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I would like to wish all our readers, advertisers, and friends in The Jewellery Quarter ‘A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year’. All the things I said I was going to do over Christmas – did not do any of them, maybe a new year’s resolution is to make sure I keep my promise and actually do the things next December I said I was going to do. There, a new year’s resolution I can break a long way into the future.

The Spring Fair is not far away and used to be such a huge event for the Jewellery Quarter, nowadays we hardly here anything about it. Now the weather has turned colder wonder if the tradition of snow in early February will return, it always seemed to snow at the start of the Fair and on the following Thursday when everyone was trying to break down the stands and bring the stuff back to their workshops/offices.

Finally, someone on social media mentioned that there were now about 10,000 people living in the Jewellery Quarter from the recent census. An estimated figure for the Jewellery quarter in its hey-day had 30,000 people working here, never seen a figure of the maximum number of people who lived here in the past. Mark

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Student designers sparkle and shine at opera event

Students from Birmingham City University (BCU)’s Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles showcased their costume and jewellery design skills at a special Voice of Black Opera (VOBO) mid-December, creating bespoke ensembles worn by the project’s finalists.

The VOBO project aims to promote the Commonwealth’s finest Black and South Asian singers as they launch international operatic careers, the finals took place at a Gala ceremony at Birmingham Town Hall.

Competing were five finalists, each wearing bespoke concert outfits and coordinating jewellery pieces researched and designed by BCU Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles students, in collaboration with the Black British Classical Foundation (BBCF).

VOBO finalist, Isabelle Peters said: “The attention to detail and function of my concert outfit was incredible. The dress is designed in a way that is comfortable for singers, it has room for movement whilst not losing any of its beauty. The fabric design is beautiful, and it was a nice touch from the designer to let me have some input on the scale of the print as well.”

Each outfit and jewellery piece incorporated designs tailored to the

performers themselves, using elements of each finalist’s heritage and backgrounds, along with symbols of opera and operatic history to create stunning final designs.

Hayley Gorton-Snowball, Lecturer in Fashion Pattern Cutting and Construction and Beaulagh Brooks, Course Director of BA Jewellery and Objects at BCU helped coordinate this collaboration with BBCF, supporting students throughout the seven-week project.

Brooks said: “This project has been a fantastic opportunity for all the students and staff involved. It has enabled our jewellery students to gain invaluable experience in realworld scenarios, creating bespoke pieces of jewellery that were seen at a prestigious event, all within a tight deadline will certainly be a hugely beneficial experience in their future careers as jewellers.”

Gorton-Snowball said: “This project has allowed us to become part of something which elevates the importance of celebrating artists from Black and south Asian heritage within opera.

“Fashion & textiles students were exposed to a real-world scenario, tweaking their designs, reacting to changes and ensuring they minimised waste fabric to ensure each garment was not only stunning but sustainable.”

Designing the finalist’s jewellery pieces were BA Jewellery & Objects students Carolina GuimaraesPortugal-Andrade, Yixin Weng, Ayshin Jalilzadeh, Xiangyi Wang and

Hanwen Ke.

The coordinating outfits were developed and constructed by final year Garment Technology students Gabrielle Chester, Lina Makaya, Isabella Bradley, Elaine Hewitt, Chloe Allway, Courtney Howes, Patricia Osei-Assibey, Mihai Bandrabur, Eleanor Brisley, Hannah Shircore, Saffron Lam, and Neve Buckingham.

Head of the Birmingham Institute of Jewellery Fashion and Textiles, Lee Lapthorne, along with BCU students and staff involved in the project attended the event as guests, working backstage to dress the contestants before sitting down to enjoy the show and see their hard work take centre stage.

Finalist Racheal Duckett was the main winner on the night taking home the Sir Willard White Trophy, a £10,000 prize, and a package of engagements to help launch her onto the world stage, Elanor Brisley was the final year Garment Technology student responsible for creating her concert dress:

“The opportunity to construct Rachel Duckett’s evening gown for the VOBO finals was definitely challenging, the opportunity to realise such a stunning design and then to see it being worn in a live environment was very rewarding,” she said.

“Watching Rachel perform and win the show is a moment I will never forget. I spent the day backstage, making alterations and then dressing her just minutes before her performance, it was an honour to see her be so successful wearing a garment I had made.”

BCU’s involvement with the VOBOs comes off a successful summer hosting BBC hit TV show ‘All that Glitters’ at the university’s renowned School of Jewellery, presented by comedian Katherine Ryan.

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Inaugural Hallmarking Awareness Award presented to winners jewellerybox. co.uk

The inaugural Award for promoting Hallmarking Awareness and Learning Online (HALO) was presented to the jubilant winners, Alex McMillan, and Nathan Amery of jewellerybox.co.uk at a sell-out Benevolent Society Christmas Ball in Birmingham on 8th December 2022. The prize of an impressive Silver Salver, to be held for a year, recognised their fresh approach and extensive use of engaging social media to educate customers about hallmarking. The winners also received a year’s free membership for the Trustmark for jewellery Assay Assured and sets of Bradbury’s Book of Hallmarks in the current edition and the new edition for 2023. Receiving the Award Alex McMillan of jewellerybox said ““jewellerybox is very proud to be the first recipient of the Halo award. As a retailer we are lucky to be trading in a country where consumers can feel assured purchasing jewellery online.”

Launched in June 2021, the HALO Award encourages jewellers selling online to promote the importance of

a hallmark at the point of online sale and through social media. The new initiative, developed by the British Hallmarking Council in partnership with the National Association of Jewellers, is a response to the declining understanding of the importance of hallmarks. NAJ research in 2019 reported only 63% of the population saying they know what a hallmark is, and this is even lower amongst under 55’s.

