Amantia ‘JQ’ @ 1000 Trades 

Birmingham-based Spanish outfit Amantia is bringing delicious fresh tapas to 1000 Trades offering homemade traditional and modern dishes inspired by the best of Mediterranean cuisine. There’s flavours aplenty with deep fried squid, stuffed red peppers, meatballs “Amantia”, and more delicious small plates making up the tapas menu. If you’re looking for something to really sink your teeth into there’ll also be burgers “Spanish style”: homemade patties topped with a variety of delectable fillings such as beef and spicy chorizo. You might need a siesta after. More details via 1000trades.org.uk 


Quartermasters #4 A Quarterly Market of Artisans and Makers 11am–5pm

From hand-printed goods, contemporary embroidery to jewellery and gilded goodness, join us for the fourth makers market at 1000 Trades, showcasing local talent. Rather than shop from the comfort of your sofa why not head to here for some post summer treats or buy handmade for birthdays and, well, just because? Free. More details via facebook.com/qtrmstrs

1000 Trades Presents: Heritage DJ Takeover 8pm–1am

A friendship cemented by a shared love of electronic music, Will Letterese and Alex Hammond have both worked and been part of dancefloors since the mid-90s, both as clubbers and DJs. For one night only they are bringing their regular night at the Hare & Hounds to 1000 Trades, featuring vintage dance music from 1982 to 2002. Expect to hear hip house, electro. synth-pop, hip hop and disco and more, providing an insight into how today’s artists draw upon inspiration and influence from these genres. Free.


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! This month we’ll be focussing on Belgium beers with a presentation looking at aspects to take into consideration when brewing this most enigmatic of styles at home. Free. More details and this month’s agenda via Facebook group


Birmingham Heritage Week @1000 Trades

The distinctive letterboxes of the Jewellery Quarter were forged in the Georgian era, as secure portals for precious metals and stones. Two hundred years later they remain an iconic detail of this unique industrial landscape. In this exhibition, local photographer Kevin Thomas celebrates both their enduring presence and mixed fortunes: some are still in use, whilst others lie hidden behind plaques to protect against junk mail or have merely fallen into disrepair. His work suggests it’s time we showed them – and other elements of our urban heritage – the love and respect they deserve. Free.

1000 Trades Networking Club 4.30–6.30pm

In conjunction with Get Set for Growth and Arkade Property. Mingle with your neighbours and like-minded business people. Free.  Register via getsetforgrowth.com/events 


First night Birmingham Jazz Presents: Chris Laurence Quartet 7.45pm

We’re delighted that the original and best platform for the Birmingham jazz scene is coming to 1000 Trades, upstairs every Friday. Until it launched in 1976 there was no regular contemporary jazz club or venue in the Birmingham area. So in 1976 a group of enthusiasts started putting on gigs, initially at the Grand Hotel in Colmore Row and it is arguably the existence of Birmingham Jazz that has had a major impact on the development of the current, very strong, jazz scene in the city.

For the first session we welcome the Chris Laurence Quartet. Bassist Chris has been a fixture on the British scene for many years, working regularly in the jazz sphere with artists including reedman John Surman, trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and pianist John Taylor. He’s recorded pop sessions with the likes of Elvis Costello, Sting and David Gilmour, and remains active in the classical community, playing on orchestral film soundtracks including The Constant Gardener and The Man in the Iron Mask – and brings to 1000 Trades one of the finest line-ups in the UK today. £12.50/£10 members/£5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door


1000 Trades Presents: Pigeonhole with Jon Harris 8pm–12am

Pigeonhole was a midweek night run by Jon Harris back in the 90s and 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


First event ‘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 three mini creative projects, this month themed around leather – with three 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. £45. Includes all materials, tuition as required and three alcoholic or soft drinks. See deborette.com for more details and to book

Kamikaze Club Open Mic: Ep.3 7.30–10.30pm

The Kamikaze Club return for their second 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

Birmingham Jazz Presents: Jay Riley Quartet 7.45pm

This new quartet project from Stratford Jazz’s Jay Riley explores Jay’s personal and jazz journey in the last 10 years. It features a range of emotions expressed in compelling jazz performance. From light and shade to tracks that reflect on the beauty and joy of life and songs that will you will want to dance to. Jay leads from the sax and award winning jazz composer Tom Haines is on the drums. £12.50/£10 members/£5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door


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. All welcome. Free. Register via Eventbrite


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

dAudio Uncovered 7–10pm

Discover talented local musicians with an evening of original acoustic music with this fortnightly showcase. Free. More details via label.daudiomusicgroup.com/event


Birmingham Jazz Presents: Orjan Hulten’s Orion 7.45pm 

This is part of the inaugural tour organised by the new Jazz WM Network of promoters. This Swedish band is part of the new movement in European Jazz bringing Nordic rhythms and atmospheres to life. Örjan Hultén, one of Sweden’s foremost saxophonists and improvisers, is a musical explorer always looking for the next challenge. His critically acclaimed quartet Orion was conceived from Örjan’s impulse to create something altogether fresh in 2009. £12.50/£10 members/£5 students. Tickets via birminghamjazz.co.uk or on the door

I don’t know what it is, but it sure is funky + Jazz//Roast All day

Three hours of funky music with the return of DJ Stig to chill out your Sunday after a hot 1000 Trades roast. Or: the perfect filling for your jazz sandwich (1–3pm live duo downstairs; jazz jam upstairs from 6pm). Free.

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


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

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 facebook.com/PhotoCafeBirmingham


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

NOW HAM – A Night of Credible 80s 8pm–12am

We welcome Pigeonhole’s Jon Harris to the decks for an all-vinyl riot of 80s for our monthly night full of proper music from the most underrated decade since the last one. Free. See Facebook events page for more details.