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Editorial ....................... 26 News............................. 28 Events .......................... 42 Classifieds ................... 45 Follow us on the Social Networks
Inside this month’s issue...
School of Jewellery 2012 Short Course Programme................................................................ 28 Police Report............................................................. 28 Obituary .................................................................... 29 Arthur William Stanley............................................... 29 Jewellery Show Record Number of Buyers............... 29 Young Dramatists Forge Own Path Into Creative Sector.......................................................... 30 BSW 2012 ‘Festival of Silver’ .................................... 31 A Grand Day Out....................................................... 32 Association For Contemporary Jewellery Diamond Jubilee Exhibition....................................... 34 Diamond Jubilee - at School of Jewellery.................. 34 Butterflies Lost........................................................... 34 Gemvison Europe & Stuller Strengthen Ties............. 35 Prestigious Exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum..................................................................... 36
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INHORGENTA Delights Exhibitors & Visitors ........... 37 Planning Matters........................................................ 38
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Quality jewellery supp with over 600 years of
plies, delivered experience Andrew Giles 8 years experience – Andrew, otherwise known as ‘Bod’, joined the Stephen Betts Group 8 years ago. Andrew not only manages our FREE “porter service”, he is also our expert caster and polisher and his latest skill is to engrave that special message onto your wedding rings.
BMS Wedding Ring Services
Not only do Betts Metal Sales offer a range on finishing and engraving services, we can now offer a NEW CAD/CAM service to all of our customers. We are able to design and produce that bespoke ring for you, to your exact requirements. So whether you are after a fitted wedding band or a bit of sparkle, we are here to help. Just give our in house experts a call and we will be ready to answer any questions.
www.bettsmetalsales.com t: 0121 233 2413
49-63 spencer street, hockley, Birmingham B18 6de
Betts Family 250 years experience! With the original family business founded in 1760, the Betts family have been continuously involved in the jewellery trade for nine generations.
HS WALSH & SONS LIMITED - HEAD OFFICE Hunter House, Biggin Hill Airport, Churchill Way, Biggin Hill, Kent TN16 3BN Phone: 01959 543660 Fax: 01959 574231
LONDON SHOWROOM 44 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8ER Phone: 020 7242 3711 Fax: 020 7242 3712 BIRMINGHAM SHOWROOM 1-2 Warstone Mews, Warstone Lane, Birmingham B18 6JB Phone: 0121 236 9346 Pax: 0121 236 9355
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firstname.lastname@example.org O’KEEFFE’S WORKING HANDS A hypoallergenic non-greasy and odourless hand SPECIAL cream which stimulates OFFER the skin’s natural repair process by hydrating the skin. Ref TB3 WAS £7.99 NOW £5.49
HOLE PUNCHING PLIERS 140mm Round Hole 1.25mm. Supplied with spare pin. Ref TP146 RED Use when strong cut is required. All metals. Grit 6.5µ REF T890030 £2.95 GREEN Use when medium cut is required, for small defects. Any metal. Grit 3µ REF T890031 £2.95 GREY Use on Platinum. Grit 1µ REF T890032
WHITE Use for finishing but also for polishing pieces worked with diamond tools on Platinum, Grey Gold, Silver and Stainless Steel. Grit 0.3µ REF T890034 £2.95 YELLOW Use for finishing Yellow and Pink Gold. Grit 0.3µ REF T890035 £2.95
BLUE Use for finishing on non-ferrous metals such as brass. Grit 1µ REF T890033 £2.95
FLOATING BALANCE MOVEMENT
ORANGE Used for giving extremely bright finish on Precious and fragile metals. Grit 0.1µ REF T890036 £2.95 8 DAY 3 BARREL MOVEMENT WITH FLOATING BALANCE ESCAPEMENT. Full 4/4 Westminster chime and strike with hammers on the bottom of the movement. Complete with key, 5 rod stand and black hands. Overall size 20x135x80mm. REF CM424 £189.95
140mm Square Hole 1.5mm. Supplied with spare pin. Ref TP147
140mm Oval Hole 1 x 1.7mm. Supplied with spare pin. Ref TP148
250mm Bergeon Style Sprue Side Cutter. Ref TC128
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A REFINING INDUSTRY LEADER DEFINING NEW STANDARDS IN CONVENIENCE, TURNAROUND TIME AND LIQUIDITY NTR Metals is one of the worlds largest precious metals companies serving over 20,000 jewellers, pawnshops and precious metals exchanges in London, Birmingham and throughout the United States. NTR Metals is a fully-integrated precious metals company that aquires, refines and mints precious metals. This unique business strategy allows NTR Metals to service all of the precious metals needs of their commercial clients.
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Ring Engraving from Sutton Tools
Increase your profits with RingCube - a compact desktop engraving system for inside and outside of rings and bangles • Designed for the retail environment • Fast easy setup using touch screen • 11 scaleable fonts and 23 symbols • Diamond engraving tip for low maintenance
91 Vittoria Street Birmingham B1 3NU Tools and Technology for Jewellers
0121 236 7139 www.suttontools.co.uk
P R E S M A N M A S T E R M E LT
Presman Mastermelt is the UK’s leading refiner to the jewellery and allied trades, this is reflected by the growing business from the jewellery quarter. PRESMAN MASTERMELT IS FULLY LICENSED TO TREAT ALL OF YOUR JEWELLERY SCRAPS AND RESIDUES INCLUDING: • floor sweeps • bench lemels • polishings
• various solutions (plating / bombing etc) • carpets
• settlement tanks • buff papers • jewellery scraps
We also provide a full analytical service, and a consultation service to ensure our customers are realising the full value from precious metal scraps and residues. With precious metal prices at historically high levels there is no better time to get round to recycling those residues and take advantage of these prices. What’s more your cash flow will benefit too! Please also take time to visit our website www.mastermelts.co.uk to keep in contact with the daily London fixes and view the other activities of the Presman Mastermelt Group.
Contact our Sales Manager, Dave Elliott on:
Tel: 07984 669 788 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively please contact our London office on 020 7400 3400
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Tel:0870 850 5654 Fax: 0121 551 4958 What are your requirements?: Regular collection or one off clearout we have the best solution at the best prices. If you take our contracted services we will conduct your Recycling of Cardboard and Paper FREE. Just recycling? No problem we provide the collection bins FOC. We sell high quality shredding machines at the best available rates in the market. We are BSI-ISO-9001 accredited for your assurance. We conduct secure office/warehouse and house clearances Destruction fully certificated for your records Protect your secure material at a price you can afford Special discounts for JQA Members.
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T H Findings Ltd 9ct. Gold Findings Silver Findings Base Metal Findings Large Range of Silver Mounts Imitation Stones Beads and Fimo 42 HYLTON STREET, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM B18 6HN Tel: 0121-554 9889 Fax: 0121-551 7588 Vidal Sassoon Trained FOR THAT 2011 HAIR STYLE
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s ’ e i l Ju Specialising in:
Tanzanites, Real & Synthetic Opals in white, black, Boulder & Mexican, Tsavorite, Amethysts, Citrines, Peridots,Pearls, onyx etc, Iolites, Emeralds, Rubies & Sapphires. Synthetics & Cubic zirconia’s in machine & far east grades. All available in a selection of shapes, sizes & colours. We offer a fast and reliable service for bulk and jobbing orders. Special one-off commissions specially cut.
Suppliers & manufacturers of: Diamond Tools Trained Diamond cutters who can either re-polish, re-cut or re-shape smoked, chipped or broken diamonds. No order to small, Payment by either cheque, cash, transfer or credit card. Telephone: Julie or Lisa on: 0121 554 3434 Or Call in at: 44 Hockley Street, Hockley, Birmingham B18 6BH Web: www.diamond-milling-tools.com Email: Juliesstones@aol.com
5 LUXURY DETACHED VILLA’S FOR RENT IN ALICANTE, SPAIN These beautiful detached villa’s sleeps 6 people. All have their own private swimming pools and some with hot tubs. Within 5 minutes drive from Campello and San Juan beaches and only 20 minutes drive from Alicante airport, you can also enjoy being right next to Bonalba 18 hole golf course. Just a 20 minute drive away and you’re in Benidorm where you’ll find lots to do for all the family including Terra Mitica theme park (mini Disney World), Aqualandia Water Park and Mundamar.