There is a growing risk that consumers primarily associate hallmarks with antiques and do not appreciate their continuing importance. The HALO Award encourages jewellers to re-establish awareness of the reassurance the hallmark offers to consumers. This will not only maintain shoppers’ confidence in the UK jewellery trade but also protect legitimate businesses from unfair competition arising from competitors’ misleading or fraudulent product descriptions.

Entrants to the Award certainly understood the importance of educating online visitors and applications from across the industry demonstrated some innovative responses.

Thorough consideration and discussion by an experienced judging panel finally identified four finalists and all were praised for imaginative use of social media as well as providing excellent, clearly worded, and interesting information online. Education via channels popular with a younger audience was thought particularly valuable and outright winner jewellerybox.co.uk achieved this through social media posts on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. A PR campaign entitled “How to

spot fake jewellery” highlighted the importance of hallmarking and a hallmarking quiz with a £100 prize was another innovative element of the campaign. The judges particularly commended the link to hallmarking information within every item specification.

The three other finalists offered diverse ways of promoting hallmarking. CW Sellors, a multi store retailer offering high end Watch and Jewellery brands through its high street boutiques and strong online presence was Highly Commended for creating engaging content about hallmarking. Alongside other information an imaginative video, featured “Matthew Boulton” founder of Birmingham Assay Office, explaining the hallmark and its benefits. This was widely used on their website and social media channels.

Also Highly Commended was Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery for their excellent online hallmarking information. Promotion of this wellestablished designer-maker business operating from three locations is built around storytelling. Stories regularly feature hallmarking, and their hard work has established a strong social media presence and

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coverage in national press, spreading hallmarking information beyond their customer base.

And finally, the Judges could not ignore the work of Serge DeNimes. They received a Special Recognition award for their inclusion of clear hallmarking information beside every piece of jewellery online. The business has amassed a following of 92,000 Instagram followers through regular artistic posts promoting their designs and ‘Serge Meets’ features. Products, presentation, and information target the important younger audience and judges were impressed to see “Hallmarking” as one of four information features which can always be accessed direct from the Instagram homepage.

Presenting the Awards jewellery expert and Goldsmiths’ Company Trade Warden Joanna Hardy said “Judging this Award was extremely difficult, and we congratulate the many entrants who demonstrated current and impactful ways to promote the importance of the hallmark. I am delighted to present this important Award and look forward to seeing the HALO initiative develop to protect the trade and the consumer for many years to come.”

Press Club Bugle

Birmingham Press Club’s traditional gift of a bugle - produced by craftsmen at Jewellery Quarter-based Acme Whistles - was presented to journalist and rom-com author Suzan Holder after being made an Honorary Life Member at a luncheon held at Edgbaston Golf Club.

A former television producer who started her journalistic career on the Black Country Bugle Suzan is the wife of Slade frontman Noddy Holder. She is pictured trying out the bugle –much to the ‘delight’” of Press Club president Bob Warman.

The lunch, attended by almost 100 guests, was sponsored by awardwinning Let’s Sanify, the Tiptonheadquartered manufacturer of organic sanitising liquids.

Applications are now open!

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PGI China Won the China International Business Awards 2022 for Its Culture of Innovation

In 2019, Platinum Guild International (PGI®®) initiated Project Reboot, a programme that aims to capture more younger consumers into platinum’s market share in jewellery. The success of this programme led to PGI being awarded the China International Business Awards 2022 for the Non-Profit Organisation category. The China International Business Awards is organised by Asian Business Review to honour notable achievements of outstanding international firms in China, particularly achievements anchored by innovative business strategies that adapt to changing business landscapes.

“As a niche category, it’s PGI’s responsibility to ensure that platinum remains a priority for incumbent partners, while presenting an attractive oppor-

tunity for newcomers. Dedicated to making platinum the jewellery category’s premier innovator, PGI will continue to strengthen its collaboration with partners and work together towards a sustainable success for platinum in jewellery,” said Huw Daniel, CEO of PGI.

Precious jewellery in China made from gold, platinum, silver, and precious stones saw a negative CAGR of 6.3% from 2017 to 2019. As a niche category with just an 18% share of acquisition, jewellery retailers rarely refresh their platinum inventory which results in younger consumers needing help to find a design that they like. Department stores are another business struggling for traction with young consumers who

prefer specialty stores.

For platinum, jewellery retailers and department stores faced a similar struggle to attract young consumers, so PGI China launched Project Reboot to enable all three parties to reboot their appeal to this critical consumer segment as well as establish platinum’s priority amongst PGI’s retail partners.

Project Reboot’s innovation and foundation of success were based on each party focusing on one part of the consumer journey under one single promotional platform to deliver specific results to each. To attract young consumers, PGI created a promotional platform with the theme of Pt Art Space, which celebrates the tenacity of upand-coming young artists by promoting their work through digital and social media. PGI was responsible for the media buy, content development, PR, and event management.

The physical Pt Art Space took the form of a pop-up art gallery event and art installations at participating department stores. Pt Art Space also showcased the latest platinum jewellery designs and has various interactive activities for participants to win promotional vouchers for platinum jewellery. The department stores contributed event spaces, mall media, and access to their social media and loyalty programme members to drive footfall to jewellery retail stores. Retail stores did their

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Art Space in Nanjing, 2021

part by refreshing their platinum jewellery inventory through a stock swap programme with selected PGI manufacturing partners, funding the sales promotion, and supplementing media coverage.

