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REGULARS 14 Editorial

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18 News Business 26 News Leisure 38 Planning

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18 Hockley Mint Launches Trendled Initials Collection 19 Gecko Elements Range Sets Gold Standards for Summer Sales 20 Gecko Channels 20th Century Iconic Female Artists for Fiorelli Collection 21 Domino Brings Style, Stories & Sparkle to IJL 2019 22 The Goldsmiths’ Company Oneof-a-kind 1971 ‘Moon Trophy’ 22 Karen Partners Gecko to Launch New Collection

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24 Intergem 2019: Tracing the Gemstones 25 AnchorCert Protect Gives ChloBo Jewellery Stamp of Approval 26 Forthcoming at the Coffin Works 26 Birmingham Bids to Become a Tree City of the World 27 Life’s Journey - The art of Katherine Mary Fryer 1910 - 2017 28 The JQ Festival Returned for 5th Year!

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Albion Street: Pig & Tail Public House Augusta Street: Fellows Auctioneers Branston Street: Branston Court Caroline Street: Bloc Hotel Otto Wood Fired Pizza Charlotte Street: Travelodge Constitution Hill: The Wolf Birmingham Fleet Street: Coffin Works Museum Frederick Street: Acapella Birminghame Ana Rocha Bar & Gallery Frederick Street Town House Jojolapa Nepalese Bar & Kitchen The Pen Museum Ludgate Hill: Actress & Bishop Locanta Italian Restaurant Moreton Street: Anchorcert Group (Assay Office) Newhall Hill: The Queens Arms Spencer Street: Betts Metal Sales Cafe Neo Guildsman Jewellery Gallery Hard To Find Whisky Plus Gold The Jewellers Arms The Jewellery Business Centre Renatex Ltd St Pauls Square: Andersons Bar and Grill Henry's Cantonese Restaurant RBSA Gallery Saint Kitchen Sodabread Café St Pauls House The Jam House The Rectory B3 Vittoria Street: The Hive Heritage Hub, Café & Bakery CooksonGold Birmingham School of Jewellery Vyse Street: British Allied Trades Federation Museum of the Jewellery Quarter Hylton Café Weston Beamor Warstone Lane Post Office Warstone Lane: HSBC Bank Frank Joiner F. Meeks & Co Hockley Mint Little Box Co HS Walsh Niche Café Quarter Pizza The Red Lion The Rose Villa Tavern Urban JQ

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Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.

This month we feature JW Evans Silver Museum (Albion Street) in our Heritage/War pages - the museum is owned by English Heritage but gets little media coverage compared with our other museums - but I understand there are plans to make it more visitor-friendly and improve access which is restricted at the moment, excluding children and the disabled. There is a series of talks by Tony Evans planned - (see details). The Jewellery Quarter Heritage database continues to grow - almost every day I add at least one new company - (now nearing 5,000 companies) and our Events database records everything from when the Jewellery Quarter was just fields, an abbey, a river, and a lake. At least we will never run out of stories to print - not in my lifetime anyway and Mark will have lots of stories to carry on with. Despite the area being designated as a dangerously highly-polluted area, developers continue to submit new plans for more residential units - they seem to think that if they get rid of cars, then the problem will be solved and ignore the thousands of extra emissions from central heating boilers and air conditioning units. or the extra sewage and demand for clean water from our antiquated water system. It is a pity the Council didn't know about how contaminated the area was before they encouraged at least four schools to be relocated from Great Barr plus a new University Campus to move from Aston. The development of the Mr Tyre site has now commenced- with yet more apartments - some only a few yards from the railway lines - who would want to live there?

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The A E Harris development saga still continues with the developers determined to close down Baker & Finnemore with the loss of the skilled workforce, and the designs for this site totally out of line with the heritage of The Jewellery Quarter, The Conservation Management Plan and Design Guide 2002.

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

From a 'development 'point of view there are not many derelict sites/ buildings left but problem is - will developers now be looking to evict businesses to put in more housing? It could be happening already!

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The plan to 'Adopt a Station' mentioned last month is progressing well and you will be able to pick some herbs on your way home to use when cooking your supper.

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The old Steelhouse Lane Police Station is open for visitors at the following times: Wed 21st August - 11.30am to 2.30pm Sat 7 September - 10.00 to 4.00 pm Sat 7 September - Evening Talk on Capital Punishment. - 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm Mon 16 September - 10.00 am to 4.00pm. Strike themed Open Day

Hockley Mint Launches Trendled Initials Collection British casting specialist and fine jewellery manufacturer, Hockley Mint, has launched a new collection of plain and diamond-set letter pendants ahead of International Jewellery London 2019. The new Initials collection will be available in 9k and 18k white, yellow, and rose gold, as well as Fairtrade gold, platinum, and palladium. Customers also have the option of a plain finish or a single 0.03 carat diamond accent. Although created in response to current market trends, Hockley Mint was determined to add its own twist to the letter pendant concept inspired by its high standards of quality, craftsmanship and ‘British Made’ ethos. To achieve this, Hockley Mint commissioned its own bespoke font for an alphabet that is both easy-to-read and eye-catching in display units. Hockley Mint creative manager, Poppy Elder, says: “After researching the market, we found a wide range of silver and semi-precious collections of initials, but only a very small selection in the fine jewellery space. To fill this gap, we have developed our own bespoke font with flowing lines that form the letters in a more creative way. There is a hole at the top of each letter that allows them to slide on a chain with ease. Customers can create their

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own combinations or mix-and-match metals for their own customised look.” The Initials collection now offers Hockley Mint customers even greater choice when it comes to creating their own fine jewellery capsule ranges. Retailers can choose from across Hockley Mint’s entire Wedfit® and fine jewellery offer to curate a selection of pieces that perfectly suit their customers, including a range of precious metals, diamonds, gemstones, and price points. All pieces are madeto-order in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Visitors to the Company of Master Jewellers’ (CMJ) August Trade Event will get a first look at the new collection, as well as the opportunity to pre-order for the busy Christmas trading period. All pieces can be ordered from Hockley Mint within 7-10 working days. The Initials collection will be formally unveiled at International Jewellery London (IJL) 2019, from September 2-4 at Olympia London. It will be shown alongside new bridal jewellery ranges and Hockley Mint’s newly revamped Pure Wedding Rings package. Find them on Stand D90.

