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 CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS

SATURDAY 23 DEC midday-12am; CHRISTMAS EVE midday-10pm; CHRISTMAS DAY closed; BOXING DAY closed; WEDNESDAY 27 DEC midday-11pm; THURSDAY 28 – SATURDAY 30 DEC midday-12am; SUNDAY 31 DEC (NYE) midday-2am; MONDAY 1 JAN closed.


MONDAY 27 NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 30 DECEMBER
Masdings @1000 Trades

From the face behind Kebabylon  we bring you Masdings – and it’s all about handmade organic patties, served medium-rare and oozing with flavour. Sourced from Shropshire, the beef will be conjured with some intriguing combinations including candied bacon, spicy pickled pineapple and chipotle mayo (the ‘Heizenberg’), grilled halloumi, chorizo & smashed avocado (the ‘Big Kahuna’). There’s also puns-aplenty with Moroccan infused lamb topped with Ras en Hanout coleslaw and roasted sweet red pepper (‘Flock Off!’) and a homemade Lebanese falafel burger topped with smashed avocado, grilled halloumi, lime salsa (‘You ‘avin a falafel?’). Complemented by sides including Lawless-battered spicy pickled pineapple rings and black and blue skin-on fries. Serving midday-9.30pm Monday-Saturday (evening only 27 and 28 November), except Mondays 11 and 18 December (The Vegan Grindhouse). More details via 1000trades.org.uk

THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER
1000 Trades Presents: Josh Herring 7.45pm

Josh Herring is a Birmingham based singer/songwriter interested in saying complicated things in a simple way. Sometimes he asks people to play other instruments with him too. His music has been featured on BBC 6 music and has just come back from playing Sofar Sounds in Oslo. He spends the rest of his time working with choirs in prisons and playing with local community theatre company ‘Midland Actors Theatre’. Free. More details via facebook.com/joshherringmusic

FRIDAYS 1, 8 AND SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER

Preview pop-up downstairs The Vanguard @1000 Trades From 6pm

An opportunity to sample some cocktail delights from the new addition to the 1000 Trades stable whilst work is completed to bring the upstairs attic space into use. Catch our Q&A with the man himself here. Free

FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER

1000 Trades Presents: Schmoov! (DJ set) 8pm–1am

Schmoov! are a group of Nottingham residents who met back in 1997 whilst playing in a funk band, deciding they wanted to combine the live performance aspect of a band with the sounds that house music incorporated. Their debut album ‘While You Wait’ was released in October 2001, around the time that they were supporting Groove Armada on a UK tour. Expect delicious deep disco and shimmery house to soothe your soul. Free. See Facebook events page for more details. Note: no admission past midnight

SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER

Sound of Soul Presents: Make It Reggae! Christmas Shake Down 8pm-2am

A double helping of the good vibes to nice up your Saturday night with truckload of ska, roots, rocksteady and classic reggae, all 100% vinyl played with love from Sound of Soul! Free. See Facebook events page for more details. Note: no admission past midnight

TUESDAY 5 DECEMBER

Birmingham Amateur Brewers (BAB) 7–9pm

Whether you’re a seasoned brewer or have never set eyes on a grain of malt, this is an informal monthly meet-up for people to share their skills, knowledge – and beer! Free. More details and this month’s agenda via Facebook group

THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER
1000 Trades Networking Club 4.30–6.30pm

In conjunction with Get Set for Growth and Arkade Property. Mingle with your neighbours and like-minded business people. Free. Register via getsetforgrowth.com/events  

The Ceilidh Band Unplugged @ 1000 Trades 8–10pm

Foot-tapping traditional folk music as we welcome back Birmingham-based five piece The Ceilidh Band to ease you into the weekend! Free

FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER
1000 Trades Presents: Geeburd 8pm–12am

NowHam favourite and Berlusconi’s resident Geeburd goes freestyle with anything from disco, funk to groove and house on the menu for a foot-tapping takeover. Free

MONDAYS 11 AND 18 DECEMBER

The Vegan Grindhouse @1000 Trades Christmas Takeover 

A festive meal with a TVG twist – a set three-course meal with Christmas crackers and after dinner mints. £20 + booking fee. Book via tvgveganxmas.eventbrite.co.uk 

MONDAY 11 DECEMBER

Code Club Social and Meetup 5.30–8.30pm

Code Club is a nationwide network of over 5,000 free after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11 with a mission to put a Club in every community in the world. By making games, animations, and websites children gain the skills, confidence and opportunities to change the world through code. This event is for people to find out more about getting involved as hosts or volunteers. Free. Register via Eventbrite

TUESDAY 12 DECEMBER
The Midlands Enlightenment in association with the RSA 6–8pm

Second of our monthly meetup of RSA Fellows in a welcoming and informal setting. Each event will hear from someone who, one way or another, is undertaking pioneering work – helping to secure a new Enlightenment here in the Midlands. All welcome.

