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March 2017

Contrasts

March 6 - May 6
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Thomas Ashby RBSA. An exhibition of paintings contrasting the dramatic shoreline of South West Cork (Sherkin Island), with the gentle and lush landscape around the village of Tysoe, Warwickshire. Solo Show RBSA Gallery open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Memorial Exhibition

March 20 - May 6
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Derek Williams RBSA FRSA (1932 - 2009). Derek was a highly gifted and skilled painter who captured the spirit of the moment and brought his subjects to life. He had many solo exhibitions, displaying his work in prestigious Galleries across the country and wider world. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Natural Encounters

March 27 - May 6
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Peter Wareing RBSA. Colourful pottery illustrated with images that are based on found objects and arranged as though left by the wind and the tide. The compositions create narratives that can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Free associated event - Don’t miss Peter’s demonstration on Saturday 22 April. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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April 2017

Private Lives

April 25 - April 29
Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street
Birmingham, England B18 6AD United Kingdom
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Private Lives is one of the most sophisticated and entertaining plays ever written. Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope. Various times - see website to book

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£50.00 - £150.00

FLUX 2017 – 25th – 26th April 2017

April 25 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Assay Office Birmingham, Icknield Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6RZ United Kingdom
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Fair Luxury launched in 2016 as the UK’s first responsible jewellery conference, organised by FLUX, an independent group of changemakers in the jewellery industry. FLUX is a two day event. Delegates can book for each day individually or both days together at a discounted rate. Select either date and click the TICKETS button to see the options.  Our events bring together pioneering figures from the worlds of jewellery, fashion and beyond, giving our audience the chance to hear from industry leaders as they…

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Understanding Coloured Gemstones

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street
Birmingham, B1 3AX United Kingdom
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This one day interactive training course takes an in depth look at some of the most important coloured stones used in jewellery, including sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tanzanite. Delegates will gain a good commercial understanding of these stones and the key selling points for each one. A practical session looking at gemstones will give participants greater confidence in identifying coloured stones and their imitations. This course is an excellent refresher for those with some experience, or a good starting point…

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Free

Meet the Maker | Lecture Theatre, School of Jewellery| BCU Careers and Employment

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
School of Jewellery, 82-86 Vittoria Street
Birmingham, England B1 3PA United Kingdom
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Meet the Maker Come along to the School of Jewellery in Vittoria Street to learn from industry experts how to craft your career as a Designer Maker.

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£10.00 - £15.00

Sidestreets & Silversmiths: A walking tour of the Jewellery Quarter

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Paul’s Church, Birmingham, Saint Paul's Square
Birmingham, England B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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Blue Badge guide Ian Jelf is back for our annual walking tour! This time, Ian will guide us through some of the Jewellery Quarter's most intruiging side streets and share stories of the silversmiths and manufacturers that lived and worked there and made it such a unique area of our city.  We start our tour at St Paul's Church at 6pm and end at The Pig & Tail in Albion Street around 8pm for a drink [included in the ticket…

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Free

RSA Black Country and Birmingham Network Event

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
1000 Trades Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen, 16 Frederick StreetJewellery Quarter
Birmingham, B1 3HE United Kingdom
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Can culture transform Birmingham and the Black Country? Join the April meetup of the RSA Black Country and Birmingham Network to debate the role of arts and culture in the region. With the public purse strings tighter than ever, we'll be discussing what part the arts and culture should play in the development of the region. Are they an optional extra or a necessary pre-requisite to growth? Is there such a thing as a West Midlands culture? On the panel: Geoff Henderson (Director, Urban Hax and Author, Artisans…

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Understanding Watches

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:15 pm
AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street
Birmingham, B1 3AX United Kingdom
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This hands-on course is intended for retail staff or enthusiasts who already have some experience of watches. The one day course will provide an understanding of the technical aspects and benefits of different types of watches, improving confidence when selling. It will also teach basic practical skills which will enable delegates to diagnose possible faults and carry out maintenance repairs. The course gives each delegate a chance to handle and study watches closely, and disassemble items using standard basic tools.…

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£6.00 - £30.00

Subjectivity: Money Vs Love (Brum Edition)