Prices start from £500 per week. For more details contact Julie on: 0121 554 3434/ 07989582820 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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The Jewellery Quarter Association Ltd.
(Established 1989) (incorporating the Jewellery Quarter Conservation Area)
March 2012 Newsletter
Maintaining the balance between our heritage and modern city living and working. President/Hon Sec. Marie E Haddleton; Chairman Geoff Shuttleworth, Vice Chairman Ken Schoﬁeld; IT Director/ Treasurer Mark Haddleton; Dave Keay, Brian Craddock (Han Jewellery), Dave Mahony, Jilly Cosgrove, John Bunce, Mrs C Scouby and Chris Booth. Co-opted Board members: Doug Timmis.
fasts where sponsorship is not appropriate. Also sponsorship of 10 JQA Newsletters and the annual Students Prize for Craftsmanship. The JQA is truly grateful for this grant towards the running of the JQA - all directors etc. give their time free of charge.
It was a lovely day out, especially for the Dayus family - hope you enjoy the item in Trade Talk.
The JQA Breakfast held on 23rd February at The Rope Walk was well attended and, fortunately, the weather was kind. Dave Mahony (Chairman Jewellery Quarter Development Trust) and Andy Munro (BIDS) outlined the details of the two schemes. Next JQA Breakfast: Thursday 19th April 8.00/9.00 The Rope
Walk - Marie Haddleton presents ‘The Slums of Hockley’. (After my ad-lib speech at the Dayus event, several people have asked me to do a ‘talk’ to the wider audience, and, as no one has come forward to speak at the next Breakfast on 19th April, I will do just that! The subject I have chosen this time is ‘The Slums of Hockley’ hope you can make it. It would be good if someone could step forward to give a presentation at one of the JQA breakfasts this year.
Welcome to new members: A. Garwolinski; Anna Gibson; William Boon; York Laurent and Sjolander Dacruz and thank you to existing members for renewing their membership this year.
Marie E Haddleton - Hon President/Hon Secretary
To: JQA, York House, 22 Frederick Street, B1 3HE. Tel 0121 212 2275. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Name: . ....................................................................................... Company: ..................................................................................
Ladywood Ward Community Chest
We are very pleased to announce that we have secured some more funding for 2012 from the ‘Ladywood Ward Community Chest Fund’ to help with the everincreasing costs of administration etc. The grant includes money towards the cost of any break-
Address: ..................................................................................... .................................................................................................... Post Code: ................................................................................. Tel No: ................................ I/we wish to attend the JQA Breakfast on Thursday 19th April 2012 at The Rope Walk. Presentation ‘The Slums of Hockley’ by Marie Haddleton. 8.00-9.00 Numbers attending: ............. I am a member of the JQA: YES/NO.
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Tools for the Job, with easy to follow steps: Step 1: Forming Your Screws With your chosen metal already formed into a bracelet style of your choice, it’s time to create your ‘screws’.
Use the disc cutter and jewellers hammer to cut your evenly sized and perfectly shaped screws. 1. Disc Cutter - Precision tool for cutting discs with ease and accuracy, Ref: D20869 @ .......... £26.25
2. Chisel Hammer - Used in a wide variety of
metal working, Ref: H19525 @ .................... £4.60
Step 3: Styling Solder your screw style discs onto your bracelet. To do this use your soldering third hand to hold your bracelet steady and your mini soldering torch and accessories to give it that authentic, urban look. 5. Soldering Third Hand - Including transite board for heat
resistance, Ref: S31899 @ ................................................... £27.85
6. Swiss Mini Soldering Torch - Hand held and easy to use,
The Urban Styl 7
Ref: M4184 @ ........................................................................ £28.65
7. Auflux Soldering Solution - To prevent stains and marks,
Ref: C4354 @ ........................................................................ £11.95
8. Flux Brush - For an easy application,
Ref: B9624 @ .............................................................................. .95p
9. Extra Long Soldering Tweezers - With heat resistant grips,
Ref: T31950@ ......................................................................... £1.75
10. Insulating Paste - Protect your ‘screws’ from oxidation marks,
and solder joints, Ref: I0881 @ .............................................. £5.95
11. Silver Solder - Use Extra Easy or Medium solder on alternate
‘screws’ to avoid melting joints already made. - Extra Easy, Ref: J9296 @ .............................£5.10 - Medium, Ref: J9298 @ .............................£7.80 For illustration purposes, some sequences have been omitted.
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Step 2: Giving it the ‘Screw’ Look Take your even discs and score them using the bent scribe, holding the disc firmly in place with the parallel pliers to give them an authentic look. 3. Parallel Pliers - Ideal for holding and gripping evenly, Ref: P4753 @ .........................£17.95 4. Set of 3 Scribers - For all angles and sizes, Ref: S31911 @ ......................................£4.35
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Marie Haddleton and from the Editorial team.
Arthur - What a time to depart for that great Jewellery Quarter in the sky - although we know you will be welcomed there! There is hardly anyone in the Jewellery Quarter who did not know Arthur, everyone has benefitted in some way from his kindness and sound business advice. An obituary is within these pages.
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For those of you who couldn’t make it to the unveiling of the Kathleen Dayus memorial plaque, some images and words inside. Kath’s daughter and granddaughters all enjoyed their family day out and did not leave the Quarter until late afternoon.
There is so much talk in the news at the moment about ‘rickets’ and ‘child poverty’, it has been suggested that I ‘talk’ at the next JQA breakfast about ‘The slums of Hockley’ and as no other presenter has stepped forward for this particular breakfast, I will be more than happy to do this, also bringing in the history of St Paul’s School. If you want to attend please join the JQA - see their Newsletter page this issue.
There are a couple of very interesting planning applications in the pipeline: Camden Street/Legge Lane/Sloane Street. It is proposed to build small town houses in ‘court sets’ similar to the original back-to-back houses which were built in the 1800s (but with indoor sanitation and running water!) Camden Street School House where Kathleen Dayus attended is included in the scheme but will be one of the ‘difficult’ buildings to work on - it will need a great deal of under-pinning etc which will be very difficult with such a narrow passageway, but it has been done before - Dave Keay managed it with the old ‘Clissold’ building in Vyse Street. Dave has tackled successfully some of the most difficult derelict buildings in the Quarter, including the Cemetery Lodge and the burned out building in Vyse Street. Dave is of course also responsible for the Health Centre in Warstone Lane. ‘Reeves Badges’ A planning application has been lodged which includes opening up the ‘shopping’ at the back of Reeves’ Badges building in the Industrial Middle and create live/work units. The proposed improvements to the front elevations are particularly attractive. (Some badges (and original machinery) has been ‘saved’ and will be on display in The Pen Room.