Project Reboot has adopted tactical tweaks since 2019 to capture more opportunities which have resulted in 1,179 doors from 59 jewellery retailers across 3 provinces and 49 cities participating in the event by its third edition in 2021. Project Reboot is still going strong in 2022, selling over 46,000 pieces of platinum jewellery for over RMB 140 million in revenue to date. The organisation has high hopes that it will continue to contribute towards stimulating the local economy amidst COVID-19 challenges.

“In the future, PGI will continue to innovate Project Reboot as it addresses the three growth drivers for the jewellery category, which are young consumers, omni-channel marketing, and branded collections. Together with other programmes and activities driven by its culture of innovation, PGI’s ambition is to make platinum the jewellery category’s premier innovator,” said Pui P. Poon, Managing Director of PGI China.

is the Founder and Director of Boombox Consulting Limited. She has been an active part of the employee-owned sector for over 20 years in an operational and non-executive capacity. Her experience incorporates 18 years at John Lewis Partnership in a variety of independent and strategic roles, in addition to providing consultancy, coaching and support to employee-owned businesses.

She currently holds the roles of Chair of the Trust Board and Chair of the Co-Owner Council at Go Ape, Chair of the Co-owner Council at Riverford Organic Farmers, Chair of the Trust Board at Turley, and Independent Trustee at Lush, Architype and Espace.

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Hockley Mint Appoints Employee Ownership Trust Board(EOT)

British casting specialist and fine jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint has appointed Helen Moreton to the role of Director Chair of the Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) Board, effective immediately.

In her role, Moreton will work alongside the Employee Ownership Trust Board to represent the best interests of all Hockley Mint staff. The current Trust Board comprises Managing Director Gary Wroe, and former owner Ian Merrell. An employee will also be appointed to the Board in due course to provide further staff representation at the decisionmaking level.

Helen Moreton says: “I am delighted to be appointed by Hockley Mint as the Director Chair of its newly formed Employee Ownership Trust. Working with organisations that genuinely care about their purpose and people is deeply important to me. It has been great to join the team right at the start of its Employee Ownership journey and to have been there on announcement day to witness the fantastic news being shared. I am excited to work with the new co-owners and leadership and to support them in shaping and developing their governance structures and ownership culture.”

Outside of Hockley Mint, Moreton

Hockley Mint Managing Director, Gary Wroe, says: “I am thrilled to welcome Helen Moreton to the Trust Board. Her wealth of experience in employee-ownership business models will be invaluable as we navigate this new era of Hockley Mint. It is fantastic to kickstart 2023 with the framework in place to drive the EOT forward and create a fairer, healthier, and more resilient way of doing business.”

Hockley Mint announced it would become an Employee Ownership Trust in November 2022. By taking this route, controlling interest in Hockley Mint, which was previously owned by Ian Merrell, is now managed by an all-employee trust that exists for the benefit of staff.

The EOT will pay annual bonuses of up to £3,600 to employees free of income tax. This fiscal benefit is coupled with greater say over the running of the business, leading to improved employee retention, elevated staff morale, and reinforced engagement in the company and its culture. This transfer also ensures the long-term future of Hockley Mint and protects the business from third-party takeovers that could initiate vast transformation or restructuring.

Moreton adds: “As Hockley Mint’s Chair of the Trust Board, I will use my knowledge and experience, alongside my passion for Employee Ownership, to stimulate debate and inform decision-making for the benefit of the business and its beneficiaries.”

More information: �� https://www.hockleymint.co.uk

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Platinum as a Key Value Creator in Major Markets Ahead of Pivotal YearEnd ShoppingJewellery Season

Despite global geopolitical and economic challenges and the dampening effect of COVID-19, strategic efforts by Platinum Guild International (PGI) to boost sales and heighten the desirability of precious platinum have forged upswings in key markets, as evidenced by the Platinum Jewellery Business Review (PJBR) Q3 2022.

“PGI’s mission to boost the desirability of platinum and drive sales for our partners is succeeding, despite the economic challenges of 2022, and the two pandemic-affected years preceding it,” said Huw Daniel, CEO of PGI. “We are delighted to see the strategic programmes leveraging platinum’s unique qualities have

delivered strong results, presenting platinum as a key value generator for our partners during the postpandemic recovery and the key festive and shopping season.”

Key Findings of the Platinum Jewellery Industry by Market

India

A 35% YoY increase in platinum jewellery sales in India was powered by festive shopping and targeted campaigns and promotions. Specifically, the increased store footfall and the return of the Platinum Buyer Seller Meet 2022 after a two-year absence helped drive sales during the wedding and festival season, which in turn re-energised platinum jewellery fabrication as retailers increased their stocks to meet higher demand.

PGI’s strategy of raising the awareness of platinum brands through training and targeted marketing campaigns, such as the one with the Indian ace cricketer K.L. Rahul for the brand Men for Platinum, has continued to reap dividends for retailers. Those marketing efforts have strengthened the link between platinum’s intrinsic qualities and consumers’ desire for morale-boosting brilliance and reassuring durability in

uncertain times.

United States

Retail sales remained resilient in Q3 2022, with year-on-year growth tempered by the highs of Q3 2021. Platinum jewellery sales experienced a modest decline in consumption against a high base, but they are still above 2019 levels and on track for a strong finish to 2022. PGI USA business development grant partners saw double-digit increases in plati-

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num sales on the back of their focus on platinum product development, building inventory and training for sales associates. Such solid performance has generated new interest from more jewellers that do not have a significant presence of platinum in their merchandise mix.

