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FRIDAY 1 MARCH

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Dave Holdsworth’s New Brew 7.45pm

Trumpeter Dave Holdsworth has graced several key jazz recordings over the years, notably with Mike Westbrook, Barry Guy and Tony Oxley. At the same time, he recorded rather less than many of his peers during that important period in British jazz in the late ’60s/early ’70s. Anyone who has heard his marvellously expressive tone and capacity to subvert the listener’s expectations, rhythmically and melodically will welcome his (belated) debut album, Wodgi. £10/ £7.50 members/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

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 2 MARCH

1000Trades 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

MONDAY 4 – SATURDAY 30 MARCH

Salt & Earth Valedictory menu

After many happy months at 1000 Trades Salt & Earth are on and March will be their last month. To mark this they have put together a special menu featuring some of the favourites of the last six months with added extras, so come on down and dig in while you can. More details via 1000trades.org.uk

MONDAY 4 MARCH

Photo Cafe 7–9pm

Return of the 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

TUESDAY 5 MARCH

1000 Trades Presents: In Conversation with Nathan Dennis 6–8pm

Another instalment of the regular ‘in conversation with’ evenings, hosted by cultural strategist Helga Henry. The events aim to create a space for considered conversation and insight, interviewing people from the world of business, culture, policy and government. For March the theme is mental health, an area that is enjoying a higher profile than ever before, but for which the answers can sometimes seem just as elusive. To help Helga explore this subject she welcomes Nathan Dennis of First Class Legacy to share his insights. An award winning social entrepreneur, author and consultant, Nathan uses values-based techniques that have made a real impact in the criminal justice system and health sectors, as well as education, the arts and construction Free. More details and to register via Eventbrite

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 6 MARCH

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

THURSDAY 7 MARCH
1000 Trades Networking Club hosted by Ian Gardner4.30–6.30pm

Mingle with your neighbours and like-minded business people. All welcome. Free. Register via Eventbrite

FRIDAY 8 MARCH

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Stefanos Tsourelis Trio 7.45pm

One of the most captivating instruments in contemporary music is the Oud. Using the oud and guitar as his vehicle, Stefanos imprints his experiences from Greece and London on his music, taking the audience on an authentic journey that uniquely fuses Mediterranean music with jazz. The collaboration with bass player Dave Jones and drummer Eric Ford allowed the project to creatively evolve to its final form. £10/ £7.50 members/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

1000 Trades Presents: Simon Tricklebank 8pm–midnight

Former Victoria stalwart, resident electrician and all round nice man Simon Tricklebank combs through his extensive record collection to bring you the finest disco, soul and house. Sparks will fly, but no fireworks. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SATURDAY 9 MARCH

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

SUNDAY 10 MARCH

Slow Sundays 5–8pm

Let DJ Murdoch prepare you for the week ahead with some soul-tingling reggae, soul and funk. Free

MONDAY 11 MARCH

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, usually meeting every second Thursday of the month. Free. More details and to register via meetup.com/Birmingham-Work-At-Home-Meetup

TUESDAY 12 MARCH

Birmingham Entrepreneurs Meetup 6.30–9.30p

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

FRIDAY 15 MARCH     

Tasting event Natural Wine on Tap From 6pm

You may well know that 1000 Trades has had the pleasure of serving natural wine – meaning made by small vineyards without the additives often found in large scale production – since our inception, and since last year 11 have been on tap. Well, we thought it was about time to call in an expert so that customers can learn more about the provenance of these delicious creations. Join Sam Olive for an informal bar-side tasting and sample 6 for just £10 with as much or as little expert guidance as you sip. £10. See Facebook events page for more details

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Daniel Kemshell Trio 7.45pm

Daniel Kemshell is a guitarist originally from Aberdeen. A recent graduate from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s jazz programme, he has moved to London where he is engaging with the city’s vibrant creative scene whilst also working as a performer and composer. He is an active musician – with recent performances at the EFG London Jazz Festival, Cambridge Jazz Festival and Cheltenham Jazz Festival to name a few – and he works in a wide range of styles and contexts. £6 / £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

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

SATURDAY 16 MARCH

I don’t know what it is but it sure is funky Jazz in the House Special 8pm–12am

Special edition of the monthly musical medley usually to be found nestled in a chilled Sunday afternoon, this time to trial a potential regular new deep house night at 1000 Trades celebrating all things jazzy-tinged and piano-laden from the 90s and 2000s archives. Expect to hear the likes of Blaze/ Masters at Work/ A Man Called Adam/ 95 North/ Soulboy/ Kevin Yost/ Ulysees/ Jon Cutler/ Mike Delgado/ St Germain/ Musical Expresion/ Kerri Chandler/ Nathen Haines/ Peven Everett/ John Ciafone/ DJ Gregory + many more. DJs Stig (I don’t know what it is) and Stapes (1000 Trades). Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 17 MARCH