Derelict Toilets on Icknield Street
The derelict public toilets on Icknield Street have been sold at auction for £50,000. The purchaser says it will be used for ‘retail’. Hope the trees won’t be cut down! Marie Haddleton Editor
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News School of Jewellery 2012 Short Course Programme The School of Jeweller y has launched its highly acclaimed summer programme of inspirational and affordable short courses on 1st March. Courses have been continuously developed over the last 20 years and are taught by the very best practitioners from industry and academia in the School’s well-equipped studio workshops. The School of Jewellery is the perfect place for professionals or beginners to obtain expert training, make useful jewellery industry contacts, and enjoy learning in the heart of Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter Summer: Courses are from one to five days in duration and begin at the
Police Report As we approach Spring and lighter mornings and evenings, the issues we face also change. As the number of visitors to the district increase steadily we need to be aware of those people who are here for reasons of criminality. The policing team will respond to any intelligence relating to persons coming to the area to sell property that may be stolen in Burglaries or Robberies elsewhere. It is critical that information is passed quickly, either through the retail radio or via patrolling officers, as that will best ensure that those persons are
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Trade Talk from around the Jewellery Quarter and more. end of June. The course selection offered provides a wide range of courses for; • Beginners: Introductory practical workshops • Professionals: Master-classes experienced makers • Retailers: Product knowledge and valuation courses • Open to all: One-day taster courses in various techniques. Bespoke: Courses are a selected range of specially developed anytime one-day courses, ideal for those requiring intensive professional training in: Electroforming, Polishing, Anodising & Colouring Aluminium, Enamelling, 3D Scanning / CAD / Rapid Prototyping, Milling or Lathe use, Laser Welding (Rofin), and Diamonds or Gemmology. Bespoke one-day sessions can be arranged at any time subject to tutor availability. stopped and checked out, as there should be an officer in the Quarter most days of the week. Begging has reduced but will continue to be an issue. Our (least) favourite beggar has now been awarded a CRASBO, banning him from the Jewellery Quarter and St. Pauls. Others will follow if required and we are still progressing a blanket ban on begging in the area. Remember, begging is an offence per se and should not be encouraged. It takes money out of the pockets of legitimate charities, street entertainers and licensed Big Issue sellers who are trying to earn money legitimately. Please let us know about any ongoing problems. The policing team are taking a robust look at the issues of one-way streets and speeding on some of our main routes. It is accepted that these have both been problems for a while, but we will be conducting regular operations to tackle both issues in future months. The policing teams’ long-term future has been secured and you should continue to see familiar faces patrolling the district for some time
to come. If you feel that you have not received suitable attention from your neighbourhood team, stick the kettle on and demand we pop in for a cuppa! Two recent arrests at late night bars for theft have been because of excellent work by security staff. Such offences are reducing, but are still an issue. Do not just keep an eye out for your bag when you are out, but keep half an eye on those belonging to others. Someone else might just prevent the theft of your own bag and contents, especially if you believe in karma! Crime in all categories has fallen over the last twelve months and whilst there will always be criminality, there is no reason why by working together, levels cannot fall even further. It is perhaps true for once, (without being complacent) at least in the JQ and St. Pauls, that the fear of crime is worse than the reality - let us keep it that way! Sergeant Matt McVeigh BIRMINGHAM WEST & CENTRAL LPU Jewellery Quarter NHT Supervisor Vyse Street Police Station
Obituary Arthur William Stanley ‘It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the death of Arthur William Stanley of” Stanley’s the Jewellers.” Arthur passed away at 10.15a.m on 13th March 2012 after a battle bravely fought against cancer. He will be deeply missed by everybody who knew and loved him. Arthur spent the last 36 years in the Jewellery Quarter building a very successful business. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work and determination. Starting from a small room with a polishing motor, with just his wife Valerie and his sister Alison helping him, to two retail shops and workshops employing 24 staff. Arthur’s two children Scott and Samantha (with husband Jason) later joined the company along with other sister Dorothy and nephew Mark. Arthur treated all the staff as family, while keeping a tight rein on things, would also be there for anyone needing his help. There will be nobody that could fill the gap that Arthur has left. He will remain in our memory, so Arthur rest in peace; from all our hearts we love you.
Jewellery Show Closes with Record Number of Buyers The 29th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, the second largest of its kind in the world, drew a record-breaking 38,000 buyers, up three per cent over the previous year. Buyers from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, the Chinese mainland and South Africa) were up eight per cent. “Rapid economic development in the emerging markets, especially the Chinese mainland, has resulted in an expanding middle-class, which in turn is creating huge product demand. The HKTDC will continue to step up publicity in these emerging markets to help Hong Kong SMEs capitalise on the opportunities.” Busy Exhibitors More than 3,100 exhibitors from 48 countries and regions took part in the show. First-time exhibitor Sandjewels, an Argentina brand, succeeded in attracting buyers with its black onyx jewellery. “We have had business discussions with buyers from Brazil, Russia and Eastern Europe, and have made ourselves better known to Asian buyers, so our show objectives have been met,” said the company’s Richard Frounjian. Jean Baptiste Senoble, a representative of Switzerland’s Senoble & Bryl SA, said the company was taking part in the show for the first time. “Our customers are high-end jewellers and
collectors, mainly based in the United States and Europe, but we want to move into Asia, and this is why we are here. We are particularly keen to develop the Chinese market, but we have also talked with buyers from Japan, Singapore and Taiwan.” Raymond Ng, Director of Hong Kong’s Yokee Hong Diamonds Jewellery Ltd, said he valued the mainland market and the Indian market in particular. “Mainland buyers are more eager to place orders. Some of them have even placed orders and made money transfers without even seeing the products in question,” he said. Konstantin Zakirov, a buyer from Russia, said he attended the show “to source silver, cubic zirconia, gold and diamond jewellery. I have already met some good suppliers from Hong Kong and Thailand. And I am going to place US$1-US$2 million worth of orders here.” Australian buyer Antonia Algeri said that the presence of exhibitors from all over the world, and the great variety on offer, “allowed me to buy all my favourite products in one go.”
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Young Dramatists Forge Own Path Into Creative Sector A groundbreaking theatre group run by young people from across Birmingham is to bring Shakespeare to life when they stage a performance of The Tempest in a disused factory building. Theatre Ark is a company of 20 young members aged 14-20 who are developing the skills to run their own theatre company. Its aim is to forge a new learning route into employment, through developing skilled and experienced young artists and arts managers with an independent voice on the city’s art scene. They are supported by theatre professionals who develop opportunities for creative management and administration, in balance with a firm perspective on presenting the experience of young people in the city through high quality arts products. The company has based itself in the city’s most exciting and challenging venue – the A.E. Harris Warehouse in the Jewellery Quarter – and makes innovative use of space to create exciting theatre and film events. Theatre Ark is working on the second stage of a year-long project called The Name of Action. This follows an exciting and acclaimed series of experimental films using Shakespeare texts to explore the fears, frustrations and aspirations of young people in Birmingham, and the contradictory forces shaping the city’s next generation in the aftermath of the riots. The company intends that the second stage of the project - its bold and immersive theatre production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest - will further employ the Bard’s language and imagery, in combination with its own energy and distinctive approach, to resonate with the lives and experiences of today’s young audiences. The Tempest is commonly acknowledged as Shakespeare’s last play and is infused with the myths and realities of an ever-expanding, far-flung world at the turn of the 17th Century. It deals with themes of mastery and servitude, devotion and treachery,
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love and loathing. Prospero, usurped Duke of Milan and self-taught sorcerer, conjures the forces of nature and the island’s spirits in order to manipulate his enemies, friends and family alike and bend them to his greater purpose. But is that purpose revenge or redemption? In addition, what will be its resolution? Arts Council funding has enabled the company to realize its aspiration to take on its first young employees, one as a part-time Theatre Project Assistant and the other as a Creative Apprentice. The company is planning the next stage of its growth and looking forward to building on
its achievements with the support of local people, and in particular the business community. If you would like to support Theatre Ark’s development the company warmly welcomes offers of training, advice, contacts and sponsorship. “Watch out for Theatre Ark because this is an example of Birmingham’s future which we should all try to support. If ever there’s a group to watch it’s these youngsters.” - Steve McCabe, MP The Tempest is on at AE Harris Warehouse on Wed 4th – Sat 7th April. Tickets for The Tempest are £5.50 - £8.50 and can be booked at http://theatreark.eventbrite.co.uk
BSW 2012 ‘Festival of Silver’ British Silver Week 2012 Festival of Silver brings together over 100 of the UK’s finest silversmiths in selling exhibitions displaying contemporary silversmithing pieces as practical and sculptural works of art. All the participating silversmiths are highly trained craftsmen with passion and talent that is demonstrated through their unique designs. This year we are particularly excited by hosting the very first silversmithing exhibition at the new Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell this July. “We consider that there have rarely been more fine silversmiths working in Britain at the same time. When we exhibited in Europe recently the pundits were amazed by the quantity and quality of the silversmiths’ work we displayed. There truly is a renaissance of British silversmithing at the moment,” Gordon Hamme MD of British Silver Week
Pangolin London 12th-18th May 2012 www.pangolinlondon.com Festival of Silver 12th-16th May Enamellers and Engravers 17th May Rising Stars 18th May Goldsmiths’ Centre Exhibition 10th-14th July www.goldsmiths-centre.org Desire Fair Dates below www.craftinfocus.com Richmond 2nd-4th March 2012 Private View 1st March Henley-on-Thames 22nd-24th June 2012 Winchester 16th-18th November 2012.
