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This weekend sees the return of the Jewellery Quarter Festival.

Here’s ten reasons why 1000 Trades should be central to your plans for JQ Festival this weekend:

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  1. Afro-house-disco-funk!

1000 Trades Presents: ‘Spaghetti Funktion’, Friday 8pm–12am.

Selectors James Hollingworth and Tom Owen return for another instalment of their new monthly residency at 1000 Trades, playing a truly eclectic mix psychedelic-afro-house-disco-funk!. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

  1. Brewery Quarter.

A chance to visit all three breweries of the Jewellery Quarter which not only play their part in reducing the carbon footprint of Birmingham but happen to produce some lovely beers! Rock ‘n’ Roll Brewhouse, Two Towers and new kids on the block Burning Soul will all be opening their doors for an ‘ale trail’. At 1000 Trades we’ll be hosting a tap takeover featuring beers from all of the featured breweries. Collect stamps from all four venues and beer-related goodies (and beer!) are yours!

Friday evening and all day Saturday. See Facebook events page for more details.

  1. The Emma Press.

The Emma Press is an independent poetry publisher run by Emma Wright and is dedicated to producing beautiful, thought-provoking books. It publishes themed anthologies, single-author pamphlets and books for children, all printed on beautiful paper and often illustrated.

Emma will be in residence at 1000 Trades throughout Saturday.

  1. 3D Printer.

We have a 3D printer. Come see it in action.

  1. JQ Walking Tours.

On Sunday, a musical walking tour of the JQ led by Jez Collins will uncover the ghosts of David Bowie and Robert Plant among others.

  1. Live Demo Brew with Birmingham Amateur Brewers.

Learn how easy it is to create your own lovely beer at home with a demonstration brew with Birmingham Amateur Brewers (BAB).

From midday on Sunday – drop in anytime.

  1. Italian small plates.

1000 Trades operates kitchen residencies. I Choose Birmingham has described 1000 Trades as ‘a kitchen & a setting for some of Birmingham’s most exciting food purveyors’. It’s your last chance to try out Charlie Leggett’s Italian small plates menu that I Choose Birmingham described as ‘streets ahead’.

(Saturday is final service from Charlie’s Italian small plates menu)

  1. NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s (Saturday 8pm2am).   

A specially extended edition to mark the JQ Festival as we once again ‘Bannish Banarama’, K’ybosh Kylie’ and ‘Erase Europe’ ….our monthly night full of proper music from the most underrated decade since the last one. This month sees 1000 Trades’ own Matt and John take to the decks to fill you up with nutritious alternative goodness.

Free. See Facebook events page for more details

Extended opening until 2am.

  1. Proper Sunday Roasts.

From midday on Sunday, we’ll be serving up proper roasts with all the trimmings. Grab the Sunday papers and round off the week with a lovely bit of topside of beef, leg of lamb or vegetable wellington. Full menu here.

  1. Live Jazz.

We’ve got live Jazz on Sunday afternoon. What more could you ask for?