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July 2018

Issue No 396


Latest News from GVUK Design

Coherent-Rofin have Appointed GVUK Design as UK Distributor

Weston Beamor Inspires New Designers With Work Experience Prize JQBID JQ Festival 2018

A celebration of all things Jewellery Quarter



Inside this month’s issue...


Editorial ........................................................................... 16 News................................................................................. 18 Events .............................................................................. 33 Planning .......................................................................... 34 The Hockley Flyer Pick-up Points Albion Street:

Pig & Tail Public House

Augusta Street:

Fellows Auctioneers

Caroline Street:

Bloc Hotel Otto Wood Fired Pizza

Charlotte Street: Travelodge

Constitution Hill:

The Wolf Birmingham

Fleet Street:

Coffin Works

Frederick Street:

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

Lionel Street

Ibis Styles Hotel

Great Hampton Street: Hampton by Hilton Hotel

Ludgate Hill:

Actress & Bishop Locanta Italian Restaurant

Moreton Street:

Anchorcert Group (Assay Office)

Spencer Street:

Guildsman Jewellery Gallery Betts Metal Sales

St Pauls Square:

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

NEWS Weston Beamor Inspires New Designers With Work Experience Prize ............................................................. 22 New Designers Announce Goldsmiths’ Company Award Winners for Jewellery and Silversmithing......................... 22 Winner of IoD West Midlands Director of the Year............ 23 JQBID Festival 2018......................................................... 24 City of Wolverhampton wins Touchstone Award 2018...... 26 Coherent-Rofin have Appointed GVUK Design as UK Distributor......................................................................... 27 Unity Launch New Styles.................................................. 27

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

HERITAGE: W M Griffiths & Sons - Manufacturing Jewellers .......................................................................... 28

The Hive Café & Bakery CooksonGold Birmingham School of Jewellery

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

Vittoria Street:

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Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Hylton Café Weston Beamor

HERITAGE: J.Bernard Stagg & Sons Ltd......................... 30


Warstone Lane:

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

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Half way into 2018 already and the Jewellery Quarter Festival is here once again on 20th/21st/22nd July with lots of events taking place. Pick up a Souvenir Festival programme for full details. I hope the weather is kind but not quite so hot as at the beginning of the month.

400th Issue Of The Hockley Flyer

The Hockley Flyer is coming up to its 400th issue in November, and if you would like to contribute anything to this special edition please send in your story and comments a.s.a.p. I wonder how many of you still have a copy of the first issue?

Welcome to Soho

The two councillors elected for the newly created Ward of ‘Soho & The Jewellery Quarter’ - Cllr Spence and Cllr Lal - visited The Hive this month to meet residents of the Quarter. It is good that The Jewellery Quarter is now recognised in its own right and not just part of the ‘Ladywood Ward’. It’s taken a long time! It will be interesting to see what happens next and await possible consequences.

Nhs 70th Anniversary

Do any of the ‘old folks’ amongst you remember what you were doing in 1948? I do! I was saving-up to get married and money was short with some stuff still rationed or on coupons. During and after WW2 my mother worked for ‘Manpower Services’ - a government organisation - and when the NHS was launched there was a desperate shortage of clerks to hand-write a brand-new record card for every person in the UK. An office had been set up in Corporation Street, opposite to where I was working in the day, and every evening for four hours I took my place on long lines of people writing frantically. When the supervisor discovered that I was a shorthand-typist he asked me if I would like to do some typing for him instead of the hand-writing, and I gladly accepted. When it was decided to launch a ‘free eye test & spectacle’ service alongside the NHS we had to do it all again! However, the money was so helpful as my fiancé had just finished his National Service in the RAF, only to return to a very poorly paid job. Marie Haddleton Editor

