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THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY
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 

FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Tori Freestone Trio 7.45pm

Featuring Tori’s own Trio playing her repertoire which explores the openness that the saxophone trio allows while taking inspiration from some of the non-chordal sax led trios of the moment. This group dynamic has culminated into a programme of music that has been developed over the last few years resulting in a new CD as a leader. Tori is a saxophonist, flautist and violinist who has been performing at the forefront of the British improvised music scene as both a side women and highly regarded bandleader for over a decade.

Tori is a saxophonist, flautist and violinist who has been performing at the forefront of the British improvised music scene as both a side women and highly regarded bandleader for over a decade. Her multi-faceted skills have seen her work as a core member with such diverse bands as the Ivo Neame Quintet/Octet, Andre Canniere Sextet, Compassionate Dictatorship (her own co-led group with Jez Franks), Loop Collective’s Rory Simmons as well as artists such as the Cuban group ’Orquesta Timbala’, singer Brigitte Beraha, saxophone colossus Andy Sheppard and trumpeter Neil Yates.

£12.50/£10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door

SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY
1000 Trades Presents: Spaghetti Funktion 8pm–12am

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

THURSDAY 5 FEBRUARY – SATURDAY 5 MARCH
Salt and Earth @1000 Trades

February sees a new culinary coupling in our kitchen residency spot as Niki Astley and Georgiana Radenschi, formerly of Jewellery Quarter’s own Two Cats Kitchen land for what is set to be Niki’s last outing in Birmingham. Having trialled the Salt & Earth concept at 1000 Trades in summer 2016 and popped up at various locations since, Niki will be offering up high-end yet affordable small plates including such intrigues as yucca fries & ponzu mayonnaise, soft shell crab BLT and popcorn ice cream. Salivate to accumulate, Rodney.  Serving all day Monday-Saturday except lunchtime Monday 5 February. More details and to book via 1000trades.org.uk

FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Alison Rayner Quintet (ARQ) 7.45pm

As leader, Alison ties together many of the strands of her numerous musical influences. A long-time Charlie Haden admirer as well as a Jaco Pastorios and Stanley Clarke fan, Alison is supported by some of the most accomplished musicians in the UK today. Expect terrific groves, poignant melodies and fluid improvisation. The influences as diverse as funk, folk and Afro-Cuban dance music.

This gig is part of her 2018 Tour of the “A Magic Life” album. A celebration of life itself, composer Alison’s second quintet album was, she recounts, inspired by two happenings: “…the loss of a friend, who wrote her own epitaph about how magic her life had been; then a chance encounter with a young boy, who asked me ‘Is music stronger than magic?’ I replied, ‘To me, music is a merging of magic and logic.’ These events set her on a course of thinking about connections between memory, mortality, magic and music.”

The other members of the band are equally notable and this is going to be an unusual and special night. £12.50/£10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door

SATURDAY 10 FEBRUARY

Our Friends Are Eclectic Present: Desert Island Discs 12–6pm

After the success of November’s foray their back for volume two. If you’re still waiting by the phone for Sue Lawley this is for you – pick 8 of your all-time greats and have them played in the bar! You can even bring your mates if you fancy a good argument. Free. See Facebook events page for more details and to book a slot for future events

1000 Trades Presents: Our Friends Are Eclectic 8pm–12am

After our castaways have shared their delights and the afternoon turns into the night, why not stay on as “Our Friends are Eclectic” with special guests Bowen Watt and Graeme Fisher keep you entertained with their boxes of musical treasures right up until the witching hour. Free

THURSDAY 15 JANUARY

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 16 FEBRUARY
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Kate Williams Quartet 7.45pm

Kate has gained a distinctive reputation as both a writer and performer, latterly with her 4 + 3 String arrangements that appeared last year in the Birmingham Jazz Legends Festival to great acclaim. Here her regular trio is augmented by the fantastic flautist Gareth Lockrane. Expect the music to be both lyrical with a funky edge. Pianist Kate Williams and award-winning flautist Gareth Lockrane have been working together for over ten years, having played in quartet, quintet, and septet line-ups. Gareth is featured on three of Kate’s CDs: The Embrace, Made Up, and Atlas & Vulcana. Material includes an eclectic mix of originals, standards, and pieces by composers such as Bill Evans and Mulgrew Miller.

Pianist Kate Williams and award-winning flautist Gareth Lockrane have been working together for over ten years, having played in quartet, quintet, and septet line-ups. Gareth is featured on three of Kate’s CDs: The Embrace, Made Up, and Atlas & Vulcana. Material includes an eclectic mix of originals, standards, and pieces by composers such as Bill Evans and Mulgrew Miller.

Kate Williams was born in London into a musical family, her father is the guitarist John Williams and her mother a classical pianist. She was a recipient of the John Dankworth Award ‘For Talent Deserving Wider Recognition’.’

The other members of the band are equally notable and this is going to be an unusual and special night. £12.50/£10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door

SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY

1000 Trades Presents: Pigeonhole with Jon Harris 8pm–12am

Jon Harris returns for a birthday edition (well, his) of the Birmingham revival evening. As always the score features a whole range of music from different genres – some you will know and love, some you may not know yet but will definitely love! It remains a strictly vinyl affair. The night will start slowly and build up from appreciative and curious head nodding to serious toe tapping and dancing. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY

‘Crafty Sip’ create-your-own social 2.30–5.30pm

Drawing inspiration from the DIY Bar in Portland, Oregon, Crafty Sip sessions are a fun way to spend a few hours ‘crafting’ with friends on a sociable level, allowing you to produce up to two mini creative projects – with two drinks included in the price. You will follow a step-by-step method sheet for making your projects, helping each other out with assistance from organiser Deborette Creative if needs. £35. Includes all materials, tuition as required and two alcoholic or soft drinks. See deborette.com for more details and to book

TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY
The Midlands Enlightenment in association with the RSA 6–8pm

Third edition of our new monthly event in association with the Royal Society for the Arts, The Midlands Enlightenment is a friendly and informal way to hear from someone who, one way or another, is undertaking pioneering work – helping to secure a new Enlightenment here in the Midlands.

At this meet-up we’re delighted to introduce Jon Bloomfield. Jon will be introducing his forthcoming book, Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham. Based on original interviews, this book tells the story of fifty migrants to Birmingham from all walks of life: first and second generation; men and women; from thirteen different countries from Ireland to India, Pakistan to Poland, the Caribbean to Somalia. Come along to find out more and meet other local Fellows. All welcome. Free. Register via theRSA.org

Charity Quiz Night in aid of Building Futures in the Gambia 8pm

Join us for ‘the ultimate pub quiz’ in the convivial upstairs space, replete with unique prizes to be won. All proceeds go to Building Futures in the Gambia. £2 per person. See Facebook events page and buildingfuturesinthegambia.com for more details

SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY
NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s 8pm–12am

Bannish Banarama, Kybosh Kylie and Erase Europe ….our monthly night full of proper music from the most underrated decade since the last one. Featuring the likes of 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. Spinning the tunes is 1000 Trades’ fave, Geeburd (Berlusconi’s). Free. See Facebook events page for more details

TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY

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

WEDNESDAY 28 FEBRUARY

Photo Cafe 7–9pm

An informal discussion and meet up that invites speakers and participants to discuss ideas, debate topics around contemporary photography issues and network with others. No prior knowledge needed. Free. More details via facebook.com/PhotoCafeBirmingham