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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SubjectivityUK, is London's latest topical debate show, that aims to bridge the gap between misunderstandings and differences in perspectives. Stimulating thought provoking conversation through the use of poets, industry professionals, public speakers and more. This event will be exploring the battle of searching for Money or Love, which has a powerful grip on us, and which doesn't, how do you prioritise both or either and the effects this has on us living a balanced life. Bring a friend! We aim…

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Music in the Square and Big Bike Day

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Golden Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, Warstone Lane
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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To celebrate the sound of summer the JQBID will be hosting free live music performances in the Golden Square, Warstone Lane. We're also partnering with our old friends at Urban Cycles who will be rewarding you with free on site servicing as we encourage and support safer cycling in the Quarter. Free servicing includes 43 point health check, cable replacement, brake block replacement, lubrication and indexing. Simply roll up to the Golden Square, check your bike in and they'll work…

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Live With Elektric ‘Headline Show’

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Frederick’s Coffee Lounge & Bar, 50 Frederick Street
Birmingham, England B3 3HR United Kingdom
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The self-acclaimed Melody Warrior, who’s music fuses R&B, Indie and Hip Hop, telling stories through a British melodic rap songwriter style. At the sweet age of 25, Elektric explains her music as therapy, leaving her crowd singing her songs. This is your chance to see her LIVE with a full band and expeirence an electric perfromance. Likened to UK legends such as Estelle and Ms Dynamite her music is made for the storytellers and the soul searchers.Her debut EP 'Not Another…

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£13.00 - £16.00

Velvet Candi – SOUL DIVAS

April 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Velvet Candi are kicking off 2017 with the sound of the SOUL DIVAS and the amazing vocals from THE VOICE's Letitia George who will be on stage belting out the massive tunes from Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Beyonce and many more! This is our first 'LADIES' evening of 2017 and we're expecting a great turn out.  Letitia certainly knows how to WOW the crowds with her bubbly personality and fantastic onstage presence and will be sure to get…

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Another View – Prism Textile Group

April 29 - May 13
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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A range of high quality fine art textile practice that offers a different perspective on the medium of fabric and thread to demonstrate the vitality of contemporary stitched textiles. Don't miss Prism's demonstrations on Saturday 6 and Tuesday 9 May. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Celebratory Open Day of Another View

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Celebrate the opening of Prism Textile Group's first exhibition in Birmingham with a glass of wine with the exhibitors. Free, drop-in session, no need to book. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Learning Calligraphy Session

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B1 3HS United Kingdom
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Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith: Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Calligraphy materials can be purchased from the Museum shop but if attendees wish to bring along their own equipment they are welcome to do so. Cost to attend per adult: £2.50 Normal Museum admission charges apply to this event.

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May 2017

Reggae Caribbean Cook Out

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St Paul’s Church, Birmingham, Saint Paul's Square
Birmingham, England B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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Caribbean food from Mr Jerk plus reggae outside in St Pauls Square in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter

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£17.50

“Boulton would be proud” Assay Office Talk – a glittering stroll down Assay Office Birmingham’s memory lane

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Assay Office Birmingham, Icknield Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6RZ United Kingdom
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“Boulton would be proud” provides an overview of the long history and success of Assay Office Birmingham since it was founded as a result of Matthew Boulton’s efforts in 1773. The talk will take a glimpse back into the  early history of the Office, the reasons Boulton fought so hard for it and the factors which have driven its growth and survival over the past 243 years. The main focus will be on the last two decades and the changing…

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The Gallery Bar Launch Party

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Paul’s Church, Birmingham, Saint Paul's Square
Birmingham, England B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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St Pauls Church is pleased to invite you to come join us to celebrate the opening of our new bar, part of our masterplan to promote the church as a major arts facility, with events of all shapes and sizes both in the Church and The Square itself, largely a networking event for the businesses that will benefit massively from our presence and any local residents who want to know exactly what is going on with the Church with the…

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Free

1000 Trades Networking Club

May 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
1000 Trades Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen, 16 Frederick StreetJewellery Quarter
Birmingham, B1 3HE United Kingdom
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Come along to our informal networking event at 1000 Trades Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen and chat with ambitious businesses like yours. Guest speakers every month.  We look forward to you joining us for a catch-up. In conjunction with GetSet for Growth and Arkade Property. First Thursday in every month.  Save the date.

