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THE ‘VOICE’ OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER

April 2019

Issue No 405

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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 Museum

Frederick Street:

Acapella live music venue Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery Jojolapa Nepalese Bar & Kitchen Pen Museum The Button Factory

Hockley Street:

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Inside this month’s issue...

REGULARS 14 Editorial 16 News 34 Planning

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Warstone Lane:

HSBC Bank Frank Joiner F. Meeks & Co Hockley Mint Little Box Co HS Walsh The Red Lion The Rose Villa Tavern Urban JQ

19 Apprentice Jeweller to Represent UK in Russia

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20 Lab-grown Diamonds - AnchorCert Gem Lab Encourage Trade to Remain Vigilant 22 Hockley Mint Digital Overhaul 23 New Chair for BSE 23 The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office Launches Video Guides 24 JQ Favourite Restaurant Gets a Makeover! 25 Government Approval for Birmingham Clean Air Zone Plans

Andersons Bar and Grill RBSA Gallery Saint Kitchen Sodabread Café St Pauls House The Jam House The Rectory B3

British Allied Trades Federation Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Hylton Café Weston Beamor Warstone Lane Post Office

18 New Building for University’s School of Jewellery

32 WW2 - From E.P.N.S. to P.I.A.

Betts Metal Sales Guildsman Jewellery Gallery Renatex Ltd

Vyse Street:

17 Hockley Mint Announce Change of Opening Hours

31 Unity Works, 36-46 Vittoria Street

The Queens Arms

Spencer Street:

The Hive Heritage Hub, Café & Bakery CooksonGold Birmingham School of Jewellery

17 JQ BID partners with First Mile to make Birmingham Green!

31 ELECTROPLATING

Anchorcert Group (Assay Office)

Newhall Hill:

Vittoria Street:

16 Domino Signet Rings Sales Soar

30 The House of Hollander

Moreton Street:

St Pauls Square:

36 Classifieds

HERITAGE

Actress & Bishop Locanta Italian Restaurant

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Editorial

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April 2019 Issue No. 405

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. © 2019 YBA Publications

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Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

After what could be called a 'false spring' with lovely warm weather, what about those gales then? Mark was outside the Big Peg in his monthly quest of distributing The Hockley Flyer, when a strong gust of wind snatched one from his hand, it flew away at great speed (a true flyer!) and then hit a passer-by some distance away, much to everyone's amusement. The person returned the magazine and commented that 'these magazines are deadly'! Many will remember one of the daftest proposals in the past to open up a passageway straight through the Big Peg - most of us have experienced the strength of the wind by the post office and can imagine the effect on anyone caught up in a massive gust they would be sucked straight through and out the other side in a Jewellery Quarter version of 'Mary Poppins'. At the time, when I mentioned this at a meeting, Bennie Grey the owner of the Big Peg at the time nearly fell off his chair laughing! A Very Happy 90th I would like to thank all my friends and colleagues for their good wishes, cards, chocolates, presents and flowers (especially the red roses from the Assay Office), and emails - which made my 90th birthday something 'special' to remember. Only ten to go for the ton! HF Blue Plaque As part of my 90th Birthday presents from The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery, they had a 'Blue Plaque' made for me - such an honour - but not, of course, an official Civic Society one - after all you need to be dead for some years before you are entitled to one of those and I am too busy at the moment to 'cross-over' Marie Haddleton Editor


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BUSINESS

Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more.

CHOICE TWEETS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

Domino Signet Rings Sales Soar Domino Jewellery have witnessed an increase in demand for their extended signet ring range, released as part of the Wedding Ring collection in January. The Birmingham manufacturer made a conscious decision to increase the number of signet rings available, driven by acknowledged increased consumer demand from both men and women. Even with the confidence of consumer trends intelligence guiding the design team’s decisions, Sales Director Andrew Sollitt and his team have been pleasantly surprised with the appetite from retailers for the new signet ring range. Commenting on the increase in demand, Andrew said: “Signet rings have always been a popular, classic, piece of jewellery but we have seen an increase in consumer interest as the trend has grown over recent years. It’s particularly encouraging to see retailers and consumers embrace both a variety of styles, as well as appetite from both male and female consumers. We have seen an uplift of more than 40% in the first two months since launching our new, improved range. Another area that has been very positively received by our retailers is our engraving service; with a choice of

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laser, hand and seal engraving available to further personalise our pieces.” Signet rings have been rising in popularity over the last 3 years, with increased appetite initially driven by female self-purchasers. Male selfpurchasing is also on the increase, with demand for unique styles and designs fuelling the appetite for a jewellery item, previously resigned to 80s and 90s fashion trends. It is not only self-purchases driving sales though, with signet rings once again becoming popular within the gifting and wedding ring markets. Creative Director Naomi NewtonSherlock said, “You only have to search Signet on Instagram or Pinterest to be presented with not only a wealth of contemporary designs, but also wearers positively celebrating this formerly traditional style of adornment. We worked hard to provide a range of signets to our retailers that covered the traditional and also presented more modern styling including slimmer designs and geometrical shapes. We have also increased choice with all signets now available in platinum, as well as 9ct and 18ct white, yellow and rose gold. People may not be using signet rings to seal envelopes any more, but they are definitely using them to stamp their own mark on their individual look.” More information is available via www.dominojewellery.com

TT Hockley Mint @Hockley_Mint Just a snapshot of some of our archived items! We never discontinue anything so get in touch to revive an old design! #HockleyMint #jewellerytrade

TT Jewellery Quarter BID @JQBID - The latest issue of JQ Life magazine is now here! Pick up your copy in a local #JQ venue or download it now from our website

TT Betts Metal Sales @BettsMetals - Now in stock! Mobile and versatile the new PUK 5.1 has been developed for Goldsmiths resulting in easier, faster and precise welding


The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) has partnered with First Mile to help improve recycling rates across the Jewellery Quarter. As a leading environmental business, First Mile are committed to being waste-busters, increasing the number of ways waste can be recycled across the Quarter. Partnering with First Mile, the JQBID offers a subsidised recycling scheme to help their approximately 700 levy payers recycle more waste and streamline current recycling systems: ensuring a higher recycling rate at a discounted price. The scheme also tackles many issues that local businesses have experienced in the past, including irregular collections and an accumulation of waste, by offering a daily collection service. A local coffee shop favourite, Saint Kitchen, situated on the beautiful Saint Paul’s Square, now recycles their used coffee grounds which are then made into logs for wood burners. Will Binks, General Manager at Saint Kitchen says: “It’s great knowing that we’re doing our bit in terms of recycling and First Mile have made this as simple and straightforward as it should be. Daily collections rather than having a stinky bin on a weekly service from our previous waste disposal company is a huge positive as well. Let’s get more businesses

involved in this scheme and help keep the JQ Green, and clean.” The circular economy and safeguarding Birmingham’s environment are aspects that First Mile are strongly passionate about. Matthew Verney, Recycling Advisor at First Mile for Birmingham says: “We want to make Birmingham greener and we’re being proactive about it! We aim to reduce our road emissions in the Jewellery Quarter area by consolidating col-