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Shrieval Horse Ride On 10th July 2019, Sheriffs of the City of London, Alderman Vincent Keaveny and The Hon Liz Green, rode on horseback through the City of London to raise money for The Sheriff’s ABD Recorder’s Fund. The Sheriffs visited a number of Livery Halls and businesses, finishing their journey at Armoury House (home of the Honourable Artillery Company) for a fund-raising lunch. The Sheriffs and Recorders Fund supports ex-offenders and families in London, to help them stop offending and start a new life. Last year the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity gave a donation of £6,000 and will continue its support of the fund once again this year. The public can also donate to this worthy cause through their JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sheriffschallenge-2019


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Gecko Elements Range Sets Gold Standards for Summer Sales The newly refreshed Elements Gold has exceeded Gecko Jewellery expectations for summer sales, with the new range already 25% up year on year versus the same period in 2018. The new collection, which was extended and revitalised, with a lot of changes driven directly by customer feedback, has only been available since June. The success has inspired Gecko to add a further 39 new lines to the range, just in time for International Jewellery London. Commenting on the range’s success, Creative Director Desiree Pringle, said: “Clearly we are always looking for sales increases when we launch or refresh a range. What has blown us away is the scale of the uplift; it’s excellent testament to the power of customer feedback. Our customers had requested heavier pieces with higher diamond carat weights and a reflective increase in price points; we delivered this with this collection that had 140 new pieces – double our normal increase. And our retailers

responded accordingly, snapping up swathes of the collection and reordering ahead of their usual cycle. It made the addition of a further 39 pieces an easy one to make. We want to build on this current success, especially at a time when retailers are sharing that other suppliers are paring back and restricting their choice.” The new 39 pieces to be debuted at IJL will include gold version of the hugely successful Alphabet and Birthstones ranges; both collections responding to consumer demand for personalisation and layering or stacking jewellery. Desiree added: “The attention to detail that our designers pay to trends and designs is paying off for both Gecko and most importantly, our customers. The Venetian Dream inspired Gold Elements collection is both beautiful and commercial. That’s critical to the team and we will continue to seek ways to develop designs that make it easy for our customers to sell stock. The newness element is absolute key for us too; we’ve intro-

duced a record-breaking 220 new items into our gold ranges so far this year. We want to ensure that retailers can find pieces that reflect their brand and client audience, across all of our ranges.” Visit www.geckojewellery.com for more information. August 2019

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Gecko Channels 20th Century Iconic Female Artists for Fiorelli Collection Gecko Jewellery have sought inspiration from some of the 20th century’s most highly regarded contemporary female artists for the new Fiorelli Silver collection, launched in July. The new range, which features 74 new lines, contains striking, contemporary pieces, with the designers drawing inspiration from the work of Frida Kahlo, Yayoi Kusama and Anni Albers. Commenting on the new collection, Creative Director Desiree Pringle, said: “The new Fiorelli Silver collection is a beautiful fusion of art and design, featuring minimal and modern profiles which lend themselves easily to everyday wear and layering. The artists who inspired the collection are and were all strong female characters, ground-breaking in their creative vision, and each with a distinct look which served as perfect source of inspiration for a modern brand like Fiorelli. The result is a new, fresh updated collection that creates talking points for retailers looking to offer their customers on-trend but unique fashion statement jewellery.” The new collection channels Frieda

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Kahlo’s passion for colour through a multi stone necklace and earrings, and the vivid pop of orange in the organic bubble set; Yayoi Kusama’s beautiful incorporation of spherical shapes is echoed in the half and half pave ball set, and Anni Albers graphical artistic eye inspired the rectangle link mixed metal and pave set. The collection also features a new charm bracelet, providing customers with the opportunity to create their own story through charms. There are 15

different charms in a variety of textures/finishes, and plain or semi-set choices also. Customers visiting International Jewellery London from the 1st - 3rd of September will be able view this collection and others on the Gecko stand D71. Visit www.geckojewellery. com for more information.


News brand new stories – each created to be highly commercial, exploiting current luxury trends. The popular Rosabella collection has been refined further to provide retailers with highly commercial, classic diamond suites that hit key diamond weights at half carat increments from 0.50ct to 3.0ct, with a focus on classic, lifestyle jewellery suites. Commenting on the new collections, Marketing Co-ordinator, Chantelle Serrell-Cooke, said: “We’re really looking forward to exhibiting our new 2019 collections at IJL this year. It’s a fantastic showcase for our jewellery and this year, the design team have pulled out all of the stops with regards

Domino Brings Style, Stories & Sparkle to IJL 2019 Domino Jewellery are set to delight UK and international buyers with their diverse, design-led product portfolio at International Jewellery London this year. The Birmingham-based manufacturer has received excellent feedback on collections launched so far in 2019; the team are confident that their focus on high quality design with on-trend pieces driven by market

research and customer feedback, will drive continued demand for Domino collections. At IJL this year, the team will exhibit products from all of its 2019 collections including Fusion – interlocking, stackable diamond rings, Empire – clustered diamond engagement and lifestyle rings, and the recently refreshed Diamond Ring Mount range. The fine jewellery design house will also debut more than 60 new pieces across two of its most popular ranges, Anthology and Rosabella. Anthology has been completely revitalised, with the bestselling ranges Barleycorn, Jazz, Dew and Gatsby refreshed and retained, and with the addition of six

to ingenuity of design. Our approach is very much that of a partnership and client feedback has been integral in terms of the design direction we have taken, coupled with our own research on national, international, and cultural trends. However, the ability to translate all of this into highly commercial, on-trend, design is no mean feat and is testament to the talent that we have here at Domino.” Customers visiting the Domino stand D60, will be able to view the collection highlights: Visit www.dominojewellery.com or visit them on Stand D60 at International Jewellery London for more information. August 2019

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Moon Trophy

The Goldsmiths’ Company Oneof-a-kind 1971 ‘Moon Trophy’ In 1971, two years after the USA put men on the moon, The Goldsmiths’ Company commissioned Anthony Elson to create an extraordinary piece. Known as the ‘Moon Trophy’ the commission was completed to commemorate Sir Alan Herries Wilson’s time as Prime Warden from 1969-1970. The trophy, which stands at 38.7cm high, depicts a hand reaching out toward a magnificently modelled, oxidised, and electroformed moon, hand sand cast in silver. Surrounding the moon are silver-gilt rings, set in gimbals, allowing freedom of movement, reminiscent of the command module’s orbit, piloted alone by Michael Collins, awaiting the return of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Supporting the

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extended hand, moon and silver-gilt rings is a black Belgian marble plinth, mirroring the darkness of space and mankind’s ambition to explore it. Not only is the sentiment a fitting commemoration of Past Prime Warden Sir Alan Herries Wilson, a pre-eminent physicist who laid the foundations for today’s current understanding of microelectronics, but also for the extraordinary accomplishment that was Apollo 11. Rarely does an object manage to communicate the importance and gravity of both the person and the mission. The Plinth reads: ‘Man Reached Out Into Space and Attained The Moon / 21st July 1969’. The Moon Trophy is part of the Modern Plate Collection belonging to the Goldsmiths’ Company. The Goldsmiths’ Company has been commissioning and collecting modern silver since 1926, from some of Britain’s most talented silversmiths.

Global womenswear brand Karen Millen has announced a new jewellery collection created in partnership with multi-brand jewellery supplier Gecko in a multi-year licensing deal brokered by IMG. Set to launch in 2020, the 90-piece collection will consist of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings and will be released in all major Karen Millen stores and online in March, with prices ranging from £20 - £170. The collection will also launch globally through department stores, jewellers and online in spring, which will mark the first time that Karen Millen jewellery will be extensively available internationally. Beth Butterwick, CEO at Karen Millen, said: “We are delighted to be working with Gecko as our new licensed jewellery partner. It was clear through discussions we have a shared passion for delivering timeless quality and beauty for our global customer base. We are really excited about what the new collection brings, in Spring 2020.” Andrew Morton, MD at Gecko added: “This is an exciting time for Gecko, and we are delighted to be working with Karen Millen – one of the UK’s leading fashion brands – on the global jewellery license. We can’t wait to share the new collection with our customers.” Tim Smith, Licensing Director, IMG, commented: “This new jewellery line marks the next step for Karen Millen as a global lifestyle brand, perfectly complementing their recently developed bag, footwear, homeware and swimwear ranges.” Visit www.geckojewellery.com for more information.