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QUIZ Night

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St Paul’s Church, Birmingham, Saint Paul's Square
Birmingham, England B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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To everyone in the church and everyone in the local community, come and join our Quiz Night and check out our lovely new Gallery Bar, Tickets are £6 and must be booked in advance if you want food. Free admission to those who dont, but donations to church funds much appreciated. Toby Ford is once again our Quiz Master.

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Meet the artists and Textile Demonstrations

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Join a selection of Prism’s artists as they give a brief glimpse into their textile processes. An opportunity to see what lies behind the work of some of these contemporary textile practitioners; a mixture of traditional skills given an experimental twist and new ways with needle and thread. Free, drop-in session, no need to book. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Howie Payne / Patrick Brewer (Actress & Bishop)

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: HOWIE PAYNE + PATRICK BREWER Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- Howie Payne Solo artist, producer, songwriter and the driving force behind Liverpool group The Stands. WATCH: https://youtu.be/tHeR6PhWtXU ------------- Patrick Brewer Folk singer-songwriter with sounds inspired by John Martyn, Ryan Adams and Nick Drake. Sweet guitar riffs and raw vocals. LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/patrickbrewermusic/

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Make Your Mark

May 8 - June 27
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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An exhibition of work by finalists in a competition for A Level Art students, organised by West Midlands Area of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies to celebrate the national NADFAS AGM 2017 in Birmingham. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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£149.00 - £170.00

Effective Marketing for Jewellery Designer Makers

May 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre, 10 Vyse StreetJewellery Quarter
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6LT United Kingdom
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This course has been designed specifically to help Jewellery Designer Makers successfully communicate their product and skills to prospective clients. With tutor guidance from Jewellery Marketing expert Simon Rainer, you will identify a series of crucial factors within your Jewellery business and discover how these can be used with other elements to build a marketing plan. A thought provoking course aimed at helping you focus on your business, build confidence in your ability to appeal to clients and implement a…

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Lucky Sods

May 9 - May 13
Blue Orange Theatre, 118 Great Hampton Street
Birmingham, England B18 6AD United Kingdom
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09 - 13 When Morris and Jean win the National Lottery to the tune of two million pounds – they can’t believe their luck. But the cracks in their marriage widen, their past catches up with them and their relatives become increasingly resentful. Jean keeps winning and Morris takes off to Amsterdam with an old flame, but will his prophecy that bad luck always follows good turn out to be true? Various times - see website to book

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Understanding Consumer Product Safety Compliance

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street
Birmingham, B1 3AX United Kingdom
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This one day course offers basic level training for jewellery technologists and costume jewellery and fashion accessories buyers who wish to understand new and current EU and USA product legislation and testing requirements BEFORE supplying products for sale to consumers. The course provides an invaluable overview of the current market for precious and non precious metals and accessories before focusing on Nickel, Lead and Cadmium, including why each metal is harmful and current testing regulations. The course also covers the…

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£8.50

Dispelling the Myths

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newman Brothers at Coffin Works, 13 -15 Fleet Street
Birmingham, England B3 1JP United Kingdom
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Join Gemma Freeman from William H Painter Funeral Directors who will help dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding death, dying and funerals. The event also includes a free guided tour of the award-winning Newman Brothers Factory, plus refreshments.

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Music in the Square

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Golden Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, Warstone Lane
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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To celebrate the sound of summer the JQBID will be hosting free live music performances in the Golden Square, Warstone Lane.

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Fun with Stitch Family Drop-in Sessions

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Ideally for families, these sessions introduce some basic stitching techniques together with an array of unusual materials. Led by Julieanne Long along with a selection of other Prism artists, these sessions are intended to inspire and intrigue. Free, drop-in session, no need to book RBSA Gallery open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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U2opia- A Tribute to U2

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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U2OPIA – A TRIBUTE TO U2 - Coming to The Actress this May... ‘Celebrate The Music, Perform With Passion’ AFTER a 9-year hiatus, we are proud to announce the return of U2OPIA – A TRIBUTE TO U2 Reformed by original founding members Rob and Steve, with a new line-up and new songs, the band aim to bring the concept of U2’s globally renowned live shows to the smaller stages of the world. Offering a wealth of individual experience between the…

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Learning Calligraphy Session

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Pen Museum, 60 Frederick Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B1 3HS United Kingdom
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Calligraphy learning at the Pen Museum with Sheila Smith: Learning Calligraphy Sessions and Demonstrations are held in the Callicreative Room and designed for both beginners and more experienced calligraphers. Calligraphy materials can be purchased from the Museum shop but if attendees wish to bring along their own equipment they are welcome to do so. Cost to attend per adult: £2.50 Normal Museum admission charges apply to this event.