John Higgins Contemporary Silver, Lindfield TBC contemporarysilver@ live.com Styles Silver, Hungerford TBC www.styles-silver.co.uk William & Son, Mayfair TBC www.williamandson.com, Hamilton & Inches, Edinburgh TBC www.hamiltonandinches. com Hamilton & Inches, Knightsbridge TBC www.hamiltonandinches. com
Goldsmiths’ Centre Exhibition - 10-14 July
This is the very first silversmithing event at the brand new Goldsmiths’ Centre in Clerkenwell; a creative development for designer makers.
Winding Ways Vase Miriam Hanid
The collection has been chosen by prominent dealers and collectors to demonstrate the renaissance of British silversmithing in our generation. Throughout the week, visitors can see a huge range of silver objects created by British designers, meet the makers and attend seminars by some of the curators. It is also a chance to see firsthand, the new building that will be at the heart of this creative field. Silversmiths represented by: • Brett Payne • John Higgins Contemporary Silver • Pearson Collection • Styles Silver • William & Son • Seminars by John Andrew, curator of the Pearson Collection and Derek Styles of Styles Silver on Wednesday 11 July 2.00pm – 4.00pm Now in its fifth year British Silver Week has benefited hugely from patronage and sponsorship by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ as a lead patron the UK Assay Offices, trade organizations, the Duke of Devonshire and Lord Cunliffe. The original launch at Goldsmiths’
Hall set the tone for British Silver Week in 2008. Over 40,000 people saw a major exhibition in 2009 at Chatsworth House, the home of the Duke of Devonshire, a renowned contemporary silver collector. In the last four years 65 selling exhibitions in England, Scotland and Wales, Germany and Malaysia have sold more than £1 million of contemporary silverware. After the successful exhibition in Kuala Lumpur and Penang last year with the retailer OE Jewellery, BSW is looking to take part in further international exhibitions this year. BSW exhibited at the Inhorgenta international trade fair held from 10-13 February 2012 in Munich. This premier European trade fair has the renowned ‘New Designers Forum’; a specially designed exhibition area where international retailers and galleries can discuss sales and exhibitions. The Pearson Collection is being featured at the Goldsmiths’ Centre from 10-14 July, it is one of Britain’s largest privately held post-war silver collections. March 2012 The Hockley Flyer
Biggest Stories of the Month.
A Grand Day Out by Marie Haddleton
On 12th March at 12 noon, a small but enthusiastic crowd gathered in the brand new ‘Dayus Square’ in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Dayus Square (junction Albion Street/Carver Street/Legge Lane) has been created to commemorate Kathleen Dayus (born in 1903) who was the author of a series of books about her life, living and working in the slums of Hockley in the early 1900’s. Kath’s first book was ‘Her People’, (which won the J.R. Ackerly Prize for autobiography (1982), then followed ‘Where There’s Life’, All My Days and ‘The Best of Times’. Kath was awarded an honorary Master of Arts degree by the University of Birmingham in 1992. All of Kath’s books were brought together by Joanna Goldsworthy into one book ‘The Girl from Hockley’. (ISBN 1-84408-302-0). Kath, and her daughter Jean Rainey, re-visited Hockley many times in later years and became firm friends with Doug Timmis (former Manager of Barclays Bank and founder director/ Treasurer of The Jewellery Quarter Association). At one time Kath teamed up with Ron ‘Smudge’ Smith (Local Artist and Author - ‘A Paddle in Hockley Brook’ being one of his books) and Marie Haddleton (Author of ‘The History & Guide to The Jewellery Quarter Issues 1 and 2) to sign their books and give talks at various venues, including the Jewellery Quarter Museum, (all arranged by Doug). One particularly memorable evening was the ‘Millennium Evening of Nostalgia’, which was held in the Lecture Theatre at the School of Jewellery - this was arranged by Doug Timmis to celebrate the approach to a new Millennium, the Centenary of Birmingham Settlement, and the 10th Anniversary of the JQA. Professor Carl Chinn was MOC and he introduced Sir Adrian Cadbury, Ron ‘Smudge’ Smith and Kathleen Dayus, who all said ‘a few words’ and were presented with flowers by the JQA Chairman The Rt
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Cllr Tim Huxtable & Jean (Kath’s daughter) with brand new ‘Dayus Square’ sign.
Hon Prof. Freddie Troman. Kath was also present during the day when hundreds of balloons were released by the Clock, all broadcast live with Sue Beardsmore (BBC Midlands Today). On one visit Kath suddenly noticed some railings across the windows of Boddenham & Shorthouse (Legge Lane) - she darted across the road shouting excitedly: “The railings are still there - it’s where the workmen used to put crusts and apple cores etc. on the spikes, for us hungry kids to eat as a treat!” Kath also ‘unveiled’ the piece of ‘pavement trail’ outside The Assay Office. Doug and Marie, amongst others, arranged for a fun day for Kath’s 100th birthday, but sadly she died just before
the big day. There was some ‘Section 106’ money available from a nearby development and it was agreed that this should be spent on a memorial plaque for this much-loved character, and also to upgrade the area around the George & Dragon and Camden Street schoolrooms by resurfacing the area and providing a bench and planting a tree (probably the first tree to be planted in the area for 30 years!) The George & Dragon has been derelict for many years but the latest good news is that the refurbishment of the pub itself and the redevelopment of adjoining buildings (which already has planning permission) will shortly be carried out. A meeting took place between The
Kath ‘unveiling’ part of the Pavement Trail outside the Birmingham Assay office.
Kath and daughter Jean looking pleased with their flowers at the Millennium Evening of Nostalgia.
Sculpture by Peter Walker A.R.B.S. A.R.B.S.A.