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takes to get them out of the ground in the first place, their peculiarities and the many steps it takes to turn an unassuming raw material into a gleaming jewel. A showcase production line will be

The most significant event in the gemstone community in Idar-Oberstein from (3/6 of October) will be presenting a host of innovations including an expanded supporting programme. We aim to put even more emotion into the world of gemstones than before, says trade fair head Kai-Uwe Hille. After all, selling fine jewellery involves real feelings. Around 120 exhibitors and 3500 visitors from around the world, including top buyers from major jewellers and luxury jewellery brands are expected at the trade fair, which will culminate in a big trade fair party at Oberstein Castle on Saturday night. And this counts for the whole event in the halls with our catering plan too – a great opportunity for specialists to celebrate while sharing news and views and forging new contacts, says Hille. This year?s programme includes sales coaching seminars for jewellers to come up to speed on everything they need to know about gemstones and share it to their customers. Hille explains: What is important to us is to arouse enthusiasm for these precious stones amongst jewellers and their staff, and to pass that enthusiasm on to their customers. We have lots of exciting stories to tell in the gemstone industry – where these gemstones came from, their history and tradition in cutting and polishing, what it

set up in the foyer to demonstrate this. Masters of the craft from leading Idar-Oberstein companies will be showing the path a rough stone takes to become a perfect jewel. Every step from cutting and polishing to setting will be shown. The lobby will also be transformed into a place of discovery with an immersive multimedia installation on the arcane world of gemstone mining. Idar-Oberstein is a worldclass hub of the gemstone industry, Kai-Uwe Hille says. We?ve taken this new approach towards documenting the outstanding craftsmanship of exhibitors – cutting shops, equipment suppliers and jewellery designers –

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Deakin & Francis’ New London Moving Scene Cufflinks Inspired by London’s legendary streetscape with Tower Bridge, The London Eye, Houses of Parliament, The Gherkin and The Shard, these unique cufflinks feature a moving mechanism. Twist the outer edge to watch the bicycle wheels spin and the city backdrop pass by. Inspired by the wonderful sights and landmark buildings that each city has to offer. Innovative designs and highly skilled craftsmanship, these cufflinks are truly captivating. These cufflinks are available now and will retail for £395 “I wanted to create the sense of fun and freedom we all enjoy on our bicycles, memories of rolling countryside lanes or cruising home from work with the city scenes whizzing by and cool breeze in your face. By adjusting the ratio of the gears, we have created forward motion, the wheels of the bike roll forward while the scenes whizz past as you rotate the other bezel.” – James Deakin

Birmingham Heritage Week 12 Sept/22nd Sept The highly popular Birmingham Heritage Week is back again this year, when most of Birmingham's rich heritage is covered by special events. The Jewellery Quarter Museums, including The Museum of The Jewellery Quarter, The Pen Room and The Coffin Works will be open as usual, holding special events (some of which aimed at entertaining children during the school holidays. Most of the Galleries, The Hive, and the 'Open Workshops' will be repeated from the JQ Festival event, plus extra Walking Tours, Talks etc, some held in local restaurants, public houses and some in the open - such as the Cemeteries.

AnchorCert Protect Gives ChloBo Jewellery Stamp of Approval Developed by the research and development team led by Dippal Manchanda at the AnchorCert Analytical Lab in the Birmingham Assay Office, AnchorCert Pro test identifies and measures in metal articles a suite of elements that may cause allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). The only known testing method that can do this in one single test, the UKAS accredited test offers a solution to growing concerns about the prevalence of ACD particularly in relation to metal induced allergic reactions. ACD, which is commonly caused from jewellery, can create itchy or painful skin irritation, skin redness, inflammation, and severe rashes, sometimes leaving permanent scarring. According to Allergy UK allergic reactions affect up to the 20% of global population, with the UK having some of the highest prevalence of allergic conditions in the world. Doug Henry, Assay Master and CEO of the AnchorCert Group said, “We think of AnchorCert Protect as

defining a new standard in allergy protection because it provides customers with sensitive skin, perhaps for the first time, an opportunity to confidently wear metal jewellery without fear of an allergic reaction. We’re very pleased that ChloBo Jewellery, a renowned jewellery company with a keen focus on consumer protection and customer satisfaction, will be leading the way by setting this standard for their customers and providing a safe haven for those who risk wearing jewellery that could cause them harm or who have to avoid wearing jewellery at all”. . ChloBo Jewellery commented, “We want to ensure we are providing our customers with the best possible products, not only for themselves but for their loved ones too. We are proud to have the AnchorCert Protect stamp of approval against our pieces, to offer that extra peace of mind that when wearing our jewellery customers are protected from any kind of metal allergies. This is particularly important with the launch of our new ChloBo Kids collection.” ChloBo continued, “We also look forward to welcoming customers that have previously avoided wearing jewellery due to allergies and can now wear ChloBo whilst being safe in the knowledge that it is safe for their skin.” To find out more about AnchorCert Protect visit www.anchorcertprotect. com August 2019

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Forthcoming at the Coffin Works Heritage Open Day This year the free day is going to be Sunday 15th September. There will be nine tours from 11am until 3pm and celebrating the Heritage Open Days theme for this year ‘People Power’. 'We’ll be celebrating all the volunteers that make the Coffin Works special and make Heritage Open Days possible – with a team of ten volunteers on the day alone, to help with extra visitors and tours!'

Jewellery Quarter Walking Tours Includes 1.5-hour walking tour of the Historic Jewellery Quarter PLUS a tour of the Coffin Works. With the option to add lunch at The Hive Cafe too! Friday 2nd August - Friday 9th August - Friday 16th August Plus 2 extra dates for Birmingham Heritage Week! Friday 13th September - Friday 20th September Tour tickets for the day are £20 or include lunch for £26.50.

Family Friendly Tour and Craft Activity A shorter, child-friendly tour of the museum, followed by a fun craft activity inspired by factory processes. Dress up as factory workers and explore the Victorian workshops with your friendly tour guide! Learn about how things were made, the

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Things to see and do in and around the Jewellery Quarter...

Birmingham Bids to Become a Tree City of the World

jobs people did and why children like you would have been working in the factory. Sunday 11th August at 11.30am – Foiled Newman Brothers shapes - using metal foils to make shiny cardboard cut-outs of Newman Brothers’ designs. Sunday 1st September at 11.30am – Metal Stamping, stamping your names or favourite phrases onto metal shapes. Your tour guide will make a hole in the metal using a piercing tool so you can use your artwork as a pendant, bracelet, or key ring. £5 per person (all children must be accompanied by a paying adult). Tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Booking online is essential, Recommended for ages 5-12.

