Sons Ltd. manufacturer of Swan brand products. It was Swan’s proud


Advert from around 1947

the consumer, that is probably true, but a few were horrified at the thought of placing an electric element directly into the water itself. Despite the initial outcry, the Swan brand ‘patent electric cooking utensil’ became remarkably popular. By 1975, Swan introduced the first three-kilowatt automatic kettle the ‘Swan Automatic’. It used a pat-

Heritage

boast that it was number one in 1925 - and continued to be number one in 1985. The significant point is that Bulpitts were the first manufacturer to immerse an electric element in water - thereby providing direct contact between the heat and the water itself. Consequently, the kettle was considerably more efficient, more economical, faster - and it looked more attractive into the bargain. The first true electric kettle appeared in Chicago in 1894. It was followed in Britain in 1902: but there was a significant difference between those and Bulpitt’s development of the 1920s their elements were actually attached beneath the base of the kettle itself. An ugly and inefficient arrangement. It might be expected that this development would gain wide acclaim. From the consumer, that is probably true. An ugly and inefficient arrangement. It might be expected that this development would gain wide acclaim From

The Kettleworks

and Andy Robinson, CEO of Colmore Tang.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has praised the Kettleworks development after a recent tour of the construction site in the Jewellery Quarter. Mr Hammond was invited to see the site, where developers Seven Capital are building 600 new flats, by West Midlands Metro Mayor Andy Street. The Chancellor and Mayor were shown round the site by Phil Carlin, Managing Director of Seven Capital,

L-R Mayor Andy Street, Chancellor Philip Alden, Councillor Robert Alden, Phil Carlin and Andy Robinson

ented vapour operated control which switched itself off automatically when the water boiled. There was a reset button to get it on the boil again and a light to indicate that the kettle had boiled and the main supply was still connected. Style was reintroduced into the Swan range with the move towards more fashion and colour in the kitchen. Swan’s Herb and Designer range set new standards. The jug kettle was introduced later.

Mr John Tomlinson MEP for Birmingham West visiting Bulpitts on 4th June 1985 with John Brampton, working there for 32 years at that time, with internal spinning.

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ing the rough edges from thousands of Aircraft stamped parts when labour was exceedingly short. In addition to Press Tools, Form Tools, Gauges and Fixtures, the Company produced over half-a million Aircraft parts of great variety, including the famous ‘Lancaster Bomber’ Trimmer Control Rod Assembly, the ‘Spitfire’ Aileron Control Link Assemblies,

Hathaway & Muddiman In 1924, Mr Henry Reuben Hathaway. who came from a Birmingham family, long assocated with the jewellery trade - he was trained as a diamond setter- set up in business on his own account, soon to take into partnership Mr E W Muddiman, the business devoping into one of the largest diamond and ring manufacturers in the country. In 1977 they were trading from Great Hampton Street, but now trade from 35 Frederick Street.

World War 2 - Ringcraft To Aircraft

‘The Diamond Mounting Firm of Hathaway & Muddiman, Limited, of Great Hampton Street is proud to have succeeded in its modest contribution to the Jewellery Trade’s War Effort. The business is comparatively a young one, having been founded in 1924 by Mr H K Hathaway, the present Managing Director, who is ably assisted by his Co-Directors, Mr E W Muddiman, Mr L C Hathaway and Mr H F N Blackmore. A Contract for Soldering and Drilling Base Plugs for Anti-tank Shells, was obtained in 1940, and the first order was for 90,000, which seemed colossal after orders for Gem Rings which rarely exceeded half-a-dozen of a pattern. The Toolmaking Depar tment became active in the production of Press Tools and Gauges for other munition firms, and hundreds of Sets of Tools and Gauges were made before the Company was requested to concentrate on the production of Duralumin and Stainless Steel Aircraft Parts for the Ministry of Aircraft Production. All available space, including the Managing Director’s private office,

