Bringing new life to our listed building, our place is home to local craft in all its forms and we’re opening the doors on Saturday June 17th for a day’s celebration of what makes 1000 Trades all that it is.
Our evening First 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.
We’re serving up our specially selected wines and craft beers – and our kitchen resident Habanero Cafe will be dishing up the best tacos this side of Mexico.
It begins with a ‘guided talk’ through Birmingham’s past with local historian Ginny Caffrey.
Displayed across two floors, our walls will showcase an exhibition of contemporary ‘cityscapes’ produced by Birmingham photographer Ross Jukes. www.rossjukesphoto.co.uk
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 an up-and-coming live music act from Birmingham’s burgeoning music scene – 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.