In addition to promotional activities, PGI continued striving to improve training through education incentives, such as platinum workshops at the Rhode Island School of Design and courses at Miami Jewellery School.

Japan

On the back of a six-consecutivequarter year-on-year rise in unit sales, platinum shone with a Q3 sales increase of 4.7% YoY. Along with high-purity jewellery, it enjoyed robust growth as the middle classes returned to shopping malls and

department stores in the absence of government COVID-19 controls.

Platinum jewellery counters in department stores, in particular, enjoyed a sales surge; product-wise, growth was spearheaded by highquality Kihei chains and necklaces/ pendants and men’s jewellery. In addition, the continuing popularity of the Platinum Women brand saw retail partners achieve a solid sales increase and roll out new products in November. Given the positive momentum in Q3, the sentiment for the Christmas shopping season remains very positive.

China

The surge of COVID-19 cases in China in September stymied the summer recovery of the jewellery sector, leading to a decline of 16% YoY in retail partner sales in Q3. Facing headwinds, innovation in

platinum jewellery design and technology continued to improve the product offering to the consumers, such as the leading manufacturers launching autumn-winter products and introducing new products with CNC technology.

In addition, a series of PGI initiatives with partners also helped to drive local demand. For example, a celebrity campaign from one strategic partner garnered a 60% YoY boost in sales, and a promotion from a franchise retailer in northeast China recorded a 40% YoY sales increase for its Pt Moment® brand. The second part of 2022 Booster, an integrated activation campaign that combines art and local culture to help retail sales recover, buoyed business in 1,583 doors from 62 major retailers in Shandong, Henan, and Hebei, leading to over 11,000 pieces of platinum jewellery sold during the event period in September.

Along with an increased appreciation of platinum jewellery’s unique qualities among targeted demographics through promotional activities, PGI’s strategic programmes on marketing, communications and training provide further support to jewellers who are ready to mine the potential of platinum in major markets in the festival season.

More Information: �� www.platinumguild.com

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A double bill of new plays

21st - 29th April ‘23

Carry-On Carrying On and iHands: A Life Less Lived suitable ages 15

iHands: A Life Less Lived

A surreal comedy based on the popular YouTube series.

Join self-proclaimed ‘theatre impresario’ and ‘metteur en scène’, Israel Hands as he brings his own unique touch to his latest production ‘A Life Less Lived’, staring the hapless Richard Bridgerton.

Against Israel’s wishes Haina has invited a small audience to watch the dress rehearsal, but the play is far behind schedule – which is not helped by Israel’s unreasonable demands and constant bickering with Ben.

With exclusive access from page to stage – Izzy delivers (in his humble opinion) a masterclass in theatre production.

Based on the popular webseries iHands which can be found on youtube.com/blueorangearts Suitable for 15+ (contains strong language and references of a sexual nature)

Carry-On Carrying-On

“Certain sections of the press seem to have sore misgivings about my plans. I told them to put some talcum powder on them. It’s time to Carry On Regardless!”

An ageing film producer has the chance to resurrect his past cinematic successes by revitalising the Carry-On franchise with a brandnew film. Saucy seaside humour, double entendre, and cheeky sexual innuendo. Just what a millennial audience wants, right?

Haunted by past successes, and friends and colleagues long since gone, he determines to secure his legacy and pull off one of the biggest cinematic comebacks of all time – a brand-new Carry-On film!

But should the past be revisited? Or is the Carry-On brand better left alone – the product of a bygone time?

A new play about ageing, the human spirit and changing attitudes, and of course an affectionate tribute to the Carry-On films, one of the most successful film franchises in British cinema history.

From pensioners to HMRCteenagers,reveals who files a tax return

HMRC has today revealed that more pensioners filed a tax return for the 2020 to 2021 tax year compared to young people.

Overall, those aged 65 and over accounted for 16% of individuals who submitted a tax return, whereas 16 to 24 year olds made up 2.7% of total filers.

The new data is part of analysis by HMRC into the demographic data of the Self Assessment population. The findings also show:

people aged 45 to 54 were the largest group of filers, accounting for 24% of all tax returns submitted more than 294,000 16 to 24 year olds filed a return, making up 2.7% of total filers 62% of those who submitted a return last year were men, compared to 38% who were women

The data also showed that almost 146,000 people submitted their tax return at the earliest opportunity between 6 and 11 April 2021.

More than 12 million people are expected to file a Self Assessment tax return for the 2021 to 2022 tax year. Anyone yet to submit theirs has until 31 January to complete it, pay any tax owed or set up a payment plan, or risk having to pay a penalty.

Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Services, said:

“Time is running out for anyone who has yet to start their tax return – there is a wide range of guidance and webinars available online for

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Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton comes home to Proud Host City for future display and legacy tour

The Queen’s Baton – an enduring symbol of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – has been gifted to the city, with plans now being drawn up for it to go on public display and a legacy tour in 2023.

Proposals for the Baton to visit projects and neighbourhoods that received funding from the city council’s £6million legacy fund were announced during a Birmingham 2022 “thank you” event hosted at the Council House last night

those who need a helping hand. Just search ‘Self Assessment’ on GOV.UK to make a start.”

Payments are also due on 31 January and customers still have time to decide which payment option is best for them. For customers who are due a refund, they should include their bank account details in their tax return so that if HMRC needs to repay them, it can be done quickly and securely.

Customers can now use the free and secure HMRC app to make Self Assessment payments, as well as accessing information which they

(December 7).

Before then, the Baton, designed and made in Birmingham, is set to go on display at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, in the new year. Full details will be announced in due course.