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dear jerry Dear Jerry


We have been together now for almost 5 years and right from the beginning, we agreed that every couple of months we would share our 'secrets' with another person, who comes to meet us at our workshop. I have recently found out that our occasional and casual 'partner' is not what I thought and after confronting my other half, she has admitted already knowing that our sweeps and lemels were being treated by a third party processor and not as I believed, by our collector. I feel so betrayed, how can I ever trust her again? JERRY SAYS: In the early years it is not uncommon to want to experiment but honesty and

trust in any relationship is paramount and even more so when it involves processing your workshop waste. You are absolutely correct that by dealing directly with the processor, both you and your partner could have enjoyed far more lucrative and satisfying liaisons. This is definitely something you can change. Once you have switched to Mastermelt for processing, you can use the extra money you will be getting for a holiday where you can talk openly and start to rebuild the trust in your relationship. Everything looks better in the sunshine.

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Rachel Hardie with Prime Warden Michael Prideaux.

Weston Beamor Inspires New Designers With Work Experience Prize Weston Beamor will be giving a stimulating week of work experience, including access to jewellery CAD Designers, 3D Print Technicians and Master Craftsmen, plus £250 cash prize, at this year’s New Designers exhibition at the Business Design Centre. New Designers gathers more than 3,000 of the brightest and most creative graduates under one roof to launch the next generation of thinkers, makers and disruptors onto the UK design scene. The exhibition, which opens on Wednesday 27 June 2018, is a two-week celebration of visionary design and WB were keen to be involved once again. Commenting on the prize, WB Business Manager, Ed Hole said: “Weston Beamor have always been committed to supporting and developing future generations of jewellery professionals. Our WB team prime example of that,

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in fact! The WB environment absolutely supports and nurtures young talent and we’re committed to doing even more in this area in future. “We’re very proud to be involved with the New Designers once more, this is fifth year that we have sponsored a prize. It’s a fantastic show and I’d encourage anyone who’s interested in design to visit, it’s also a hotbed for new talent. We are looking forward to welcoming the winner of our prize to our design and manufacturing facility in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.” New Designers is a two-week celebration of visionary design that sees students of 200+ creative courses unveiling never-before-seen work to thousands of industry professionals and design lovers. For more information on the exhibition, please visit www.newdesigners. com.


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New Designers Announce Goldsmiths’ Company Award Winners for Jewellery and Silversmithing Images: Mark Cocksedge

The New Designers Goldsmiths’ Company Awards were announced at the Business Design Centre, Islington on 27 June. The Goldsmiths’ Company is a leading sponsor of New Designers, the UK’s principal showcase of creative and innovative work from design graduates. Students exhibiting jewellery and silver in the Jewellery and Contemporary Design and Crafts zone (Part 1: 27 June – 30 June 2017) were automatically considered for the awards. The Goldsmiths’ Company Judges selected the following winners:

Silversmithing – Rachel Hardie of Glasgow School of Art. Rachel Hardie won for her unique and colourful Chimney Pot Series, a range of mixed metal vessels characterised by their distinctive shapes and finishes. The judges appreciated the explanatory nature of this series,


Winner of IoD West Midlands Director of the Year

Rachel Hardie of Glasgow School of Art

Egle Bantyne of Ulster University

specifically the construction of Hardie’s forms which include a pleasing ‘sketch-like’ quality and unique approach to creating the vessels.

Jewellery - Egle Bantyne of Ulster University. Egle Bantyne won for her accomplished ‘Curious Constructions’ collection of silver hinged and curvilinear jewellery. The judges commented: “This collection shows a multidimensional playfulness. Executed with precision and thought, it reflects an evolving body of work.”

The winners receive: • A week’s work experience in a professional workshop at the Goldsmiths’ Centre where they will focus on commercialising their own work • Bursary of up to £500 towards living expenses, if required

• Special Student Hallmarking Package including 10-year registration at the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office, laser software set-up for laser hallmarking, a complimentary behind the scenes tour of the Assay Office and free access to the Goldsmiths’ Company Library. Michael Prideaux, Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company, commented: “The Goldsmiths Company is thrilled to once again partner with New Designers to recognise the best work from graduate designers. We are proud to back the next generation of designers working in metal as part of our overall support for the trade at every level. Rachel Hardie and Egle Bantyne are deserving winners and we’re pleased to support them as they develop on their creative journey.”