Hockley Mint Announce Change of Opening Hours Hockley Mint have announced a change of opening hours from April 2019. This change is because a large number of their customers to the Trade Counter and Showroom based in the Jewellery Quarter have been waiting for the doors to open at 9am to come in and pick up their goods, as they like to collect supplies before heading to their workshops for the

day. Because of this the opening hours will be adjusted from Monday 1st April to be open from 8.30am until 4.30pm from Monday to Friday. Hockley Mint hope that by adjusting their opening times it will fit in better with the needs of their clients to get their day started earlier, should they wish. The office hours will remain at 9am – 5pm. April 2019

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JQ BID partners with First Mile to make Birmingham Green!

lections to twice a day, resulting in the removal of one vehicle from the road daily.” The Jewellery Quarter BID is the first BID in Birmingham to introduce a subsidised recycling scheme, paving the way for First Mile to edge closer to their mission of creating a more sustainable Birmingham! Luke Crane, JQBID Director, said: “The BID includes over 700 commercial units producing waste and refuse. As a business community we have a responsibility to reduce any detrimental impact we may be having on the environment. Working with First Mile provides us a great opportunity to deliver this objective and reduce our carbon footprint as a business collective.” To ensure sign up for businesses is as hassle free as possible, First Mile have introduced a dedicated Recycling Advisor for the Jewellery Quarter, Vinny Madhar. For more information on the scheme, businesses can contact Vinny via email Vinny.madhar@thefirstmile.co.uk or through phone: 07701 315 703.


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CHOICE TWEETS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

TT Goldsmiths' Company @ GoldsmithsCo - This beautiful brooch by 2017 Goldsmiths' Company Award Winner Tom Rucker, features his signature blue tinted platinum. @ GCADC

New Building for University’s School of Jewellery Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery is set to expand, following a new building acquisition in the city’s St Paul’s Square. Previously home to Abbey College, the School will take on 10 St Paul’s Square in April, opening in September 2019 as a new postgraduate jewellery design and research facility with new design studios and offices for staff and doctoral researchers. The School of Jewellery’s library and computer suite will also move to the new 11,200 sq. ft building, enabling the conversion of rooms at the existing and historic core Vittoria Street site for additional studio space for undergraduate students. Founded in 1890, the School of Jewellery celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2015 and is the largest of its kind in Europe offering unique degrees in horology and gemmology, alongside its award-winning jewellery designing, making and business full-time and short courses. The 10-year lease at St Paul’s Square will see the School of Jewellery grow its full-time and part-time postgraduate course offering with

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a new research-centred building at the heart of the Jewellery Quarter. Courses to be delivered at the site include MA Jewellery and Related Products and the School’s newly validated one-year Graduate Diploma Pre-Masters, as well as the MA Luxury Jewellery Management programme. Professor Stephen Bottomley, Head of the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, said: “We’re delighted to be building for the future within the historic heart of the Jewellery Quarter. It is a great pleasure to be able to announce growth, investment and support for craft and design in higher education, especially after years that have seen some significant national losses in our specialist subject. This is positive and exciting news for our students and our staff and addresses the high demand from our academic partners across the world while enabling the School of Jewellery to reach to new countries to achieve greater diversity.” The School of Jewellery recently won the prestigious ‘College Trophy’ for the third consecutive year at the Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Council Awards in London. Described by English Heritage as a ‘national treasure,’ Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is home to more than 500 jewellery firms producing around 40 per cent of British jewellery.

TT Charles Green @CharlesG1824 - Creating designs for our luxury #CharlesGreen #lockets. #British #craftsmanship at its finest, beautifully created to last generations.

TT TheGoldsmithsCentre @ GsmithsCentre - Our next exhibition celebrates the craft of ‘cutting letters’. Engraving and carving letters has a rich heritage and can be incorporated into lots of objects. The Craft of Cutting Letters' opens 30 April!

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Apprentice Jeweller to Represent UK in Russia On Friday 8 March 2019, Goldsmiths’ Company Apprentice Sam McMahon employed at Mappin & Webb, was selected to represent the UK at The WorldSkills Finals in Kazan, Russia in August (22/27). Winning a spot in fine jewellery making, Sam joins more than 30 young professionals from engineering, hospitality, professional services, construction and digital and IT to form the UK team at the upcoming 'Olympics of Skills'. To win the spot on the UK team, Sam, currently employed by Mappin & Webb, competed against George Schembri from B&M Bijoux and Robert Dean from The House of Garrard. The three Goldsmiths' Company apprentices spent three days in Nottingham demonstrating their exceptional technical skills in jewellery making. Within a temporary workshop and set against a backdrop of Aston Martins in the Business, Digital and Creative zone, the apprentices were set the task to create an Aston Martin badge to a specific design, testing their accuracy, time management and

problem-solving skills. Sam McMahon proved his mettle against his fellow competitors taking first place. Sam McMahon, Goldsmiths’ Company Apprentice at Mappin & Webb, explains: “I am so proud to have made the UK team! It has been a long journey of hard work and commitment – from my time on the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s Foundation Programme to becoming a Goldsmiths’ Company Apprentice at Mappin & Webb – and I would like to thank everyone that has supported me through the last year and a half; my master, workmates, company, friends and of course the

skills training team to get me to the WorldSkills final! I look forward to the challenge ahead." Peter Taylor, Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre: “Congratulations to Sam McMahon for his incredible performance at WorldSkills and the best of luck to him in Kazan! He has proven that talent, maturity and preparation are absolutely key to success and we would like to express our thanks to the Goldsmiths’ Company, a long-standing competition organising partner of WorldSkills, his Master at Mappin & Webb and our skills training team at the Goldsmiths’ Centre for their time helping him to prepare for this tough competition.” WorldSkills, the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event, is the ultimate competition for the next generation of skilled professionals demonstrating their problem-solving skills, time management and ability to deal with the pressure of making in front of a live audience and judging panel on a world stage. The Goldsmiths’ Company has been a long-standing competition organising partner of WorldSkills and the Goldsmiths’ Company Apprenticeship Scheme is today administered by the Goldsmiths’ Centre. The event, which takes place every two years, will be shown live on TV and streamed around the World (including the UK) – and change the lives and careers of those that compete. April 2019