Right on cue in light of the recent Budget, this month we’ll be getting a sneak preview of The Clean Kilo, an affordable, unpackaged supermarket set to open right here in Birmingham. Free. Register via theRSA.org

Kamikaze Club Open Mic: Ep.6 7.30–10.30pm

The Kamikaze Club return for their sixth 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 15 DECEMBER

1000 Trades Presents: Karousel Does Disco (Nervous Xmas Breakdown) 8pm–1am

Karousel is a house music night from London and we welcome them back for some more seasonal sonic soliloquies with a decidedly disco tinge from Grace Sands (Karousel/ NYC Downlow) and Royston (Komajazz/ Grow Hackney). Disco diva Grace (watch the rider) has been DJing, producing and gallivanting for over 25 years under her more familiar identity as one half of Digs & Woosh, leading lights of the DIY sound system and record label. Joined by the irrepressible Royston to spin only the best disco-not-disco Mrs Christmas can afford. Free. See Facebook events page for more details. Note: no admission past midnight

SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER

Wine Freedom Natural Wine Shindig From 5pm

Natural Wine is all about small vineyards imparting a sense of place, using as little chemical intervention as possible and it’s what we sell in our ‘bag in box’ selection. Here’s a chance to try six of the lesser-spotted variety – including orange wine from a ‘bagnum’, an unfiltered white and a chilled red – in an informal setting. Sam from Wine Freedom will be on hand to answer questions and fill you in, but otherwise it’s just pour and talk! No need to book, just turn up. £8 for six wines. See Facebook events page for more details

1000 Trades Presents: Disco Sucks 8pm–2am

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, complete with smoke machine and flashing sign, all courtesy of Stroud’s finest and Glastonbury-appeared (once..), Disco Sucks. With DJs Nige and Rosco. Free. See Facebook events page for more details. Note: no admission past midnight

WEDNESDAY 20 DECEMBER

Progressive Politics 7–9pm

Progressive Politics is a monthly meet-up and discussion for all those interested in a progressive future, with regular guest speakers. This month is titled ‘Labour in 2030’. How might Labour function and be structured by 2030?  How will the party evolve and develop? All welcome. Free. Register via Eventbrite

THURSDAY 21 DECEMBER

Birmingham Entrepreneurs Meet Up 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, Find out how to get investment and share hints and tips on starting a new business. Friendly and informal. Free. Register via meetup.com/Birmingham-Entrepreneurs-Meetup-Group

FRIDAY 22 DECEMBER

NOASIS – A Night of Credible 90s  8pm–2am

It’s time you grew up and returned to the 90s – come with us we go panning for gold. Fool’s f*cking Gold. And all the others that, though you’ve forgotten, were actually quite good. Not least from the likes of Inspiral Carpets/ Belle & Sebastian/ Arab Strap/ Happy Mondays/ Smashing Pumpkins/ Stone Roses/ Portishead/ Massive Attack/ Primal Scream/ Beastie Boys/ Ride/ REM/ Charlatans/ The Pogues/ One Dove/ Beck/ The Orb/ Ultra Violet/ Suede/ Mint Royale/ Yellow Magic Orchestra/ Ok so Definitely Maybe was a great album. DJs Jon Harris (Pigeonhole), Matt Cottom (1000 Trades) and John Stapleton (1000 Trades). Free. See Facebook events page for more details. Note: no admission past midnight

SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER

1000 Trades Presents: Spaghetti Funktion 8pm–12am 

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

SATURDAY 30 DECEMBER
1000 Trades Presents: Curious Hi-fi Sound System 6pm–12am

Bringing good vibes to soften the landing with jazz/funk/soul/disco/edits and balearic beats with selector Steve Jessop – and a live sax! Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 31 DECEMBER (NEW YEAR’S EVE)

I don’t know what it is, but it sure is funky 3–6pm

Three hours of funky music with DJ Stig to set you up for a fantastic slice of credible 80s. Sunday roasts served as usual. Free

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

Say goodbye, naff off or screw you to 2017 and think about what you’ve done with a special edition of our monthly 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.

DJs Rob J (Bam Bam/Dropout Boogie), Stuart Robinson (Great Outdoors) and Jon Harris (Pigeonhole). Free. See Facebook events page for more details. Note: no admission past midnight. Contains flowers.