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 won’t 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


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


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

Get Dressed for Co-working 2–4pm

Calling all remote, homeworking heroes. Home might be where the office is, but all those hours of solitude, as productive as they are, aren’t good for the soul. This is how Dispace can help…their new co-working sessions give you a bit of respite from loneliness and distraction, and some work and collaboration time with people like you. Discounts on food and drink for Dispace members. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

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


Birmingham Jazz Presents: Maciek Pysz & Yuri Goloubev 7.45pm

Well known for his work with Gwilym Simcock, Tim Garland & Jason Rebello, bassist Yuri Goloubev brings his perfect pitch, stunning execution & lyricism to a new duo with virtuoso guitarist Maciek Pysz whose unique sound & heartfelt compositions have been delighting audiences around the UK & Europe for years in the many bands he has led on tour. Here they explore a fusion of jazz, world and classical music and new arrangements of their own compositions. You can expect intimate chamber jazz of the highest virtuosity, robust yet refined. £10/ £7.50 members/ £3 students. Tickets via (more on the door)

1000 Trades Presents: Down Tempo Disco 8pm–12am

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, joined by Dan Farrell. Sparks will fly, but no fireworks. Free. See Facebook events page for more details


‘Crafty Sip’ create-your-own social: make a leather belt 2.30–5pm

Deborette-Creative and 1000 Trades have teamed up to offer you Crafty Sip. Drawing inspiration from the DIY Bar in Portland, Oregon, USA – Crafty Sip sessions are a fun way to spend a few hours ‘crafting’ with your friends on a sociable level. What better way to make, than with your mates and drinks. This session allows you to produce one crafted item. You will be shown how to produce your project and will be able to work at your own pace within the two and a half hour timed session. £28. Includes all materials and tuition as required. See for more details and to book

1000 Trades Presents: Yawan From 4pm

Cross world borders from the comfort of the JQ with an eclectic selection of music from across the globe. Free. See Facebook events page for more details.


Birmingham Entrepreneurs Meetup 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

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


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, meeting every second Thursday of the month. Free. More details and to register via


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

1000 Trades Summer Party 2019 All day

Dust of the deckchairs! It’s our summer party 2019. Featuring:

·       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 (1-4pm)

·       Live jazz courtesy of 1000 Trades favourite Chris Young and some of our multi-talented bar staff (3-5pm)

·       ‘Tear a Strip Off John’ + Beer Bingo. Watch a grown man cry, as 1000 Trades’ John gets waxed within an inch of his life, part deux.  All proceeds to 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. With your host Matt Cottom (formerly of this parish) (From 5pm)

·       Natural Wine Tasting. Try any 4 of our delish natural wines on tap for £5 (All day)

·       Salopian Tap Takeover. Three cask and four kegs from one of our favourite breweries (All day)

·       Disco spectacular (see below) good times in the PM courtesy of your host Beane Noodler (Soul Buggin’, Nottingham) and Samantha Bagg (S/A/M)  (8pm-2am)

And don’t forget The Vanguard:

·       Mead tasting. Not tried it yet? Imagine what beer was before beer and you’re getting there. Strong, sweet and medieval (like my men)

·       Selected drinks £5


1000 Trades Presents: A Disco Spectacular 9pm–2am

To round off our Summer Party 2019 we’re delighted to host two well-established doyens of d-i–s-c-o to light up your evening and loosen your feet…with almost 25 years of DJing under his belt, Beane Noodler co-promotes the long running Soul Buggin’ night (now in its 15th year) and played alongside just about everyone from Andrew Weatherall, Mr Scruff, Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Jazzanova and many more. Half Sri-Lankan, half Scottish DJ S/A/M has been playing bars, parties, clubs and warehouses since early 2000s and has guested at the likes of Croatia’s Garden Festival, Amsterdam’s Supperclub, Ibiza’s Cafe Malanga and across Sri Lanka. Free. Please note: no admittance after midnight


1000 Trades Presents: Brumbeat 5–10pm

A Don Snorkie evening of obscure edits, remixes and cool tracks, old and new by, or featuring musicians from Birmingham and the West Midlands. From dub reggae to new romantic, latin jazz to 60s psyche, electronica and indie – fine grooves from the centre of the universe. Free. See Facebook events page for more details


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

1000 Trades Presents: Phil Thomson’s Arts Lab 7.45–9.30pm

Fine artist, dancer, film maker and occasional poet, Saranjit Birdi takes over tonight with some talented friends and literally dances his way through the evening, with musicians, singers, some wonderful experimental film shorts and and a whole lot of fun. Full-on energy, colour and spectacle, with a queue for open mic poetry and song (as usual). Free. See Facebook events page for more details


Birmingham Jazz Presents: Nikki Iles Trio with Stan Sulzman 7.45pm

Despite a long-standing musical friendship and frequent collaborations, it has been almost 20 years since Stan and Nikki recorded their first album “Treasure Trove” together. Their offering, “Stardust”, celebrated a shared love of songs, as well as featuring an original composition from each was released in 2015.  They are joined here by the world renowned Bass Player Gave Green.

Saxophonist Stan Sulzmann and pianist Nikki Iles are iconic figures on the UK jazz scene composing and playing in their own distinctive contemporary styles. Despite a long-standing musical friendship and frequent collaborations, it has been almost 20 years since Stan and Nikki recorded their first album Treasure Trove. It is a shared love of the Standard Jazz Repertoire that brought them together for their last album Stardust. They have taken to the studio again and is a collaboration with US Based Dave Holland entitled ‘Lush Life’, released in late 2018. £12.50/£10 members/ £3 students. Tickets via (more on the door)

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


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 for details of this month’s theme and to register


OK Stop! Improvised Comedy 8pm

“OK Stop! bring their unique improv comedy stylings to 1000 Trades. You shout out a title, they improvise a B-Movie – or whatever comes to mind! Think Whose Line Is It Anyway meets Have I Got News For You. Shows are fast-paced, interactive and unpredictable. Free. See Facebook events page for more details


Social Circle @1000 Trades 5.30–8pm

Another 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.


Soulfood JQ Two day kitchen pop-up

To mark the Jewellery Quarter festival resident chef Andrew Gabler will be conjuring up some damn fine gumbo and other Louisiana-inspired dishes to complement the festivities! Check the website for more info.


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

1000 Trades @ Jewellery Quarter Festival All day

As part of the annual #JQFestival 1000 Trades is hosting a number of events including:

·       Get yourself printed in 3D created by Walsall creative start up Get Cloned, using the latest scanning and 3D printing technology

·       1000 Trades Food and Drink Emporium on the first floor, featuring live beermaking demo with Birmingham Amateur Brewers, Mead tasting with The Vanguard, introduction to sour beer with Siren Craft Brew, Journeys Through Naural Wine with Wine Freedom and Slow Food Hub with Slow Food Birmingham.

·       Jewellery Quarter Lettering Workshop with Townscape Heritage, an introduction to traditional sign writing in the Jewellery Quarter and beyond with Jim Kerr from Seven 9 Signs (Sun)

·       Birmingham Tap Takeover As part of Brewery Quarter, highlighting the four breweries on our doorstep, we’ll also be dedicating all of our remaining taps to the best of what Birmingham has to offer, including Dig Brew, Fixed Wheel and Birmingham Brewing Company

See Facebook events page for more details


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

Banish Banarama, Kybosh Kylie and Erase Europe ….our monthly night dedicated to proper music from the most underrated decade since the last one. With DJ Jon Harris. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

I don’t know what it is, but it sure is funky + Jazz//Roast

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 (2-4pm live duo downstairs; DJ Stig from 5). Free