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SNIPPETTS

Extracts from 'Mourning News’ Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery

Diary Dates for June:

Lab-grown Diamonds AnchorCert Gem Lab Encourage Trade to Remain Vigilant Lab-grown diamonds are growing in popularity with consumers, for a range of motivating factors including ethical considerations and price. Lab-grown diamonds are being produced world-wide not just by small private companies but also larger dealers such as De Beers’ Lightbox, Swarovski and Cred Jewellery; all focused on leveraging the commercial benefits of lab-grown diamonds for their customers and businesses as an alternative. It is impossible for even the most experienced Gemmologist to be able to detect Lab-grown diamonds definitively by eye, or with standard desktop equipment because the chemical and optical properties are the same as natural diamonds. Definitive identification requires specialist testing equipment as used at the Birmingham Assay office, by their experienced team at their in-house grading facility, AnchorCert Gem Lab. Commenting on Lab-grown diamonds, Operations Director, Carla Goodfellow, said: “There have been instances of undisclosed coloured lab-grown diamonds submitted as natural stones. A specific example was a 0.71 carat uninscribed pink diamond submitted and found to

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be lab-grown following testing. The customer had secured the stone, believing that the stone was 100% natural” She added: “It’s critical that retailers and buyers are diligent and aware of services which are available to them to help make selling of both kinds of stones clear, safe and consumer friendly. Our trusted Gem Lab can support suppliers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers alike. If ever you are unsure, or your customer demands it, we can be on hand to help.” Senior Gemmologist, Krishna Powar said: “One of our experienced jewellery valuers in SafeGuard had suspicions about a large multistone item and wanted a second, technical confirmation so referred the item through our Gem Lab, the item turned out to be lab-grown. AnchorCert Gem Lab is a great benefit to SafeGuard; shared knowledge and experience means we can provide customers with definitive outcomes on items which are being valued. If detected the difference of the valuation can be significant, based on the gemmological report specifying if a stone is synthetic, natural, treated etc.” In September 2018, De Beers released a screening device called SYNTHdetect. It is specially designed for testing stones in mounted jewellery but can also be used to test loose stones. The Birmingham Assay Office will be launching their SYNTHdetect service in May. To find out more about AnchorCert Gem Lab, SafeGuard, or SYNTHdetect please call 0121 236 6951 or visit website www.assayoffice.com.

Sat 1st - The Friends will have a stall in Warstone Lane Cemetery. There will be free mini guided tours and the Friends can assist with looking up specific graves. Fri 7th/Sat 8th - Genealogy Show at NEC - Marie Haddleton managed to find a sponsor to enable the Friends to attend the Show and it is hoped it will help raise the awareness of the two Cemeteries, the people who lived and worked in the JQ as well as the present day people, and its museums. Our grateful thanks go to Marie and our sponsor. Sun 14th April, and 12th May Guided Tours of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery.

Constance Naden's Grave

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T H Gem and his friend JBLA Perera were lawn tennis pioneers. Their game, Pelota or Lawn Rackets, was first played circa 1859. Thanks to the efforts of the Gem family, charitable trusts, Friends of KHC&WLC, City of Birmingham, the LTA, the All England Club and the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation, the restoration of the grave in Warstone Lane Cemetery was possible. The wor k was completed in November 2018 when the ledger stone was lowered into position on the newly constructed York Stone structure. Just in time for the 200th Anniversary of Harry Gem's birthday. Story by Friends' Member Robert Holland. Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery


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Hockley Mint Digital Overhaul British casting specialist and fine jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has completed a significant update to its trade website, ensuring 105,000 products are now available to order online. The updated Hockley Mint website offers the greatest ever choice to its retail partners and trade customers, with new online tools also added to make the web-ordering process more efficient. New products added to the website include a range of mounts, new and best-selling wedding bands, an array of cast components and essential findings. Additional metals, including 9K rose gold and Palladium 500, have also been added to the plain wedding ring offering online in response to customer demand. To improve the ordering process, the Hockley Mint website now allows a unique customer reference to be added to each item purchased. This new feature means customers can streamline administration and assign items to individual bespoke orders. In addition, customers ordering via the website can make special requests against each item. For example, when ordering a wedding band, customers can request for a diamond-cut pattern to be added or a unique engraving to

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be made for the end consumer. This level of personalisation is designed to support retailers and jewellery businesses as they react to the increasing demands and bespoke requirements of their customers. Hockley Mint managing director, Gary Wroe, says: “Allowing our customers to access our diverse range of products and services online has always been a priority. This recent update of products and digital tools to the Hockley Mint website, our largest ever, makes ordering online easier and more useful for our trade customers. We encourage our customers, both long-standing and new, to access the website and see just how many products are now available to order.” In response to customer feedback, Hockley Mint has also simplified the process of signing-up to its website and creating an online account. Trade access requires unique log-in details, which can now be applied for, approved and delivered within 48-hours provided accurate information is supplied. Once registered, customers can swiftly access all of Hockley Mint’s digital services and comprehensive product offer priced for the trade. Hockley Mint will continue to focus on its digital presence in 2019, with on-going updates to its website and new products added as they are launched.

To register, log-in or find out more about Hockley Mint, please visit hockleymint.co.uk.


The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has launched a series of video guides to help its customers, inform consumers, and provide information on hallmarking. The guides use simple explanation with clear subtitles. The Assay Office believe these will complement its visits, tours, events, and website to further the understanding of assaying and hallmarking. Practical “How To” guidance is given on packaging, submitting work, using the online hallnote, and submitting mixed metal articles. Also, procedural information on systems, security and methods is explained to make their internal processes more transparent and give insight “behind the scenes.” Naturally, legal rules are covered, along with explanations of each com-

New Chair for BSE Jewellery designer and Mona Pink founder, Monika Kamycka, has been appointed as Chair of The British