Henry Deakin has been named as IoD West Midlands Director of the Year 2018 in the Family Business Category. With ten overall categories, the awards were open to directors from the private, public and third sectors across the West Midlands and aimed to recognize an individual’s achievements, the importance of the director’s role in the community and their overall commitment to the success of the business. “Deakin & Francis has been going from strength to strength and it’s a huge achievement for me to win this award!” Henry Deakin, Managing Director “As the seventh-generation family member to manage the business, alongside my brother James, my passion has always been to build our brand and offer an innovative, quality range of products that our customers are proud to wear, backed up by a first-class service. To be recognized in this category is such a privilege – for me and my team – thank you.” The award recognized how Henry responded to specific challenges facing directors in family firms and how he has contributed to the success of the diverse, dynamic and innovative family business sector. The awards breakfast, held at Edgbaston Cricket Club on 19th June, also saw Brian Hall announced as the new chair of IoD West Midlands.

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JQBID Festival 2018 The Jewellery Quarter (JQ) Festival is returning this month so come and Join in to celebrate the best of the Jewellery Quarter A celebration of all things Jewellery Quarter; the event brings together local businesses, residents and communities for a three-day extravaganza that showcases the very best of the

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Quarter. From Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd July 2018, visitors can enjoy events and activities across the area and within three festival hubs; The Golden Square, St Paul’s Square and for the very first time, the JQ Makers Hub. The 24-page Festival Programme is filled with live music, entertainment, workshops, tours, street food and much more. The event is familyfriendly and is completely free to attend!

Brand-new highlights to the JQ Festival programme include: JQ Makers Hub (located at the AE Harris site) – A pop-up shop and contemporary showcase of the diverse maker community in the JQ; from paper, leather, virtual reality, furniture, and of course jewellery. Workshops and Demonstrations - A series of talks, demos and family


drop-in workshops including jewellery-making and stitching. JQ Music Trail – Young musicians will perform across several locations in the JQ, showcasing their talents to the public. JQ Brewery Quarter – Enjoy real ale brewed in the Jewellery Quarter and get your hands on a free limitededition T-shirt! CircusMASH take over St Paul’s Square - To celebrate 250 years of modern circus in the UK, CircusMASH are creating a unique community show like no other! With an array of performances, workshops and plenty of surprises. Museum of the Jewellery Quarter - Free event and free admission to museum across the weekend (including Sunday for the very first time).

Luke Crane, JQDT Executive Director said: “There are some changes to this year’s event which we are really excited about. In addition to the two Squares, I am delighted that we will have a third festival hub at Stans Cafe (AE Harris, Northwood Street). Delivered by Quartermasters, the JQ Makers Hub is a pop-up shop and contemporary showcase of our diverse maker community here.

For the very first time, we’ve collaborated with the local JQ music schools on the JQ Music Trail where visitors and businesses can enjoy music on every corner of the Quarter. Whilst the award-winning JQ breweries are running ‘Brewery Quarter’ – enjoy the ale and win a free limitededition T-shirt!” “The celebration of the Quarter’s businesses is continuing throughout the summer with the JQ Festival Voucher Booklet. It is full of offers, discounts and promotions and can be used throughout July and August.”

