Konnichiwa Design

We are a small design studio formed in 2014, specialising in many areas of design including Visualisation, Graphic Design, Branding and Web Design. 2016 has been a big year for us as we have completed a coffee shop for YMCA Birmingham in Erdington and have relocated from George Street to the 7th floor of The Big Peg. Moving has put us at the centre More...

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By MH On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
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Jewellery Quarter Women Shine in UK Poetry Awards

Publisher Emma Wright won the £5000 Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets The Emma Press has been awarded the £5000 Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets. The Jewellery Quarter-based publishing house, headed More...

By MH On Monday, December 12th, 2016
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JQ Shines Bright for Christmas 2016

On Friday 18 November, over 700 people gathered in the Golden Square, to witness the official switch on of the Jewellery Quarter’s Christmas lights and mark the beginning of the festive period. This 2-hour event, More...

By MH On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Weston Beamor joins ‘Make Works Birmingham’

‘Photography Roger Shafi. Courtesy of Workshop Birmingham’. Weston Beamor has become the twenty-first business in the Birmingham region to join ‘Make Works Birmingham’ www.makeworks.co.uk/birmingham) a unique More...

By MH On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Weston Beamor Casts Historic Civic Chains

Sara Sweet (far left) and Craig Snape (far right) of Sonkai with the Mayoral party at the presentation of the new chains which was held in Norwich on 13th October. When jewellery retailer Sonkai won a competition More...

By MH On Monday, November 28th, 2016
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Caroline Street Tree Planting Progress

The trees have now been planted in the bottom part of Caroline Street, as well as much of the paving etc. in place. Work has also started on the top half of the Caroline Street boulevard with the road being marked More...

By MH On Friday, November 25th, 2016
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It’s Time to Start Feeling Festive!

The Centrepiece Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Jewellery and Precious Objects is back at Symphony Hall, Birmingham (23 Nov – 23 Dec 10.30am – 10pm 2016, daily) for the 19th time with twenty jewellery More...

By MH On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
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‘Slower is Safer’

20mph speed limits come into force across large parts of Birmingham from Monday (October 10). The speed limits will apply on residential roads in all or parts of Aston, Bordesley Green, Brandwood, Hodge Hill, Ladywood, More...

By MH On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
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Boundary Changes – ‘Soho & The Jewellery Quarter’

Chamberlain Clock It has now been confirmed that the new boundary changes mean that The Jewellery Quarter will move from ‘Ladywood’ ward and will be known as ‘Soho & The Jewellery Quarter’, which will More...

By MH On Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
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Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter Keeps It Clean

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter streets have been spruced up following a community clean up organised by the Jewellery Quarter BID (Business Improvement District) on Friday 16th September. After a call out for More...