Jewellery Quarter Association The JQ Neighbourhood Forum, Doug Timmis and Mark Gamble (BCC Project Officer) to look at various sculpture designs and it was decided that the work of Peter Walker A.R.B.S. A.R.B.S.A. was the most appropriate. Wording from Kath’s books are inscribed on the artwork which represents the cascading leafs of a book. Marie Haddleton (Hon President of The Jewellery Quarter Association) was invited to open proceedings and she then handed over the unveiling to Cllr Tim Huxtable Cabinet Member for Transport, Environment and Regen-
eration) who said: “This project will not only enhance the quality of life and the street scene in the immediate vicinity, but will also further enhance and celebrate the cultural heritage which makes the Jewellery Quarter such a unique and renowned attraction.” Jean was accompanied by two of Kath’s granddaughters (one had inspired Kath to use her diaries and notes to write her first book). Unfortunately, one granddaughter was unable to attend, but was represented by another member of the family. Marie presented all four ladies with a solid silver hallmarked bookmark, including
the special Hallmark for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The bookmarks were donated by The Jewellery Quarter Association. In the future it is planned to provide a Kathleen Dayus Trail through the Quarter to places mentioned in her books, ending at Spencer Point. This is the idea of Dave Mahony (previous Chairman of The Jewellery Quarter Association). Kath herself would have enjoyed this ‘Grand Day Out’ but her family certainly appreciated it and stayed drinking coffee outside Fredericks until late afternoon, enjoying the unusually warm sunshine for mid-March. These events cannot take place without the support of lots of people and I will try to remember everyone. Cllr Tim Huxtable, Mark Gamble, Doug Timmis, Peter Walker, Ken Schofield, Dave Keay, Ross Bellamy, Gilly Cosgrove and Laura Butler of Barques Design, The Assay Office, Andy Munro, JQMI, JQNF, Dave Mahony, Maguire Jackson, Stephen Whittaker and media representatives. Sadly Prof. Carl Chinn had to send his apologies as he couldn’t attend this event. March 2012 The Hockley Flyer
Association For Contemporary Jewellery Diamond Jubilee Exhibition The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is proud to be presenting a touring exhibition of jewellery specially designed and made on the theme of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Thirty-two makers have created pieces especially for the event, resulting in a wide variety of individual interpretations in precious and nonprecious materials. All the participating designers have embraced the theme of Jubilee celebration with style, irreverence, humour and panache. Crushed gemstones, sweets and jellies, ribbon, graphite powder, flocked and sublimated materials, rub shoulders with diamonds, silver and 18ct gold, in a glorious celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s sixty years reign. All the pieces were selected by a distinguished judging panel chaired by Professor Jack Cunningham, which included Corinne Julius, Jacqueline Gestetner, Joanna Hardy, Kath Libbert and Karen Dell’Armi. Leading jewellery designers taking part include Stephen Bottomley, Kelvin J Birk, Maria Hanson, and Zoe
Diamond Jubilee - at School of Jewellery Marie Brennan, Business Relations Manager at The Birmingham Assay Office attended the private viewing of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery Members’ Exhibition 2012 ‘Diamond Jubilee’ at the School of Jewellery yesterday. Marie commented that it is “A fantastic exhibition and well worth a look.” The exhibition is now open to the public so make sure that you get yourself down to The School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, Vittoria Street, Birmingham, B1 3PA. before it finishes on the 30th March 2012.
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Robertson. The exhibition opened at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, and then starts its tri-nation tour to Llantrisant, South Wales before showing at the newly opened Goldsmiths’ Centre, London – the first exhibition to be held there after its own opening Royal exhibition. This is a testament to the Association’s high profile, and to the Centre’s commitment to showing work in non-traditional as well as traditional materials, and used in non-
plants have suddenly disappeared in mid season as workmen have come along with their weed killer sprays. This also means that the small birds, which one used to see, have gradually disappeared although we have a plethora of pigeons and seagulls. What has replaced these car parks and sprung up where previously people worked producing wealth for the area? Block after block full of small, expensive dwellings, for fashionable people to buy for investment, and let to students and young people. The retail businesses, like the RBSA, depend on their customers being able to find car-parking places around the area. I am sure that is one factor contributing to a local decline in sales. New blocks are still being started whilst existing apartments are increasingly difficult to let. I believe it was a very good policy to build some apartments in the Quarter but the rush for profit that has resulted has changed its nature totally; our environment is becoming impoverished - the promises of a Jewellery Quarter Village where the opinions of the local workers would be taken into account have all been broken. In the end the places where we live and work are taken completely out of our control and we are all the poorer for it.
(First printed in RBSA Newsletter - Michele White). I first came to work in the Jewellery Quarter as a student in the early 1980s. It was a different world then. Apart from the warrens full of little workshops, many of which still exist, there were large buildings where jewellery was produced for the mass market. Dotted between the buildings were many small car parks, rather unkempt with margins where ‘weeds’ grew in profusion, particularly buddleia, (the butterfly bush), thistles, groundsel, ragwort, rosebay willow herb, nettles and many more; all the untidy native plants which happily grow where no one takes care of them and on which live so many different insects. There were beautiful butterflies to be seen, tortoiseshells, peacocks, painted ladies. In particular, one, which I soon learnt, was a day flying moth with lovely cerise markings the cinnabar moth. The fascinating caterpillars, orange and black striped living on groundsel and ragwort, could be seen everywhere. Now as I walk between my workshop in Warstone Lane and the RBSA gallery I rarely see the caterpillars and never see the moths. On the two occasions in recent years when I have seen them the food
ACJ Diamond Jubilee Exhibition at-
• Birmingham School of Jewellery, March 12 to 30 • Llantrisant Gallery, May 1 to 31 • Goldsmiths’ Centre, Clerkenwell, London, June 11 to 16; • SH Gallery, Edinburgh, July 2 to 28 • North Glasgow College, August 27 to 31.
its 8-strong team, having joined the company three years ago after 10 years in jewellery retailing and 20 years in sales and marketing for major UK manufacturers.
JQ HIGHLIGHTS tt My Jewellery Quarter @ MyJQ Almost run over AGAIN crossing Great Charles St & Newhall St jnctn by a motorist ignoring the green man - time for some cameras? tt Pen Room Museum @ thepenroom Pen Room Museum & Learning Centre fascinating for kids & adults alike. Visit soon tt Toye Kenning&Spencer @ toyekennings - We are listed as a “British Great” We need everyone to get behind us and vote! tt Blue Orange Theatre@BlueOrangeThtr - Treasure Island rehearsals well underway, going to be a good one
Gary Baines, new executive director of product design and development, Stuller
Gemvison Europe & Stuller Strengthen Ties
Gary Baines, managing director of Gemvision Europe, is to join parent company Nor th America based DTC Sightholder Stuller as executive director of product design and development, strengthening activities between the two companies. The move enables Gemvision to provide continuous development of its innovative technology and customised digital solutions for the UK jewellery industry. Gemvision formed a strategic partnership with global jewellery connoisseur Stuller in 2009 with the aim of enhancing customisation tools for retail jewellers. The partnership produced CounterSketch Studio, a 3D jewellery design platform that allows retailers to work together with customers to design their own uniquely personalised jewellery. “Gemvision and Stuller have set a benchmark for jewellery design software by evolving the art of jewellery design in a way that’s never been seen before,” said Gary. “I’m looking forward to developing our design libraries within CounterSketch, ensuring that our UK customers have access to the very best in cutting edge and relevant styling.” The new structure within Gemvision Europe’s UK operation sees Graham Dicks move up to sales manager at its Leeds base. He takes charge of
Graham Dicks, who becomes UK sales manager at Gemvision Europe
Meanwhile Norman Matthews take greater responsibility under his role as Gemvision Europe manager of finance and administration. Other senior level moves also see Jeff High, founder of Gemvision 20 years ago, joining Stuller as executive vice president, Gemvision and innovation solutions. He continues his responsibilities with Gemvision, and will co-ordinate activities between it and Stuller. President and CEO of Stuller, Jay Jackson said: “Gary’s exceptional experience in jewellery design aligns perfectly with our goal of bringing the latest in virtual solutions to independent retailers. “We’re excited that he’s accepted our invitation to relocate to Lafayette, Louisiana and look forward to the valuable insight he’ll bring to our operation.” Founded over 20 years ago by retail jeweller Jeff High, Gemvision has a heritage as a company of jewellers helping other jewellers use technology to express their creativity and enhance their bottom line. With facilities in the UK, the United States and a global network of authorised dealers, Gemvision brings jewellers and technology together with innovative Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/ CAM) products.
tt My Jewellery Quarter @ MyJQ - A pathetic misuse of democracy by self publicist John Bull in Red Light Zone in #JQ Mayoral pledge tt My Jewellery Quarter @MyJQ - Good to hear @jqassociation breakfast Police plans to tackle speeding cars and drivers ignoring one way streets in the Jewellery Quarter tt My Jewellery Quarter @MyJQ - RT @ TommyTank86: I’ve lived in the Jewellery Quarter for nearly a year and never visited the pen museum <- @ thepenroom highly recommend tt Two Towers Brewery@TwoTowersBrew @MyJQ @nebolland @pigsonthewing Thank you for the mention MyJQ. Just to say that we have just launched WATT? after James of course. tt calderpeel @ calderpeel - Planning submitted for new mix of housing in #jewelleryquarter, proposal for former school house off Legge Lane @MyJQ tt Birmingham Museums @ BM_AG Pugin Bicentenary 2012 http://t.co/ e5lm1Z8E Formal opening of the bicentenary celebrations at St Chad’s Cathedral on March 1st.