Further Highlights: School of Jewellery: ‘Presenting the Jewellery Quarter. Past and Future’. Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Key Hill Cemetery will set up a stall selling books and other goods and will be available to help with information about graves, etc. Plus, mini guided tours of Warstone Lane Cemetery 12 noon & Key Hill Cemetery 2pm BAJ Academy of Jewellery - Jewellery skills demo. The Hive Heritage Hub - Grand Opening 21- 22 July 10:00 - 16:00. The Hive Heritage Hub, The New Standard Works, 43-47 Vittoria Street, - Within the new hub, view displays telling the history of the

Grade II listed New Standard Works, alongside past and present trades of the JQ. Take a tour of the building, create peg dolls and paper planes inspired by the art installations, as well as jewellery making workshops for the community design and craft project, inspired by over 130 years of manufacturing in the building. You can also make the most of the special rooftop micro farm by booking onto a free organic-biodynamic gardening workshop with gardener Matt! The JQ Set, Studio 6, 85 Spencer Street, The JQ Set will be opening up its brand-new jewellery studio and school for you to look around, with workshops and demonstrations on Sat & Sun. Learn a little about making jewellery and go home with your own finished piece! Gallery Tour 21 July 12:00 and 14:30 - Gallery Tours of local venues and find out more about their unique collections including; St Paul’s Gallery, RBSA, Artisan Alchemy and Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery. Life & Times of Kathleen Dayus - 22 July -17:30 Pig & Tail Pub, Albion Street.

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News L/R: Noel Hunter (Chairman BHC); Touchstone Winner Paul Dosanjn (Wolverhampton TSS Service Manager); Touchstone Winner Lee Jenks (Senior TSO Project Lead Officer); Robert Grice (Touchstone Assessment Panel, on this occasion representing Sheffield Assay Office); BHC Member Doug Henry (CEO and Assay Master Assay Office Birmingham); Adam Phillips (Representing London Assay Office)

City of Wolverhampton wins Touchstone Award 2018

City of Wolverhampton Trading Standards have fought off stiff competition to win the British Hallmarking Council’s Touchstone Award 2018, with judges praising several applicants for their commitment to enforcing hallmarking and raising consumer awareness. This year’s very high standard of applications from across the UK reflected enforcement relating to internet sales, effective response to intelligence and extremely innovative educational operations. There was also evidence of proactive long-term projects protecting consumers and legitimate businesses. The annual Touchstone Award was launched by the British Hallmarking Council (BHC) in 2012 to encourage and reward the most effective initiative relating to increasing awareness and enforcement of hallmarking. The prestigious Award is funded entirely by the four UK Assay Offices. This year’s winners will be presented with the magnificent Silver Touchstone Bowl at the CTSI Dinner on 5th June. Chair of the British Hallmarking Council Noel Hunter OBE will also present each officer involved in the initiative with a personal gift of a sterling silver business card case. A further presentation will take place later in the year when the Award will

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be presented formally to the Council, raising the importance of hallmarking at the highest level within the local authority Applications for 2018 reported a wide range of significant activity relating to hallmarking and presented the assessment panel with a difficult challenge to identify one winner from amongst some very worthy entrants. In addition to Wolverhampton being declared winner, both Merthyr Tydfil and Shared Regulatory Services, a regional collaboration between local government authorities in Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, were Highly Commended. Wolverhampton scored highly for their proactive campaign to improve awareness of the laws and benefits surrounding hallmarking amongst both businesses and consumers within their very diverse community. The team engaged with every jeweller in the City, providing them with a comprehensive educational pack detailing the rules and the benefits of hallmarking, emphasising how selling hallmarked goods could add to their reputation. The free packs also included a current dealer’s notice so there could be no excuses for noncompliance. The approach to consumer education was enlightened, demonstrating a well planned and executed effective campaign. Multi lingual officers engaged with “often overlooked communities” where many are not native English speakers. Within these groups there can also be a different cultural approach to buying jewellery,

