1000 Trades Presents: Down Tempo Disco 6pm–12am

New regular night (first Friday of the month) bringing you the sweetest disco edits and soul cut-ups, brought to you by the inimitable Simon Tricklebank and Dan Farrell. Free. See Facebook events page for more details


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! Expect to hear the likes of New Order/ Courtney Barnett/ The White Stripes/ The Shins/ Brian Eno/ Ghostpoet/ Underground/ Resistance/ Awesome Tapes From Africa/ The Horrors/ Crocodiles Young/ Edwyn Collins/ Wire/ Different Drummer/ Cate Le Bon/ Soul Jazz/ Nick Cave/ Boards of Canada/ Todd Terje/ Primal Scream/ Boys Own/ The Charlatans/ Air/ Massive Attack/ The Fall/ Lee Scratch Perry/ King Tubby/ Gregory Isaacs/ Mad Professor/ Andrew Weatherall/ Aphex Twin/ Sun Ra/ PJ Harvey+ many more. Free. See Facebook events page for more details


First event Art Night 7–9pm

Looking for the perfect after-work activity, get creative and try something new? Then Art Night is for you. Whether you come alone or together with a group of friends – you can look forward to a great and unforgettable evening. In just a few hours, you’ll create your own artwork, guided by a local artist, with no existing skills necessary and all materials included. £34. Book via

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


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

Rebel Meetups – Young Entrepreneur Networking in Birmingham  6.30–9pm

Come along to an event for young, rebellious entrepreneurs in Birmingham. Thinking of starting a business? Growing your start-up and looking for peer support? Or maybe you just want to find out where the opportunities are in your city? Organised by Yena, their meetups bring together young and ambitious individuals, below the age of 35, to help them start and grow remarkable businesses. Free. Register via Facebook events

Focus group Craft Chat 7pm

Love your craft beer? If you want to be part of something new and exciting come along to the bar for an evening of beer and branding. An established brewery is road-testing their new craft range and they’re looking for input from the people of Birmingham. Free. More details and to register via Facebook events or at the bar


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

Girl Code: Love What You Do, Do What You Love 6–8pm

Girl Code is about creating a space for women to succeed and achieve their desired goals. At this event, hosted in partnership with 95 Northwood, their speakers will be giving you the tools that you need to help you slow down, relax, and feel empowered in all areas of your personal and professional life. Free. More details and to register via Eventbrite (search ‘Digital Cake’)


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


Jewellery Quarter Lettering Workshop 3–5pm

An introduction to traditional sign writing in the Jewellery Quarter and beyond with Jim Kerr from Seven 9 Signs. Find out about Jim’s work and sign writing practice, explore the basics of drafting letter forms using tools of the trade and have a go at painting letters. All materials provided. Over 18s only. £3. More details and to book via Eventbrite (search ‘JQ Townscape Heritage’)


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.


Mezze Quarter @ 1000 Trades

From the bustling souks of the Middle East to the quiet sun spots along the Greek coast, via North Africa and the Balkans – destination: Jewellery Quarter. In August and September we’re getting very mezze, with a menu inspired by the multi-course long lunches and dinners known across the globe. Mezze Quarter comes from the mind of Andrew Gabler, our chef-in-residence who has made our little slice of the JQ home. Serving all day Monday-Saturday until 28 September. See for the full menu and to book.


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


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


1000 Trades Presents: Coughing Pigeon 8pm–12am

Join Coughing Fit and Pigeonhole head honchos George Bate and Jon Harris for a strictly vinyl night of  curiosities take up the controls taking in everything from foot-tapping alternative, less travelled indie to 80s italo disco and 90s deep house. You can also listen to their show live on Brum Radio every Friday 6pm-8pm. Free. See Facebook events page for more details


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

Bank Hol Spesh I don’t know what it is, but it sure is funky X Downtempo Disco 4pm–12am

Two of our favourite acts combine in a Bank Holiday super smoothie with added guava to get your feet stamping and your heart pounding. Free. See Facebook events page for more details


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.


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


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. . Featuring the likes of Japan/ Talk Talk/ Scritti Politti/ Vissage/ Bauhaus/ Haircut 100/ King/ Depeche Mode/ Orange Juice/ The Chameleons/ China Crisis/ The The/ Aztec Camera/ The Associates/ The Cure/ Tom Tom Club/ Lotus Eaters/ Heaven 17/ New Order/ Prefab Sprout/ Talking Heads/ Altered Images/ The Teardrop Explodes/ Tears for Fears/ Art of Noise/ Simple Minds. With DJ Jon Harris. Free. See Facebook events page for more details