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was used for production purposes. New Milling, Shaping, Bandsawing, Profiling, Drilling, Grinding, Turning and Cutting Machines, Hardening Muffles, etc., were installed at the Company’s own expense, and the Jewellery Craftsmen who were left, took their part in the ‘Drive for Victory Day’ and night shifts were worked for a considerable period during the critical times, and women-folk at home also gave valuable assistance, by remov-

Clips, Reinforcing Plates, Machine Gun Sleeve Tube Assemblies, Sumps, Axle Nuts, Bonding Strips, Backing Plates, Mounting Plates, Junction Panels, Computer Bracing Lugs, Double Pipe Clips, Locking Plates, Pulley Bracket Supports, Top and Bottom Junk Plates, Adaptor Plates, Special Spacing Washers, Boost Lever Extensions, Bomb Aimers Panel Brackets, Cable Clips, Gland Caps, etc.’


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Events

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Exhibitions  MAY

On now - 26 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 - 23 Jun PRIZE 2018

The RBSA stages an annual ‘Prize’ exhibition as part of its charitable work to support artists, providing an opportunity for a wide variety of artists to show their artwork and be rewarded for their talents. Artworks from a range of media - such as jewellery, ceramics, textiles, drawing, painting, and printmaking - are all welcome. The majority of artworks on display will be for sale. Don’t miss Ann Hackett’s demonstration on Saturday 9 June and Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton’s demonstration on Saturday 23 June.

On now - 09 Jun SURROUNDED BY SEA

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

On now - 16 Jun COLOURFUL CREATIONS

Eric Gaskell ARBSA is a newly elected Associate of the RBSA. His work combines colour, drawing, and composition to create bold and vibrant lino-cut prints and mixed-media pieces. Solo Show

On now - 16 Jun MAKING A MARK

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Demonstrations  MAY

12 DEMONSTRATION BY HAZEL ASTLING ARBSA

@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Join RBSA Associate Hazel, as she explains and demonstrates how she creates her still life compositions. Free, drop-in session, no need to book

19 DEMONSTRATION BY CAROLE BAKER RBSA

2.00pm - 4.00pm. Meet Carole during her ground-floor show and watch her demonstrate how she creates her work. Free, drop-in session, no need to book. To coincide with Carole’s ground floor show

 JUNE 09 DEMONSTRATION BY ANN HACKETT ARBSA

@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Ann Hackett ARBSA will demonstrate some of the different techniques she uses to create her multi-media works. Free, drop-in session, no need to book

23 DEMONSTRATION BY GABRIELLE ROBERTS-DALTON

@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Join RBSA Member Gabrielle as she demonstrates how she creates a self-portrait while surrounded by her ground floor exhibition. To coincide with Gabrielle’s ground floor show

Carole Baker RBSA responds instinctively to capture the movement, liveliness, and mystery of the places she visits. This new body of work is inspired by the effect of light on the landscape. Solo Show. Don’t miss Carole’s demonstration on Saturday 19 May.

Auctions

 JUNE

17 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

11 - 14 Jul THE SPACE BETWEEN GENDER

Yasmin Boyle, NAWM Prize Winner was awarded this exhibition as a prize during the New Art West Midlands exhibition 2017. Her sculptures explore gender stereotypes, addressing the binaries of ‘male’ and ‘female’. Solo Show

18 - 04 Aug MENOPAUSE: A CHANGE IN LIFE

Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton RBSA. An interesting and thoughtful collection of self-portraits in oil, ink, and print that explore different thoughts and ideas about the physical and emotional effects of the menopause. Don’t miss Gabrielle’s demonstration on Saturday 23 June. Solo Show

18 - 28 Jul THE VIADUCT

Geoff Hodgson, Photographic Prize 2017 Winner. Geoff was awarded this exhibition as a prize during the RBSA Photographic Prize 2017. His series explores the Duddeston Viaduct, which was built by the Great Western Railway Company across Digbeth in the Nineteenth Century. Solo Show

27 - 21 Jul FRIENDS EXHIBITION 2018

Our annual display of artwork by the Friends promotes their range of artistic talents and acknowledges their importance to the Society. Free associated event(s) Don’t miss Zarina Keyani’s demonstration on Saturday 7 July. Meet the artist Angela Dooley on Saturday 21 July. Deadline to enter: Entry form must be received by 4pm on Wednesday 20 June 2018.