And final plans for the legacy tour will be confirmed in the coming months – it is expected it will be timed to coincide with the first anniversary of Birmingham hosting the Games in the summer of 2023.

The Baton was presented as a gift by former Commonwealth Games England Chairman Ian Metcalfe, on behalf of the Commonwealth Games Federation, to the city of Birmingham at last night’s event, attended by representatives from the wide range of organisations that partnered with the council to bid for, plan and prepare for the hugely successful Games.

In return, as a gift from the people of Birmingham, representatives from some of the 72 nations and territories that competed at the Games

need to complete their tax return, including their Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR), National Insurance number and employment history.

Those who are unable to pay their tax bill in full can access support and advice on GOV.UK. HMRC may be able to help by arranging an affordable payment plan, known as Time to Pay. Customers should try to do this online; go to GOV.UK for more information. Alternatively, they can contact the helpline.

HMRC has a wide range of resources to help customers complete their tax return, including guid-

received their Flag of Nations oversized pin badges, which were part of the display seen by millions of visitors to the city’s Centenary Square during the summer. They were presented by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Maureen Cornish.

Cllr Ian Ward, who spearheaded the Birmingham 2022 bid campaign before becoming a board member for the Games, said: “Since announcing our intention to bid for the Commonwealth Games six year ago, we’ve been on an unforgettable journey which led to this summer’s spectacular showcase of everything good about Birmingham.

“I’ve said many times that the Games are the point at which people far and wide will acknowledge that Birmingham changed for the better – and we now have a Golden Decade of opportunity, which our Proud Host City status has undoubtedly opened the door for.

“The Games were only a success thanks to the way that everyone from residents to businesses and partner organisations all pulled in the same direction.

“Our thank you event was all about showing our appreciation and that will continue into 2023 and beyond through our plans to put the Queen’s Baton on display and take it out into our communities as a way of demonstrating that the Games were made by everyone in Birmingham and were for everyone in the city.

“Thank you to everyone in our great city for what we have achieved through the Commonwealth Games and, despite the many challenges we all face at the moment, how that means we now have a much brighter future ahead of us.”

ance, webinars and YouTube videos.

Customers need to be aware of the risk of scams as criminals use Self Assessment as an opportunity to commit fraud. Customers should check HMRC’s scams advice on GOV.UK.

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12JAN - 11 FEB RECENT ACQUISITIONS TO THE RBSA COLLECTION 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

12JAN - 11 FEB RBSA FRIENDS EXHIBITION 10:30 am - 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

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10JAN - TUE 14 FEB BEGINNERS WAX-CARVING: MAKE A SILVER PENDANT 6:00 pm8:30 pm The JQ Set

10JAN - TUE 14 FEB SIX WEEK BEGINNERS JEWELLERY MAKING COURSE 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

12JAN - PAINT BIRMINGHAM! 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm The Rose Villa Tavern By PopUp Painting & Events Ltd

13JAN - HABIT | CREATIVE CLUB

AT THE HIVE 10:00 am - 12:00 pm The Hive at The New Standard Works

14JAN - TASTER: MAKE YOUR OWN SILVER EARRINGS 10:00 am - 4:00 pm The JQ Set

17JAN - MAKE IT MEND IT :00 pm - 8:00 pm The Hive at The New Standard Works

19JAN - PAINT KLIMT! 7:30 pm10:00 pm The Rose Villa Tavern By PopUp Painting & Events Ltd

20JAN - HABIT | CREATIVE CLUB AT THE HIVE 10:00 am - 12:00 pm The Hive at The New Standard Works

27JAN - HABIT | CREATIVE CLUB AT THE HIVE 10:00 am - 12:00

pm The Hive at The New Standard Works

28JAN - 11 FEB BEGINNERS SILVER RING COURSE –SATURDAYS 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm The JQ Set

29JAN - CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 12:00 pm1:30 pm Pen Museum

29JAN - CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES WITH SHEILA SMITH 2:00 pm3:30 pm Pen Museum ⚒

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02FEB - SOURCED INVESTOR NETWORK (SIN) - BIRMINGHAM - PROPERTY NETWORKING 6:00 pm9:30 pm Saint Pauls House, By Sourced

Live Entertainment �� JANUARY GIGS

11JAN - THE ACTRESS OPEN MIC NIGHT 8:00 pm Actress and Bishop

12JAN - B&TS OPEN MIC NIGHT 7:30 pm The Red lion

12JAN - DUELLING PIANOS 6:00 pm The Jam House

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- PAINT MONET STREET ART MASH UP! 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm The Rose Villa Tavern By PopUp Painting & Events Ltd

23FEB - YOU, ME AND EVERYTHING ELSE, SESSION 1 (AM) WITH LEE MACKENZIE 11:00 am12:15 pm RBSA Gallery

23FEB - YOU, ME AND EVERYTHING ELSE, SESSION 2 (PM) WITH LEE MACKENZIE 2:00 pm3:15 pm RBSA Gallery

24FEB - KIDS JEWELLERY WORKSHOP 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

24FEB - KIDS JEWELLERY WORKSHOP 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

26FEB - MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP WITH JANE LAPPAGE 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Pen Museum

26FEB - PAINT WINTER! 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm The Rose Villa Tavern By PopUp Painting & Events Ltd Demonstrations

FEBRUARY

15FEB - 25 FEB LUCA - A VERY DANGEROUS IDEA 10:30 am4:30 pm RBSA Gallery By Judith Alder Networking/ Seminars JANUARY

18JAN - BUN JANUARY NETWORKING LUNCH 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm The Rectory By Birmingham's Unique Network

