A quick note to let you know our Christmas menu is up and we’re taking bookings. Take a look here at the full menu here, and drop us a line or visit the bar for bookings.

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Christine Tobin Quartet 7.45pm

Christine Tobin and Phil Robson start our Crossing Boundaries Festival, of jazz with another art forms. They have now established themselves on both the London and NYC scenes. Christine has long been associated with transforming other writers work into jazz lyrics and this performance will feature jazz arrangements of the writings of W B Yeats, Leonard Cohen and now Herman Melville and William Morris. £12.50/£10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door


Quartermasters #5 A Quarterly Market of Artisans and Makers 11am–5pm

From hand-printed goods, contemporary embroidery to jewellery and gilded goodness, join us for the fifth makers market at 1000 Trades, showcasing local talent. Get that smug ‘sorted for Christmas’ feeling with plenty of fantastic handmade goods on offer to suit all tastes and chat to the makers whilst enjoying a lovingly crafted beer. Free. More details via facebook.com/qtrmstrs

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

The return of the good vibes to nice up your Saturday evening with truckload of ska, roots, rocksteady and classic reggae, all 100% vinyl played with love from Sound of Soul! Free. See Facebook events page for more details

Pietanic @1000 Trades

We welcome back the perfect antidote to the encroaching cold weather in the form of Digbeth Dining Club faves Pietanic, this time here for almost a month – including their legendary cheese and bacon burger pie as well as the 1000 Trades ‘exclusive’ Plum Porter and game! Check out their website.


First event The Midlands Enlightenment in association with the RSA 6–8pm

A new monthly meetup of RSA Fellows in a welcoming and informal setting. Each event will hear from someone who, one way or another, is undertaking pioneering work – helping to secure a new Enlightenment here in the Midlands. All welcome.

For the first event we welcome Toast Ale, who are using brewing to reduce the almost half of all bread that is wasted in the UK. Sustainable and fun – very enlightened. Free. Register via theRSA.org

n.b. Birmingham Amateur Brewers will meet as part of the event.

HydraHack: Developer MeetUp 7–9pm

HydraHack is a meetup for developers, by developers. Taking place once a quarter, the events are a great place for technical people in Birmingham to share ideas, techniques and learn from each other. For this session they’ll be looking at applications of data science and artificial intelligence, with a series of talks on using machine learning, statistical methods and analytics to solve everyday business problems and improve customer experiences. All welcome. See meetup.com/hydrahack for details and to sign up


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

The Ceilidh Band Unplugged @ 1000 Trades 8–10pm

Foot-tapping traditional folk music as we welcome back Birmingham-based five piece The Ceilidh Band to ease you into the weekend! Free

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Julian Costello Quartet 7.45pm

This new international Quartet is energetic and creative with humour. They are touring ‘Transitions’ the latest album released on 33 Records and have received absolutely fantastic reactions from audiences. They clearly get on well and this comes across in their intense, yet amusing sets that move you in different ways and take you to different places.  They improvise without competition but instead collaborate beautifully.  £12.50/£10 members/£5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door


First event Our Friends Are Eclectic Present: Desert Island Discs 12–8pm

If you’re still waiting by the phone for Sue Lawley this is for you – pick 8 of your all-time greats and have them played in the bar! You can even bring your mates if you fancy a good argument.

Plus they’ll be a record fair! Plenty stocks of disco, soul and indie to keep your thumbs exercised. Free. See Facebook events page for more details and to book a slot for future events

1000 Trades Presents: Pigeonhole with Jon Harris 8pm–12am

Regular night with a whole range of music from different genres; starting slowly and building up from ethereal and curious head-nodding numbers to tunes for serious toe tapping and dancing! Free. See Facebook events page for more details



Week-long tap takeover from the multi-award winning Staffordshire brewery for the perfect accompaniment to pie and mash, from the people behind the 2015 Champion Beer of Britain, Plum Porter. Sink that pint and hit the pie deck! Check out Titanic’s website.

Kamikaze Club Open Mic: Ep.5 7.30–10.30pm

The Kamikaze Club return for their fifth 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


Progressive Politics 7–9pm

Progressive Politics is a monthly meet-up and discussion for all those interested in a progressive future, with regular guest speakers. This month we’re joined by Baroness Christine Crawley, the well-respected former MEP for South Birmingham and now a working Peer with several Front Bench positions under her belt. All welcome. Free. Register via Eventbrite


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, Find out how to get investment and share hints and tips on starting a new business. Friendly and informal. Free. Register via meetup.com/Birmingham-Entrepreneurs-Meetup-Group


Preview pop-up downstairs The Vanguard @1000 Trades From 6pm – POSTPONED

An opportunity to sample some of the upcoming delights from the new addition to the 1000 Trades stable whilst work is completed to bring the upstairs attic space into use. Free

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

Greg Abate, jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer, is a global phenomenon and international recording artist. For this gig he lands 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. £12.50/£10 members/£5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door


‘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


Ghost signs are old advertising signs hand-painted directly onto a buildings brickwork. They provide an ongoing glimpse back to the past. Put simply it’s – history written on the walls for us all to see and enjoy. See the ghost signs of the historic Jewellery Quarter on this walking tour. Starts and ends over coffee at ours. See eventbrite for more details and to book.


dAudio Uncovered 7–10pm

Discover talented local musicians with an evening of original acoustic music with this fortnightly showcase. Free. More details via label.daudiomusicgroup.com/event

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Ed Jones Quartet 7.45pm

Ed Jones returns to the quartet format with which he first made his name on the UK jazz scene over 25 years ago. Initially inspired by the music of Wayne Shorter this quartet has branched out to feature original new compositions from Jones and bassist Vosloo ably with outstanding support from Ross Stanley on keys and Tim Giles on Drums. £12.50/£10 members/£5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door

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

Our monthly cornucopia of proper music from the most underrated decade since the last one. 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 facebook.com/makermonday for details of this month’s theme and to register

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