Society of Enamellers’ at the trade organisation’s Annual General Meeting, by unanimous vote following her successful year as Vice-Chair. Under Monika’s leadership the trade organisation has realised a number of notable achievements including an innovative and successful online exhibition, a full review of membership benefits, evaluation of website and social media platforms with renewed focus on member and follower engagement, improvements in terms and conditions – both online and offline, digitisation of the organisation’s finances, membership database review (with a view to digitise fully in 2019), streamlined membership application and joining process, and improved communication between the Committee and its membership. The cumulative result of these activities has also driven significant increases in the Society’s membership in comparison to previous years. The Committee reported substantial cost savings realised through rationalisation of digital software and tools. The BSOE also engaged members and non-members in a 3-month review of its mission and values in 2018. The new mission - To connect,

ponent mark in a hallmark. Customer Account Manager Adam Phillips said: “These videos enable us to show, demonstrate, and make things really clear for our customers. Using film, we can highlight problematic topics accurately without a level of misinterpretation. We hope our customers will share them with their customers in turn to help them understand the provenance of their pieces, and the story that the hallmark tells.” To develop the videos, Adam and his colleagues looked back into the Goldsmiths’ Company archives. “We uncovered a film with footage from the 60s and 70s – that was great and had the “BBC voice” clipped commentary – and I remember some films from the early 2000s, but this is the first suite of guides to appear as a whole body of work.” Seventeen video guides are available on the website now, along with a revised version of the 1968 film “Hallmarking” produced by British Films Ltd 1979. W: www.assayofficelondon.co.uk/ hallmarking/video-guides inspire, support and promote the professional Enamelling community - was announced in December 2018 with new values (which also have the initials BSOE): Brilliance, Supportive, Open and Engaging. Commenting on the last 12 months, Monika said: “It has been a really busy and eventful 12 months and we have another full year ahead. I am so pleased and proud of my Committee and the improvements that we have collectively driven through this organisation. We celebrate our 35th anniversary this year and we kicked off our celebrations with a champagne reception at IJL in 2018. I want to make sure that we are toasting both our heritage and more successes in 2019. So, my focus as Chair will now be on embedding our new mission and values, fully reviewing our governance, improving our digital interface with members and the public, and creating an operational strategy that will set the direction of travel for us all over the next four to five years.” Enamellers interested in the BSOE or in getting involved in the Committee’s activities, should email membership@enamellers.org for more information and joining instructions. April 2019

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Congregation 19th April Making its debut in Birmingham on Good Friday 2019, Congregation reveals the truth about Pastor Oliver Hunter. A hypocrite, and a danger to society, yet adored by his followers at All Saints Church, can the Pastor continue in his role after being exposed? A full cast introduces us to the Pastor’s family and congregation members, and with scenes of an adult nature, this is an unmissable new play by Freddy Just. Ticket prices: Standard ticket: £12.00 Consession tickets: £10.00

JQ Favourite Restaurant Gets a Makeover! A Birmingham restaurant favourite, Syriana, has had its long-awaited makeover and the change is beautiful. With a considerable investment, the refurbishment, was unveiled earlier in 2019. Calm turquoises and blues have replaced the outdated orangeyreds. Located on Constitution Hill, in Birmingham’s thriving Jewellery Quarter, Syriana’s new décor fuses modern chic with traditional Middle Eastern interiors. With a new open kitchen on the ground floor, the restaurant has an added authenticity and treat for its diners, who can watch whilst Syriana’s chefs Souhel and Ahmed work their culinary magic. “We wanted to give our very loyal customers something back and thought it would be great to make their

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experience of Syriana even nicer, with a brand-new refurbishment. This is just the change we needed, and we can’t wait to welcome more people through our doors. The feedback has been astounding, we have loyal customers, who love our food and hospitality – and now our new look!” said Syriana’s owner. “Syriana frequently receives wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor, with compliments for great food together with good service.

The Mystery of Irma Vep 3rd May – 11th May Blue Orange Arts brings you the camp classic that brought Broadway to its knees! Discover the ludicrous mystery deep within the moors of the Hillcrest Family Estate at Mandacrest Ticket prices: Standard ticket: £12.00 Consession tickets: £10.00


£5 million for a Hackney carriage support package; £2.75 million for a council-run Hackney carriage leasing scheme; £7 million for a private hire vehicle upgrade package; £10.05 million for an HGV and coach compliance fund; £0.35 million for suppor ting engagement and awareness activity, and £1.97 million to support the administrations of the above schemes and mitigations.

Government Approval for Birmingham Clean Air Zone Plans Birmingham City Council’s plan for a Clean Air Zone to help tackle the problem of air pollution in the city has received Government approval. The council submitted its full business case in February after being required by the Government to achieve compliant air quality limits in the shortest possible time. Dr Therese Coffey, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Environment, has now written to the council to confirm that its plans for a Class D charging Clean Air Zone and a package of additional measures have now been approved. The Government has also allocated £14.2 million from its Implementation Fund for the delivery of signs, cameras and other infrastructure, and £38 million from the Clean Air Fund to support a package of mitigation measures to support businesses and individuals likely to be impacted by the introduction of a Clean Air Zone. The council is also offering a range of exemptions to allow eligible businesses and individuals more time to make the switch to compliant vehicles. Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Birmingham City Council, said: “We clearly have a major public

health crisis in our city, with people being exposed to illegal and unsafe levels of air pollution. The introduction of a Clean Air Zone is the start of our fight back. I welcome this announcement from the Government, which gives approval to the plans we have put forward to bring air pollution levels down to legal limits. We feel that we will have sufficient resources to get the balance right between introducing a very much needed Clean Air Zone and supporting the communities and businesses potentially affected by these measures. I’m pleased that we will have nearly £15 million to support the taxi community, both Hackney carriage and private hire drivers, to upgrade to cleaner and greener vehicles, enabling them to continue providing their valuable service to the city. I’m also pleased to have worked with the council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee, and particularly its chair, Councillor Barbara Dring, to secure this package of measures. In light of the reduced funding for a scrappage scheme, we will continue to work with other council leaders and combined authorities across the country to lobby the Government for a national diesel scrappage scheme.”

The £38 million of support from the Clean Air Fund will cover the following schemes: £10.84 million to provide mobility support for individuals working with the Clean Air Zone (of which at least 50 per cent must be used

Exemptions from the Clean Air Zone charge are as follows, along with the time period the exemption will last: Commercial vehicles registered within the Clean Air Zone (LGV/ HGV/coaches – maximum 2 vehicles per company) – 1 year Commercial vehicles registered within the Birmingham area travelling to the Clean Air Zone with an existing finance agreement beyond 2020 (LGV/HGV/coaches – maximum 2 vehicles per company) – 1 year Residents living within the Clean Air Zone, who have their private vehicles registered to their address - 2 years Individuals travelling into the Clean Air Zone for work who earn less than £30,000 – 1 year Visitors to key hospitals, GP offices and care homes within the Clean Air Zone – duration of stay, with exemption running for 1 year Vans and minibuses registered as providing essential community and school transport services that are classified as section 19 operators, registered for operation in Birmingham – 1 year Vehicles registered with disabled tax class – exempted for the duration of the Clean Air Zone There is no charge for motorcycles, mopeds or scooters to drive in the Clean Air Zone

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The Jam House Team - Left to Right, Zack Booth, Patricia Sternak, John Bunce, Paul Roberts, and Adam Barrow.