1000 Trades Presents: Brum Beat 5–8pm

A Don Snorkie DJ evening of obscure edits, remixes and cool tracks by, or featuring musicians from Birmingham and The West Fucking Midlands featuring acts such as: Felt, UB40, Duran Duran, Fashion, Broadcast, Traffic, Moody Blues, The Move, Specials, The Beat, Selecter, Goldie, Steve Winwood, Peace, Charlatans, Nick Drake, Spencer Davis Group, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, The Streets, Steel Pulse, Pop Will Eat Itself, Bently Rhythm Ace, Bibio, Electribe 101, Rockers Hi Fi, Ocean Colour Scene, ELO, Swim Deep and various new up and coming indie/electronica artists and obscurities. See Facebook events page for more details

WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH

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

1000 Trades Presents:Leon C and his band 8–10.30pm

Leon C is an 18 year old folk singer songwriter with ten years of classical guitar training, with influences as diverse as Dylan to the Stones and Bach to Vaughan Williams. With support to acts such as Rory Mcleod and Hannah Scott and airplay on radio stations across the UK, Leon is a talent to watch out for.  Free. See Facebook events page for more details

THURSDAY 21 MARCH
1000 Trades Presents: Phil Thomson’s Arts Lab7.45–9.30pm

Filling our senses and firing up the imagination this month are three of the most versatile artist/performers on the Midlands circuit – with music in the company of Jobe, award-winning writer Lou Sarabadzic, and author John Wright – all deserving of the sobriquet A.K.A . Multi-instrumentalist Jobe’s line-ups include Irish folk roots, church organist and jazz – while poet Lou, a bi-lingual blogger in her own right, has occasion to offer us the wisdom of The Google Philosophers from time to time. John is an author and script writer, just as comfortable directing stage readings, but this time making a welcome return to premiere ‘Bus’, his new book of poetry. Each of them will generously share the space with our ever popular Open Mic sure to include anything-can-happen guests from the worlds of spoken word, music and short film. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

FRIDAY 22 – SUNDAY 24 MARCH

Birmingham Wine Weekend All day

More wine! Birmingham Wine Weekend is a long weekend of sipping delicious wines in some of Birmingham’s best bars – and we’re part of it. 1000 Trades is offering two specially chosen wines from our delicious natural wine on tap range, as well as canapes to go alongside. Wristbands are valid from the first venue opening on Friday 22 March until the last venue closes on Sunday 24 March, so people can dip into the festival for just one evening or enjoy the festival for three whole days. Also check out The Vanguard @1000 Trades for some decadent wine cocktails. £10. More details and wristbands available from birminghamwineweekend.co.uk

FRIDAY 22 MARCH

Birmingham Jazz Presents:Robert Mitchell Epiphany 3 7.45pm

We welcome for his debut at 1000 Trades Robert Mitchell, award-winning and critically acclaimed pianist, composer, piano festival creator, curator and true innovator, presenting a new musical project, CD released in 2017, entitled “Robert Mitchell: A Vigil for Justice, A Vigil for Peace”. However, recorded mainly in a piano trio format, the music is part of a bigger concept, a result and a step forward in Robert Mitchell’s pursuit as a pianist, composer and thinker. £10 / £7.50 members/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

Dan New Night 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

SATURDAY 23 MARCH

1000 Trades Presents: Coughing Pigeon 8pm–12am

Join Coughing Fit and Pigeonhole head honchos George Bate and Jon Harris for a strictly vinyl night of  curiosities take up the controls taking in everything from foot-tapping alternative, less travelled indie to 80s italo disco and 90s deep house. You can also listen to their show live on Brum Radio every Friday 6pm-8pm. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 24 MARCH

‘Crafty Sip’ create-your-own social 2.30–5pm

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. £29.Includes all materials and tuition as required. See deborette.com for more details and to book

MONDAY 25 MARCH

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

TUESDAY 26 MARCH

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.

WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH

Scrum Masters 5.30–8pm

Problem solving with Scrum Masters! An event for Scrum Masters or people who work with them, to exchange knowledge and figure out answers to common problems in scrum teams. Everyone welcome. Free.

FRIDAY 29 MARCH

Birmingham Jazz Presents:Joy Ellis 7.45pm

Joy Ellis is a jazz pianist, singer and composer based in London, and appeared at 1000 Trades last year. Her debut album entitled ‘Life On Land’ received critical acclaim from the likes of the Guardianand Mojo,and over the past year she has toured all over the UK performing at numerous venues and festivals including Manchester, Cheltenham and London Jazz Festivals. £10 / £7.50 members/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

1000 Trades Presents: Pitch Control 8pm–12am

With DJ Matt Cottom (Pitch Control). Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SATURDAY 30 MARCH
Kamikaze Club’s Panel Show: A Quest For Points 6–7pm

Midlands Mirth makers The Kamikaze Club return with their panel show, Quest for Points, back after a successful debut run during the Birmingham comedy festival, featuring some of the finest local talent. Expect hilarity, mild chaos, questions, challenges, physical endurance, games, a swear jar and a whole lot more on their Quest … For … Points! Free. More details via facebook.com/TheKamikazeClub

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. With DJ Geeburd (NowHam). Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 31 MARCH
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 (3-5pm live duo downstairs; DJ Stig from 5; jazz jam upstairs from 6). Free