and a complete ignorance of hallmarking requirements leaving consumers vulnerable to being cheated. Understanding where they would have the most influence, Trading Standards Officers targeted places of worship, developing the obvious links between weddings and precious metal jewellery. Leaflets and posters in English, Gujurati, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi were widely distributed and the campaign also targeted youngsters with children’s activity packs including word search puzzles and pictures to colour. Delivering this intense education programme to both trade and consumers simultaneously has heightened awareness throughout the City of Wolverhampton. An intelligence and enforcement project will be delivered in the second half of the year to maintain the impetus Noel Hunter OBE, Chairman of the BHC, said: “The British Hallmarking Council is committed to working with the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and other authorities to enforce our important legislation. The Touchstone Award maintains a high profile for hallmarking on the consumer protection agenda. We have been hugely encouraged by this year’s applications which demonstrate that despite significantly reduced resources trading standards recognise the need to enforce the Hallmarking Act to protect consumers and legitimate businesses from scams and fraudulent activities. Although enforcement resource is significantly reduced, Trading Standards Officers are using the manpower they have very effectively. Paul Dosanjh, Chief Trading Standards Officer and Lee Jenks, Lead Officer for the project at City of Wolverhampton Council were presented with the Touchstone Award at this week’s Chartered Trading Standard Institute Symposium in Nottingham. This award-winning team can now look forward to a Civic presentation in Wolverhampton and an educational tour of Assay Office London in November followed by lunch in the glittering surroundings of Goldsmiths’ Hall in the company of members of the BHC and the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Applications for Touchstone Award 2019 open in January 2019 when full details will be published on the British Hallmarking Council website.


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Coherent-Rofin have Appointed GVUK Design as UK Distributor GVUK director Graham Dicks said, this comes at an exciting time, the new Rofin Easyjewel engraver/marker has just been launched and is around 20% lower priced than the previous version, making this an affordable tool for most workshops and with monthly payment plans from around £700 over 3-years it is a real money-earning contender for your workshop. Gemvision have a 10% offer on until the end of July saving almost £600 and a deal for existing customers who

want to upgrade to V9 that includes 3-months free access to their on-line academy. The academy has over 1,000 hours of learning videos with 24/7 access. EnvisionTEC’s new Vida cDLM is possibly the best value printer in the market, with a 90x50x100mm build area. Print a ring for £0.30p with zero replacement parts! This new resin is 90% wax with a total burnout at 180°c. Call us and we can ship you some samples. GVUK have a new service engineer; Milan Zaborsky joined us earlier this year and has many years’ experience with printers and lasers, some of you already know him so if you see him around Hockley ask him to show you the new materials.

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U n i t y we d d i n g b a n d s h ave launched further new styles to their Diamond set wedding band range. From engagement rings, commitment rings, through to wedding rings, the appetite for diamonds continues to grow and with this in mind we have added some sparkle to our collection. Our new Designs include a delicate micro claw with the diamond covering the width of the band giving a beautiful show of diamonds which is a very popular look at the moment and matches the shoulders of many current engagement rings. Along with a vintage look that’s on trend, we have updated our range with a beautiful grain set millgrain edge ring, in 2.5mm with 0.45ct total diamond weight, this ring works brilliantly with many engagement rings and is at a great price point. All styles are available with 40% of the band diamond set but any carat weight or quantity of stones can be manufactured. The rings in this beautiful collection are available in 9ct or 18ct Yellow, White and Rose Gold and Platinum. The collection now includes 30 different designs that are available in a range of mm widths from 2mm to 4mm and varying carat weights providing hundreds of combinations to satisfy your customer. Please call The Betts Group on 0121 233 2413 and speak to one of our experts or arrange a viewing of the full Unity Wedding Bands collection.


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1900 Paris Exhibition advert

W M Griffiths & Sons Manufacturing Jewellers Established 1858

Source: ‘JQ History & Guide 2nd Edition by YBA Publications Pictures also courtesy YBA Publications

Building at 55/57 Vittoria St, still looking smart in the 1980’s

Advert dated 1897 for William Griffith & Sons

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The original building at 55/57 Vittoria Street was designed as a house with jewellery workshops at the rear in 1851/2 for the Bragg family. Around 1920 the frontage was rebuilt and In 1935 J Hart & Co. were listed as the occupants. When they moved out W M Griffiths took the tenancy. The company of W M Griffiths started in Pitsford Street, as Manufacturing Jewellers, moving later to 17 Northampton Street. Damage caused by a land mine in the Second World War meant the company had to move to 55/57 Vittoria Street. During the war most of their employees were called up for active service, mainly working as instrument repairers, due of course to their skills. The company turned its hand to making aircraft escape hatches which is a somewhat strange diversion from what they were best known for, which was top-of-the-range ring specialists.