The Jam house Celebrates 20 Years with the Return of Jools Holland

Birmingham’s premier live music venue, The Jam House, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a line-up of great acts and events throughout the year acknowledging the wide range of musical styles for which the night club is renowned. A Big Birthday party is planned this Easter, where many of the musicians and characters that have contributed to this twenty-year success are coming together to celebrate at the venue. Local boogiewoogie legend Dino Baptiste was the first performer to take the stage on the opening night, and will be back again, twenty years on, supporting the ever-popular Solid Soul, on Friday 19th April. On 8th May, the original Jam House Musical Director, Jools Holland brings his Rhythm ‘n’ Blues Orchestra along for a “one night only” show. This will be Jools’ first appearance at The Jam House for 10 years and has said “he’s looking forward to coming home”, accompanied by local divas, Ruby Turner and Pauline Black of

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Selector. Predicted to be a sell-out, this show promises to be a big night! Other artistes featured in the Jam House anniversary year include Westlife’s Brian McFadden, 80's Superstar Alexander O’Neal, disco super-group Shalamar, and the Three Degrees. John Bunce, long-time Manager of the Jam House, says: “This 20-year milestone make us reflect on the all the good times. The great international stars - some boyhood heroes of mine - that we’ve met and worked with, the fantastically talented local musicians, the hard-working bar staff, waiters and chefs, and above all the customers that have made the Jam House the place that it is.” For the past twenty years, The Jam House has been at the forefront of the Midlands live music scene and continues to host an array of artists with a wide range of diversities and talents: from Gospel Central Choir, to supporting and nurturing local talent by hosting ‘The Acoustic Sessions’ (a monthly showcase of new talent and unsigned artists).

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10 10 11 11 NOW 12 NOW 12 15 12 15 13  MAY Exhibitions 13 03 14 13 16 23 17 27 Auctions & Valuations 18  MAY 18 14 19 OTHER Exhibitions 20  APRIL 20 NOW 21 21 06 24 06 25 30 25 Demonstrations 26  APRIL

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to SAT 01 JUN. CARNIVAL 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

APR GOSPEL CENTRA 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm The Jam House

to SAT 13 APR. RBSA OPEN ALL MEDIA 2019 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

APR ILUVLIVE BIRMINGHAM! 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm Acapella Birmingham

to 11 MAY. NEXT WAVE ASSOCIATE SHOWCASE 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA

APR BRIAN MCFADDEN 6:00 pm - 1:00 am The Jam House

to SAT 25 MAY. IN POSTERUM 10:30 am 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

to SAT 08 JUN. ART FROM MARS 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

APR to SAT 27 APR. RBSA CANDIDATES 2019 EXHIBITION 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

APR to SUN 28 APR. WORKS ON PAPER 10:30 am 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

APR INVENTUS QUINTET LAUNCH 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm St Paul’s Church APR CIVIL WRONGS 6:00 pm - 1:00 am The Jam House APR BIG SPRING ANCHORS & ALIBIS, SONDER 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Actress and Bishop APR LIVE SALSA WITH DEL CAMINO 7:30 pm 11:30 pm Acapella Birmingham APR CIVIL WRONGS 6:00 pm - 2:00 am The Jam House

MAY to SAT 18 MAY. SOCIETY OF GRAPHIC FINE ART 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

APR THE PAGANS SOH / THE MOODS / KICK THE CLOWN 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm Actress and Bishop

MAY to SAT 29 JUN. MEMORIES 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

APR MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar

MAY to SAT 22 JUN. RBSA PRIZE 2019 10:30 am 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

APR CAROL BREWSTER 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm The Jam House

MAY to SAT 13 JUL TWO STYLES ONE THEME 10:30 am - 13) 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

APR BIG WOLF BAND 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm The Jam House APR 2URBAN CAFE RADIO LIVE 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Acapella Birmingham APR THE COLLECTIVE 6:00 pm - 1:00 am The Jam House

MAY WATCHES VIEWING 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fellows Auctions

APR SOLID SOUL 6:00 pm - 1:00 am The Jam HousE APR ARCHIE FAULKS 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Actress and Bishop

TO SAT 04 MAY MEMORY OF TOUCH - COLIN WILSON 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Argentea Gallery

APR WIP SHOW OF JEWELLERY SCHOOL 8:00 am - 8:00 pm 82-86 Vittoria St APR TALKING PRACTICE: FERROCITY 6:00 pm 8:00 pm School of Jewellery

APR BRITISH ACADEMY OF JEWELLERY ERASMUS EXHIBITION BIRMINGHAM 9:00 am - 5:00 pm British Academy of Jewellery

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APR DEMONSTRATION WITH TERRY LORD ARBSA 11:00 am - 4:00 pm RBSA Gallery

APR SOLID SOUL 6:00 pm - 2:00 am The Jam House APR MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar APR TOM WALKER & CHRISTIE REEVES (TOM & CHRISTIE) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Actress and Bishop APR CISSY STONE & HER BAND 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm The Jam House APR DEL CAMINO 6:00 pm - 1:00 am The Jam House APR FUNDRAISING NIGHT 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm Actress and Bishop

APR AFTER MIDNIGHT / HOT LITTLE HANDS / THE BLACKWATER CONFEDERACY 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Actress and Bishop

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APR ARTICLE 19 / FAÇADE / TURNED IT TO STONE / TOKYO STORM / BOZ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Actress and Bishop

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APR UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE 6:00 pm - 2:00 am The Jam House APR 28 MOTOWN MOTION 7:00 pm - 1:00pm Acapella Birmingham APR MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar APR THE ACOUSTIC SESSIONS 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm The Jam House

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APR THE LONG WALK BACK 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm The Blue Orange Theatre APR CONGREGATION 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm The Blue Orange Theatre APR LIBRARY OF SCREAMS 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm The Coffin Works

