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Slow Food Hub Jewellery Quarter @ 1000 Trades Your Farm Shop in the City

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.

Producers signed up so far include Top Barn Harvest Shop/ Hodmedod’s British Pulses & Grains/ The Clean Kilo/ Vee’s Delicatessen/ SalCooks/ Grass Fruits Pasture Raised Chicken/ McNeils Smokehouse/ Droitwich Salt/ Churchfields Dairy/ Two Farmers Crisps/ Pimhill Organic Oats/   Carroll’s Heritage Potatoes/ Sarehole Mill Flour/  Augernik Fruit Farm/ Heritage Cheese/ Just Kidding

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

MONDAY 1 JULY TO SATURDAY 10 AUGUST

Sabroso Loco @ 1000 Trades

Our menu for summer is a tribute to the Mexican delicacy that is the taco. Ours are hand pressed and filled with the best things you can fold into an oblong tortilla this side of B1. The name? Sabroso Loco, which translates roughly to Crazy Tasty. Because you’d be mad to miss them, geddit? Choose from vegan black bean with sliced avocado mango and pickle, to goat with a papaya slaw, and the classic pork carnitas with jalapeños and roasted corn. There’s plenty of sides and nibbles to pass around, too. Try the knockout locked ‘n’ loaded chips, or if you’re feeling a little ambitious take a bite out of our oxtail marmalade on toast. Also check out our weekday lunch Torta (Mexican sandwich) and soup combo. Serving all day Monday-Saturday until 10 August. See 1000trades.org.uk for the full menu and to book.

TUESDAY 2 JULY

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

WEDNESDAY 3 JULY

Launch event “not Shelley”: An Exhibition of Text and Image 7pm

The idea for the exhibition “not Shelly’s” originated out of a federation of poets in Birmingham who were seeking a wider audience. A number of artists were involved in the idea of the spoken word and performance. Through this idea a loose group of poets initiated Lexicons which exhibited in Birmingham combining text with image. With this exhibition they have resurrected the idea but in a different format. The idea of the show is to bring poetry to a wider audience in the format of text and image, making it more accessible rather than a remote artistic form. At this launch event for the exhibition running throughout July there will be readings and other spoken word to bring the works to life. Free

THURSDAY 4 JULY
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 5 JULY

1000 Trades Presents: Down Tempo Disco 6pm–12am

New regular night (first Friday of the month) 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 6 JULY

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 JULY 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! Expect to hear the likes of New Order/ Courtney Barnett/ The White Stripes/ The Shins/ Brian Eno/ Ghostpoet/ Underground/ Resistance/ Awesome Tapes From Africa/ The Horrors/ Crocodiles Young/ Edwyn Collins/ Wire/ Different Drummer/ Cate Le Bon/ Soul Jazz/ Nick Cave/ Boards of Canada/ Todd Terje/ Primal Scream/ Boys Own/ The Charlatans/ Air/ Massive Attack/ The Fall/ Lee Scratch Perry/ King Tubby/ Gregory Isaacs/ Mad Professor/ Andrew Weatherall/ Aphex Twin/ Sun Ra/ PJ Harvey+ many more. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 7 JULY

Picture book masterclass with Elīna Brasliņa 2–4pm

How do you tell a story through images? In this picture book masterclass, award-winning illustrator Elīna Brasliņa – who illustrated Rūta Briede’s The Dog Who Found Sorrow – will discuss aspects of visual storytelling such as character design, setting, technique and composition. Participants will have a chance to create an early draft of their own picture book about tackling difficult emotions. £11. Register via Eventbrite

TUESDAY 9 JULY

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

THURSDAY 11 JULY

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

FRIDAY 12 JULY

1000 Trades Presents: The Yardbird Sessions 7pm–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 13 JULY

Beer making demo 1–6pm

We’re doing a test brew for the new 1000 Trades pale in collaboration with Fixed Wheel Brewery – come along to see how beer is made and how easy it is to make at home. Drop in anytime. Free.

1000 Trades Presents: Fixed Wheels of Steel 8pm–12am

After a hectic few months for the brewery including the opening of a new bar we welcome back Fixed Wheel head honcho Scott Povey to the decks-under-the-discoball, for another round of Fixed Wheels Of Steel for some more beer and beat matching! As always some rare or new Fixed Wheel beers on the taps to wash it down. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 14 JULY

1000 Trades Presents: Yawan From 4pm

Cross world borders from the comfort of the JQ with an eclectic selection of music from across the globe. Free. See Facebook events page for more details.

WEDNESDAY 17 JULY

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 19 JULY

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

SUNDAY 21 JULY

1000 Trades Presents: Brumbeat 5–10pm

A Don Snorkie evening of obscure edits, remixes and cool tracks, old and new by, or featuring musicians from Birmingham and the West Midlands. From dub reggae to new romantic, latin jazz to 60s psyche, electronica and indie – fine grooves from the centre of the universe. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

MONDAY 22 JULY

Photo Cafe 7–9pm

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 and all welcome. Free. More details via facebook.com/PhotoCafeBirmingham

THURSDAY 25 JULY

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

FRIDAY 26 JULY

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 27 JULY

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. . 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. With DJ Jon Harris. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 28 JULY
I don’t know what it is, but it sure is funky 4–7pm

Monthly Sunday session with DJ Stig to see you through the last three day weekend for a while . Sunday roasts ‘til 5pm as usual. Free. See Facebook events page for more details