UPCOMING / August
FRIDAY 11 AUGUST
1000 Trades Presents: Pigeonhole with Jon Harris 8pm–12am
Pigeonhole was a midweek night run by Jon Harris back in the 90’s. It complimented residencies at House and Techno nights such as: The Bubble Club (Que Club), Digital Dream (Bonds), Offbeat (Steering Wheel) and New World, alongside appearances around the country and running a record label – Two Straight Roads.
The aim was, and still is, to play 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
SATURDAY 12 AUGUST
Mbira Blues Symposium Exploring Mbira Music 3–5pm
Explore the Zimbabwe diaspora, and themes of identity, politics and rhythm with live performances from world music maestros including Chartwell Dutrio, Anna Mudeka and Zee Guveya. Hosted by Matt Grimes (Head of Music Industries, BCU). Free.
1000 Trades Presents: Days Like This 8pm–12am
Lush disco and soulful house vibes celebrating the spirit of Southport Weekender here in Birmingham with guest DJs and resident Devon Montique, previously of Miss Moneypenny’s and Café del Mar. Free. See Facebook for more details.
TUESDAY 15 – SATURDAY 27 AUGUST
The Vegan Grindhouse @1000 Trades
Award-winning Digbeth Dining Club favourites The Vegan Grindhouse arrive at 1000 Trades for a two week kitchen takeover serving up delicious handmade vegan Americana street food! More details via facebook.com/vegangrindhouse.
WEDNESDAY 16 AUGUST
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 will comprise an informal evening of political discussion. All welcome. Free. Register via Eventbrite
THURSDAY 17 AUGUST
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
FRIDAY 18 AUGUST
1000 Trades Presents: Simon Tricklebank 8pm–12am
Former Victoria stalwart, resident electrician and all round nice man Simon Tricklebank will be dusting off his extensive record collection to bring you the finest disco, soul and house. Sparks will fly. Free.
SATURDAY 19 AUGUST
1000 Trades Presents: ITALICS 8pm–12am
Another instalment of our monthly night featuring choice cuts of Italo Disco, synth pop, retro electro and acid house in this decade-straddling musical cornucopia. Let’s go.
DJs George Bate (Coughing Fit/NTS 2 Radio) and DJs Jon Napier (Berlusconi’s). Free. See Facebook events page for more details
TUESDAY 22 AUGUST
Code Club Social and Meetup 5.30–8.30pm
Code Club is a nationwide network of over 5,000 free after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11 with a mission to put a Club in every community in the world. By making games, animations, and websites children gain the skills, confidence and opportunities to change the world through code. This event is for people to find out more about getting involved as hosts or volunteers. Free. Register via Eventbrite
THURSDAY 24 AUGUST
dAudio Uncovered 7–10pm
Discover talented local musicians with an evening of original acoustic music with this new fortnightly showcase. Free. More details via label.daudiomusicgroup.com/event
FRIDAY 25 AUGUST
1000 Trades Presents: Spaghetti Funktion 8pm–12am
Selectors James Hollingworth and Tom Owen return for another instalment of their new monthly residency at 1000 Trades, playing a truly eclectic mix psychedelic-afro-house-disco-funk!. Free. See Facebook events page for more details
SATURDAY 26 AUGUST
NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s 8pm–2am
Legendary Mancunian and Stone Roses’ tour DJ (!) Dave Booth returns to the decks for an all-vinyl 6 hour spectacular for our monthly night full of 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. Free. See Facebook events page for more details. Note: no entry past midnight.