Get listed: Use Facebook/Events or Eventbrite for your events - and then do let us know so we can include them each month.

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 MAY

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

21 THE DESIGNER COLLECTION

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

24 JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

24 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

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

28 WATCHES

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

 JUNE 07 JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

07 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

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

14 ANTIQUE AND MODERN JEWELLERY AUCTION

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

18 COSTUME JEWELLERY SALE

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


Events

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

18 VINTAGE JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES AUCTION

1, Kerrang Radio as well as getting support from hundreds of other stations across the UK.

21 JEWELLERY AUCTION

This entertaining & energetic four piece plays a terrific range of classic and contemporary rock anthems from the likes of the Police & Proclaimers to Stereophonics & Snow Patrol.

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

21 PAWNBROKERS JEWELLERY & WATCHES AUCTION

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

25 WATCHES AND WATCH PARTS

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

Live Entertainment  MAY

11 & 12 TRU GROOVE

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

12 RUBELLA MOON / KINDS OF LIGHT / JAMES HARRIMAN / HIGHLITE

Birmingham Promoters & Baddie’s Boogie present: Rubella Moon. pop punk and indie rock vibe, Kinds o Light “Harbours sonic elements that twist psychedelic pop-rock into floating, dreamy landscapes,” James Harriman brings a non-stop, high energy live persona, and Highlite are a Pop-Rock band.

15 JAZZLINES presents ... ASHLEY ALLEN BAND

A growing presence in the local Jazz & Gospel scene, keyboardist Ashley Allen has worked extensively with the likes of Gregory Porter, Aynsley Lister, Julie Dexter, and Omar.

18 & 19 Mr BEN

19 & 20 VERTIGO

Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts (BITA) presents “From the team that brought you ’13 – The Musical’ and ‘In The Heights’ comes a showcase of musical theatre excellence. Students of BITA Musical Theatre take you through a journey of overcoming fear, bravery in the face of adversity and ultimately beating their vertigo.

20 AN AUDIENCE WITH ASH SHEEHAN PLUS GUESTS

The Grandmaster is back for his regular monthly slot at The Actress & Bishop. With support from a mixture of top local acts mixed with Ash’s showmanship and talent it’s always set to be show stopper every third Sunday at The Actress and Bishop

22 CATHERINE NIGHTINGALE & OZ McGOWAN

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

23 BUZZIN’ HORNETS

The Buzzin’ Hornets are a Hot Rockin, Texicana Blues Band with a wide range of covers and also some original songs, with a heavy emphasis on ‘good times’ and a fast paced show.

24 NANNA RADLEYS

Nanna Radleys are a professional six piece band playing up-beat Soul, Funk, R’n’B, and Motown, fronted by two female sisters who can really bring the house down!

25 THIS FEELING - BIRMINGHAM W/ PLANET + SUPPORTS TBA

15 INDIGO MARSHALL LIVE

PLANET “This Britpop/shoegaze influenced band have released a stack of quality singles and are getting better and better” GigSlutz

16 OPEN MIC NIGHT - HOSTED BY LUKE WEBLEY

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

Indigo Marshall will be performing live for her university dissertation, exploring female vocal techniques in R&B. Come along, vibe and indulge in a warm evening of contemporary R&B.

Join us for our fortnightly open mic night at The Actress and Bishop hosted by Luke Webley accompanied by an array of local live talent.