31JAN - INSPIRE

12JAN - SAINT PAULS - LIVE 8:30 pm Saint Pauls House

13JAN - URBAN INTRO 6:00 pm The Jam House

13JAN - SEAN REEVES LIVE 8:00 pm

14JAN - SAINT PAULS - LIVE 3:00 pm Saint Pauls House

14JAN - URBAN INTRO 6:00 pm The Jam House

14JAN - ANDY JOHN JONES LIVE 8:00 pm Actress and Bishop

18JAN - BRUM BEATLES 6:00 pm The Jam House

19JAN - B&TS OPEN MIC NIGHT 7:30 pm The Red lion

19JAN - MELBA MOORE 6:00 pm The Jam House

20JAN - DETROIT SOUL COLLECTIVE 6:00 pm The Jam House

20JAN - CARL SINCLAIR LIVE 8:00 pm Actress and Bishop

21JAN - DETROIT SOUL COLLECTIVE 6:00 pm The Jam House

21JAN - LEVI WASHINGTON LIVE 8:00 pm Actress and Bishop

24JAN - ACOUSTIC SESSIONS 6:00 pm The Jam House

26JAN - B&TS OPEN MIC NIGHT 7:30 pm The Red lion

26JAN - DEL CAMINO 6:00 pm The Jam House

27JAN - UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE 6:00 pm The Jam House

27JAN - SNOWFLAKE GENERATION / SPOTLESS MIND / THE MOTIVE / SAY LESS 7:00 pm Actress and Bishop

27JAN - JAKE HENRY LIVE 8:00 pm Actress and Bishop

28JAN - UP4 THE DOWNSTROKE 6:00 pm The Jam House

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02FEB -JOHNNY2BAD 6:00 pm The Jam House

02FEB - B&TS OPEN MIC NIGHT 7:30 pm The Red lion

03FEB - TRU GROOVE 6:00 pm The Jam House

04FEB - TRU GROOVE 6:00 pm The Jam House

04FEB - THE JAM'D LIVE! - 9:00 pm Actress and Bisho

05FEB - STEVE AJAO AND THE BLUES GIANTS LIVE 7:00 pm Actress and Bishop

07FEB - BAILEY TOMKINSON 9:00 pm The Jam House

08FEB - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JACQUIE! 6:00 pm The Jam House

09FEB - 4REAL 6:00 pm The Jam House

09FEB - B&TS OPEN MIC NIGHT 7:30 pm The Red lion

10FEB - RED LEMONS 6:00 pm The Jam House

11FEB - RED LEMONS 6:00 pm The Jam House

14FEB - VALENTINE’S WITH THE TOVEY BROTHERS 6:00 pm The Jam House

15FEB - EDGAR MACÍAS QUINTET 6:00 pm The Jam House

16FEB - HEATWAVE 6:00 pm The Jam House

16FEB - B&TS OPEN MIC NIGHT 7:30 pm The Red lion

16FEB - ASH SHEEHAN V ANDY SAX 8:00 pm Actress and Bishop

17FEB - APOLLO SOUL 6:00 pm The Jam House

18FEB - APOLLO SOUL 6:00 pm The Jam House

22FEB - ACOUSTIC SESSIONS 6:00 pm The Jam House

23FEB - SOLID SOUL 6:00 pm The Jam House 23FEB - SOLID SOUL 6:00 pm The Jam House

23FEB - DEL CAMINO 6:00 pm The Jam House

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19FEB - 20 FEB POTTERVISION 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm The Blue Orange Theatre Tours, Talks & Walks �� JANUARY

15JAN - DISCOVERING BIRMINGHAM'S JEWELLERY QUARTER 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Jewellery Quarter By Positively Birmingham

27JAN -250 CELEBRATIONS - AFTERNOON TEA AT THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE 12:00 pm2:00 pm Birmingham Assay Office �� FEBRUARY

12FEB - GUIDED TOUR WARSTONE LANE CEMETERY & HISTORY OF THE CATACOMBS (EXTERIOR) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm By Friends of Key Hill & Warstone Lane Cemeteries

12FEB - THE LOST PUBS OF BIRMINGHAM'S JEWELLERY QUARTER 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm By Kevin Thomas.

12FEB - GUIDED TOUR OF KEY HILL CEMETERY & HISTORY OF THE CATACOMBS (EXTERIOR) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm By Friends of Key Hill & Warstone Lane Cemeteries

14FEB - VITAL SIGNS LAUNCH EVENT 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm RBSA Gallery By Judith Alder

18FEB - IS THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM A LIVING ORGANISM? SESSION 1: A CREATIVE WALK 10:45 am - 1:15 pm RBSA Gallery

18FEB - IS THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM A LIVING ORGANISM? SESSION 2: CREATIVE MAPPING 2:15 pm - 3:30 pm RBSA Gallery

19FEB - DISCOVERING BIRMINGHAM'S JEWELLERY QUARTER 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm By Positively Birmingham

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Came across this photo taken pre-pandemic on a quick look around when the J W Evans Museum were evaluating how best to run the Evans Silver manufacturing Museum.

Not an official tour but English Heritage were showing The Hockley Flyer round quickly the JW Evans Museum when a Hockley Flyer magazine was spotted in the offices.

Mark, the publisher said, "look a copy of The Hockley Flyer" and went to point to it to the English Heritage guide who promptly shot across the office and slapped his hand firmly and barked “don’t touch the exhibits.”

