Welcome to Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum website! The Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum is the independent voice of the residents of the Jewellery Quarter, representing everyone and doing all we can to make the Quarter the best possible place to live. We want to keep you informed about life in the Quarter and to hear from [...]
Posted on 29 April 2013.
Our friends over at the BE FESTIVAL are looking for Hosts and Volunteers to help with their event in July 2013. BE FESTIVAL is a Birmingham-based arts organisation dedicated to bringing high quality European theatre to audiences all around the UK, and offering valuable and innovative development opportunities to artists and young people. The ethos [...]
Posted on 26 April 2013.
A deep clean to various streets within the Jewellery Quarter will commence from April as part of the JQ BID (Business Improvement District) project. The works have been planned to ensure there is minimal disruption to businesses and residents. And we’ll be able to say goodbye to chewing gum and other ugly stains or graffiti [...]
Posted on 22 April 2013.
Some news from the Blue Orange Theatre, which can be found on Great Hampton Street. Theatre of the Disenfranchised Blue Orange Arts, the registered charity at the Blue Orange Theatre, are celebrating after receiving a Comic Relief Grant through Birmingham and Black Country Community Foundation, one of the many funds administered by the Foundation which [...]
Posted on 21 April 2013.
The Jewellery Quarter is a housing estate. Well, it was when it was first developed, but then shiny precious things started to be made in the yards of those houses and Hockley changed forever. It’s over 100 years since new houses were built in the Jewellery Quarter. Now we have a few being built behind [...]
Posted on 06 April 2013.
We have just been informed that there will be some filming taking place in St Paul’s Square today (Sat 6 April). The actors will be wearing Special Forces uniforms and will have realistic firearms. We’re just passing the message on so you aren’t too concerned should you bump into – what appears to be – a [...]
Posted on 04 April 2013.
The Golden Square will be a new public square located in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, next to the Chamberlain Clock Tower and the Big Peg office building. Land in front of the Big Peg on the corner of Waterstone Lane and Vyse Street will become home to a new square, which the council [...]
Posted on 03 April 2013.
A Litter-Strewn Welcome to the JQ This is a view at a key entry point to the Quarter. Not exactly glamorous in itself but worsened by the rubbish drifting down the street. Litter is a problem that isn’t restricted to the Jewellery Quarter but we seem to have some hotspots. The approaches to [...]
Posted on 06 March 2013.
Well, we do for a start. But it appears that some of its owners don’t. Empty buildings are the curse of the JQ and dilapidated ones are the boil on the witch’s nose. The Legge Lane area is probably the most blighted part of the JQ and some its landowners don’t seem to be bothered. [...]
Posted on 04 March 2013.
There’s drama to be enjoyed at local venue @ A E Harris. According to their website: ‘The Inferno Kid was once professional wrestling’s brightest star – a risk-taking daredevil both inside the ring and out. Today he is disabled, destitute and all but forgotten by the wrestling world. He is only 36. Now the living [...]
Posted on 04 March 2013.
Exhibition of final designs – Jewellery Quarter Family Housing Project Mon 18th March 2013, 17.30 – 19.30 The Jewellery Quarter family housing project is an attempt to introduce appropriate new build housing in the Jewellery Quarter. A design studio of MADEGrads has been looking at how this may work. (MADE is an organisation dedicated to [...]