– Professor Carl Chinn
"Just a few yards away from the Chamberlain Clock at the heart of the Jewellery Quarter is a street that encapsulates the social and economic history of this distinctive and important district. It is Vittoria Street"
Vittoria Street events
Come and explore the heritage and creativity that exists in the Jewellery Quarter, by attending these special events!
During spring 2019, the JQ Townscape Heritage project worked with four local makers who delivered a series of workshops with local children and young people. Come along and see the work on display, meet the artists and take part in family craft activities.Spotlight on Vittoria Street map
Explore art from local schools and makers on and around Vittoria Street from Friday 24th May.Moving Parts | 24th - 26th May, various times
Join us for an original, walkabout performance responding to the Industrial Middle of the Jewellery Quarter. And what is lost. And what might yet be seen… Presented by Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham.Tours of the New Standard Works | 29th May, 1pm
You will learn about the history of the building from its original construction to modern use as the Hive Heritage & Craft, Hive Cafe & Bakery and Argent College, and hear stories of some of its occupants through its 130 year history, including silver smiths and jewellers, printmakers and car production.Uncovering Vittoria Street | 30th May, 12.30 - 1.30pm
Fancy some lunchtime learning? Join Anne-Marie Hayes from PMP Consultants for a walk through the history of Vittoria Street, uncovering stories about the buildings, residents and workers of this fascinating corner of the Jewellery Quarter.
More about Vittoria Street
If you can't make it down to our events this week, don't worry - we've got it covered!
Just a few yards from the Chamberlain Clock at the heart of the Jewellery Quarter is a street that encapsulates the social and economic history of this distinctive and important district. Join Carl Chinn for a walk through the heritage of Vittoria Street. Developed in partnership with History West Midlands.Vittoria Street article from History WM
Vittoria Street - Encapsulating the Jewellery Quarter. An article by Carl Chinn which explores the intriguing history that tells us much about the stages of development of the Jewellery Quarter, its historical buildings, its manufacturers and the lives of its residents, poor as well as wealthy.What's in a name?
Today Vittoria Street in the Jewellery Quarter is known for being the home of the School of Jewellery, but where did the name come from? David Mahony, board member of the JQDT, explains