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£160.00 - £180.00

Jewellery Retail: Marketing for Success

May 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre, 10 Vyse StreetJewellery Quarter
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6LT United Kingdom
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This course has been designed to help Jewellery Retailers look at their business with fresh eyes and create a effective strategy for marketing relevant to their on-line or bricks and mortar business. An effective marketing strategy has the power to catapult your business towards success and with guidance this course will provide you with essential thought provoking information to help you start marketing your own Retail business. ​During the course you’ll focus on the basic principles of marketing; identify your…

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Understanding Diamonds

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street
Birmingham, B1 3AX United Kingdom
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This hands on course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. The one day course will provide an in depth understanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. It gives each delegate a chance to study and observe loose diamonds using a 10x loupe as in retail conditions. Delegates will gain a greater understanding of the 4 C’s and also diamond treatments, simulants and synthetics. The course provides 6 hours of…

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Understanding Coloured Gemstones

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street
Birmingham, B1 3AX United Kingdom
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This one day interactive training course takes an in depth look at some of the most important coloured stones used in jewellery, including sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tanzanite. Delegates will gain a good commercial understanding of these stones and the key selling points for each one. A practical session looking at gemstones will give participants greater confidence in identifying coloured stones and their imitations. This course is an excellent refresher for those with some experience, or a good starting point…

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Free - £20.00

St Paul’s Property Lunch (17th May 2017)

May 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
St Paul’s Club, 34 St Pauls Square
Birmingham, B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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If you work in the Commercial Property Market why not join us for lunch at St Paul's Club, Wednesday 17th May 2017 - 12.30-2pm. St Paul's Club is a 154 year old club based in the heart of Birmingham in a wonderful Georgian House in St Paul's Square. A hidden gem! Every month we invite all those involved within commercial property, construction, development, or property professional services to the club for a relaxed lunch in the wonderful dining room. It is…

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£23.00

Paul Kehoe CEO Birmingham Airport at St Pauls Club

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Paul’s Club, 34 St Pauls Square
Birmingham, B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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Guest Speaker Paul Kehoe is the CEO of Birmingham Airport, President of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of Marketing Birmingham. Dont miss the chance to meet and hear this fascinating speaker and enjoy a great dinner too! Spaces are limited so make your reservation as soon as possible.

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Prize 2017

May 18 - June 10
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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With a £1,000 cash top prize, this annual exhibition attracts creative talent from across the country! Prizes, donors and key dates for entering the exhibition will be available shortly. Previous Prize winner, Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton ARBSA will be demonstrating her creative practice on Saturday 20 May. Jo Naden RBSA will be showing us how to make your own medals on Saturday 10 June. This year’s exhibition and prizes will be selected by Professor Ken Howard OBE, RA, Hon. RBSA RBSA Gallery…

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£6.00 - £10.00

Museums At Night 2017 – Victorian Funerals

May 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street
Birmingham, England B3 1JP United Kingdom
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Join us as part of the National Museums At Night Event. Take part in a candlelit tour of the Coffin Works Factory opened by the Newman Brothers in 1894 to produced coffin fittings, renowend for their quality which made them perfect for dignitaries and royality. Find out about the fascinating traditions surrounding Victorian funeral practice in an informative, illustrated talk led by Josie Wall. Why not take advantage of the early bird joint ticket offer and enjoy both elements at…

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Dune Rats / The Gooch Palms (Actress & Bishop)

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: DUNE RATS + THE GOOCH PALMS Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- DUNE RATS Behind the three chords and drug-soaked lyrics is a whole lot of hard work, planning and in the case of the band’s second album, a fair bit of self-reflection since their 2014 self-titled debut. WATCH: https://youtu.be/ul6VV8XW9xw ------------- The Gooch Palms Emerging from the sleepy suburbs of post-industrial Newcastle, Australia, the gonzo-punk sweethearts hone their unique style of indie-doo-wop-bubblegum-punk. WATCH: https://youtu.be/8xLPEFAOalg