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MAY WARREN & THE MAGPIES 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm The Jam House MAY JUNIOR 6:00 pm - 1:00 am at The Jam House MAY NAKED INSTINCT 7:30 pm - 11:45 pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar MAY AN AUDIENCE WITH ASH SHEEHAN 10:00 pm - 2:00 am Actress and Bishop MAY SUBTERRANEANS 6:00 pm - 1:00 am The Jam House MAY SUBTERRANEANS 6:00 pm - 2:00 am The Jam House

MAY THE ESTATES / THE COMMON / BROKEN LOOKING GLASS / THE NEEDLESS 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Actress and Bishop

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MAY MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar MAY QUALITY REGGAE ROOTS 9:00 pm - 11:45 pm Actress and Bishop MAY GEORGE DUNN & CIERAN LEAHY 6:00 pm 11:45 pm The Jam House MAY JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS RHYTHM ‘N’ BLUES ORCHESTRA 6:00 pm - 1:00 am The Jam House MAY RED RUM CLUB 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Actress and Bishop MAY APOLLO SOUL 6:00 pm - 1:00 am The Jam House MAY JOE WARNER & THE ELEMENTS 8:00 pm 11:00 pm Actress and Bishop MAY DETROIT SOUL COLLECTIVE 6:00 pm - 1:00 am The Jam House MAY PHOXJAW, THE KING IS DEAD 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Actress and Bishop MAY DETROIT SOUL COLLECTIVE 6:00 pm - 2:00 am The Jam House MAY MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar

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MAY NAMIWA JAZZ 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm The Jam House MAY GOSPEL CENTRAL 6:00 pm - 11:45 pm The Jam House MAY JAMES WALSH (STARSAILOR) - BIRMINGHAM 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm Actress and Bishop

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MAYto SAT 11 THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm The Blue Orange Theatre

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APR JEWELLERY QUARTER, BREAKFAST MEET @ ST PAULS NETWORKING GROUP 6:30 am - 8:30 am The Conservatory Saint Pauls House

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APR BIRMINGHAM TRIBES MUSIC INDUSTRY NETWORKING EVENT 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 1000 Trades

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APR JEWELLERY QUARTER, BREAKFAST MEET @ ST PAULS NETWORKING GROUP 6:30 am - 8:30 am The Conservatory Saint Pauls House

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APR JEWELLERY QUARTER, BREAKFAST MEET @ ST PAULS NETWORKING GROUP 6:30 am - 8:30 am The Conservatory Saint Pauls House

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APR SOCIAL CIRCLE APRIL 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 1000 Trades

APR SHELGA HENRY IN CONVERSATION WITH... DR HUGH RICKARDS 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 1000 Trades

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MAY MEET THE BUYER - FIND ME A GIFT 10:00 am - 5:00 pm The Button Factory MAY TO SUN 30 JUN UNLIMITED THOUGHTS GALLERY 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm 1000 Trades MAY SDP WEST MIDLANDS MEETING 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 1000 Trades

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TO MON 29 APR INTRODUCTION TO PRINTMAKING- 6 WEEK EVENING COURSE 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Studio One, B18

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APR UNDERGRADUATE OPEN DAY starts 12.30 pm School of Jewellery, BCU

APR UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AnchorCert Group (home to Assay Office Birmingham)

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APR COOKSONGOLD JEWELLERY MAKING MEETING THE EXPERTS - PROXXON TOOLS 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Cooksongold

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APR JEWELLERY QUARTER LETTERING WORKSHOP 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1000 Trades


APR CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Pen Museum APR CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Pen Museum

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APR FREE FAMILY CRAFT ACTIVITY SESSION 10:00 am - 4:00 pm The Hive APR FAMILY FRIENDLY TOUR AND CRAFT ACTIVITY 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm The Coffin Works APR FAMILY FUN DAY 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter APR FAMILY FUN DAY 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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MAY I MADE IT! GIRLS WITH POWER TOOLS 10:00 am - 4:00 pm The Dual Works MAY PAINT STARRY NIGHT! BIRMINGHAM, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm The Rose Villa Tavern

MAY BRITISH ACADEMY OF JEWELLERY RECRUITMENT DAY 10:00 am - 12:00 pm British Academy of Jewellery

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MAY CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES - FREE LETTERING 11:30 am - 4:00 pm Pen Museum

MAY ADULT CRAFT WORKSHOP: CREATE YOUR OWN FASCINATOR 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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MAY TO FRI 24 MAY ASSAY TRAINING 9:00 am 5:00 pm AnchorCert Group (home to Assay Office Birmingham)

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MAY PAINT KANDINSKY! BIRMINGHAM, THURSDAY 16 MAY 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm The Rose Villa Tavern MAY INCANTATIONS: A CREATIVE WORKSHOP 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm The Coffin Works MAY MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Pen Museum MAY CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Pen Museum MAY CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Pen Museum

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MAY FAMILY FUN DAY 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

Tours, Talks & Walks  APRIL

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APR GUIDED BUILDING TOURS 11:30 am - 12:00 pm The Hive

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APR GUIDED BUILDING TOURS 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm The Hive APR TOURS OF WARSTONE LANE CEMETERY & KEY HILL CEMETERY 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

APR EXPLORE THE FACTORY FLOOR: EASTER EDITION 10:30 am - 1:00 pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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APR VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm The Coffin Works

APR HERITAGE WITH A VIEW - WOMEN AND THE 19TH CENTURY ECONOMY 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm The Big Peg

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APR EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN GUIDED TOUR 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm The Coffin Works APR VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm The Coffin Works

APR WOMEN'S WORK IN THE JEWELLERY QUARTER 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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APR JQ SIGN OF THE TIMES WALK 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Meet outside Diamond Quarter

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MAY VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm The Coffin Works

MAY EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN GUIDED TOUR 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm The Coffin Works

MAY ANTIQUES & ARTEFACTS OF THE JEWELLERY QUARTER WALKING TOUR 1:00 pm 3:00 pm Outside Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

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MAY JEWELLERY QUARTER HERITAGE WALK 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter MAY VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm The Coffin Works MAY FUNERAL STUDY DAY 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm The Coffin Works MAY TOURS OF WARSTONE LANE CEMETERY & KEY HILL CEMETERY 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm MAY VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm The Coffin Works MAY EVENING TOUR MUSEUMS AT NIGHT 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm The Coffin Works MAY EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN GUIDED TOUR 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm The Coffin Works

MAY THE LOST PUBS OF BIRMINGHAM. #1 THE JEWELLERY QUARTER 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Jewellery Quarter

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APR JEWELLERY QUARTER MUSIC WALK 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Jewellery Quarter APR VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm The Coffin Works