Mr Philip Wyer was in the trade for over 70 years before retiring and told Marie Haddleton in 1989 that: “Some years ago when gas central heating was being fitted in the factory the workmen were experiencing great difficulty in getting the flue up the old chimney. On taking out a few bricks to investigate the problem they were amazed to find the original ladders still inside the chimney from the days when small children were forced up inside the chimney to clean it”. Although this factory at one time employed around fifty workers, all of the work was eventually being carried out by out-workers and the workbenches and machinery all lay quiet and disused. Mr Wyer explained: “The main reason for this is that outworkers are willing to work as many hours as may be needed and at any time of night, day and weekend, which is something that workers of today are not prepared to do and when orders come in it is sometimes essential to turn them around immediately”. Mr Wyer worked on alone in these large premises, until W M Griffiths finally closed down in 2012 and the factory stripped out (regrettably the attractive signage on the exterior was removed).

Top - Workbenches lying idle. Above left - the offices back in the 1980’s. Left - Chimney hearth with ladders inside. (Above) - Mr Philip Wyer in his workshop.

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J.Bernard Stagg & Sons Ltd 52, 53 & 54, Hockley Hill. (later 17 Northampton Street) Source: Jewellery Quarter Heritage 2018

Buttons, Munitions & Gas Masks - for Mules. ‘Forty-fiveyear-old firm of Electro-plate and Silver Manufacturers, Stampers and Press-workers, founded by its still active principal Mr J B Stagg, and assisted by his two sons, Mr B G Stagg and Capt. J E Stagg, has given active assistance in two wars. During his eldest son’s absence on service in the RAF in 1917-18, Mr. Stagg Snr., produced some thousands of Aeroplane Pressing, Shell Fuse Covers and similar precision stampings. In 1939, the firm commenced Web Equipment Buckles and Button Production, rising to an ultimate total of 33 million of Buttons and 14,000 gross of Buckles and similar equipment parts. Whilst still engaged on this work they converted the stamping side to produce hot brass pressings, and from then onwards were continuously engaged on such work as Bomb Fuses, Shell Primers, Fuse Locking Kings, Tank Brake Plugs, Detonator Heads, large pressings for Aeroplane Propeller Cones, Oil Filter Caps and similar work. Among other hot brass pressings, they produced over 1.1/2 millions of Incendiary Bomb Striker Holders. The press shops in the meantime proceeded from Royal Arms and Battle Dress Buttons to Service Respirator Parts, making 5 separate patterns of clips for these, totalling in all 17.1/2| millions, including - to the

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intense delight of the factory personnel - a quantity of ‘gas mask frames, for the use of mules’. Before ‘D’ day, the firm began the production of Parachute Arms Container Bases, a large and heavy s p i n n i n g , m a k i n g ove r 60,000. Capt. J E Stagg who left for service in the Middle East with the Seaforth Highlanders in the 5Ist (Highland) Division, was dangerously wounded on the tenth day of the Battle of Alamein, and we regret to say, is still in hospital, but making recovery. Additionally, to the productions already described, the Company has been continuously and is still producing specialised Aeroplane Pressed Parts, for, in many cases, the same firms of Aero manufacturers they were working for in 1918’.

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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 Annie Dalton‘s Banksy inspired Elephant! As no one knows Banksy’s true identity, come to our event and pretend you’re the real thing!


@11:30 am - 4:00 pm This is one of a series of five individual but related workshops that explore the many different ways to draw, illuminate and decorate historical capital letters. Each workshop will focus on a particular type of letter and a particular way to decorate so you can build up quite a substantial portfolio.


@ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers.


@ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Meet Annie Murray at the Pen Museum this Summer! Annie will be selling and signing copies of her latest bestselling book, “Sisters of Gold” which is set in the Jewellery Quarter in 1904.


@11:00 am - 1:00 pm AND 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Would you like to grow vegetables and fruit brimming with health and vitality, flowers that bloom better, invigorate your soil through holistic natural remedies and tune into natures rhythms – bringing harmony to your garden?


An intense two-day course that delves deeply into the psychology of the buying and selling journey with an eye-opening look at the way people communicate. It provides a rare opportunity for delegates to place their sales skills under the microscope and help them to recognise their strengths as well as further development needs. Price: £595 + VAT


@ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Just starting out in calligraphy or have a bit of experience? Come and develop your skills as a member of the Birmingham Scribes at the Pen Museum.


@ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 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...


@ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 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.

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@11:30 am - 4:00 pm This is one of a series of five individual but related workshops that explore the many different ways to draw, illuminate and decorate historical capital letters. Each workshop will focus on a particular type of letter and a particular way to decorate so you can build up quite a substantial portfolio.


@ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers.


@ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. World Calligraphy Day is back on 15th August 2018! Come along to World Calligraphy Day and celebrate the art of calligraphy and hand lettering with Manuscript Pen Company at the Pen Museum.

Tours, Walks & Talks  JULY


@ 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.


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)

 AUGUST 01, 08 15, 22 & 29 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.

02, 09, 16, 23 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.


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.


@ 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.

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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 2018/05175/PA Counting House 3 Mary Ann Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1BG Listed Building Consent for the insertion of two windows in the rear elevation. 25-06-2018 2018/05142/PA Counting House 3 Mary Ann Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1BG Insertion of two windows in the rear elevation. 25-06-2018 2018/04943/PA 156 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NZ. Application to determine the details for Condition Nos: 3 (submission of details of bird/bat boxes) and 6 (submission of a sustainable drainage scheme) attached to approval 2016/09245/PA. 18-06-2018 2018/04885/PA Land at 109 Northwood Street & 199 Newhall Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Listed Building Consent for demolition of structures attached to listed buildings and conversion of 109 Northwood Street (Harpers Hill Works) from B2 to A1-A4 or B1 uses and conversion of 199 Newhall Street from B2 to B1 use with associated works. 13-06-2018 2018/04882/PA Land fronting Northwood Street, James Street, Graham Street, Brook Street, Newhall Street and Regent Place (premises currently occupied by AE Harris & Baker & Finnemore) Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Partial demolition of buildings, change of use of retained buildings at 109, 123 & 128 Northwood Street from B2 to A1-A4, B1/C3, change of use of retained building at 199 Newhall Street from B2 to B1, conversion and erection of new buildings to provide 326 one, two and three bed apartments and 8,422sqm of non-residential floorspace for A1-A5, B1 & D2 uses with associated parking and landscaping. 13-062018

Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

Centre Birmingham B3 1RU. Non-Material Amendment to planning application 2017/02040/PA for alterations to the treatments to the front and gable elevations of 94 Charlotte Street to painted brickwork and painted render respectively. 13-062018 2018/04760/PA Caroline Point - Unit 10 62 Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1UF Change of use from offices (Use Class B1) to clinic (Use Class D1). 12-06-2018 2018/04599/PA The Kettleworks Land bounded by Icknield Street/Pope Street/ Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AG. Display of 2 non illuminated signs. 06-06-2018 2018/04481/PA 36 Vyse Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6JY. Installation of dormer window to front and two roof lights to rear. 01-06-2018 2018/04369/PA 65-77 Summer Row Birmingham B3 1LB. Change of use from job centre (Use Class A2) to University College (Use Class D1) 31-05-2018 2018/04343/PA 46 Frederick Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3HN. Listed Building Consent for proposed internal and external alterations to unit 4 at first and second floors as approved under 2016/03404/PA for conversion to 2 bed dwelling. 30-05-2018 2018/04342/PA 46 Frederick Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3HN. Variation of Condition 1 to amend plans, removal of condition 7 and variation of conditions 8 & 9 approved under 2016/03369/PA to remove student occupation restriction and to reduce number and re-position approved rooflights to provide A1 commercial unit at ground floor with 4 no. x 2 bed dwellings above and to the rear. 30-05-201 2018/04379/PA 91 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3AA. Prior Approval for change from workspace (Use Class B1 to 2 no. residential units (Use Class C3). 25-052018

