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TUESDAY 2 OCTOBER

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 3 OCTOBER

Slow Food Birmingham Presents: Cheese & Beer Paring Workshop 6.30–8pm

Would you eat Shropshire Blue or Parmesan with a locally brewed pale ale? See if you agree with the taste experts at Slow Food’s cheese and beer pairing workshop, introducing carefully selected beers that pair beautifully with both UK and international cheeses. Lead by one of the UK’s top cheese judges, at the end of the evening you will be able to buy both cheese and beer to take home at reduced prices. £18 + booking fee. Includes five cheeses and five beers. More details and to book via slowfoodbirmingham.co.uk

THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER
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 OCTOBER

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Hans Koller Trio 7.45pm

Birmingham Jazz welcome back three outstanding figures of the UK jazz scene, headed up by Hans Koller. Hailing from rural Bavaria, Koller came to the UK in 1991, and started playing in bands with saxophonist Stan Sulzmann and trumpeter Chris Batchelor. He went on to form his own group, Neverland, with bass player Dave Whitford, saxophonist Rob Townsend and drummer Stuart Laurence. This group was augmented into a nine-piece outfit for Koller’s début album Magic Mountain (1997), which established him as one of the leading new jazz composers in the UK. Koller’s most ambitious work, his 2016 triple vinyl releasepresents a 12-piece horn-led ensemble with special guest Steve Swallow, playing three Koller originals plus arrangements of music from Lennie Tristano, Charlie Parker and much-admired drummer Jeff Williams, who also features on the recording.  £10/£7.50 members/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER

Kamikaze Club Presents: Comedy Nights @ Birmingham Comedy Festival 7–10pm

As part of the Birmingham Comedy Festival at 1000 Trades, regular funnies the Kamikaze Club are hosting a series of special gigs – as usual all free. With Jonathan Hipkiss, Chris Purchase and the Club’s own panel show A Quest for Points. Free. More details via facebook.com/TheKamikazeClub

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

TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER

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 10 OCTOBER

Kamikaze Club Presents: Comedy Nights @ Birmingham Comedy Festival 5–10pm

Second in a series of special gigs, with Matthew Williams, Lou Levell, David Luck, Sham Zaman, Ceyla Ab, Alex Black and more. Free. More details via facebook.com/TheKamikazeClub

FRIDAY 12 AND SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER

Alex Monroe Jewellery Sample Sale Pop-up 11am–6pm & 11am–4pm

Alex Monroe jewellery is synonymous with a very British sense of style. It is feminine, delicate and quirky, but above all consistently wearable. Now a much loved brand world-wide, each and every piece is individually designed and handmade in England by Alex and his team. Bringing their sample-sale pop up to the Midlands for the very first time, they are selling off discontinued lines and seconds (slight imperfections). There will be a great range of designs and plenty of specialists on hand to advise. Free. More details via alexmonroe.com

FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Babelfish 7.45pm

A collaboration between two of the UK’s finest jazz artists Barry Green and Brigitte Beraha, the band also features legends Chris Laurence and Paul Clarvis. Between them they have played and recorded with Kenny Wheeler, John Surman, Sarah Vaughan, Norma Winstone, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Lee Konitz and many more. Their latest album “ Chasing Rainbows”, which received rave reviews from the Guardian, Observer and LondonJazz is a new collection of music they love, regardless of where it comes from – Songs in English, French, Portuguese and Italian, from original songs about love to fast paced compositions about sushi; from free Jazz to their take on Contemporary Classical songs, each Babelfish performance is fearless, fresh and mesmerising.£12/£10 members/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

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

After a hectic couple of 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 13 OCTOBER
Kamikaze Club Presents: Comedy Nights @ Birmingham Comedy Festival 5–10pm

Third in a series of special gigs, with cult sketch-comedy cowboys Good Kids (“A really fab sketch show” (Joe Lycett) ‘Fantastically original material that shows a great creative talent’ ***** (The Metropolist)), Josh Pugh (English Comedian of the Year 2016 and Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award Winner) and Kamikaze Club’s own panel show A Quest For Points on the bill. Free. More details via facebook.com/TheKamikazeClub

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 14 OCTOBER

Vinyl Sunday Lunch 3pm–6pm

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

TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER

Social Circle @1000 Trades 6–8pm

Second 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. Free. More details and to register via Eventbrite. Also see ‘A Schooner with..’ on 1000 Trades blog.

WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER

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

THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER

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

With The Google Philosophers Lisa Franklin and Lou Sarabadzic choosing 1000 Trades to premiere their latest work, and the return of The Trail of Thomas Love to play us out, the guarantee of quality poetry, music and experimental film goes on. Blessed by a short sharp set from charismatic poet Vincent Stokes and an anything-can-happen Open mic, there will be plenty to put in your diary for next time. Free. See Facebook events page for more details 

FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Fini Bearman 7.45pm

With the success of her latest album ‘Burn the Boat’ (Two Rivers Records, 2016) and her previous album of songs from the Gershwin classic, ‘Porgy & Bess’ (F-IRE Records, 2014). Fini Bearman has been making a name for herself on the UK scene, equally at home performing original music as well as interpreting classic songs. For this brand-new project Fini is joined by pianist Tom Cawley (Curios, Acoustic Ladyland, Peter Gabriel), and bassist Calum Gourlay (Kit Downes, Tommy Smith, Kurt Elling), where they will be reimagining songs from the late, great songwriter of our time, David Bowie..£10/£7.50 members/ £3 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

1000 Trades Presents: Simon Tricklebank 8pm–midnight

Former The Victoria stalwart, resident electrician and all round nice man Simon Tricklebank returns with his extensive record collection to bring you the finest disco, soul and house. Sparks will fly. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER

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 the DJs will be conjuring some well-crafted tunes to ease your way into the weekend. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 21 OCTOBER

‘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

MONDAY 22 AND TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER

The Vanguard X Salt & Earth 

Two of our own in-house signings team up for an exquisite evening of Japanese-inspired food and drinks, including dishes such as langoustines with onion, olive oil and ponzu, as well as beetroot with fermented wheat and cockscomb mint, which has a sweet, lemony, basil flavour.  The menu is matched with Vanguard-grade genius libations, like Akashi-Tai Daigino Genshu sake (YUM!) with rain moss perfume to go with the beetroot dish. £70 per person. Includes six courses and drinks. Tables of two or four available. See ichoosebirmingham.com (issue 27 Sept) for more details and to book.

FRIDAY 26 OCTOBER

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 (1000 Trades). Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER
NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s 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.  With DJs Pete Drive (Mumbo Jumbo) and John (1000 Trades) Free. See Facebook events page for more details

SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER
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; jazz jam from 6pm). Free

MONDAY 29 OCTOBER

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