Evening Tour with Prosecco Thursday 22nd August 2019 at 6.30pm Spend a special evening at the Coffin Works, with an atmospheric tour of the museum. Join us for a glass of prosecco and exclusive screening of documentary films highlighting new areas of collections research before your tour. - Tickets £15.

Bank Holiday Monday Offer! Our popular Bank Holiday 25% off offer is back! Use promocode AUGBANK25 to save 25% when booking online

Talks to establish Birmingham as the first officially designated ‘Tree City” of the UK have been held between the city council and an international foundation on Friday (July 12). Council officers and Cabinet Members Cllr John O’Shea and Cllr Waseem Zaffar are due to meet a delegation from the US-based Arbor Day Foundation about the possibility of becoming a member of the Tree Cities of the World Network. The bid is being formally launched during the talks, which come on the first day of Love Parks Week (July 12-21). Achievement of the status requires the city and the council to meet five core standards. If achieved, the status opens up access to a wealth of knowledge on urban tree management through the Arbor Day Foundation and the global network of Tree Cities. This would help further develop the city’s Urban Forestry programme. Birmingham currently has over one million trees (equivalent to one per citizen). There are 1,398 hectares of woodland (equivalent to 2,097 football pitches) within Birmingham’s 591 parks and open spaces. Across the city, tree canopies cover 48.81 sq km. In addition, Birmingham’s woodlands scrub over 7 tonnes of harmful PM2.5 particulates from the air each year. Stakeholders including Trees for Cities, Birmingham Trees for Life, and the council’s recently formed Tree Warden Group (The Birmingham Tree People) are also set to be in attendance at the upcoming meeting. Trees play a vital role in mitigating some of the impacts of climate change as well as pollution absorption and slowing flood water. It is widely recognised that to meet the challenges of future climate trends that we need to achieve around 25–35 per cent canopy coverage from our trees. However, the many of the beneficial effects of increased canopy coverage are only felt when people are in close


proximity to trees. With around 50 per cent of the population living in large cities, and with an estimated 70 per cent by 2050, retaining and increasing the canopy coverage in cities is essential. Birmingham already has a significant number of trees in public and private ownership these are collectively called the Birmingham Forest. Whilst the city is already above the national average for tree cover – Birmingham has an average of 18.6

per cent canopy coverage, against a nationwide average of 13 per cent – this varies significantly across the city. Some wards have in excess of 30 per cent tree cover, while others are as low as five per cent. These areas of low coverage are some of the most deprived areas of the city and also have the poorest air quality. The development of new guidance on urban tree management and a tree and woodland strategy for the city will set out how this can be achieved. As

a city we need to protect our existing trees, promote the benefits of trees, and enhance our canopy coverage. Becoming a ‘Tree City’ will be one of the ways we can do this. The application process to become a ‘Tree City’ only opened on July 1 of this year, hence the city’s ambition to be named in the first wave of locations to earn the designation. It is hoped that if the talks go well, a final decision on ‘Tree City’ status could be made later this year.

Life’s Journey - The art of Katherine Mary Fryer 1910 - 2017 Exhibition at RBSA Gallery, Brook Street, Birmingham B3 1SA. 2nd – 21st September 2019

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The ongoing rediscovery and resurgence of mid-20th century British women artists sees an important retrospective of the works of Katherine Fryer. ‘Kate’ was a traditional, figurative artist who worked in various media, but principally in printmaking and in oil painting of an impressionistic style. Kate was born in Leeds in 1910. She attended Leeds College of Art from 1926 - 1931 undertaking a rigorous training in the traditional methods

of drawing, painting and printmaking. She qualified in the midst of the depression when life was hard, and started out by working on her own, producing numerous wood engravings which were exhibited both locally and in London. Many engravings were also published. In the late 1930’s Kate secured a teaching post at Bath Academy of Art run by Clifford and Rosemary Ellis. Living in Bath, she came to know many of the major figures in British art from the previous generation, such as Walter Sickert and Therese Lessore, as well as emerging figures, such as William Scott, Kenneth Armitage and John Piper. Life was exciting but Britain was plunged into war and Kate had to work through those tumultuous years. After losing her wood engraving tools in the Baedeker raids, she determined to concentrate on painting.

Painting was becoming a preferred medium. In 1948 Kate moved from Bath to spend a short time in Leicester before taking up another teaching post at Birmingham School of Art, working with Bernard Fleetwood Walker, head of the Painting School. Now she blossomed as a painter. Her travels to the west coast of Ireland in the 1950’s inspired many works during this period and she showed at the Royal Academy which purchased her oil painting The Road to Kilmurvey. So popular were the Irish paintings that virtually all were sold and pieces from this era are still much sought after. At Birmingham School of Art she was noted for her serious, quiet but encouraging tuition. And she painted, painted all the time. The Irish scenes gave way to views of Birmingham and her native Yorkshire as well as scenes from her extensive travels through Scotland, France, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands. All manner of life was noted down in her ever present sketch book, favoured subjects including farmyards, the seaside and coastal views. Kate was elected a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 1956, later to become Professor of Painting and an honorary member. She was always forward looking, never just relying on old ideas. After retiring from teaching she continued her practice of drawing wherever she went, exhibiting new paintings and even taking up wood engraving again later in life. Over 50 paintings, prints and drawings, along with ephemera tracing the history of Kate Fryer’s journey, can be seen this September at the RBSA Gallery, Birmingham. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full colour catalogue.


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The JQ Festival Returned for 5th Year! 29th/30th June 2019

With a programme of events different from previous years, the Jewellery Quarter saw visitors take part in family fun activities across the Saturday and then experience the history and heritage of the Quarter on Sunday. Over 1000 people filled St Paul’s Square on the Saturday afternoon for 7 hours of live music in Birmingham’s last remaining Georgian Square. With the Jam House celebrating their 20th birthday, festival goers were treated to gorgeous sunshine, music ranging from salsa to indie, as well as food and drink supplied by a number of bars around St. Paul’s Square. Over in the Golden Square, families enjoyed an array of family fun activities including inflatable hungry hippos, performances from CircusMash and FOOLS Paradise, as well as a steam train that took visitors on a ride up and down the Square. Sunday saw the introduction of history and heritage focused activities and events and gave the chance for visitors to step inside the heart of this unique community. Talks ranged from a discussion about JQ architecture, through to hearing about the history

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of women working within the Quarter. There was also jewellery making, an exhibition of local businesses as well as a number of tours for visitors to

join on to. To see all the photos from the weekend, head over to the Festival gallery: http://bit.ly/JQFestHF


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to 14 SEP URBAN JUNGLE 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery to SAT 20 JUL RBSA FRIENDS 2019. 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery to SAT 17 AUG JAPAN REVISITED IN THE MIND 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery to SAT 07 SEP MIGRANTS 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery to SAT 31 AUG RBSA PORTRAIT PRIZE 2019 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery

AUG to THU 31 OCT JEWELLERY QUARTER TYPE 10:30 Am - 4:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

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AUG to SAT 28 SEP FIGURATIVE SCULPTURE IN CLAY 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery AUG to SAT 28 SEP CITIES, COASTS, AND COUNTRYSIDE 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery