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Prestigious Exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum
Contemporary British Silversmiths is delighted to announce it has been invited by the Victoria and Albert Museum to create a display to complement its much-anticipated major exhibition, British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age. Part of the V&A’s British Design Season, it has been chosen to represent the state of the art in contemporary silverware and this showcase will take an imaginative look at the theme Fit for Purpose. Fifty-two established and up-and-coming silversmiths from around the UK will be creating unique work on the theme of Fit for Purpose: a practical and conceptual exploration of silver, which will be exhibited within the Museum’s Silver Galleries and is supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company. In addition, all work will bear the new Diamond Jubilee commemorative hallmark, which will be struck only during 2012, alongside the 2012 UK hallmark, making these objects historically significant and collectable. The exhibition will take an imaginative look at the idea of ‘Fit for Purpose’. Each objects’ function will be explored through the medium of silver, both practical and conceptual, with each piece described by its purpose. The display will include work by some of the best practising British silversmiths today. Clive Burr, Chairman of Contemporary British Silversmiths said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been invited to exhibit at the V&A, particularly in such a significant year. As the leading independent association for contemporary silversmithing, we have been active both nationally and internationally for two decades promoting innovative thinking and excellence in British silver design and workmanship. We are thrilled to have been recognised for this and to have the opportunity to showcase our work in such a prestigious venue.”
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Eric Turner, Curator at the V&A commented: “Contemporary British Silversmiths aims to promote the highest standards of silverware design in Britain today. This collection offers supreme evidence of how its members succeed in acknowledging the rich historical heritage that is British silversmithing while equally renewing and re-inventing it.” Exhibiting alongside established members of the association, many of whom are represented in national collections, 13 new graduates will be displaying their work in this showcase of contemporary design. Contemporary British Silversmiths has long supported the next generation of silversmiths through its mentoring scheme. Upon joining, new graduate members are offered a mentor as their first point of contact and are actively encouraged to seek new skills by consulting with other members on either a one-to-one workshop basis or via telephone or email contact. Event: Fit for Purpose: a practical and conceptual exploration of silver An exhibition of contemporary silver by members of Contemporary British Silversmiths Date: 30th March – 16th September 2012 Venue: Whiteley Galleries, Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL The display is part of the V&A’s British Design Season and complements the V&A’s major spring exhibition British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age (31 March–12 August 2012), sponsored by Ernst &Young. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXHIBITORS (52): Established members (39):
Abigail Brown, Clive Burr, Stuart Cairns, Stella Campion, Julie Cham-
berlain, Angela Cork, Rebecca de Quin, Howard Fenn, Richard Fox, Wally Gilbert, Karina Gill, Rajesh Gogna, Kevin Grey, Charles Hall, Miriam Hanid, Jacqueline Harold, Rauni Higson, Kathr yn Hinton, Esther Lord, Olivia Lowe, Caroline Lytton, Helen Marriott, Shona Marsh, Alistair McCallum, Roger Millar, Cara Murphy, Peter Musson, Brett Payne, Don Porritt, Martyn Pugh, Alex Ramsay, Pamela Rawnsley, Jacqueline Scholes, Mary Ann Simmons, Lucian Taylor, Stefan Tooke, Keith Tyssen, Frances Julie Whitelaw, Brian Williamson.
Graduate members (13):
Victoria Coleman, Jemma Daniels, James Dougall, Laura Golborne, Shaun Grace, Rebecca Hill, Phil Jordan, Martin Keane, Samantha Moore, Louise Mary, Ben Ryan, Eve Claire Taylor, Hazel Thorn.
Contemporary British Silversmiths
Contemporary British Silversmiths (CBS) was launched in 1996 by a core group of professional makers determined to give a voice to a new generation of silversmiths, rich in diverse talents with a wealth of exciting new ideas. Encouraging innovative thinking and re-affirming a shared commitment to excellence in design and workmanship have been its flagship values. Over two decades the association’s many exhibitions have travelled throughout the UK, and to Holland, Germany, Denmark, Taiwan, USA and most recently Finland. These exhibitions and events showcase members’ work and provide makers with the opportunity and environment in which to explore and develop fresh ideas. Uniquely, work is specifically designed for every exhibition. Many of the members of the association are
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represented in prestigious national collections such as Downing Street, The Goldsmiths’ Company and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Contemporary British Silversmiths is dedicated to maintaining and advancing the historic craft of silversmithing within the context of contemporary design. The CBS represents a valuable forum for silversmiths throughout the country and an important point of contact for anyone interested in modern silverware.
Hallmarking and the Diamond Jubilee
This year, a special commemora-
INHORGENTA MUNICH 2012 Delights Exhibitors & Visitors Around one third of the total number of trade visitors came from outside Germany. The strongest contingents of foreign visitors came from Austria, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. The highest increases in visitor numbers were seen in the figures for the Scandinavian countries of Finland, Norway, and Sweden, and for Israel, Japan, and South Africa. Because of the economic situation, however, visitor numbers from Greece, Italy, and Spain declined. 1,134 exhibitors from 37 nations took part in the show – in absolute terms, that´s 62 exhibiting companies more than last year, or a year on-year increase of 5.8 percent. Expansion was also seen in the net exhibition space at the fair: this increased in comparison to 2011 by 4.9 percent to 33,337 square meters. INHORGENTA MUNICH once again covered a total of 66,000 square meters of space, divided over six exhibition halls at Messe München International. The changes at INHORGENTA MUNICH were well received. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman, and CEO of Messe München: “In many one-to-one talks, we gathered responses to the changes at INHORGENTA MUNICH. The result was clear: The changes are welcomed – over the course of the fair; even the critics changed their mind towards a favourable view.
tive hallmark has been designed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the second British Monarch to serve for 60 years. All work in the Fit for Purpose exhibition will feature this mark, which is only available during 2012 and will be struck alongside the conventional 2012 UK hallmark. This commemorative hallmark follows on from previous historical marks such as the Silver Jubilee of George and Mary in 1935, the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953, the Silver Jubilee in 1975, the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and the Millennium.
Hallmarking is the oldest form of consumer protection, dating back to 1300. Therefore, as well as guaranteeing the purity of the metal of the work, this unique hallmark will make these items historically significant and collectable. As our members come from locations across the UK, the Jubilee mark will be accompanied by individual makers’ marks alongside the Assay Office marks of London, Birmingham, Sheffield or Edinburgh.
Already it is clear that there will be lots of new exhibitors at INHORGENTA MUNICH in 2013, also many existing exhibitors want to book larger booths.” Exhibitors from all segments confirmed a high level of order activity. One of them, Jörg Gellner, Managing Director of Gellner, put it like this: “INHORGENTA MUNICH is the most important barometer for our 2012 collection. This year, too, our sales have been very good and we are very pleased. Great customers and a great mood! Also, Frank Heringer, Director of the Diamond Group, said: “It´s a great atmosphere at INHORGENTA MUNICH – we are very happy to be taking part. We are delighted with the entire concept. The quality and the quantity of visitors is outstanding – we will be leaving this fair with very full order books. Next year, the Diamond Group will most certainly be taking part again in INHORGENTA MUNICH.” One major factor in the success of INHORGENTA MUNICH was the new and clearly structured hall layouts, which gave improved orientation within the very broad spectrum covered at the fair, from luxury, gemstones, design and lifestyle through to technology, packaging and marketing. The new look in the halls, complete with stylishly designed communication and relaxation zones, also worked very well. Norbert Jensen, Managing Director of Näher & Jensen, Raymond Weil: “What we at Raymond Weil noticed particularly this year is the excellent segmentation at the fair, the brisk order activity and the overall positive mood. From our point of view the fair has developed extremely positively.”
