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Bringing new life to our listed building, our place in the Jewellery Quarter is home to local craft in all its forms. We’re opening the doors on Saturday June 17th for a day’s celebration of what makes 1000 Trades all that it is.

Our evening First Birthday Party culminates a day that sees us host a contemporary photography exhibition, a local historian for a talk on Birmingham’s past as ‘city of a thousand trades’ and a Natural Wine Pop-up.

We’re serving up our specially selected wines and craft beers – and our kitchen resident Habanero Café will be dishing up the best tacos this side of Mexico.

1000 Trades opening night in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

The day will also be a chance to see the 1000 Trades ‘hidden space’ on the second floor, an untouched space that was last used as a jeweller’s workshop that the building was built for in the 1870s.

Hope to see you on Saturday 17th June. Full line up below.

  • Talk: ‘How Birmingham Became ‘City of a Thousand Trades’’ (from 2.30pm)
  • Art: Exhibition of ‘cityscapes’ produced by local photographer Ross Jukes (from midday);
  • Mexican street food: resident Birmingham chefs from Habanero Café will be dishing up tacos and burritos (from midday)
  • Natural wine pop up: natural wines from some of the best independent producers, selected by Wine Freedom‘s Sam Olive who will be on hand for guidance (from 5pm)
  • Live music and DJ: Underground hero Phil Asher will be on the decks and there will be live Jazz too (from 8pm to 2am);
  • Craft beer and wine: as ever at ‘The Trades’, there will be a suitably well-stocked bar with a great selection of lovely craft wines, beers and top-shelf offerings to pick from.