16 C-JAM

The stalwarts of the Birmingham Blues scene, C-JAM make a rare appearance at the Jam House this evening. C-Jam’s repertoire is wide and varied, ranging from cool jazz sounds to stomping blues/R&B and soul favourites.

17 KNOW WONDER

Know Wonder is a celebration of the music of Stevie Wonder - a tribute to his mastery of song, Classic Stevie, Album Stevie, Chart Stevie, Funky, Reggae, Pop, and Ballad Stevie.

18 M A R C (SINGLE LAUNCH) / ELK / THE ELLIPSIS

Birmingham Promoters & Baddie’s Boogie present: M A R C are relatable indie rock n roll residing wherever anyone will have them. Elkmusicuk formed in early 2018, 4 lads with the same love for music. The Ellipsis have already had tracks played on BBC Radio

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25 & 26 THE RED LEMONS

25 0 02 Jun PINOCCHIO

Geppetto, a talented toy and puppet maker wishes on the Blue Fairy’s star for a son to help him in his toy shop. She grants him that wish, but as a magic boy puppet without any strings.

27 ROCKSTEADY SUNDAY (EARLIER TIMES)

Join us for Rocksteady Sunday this month at the earlier time! Starts at 16:00, free entry. Open jam + house band. free entry. (Followed by Silent Disco from 22:00)

29 The ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

The ‘Acoustic 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, musicians should contact the Jam House on 0121 200 3030

30 PATSY FULLER & the REVELATORS

Delight to the music of Patsy Fuller and the Revelators. Patsy returns to the Jam House with her smooth and sassy mix of groovin’ jazz, fused with savvy undertones of Delta and Chicago blues.

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31 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.

31 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.

 JUNE 01 THOSE AMONGST US ARE WOLVES (PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS)

Coventry post-rock trio Those Amongst Us Are Wolves take to the stage to celebrate their upcoming third album and just generally blow your cobwebs off. Support comes from dark electronic rock 6-piece White Noise Cinema, power-pop wonders Rubella Moon and trippy, melodic Bewdley boys The Drakelow May.

01 & 02 DETROIT SOUL COLLECTIVE

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

03 QUALITY REGGAE ROOTS

Our residential Reggae Sunday…House band plus guests… followed by DJ until 2am. Culture Club hailing out of Moseley, Birmingham return to take over of the downstairs venue

05 TEISHA GEORGE BAND

Teisha George wowed the judges in The Voice a couple of years ago, and she’s all set to wow the Jam House!

06 SHELLY QUARMBY BAND

Shelly Quarmby & her band perform an electic mix of new country from the likes of the Dixie Chicks, Maren Morris, and Trisha Yearwood, through some heartfelt roots music from Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Gretchen Peters, to some old country music classics and great original material from Shelly herself.

07 Funk ‘n’ Soul Night Out presents ... JAKI GRAHAM

The Jam House is so pleased to be staging a show from ‘one of the best singers Britain has ever produced’ (Michael McDonald), as well as such a strong supporter of the local music scene in her home, the West Midlands.

08 YOUNG BRAVES / MONICO BLONDE / FREE GALAXY

Birmingham Promoters & Baddie’s Boogie presents: Young Braves are an alternative rock band hailing from Shropshire. Monico Blonde is one of the UK’s most exciting indie-pop newcomers. Free Galaxy is a Kenilworth based four-piece alternative rock band.

08 & 09 CLUB CLASSICS - LIVE

Remember the old skool club classics of the late ‘eighties & early ‘nineties? Tunes from the likes of Ce Ce Penistone, Robin S, Beats International, Crystal Waters, and Bobby Brown

09 LA DHARMA / LAST ORDERS

The Catapult Club presents: La Dharma, Lost Tiger, Last Orders, and The Undiscovered Country

12 JAMFEST

JamFest is back to the Jam House producing an amazing night of live music, fun and relaxed natural networking all in aid of charity.