Somewhat shocked the publisher said, “I wasn’t going to touch it but it’s my magazine,” she said, “doesn’t matter don’t touch!” They both looked at each other and burst out laughing…

JW Evans is currently the only jewellery and silver manufacturing museum open for visits whilst the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter remains closed during its refurbishment.

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Planning Applications and Decisions for the Jewellery Quarter.

2022/07811/PA M Lambe Construction

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. Note the JQ comes under Soho and Jewellery Quarter with a small amount in Newtown.

New Applications

2022/09580/PA 33 Pitsford Street (former Mr Tyre site) Jewellery Quarter Ladywood Birmingham B18 6LJ. Application for a non-material amendment to planning approval 2019/07542/ PA for new access to network rail platform and new staircase and lift access. 23-12-2022

2022/09579/PA 33 Pitsford Street (former Mr Tyre site) Jewellery Quarter Ladywood Birmingham B18 6LJ. Application for a non-material amendment to planning approval 2019/07542/ PA for alterations to the elevations including new staircase design. 23-12-2022

2022/09549/PA 28 Vittoria Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3PE. Application for a non-material amendment to planning approval 2021/02931/PA for minor changes to first and second floors

2022/09573/PA Aqua House - 4th Floor 20 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AQ. Change of use from office (Use Class E(g) to flexible use as office (Use Class E(g) or training centre (Use Class F1(a) and external alterations. (Resubmission). 13-12-2022

2022/08945/PA Land at 25 Legge Lane Jewellery Quarter City Centre Birmingham B1 3LD. Application for a non-material amendment to planning approval 2015/07814/PA for conversion of substation (located within Block A) to a study room. 05-12-2022

2022/08943/PA Land at 25 Legge Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3LD Non material amendment to Planning Approval 2020/02996/PA for amendments to approved plans to replace the approved substation with a study for apartment A-0-4.05-12-2022

2022/08799/PA 50 Vyse Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6HR. Listed Building Consent for internal alterations associated with change of use of first and second floors to 2no. residential units (Use Class C3). 28-11-2022

Awaiting Decision

2022/08529/PA Century Buildings at 35-38 Summer Hill Road and 25-25A Powell Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3RB. Listed Building Consent for demolition of 3- storey external stair enclosure and erection of 4storey extension, internal and external alterations in association with change of use to 26 apartments (Class C3) and 12-bed apart-hotel (Class C1) 16-112022

2022/08520/PA 37-38 Icknield Street and land east of Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 5AY. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of residential block comprising 83no. one, two and three bed apartments over 6 levels with associated access and parking. 16-112022

2022/08294/PA 48-56 Branston Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6BP. Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations associated with change of use of former workshop into 6no. apartments (Use Class C3). 07-112022

2022/08293/PA 48-56 Branston Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6BP. Change of use of former workshop into 6no. apartments (Use Class C3) with ancillary basement storage and gym. 07-11-2022

2022/08218/PA 80-82 Great Hampton Street - rear of Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6EW. Listed Building Consent for conversion of existing building to create 29 residential apartments (C3) including erection of dormer windows to the front, gantry staircase and landscaping to internal courtyard, refurbishment of the exterior, including some replacement windows and removal of staircases. Internal works including removal of staircases, new partition walls, new mezzanine floors and some demolition and repair works. 03-11-2022

2022/08212/PA 80-82 Great Hampton Street - rear of Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6EW. Conversion of existing building to create 29 residential apartments (C3) including dormer windows to the front, gantry staircase and landscaping to internal courtyard and refurbishment of the exterior, including some replacement windows. 03-11-2022

Newton Place Hockley Birmingham B18 5JY. Removal of existing workshop and store, construction of new workshop offices and store, installation of new wash down area and water recycling plant, new fuel dispensing area and change of use of offices to offices and training centre and new external training area. 18-102022

2022/07790/PA 23-26 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6JQ. Display of various non illuminated fascia signs and lighting to elevation. 17-102022

2022/07546/PA Site of Muhammed Ali Centre Icknield Street Hockley Birmingham B18 5AU. Variation of conditions 18 (scheme of noise insulation between commercial and residential premises), 29 (travel plan) and 33 (limits the occupation of the residential development) attached to planning application 2018/08995/PA to allow for changes in the triggers within the wording of these conditions. 05-10-2022

2022/07098/PA 1-3 Rose Place Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6JQ. Listed Building Consent for change of use from office space to 2 no. live/work townhouses dwellings (Use Class C3). Internal structural works and replacement of windows to rear elevation. 15-092022

2022/07090/PA 1-3 Rose Place Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6JQ. Change of use from office space to 2 no. live/work townhouse dwellings (Use Class C3). Internal structural works and replacement of windows to rear elevation. 15-09-2022

2022/07459/PA Former Sytner/BMW Dealership Site on corner of Newhall Hill, Sand Pits, Camden Street, Sloane Street and Summer Hill Terrace Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Demolition of all existing buildings, erection of residential accommodation (C3) within five buildings with associated public open space, private amenity space and commercial ground floor spaces (Commercial Class E and/or Drinking Establishments (Sui Generis). 30-09-2022

2022/07028/PA The Derwent Works 32-34 Constitution Hill and land fronting Henrietta Street. The Jewelllery Quarter B19 3JT. Listed Building consent for a mixed use development of 32 apartments and 4 ground floor commercial space for flexible class E use comprising of change of use and refurbishment of listed Derwent Works to provide 23 apartments and 264 sqm of commercial space and erection of new build extensions in the form of a single storey roof top addition to the listed building and 4 storey side extension to provide a further 9

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apartments with associated works. 13-09-2022

2022/06873/PA Reliance Works 62-64 Northwood Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1TT. Conversion and alterations to building including new roof with top shop dormer to create 1no. 2 bedroom and 1no. 3 bedroom apartments. 06-09-2022