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SEPT to SAT 21 OCT ROBERT PERRY: FULL CIRCLE 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery SEPT to SAT 12 OCT MAKING TOGETHER: MENTOR PROGRAMME 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery

SEPT to SAT 05 OCT BIRMINGHAM ART CIRCLE AND SHAPESHIFTERS SCULPTURE GROUP 10:30 Am - 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery

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SEPT to SAT 16 NOV POUR ME A DRINK 10:30 Am 5:00 Pm RBSA Gallery SEPT to SAT 16 NOV ALL SEASONS, ALL WEATHERS 10:30 Am - RBSA Gallery

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AUG WORLD CALLIGRAPHY DAY 2019 11:00 Am 4:00 Pm Pen Museum

AUG FREE MEET THE MAKER - COLD ENAMELLING/RESIN EVENT 0:00 Am - 4:00 Pm Cookson Gold

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AUG QUICK PORTRAITS AND PORTRAIT DEMONSTRATION 11:00 Am - 4:00 Pm RBSA Gallery

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AUG FREE MEET THE MAKER - EFCOLOR ENAMEL EVENT 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm Cookson Gold

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AUG SILVER STACKING RINGS WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop AUG JQ LETTERING WORKSHOP 3:00 Pm - 5:00 Pm 1000 Trades AUG ARTNIGHT BIRMINGHAM - GLITTER ARTNIGHT 7:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm The Lord Clifden AUG MAKE A PENDANT IN AN EVENING 6:30 Pm 9:30 Pm The Quarter Workshop

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AUG CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 1:00 Pm - 2:30 Pm Pen Museum AUG CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 2:30 Pm - 4:00 Pm Pen Museum


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AUG ARTNIGHT BIRMINGHAM - RED TREE 7:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm The Lord Clifden AUG SILVER BANGLE WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop AUG SILVER STACKING RINGS WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop AUG ARTNIGHT BIRMINGHAM - THE FOX 7:00 Pm 9:00 Pm The Lord Clifden AUG ARTNIGHT BIRMINGHAM - ZEBRA 7:00 Pm 9:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar AUG ALL DAY JEWELLERY WORKSHOP 10:00 Am 4:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop

AUG CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES - ANGULAR LETTERS DRAW/DECORATE 11:30 Am - 4:00 Pm Pen Museum

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AUG FAMILY FRIENDLY TOUR AND CRAFT ACTIVITY - FOILED NEWMAN BROTHERS SHAPES 11:30 Am 12:30 Pm The Coffin Works

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AUG FAMILY POETRY WORKSHOP11:00 Am - 1:30 Pm J. W. Evans Silver Factory AUG FAMILY FUN DAY 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter AUG KIDS JEWELLERY WORKSHOP 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter AUG FAMILY FUN DAY 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter AUG KIDS JEWELLERY WORKSHOP 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

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SEP MAKE A RING IN AN EVENING 6:30 Pm - 9:30 Pm The Quarter Workshop SEP MEASUREMENT OF UNCERTAINTY 9:30 Am 4:30 Pm AnchorCert Group

SEP PAINT MONET! BIRMINGHAM, THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 7:30 Pm - 10:00 Pm The Rose Villa Tavern

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SEP I MADE IT! GIRLS WITH POWER TOOLS 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm The Dual Works

SEP EARRINGS, PENDANT OR KEYRING WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop

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SEP ARTNIGHT: BIG CITY SKYLINE 7:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm The Lord Clifden SEP EXPOSED: FAKE AND CUSTOMISED WATCHES COURSE 10:00 Am - 4:15 Pm AnchorCert Group SEP MAKE A PENDANT IN AN EVENING 6:30 Pm 9:30 Pm The Quarter Workshop SEP SILVER STACKING RINGS WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop

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SEP JQ LETTERING WORKSHOP 3:00 Pm - 5:00 Pm 1000 Trades SEP HERITAGE OPEN DAYS 11:00 Am - 3:00 Pm The Coffin Works SEP UNDERSTANDING PLATING 9:30 Am - 4:30 Pm AnchorCert Group SEP JQ COASTERS AND BOOKMARKS WORKSHOP 6:00 Pm - 8:30 Pm Studio One SEP JQ PRINTING WORKSHOP 11:00 Am - 1:00 Pm The Hive At The New Standard Works SEP JQ PRINTING WORKSHOP 2:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm The Hive At The New Standard Works SEP CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 1:00 Pm - 2:30 Pm Pen Museum

SEP CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 2:30 Pm - 4:00 Pm Pen Museum

SEP ARTNIGHT: COLOURFUL OWL ON THE 23/09/2019 IN BIRMINGHAM 7:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm The Lord Clifden

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SEP UNDERSTANDING DIAMONDS 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm AnchorCert Group SEP UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm AnchorCert Group

SEP ADULT JEWELLERY WORKSHOP: SILVER INTERLOCKING BANGLE 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm Museum Of The Jewellery Quarter

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SEP SILVER BANGLE WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop SEP MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm Pen Museum SEP SILVER STACKING RINGS WORKSHOP 10:30 Am - 3:00 Pm The Quarter Workshop August 2019

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AUG URBAN INTRO 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House

AUG HAZARD PILOTS / SLIM & BLADE / WAVE OF SHEEP / STEREO PARTY 7:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop

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SEP TO 04 SEP AUTUMN FAIR 2019 9:00 Am - 6:00 Pm Spring & Autumn Fair

OCT to SUN 06 INTERGEM 9:30 Am - 5:00 Pm Messe Idar-Oberstein

AUG MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar AUG THE SHITE RAFFLE - FT D.O.A 2:00 Pm - 6:00 Pm Actress And Bishop AUG BEER BLUES SUNDAY - ABI K & THE SWING PIGS 8:30 Pm - 11:30 Pm Actress And Bishop AUG GOSPEL CENTRAL 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House

AUG LYNETTE WALTERS & BAND 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

AUG BIRMINGHAM ENTREPRENEURS MEETUP 6:30 Pm - 9:30 Pm 1000 Trades

AUG JEWELLERY QUARTER BREAKFAST MEET @ ST PAULS NETWORKING GROUP 6:30 Am - 8:30 Am The Conservatory Saint Pauls House AUG JEWELLERY QUARTER BREAKFAST MEET @ ST PAULS NETWORKING GROUP 6:30 Am - 8:30 Am The Conservatory Saint Pauls House AUG JEWELLERY QUARTER BREAKFAST MEET @ ST PAULS NETWORKING GROUP 6:30 Am - 8:30 Am The Conservatory Saint Pauls House AUG SOCIAL CIRCLE AUGUST 5:30 Pm - 8:00 Pm 1000 Trades

AUG MR BEN 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am AT The Jam House

AUG THE CLINKS / GIANT & THE GEORGES / ED STRONG / AARRON ARMSTRONG 7:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop AUG JAZZ FUNK BROTHER'S 9:00 Pm - 12:00 Am Acapella Birmingham AUG MR BEN 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am AT The Jam House

