CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS CHRISTMAS EVE midday-8pm; CHRISTMAS DAY closed; BOXING DAY closed; FRIDAY 27 DEC 4pm-12am; SATURDAY 28 DEC midday-12am SUNDAY 29 DEC midday-11pm; MONDAY 30 DEC midday-11pm; TUESDAY 31 DEC (NYE) midday-2am; NEW YEAR’S DAY closed; THURSDAY 2 JAN 1-10pm; FRIDAY 3 JAN midday-12am

CONTINUES TO SATURDAY 4 JANUARY
POSH @ 1000 Trades

Don’t f*ck with America. Well, we are. We’re talking 28 day aged beef patties and sexy sides to draw you in to the long evenings, including the ‘Rancher’ with spiced brisket, mozzarella sticks, caramelised onions and spring onion aioli, the ‘Jammin’ Chicken’ with crispy jerk, slaw, pineapple & rum sauce as well as the ‘Classic’ and ‘Hey Smokey’ loaded with charred aubergine, smoked tofu, whiskey dressing and soured beetroot. Everyone loves a burger.

We’ve also now launched our f*cking amazing POSH hot sandwiches, available weekdays 12-3pm – check the website for details. More details via 1000trades.org.uk/food. Serving all day from Monday to Saturday. Please note the main menu may not be available weekday lunchtimes – please check before you travel

THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER
1000 Trades Networking Club hosted by Ian Gardner 4.30–6.30pm

Mingle with your neighbours and like-minded business people. All welcome. Free.  Register via Eventbrite

1000 Trades Presents: Phil Thomson’s Arts Lab 7.45–9.30pm

Hannah Brown is back! What a way to celebrate the start of the Christmas month as Phil Thomson’s Arts Lab welcomes the return of one of the Midlands most in-demand artistes, with new songs and a haunting back catalogue. There will be time for the irrepressible Lee Benson to launch his new novel and Phil himself to take a little bit longer over his poetry. With a musically supporting spot and their own take on titles, you’ll also find yourself wonderfully distracted by singer songwriters Lauren Hoyle & James Leese. That just about leaves room for an Open mic. Late night shopping can wait… Free. See Facebook events page for more details

FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Paul Clarvis/Liam Noble & Orquestra Mahatma 7.45pm

A double bill of the unique duo of Paul Clarvis & Liam Noble performing the whole of West Side Story in the first set followed by a second set from Orquestra Mahatma. Paul Clarvis was the favourite drummer of Leonard Bernstein and he performed and recorded with the great master composer many times over the years.  In celebration of that time Paul and Liam present the whole of West Side Story in a one medley set; in their unique way.

Orquestra Mahatma (sometimes credited as Orqestra Mahatma) is an eclectic UK band which draws heavily on international music including Spanish, French, Bulgarian, Macedonian and Latin-American as well as jazz influences. £12.50/ £10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

1000 Trades Presents: The Yardbird Sessions 8pm–12am

Birmingham’s much-missed jazz and funk bar lives on….Ollie Lloyd brings the funky hybrid sounds of The Yardbird for the latest instalment of DJ sessions, digging deep into his record collection to create the trademark Yardbird sound of dusty deep funk, Latin, dancefloor jazz and instrumental grooves! Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER

1000 Trades Presents: Come As You Are 8pm–1am

A one-off early 90s alt. rock party for freaks, geeks, greebos and zeroes. We welcome generations x, y and ‘like whatever’ to come along, bonus points if you show up with plaid shirt tied around your waist. Expect to hear the likes of afghan whigs/ alice in chains/ archers of loaf/ babes in toyland/ bikini kill/ blind melon/ breeders/ buffalo tom/ built to spill/ daisy chainsaw/ dinosaur jr/ faith no more/ flaming lips/ galaxie 500/ green river/ guided by voices/ heavens to betsy/ hole/ husker du/ janes addiction/ jawbox/ jeff buckley/ kitchens of distinction/ l7/ lemonheads/ magnetic fields/ mazzy star/ meat puppets/ microphones/ mother love bone/ mudhoney/ my bloody valentine/ nirvana/ pavement/ pearl jam/ pixies/ pj Harvey. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER

Birmingham Entrepreneurs Meetup 6.30–9.30pm

Monthly opportunity to meet fellow entrepreneurs at different stages of business. Try out a new business idea in a safe and constructive environment. Free. Register via meetup.com/Birmingham-Entrepreneurs-Meetup-Group

WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER

Social Circle @1000 Trades 5.30–8pm

Another outing for monthly meetup hosted by JQ face Kirsty Smith. Social Circle was born from monthly get-togethers between friends, where they’d gather round with a few drinks and chat about the latest in social media marketing. Everyone welcome. Free. More details and to register via Eventbrite.

THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER

Birmingham Freelancers Meetup 6–8pm

This meetup group is for freelancers, aspiring freelancers, side hustlers, or those who work from home in Birmingham and the West Mids. The aim is to get out of the house (or co-working space) and get together for relaxed networking, business insights, and co-working opportunities, meeting every second Thursday of the month. Free. More details and to register via meetup.com/Birmingham-Work-At-Home-Meetup

ELECTION PARTY From 9pm

It may be not be everyone’s idea of fun but for us politicos this is about the most unpredictable (and therefore exciting) vote in years….we’ve got a big ol’ 100″ screen with it on from 9pm. With your host, Unicorn Dave. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER

1000 Trades Presents: Down Tempo Disco 8pm–1am

Bringing you the sweetest disco edits and soul cut-ups, brought to you by the inimitable Simon Tricklebank and Dan Farrell. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER

1000 Trades Presents: Eclectic Sessions 10pm–2am

A night celebrating the diverse nature of dance music. Featuring a mix of musical genres from classic house to chill out, via soul, jazz, hip-hop, funk, post-punk and broken beats. Featuring well known classics and modern unknowns from the likes of Salsoul/ Philadelphia International/ Compost Records/ K7/ Strictly Rhythm/ Acid Jazz/ Tru Thoughts/ Grand Central/ BBE/ Alice Russell/ Jazzanova/ Atjazz/ Quantic/ Kaytranada/ BB&Q/4 Hero/Ben Westbeech/Masters at Work/ Pete Rock/ Rae & Christian/ The Milk/ Donald Byrd/ Smoove & Turrell/ Chic/ The Pendletons/  Cameo/ Cymande/ SOS Band/ Children of Zeus/ Amp Fiddler/ Yazmin Lacey + many more. With DJ Greg. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

MONDAY 16 DECEMBER

Art Night 7–9pm

Looking for the perfect after-work activity, get creative and try something new? Then Art Night is for you. Whether you come alone or together with a group of friends – you can look forward to a great and unforgettable evening. In just a few hours, you’ll create your own artwork, guided by a local artist, with no existing skills necessary and all materials included. £34. Book via artnight.co.uk

WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER

Kamikaze Club Open Mic 7.30–10.30pm

The Kamikaze Club return for another Open Mic comedy session. Fresh acts looking for a spot, as well as pros looking to shine up their material will be on hand to keep hilarity at a high. Free. More details via facebook.com/TheKamikazeClub

FRIDAY 20 DECEMBER

1000 Trades Presents: Disco Sucks 8pm–1am

Disco is freedom, togetherness, love. Disco is dirty, spiritual, thrilling, powerful. Disco is secret, underground. Disco is non blond, queer, hungry. Disco is emancipation. But if that hasn’t made you cry come down for a special edition boogie under the mirror ball, courtesy of Stroud’s finest and Glastonbury-appeared (once..), Disco Sucks. With DJ Nige. Free. See Facebook events page for more details.

SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER

1000 Trades Presents: Jazz in the House 8pm–1am

New regular jazz-infused deep house night at 1000 Trades celebrating all things jazzy-tinged and piano-laden from the 90s and 2000s archives. Expect to hear the likes of Blaze/ Masters at Work/ A Man Called Adam/ 95 North/ Soulboy/ Kevin Yost/ Ulysees/ Jon Cutler/ Mike Delgado/ St Germain/ Musical Expresion/ Kerri Chandler/ Nathen Haines/ Peven Everett/ John Ciafone/ DJ Gregory + many more with DJ Matt James. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER
I don’t know what it is, but it sure is funky 4–7pm

Monthly Sunday session with DJ Stig playing the finest soul, jazz and disco. Sunday roasts ‘til 5pm as usual. Free. See Facebook events page for more details. Please note this replaces the 29 December.

MONDAY 23 DECEMBER
Slow Food Hub Jewellery Quarter @ 1000 Trades Special Christmas Pick-Up

A food hub is a sustainable ‘click and collect’ online farmer’s market exclusively for locally-produced food and it’s coming to 1000 Trades. Every week great fresh seasonal produce which comes directly from brilliant Midlands farmers, growers and producers will be available to buy at the click of a mouse. Your chance to pick up all you need for Christmas. Order by Thursday for Monday pick up.

For more details and to sign up visit slowfoodbirmingham.co.uk

FRIDAY 27 DECEMBER
1000 Trades Presents: Pitch Control 8pm–12am

A night of deep, deeper and deepest from the world of upfront new electronic music; expect a journey through time and tempo. From lazy downtempo and easy grooves, to the slower pitched-down side of house and low-slung disco – all blended intricately to create a unique, understated funk which is impossible to resist. With DJ Matt Cottom (Pitch Control). Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SATURDAY 28 DECEMBER

1000 Trades Presents: Blue Dot Radio 8pm–12am

Birmingham based Blue Dot Radio have a proud reputation for entertaining listeners with the very finest selection of music, playing a selection of plays an eclectic mix of soul, jazz, neo-soul. jazz funk and reggae, pledging to put the “Jazz Your Razzmatazz and the “P in your Funk”. Headed by Curtis Armstrong and friends, they will be conjuring some well-crafted tunes to ease your way into the weekend. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

TUESDAY 31 DECEMBER (NYE)

NEW HAM: A Night of Incredible 80s 7pm–2am

Say goodbye, naff off or screw you to 2019 and think about what you’ve done with a special edition of our credible 80s jolly. For the uninitiated this means the musical ballpark containing Japan/ Talk Talk/ Scritti Politti/ Vissage/ Bauhaus/ Haircut 100/ King/ Depeche Mode/ Orange Juice/ The Chameleons/ China Crisis/ The The/ Aztec Camera/ The Associates/ The Cure/ Tom Tom Club/ Lotus Eaters/ Heaven 17/ New Order/ Prefab Sprout/ Talking Heads/ Altered Images/ The Teardrop Explodes/ Tears for Fears/ Art of Noise/ Simple Minds – amongst many others.

With NowHam DJs. Free. See Facebook events page for more details. Food served until circa. 9pm. Note: no admission past midnight. Warning: contains flowers.