12 BROTHER FIRETRIBE / TRANSWORLD IDENTITY

Brother Firetribe “We spend the summer with the top rolled down”, sang New Jersey’s finest, Skid Row, in their heyday back in ’89. Well, guess what? The lush melodies, big choruses and carefree attitude of the late ’80s are back with a bang!

13 GOSPEL CENTRAL

“Gospel Central is an outstanding group. This monthly celebration of the talent to be found in the local Gospel music scene

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gives an urban and contemporary edge to Gospel music.

14 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.

15 & 16 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.

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16 ST PAUL’S PROPERTY LUNCH

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Join us for our regular monthly Property Lunch. Great networking for all connected with the property business in relaxed and friendly surroundings, plus a super lunch too!!

23 & 30 JEWELLERY QUARTER BREAKFAST MEET? @ ST PAULS NETWORKING GROUP

After many sell-out, packed events at the prestigious St Pauls Square, Jewellery Quarter in the brand new conservatory at Saint Pauls House, pre-booking your space is essential… Limited opportunity available – be quick !

 JUNE 05 GIRL TRIBE GANG BIRMINGHAM JUNE LAUNCH

We are the UK’s leading collective for women who work for themselves or who are aspiring to quit the 9-5. We are all about connecting you with like-minded women, empowering you, and helping you grow in confidence and knowledge, in a completely relaxed and informal way.

07 1000 TRADES NETWORKING CLUB

Join us at our informal business networking event and chat with businesses just like yours.All welcome – established businesses, as well as those just started or looking to start-up. This is a friendly gathering in a relaxed environment, offering support and practical advice from peers and professionals.

13 CONSERVATION AREAS IN PLANNING: CAN WE BALANCE DEVELOPMENT & CONSERVATION

Civic Societies and community groups stated in an Historic England survey that further support on best practice guidance/training/case studies is needed. Civic Voice is organising this training session as part of a wider programme of support for communities.

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16 UNDERSTANDING HALLMARKING

This half-day event provides a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit the Hallmarking Floor at the Birmingham Assay Office, which is not usually open to the public. During a special guided tour you will see how Hallmarks are applied to precious metal items and jewellery and have the chance to ‘have a go’ at Hallmarking. Price: £80 + VAT

17 PAINT KLIMT!

@ 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 needed. Since 2013 our mission has been to bring art out of the classroom and gallery and into the places people meet on an every day basis. You’ll be guided step by step by a practicing artist, while you drink, paint and create!

19 I MADE IT: GIRLS WITH POWER TOOLS

This one day ‘hands on’ workshop will explore a variety of construction techniques using easily available tools, materials and


22 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

23 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

23 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. Studio 1, Keyhill Drive, Jewellery Quarter

24 INTRODUCTORY, INTERACTIVE, INDUSTRY DAY

This workshop is intended to educate and inspire delegates as they develop a career in the jewellery Industry. It offers relevant hands on experience which would not necessarily be available in the retail environment. Price: £135 + VAT

26 LEATHER POUCH WORKSHOP

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

 JUNE 02 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

12 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

14 SUMMER PAINT NIGHT!

@ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm PopUp Painting invites you to unleash your creativity – wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other! No experience needed. Your event at The Rose Villa Tavern will be themed around Andre Derain‘s The Jungle painting. Come along and immerse yourself in colour!

16 LEATHER CARRY- ALL/TOTE BAG WORKSHOP

Come and make a machine sewn leather carry-all/tote bag, perfect for carrying your day to day essentials such as your makeup bag, purse, phone, books etc. There will be a small selection of coloured leathers to choose from. You will be shown how to use leather making tools and equipment. Studio 1, Keyhill Drive, Jewellery Quarter

16 I MADE IT: GIRLS WITH POWER TOOLS

This one day ‘hands on’ workshop will explore a variety of construction techniques using easily available tools, materials and processes accessible by beginners. Introducing you to a range of hand and power tools this workshop is designed to empower you giving you the confidence to undertake simple DIY tasks in your own home.