The visitor survey, conducted by market researchers Gelszus, highlighted the positive mood among the international participants: 95 percent of the visitors to INHORGENTA MUNICH gave the fair overall a top rating of “good to excellent.” Their response to the question about the future importance of the fair, over 30 percent said that it would gain in significance. Bas van Greven, Ripassa Jewellers, Netherlands: “INHORGENTA MUNICH is a well organized fair that I very much enjoy visiting. The location of Munich is an ideal place for a trade show and very easy to reach. It offers lots of scope for good talks, with quiet lounges. The range on show at the exhibitors’ booths this year – particularly in high-value jewellery – was exceptionally attractive.” Stuart Moore, Design Jewellery shops in New York, Newport Beach and San Francisco, USA: “INHORGENTA MUNICH is the most important trade fair for us. It is an excellent place for one-stop-shopping – all our relevant partners are at this fair. The excellent service of the Top Buyers programme, the atmosphere in the halls, the quality of the exhibitors and especially the outstanding young designers in Hall C2 – this makes the trade fair so unique. We are going to exhibit also next year with our own brand.” Oliver Rapport, Director, M.A. Rapport, Great Britain: “INHORGENTA MUNICH is a very well-organised trade fair. As first time exhibitors, we are pleased with the amount of interesting contacts we have made from all over Europe. It has been a very worthwhile experience.” March 2012 The Hockley Flyer
Property Planning Matters GENERAL
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 survive by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications.
New Applications 2012/02085/PA 54-56 Albion Street Hockley Birmingham B1 3EA. Change of use from a factory (Use Class B2) to a Heritage visitor attraction (Use Class D1). 21-032012. 2012/01861/PA 12 Regent Parade Birmingham B1 3NS. Listed Buildings Consent for demolition of internal walls in connection with mixed use development to create 1 no. commercial unit and 3 no. residential units. 13-03-2012. 2012/01860/PA 12 Regent Parade Birmingham B1 3NS. Mixed use development to create 1 no. commercial unit and 3 no. residential units. 13-03-2012. 2012/01834/PA 132 Icknield Street The Kettleworks Hockley Birmingham. Application for a new planning permission to replace an extant Conservation Area Consent 2008/06509/PA for the partial demolition of building to allow for conversion of existing building into office and mixed use accommodation and multi-storey car park, including an additional set back storey at roof level, creation of a public square and pedestrian link. 12-03-2012. 2012/01790/PA 64 Water Street Birmingham B3 1HP. Change of use of ground floor from offices (Use Class B1) to centre for people with special needs (Use Class D1). 12-03-2012.
Planning Applications and Decisions from the Jewellery Quarter.
Construction of rooftop extension to provide hotel conference accommodation. Demolition of rear wing to allow for construction of 24 bedroom extension to existing hotel. 27-02-2012 2012/01394/PA 27-28 Pemberton Street Birmingham B18 6NY. Application to replace an extant planning permission 2008/06415/PA for a change of use of light industrial building to 5 residential units. 27-02-2012 2012/01394/PA 27-28 Pemberton Street Birmingham B18 6NY. Application to replace an extant planning permission 2008/06415/PA for a change of use of light industrial building to 5 residential units. 27-02-2012. 2012/01277/PA 2 Regent Street Birmingham B1 3HQ. Listed Building Consent for installation of slate roof over existing light well, general refurbishment of remainder of building and installation of new staircase, toilet and tea point. 21-02-2012 2012/01276/PA 2 Regent Street Birmingham B1 3HQ. Installation of slate roof over existing light well. 21-02-2012
2012/01172/PA 60-62 Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3JT Listed Buildings Consent for internal and external alterations to facilitate new restaurant and student flats. 16-02-2012 2012/01171/PA 60-62 Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3JT Change of use and external alterations from clothing wholesalers to restaurant (Use Class A3) and creation of 2 no. 3 bedroom student cluster flats. 16-02-2012 2012/01119/PA 90-104 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3JT. Variation of Condition C4 attached to planning approval 2009/00565/PA to retain existing facade and re-modelled to suit proposed layout including windows, also increase the height of the building. 14-02-2012
2012/01523/PA 27-28 Pemberton Street Birmingham B18 6NY. Application to replace an extant planning permission 2008/06416/PA for listed Buildings Consent for a change of use of light industrial building to 5 residential units. 01-03-2012.
2012/01001/PA Sloane House 1-7 Sloane Street Birmingham B1 3BX. Listed building consent for restorative work to exterior of 1-7 Sloane Street and renovation and restorative internal works. Removal of internal partition walls to Sloane House and creation of internal walls to form the division into 4 town houses. Demolition of 2 storey rear lean-to at 1-7 Sloane Street and selective demolition of buildings within curtilage of 1-7 Sloane Street and erection of replacement 2 storey extension. 08-02-2012
2012/01430/PA 83-85 Northwood Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1TH. Refurbishment of front of building to provide 6 bedrooms and ancillary accommodation.
2012/00954/PA Camden St/Sloane St/ Camden Drive/Legge Lane land at Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EH Conservation Area Consent for demolition works
2012/01775/PA 36/38 Camden Street Hockley Birmingham. Erection of 2 no. 2 bedroom dwellings and creation of 2 no. parking spaces. 09-03-2012.
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in association with redevelopment of site to provide 25 townhouses and 86 apartments. 07-02-2012 2012/00952/PA Camden St/Sloane St/ Camden Drive/Legge Lane land at Jewellery Quar ter Birmingham B1 3EH. Redevelopment consisting of new build, refurbishment and selective demolition to provide 25 townhouses and 86 apartments and associated development. 07-02-2012 2012/00891/PA 86 Vyse Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6HA.Replacement of existing windows, construction of boundary wall and fence, forecourt improvements and change of use to restaurant (use class A3). 03-02-2012 2012/00725/PA Domino’s Pizza 110 Constitution Hill Birmingham B19 3JS. Variation of condition 2 attached to planning approval 2011/03645/PA to allow opening of the premises between 10:00am to 5:00am Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00am on Saturday and 10:00am to 05:00am on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 30-01-2012 2012/00604/PA 90-104 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3JT. Application for replacement of associated Conservation Area Consent 2009/00564/PA in order to extend the time limit for implementation for the demolition of existing warehouse and offices (retention of facade and gable wall). 25-01-2012 2012/00604/PA 36 Vyse Street Birmingham B18 6JY. Minor material amendment attached to previous planning application 2010/04978/PA to change from a 1 no. bedroom to 2 no. bedroom live/work unit. 23-01-2012 2012/00416/PA 90-104 Constitution Hill Hockley Birmingham B19 3JT. Application to extend the time limit for implementation attached to planning approval 2009/00565/ PA for demolition of existing buildings, retention & refurbishment of the facade and gable wall of the existing frontage locally listed building and erection of new four / five storey 109 bedroom hotel. 18-01-2012 2012/00107/PA Carver Street/Pope Street - land at (site of 120 Pope Street) Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Minor material amendment attached to previous planning application 2009/02209/PA to include alterations to the elevations and omission of the basement car park. 06-01-2012 2011/06730/PA Pemberton Street Birmingham B18 6NY. Erection of 8 no. storey mews houses with associated parking and landscaping. 04-10-2011 2011/07069/PA 34 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of the existing building. 15-10-2011
New Decisions 2012/00519/PA 57 Livery Street Birmingham B3 1HA. Installation of 3 no. antenna (2 no. antenna pole mounted and 1 no. antenna within proposed GRP chimney)
and 2 no. associated equipment cabinets on the rooftop. Final Decision - Prior Approval Required and to Refuse. 2012/00469/PA Victoria Works Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter Hockley Birmingham B1 3PE. Listed Building consent for external revisions to doorways, addition of four soil pipes in courtyard and internal revisions to provide 7 live/work units. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2012/00466/PA 150-164 Spring Hill Hockley Birmingham B18 7BS. Use of site for car sales, car wash and valeting, installation of 2 no. footway crossings and siting of 3 no. ancillary buildings. Final Decision - Refuse. 2011/07069/PA 34 Carver Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3AS. Conservation Area Consent for the demolition of the existing building. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions. 2011/04237/PA 36 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QX. Listed Building Consent for the installation of a 12 metre shared flagpole radio base station, housing 6no 3g antennas and 3 no. wall mounted radio head unites with 1 no shared radio equipment cabinet. Appeal Decided - Refuse. 2011/04130/PA 36 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QX. Installation of a 12 metre shared flagpole radio base station, housing 6no 3g antennas and 3 no. wall mounted radio head unites with 1 no shared radio equipment cabinet. Appeal Decided - Refuse.