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Demonstration by Gabrielle Roberts-Dalton ARBSA

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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@ 11.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00 - 4.00pm. Following her success at last year’s Prize exhibition, Gabrielle will demonstrate how she creates the powerful imagery in her oil paintings using a layering technique. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Brilliance in Birmingham

May 22 - September 23
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Birmingham has been at the forefront of designer-maker craft production for over two centuries and is an artistic hub famed for the production of ‘manufactured arts’. ‘Brilliance in Birmingham’ will celebrate this rich tradition by showcasing the craftsmanship that continues to be practised to the highest standard by today’s local makers. It will demonstrate the wealth of designer talent in and around Birmingham and the important contribution of our local craft talents in an international market. RBSA Gallery open Monday…

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Exposed: The Inside Story: Gemstone Treatments Revealed

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street
Birmingham, B1 3AX United Kingdom
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This is a hands-on course designed for those who already have knowledge of Coloured Gemstones and will reveal the inside story about gemstone treatments. Under the expert tuition of Gwyn Green, delegates will study a range of sample stones and learn some important lessons about detecting treatments and recognising the tell-tale signs that a stone is not entirely natural and. Provides 6 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Activity.

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Understanding Antique Jewellery

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:15 pm
AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street
Birmingham, B1 3AX United Kingdom
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This one day introductory course will give you a fascinating insight into jewellery types and styles, from the late 18th Century through to the mid-20th Century. The hands on course focuses on the more affordable everyday jewellery of each period, and provides key information for dating jewellery on stylistic grounds. This will involve discussing Diamond cuts, Gemstone types, hallmarks and jewellery construction. Current values both at auction and in the antique market will also be discussed. This course may be…

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Parekh & Singh (Actress & Bishop)

May 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: PAREKH & SINGH + SPECIAL GUESTS Ages 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult) Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- Parekh & Singh Dream-pop duo from Kolkata, India. On their debut album Ocean, these office dreamers have conjured nine glowing tracks of cosmic pop that shimmer like an Indian sunset. WATCH: https://youtu.be/kp_0GThdZDQ

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£160.00 - £180.00

How to become an Ethical Jeweller

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jewellery Quarter Conference Centre, 10 Vyse StreetJewellery Quarter
Birmingham, West Midlands B18 6LT United Kingdom
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Wanting to create jewellery that is not responsible for any exploitation people or the planet is a powerful call to action. This course has been designed to help you become an Ethical Jeweller or Jewellery Company by providing you with the essential information required to create a strategy for change. ​You will discover the critical business questions to ask and decide which answers you are comfortable with, enabling you to devise an Ethical / Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy suitable for your own Jewellery business.…

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Music in the Square and Big Bike Day

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Golden Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, Warstone Lane
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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To celebrate the sound of summer the JQBID will be hosting free live music performances in the Golden Square, Warstone Lane. We're also partnering with our old friends at Urban Cycles who will be rewarding you with free on site servicing as we encourage and support safer cycling in the Quarter. Free servicing includes 43 point health check, cable replacement, brake block replacement, lubrication and indexing. Simply roll up to the Golden Square, check your bike in and they'll work…

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Channelling the Old Masters

May 29 - July 1
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Jain McKay ARBSA. A selection of new small-scale works on canvas, which have been inspired or influenced by Jain’s studies of the Old Masters. Solo Show. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Form, Figure and Face

May 29 - July 8
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Hannah Northam ARBSA. Come and explore this collection of sculptural works by Hannah. Her pieces are informed by the relationship between the human form and the compelling forces of the natural world. Solo Show. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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Second City

May 29 - July 15
RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul's Square
Birmingham, B3 1SA United Kingdom
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Wayne Attwood RBSA. A continuing visual exploration of Britain's second largest city - Birmingham. Solo Show. RBSA Gallery open Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-5.00pm. Sunday 1.00-5.00pm

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June 2017
Free

1000 Trades Networking Club

June 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
1000 Trades Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen, 16 Frederick StreetJewellery Quarter
Birmingham, B1 3HE United Kingdom
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Come along to our informal networking event at 1000 Trades Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen and chat with ambitious businesses like yours. Guest speakers every month.  We look forward to you joining us for a catch-up. In conjunction with GetSet for Growth and Arkade Property. First Thursday in every month.  Save the date.

