UPCOMING // FEBRUARY

SHOWING MOST SIX NATIONS GAMES ON OUR 100” SCREEN UPSTAIRS THROUGHOUT THE TOURNAMANT

 

SATURDAY 1 FEBRUARY

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

Monthly music jamboree bringing you the sweetest disco edits and soul cut-ups, delivered with verve by the inimitable Simon Tricklebank and Dan Farrell. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

 

TUESDAY 4 FEBRUARY
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 5 FEBRUARY
PJ Kombucha Tasting Event 7–8pm

Come and join Patrick O’Connor, founder of PJ Kombucha to learn more about kombucha, sample all the 4 kombucha flavours and tuck into fermented nibbles: sourdough as well as some local kimchi and sauerkraut from Barrel & Bone as well as un-released flavours and new products. £4. Search ‘PJ Kombucha’ for tickets

 

THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY
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

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

Kamikaze Club 8.45–11pm

One-off last minute addition to the bill because of a double-booking issue; a belter featuring a one of the best line ups of established acts trying out new material on your well-attuned ears including Good Kids, Damon Conlan, Josh Pugh, Danny Clives, Sham Zaman and more. Free.                                More details via facebook.com/TheKamikazeClub

 

FRIDAY 7 FEBRUARY

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Steve Buckley Stars in Zone B 7.45pm

Steve was a key member of Loose Tubes (the highly acclaimed 21-piece jazz orchestra that became the focal point of the British jazz renaissance of the 80s). During this time, he was closely associated with the London African and Latin American scenes. His own projects included Orchestra Rafiki, co-led by long-time associate Chris Batchelor and featuring Kenyan Nyatiti player Ayub Ogada and Ghanaian drummer Nana Appiah, and the Pigs Head Sons, another Buckley/Batchelor collaboration. He toured and recorded with Ashley Slater’s Microgroove, Norman Cook’s Beats International and the contemporary classical ensemble Jeremy Peyton-Jones’ Regular Music. He has played and recorded with several Django Bates’ projects including The Third Policeman, Human Chain and Delightful Precipice. £12.50/ £10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

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

 

TUESDAY 11 FEBRUARY

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 meetup.com/Birmingham-Entrepreneurs-Meetup-Group

 

THURSDAY13 FEBRUARY

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 meetup.com/Birmingham-Work-At-Home-Meetup

 

FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Iain Ballamy Quartet 7.45pm

This is part of the tour organised by Jazz West Midlands and showcases Ballamy’s new regular quartet. ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy is an internationally recognised saxophonist and composer who has been variously described as urbane, original, freethinking and uncompromising. Over three decades spent transcending musical genres and stereotypes and by forging strong and ongoing relationships with musicians around the globe, Ballamy has worked with many cutting-edge figures of today’s contemporary Jazz scene. £12.50/ £10 members/ £5 students.                                                      Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

1000 Trades Presents: The Yardbird Sessions 8pm–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

 

SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY

Album Launch Quinn Lam 7.30pm

Releasing debut album “20 Year Old Car”, local Birmingham artist Quinn Lam launches her eclectic mix of the guitar blues swagger with the intricacies of Celtic music, with support from SheBeat and other local female artists. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

1000 Trades Presents: Eclectic Sessions 8pm–12am

A night celebrating the diverse nature of dance music. Featuring a mix of musical genres from classic house to chill out, via soul, jazz, hip-hop, funk, post-punk and broken beats. Featuring well known classics and modern unknowns from the likes of Salsoul/ Philadelphia International/ Compost Records/ K7/ Strictly Rhythm/ Acid Jazz/ Tru Thoughts/ Grand Central/ BBE/ Alice Russell/ Jazzanova/ Atjazz/ Quantic/ Kaytranada/ BB&Q/4 Hero/Ben Westbeech/Masters at Work/ Pete Rock/ Rae & Christian/ The Milk/ Donald Byrd/ Smoove & Turrell/ Chic/ The Pendletons/ Cameo/ Cymande/ SOS Band/ Children of Zeus/ Amp Fiddler/ Yazmin Lacey + many more. With DJ Greg. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

 

WEDNESDAY 19 FEBRUARY

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 facebook.com/TheKamikazeClub

 

FRIDAY 21 FEBRUARY

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

 

SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY

1000 Trades Presents: Jazz in the House 8pm–1am

New regular jazz-infused deep house night at 1000 Trades celebrating all things jazzy-tinged and piano-laden from the 90s and 2000s archives. Expect to hear the likes of Blaze/ Masters at Work/ A Man Called Adam/ 95 North/ Soulboy/ Kevin Yost/ Ulysees/ Jon Cutler/ Mike Delgado/ St Germain/ Musical Expresion/ Kerri Chandler/ Nathen Haines/ Peven Everett/ John Ciafone/ DJ Gregory + many more with Scott Povey (Fixed Wheels of Steel) and DJ Stapes. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

 

SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY

I don’t know what it is, but it sure is funky 4–7pm

Monthly Sunday session with DJ Stig playing the finest soul, jazz and disco. Sunday roasts ‘til 5pm as usual. Free.                                                          See Facebook events page for more details.

 

MONDAY 24 FEBRUARY

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

 

WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY

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

 

THURSDAY 27 FEBRUARY

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

Here we are, easing ourselves into the year with fresh ideas, new talent and the same old certainties: a guaranteed evening of fine poetry, music and film from regulars and guests alike as we look forward to a season of innovative arts in performance. Tonight, leading the bill and setting us up for the year, we welcome poet and singer Vincent Stokes. An evening of experiment and memorable moments, matched only by surprising open mic delights, you’ll find great company, a convivial atmosphere and wonderful hospitality. You’re bound to become a regular yourself. There’s still time to make a resolution you can keep with ease. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

 

FRIDAY 28 FEBRUARY

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Karen Sharp Quartet 7.45pm

A multiple award winner and prominent artist on the jazz scene, Karen Sharp will be appearing with her long-established line-up of Nikki Iles, Dave Green and Steve Brown – world class musicians who also happen to be great friends. Together they create a unique sound that is warm, spontaneous and exciting, incorporating free flowing improvisation with almost telepathic ensemble playing. They will be performing music from their long awaited second album, ‘The Sun, the Moon and You’ which includes familiar, lesser-known and original tunes showcasing the unique spirit of a band with a shared passion for strong melodies, group interplay and respect for the jazz tradition. £12.50/ £10 members/ £5 students.                                                                     Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk (more on the door)

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

 

SATURDAY 29 FEBRUARY

NOW HAM: A Night of Incredible 80s 7pm–2am

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 – amongst many others. With DJ Jon Harris (Pigeonhole/ NowHam). Free. See Facebook events page for more details.