AUG SWAMP DONKEY / CATCHING KILLERS / UGLY BUZZARDS / BOSS MADRA 7:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop AUG JAZZ FUNK BROTHERS 9:00 Pm - 1:00 Am Acapella Birmingham

AUG MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar

SEP LAURA MOSS AND YOU CONNECT 7:00 Pm 9:00 Pm Saint Paul's House

AUG SHAKEDOWN: WOOD AND NAILS W/ GEORGE GADD 6:30 Pm - 9:30 Pm Actress And Bishop

SEP BIRMINGHAM TRIBE NIGHT 7:30 Pm - 9:30 Pm Saint Paul's House

AUG GABBIDON 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

SEP JEWELLERY QUARTER BREAKFAST MEET @ ST PAULS NETWORKING GROUP 6:30 Am - 8:30 Am The Conservatory Saint Pauls House SEP BIRMINGHAM WOMEN'S BUSINESS CLUB 11:30 Am - 2:00 Pm Saint Paul's House

SEP BRESLINS CLUB BUSINESS NETWORKING @1000 TRADES 4:30 Pm - 6:00 Pm 1000 Trades

SEP JEWELLERY QUARTER BREAKFAST MEET @ ST PAULS NETWORKING GROUP 6:30 Am - 8:30 Am The Conservatory Saint Pauls House

SEP SAVING PLACES: HOW HERITAGE WORKS 6:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm St Paul’s Church

SEP JEWELLERY QUARTER BREAKFAST MEET @ ST PAULS NETWORKING GROUP 6:30 Am - 8:30 Am The Conservatory Saint Pauls House SEP MAKER MONDAY: SEPTEMBER 2019 EDITION 5:30 Pm - 7:00 Pm 1000 Trades

SEP JEWELLERY QUARTER BREAKFAST MEET @ ST PAULS NETWORKING GROUP 6:30 Am - 8:30 Am The Conservatory Saint Pauls House

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AUG SOLID SOUL 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

AUG THE 1ST PHIL LYNOTT CONVENTION. 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop AUG SOLID SOUL 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House

AUG THE 1ST PHIL LYNOTT CONVENTION. 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop AUG MOTOWN MOTION 10:00 Pm - 12:00 Am Acapella Birmingham

AUG MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar AUG LIFEST - 19 2:00 Pm - 2:00 Am (26) Actress And Bishop

AUG THE 1ST PHIL LYNOTT CONVENTION. 8:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop


AUG ACOUSTIC SESSIONS 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House AUG DEL CAMINO 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House AUG SUBTERRANEANS 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House AUG THE WEDDING CRASHERS 8:00 Pm - 1:00 Am Acapella Birmingham AUG SUBTERRANEANS 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House AUG TH3RD JUNCTION - FUNK, SOUL & MOTOWN 9:00 Pm - 1:30 Am Acapella Birmingham

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AUG TEA WITH OSCAR WILDE 6:30 Pm - 8:30 Pm The Coffin Works AUG t0 THU 29 AUG MADAGASCAR 7:00 Pm - 10:00 Pm The Blue Orange Theatre

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SEP MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar SEP BEEBE QUINTET 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House SEP KING YELLOWMAN 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House SEP FIL STRAUGHAN 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House SEP BURGER BINGO BRM 7:30 Pm - 10:00 Pm The Red Lion SEP URBAN INTRO 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House SEP SOLARS / ECHO GECCO / FORT / JEREMIAH A.D. 7:30 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop SEP URBAN INTRO 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House SEP MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar SEP PHIL SAYER’S BORN TO BOOGIE BAND 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House SEP GOSPEL CENTRAL 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House SEP APOLLO SOUL 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House SEP MUSICAL MADNESS BRM 7:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm The Red Lion SEP DETROIT SOUL COLLECTIVE 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House SEP THE SUMS PLUS ROSEVILLE AND BURNSIDE 7:30 Pm - 11:30 Pm Actress And Bishop SEP DETROIT SOUL COLLECTIVE 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House SEP TH3RD JUNCTION - FUNK, SOUL & MOTOWN 9:00 Pm - 1:30 Am Acapella Birmingham SEP MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar

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SEP CALL ME UNIQUE 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House SEP ALEXANDER O’NEAL 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House SEP SOUL SURVIVORS 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House SEP TRU GROOVE 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House

SEP HEADSHRINKERS / HANDWAXX / THE FAUNA / THE RAIDERS 7:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Actress And Bishop

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SEP TRU GROOVE 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am The Jam House SEP MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar

SEP ACOUSTIC SESSIONS 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House SEP PETE HARRIS 6:00 Pm - 11:45 Pm The Jam House SEP OVERBURY CHARITY MUSIC NIGHT 2019 6:00 Pm - 11:00 Pm Saint Paul's House SEP DEL CAMINO 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am The Jam House SEP ROCKET 6:00 Pm - 1:00 Am at The Jam House SEP THE GREATEST BRUNCH BRM 11:30 Am - 2:30 Pm The Lord Clifden SEP ROCKET 6:00 Pm - 2:00 Am at The Jam House SEP MIKE DAVIDS BAND 1:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm RJJZ Jazz Cafe Bar

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AUG EXPLORE THE GRADE II LISTED NEW STANDARD WORKS, 11:30 Am - 2:30 Pm The Hive At The New Standard Works

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AUG JQ SIGN OF THE TIMES WALK 1:00 Pm - 2:30 Pm Meet Outside Diamond Quarter

AUG THE HISTORIC PUBS OF BIRMINGHAM WALKING TOUR 1:00 Pm - 3:00 Pm Outside The Rose Villa Tavern

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AUG TOURS OF WARSTONE LANE CEMETERY & KEY HILL CEMETERY 12:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm

AUG ‘MEET THE EVANS’ AN AFTERNOON WITH TONY EVANS. 2:00 Pm - 4:30 Pm J. W. Evans Silver Factory

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SEP DISCOVER THE BIRMINGHAM CATACOMBS 7:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm Outside The Rose Villa Tavern SEP EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN GUIDED TOUR 12:00 Pm - 1:00 Pm The Coffin Works SEP TOURS OF WARSTONE LANE CEMETERY & KEY HILL CEMETERY 12:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm SEP VINTAGE TEA AND TOUR 2:00 Pm - 4:00 Pm The Coffin Works

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SEP HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - FOUR STOREYS, OUR STORY; THE NEW STANDARD WORKS 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm The Hive At The New Standard Works

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SEP A HISTORY OF HARPER’S HILL: JAMES WATT’S FIRST FAMILY HOME IN BIRMINGHAM 7:00 Pm 8:30 Pm 1000 Trades

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SEP 'THE REALITY OF RUNNING A BUSINESS; JW EVANS TODAY’ WITH TONY EVANS. 6:00 Pm - 8:30 Pm J. W. Evans Silver Factory

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Mr. Harold J. Evans.

J W Evans (1944) Sheffield Plate to Steel Pressings for Tanks, etc. 54 Albion Street.