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The Young / Yungblud / Mantra (Actress and Bishop)

June 2 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Actress and Bishop (official), 35 Ludgate Hill
Birmingham, B3 1EH United Kingdom
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Birmingham Promoters present: THE YOUNG + YUNGBLUD + MANTRA Ages 18+ Tickets: http://birminghampromoters.com/ ------------- The Young With strong musicianship, infectious melodies and energetic stage presence The Young always deliver the goods, leaving the crowd begging for more. WATCH: https://youtu.be/WMbFh2btT5A ------------- Yungblud The young musician has created his own blend of alternative rock: poetry, guitar-hooks and break-beats with a fierce determination to make a dent in pop-culture. ------------- Mantra Young midlands based indie band with hints of surf and psychedelic rock…

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Understanding Diamonds

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street
Birmingham, B1 3AX United Kingdom
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This hands on course is intended for retail staff who already have some experience of selling jewellery and precious stones. The one day course will provide an in depth understanding of diamonds improving their confidence when selling. It gives each delegate a chance to study and observe loose diamonds using a 10x loupe as in retail conditions. Delegates will gain a greater understanding of the 4 C’s and also diamond treatments, simulants and synthetics. The course provides 6 hours of…

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Industry Training Day – Exclusive to NAJ Students

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street
Birmingham, B1 3AX United Kingdom
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This workshop is intended to educate and inspire NAJ Students as they develop a career in the Jewellery Industry. It offers relevant hands on experience which would not necessarily be available in the retail environment. The workshop will offer a sound understanding of hallmarking and a glimpse into and overview of the jewellery industry through the eyes of the long established Assay Office Birmingham. It provides a unique opportunity to handle loose gemstones and standard gem equipment which delegates may…

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Music in the Square

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Golden Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, Warstone Lane
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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To celebrate the sound of summer the JQBID will be hosting free live music performances in the Golden Square, Warstone Lane.

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Pride Proms 2017

June 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Paul’s Church, Birmingham, Saint Paul's Square
Birmingham, England B3 1QZ United Kingdom
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Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchestra presents its flagship concert at St. Paul's in the Jewellery Quarter on Saturday 10th June at 3pm. Combining all your 'Last Night Of The Proms' favourites and popular hits from the West End Stage, the music this year includes medleys from American in Paris, Chicago, Wicked and the toe tapping dances from Fiddler on the Roof. BGSO Pride Proms has become a much-anticipated fixture of the Birmingham Pride celebrations and this years event promises to be…

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Exposed: Diamond Simulants, Synthetics and Treatments

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street
Birmingham, B1 3AX United Kingdom
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This is a hands-on course designed for those who have a basic understanding of diamonds. This one day course gives delegates a chance to see and handle diamond simulants, synthetics and treated diamonds giving them confidence in identifying them in the retail environment. Working with the 10x loupe we will look at and compare with natural diamonds and discuss how these products should be described and sold. Testing procedures and certification nomenclature will be explained. This course is designed with…

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Exposed: Identifying Customised and Counterfeit Watches

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street
Birmingham, B1 3AX United Kingdom
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This course is a combination of presentation combined with handling practical examples and is intended for those involved in either buying, authenticating or valuing watches whether as a business or for private interest. This one day course will provide a detailed insight into fake watches and how to identify them, as well as examining watches that started out as authentic but have subsequently been modified. Delegates will understand the significance of after-market modifications and their impact on value. The course…

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Understanding Coloured Gemstones

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
AnchorCert Group, 1 Moreton Street
Birmingham, B1 3AX United Kingdom
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This one day interactive training course takes an in depth look at some of the most important coloured stones used in jewellery, including sapphires, rubies, emeralds and tanzanite. Delegates will gain a good commercial understanding of these stones and the key selling points for each one. A practical session looking at gemstones will give participants greater confidence in identifying coloured stones and their imitations. This course is an excellent refresher for those with some experience, or a good starting point…

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