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THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER

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 2 NOVEMBER

1000 Trades Presents: Samantha Bagg 8pm–1am

Fresh off the boat from a late summer residency at Ibiza’s Malanga Café and Mad Monkey, we welcome back Sam (‘Skam’) who last rocked our joint supporting Danielle from Crazy P at our summer party. Straddling the musical poles of London and her native Glasgow, Sam is defined by an aversion to being defined, and her expert blending across time and genre takes in everything from broken beat, deep and spiritual jazz to ambient Balearic, deep-tech rhythms and spaced out disco. One to get in for. Free. See Facebook events page for more detail and listen now at soundcloud.com/samanthabagg. Please note: no entry past midnight

SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER

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

SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER

Sunday Jazz @1000 Trades: François Bourassa Quartet 6–11pm

A well-known stalwart of the Canadian jazz scene with a career spanning over thirty-five years, François has recently released his new album “Number 9” and comes with plaudits from the likes of the Financial Times, the New York Times and London Jazz News. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER

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 

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 7 NOVEMBER

First event Birmingham Music Archive Meetup 6 –9.30pm

The archive community in Birmingham is thriving and with the success of new initiatives like BMAG:RMXD and the launch of the History, Heritage and Archives Research Cluster in November, this is a new opportunity for archive owners, curators and armchair history enthusiasts to meet regularly. For this first vent they will be exploring what archives there are in the city, investigating opportunities for collaboration engaging with tech enthusiasts before the next BMAG: RMXD Hack event on Saturday 10th November. All welcome. Free. For more information and to register contact ulia@comutiny.co.uk

FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER

Free event Birmingham Jazz: Mark Cherrie Steel Pan Workshop 6pm

Mark’s earliest memories of the steel pan were watching his father playing with the Russ Henderson Trio. Russ and Ralph Cherrie had arrived in the UK from Trinidad in the mid 1950’s and quickly found that they could make a good living playing the steel pan over here. They were both accomplished musicians. Flash forward to the present time and the steel pan is now a widely known instrument, both here and all over the world. But still, the perception of the instrument is still one of novelty: “Does it play real musical notes?”; “Do you just play by numbers?”. This is your chance to hear Mark talk about the instrument, answer this questions and more – with a couple of spare pans to have a go on. Free. See birminghamjazz.co.uk for more information

1000 Trades Presents: The Yardbird Sessions 7pm–12am

Birmingham’s much-missed jazz and funk bar lives on….Ollie Lloyd will be brings the funky hybrid sounds of The Yardbird for the fourth in a series 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

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Mark Cherrie 7.45pm

A jazz quartet like no other; this one is fronted by Mark Cherrie, a steel pan player who is one of the few players in the world playing this instrument in a jazz context. As a vastly experienced steel pan player, he has developed a completely unique voice on an instrument that for some, is unfairly viewed as a novelty. £10/£7.50 members/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

SATURDAY 10 NOVEMBER
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

SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER

Vinyl Sunday Lunch 3pm–6pm

Warm up 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

Sunday Jazz @1000 Trades: Dan Spirrett 6–11pm

This week, all the way from Leamington Spa, tenor wizard Dan Spirrett. Followed by jazz jam. Free.

TUESDAY 13 NOVEMBER

Birmingham Entrepreneurs Meetup 6.30–9.30pm

A new slot (second Tuesday of the month) for this 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 14 NOVEMBER

Photo Cafe 7–9pm

Informal discussion and meetup 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 15 NOVEMBER

Social Circle @1000 Trades 5.30–8pm

Third outing for new 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. They wanted to be better for themselves, for their clients, and because they just really love social media. So they have decided to open the circle to other digital marketers, with the goal to take social to the next level and share inspirational, instant, and actionable insights. Everyone welcome. This month they are joined by guest speaker Sally Hawksford, Digital Director at WPR Agency. Free. More details and to register via Eventbrite. Also see ‘A Schooner with..’ on 1000 Trades blog.

FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Greg Abate with Elliott Sansom Trio 7.45pm

Jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer, Greg Abate is a global phenomenon and international recording artist, landing in Birmingham on his latest tour of the UK. To accompany him will be the rising star that is Elliott Sansom and his piano trio. Expect a hard driving pace from this special quartet which blends Greg’s established sound with the up and coming Elliott and his cohorts. In the mid 70s after finishing a four-year programme at the Berklee College of Music in the US he played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years and in 1978 Greg formed his group Channel One which was a favourite in the New England area and from there had the opportunity to play tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra, under leadership of Dick Johnson from 1986 to ’87. Following this experience Greg ventured out as post hard bop soloist playing Jazz Festivals, Jazz Societies and Jazz Clubs throughout the US, Canada and abroad, including most of Europe, UK, Georgia and Russia. £10/£7.50 members/ £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 17 NOVEMBER

1000 Trades Presents: Grace Sands (Digs/DIY) 7pm–1am

Unofficial Lunar festival reunion with Grace Sands, formerly of celebrated Nottingham free party collective DIY will be reprising his motherload disco house roughcut mashup from the Lunar DIY Soundsystem stage. Grace came out firin’ onto the scene at Glastonbury’s notorious NYC Downlow and has been getting fresh with Mel & Kim ever since, dropping cuts at the likes of Brighton Pride, Bristols’ Duvet Vous, What the..?, Boomtown, Block9 / NYC Download Weekender and Club Magnus. She has since been busy launching her new label TruVanity, and will be supported by DJ Mat Blythe from Stroud representing the southerly end of the DIY axis. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER

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

Sunday Jazz @1000 Trades: Daniel Kemshell 6–11pm

Recent Birmingham graduate, guitarist Daniel Kemshell plays a set with his trio, followed by a jazz jam. Free

MONDAY 19 NOVEMBER

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

WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER

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 22 NOVEMBER

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

Five-piece Goodall stage an avant-garde musical take-over tonight – but not before we have taken in the taciturn poetry film of sculptor John Wigley and dipped into the woozy americana of singer John Napier, who might just drop into a prophetic punk rant (aka The Snowflakes/combined Authority/Waler). Then, there’s LA-IT’s short, sharp fashion dance clips with real fashion and music animation from artist Saranjit Birdi. All this and still time for the increasingly busy Open Mic. Tell people it’s poetry, music and film, but not as we know it.  Free. See Facebook events page for more details 

FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Martin Speake Quartet 7.45pm

Birmingham Jazz welcomes back Martin Speake, this time with his own quartet. A founding member of the innovative sax quartet ‘Itchy Fingers’ in the 80s, they toured the world with their unique sound, and this ensemble features four of the best artists around today, including US drummer Jeff Williams, local man Fred Thomas on bass and the exciting guitar sound of Mike Outram. £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 24 NOVEMBER
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 25 NOVEMBER
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; live jazz from 6pm). Free

Sunday Jazz @1000 Trades: Gwilym Jones 6–11pm

After clinching the coveted Tony Levin Award at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Jones has gone on to provide explosive and creative rhythm to a myriad of UK and overseas artists. Followed by jazz jam. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER

Charity fundraiser ‘Tear a Strip Off John’ 8pm

Watch a grown man cry, as 1000 Trades’ John gets waxed within an inch of his life. As well as a fundraiser and raffle, bid for the chance to tear your own strip off his less ‘sensitive’ areas. St. John’s Ambulance will be on hand and love ones forewarned.

The event is being organised by Beena Chauhan of local champion groomers Barberology, as part of Vladimir Morozov’s amazing 1000 mile run across Nepal. All proceeds will go towards his charity the Nepal Youth Foundation, which offers hope and opportunity to Nepal’s most impoverished children by providing them with vital healthcare, education and a safe environment. See Facebook events page for more details

THURSDAY 29 NOVEMBER

Launch event Dispace – A New Way to Work 8pm

Calling all freelancers and hotdeskers – come along and find out all about the future of work, with our flexible co-working partners Dispace.  Co-founder Ross Cox hosts an informal networking event for people to find out about how Dispace, in partnership with venues like 1000 Trades, serves your need for a less restricted worklife by providing casual workspace wherever you need it, and a community of likeminded people you can do business with.  We’ll be throwing in some of our fabulous food and drink and providing a relaxed setting for you to get to know one another. More information on Dispace at dispace.co

FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Martin Speake Quartet 7.45pm

The band co-led by Chris Biscoe and Pete Hurt are getting into gear in Birmingham for the launch of their first album. The repertoire of the 5 is mostly by Chris Biscoe and Pete Hurst, with contributions from pianist Liam Noble and choice selections from the Thelonious Monk songbook. First seen at Birmingham Jazz in 2016, they make a very welcome return touring the new tunes. £12.50/£10 members/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

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

Give your Friday 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