The firm of J W Evans & Sons, Limited, founded in 1880, who then manufactured small articles of jewellery in metal and precious metals, and by 1890 were making articles for toilet and table ware. In 1900 the works had greatly increased and had started upon the manufacture of reproductions of Sheffield plate, since when they gradually collected a very large number of the original dies and tools which had been actually used by some of the most noted early makers of Sheffield plate, and in use long before the year 1800. This collection includes dies from Mathew Bolton of Soho, Birmingham; Harrington & Co., Maxfields; James Deakin; A. Marston & Co. and others. With the advent of the first World August 2019

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War 1914-18, about half of the factory went over to war work and was chiefly engaged upon electrical equipment; later, with the second World War in 1939, no one realised at the time it would be a total war, and that all efforts would be restricted solely to munitions. A great effort was required to adapt at short notice workers and plant from silverware, to Steel Pressings, for the country’s war effort. Parts of Tanks, Aeroplanes and Radio-location, etc., took the place of candelabra, entree dishes, condiment sets, trays and waiters—what a tremendous changeover, but strange as it may seem, machinery used for the one

could easily be converted, with a few alterations, to the greater need of the times. Needless to say, these additions will prove just as useful when this country is completely returned to peace-time products again. The varied experiences, and the lessons learnt from the many different operations, have taught new methods of production, some of which will be adopted to our own goods. J W Evans & Sons, Limited, are now returning to the manufacture of Silver and Electroplate wares, and the reproduction of old Sheffield plate. The present Managing Director, Harold J. Evans, sends his very best wishes and thanks to all old customers, especially those abroad who so kindly kept in touch with him during the war, and others who have helped in so many ways to bring the war to a successful conclusion.’


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J W Evans & Co Ltd Silver & Electroplate 54 Albion Street Source: YBA Publications JQ History & Guide 1987

‘Many of the houses in Albion Street have interesting engraved windows describing the occupation and trades of the jewellers working within. Some of these signs date from the 1880’s. The firm of J W Evans was founded in 1880 by Jenkin William Evans. He completed his studies at Birmingham College of Art in 1875, and many of his examination design papers are still in the company archive. His occupation was described as ‘Diesinker’. The initial activity of the new company was the design and production of dies and tools as a service for other manufacturers in the jewellery

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and silverware industry. Drop-stamp machines and presses were later installed to prove the dies and provide an initial sample batch. Mr Evans soon started to design and produce dies and tools for jewellery and silverware which was to be manufactured by J W Evans for sale to the manufacturing trade. The range of products grew rapidly. The period before and after the turn of the century saw a great demand for new designs to which the company responded. New dies were produced at an average rate of 246 per year over the 14 years from 1896 to 1909, peaking at 334 in 1904. Today we are amazed to consider that at an average rate of one or more new dies per working day, these designed were being penned by one man, who had in every case to conceive the original idea, produce a detailed working design drawing, purchase suitable forged steel die blocks, oversee the cutting of the design into the die blocks, together


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with associated clipping and piercing tools, and then promote, manufacture, and sell the products in a very competitive market. Initially 54 Albion Street was rented. Mr Evans and his wife Louisa lived there and raised their family of three children, Harold, Elfrida, and Austen. When the opportunity arose later, the block of four houses from 54 to 57 was purchased. In 1901 the family moved to Middleton Hall Road in Kings Norton, Mr Evans travelling to Albion Street in a horse-drawn carriage and wearing a top hat. During the day, the carriage was kept in the garage at 53 Albion Street, the horses feeding from mangers on the wall. The bay windows were probably added to the properties about 1900. Mr Evans' elder son was taken into partnership about that time, changing the name to J W Evans & Son. At the end of the first World War, Austen re-joined the company after serving in the Royal Air Force and in 1919 the company was registered as a limited company, J W Evans & Sons Ltd. In addition to producing so many designs over the years, the company

also purchased dies and tools from older companies which had closed down. On two occasions about 25 years apart, dies were purchased at auction where the lots included dies which had originally belonged to Matthew Boulton. They had been dispersed when his company had closed many years before. Mr Harold Evans served as a member of committees of the British Jewellers' Association and a member of the Executive, the Central Council, and the Midland Regional Council as Chairman 1950-1951. Also, Chairman of the Diesinkers, Stampers, Piercers & Material Dealers Trade Sectional Committee and of the Affairs Committee of the Midlands Region. His life-long hobby outside business was Magic, and he gave many performances for charity as well as demonstrating his skills at social gatherings of the Trade. He was Treasurer and past President of the British Magical Society and a gold star member of the Inner Magic Circle (London). Jenkin Evans died in 1928 and is buried in Warstone Lane cemetery. The company continued with Harold as Managing Director until 1951, when Austen took over. The large collection of dies and tools for the manufacture of reproduction antique table hollowware has remained intact; the company is still producing items which originated well over 100 years ago with the same high standards of quality. A number of smaller firms with a complementary product range have been taken over in recent years. The photographs are from contemporary half-plate glass negatives which had been preserved complete with the original mahogany camera. The business remains in family control: Anthony Evans and Peter Lawden joined in the mid 1950's, John Evans (4th generation) in 1980. J W Evans had always exclusively supplied to other manufacturers and therefore no "J W E" hallmark had ever been registered. This was rectified at the centenary in 1980. In 1982 J W Evans acquired S Barrington & Sons whose business was transferred to Albion Street. In 1992 the company took part in the filming of a documentary programme to be shown on BBC2. The production of high-quality silver and silver-plated tableware continues'.

JW Evans to Become a Museum After five years of negotiation, In 2008 English Heritage decided to purchase the premises and contents of J W Evans to safeguard the future of an historic silversmiths in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter because the firm, in Albion Street, which had been in business for more than one hundred years, would make an ideal tourist attraction. At that time, Tony Evans, was hoping to retire, but wished to see the firm continue in some form, with a bounty of original stock, photographs and books used to form a museum on the site - Conservationists feared if plans were not put in place to preserve the factory, developers would snap it up for housing. Tim Johnston, regional director of English Heritage, described the factory as "unique" and said it was important everything was done to try and preserve the building and its contents. He said: "It has all the old equipment, the tools, and it is a rare privilege to see that. The Jewellery Quarter is a great example of where there is that mix of business and historic interest which is under pressure from developers. People would like to convert it into flats but if they did that it would destroy the soul and character and significance of what makes the Jewellery Quarter special." Dr Simon Thurley, chief executive of English Heritage added: "We have stepped in to save J W Evans because it is one of the most important Victorian and Edwardian manufactories in existence and its loss would not only be to Birmingham - but to the World!" Tony Evans remarked, "I am delighted with the outcome - it will be a good monument to the silver industry in Birmingham." "The site was in need of urgent repairs including a leaking roof" said Philip Jackson (of Maguire Jackson, specialist estate agency, "when Mr Evans showed us around, we were stunned at the equipment and paperwork preserved."