23 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.

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17 MUSEUMS AT NIGHT - CANDLELIT TOUR WITH PROSECCO

@ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Spend an evening at the Coffin Works as part of Museums at Night! Join us at 6.30pm for a glass of Prosecco and exclusive screening of documentary films highlighting new areas of collections research, before going on an atmospheric candlelit tour from 7-8pm.

23, 30 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 awardwinning guides, followed by delicious refreshments.

31 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.

 JUNE 02 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

03, 08, & 27 LETTERBOXES OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER WALKING TOUR

@ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm The distinctive letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter were forged in the Georgian era, as secure portals for precious metals and stones. Two hundred years later they remain an iconic detail of this unique industrial landscape. I want to share what I have learned about the Letterboxes, and the craftsmen who created everything from whistles to fabulous jewels and everything in-between. The tour is a circular walk of about 2 miles and takes approximately 2 hours. We start and finish outside Tesco by the Chamberlin clock. The terrain is mainly flat but good mobility is required as we will be in an urban landscape.

06, 13, 20, 27 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 awardwinning guides, followed by delicious refreshments.

09 PHOTOGRAPHING BIRMINGHAM WITH ROSS JUKES

9:00 am - 4:30 pm Ross Jukes is a Professional Photographer living and working in Birmingham. Ross produces unique images of city combining elements of Landscape and Street Photography with his own individual style of editing. His images have gained a lot of popularity and this day offers a perfect opportunity to see how Ross approaches a shoot, gain useful technical information about his shooting style and see how he edits his images to capture his style of imagery.

10 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)

30 UNDER WRAPS

10:00 am - 5:30 pm Join us on a special tour of the New Standard Works while we are having a face lift – Explore our magnificent four storey, grade II listed building in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, including the rooftop microfarm. Enjoy a sneak peek at our hidden spaces during their refurbishment and visit our Heritage Hub at The Hive as its exhibitions and displays take shape, ready for opening on 21 July, in time for the Jewellery Quarter Festival weekend. We have 6 tours available on the day – children are welcome, and a British Sign Language interpreted tour and Autistic-friendly Relaxed tour are also available. All Free. The New Standard Works, 43-47 Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B1 3PE

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processes accessible by beginners. Introducing you to a range of hand and power tools this workshop is designed to empower you giving you the confidence to undertake simple DIY tasks in your own home.


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 2018/03341/PA Whitmore Warehouse 1 Newhall Square Birmingham B3 1RU. Proposed replacement of existing ground floor with Limecrete Breathable Concrete Slab to include relocation and re-laying of remaining blue bricks to entrance area. 26-04-2018 2018/03393/PA 18-20 Albion Court Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE. Prior Approval for change from office (Use Class B1[a]) to 23 no.residential apartments (Use Class C3). 25-04-2018 2018/03362/PA Sovereign Hall 14-15 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE. Listed Building Consent for extension at second floor; installation of roof lights; replacement windows and surrounds to front elevation; repairs to roof and internal alterations. 25-04-2018 2018/03310/PA Sovereign Hall 14-15 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HE. Extension at second floor; installation of roof lights; replacement windows and surrounds to front elevation. 25-04-2018 2018/03276/PA Building to the rear of 48-52 Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3PE. Listed Building Consent for conversion and extension of redundant listed building to provide two storey dwelling with associated minor demolition works, external alterations and repairs. 24-04-2018 2018/03242/PA Building to the rear of 48-52 Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3PE. Conversion and extension of existing redundant listed building to provide two storey dwelling with associated works including selective demolition and provision of first floor terrace. 24-04-2018 2018/02636/PA 18 Bismillah Building 14 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3LY. Change of use of first floor consulate office (Use class A2) to