Awaiting Decision 2018/04503/PA 3-5 Legge Lane Hockley Birmingham B1 3LD. Application to determine the details of condition 10 (Sustainable Drainage Assessment and Sustainable Drainage Operation and Maintenance Plan) attached to planning approval Ref: 2017/06810/PA. 04-06-2018

2018/04823/PA 103-104 Vyse Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6LP. Installation of additional display window. 13-06-2018

2018/04379/PA 91 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3AA. Prior Approval for change from workspace (Use Class B1 to 2 no. residential units (Use Class C3). 25-052018

2018/04815/PA Land at Newhall Square Newhall Street / Charlotte Street City

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ing Consent for erection of a two storey building to provide three apartments with associated parking and cycle/bin storage. 23-05-201 2018/04053/PA 95 Spencer Street Suite 219 Jewellery Business Centre Birmingham B18 6DA. Change of use of suite 219 from offices (Use Class B1) to restaurant and cafe (Use Class A3). 18-05-2018 2018/03991/PA Jet Service Station Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6PP. Display of 1no. internally illuminated free standing advertisement hoarding. 17-05-2018 2018/03806/PA 84 Caroline Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1UP. Display of 1 externally illuminated fascia sign and 1 internally illuminated fascia sign. 11-052018 2018/03675/PA 151 Warstone Lane Birmingham B18 6NZ. Alterations to front elevation and installation of footway crossing. 08-05-2018 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 2018/02630/PA 3-4 James Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1SD. Erection of two storey roof top extension and associated works. 04-04-2018 2018/00570/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. 24-01-2018 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

Newhall Street / Charlotte Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1RU. Non-Material Amendment to planning application 2017/02040/PA for changes to the window system. Final Decision - Approve

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. 17-01-2018

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). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

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 2018/03466/PA Land at Summer Hill Road Birmingham B1 3RB. Display of no. 2 internally illuminated digital LED advertisement panels. Final Decision - Refuse 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. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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). Final Decision - Prior Approval Required and to Refuse 2018/02551/PA 5 Northampton Street Unit 5 Birmingham B18 6DU. Change of use of vacant light industrial/workshop unit (Use class B1) to personal training studio (Use class D2). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

Older Decisions 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 activities centre (Use Class D2). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/02500/PA Land at Newhall Square

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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. Final Decision Section 191 / 192 Required (Certificate Refused)

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2018/01490/PA 22 Frederick Street Natwest Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BD. Listed Building Consent for the removal of external bank signage, ATM and all non-original internal fixtures and fittings. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions Click on the magazine link

2018/01465/PA 22 Frederick Street Natwest Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BD. Removal of external bank signage and ATM. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 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. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

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

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

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Lore & Myths - A Quick Guide: NEW

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The UK’s largest jewellery making store Opens Monday 23rd July More choice. More inspiration in our exciting new Workshop area. Same great service. In the meantime, you can still order online or over the phone, and pick up your order from our temporary collection point next to the store on Vittoria Street.*

See you on Monday 23rd July.


Call 0345 100 1122

59-83 Vittoria Street, Birmingham, B1 3NZ *Please note we are unable to accommodate general browsing and purchasing during this period.

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The Hockley Flyer  

The 'Voice' of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter July 2018 # 396

The Hockley Flyer  

The 'Voice' of Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter July 2018 # 396