APR THE ASSAY OFFICE PRIVATE SILVER COLLECTION 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Assay Office Birmingham APR EXPLORE & RELAX 10:00 am - 4:00 pm The Hive

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Two processes in the manufacture of sports cups are shown on the left, the girls in the right-hand picture are enamelling direct on to chrome around 1934

The House of Hollander

Source: Jewellery Quarter Heritage 2019

‘Always something new, original and exclusive’ The sole proprietor of the business was Mr E P Hollander, J.P who by 1934 was well-known in Birmingham and district for his activities in civic and social spheres. The name of David Hollander & Sons was automatically associated with the manufacture of E.P.N.S. and fancy metal goods. From small beginnings in Vittoria Street, in 1904, the business developed rapidly and on three occasions they were forced to move into larger works; their final factory being at 124/8 Barr Street. One of their slogans, ‘Always something new, original and exclusive’, was not without justification. Their factory was entirely self-contained, every process from the rough sheet to the finished product being done on the premises. Toolmakers and diesinkers produced the tools from which the goods were made, and it was an education to watch the article evolving from the roll of metal - through the hand and power presses, stamps, capstan and spinning lathes, making-up shop, polishing and mopping shops. Then

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came the inspection before being sent to the plating shops. From there it passed into the finishing shop and burnishing room, and finally to the warehouse, where each-article was subjected to a close test and inspection before being wrapped. The firm believed in specialization and regarded as sports cup specialists. One new innovation was the combination of chromium and enamel for table ware, a line which had been very well received by the trade. This was a development of the registered ‘Platonex’ series which Messrs. David Hollander produced to meet the demand for presents suitable for men - always a difficult proposition. Their enamelling department, where they had learnt the secret of enamelling direct on to chrome, had to be extended three times during 1934. (Below) Advertisements from 1949 and 1935 respectively


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Mayors/Lord Mayors Buried in Key Hill

ELECTROPLATING Electroplating and electro-gilding, together with metal-finishing techniques such as blacking and lacquering, are processes that involve the application of a particular surface to a metal object. From the mid-19th century, Birmingham was ‘the chief seat of the electro-plating and gilding trade’. In terms of the development of the Jewellery Quarter, electroplating was the most important of these

plating processes, and it was at Elkington’s large factory of 1838 on Newhall Street that the process was first commercially exploited... The electroplating process made possible the production of a huge variety of hard-wearing silver objects in great numbers and at a fraction of the price of the equivalent in sterling silver, thus bringing such items within reach of all but the poorest sections of society.

Unity Works taken mid 1980's by Mark Haddleton

Unity Works, 36-46 Vittoria Street Source: Jewellery Quarter Heritage 2019

Unity Works at 36-46 Vittoria Street

is a large factory built from c 1866 for Henry Jenkins & Sons, die-sinkers, tool makers, stampers, piercers and medallists. The firm was established in 1830 and moved to Vittoria Street from smaller premises at Nos 17 and 19 Spencer Street. The building has a tall three-storey

Colin Giles, one of our most active researchers/historians in The Jewellery Quarter has researched and produced on behalf of The Friends of Key Hill Cemetery & Warstone Lane Cemetery, a comprehensive list of past Mayors and Lord Mayors who were buried in Key Hill Cemetery during the 19th Century, totalling fourteen! These included some names which will always be associated with Birmingham’s heritage, such as Thomas Avery, Joseph (& Richard) Chamberlain; Robert (& Thomas) Martineau; and Henry Manton.

frontage of comparatively functional but elegant design. It was constructed of brick with stone dressings in two phases. The southern-most twelve bays form part of a near-symmetrical street range of c 1866, with slightly projecting three-bay end sections. There are two pedestrian entrances near the centre of the facade, one leading to the offices and warehousing in the front range the other to a wide workshop range added to the rear at right angles. The southern end bay incorporated a semi-circular-arched cart entrance leading to a large rear courtyard, which was mostly roofed over by c 1880. In 1881, the works was extended to the north by the construction of a two-storey workshop range to the rear of a terrace of houses fronting Vittoria Street.1 The two houses nearest the Unity Works were subsequently acquired by the firm and in 1898 replaced by a five-bay northerly extension to the original frontage in matching style. The extension, of three storeys plus a basement, was designed by John Osborne, architect. The company, which comprised of Henry, James and Samuel Jenkins. invented ‘certain improvements for permanent or temporarily binding or holding together manuscripts or papers, known as ‘Bulldog clips’. Editor’s note: When sorting through my various ‘clips’ I found I have several Bulldog clips, collected over the years and use frequently. April 2019

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WW2 - From E.P.N.S. to P.I.A.T. David Hollander & Sons 124/8, Barr Street.

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almost looked askance at enquiries which did not total six figures. As can be imagined, when scores of different components are being made, the ultimate use of many of them is unknown to the maker, and that has been our experience. Three lines however, the Bombard Tank Buster, the Sten Gun, and the P.I.A.T. Bomb, figured very prominently in our programme. In the case of the P.I.A.T. Bomb, some idea of the magnitude of this line may be gathered when we say that for one lengthy period, many C.I.A. Inspectors were installed on our premises gauging the millions

of different parts, all of which had to be made to thousandths of an inch. So many and varied, and contrasting, were the lines, that there was no question of monotony. For instance, Supports for Tank Tracks, Washers varying from 1/2” to 3.1/2”, Reflectors from 2” for small Lamps up to 8” and 10” for Flare Path Lamps, Covers for Mines, Whistles, Mortar Diaphragm Caps, Stiffening Bands and Sealing Struts for Aircraft, Crucibles for Laboratories, Spinnings for Agricultural Spraying Machines, Goggles, Rivets, Metal Tent Pegs, Spill Filters for Aircraft Tanks, etc. In fact, so many and varied were the lines made that we shall not be afraid to tackle anything within reason in future. All this was not accomplished without a lot of re-organisation and ‘chopping and changing’. For instance, one machine shop was stripped to allow the introduction of special automatics for producing Shade Rings, Linings, and Bases for Electrical Fittings, and when that contract was completed, re-stripped and fitted with other machines for producing Tubes. A polishing shop had all spindles removed and replaced with presses, and so on. We were scheduled under the Essential Works Order, with all the controls involved, and were A.I.D. Approved, Part 1. As in pre-war days we were 100% self-contained, (producing our goods from A to Z on the premises), we were able to adapt ourselves to war-time needs, although not without the innumerable ‘teething’ troubles associated with such a drastic change-over. We are now looking forward to the time when the reading of blueprints and the filling in of endless Government forms will be replaced by reading old customers’ letters and filling in invoices for the Home and Export Trade. Happy days, we hope!’