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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 2019/06406/PA 29-32 Mary Street Birmingham B3 1UD. Listed Building Consent for affixing a blue commemorative plaque to front elevation. 30-07-2019 2019/06473/PA St George's Court 1 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3AA. Application for Prior Notification for the installation of proposed roof top telecommunications installation upgrade and associated works. 29-07-2019 2019/06286/PA 6 Legge Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3LD. Listed Building Consent for demolition of rear extension, internal and external alterations including removal of walls and stairs, installation of new windows and doors, rebuilding chimneys, new roof and replacement of rainwater goods. 25-072019 2019/06248/PA 6 Legge Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3LD. Demolition of rear extension and conversion of building to 12 apartments (Use Class C3), installation of new windows and doors, rear staircase, rebuilding chimneys and replacement of rainwater goods. 25-072019

Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

turning details) and 18 (highway works) attached to planning application 2016/00772/PA in order to omit the on site parking provision. 02-07-2019

Awaiting Decision 2019/05435/PA Newhall Square Land Off Newhall Street Birmingham B3 1RY, Display of 1no. internally illuminated freestanding totem and 1no. non-illuminated facia sign. 28-06-2019 2019/05420/PA 37-55 Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BP. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of a 4-storey building comprising 48 apartments with associated car parking and landscaped deck. 28-06-2019 2019/05257/PA 27 Caroline Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1UE. Alterations to front elevation and installation of retractable canopy. 24-06-2019 2019/05180/PA 36 Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3QH. Erection of 1 no. residential dwelling house and associated parking. 20-062019 2019/05075/PA The Pig & Tail PH 12 Albion Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3ED. Listed Building Consent for the external installation of a cast aluminium renaissance plaque. 17-06-2019 2019/05059/PA Midland Court 39 Cox Street Birmingham B3 1RW. Installation of replacement windows, doors, rainwater goods and associated works. 17-062019 2019/05043/PA Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3HD. Display of internally illuminated double sided digital advertising panel on bus shelter. 14-06-201 2019/04990/PA 40 Warstone Parade East Birmingham B18 6NR. Display of 1 no. non-illuminated fascia sign. 13-062019

2019/06154/PA 43 Frederick Street Birmingham B1 3HN. Change of use of first floor from educational use (Use Class D1) to office use (Use Class B1) 23-07-2019

2019/04682/PA. 60 - 70 Regents Place, 65 - 67 Caroline Street and 14 - 16 Regent Place Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1UG. Application for Listed Building Consent for change of use, alterations and extensions to existing buildings to provide 37 apartments and ground floor commercial B1/A1/A3 uses with associated works including demolition of courtyard buildings, erection of replacement 3 and 4 storey buildings, additional floors to 18 Regent Parade and retained courtyard building. 04-062019

2019/05502/PA 66 Great Hampton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6EW. Variation / Removal of Conditions Nos 11 (plans schedule), 12 (details of vehicle access gate), 16 (vehicle parking &

2019/04424/PA Land at 65, 66 & 68 Caroline Street, 60 - 70 (evens) Regent Place & 18 Regent Parade Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3NJ. Change of use, alterations and extensions to exist-

2019/06199/PA Land at 25 Legge Lane Jewellery Quarter City Centre Birmingham B1 3LD. Application for a nonmaterial amendment to planning approval 2015/07814/PA for various changes. 23-07-2019

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ing buildings to provide 37 apartments and ground floor commercial B1/A1/A3 uses with associated works including demolition of courtyard buildings, erection of replacement 3 & 4 storey buildings, additional floors to 18 Regent Parade, 68 Caroline Street and retained courtyard building. 28-05-2019 2019/04286/PA. 1 St Pauls Square Hockley Birmingham B3 1QU. Listed Building Consent for the installation of two replacement sash windows. 22-05-2019 2019/04488/PA Albion House, Apartment 1 75 Pope Street Birmingham B1 3AS. Display of various non illuminated fascia signs. 29-05-2019 2019/03681/PA 55-57 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3NU. Conversion of existing Use Class B1(c) (light industrial) to basement and ground floor to workspace/ office and 1no. apartment on first and second floor with associated external alterations including part demolition of rear outbuilding, erection of two storey rear extension, new entrance, blocking of some existing windows and replacement external staircase. 01-05-2019 2019/03233/PA 18-19 Lionel Street City Centre Birmingham B3 1AQ. Demolition of existing rooftop structures, section of canal wall, rear outbuilding and erection of a two storey rooftop extension to existing building to create 5 duplex apartments and rooftop terrace and erection of a four storey building to rear of site to provide ground floor parking spaces with 3 apartments above and recladding of existing building, new windows and side porch. 15-04-2019 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. 05-02-2019 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. 05-022019 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 building at 89 Camden Street and erection of replacement building in association with planning application 2018/06214/PA. 21-122019 2018/10330/PA 30 Kenyon Street and


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 building and the erection of Community Vocational College with associated residential accommodation, enterprise employment hub and workshop units. 06-11-2018 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. 16-07-2018 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 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. 13-06-2018

New Decisions 2019/04915/PA Metropolis House 49 George Street Birmingham B3 1QA. Prior Approval for change of use from offices (Use Class B1[a]) to a dwelling (Use Class C3) Final Decision - Prior Approval Required and to Approve with Conditions 2019/04666/PA 33 Mary Street Ladywood Birmingham B3 1UD. Variation of Condition No. 2 to allow opening to customers from 0800 hours to 2300 hours on Monday-Thursday and Sunday and 0800 hours to 2330 hours on Friday and Saturday and Condition No. 5 to allow the screening of live sports TV broadcasts attached to approval 2018/08261/PA. Final Decision - Refuse 2019/04626/PA 10 Sloane Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BX. Demolition of industrial warehouse and erection of 3 no. townhouses. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2019/04475/PA 23 Kenyon Street Birmingham B18 6AR. Retention of single storey rear extension and door to front. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2019/04358/PA 66 Camden Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3DP. Change of use from industrial warehouse (Use Classes B2/B8) to gym (Use Class D2) with associated coffee shop (Use Class A3). 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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Full Time CAD Designer We have a fantastic new job opportunity for a CAD Designer to join our rapidly growing CAD department. We’re looking to hire an experienced CAD Designer to join our CAD team. Working as the designer you will produce quality CAD designs ready to manufacture to suit our client’s requirements. You must have customer service experience as you will be dealing directly with our clients via email and telephone, managing their high expectations. As a successful candidate you will have an exciting opportunity to work in a growing and fulfilling environment where your efforts will be greatly appreciated and encouraged. If you work well in a creative environment and team and have an eye for detail and a great working ethic, we’d love to hear from you! All candidates must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom. Excellent rates of pay for the right candidate. Please send an up-to-date CV to: karen@jewelcast.co.uk

Badge/Jewellery Production Technician We require an experienced production operative to join our small but very well established manufacturing company. The successful candidate will posses a range of traditional hand craft skills found in the jewellery/badge manufacturing industry. Initially, you will be required to silver solder, polish and cold enamel specialist enamelled badges. Over the next twelve months we will be setting up a new stamping and pressing department, for which you will be required to learn press setting and operation skills. Full training will be given in all aspects of our manufacturing processes. However, you should already be experienced and proficient in at least one of the skills required. Great opportunity to develop and expand your skill sets and become a key member of staff with supervisory prospects available for the right candidate. Job Type: Full-time, 36 hours per week Salary: £9.00 to £10.00 /hour Apply in writing with a CV sent to james@idxlimited.com

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