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.
Plans are available for scrutiny at the Spring Hill Library. You must register any objections (or support) to the above Applications in writing direct to Birmingham Core Strategy, 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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Dates for your Diary
Now - 13 Apr - RBSA Gallery - HISTORY MAKERS - Victoriana meets eclectic vintage finds in this exhibition featuring makers who are inspired by history and nostalgia. Now - 14 Apr - RBSA Gallery - David Brammeld RBSA Urban Landscapes - Works in acrylics, pastel and graphite exploring David’s continuing documentation of the ever-changing cityscape. On display are ‘building portraits’ full of character. Now - 09 Jun - RBSA Gallery - Andrew Matheson RBSA Known mainly for his thrown ceramics, this exhibition reflects the influence of landscape upon Andrew’s work, and features a mixture of wall panels and 3D pieces. He has been influenced by his trips to the West Highlands, the undulating hills and the silhouette of a group of trees against the skyline. 05 Apr - 15 Apr - 6.45pm weekdays, Sat/Sun different times - Blue Orange Theatre Presents: TREASURE ISLAND by Robert Louis StevensonDirected by Marcus FernandoJim Hawkins and his mother are happy running the Admiral Benbow Inn until the arrival of an old sea dog, Billy Bones. 05 Apr - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand and Pawnbrokers Jewellery 12 Apr - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Antique and Modern Jewellery 12 Apr - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Antique and Modern Jewellery 19 Apr - 8.00 - 9.00 - Jewellery Quarter Association Breakfast 19 Apr - 10.00am - Fellows Auctioneers - Secondhand and Pawnbrokers Jewellery 21 Apr - 10.00am to 3.00pm - 24 CARROTS - The Jewellery Quarter Farmers’ Market 25 Apr - 3.00pm - Jewellery Quarter Association Board York House. 27 Apr - 29 Apr - 6.45pm weekdays, Sat/Sun different times - Blue Orange Theatre Presents: LOVE! SEX! CONFUSION! Directed by Graeme Braidwood A tantalising collection of short plays dealing with romance, passion and misunderstandings. New writing that gets to the heart of human interaction. 03 May - 10.00am - Fellows & Sons Auctioneers - Jewellery & Watches 14 May - 10.00am - Fellows & Sons Auctioneers - Pocket Watches & Accessories 17 May - 10.00am - Fellows & Sons Auctioneers - Jewellery & Watches 19 May - 10.00am to 3.00pm - 24 CARROTS - The Jewellery Quarter Farmers’ Market 24 May - 10.00am - Fellows & Sons Auctioneers - Antique and Modern Jewellery 28 May - 10.00am - Fellows & Sons Auctioneers - Vintage
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Antiques & Modern Jewellery Trade Watch Repairs. Efficient Service at Competitive Prices (35 Years Experience)
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR QUALITY WORKMANSHIP, VALUE FOR MONEY AND EXPERTISE? IF YOUR ANSWER IS YES! CONTACT ME NOW, OR VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE SERVICES I CAN OFFER YOUR BUSINESS
ERIC GOODBY : 0121-233 2122 Or call in at:
89 SPENCER STREET, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM, B18 6DE.
ALBION GOLD LLP Gold plating, pen plating and general finishing. Fast, reliable & secure service. No job to small/large, single items up to large runs. 15 years manufacturing experience. Car parking available. 0121 551 0777 or 07904 722390 Hockley Hill, Birmingham B18 5AN
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Diamond Setting Co 13F Pitsford Street Birmingham B18 6LJ 0121 515 4293
SUPERB CASTING EQUIPMENT Galloni FE-65 excellent casting £800 o.n.o. Furnace wax burnout superb Kilncars model “A” plus Eurotherm 818P temp control £1000. Vacuum pump Busch R50006 C/E plus tank and air inlet complete - fantastic- £1100. All supplied and maintained by Michael Williams. Precision equipment. Please contact:- Jack Thwaites. Tel: 01298 871999.
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Hockley Medical Practice Pharmacy 100 Warstone Lane, Birmingham B18 6DZ. Tel/fax: 0121 200 3148
Business hours: Mon-Fri - 8.45am to 6.30pm Sat - 9.00am to 1.00pm Sun - Closed
PROVIDING ALL YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS IN THE JEWELLERY QUARTER ALL WORK and no play makes Jack a dull Boy! Come and join your local male voice choir. Te Birmingham Icknield M.V. C. Rehearsals every Tuesday 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the Grimshaw Room, St. Chad’s cathedral. Free secure parking in carpark in Shadwell St. No requirement to read music. We will teach you to sing. Contact Dave Ward on 0121 382 444. THE PEN Room Museum. Come, see, and learn about Birmingham’s domination of the making of Steel Pen Nibs in the 19th Century at The Argent Centre on Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HS. Tel: 0121 236 9834. Admission Free.
59a Caroline Street, Hockley, Birmingham, B3 1UF Tel: 0121 285 0685 Email: email@example.com Web: www.pureessencegreetings.co.uk
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GOODMAN AND FINEMAN LIMITED (established over 40 years)
OFFICES, MUSIC STUDIOS, AND WORKSHOPS TO LET FROM £25.00 PER WEEK 1 month’s notice from Tenant accepted No Legal Fees Regent Place, Caroline Street, Regent Parade also Northwood Street
07836 579371 or 07976 265455 Website: www.gandfltd.co.uk
WANTED OLD WORKSHOP, factory and office items, steel and wooden filing cabinets, plan chests, lockers, desks, workbenches, stools, chairs, storage bins, industrial lighting, old patterns, Tote tins, trolleys, and old stock etc. Ring: 07860 307446.
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BULLION DEALERS • SMELTERS ASSAYERS • WHOLESALE JEWELLERY We are specialists in the recovery of Precious Metals for the Jewellery and Dental Trades, and we will buy scrap, lemel, sweeps etc in any form or quantity.
We buy Gold, & Silver, Hallmarked & Unhallmarked at the same rate. Premium Prices Paid for Surplus Jewellery Stock. Lemels, Sweeps and Polishings, including Dental Scrap. Fast turnaround 24hrs Lemels, 5 days Sweeps. Gold & Silver Solutions and Residues, Cyanide & Acid based. Fluxes, Pots & Crucibles, and other low grade materials. Free Collection or Free Insured Postal Service. Prompt payment by Cash, Cheque or T.T. FOR YOUR BULLION NEEDS WE SUPPLY
Solders Casting Grain Tube Sheet Wire For a fast, efficient and confidential service call Dave or Steve on
0121 236 7597 OR CALL IN TO OUR TRADE COUNTER AT
43-45 SPENCER STREET, HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM Fax: 0121 233 1470 Open 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday - Friday
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41-42 Caroline Street
80-82 Great Hampton St
887 sq ft
19,500 sq ft
£9,000 per annum inclusive
Offers in the region of £650,000
15 Keyhill Freehold 6750 sq ft Offers in the region of £350,000
t: 0121 634 1520
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