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activities centre (Use Class D2). 04-042018 2018/02630/PA 3-4 James Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1SD. Erection of two storey roof top extension and associated works. 04-04-2018 2018/02551/PA 5 Northampton Street Unit 5 Birmingham B18 6DU. Change of use of vacant unit (Use class B1) to personal training studio (Use class D2). 3-04-2018 2018/02500/PA Land at Newhall Square Newhall Street / Charlotte Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1RU. Non-Material Amendment to planning application 2017/02040/PA for changes to the window system. 29-03-2018 2018/02385/PA 68 Camden Street City Centre Birmingham B1 3DP. Display of 1 non-illuminated fascia sign. 26-03-2018 2018/02380/PA 68 Camden Street City Centre Birmingham B1 3DP. Change of use from storage/distribution (Use Class B8) to escape room business (Use Class D2). 26-03-2018 2018/02292/PA 165-166 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NG. Refurbishment of existing two storey building, change of use of ground floor to restaurant & cafes (Use Class A3), creation of four A1 retail units and associated parking. 22-03-2018

Awaiting Decision 2018/02271/PA 48 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HN. Listed Building Consent for change of use of ground floor to bar and restaurant (Use Classes A3 & A4) with ancillary gallery use (Use Class D1), rear extension to create storage/refuse enclosure and alterations to existing extraction system. 21-03-2018 2018/02242/PA 48 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HN. Change of use to restaurant and bar (Use Classes A3 & A4) with ancillary gallery use (Use Class D1) with hours of opening to 12.00 hours Monday to Friday, Sundays and Bank Holidays and 02.00 hours Saturdays, rear extension to create storage/refuse enclosure and alterations to existing extraction system. 21-03-2018 2018/01846/PA 21 Frederick Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3HE. Application for a Certificate of Lawfulness for an existing use as residential in excess of 4 years. 07-03-2018 2018/01490/PA 22 Frederick Street Natwest Jewellery Quarter Birmingham

B1 3BD. Listed Building Consent for the removal of external bank signage, ATM machine and all non-original internal fixtures and fittings. 22-02-2018 2018/01465/PA 22 Frederick Street Natwest Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BD. Removal of external bank signage and ATM machine. 22-02-2018 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 2018/00570/PA 111-114 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NZ. Demolition of existing building and erection of a 4-storey replacement building providing ground floor commercial unit for A1 use with 12 two-bed apartments above and new vehicle access. 24-012018 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. 27-12-2017 2018/00391/PA 100 Icknield Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6RU. Demolition of existing building and erection of a 4-storey replacement building providing ground floor Use Class A1 commercial space and 12 apartments above with associated access. 17-012018 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

New Decisions 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 2020. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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. Final Decision - Section 191 / 192 Required (Certificate Refused) 2017/08453/PA 50-60 Northwood Street Birmingham B3 1TH. Formation of temporary car parking. Appeal Lodged Refuse

Older Decisions 2018/01165/PA Car Park to rear of former Assay Office Charlotte Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3. Alterations to plans approved under application 2015/04486/PA 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. Final Decision - Approve 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 Floor south-west elevation. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

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

You must register any objections to the above applications online at www. birmingham.gov.uk/planningonline, or writing direct to Planning and Regeneration, Birmingham City Council, 4th Floor, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ, quoting the Planning Application number. Remember, there is a restriction against inappropriate housing within the Golden Triangle and the Industrial Middle - but your objections still need to be recorded!

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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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Recruitment

We seek to appoint a further sales person, the successful applicant will be well presented, have good product knowledge and a minimum 3 years retail experience. The ability to undertake varied job roles within a happy friendly environment is essential. Please apply in writing/in person enclosing a current CV all applicants will be treated in complete confidence to: Mike Christopher M.D. The Diamond Centre, 36 Warstone Lane, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6JQ.

Full Time In-House Setter Hockley Mint have a full time in-house setter position available, for an experienced stone setter who is able to work within a team, to cope with bespoke design work and new product development. 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. Please send cover letter & CV to Poppy.elder@hockleymint.co.uk 38 Hockley Flyer The

May 2018


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0121 236 7051

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