1000 Trades and The Yardbird Presents: Braziliance 8pm–12am

Join Ollie Lloyd, owner of for a special set of rare bossa, samba to kick off a new regular celebration of the much-missed Yardbird Jazz Club with the owner at the controls with a fantastic mix of Brazilian beats and grooves. Free. See Facebook events page for more details

Salt & Earth @ 1000 Trades

June is about to get infinitely better for foodies of Brum. Niki Astley and Georgiana Radenschi, the culinary coupling behind Salt & Earth, return to our kitchen spot after their wildly successful residency in February. Things have changed a bit since then. They left Birmingham caked in snow and returned to costa-del-Brum. The menu’s changed too, with a brand new selection of mouthwatering dishes inspired by their time in South East Asia. Flavour is the key here, and they’ve got it by the plateful. Serving all day Monday-Saturday. More details and to 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

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: Paul McCandless & Charged Particles 7.45pm

Grammy Award winner Paul McCandless of famed US band Oregon guests in this quartet of US virtuosos on their first UK tour featuring exciting and creative music that crosses stylistic boundaries and creates engaging new sounds. The repertoire blends jazz with elements of Latin music, funk, classical music, and other genres. Each piece they play brims with the fun the players have together and with the admiration they have for each other. Charged Particles are a treat to hear! £12.50/£10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via or on the door

1000 Trades Presents: Rocky Steps Album launch party 8pm-12am

Birmingham International founder Rocky Steps was our very first resident DJ, helping to build 1000 Trades in to the musical destination it’s now become. His debut album is coming out on Static Caravan on this date and he’s holding the launch party in our downstairs bar. Expect a laid back evening of 80s grooves. Free. Grab a copy of the limited edition CD Digipack from Rocky Steps on the night or via

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 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

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

JQ volunteers welcome event 5.30–7.30pm

A chance for new volunteers to find out more about upcoming events and activities that they can get involved in and meet the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust team. Opportunities for volunteers include the Jewellery Quarter Festival in July, and the Townscape Heritage project, a programme for the restoration and regeneration of the Jewellery Quarter industrial middle, inspiring communities to find out more about their local heritage through a 3 year programme of tours, talks, performances and events. Free. If you’re interested in becoming a Jewellery Quarter volunteer and would like to attend, please email

Birmingham Jazz Presents: John Hirst’s Blue Pearl 7.45pm

This will be a night of warm melodic harmonies delivered with style and panache by a fine quartet, with some of the best of the crop of recent Conservatoire Graduates. This band formed to play the music of the late great Bud Powell and is named after one of his songs. £8/£free members/ £5 students. Tickets via or on the door

1000 Trades Summer Party 2018 All day
Dust off the deckchairs! It’s our summer party 2018. Featuring:
– One day kitchen pop-up with Tacos Lengua by Salt & Earth (all day)
– Ironically traditional pub games (escape the windowless leisure centre) (all day)
– 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 (2-6pm)
– Wonky Wine with Sam Olive (Wine Freedom). Come and experience some of the more leftfield offerings from the man behind our natural wines (3-7.30pm)
– Live jazz courtesy of 1000 Trades favourite Chris Young and some of our multi-talented bar staff (5-6.30pm)
– Disco spectacular good times in the PM (see below) courtesy of your host Danielle Moore (Crazy P) (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
See Facebook events page for more details

1000 Trades Presents: Danielle Moore (Crazy P) 8pm–2am
Join us under disco ball for the late night bit of our summer party! Taking the lead on the ones-and-twos is Crazy P’s front-and-centre vocalist Danielle Moore. Having smashed the Moseley Jazz Festival in 2017, Crazy P are undoubtedly one of the most entertaining live acts around, with a top-end medley of soul, funk, disco and house numbers – always accessible, but in the best possible way. Danielle’s mastery of the stage is complemented by her less well known selector skills and we can look forward to a set of shimmering aural pleasures to kickstart your groove. Livening up your toes will be Samantha Bagg (SKAM/ Supercute) Free. Please note: no admittance past midnight
Kamikaze Club Open Mic: Ep.10 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
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Charlotte Glasson ft. Chris Spedding 7.45pm
If you like your music to be fun, tuneful and with great tunes then Charlotte and her band are for you. On this third visit to Birmingham Jazz Charlotte brings her multi-instrument show touring a new set of work. 2018 sees the release of Charlotte’s new album ‘Robots’ which is inspired by a trip to South Africa in 2017. Last time around she played a saw so anything is possible! £12.50/£10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via or on the door
1000 Trades Presents: Meditations  8pm–12am
Second outing for this new regular night with ambient to yacht rock – and everything in-between. Join Matt Beck (Leftfoot/ This is Tmrw) on a unique musical odyssey through space and time. Free. See Facebook events page for more details
1000 Trades Presents: The Yardbird Sessions 8pm–12am
New regular night hosted by Ollie Lloyd, owner of the much-missed Yardbird Jazz Club bringing you the choicest cuts of jazz, funk, soul, Brazilian and Latin grooves. Free. See Facebook events page for more details
‘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 for more details and to book
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
MMF/MPG Tribes Music Industry Networking Event 7.30–10.30pm
Rescheduled from May, 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
1000 Trades Presents: Phil Thomson’s Arts Lab 7.30–10pm
Wrapped around one or two moments of Open Mic for the fourth outing of this multi-layered cultural experience will be the expansive electronic soundscapes of musical interventionists Tom Tebby & Seán Clancy and the poetically textural saxophony of Roger Marshall. It’s all nuance – adding dynamic new ways of experiencing film, music and the spoken word. This month also sees the Midlands premiére of Balanuve, the haunting story of a city from its death to rebirth, told in image and verse through the poetry of Gregory Leadbetter and the photography of Phil Thomson. A true test-bed of risk and revelation. Free. See Facebook events page for more details
1000 Trades Presents: Cedar Sessions 7.45pm
Cedar Sessions extends a warm invitation to come inside from the mainstream and celebrate Birmingham as the home of creativity. Pop your Swifts in the umbrella stand and check your Sheerans by the door – we present to you a ragbag of alternative songwriting, exhibiting the very best new music from Birmingham-based musicians. Free. See Facebook events page for more details
Birmingham Jazz Presents: Matt Anderson Quartet 7.45pm
London based saxophonist and composer Matt Anderson presents a new quartet featuring four exciting young musicians, all of whom are bandleaders and composers in their own right. The band puts an emphasis on original writing, with arrangements often conceived together as a group, and takes inspiration from sources as wide ranging as Wayne Shorter, folk music of the British Isles, the European jazz scene and groove/rock music. £12.50/£10 members/ £5 students. Tickets via or on the door
NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s with Jon Harris 8pm–12am
Bannish Banarama, Kybosh Kylie and Erase Europe ….our monthly night full of proper music from the most underrated decade since the last one. DJ George Bate (NTS Radio/ Coughing Fit). Free. See Facebook events page for more details