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CONTINUES TO 2 JUNE
BA-HA @1000 Trades All day Monday-Saturday

Fresh, organic and delicious dishes from up-and-coming duo Frankie Heekin and Becky Powell. We won’t mention that it’s all meat-free, because it’s so good you won’t even notice  More details via 1000trades.org.uk

TUESDAY 1 MAY

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 2 MAY
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 3 MAY
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 4 MAY
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Pericopes +1 7.45pm

Following a brilliant first visit to Birmingham Jazz last year their new album Legacyfinds Pericopes + 1 embracing a new musical palette inspired by alternative and popular culture of the past several decades with dynamic grooves and rhythmic focus. Rhodes piano and new effects enhance clever compositional devices without distorting their acoustic sensibilities. Throughout 2015/16 their previous album These Human Beings opened doors to new international stages and resulted in five tours throughout Europe and the USA. £12.50/£10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door

1000 Trades Presents: Disco Strikes Back 8pm–2am

Not long from now, in a galaxy just down the road… a night of inter-galactic, shimmering, disco vibes in the shadow of the Death Star disco ball. Navigating us through the vast discoverse will be Aaron Zimbra (Knickerbocker London/Fierce Festival) and 1000 Trades DJs. Fancy dress is encouraged but definitely not compulsory!  Free. See Facebook events page for more details. Please note: no entry after midnight

SATURDAY 5 MAY
Sound of Soul Presents: Make It Reggae! 8pm–12am

Give your bank holiday weekend bum a kick up the arse with enough low end to make it shake…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 6 MAY
I don’t know what it is, but it sure is funky Bank Holiday Special 4pm–12am

Back for more? It’s ok, there’s no Monday tomorrow. Have an all-day session to herald the next chapter in style with spine-tingling, jaw-dropping and happy-clapping (just joking) soul, disco and roller-disco boogie for a special edition of our monthly Sunday session, with leggy wax provided by DJ Stig (Miss Moneypennys). Sunday roasts ‘til 5pm as usual. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

THURSDAY 10 MAY

MMF/MPG Tribes Music Industry Networking Event 7.30–10.30pm

Join the Music Managers Forum, the Music Producers Guild and Birmingham’s local music community to grow your network. With attendees including managers, producers, artists, labels, accountants, lawyers, publishers and agents this will be a great opportunity to make new contacts. Featuring a guest unsigned, undiscovered artist on the night from the musical talent that the Midlands has to offer. Free. Book via Eventbrite. Music industry professionals only

FRIDAY 11 MAY

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Dave Manington’s Riff Raff ft. Brigitte Beraha 7.45pm

This dynamic ensemble of young musicians has developed organically over the last decade and features highly acclaimed musicians The starting point for the music is collective improvisation but compositionally it draws on as wide a range of styles as possible. Folk, electronic music and contemporary classical influences are added to the mix with jazz harmonies and rhythms. Dave Manington’s Riff Raff is his main ongoing project and the music has been developed through countless gigs and rehearsals giving Riff Raff a genuinely unified sound. £12.50/£10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door


BIRMINGHAM JAZZ PRESENTS: LEGENDS FESTIVAL
This year’s Legends Festival marks Birmingham Jazz’s contribution to the centenary celebrations of when some women first got the vote and features some of today’s best players performing both their own music and that of others. More details and to book via birminghamjazz.co.uk.
SATURDAY 12 MAY
Gwyneth Herbert Duo 5pm
Andrea Vicari featuring Yazz Ahmed 8pm

 

SATURDAY 12 MAY

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

WEDNESDAY 16 MAY

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

THURSDAY 17 MAY

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. Free. Register via meetup.com/Birmingham-Entrepreneurs-Meetup-Group

Badego Presents: Photography Workshop with Ross Jukes 6.30–8.30pm

Badego is an open invitation to all the creative faces of Birmingham to come together and enjoy some chat, reasonably priced food and a beer. At this session established photographer Ross Jukes will be running a camera basics workshop and live editing session, followed by a Q&A on running a photography business, aimed at anyone who has a passion for photography and is open to all skill levels. Free.  Register via meetup.com/badego


BIRMINGHAM JAZZ PRESENTS: LEGENDS FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 18 MAY
Trish Clowes – My Iris 5pm
Denys Baptiste – Late Trane 8pm
SATURDAY 19 MAY
Wendy Kirkland – Piano Divas 2pm
Helena Kay 5pm
Kate Williams & Georgia Mancio – Finding Home 8pm
SUNDAY 20 MAY
Joey Walter – Me & 3 11.30am
Juliet Kelly – Nina Simone 5pm
Two of a Mind Allison Neale & Chris Biscoe 8pm

SUNDAY 20 MAY

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 Tradesroast. Or: the perfect filling for your regular jazz sandwich (1–3pm live duo downstairs; jazz jam from 6pm). Free

THURSDAY 24 MAY

1000 Trades Presents: Cedar Sessions: Odmansbox 7.45pm

Cedar Sessions extends a warm invitation to come inside from the mainstream and celebrate Birmingham as the home of creativity. For the second outing we welcome Odmansbox, an emerging band from Birmingham whose versatile set draws on the dreamlike indie pop of Prefab Sprout, the hangdog defiance of Tom Waits, and the skewed bombast of David Bowie. Having just completed their debut EP I’ve Got Nothing, they are gigging around the UK over the coming months. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

FRIDAY 25 MAY
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Charlie Bates Sextet 7.45pm

This new show by Charlie will feature many of his own tunes, and as a tribute to Kenny Wheeler some of his too. Pianist Charlie Bates has been described as “impressive and inventive” by John Fordham in the Guardian and this gig features his exciting new sextet playing both original new music and arrangements of classic tunes. Featuring the brilliant crop of emerging players; it’s sure to be another great gig. £9/£5 members/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door

 

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

You know you want to. All the best bits you don’t remember and none of the crap bits you do. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 27 MAY

‘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 as well as expert guidance. £35. Includes all materials, tuition as required and two alcoholic or soft drinks. See deborette.com for more details and to book

1000 Trades Presents: Rosco + friends 4pm–12am

His name is Ross and he plays disco. Shimmer your timbres for this Bank Holiday bonus and lament that it isn’t always thus whilst you breathe in some of the finest disco and alternative 80s sounds this side of New York. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

TUESDAY 29 MAY

Kamikaze Club Open Mic: Ep.9 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 31 MAY
1000 Trades Presents: Phil Thomson’s Arts Lab 7.30–10pm

True to the ethos of the laboratory, expect the unexpected in a poetry, music and film programme which sees the return of Sellotape Cinema to premiere brand new work, gives free reign to the live Fashion Film Installation of LA-IT, drops in some more Open Mic, yet still leaves plenty of time for the pictorial poetry of artist John Wigley, a sideways swipe at the world from poet Caroline Stokes and, completing the evening, the electronic soundscapes of composer Tom Tebby. An exciting experience on either side of the mic!  Free. See Facebook events page for more details