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TUESDAY 3 JULY

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

WEDNESDAY 4 JULY
Code Club Social & Meetup 6–8pm

Code Club meetups are a place where teachers, veteran volunteers, and newcomers alike can meet in a fun, friendly and informal environment to talk about Code Club. New to Code Club? Come along and find out more about what they do. Tim Wilson, their Midlands Coordinator, will be there to answer any questions people might have about getting started. More details and to register via Eventbrite

THURSDAY 5 JULY
Angular Coding Meetup 6.45–8.30pm

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 6 JULY
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Trio HLK 7.45pm

A new band that mixing contemporary rhythms and beats, with classical and jazz influences. They reference a huge and disparate range of styles and their sound distils and unifies them with a unique instrumentation and fearless approach. The resulting music operates on several levels, making it accessible and cerebral at the same time. Trio HLK’s music sounds genuinely fresh, and genuinely new and you shouldn’t miss it! £12.50/£10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door

SATURDAY 7 JULY

Sound of Soul Presents: Make It Reggae! 8pm–12am

Joe Turner and friends return playing only the most dope ska, roots, rocksteady and classic reggae. All 100% vinyl dropped with love from Sound of Soul. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 8 JULY

First event Vinyl Sunday Lunch From 3pm

Cool off your Sunday afternoon with some Blue Note tripping tunes courtesy of your hosts Damian Wilkes and Timmy Vegas. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

MONDAY 9 JULY – SATURDAY 6 AUGUST

Blu Magic @ 1000 Trades Serving all day Monday-Saturday

Founded by Birmingham-based chef Matthew Knight, Blu Magic is all about delicious plates with a Caribbean twist – fusing the great flavours the Caribbean has to offer with influences and tastes from around the world. Fresh back from catering for the Queen’s Club tennis in London, and a CV which includes cooking for Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsey, Matthew will be presenting both small and large plates, including jerk pork and apple bon bon, jungle curry, tomato and tropical fruit salad with mango dressing and goats cheese bon bon – with plenty of meat and dairy-free options. See 1000trades.org.uk for more details and the full menu

WEDNESDAY 11 JULY

Scrum Master Meetup 6.30–9.30pm

The first official Meetup for Scrum Masters in the Birmingham area, this event is designed to bring Scrum Masters or aspiring Scrum Masters together to create a network and exchange knowledge. With a talk from a local Scrum Master on how to be an effective, agile Scrum Master and food provided, this is sure to be a great evening.  Free. More details and to register via meetup.com

THURSDAY 12 JULY

Girl Code: Social Media for Beginners 5.30–7.30pm

Girl Code is about creating a space for women to succeed and achieve their desired goals. Here they present a workshop on social media for the uninitiaited – what it is and how it can be used effectively. Free. More details and to register via Eventbrite (search ‘Apex Ecommerce’. Limited to 15 delegate places

FRIDAY 13 JULY
1000 Trades Presents: Fixed Wheels of Steel 8pm–12am

Not your average ‘meet the brewer event’… We welcome back Fixed Wheel head brewer Scott Povey to the decks-under-the-discoball, for another round of Fixed Wheels Of Steel – forget beer and food matching, this is beer and beat matching! There also be a new Fixed Wheel beer unveiled on the night. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SATURDAY 14 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 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

TUESDAY 17 JULY

A Zero Waste Life – what it means and how you can get there 5.30–7pm

Founded by Charlotte and Anna, A Zero Waste Life is blog with a mission. Both had eco conscious parents growing up but never took it much further than just recycling until discovering zero waste one Christmas. Come and listen to their story, ask any burning questions, have a nosey through what they carry round in their bags, hear about their epic fails and learn what keeps them going on what can sometimes be a very lonely journey. See Facebook events page for more details and to book (ticket price includes a drink)

WEDNESDAY 18 JULY

Kamikaze Club Open Mic: Ep.11 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 19 JULY
First event 1000 Trades Presents: In Conversation with Anthony McCourt 6–8pm

First of a quarterly ‘in conversation with’ hosted by cultural strategist Helga Henry. The events will aim to create a space for considered conversation and insight, interviewing people from the world of business, culture, policy and government. For the first event Helga will be joined by CEO and Founder of Court Collaboration, Anthony McCourt. If, as Court Collaboration’s website claims “Property isn’t about bricks and mortar, it’s about people”, who owns Birmingham now? What does the growing infrastructure of our city mean for the people who live here? For the people who are enticed to move here? And for the communities that feel left behind? Free. More details and to register via Eventbrite

