UPCOMING/June
1000 Trades is a neighbourhood bar & kitchen in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham celebrating all things craft. We are an independent freehouse and specialise in craft beers, natural wines and rotating kitchen residencies from local food entrepreneurs.
SATURDAY 3 JUNE
Quartermasters #3 A Quarterly Market of Artisans and Makers 11am–5pm
1000 Trades plays host to the third Quartermasters artisanal and makers market with a dozen independent local businesses taking part, all offering great handmade items for people to treat themselves or a loved one, from flowers, pin badges to a nice new bag or wallet and not forgetting some unique cards to go with them. Free. More details on participants via Facebook
Sound of Soul Presents: Make It Reggae! 8pm-12am
Nice up your Saturday evening with another truckload of ska, roots, rocksteady and classic reggae, all 100% vinyl played with love from Sound of Soul! Free
WEDNESDAY 7 JUNE – SATURDAY 1 JULY
Habenero Café @1000 Trades
Habaneros, stalwarts of St Phillips Square and favourites of Colmore Row office workers and beyond, are the latest outfit to take up the reins in the 1000 Trades kitchen! Expect moreish Mexican tacos and zingy sides to keep you on the front foot. All of their food is prepared from fresh ingredients (no nasty preservatives or additives), ethically sourced (where possible using local produce) and cooked fresh every day. Their meat is supplied from a local farm (19gales) who only use free range, and their sauces are homemade using chillis imported from Mexico, before a Brummie twist is added to deliver some fantastic flavours. Get your kicks at Habanero Café! More details via 1000trades.org.uk 
TUESDAY 6 JUNE
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. Plenty of opportunities to ask questions from experts and learn from each other. This month’s guest is Phil and Lynn from the JQ’s one and only Rock n Roll Brewhouse! If you would like to bring along any beer for others to try and get feedback on – please do! Free. More details and this month’s agenda via Facebook group
WEDNESDAY 7 JUNE
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
Pre-Election Party 6pm-11pm
Election-themed beers and general merriment to celebrate the end of politics. BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight is being broadcast from the bar so put on your best radio face! Free
THURSDAY  8 JUNE
The Busker Tears Live 8pm
Bringing you a fresh blend of; Jazz, Funk, Blues, Reggae, Latin and Rock. Catch The Busker Tears started on the street but are now playing an array of venues across the country including an acoustic set at 1000 Trades! Free. More details via Facebook
FRIDAY  9 JUNE
1000 Trades Presents: Simon Tricklebank 8pm–midnight
Former The 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
TUESDAY 13 JUNE
Kamikaze Club Open Mic: Ep.1 7.30–10.30pm
The Kamikaze Club are making the short hop from Blue Orange Theatre round the corner to come to 1000 Trades for their first Open Mic Comedy night. Some of the finest acts from across the Midlands and beyond will showcase their talents and present new, raw material for your eyes, ears and trousers! Free. More details via Facebook
WEDNESDAY 14 JUNE
    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. This month is being hosted in association with Anneka French who will curate the event. The organisers are issuing an open call for people to submit projects – send a wetransfer with your project to photocafebirmingham@gmail.com. Deadline is 5th June. Free. More details via Facebook
THURSDAY 15 JUNE
               Birmingham Entrepreneurs Meetup 6.30–9.30pm
New 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
SATURDAY 17 JUNE
     1000 Trades 1st Birthday with Phil Asher 2pm–2am

A year is a long time in Birmingham…Our evening 1st Birthday Party culminates a day that sees us host a contemporary photography exhibition, a local historian, for a talk on Birmingham’s past as ‘city of a thousand trades’ and a Natural Wine Pop-up.

It begins with a ‘guided talk’ through Birmingham’s past with local historian Ginny Hartley (see below). Displayed across two floors, our walls will showcase an exhibition of contemporary ‘cityscapes’ produced by Birmingham photographer Ross Jukes.

The day will also be a chance to see the 1000 Trades ‘hidden space’ on the second floor, an untouched space that was last used as a jeweller’s workshop that the building was built for in the 1870s; we have exciting plans to turn this space into a restaurant to complement the rest of what 1000 Trades has to offer.

From 5.30pm, a ‘Natural Wine Pop-up’ will offer an evening’s supply of selected natural wines from some of the best small, independent producers. Our ‘bag-in-a-box’ wines – served in carafes – have become a signature at 1000 Trades.

Weather permitting, we’ll be opening up the front to let the sunshine in.

Later on we’re hosting some live jazz – and to get the party started in the evening, we’ve got a real treat as we welcome one of the unsung heroes of the UK’s underground music scene, Phil Asher. Free. More details via Facebook. Note: no entry past midnight

How Birmingham Became City of a Thousand Trades – and the star of the Great Exhibition 2.30–4pm
Dubbed ‘City of a Thousand Trades’, Birmingham in the nineteenth century was a workshop full of small, highly skilled firms producing a huge range of wares and a magnet for enterprise from all over the world. Local historian Ginny Hartley will be telling us the story of how this panoply of commerce shaped the trajectory of Britain’s industrial might and laid the foundations for the second city in the twentieth century and today, including its pivotal role in creating the Great Exhibition of 1851. Free. Register via Eventbrite
FRIDAY 23 JUNE
1000 Trades Presents: Spaghetti Funktion 8pm–12am
After a beautifully put-together debut earlier in the year rising stars of the Birmingham DJ scene James Hollingworth and Tom Owen return for the first instalment of a monthly residency at 1000 Trades, playing a truly eclectic mix of soulful electronica, unreported disco and groove-laden house. Free
SATURDAY 24 JUNE
Deborette Creative Presents: Craft School 3-5pm
Get creative and make your own simple leather bi-fold wallet and key ring using vegetable-tanned leather with expert tuition from JQ-based leather goods purveyor Deborette Clarke! £35. Includes all materials and complimentary refreshments. Book via http://deborette.com/
         
NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s 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. This month sees Brum organiser-in-chief Jock Lee (Buggin’/Rave Against Racism) and Sean Conboy (Click Club) take to the decks to fill you up with alternative goodness. Free. See Facebook events page for more details
FRIDAY 30 JUNE
1000 Trades Presents: ITALICS 8pm–12am

Don’t have enough bleeps in your life? Third instalment of our new 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 Matt C (1000 Trades). Free. See Facebook events page for more details