2022/05419/PA 51 Hylton Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6HN. Demolition of existing building and erection of three storey building comprising of two live/work units and a ground floor commercial unit. 07-07-2022

2022/05389/PA Colmore Place 36-37 Cox Street Birmingham B3 1RZ. Listed building consent for replacement of lower floor windows and rooflights to rear. 06-07-2022

2022/05388/PA Colmore Place 36-37 Cox Street Birmingham B3 1RZ. Listed building consent for replacement of upper floor cladding and upper floor windows. 06-07-2022

2022/05379/PA Colmore Place 36-37 Cox Street Birmingham B3 1RZ. Replacement of lower floor windows and rooflights to rear. 06-07-2022

2022/05378/PA Colmore Place 36-37 Cox Street Birmingham B3 1RZ. Replacement of upper floor cladding and upper floor windows. 06-07-2022

2022/04396/PA 317 Camden Street Hockley Birmingham B18 7NY. Listed Building Consent for the Installation of no.5 En-suite bathrooms, windows to rear and internal changes to kitchen. 31-05-2022

2022/03181/PA Summer Hill House 18-23 Summer Hill Terrace Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3RA. Redevelopment of site to provide a residential led mixed use development of 41 dwellings and commercial floor space for flexible Class E uses including part demolition and part conversion of existing buildings, erection of side and rear extensions and alterations to roof space of retained buildings and erection of new four storey building together with associated works and landscaping. 14-04-2022

2022/00508/PA Ramgarhia Sikh Temple Graham Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3LA. Demolition of 56 Graham Street and removal of existing porch and lean to. Erection of three storey building and alterations to existing building including two storey extension and double height glazed entrance. 25-01-2022

2021/10490/PA Land at Sloane Street, Camden Street, Camden Drive, Camden Grove & Legge Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3BX. Non-material amendment to planning approval

2017/00002/PA to dismantle and rebuild the retained building at Block C fronting Sloane Street, to amend the internal layouts approved for Block C to provide 7 additional apartments, change Flat 116 to a 2B3P and other minor alterations to assist the buildability. 13-12-2021

2021/10243/PA Former Sapcote Yard 87 Camden Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3DD. Renovation and change of use of office building on street frontage including erection of new second floor to replace the existing second floor constructions to provide 3 x 3 bed townhouses and 1 x 2 bed duplex apartment and construction of 8 x 3 bed townhouses and 1 x 2 bed duplex apartment to the rear with associated parking. Amended plans received with revisions to site layout and landscaping.

2021/07422/PA Land adj former TSB Harford Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18. Erection of 4 storey building comprising 23 one and two bed apartments and 2 ground floor commercial units for Classes Ea, b, c and/or g uses together with associated cycle parking and landscaping. 25-08-2021

New Decisions

2022/08675/PA 60 - 70 Regent Place, 65 - 67 Caroline Street and 14 - 16 Regent Parade Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1UG. Application for a non-material amendment to listed building consent 2019/04682/PA to amend wording of the Condition No. 7 to allow details of materials to be submitted prior to their use. Final Decision - Approve

2022/08619/PA 111-114 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NZ. Application for a non-material amendment to to planning approval 2018/00570/PA to allow minor changes to the floorplans and elevations. Final Decision - Approve

2022/08360/PA Arch 32 - Water Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1HL. Display of 1no. externally illuminated fascia sign and 1no. non illuminated projecting sign. Final Decision - Approve Temporary

2022/07928/PA Former Sytner/BMW Dealership Site on corner of Newhall Hill, Sand Pits, Camden Street, Sloane Street and Summer Hill Terrace Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Retrospective application for change of use from car showroom to TV production, film studio and associated storage (Class E (g)(iii)). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

2022/07588/PA 288 Camden Street Hockley Birmingham B18 7PW. Erection of two storey side extension. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

2022/07502/PA 19 Kenyon Street First Floor Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6AR. Application for a lawful development certificate for existing use as gymnasium/health and fitness centre (Use Class E) in excess of 10 years. Final Decision - Section 191 / 192 Permission not Required (Certificate Issued)

2022/05377/PA Colmore Place 36-37 Cox Street Birmingham B3 1RZ. Application for a lawful development certificate for existing 16no. residential apartments (Use Class C3). Final Decision - Section 191 / 192 Permission not Required (Certificate Issued)

2022/04404/PA 51 Hockley Hill Hockley Birmingham B18 5AQ. Listed building consent for change of use from former offices (Use Class E) to form 25 bed hostel (Sui Generis). Final DecisionApprove subject to Conditions

2022/04400/PA 51 Hockley Hill Hockley Birmingham B18 5AQ. Change of use from former offices (Use Class E) to form 25 bed hostel (Sui Generis). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

2022/01657/PA 104 Newhall Street Birmingham B3 1PB. Replacement of 8 existing windows with acoustic louvres and replacement of 10 existing louvres with matching windows on the Lionel Street elevation. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

Summary Guide to Use Classes

A1 - Shops.

A2 - Financial and Professional Services.

A3 - Restaurants and Cafes.

A4 - Drinking Establishments.

A5 - Hot Food Takeaways.

B1 (a) - Business.

(b) - Research & development, studios, labs, high technology.

(c) - Light Industry.

B2 - General Industry.

B3 - Storage/Distribution.

C1 - Hotels

C2 - Residential Institutions

C2A - Secure Residential Institutions.

C3 - Dwelling Houses

D1 - Non-residential Institutions.

D2 - Assembly/Leisure.

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

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