FRIDAY 20 JULY
Free gig Birmingham Jazz Presents: Shiv Singh Quartet 7.45pm

What better on a warm sunny evening in July than this first Birmingham Jazz outing for a band led by Shiv Singh. Shiv leads a Quartet of fine young players mixing standards and originals with his own unique style and good humour.  Expect an evening with a festival atmosphere as part of the Jewellery Quarter Festival and part of the weekend music trail. Free


SATURDAY 21 JULY

1000 Trades @ Jewellery Quarter Festival 2018 All day

Three day showcase of the best of the Jewellery Quarter. For full listings across the weekend see jewelleryquarter.net/jq-festival

Poetry Showcase with The Emma Press. Curated by Emma Wright, The Emma Press is an independent poetry publisher based in the Jewellery Quarter and dedicated to producing beautiful, thought-provoking books (11am-5pm)

Homebrew Demo with Birmingham Amateur Brewers (BAB). Ever thought about making your own lovely beer at home? Live demonstration of what’s involved from start to finish. Drop in anytime (11am-3pm)

Get yourself printed in 3D. Your own ‘mini-me’ created by Walsall creative start up Get Cloned, using the latest scanning and 3D printing technology (12-4pm)

– Diamonds & Pearls: A Musical Tour through the Jewellery Quarter with Jez Collins, founder of the Birmingham music archive. You’ll hear about The Krays being sent packing back to London and the infamous Battle of the Cedar Club. We’ll visit the site where Robert Plant would jam with touring bands and where a young David Bowie would suggest the formation of one the great Birmingham bands. (3-5pm; please arrive by 2.45 to allow the tour to start promptly). Register via Eventbrite (Free)

– Birmingham Jazz Presents: Alexandra Ridout Quintet (5pm) Birmingham Jazz likes to showcase emerging talent, and Alexandra and her quintet are one of the best of the current crop of younger players. £12.50/£10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door

– Birmingham Jazz Presents: Chris Laurence Quartet plus Henry Lowther (7.45pm) Another chance to hear one of the most accomplished British bands with special guest Henry Lowther.

Upstairs, The Vanguard, 1000 Trades’ very own cocktail bar and meadery, will be offering selected cocktails for £5 all day as well as a special event (more details TBA via vanguardbar.co.uk) 


SUNDAY 22 JULY
Free gig Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Fest: New Orleans Jump Band 4pm

As part of this region-wide festival 1000 Trades are hosting two gigs. The first sees Spanish-led quintet the New Orleans Jump Band shaking up the joint. Having been formed 27 years ago, over the years they have played for the King of Spain, opened Real Madrid’s training facility and been the subject of a two page spread in Hola magazine. Having hung up their trumpets in 2017 the lure of Birmingham proved too much and the band are reforming for this not-to-be-missed gig. Free. See birminghamjazzfestival.com for more details

WEDNESDAY 25 JULY

Free gig Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Fest: Duved Dunayevsky Quartet 7.30pm

The return of a quartet which made a big impression last year, its members hailing from the US, UK, Australia and Israel, playing swing jazz, focussing on the original sound of Django and the Hot Club. Free.  See birminghamjazzfestival.com for more details 

THURSDAY 26 JULY

1000 Trades Presents: Cedar Sessions 7.45pm

Cedar Sessions extends a warm invitation to come inside from the mainstream and celebrate Birmingham as the home of creativity. Pop your Swifts in the umbrella stand and check your Sheerans by the door – we present to you a ragbag of alternative songwriting, exhibiting the very best new music from Birmingham-based musicians. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

FRIDAY 27 JULY

First event 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. DJs Greg Bird and Matt Cottom. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SATURDAY 30 JULY
NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s with Jon Harris 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. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

MONDAY 25 JULY
Maker Monday 5.30–8.30pm

Ever wanted to create and develop the latest innovative art and technology applications, while collaborating with media experts and researchers at the same time? Maker Monday is that opportunity, designed as a monthly event focused on combining the expertise of individuals in both arts and technology in a collaborative space. There’s even free beer and food! Free. See facebook.com/makermonday for details of this month’s theme and to register