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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 2019/02633/PA 22-24 Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3PE. Alterations including reinstatement of chimney, replacement of existing left large window and front door with new sash window and timber panel door and frame. Installation of metal grill above reinstated basement light well and replace rainwater downpipes. 27-032019 2019/02262/PA Existing railway arch on land bound by Lionel Street to the west, Old Snow Hill, St Chads Queensway and Livery Street, City Centre. Alterations and change of use of existing railway arch to create third pedestrian entrance to Snow Hill railway station and associated public realm works. 18-03-2019 2019/02107/PA 3-5 Legge Lane Hockley Birmingham B1 3LD. Listed Building Consent for conversion and internal alterations of a first floor commercial unit into 1 residential apartment. 12-032019 2019/02080/PA 3-5 Legge Lane Hockley Birmingham B1 3LD. Conversion of first floor commercial floorspace into 1 residential apartment. 12-03-2019

Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

minor demolition works, external alterations and repairs - (Re-Submission) 14-02-2019

Awaiting Decision 2019/01300/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 - (Re-Submission) 14-02-2019 2019/01290/PA St Pauls Club 34 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QZ. Change of use of ground and first floors from Private Members Club (Use Class D1) to Offices (Use Class B1). 14-022019 2019/01188/PA 56 Northampton Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6DX. Change of use from herbalist (Use Class D1) to microbakery and coffee house (Use Class B1 and A3) and installation of extraction duct. 12-022019 2019/01004/PA 34-44 Northwood Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1TU. Listed Building Consent for demolition of structures attached to listed building and renovation and conversion of listed building and associated workshop to residential use. 05-022019 2019/00964/PA 34-44 Northwood Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1TU. Part demolition of existing buildings and erection of new four storey buildings, conversion and refurbishment of retained buildings to provide 49 one and two bed apartments and associated cycle parking and landscaped courtyards. 05-02-2019 2019/00925/PA 23 Pemberton Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6NY. Installation of roof terrace. 04-02-2019

2019/01838/PA 36 Vyse Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6JY. Erection of single storey rear extension, instalaltion of dormer window to rear and roof lights to front. 05-03-2019

2018/10474/PA 43-47 Vittoria Street & No. 9 Regent Place Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3ND. Listed Building Consent for installation of external lighting. 24-12-2018

2019/01567/PA 24 Pemberton Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6NY. Installation of roof terrace. 25-02-2019

2018/10473/PA 43-47 Vittoria Street & No. 9 Regent Place Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3ND. Installation of external lighting. 24-12-2018

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2018/10340/PA Former Sapcote's Yard Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3DD. Listed Building Consent for demolition of 83-87 Camden Street attached to listed build-

ing at 89 Camden Street and erection of replacement building in association with planning application 2018/06214/ PA. 21-12-2019 2018/10330/PA 30 Kenyon Street and Land Between 24 and 26 Hall Street Birmingham B18 6AR Change of use from storage and distribution (Use Class B8) to retail (Use Class A1) at 30 Kenyon Street and erection of 3 storey building with roof terrace to form bar and restaurant (Use Class A4/A3) at land between 24 and 26 Hall Street.. 21-12-2018 2018/10253/PA 25-26 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HH. Display of 1 no externally illuminated fascia sign, 1 no non illuminated fascia sign, 1 no other metal sign externally illuminated and 1 no externally illuminated projecting sign. 19-12-2018 2018/10122/PA Derwent House 1 Mary Ann Street Birmingham B3 1RL. Listed Building Consent for conversion of existing industrial building to 40 one and two bed apartments with associated works including demolition of modern extension, removal and replacement of existing pitched roof and windows, insertion of three mezzanine floors within building and various restoration work. 14-12-2018 2018/10092/PA Derwent House 1 Mary Ann Street Birmingham B3 1RL Conversion of existing industrial building to 40 one and two bed apartments with associated works including demolition of modern extension, removal and replacement of existing pitched roof and windows, insertion of three mezzanine floors within building and various restoration work. 14-12-2018 2018/10480/PA Reliance Works 41-42 Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1UE. Listed building consent for demolition of two storey rear workshop block and steel shed, three storey extension, internal and external alterations in association with change of use to 9 apartments. 24-12-2018 2018/10380/PA Reliance Works 41-42 Caroline Street Birmingham B3 1UE. Change of use to 9 apartments with associated works including demolition of two storey workshop block and steel shed to rear, erection of three storey extension with roof lights and solar panels to roof, associated alterations and installation of external staircase. 24-12-2018 2018/08995/PA Site of Muhammed Ali Centre Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 5AU. Demolition of existing


2018/10364/PA Argent College 43-47 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3ND. Listed building consent for internal and external alterations. Final Decision Approve subject to Conditions

2018/05801/PA Heaton House & land adjoining Camden Street & Powell Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BZ. Demolition of existing buildings (apart from Heaton House), erection of a part 3, 4 & 5 storey building and refurbishment of Heaton House to provide 73 units, comprising 1 x 4 bed, 11 x 3 bed, 36 x 2 bed and 25 x 1 bed houses and apartments with associated parking and landscaping. 16-072018

2018/10199/PA 16 Warstone Parade East Hockley Birmingham B18 6NR. Change of use to residential (Use Class C3) at ground floor, installation of new mezzanine level to create a self-contained apartment and associated works at the rear. Final Decision - Approve subject to Condition

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 320 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

New Decisions 2019/01099/PA 26-28 Victory House Ludgate Hill Birmingham B3 1DX. Replacement of sixteen existing timber sash windows at first and second floor level. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2019/00724/PA 43 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HN. Change of use of first floor from educational use (use class D1) to create 7no. self-contained apartment (Use Class C3) with associated new mezzanine level. Final Decision - Refuse 2018/09951/PA 28 Hall Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6BS. Removal of internal steel frame and metal cladding. Erection of new steel frame to extend the existing building to three storeys and erection of a three storey extension to front of building to provide an enlarged B8 storage unit. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

2018/07295/PA 47 and 48 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HN. Listed Building Consent for retrospective application for change of use to restaurant and bar (Use Classes A3 and A4) with ancillary gallery (Use Class D1), single storey side extension to create storage/refuse enclosure and installation of new extraction system. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/07256/PA 47 and 48 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HN. Retrospective application for change of the ground floor use to restaurant and bar (Use Classes A3 and A4) with ancillary gallery (Use Class D1), single storey side extension to create storage/refuse enclosure and installation of new extraction system. 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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