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TUESDAY 8 JANUARY

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 9 JANUARY

Angular Coding Meetup 6.30–8.30pm

Find about the latest news in the Angular ecosystem, share your ideas, help others and get help from the Angular community in and around Birmingham. Free. Register via meetup.com/Angular-Birmingham

FRIDAY 7 JANUARY

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Rebecca Wilkins/Tom Harris Duo 7.45pm

This new duo of Guildhall and Birmingham Conservatoire students come to the 1000 Trades for the final leg of their UK autumn tour, with music from their latest self-titled EP. Wilkins/Harris are a captivating piano-vocal duo, bringing together their multiple influences from folk, classical and jazz music to create mesmerising wordless landscapes, virtuosic improvisation and heartfelt songs. £6/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

SATURDAY 12 JANUARY

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

Another edition of the Birmingham night revival featuring 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. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

TUESDAY 15 JANUARY

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

THURSDAY 17 JANUARY
1000 Trades Presents: Phil Thomson’s Arts Lab 7.30–10pm

New year, new talent, same old certainties: a guaranteed evening of fine poetry, music and film from regulars and guests alike as we look forward to a season of arts in performance. After a successful first year upstairs, here we are as innovative as ever – experimental and full of memorable moments, matched only by surprising open mic delights, great company and a convivial atmosphere. You’re bound to become a regular yourself. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

FRIDAY 18 JANUARY

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Larry Bartley Trio + Tony Kofi 7.45pm

This is the new Trio format by top Bass Player Larry; with the addition of Tony Kofi up front. The trio of Bassist/composer Larry Bartley, pianist Bruno Heinen & drummer/percussionist Rod Youngs, made their debut at London’s famous Ronnie Scott’s Club in 2016 & have since performed throughout the UK & Europe. Their repertoire consists of a mixture of original compositions written by each member of the trio, plus their own interpretation of songs from the jazz & soul songbook. £12.50/£10 members/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

TUESDAY 22 JANUARY

Social Circle @1000 Trades 5.30–8pm

Fifth 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. Also see ‘A Schooner with..’ on 1000 Trades blog.

THURSDAY 24 JANUARY

1000 Trades Presents: Nature in the City 7pm

Join the RSPB to learn how to turn your commute into an amazing wildlife experience. Discover the nature that thrives in the heart of the city and get inspired for 2019. Free.

FRIDAY 25 JANUARY

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Clark Tracey Quintet 7.45pm

Now one year old, the latest incarnation of the Clark Tracey Quintet includes some of the most precocious young talent in the UK.  Some locals will recognise the name Elliott Sansom on piano, while bassist James Owston is still a student at BCU.  The horn players, Alex Ridout and Sean Payne, while studying at RAM in London, are making huge waves on the jazz scene.  Clark’s group released their debut CD last year to much critical acclaim. £10/£7.50 members/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

SATURDAY 26 JANUARY
NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s 8pm–12am

Bannish Banarama, Kybosh Kylie and Erase Europe ….our monthly night dedicated to proper music from the most underrated decade since the last one. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 27 JANUARY
I don’t know what it is, but it sure is funky + Jazz//Roast All day

Three hours of funky music with DJ Stig to chill out your Sunday after a 1000 Trades roast. Or: the perfect filling for your regular jazz sandwich (1–3pm live duo downstairs; jazz jam from 6pm). Free

THURSDAY 31 JANUARY

1000 Trades Presents: The Whiskey Brothers 8pm

The Whiskey Brothers featuring Richard Heath, on vocals and mandolin and Gerry Smith on piano, perform old style acoustic blues with songs from the great American blues tradition as well as their own material. They believe in playing the blues in a simple, authentic and entertaining way, mixing well known classics with lesser known gems. Between them they have performed at hundreds of festivals and venues throughout the UK and Europe, and beyond. Free. See Facebook events page for more details