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April 2019

Teri ‘The Symphony of You,

In her debut concert hall performance, ‘The Symphony of You,’ Teri aims to ignite the hearts of 420 wilfully listening to participants with overtures of melodic delight expressed through her voice, guitar and a Steinway grand piano. The depth of her vocal displayed through her original Afro-soul songs including hit songs from her EP ‘Plus or Minus You’ and a cover of such sounds as Lemar’s ‘Justice,’ Sia’s ‘Bird Set Free’ and Teni’s ‘Case’ will delight, captivate and liberate you.

Simmerdown festival 2019

Rooted in north Birmingham, Simmer Down Festival is a free family festival which is located in the beautiful surroundings of Handsworth Park. The festival celebrates Birmingham’s rich cultural diversity by paying tribute to the centrality of reggae and other musical genres that have contributed to Birmingham as an international city of culture.

The festival’s inter-cultural programme features internationally acclaimed artists alongside the very best in homegrown talent.

A History of Scientific Racism Fractured identities and Self help


The vile barbarism of racism is the principal psychosis of the modern world. The idea of races, as in referential to racism is the fabric of that psychosis. The fabric was so ingrained in European culture that people seldom notice it’s there. Small example, the subtle assertion of superiority on a census form where white appears at the top of a seemingly natural hierarchy. It is in these veiled structures that racism plays out, in abstractions that keep the population in perennial obedience to its rule.

Street art & graffiti through the lens: Artist talk with Vanley Burke

Join us for an exciting talk on how to creatively photograph the street art and graffiti which lines the walls of our canals. People have been painting and writing curious messages down on the waterways for decades. The team from IGers Birmingham will talk to you about the history of urban art photography and how best to capture the urban street art in a way that makes it extraordinary and reflects the character of the waterways.

Artist Talk with: Vanley Burke

COBO Comedy Shutdown: Black History Month Special

COBO Comedy Shutdown: Black History Month Special


Join Comedy Of Black Origin as we come to the Belgrade for a Black History Month special with an almighty bang!

Coventry get ready for some comedy as we bring some of the best urban comedians on the circuit.

Join Kat BSpecial PSmash & Kane Brown for an evening of laughter.

Age recommendation: 16+

Legend: The Music of Bob Marley , Reggae for the world

When you think Reggae, there is only one name that comes to your mind. The legend that was Bob Marley.

Legend – The Music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast.



A Play created by Urbain Wolf and written by Tom Wainwright

Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 May 2019

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: £12 to £14.75 Concessions: £9 to £12.75


Another young black man dies in police custody. Apparently, no one is to blame. In 2017 how can this be so?

The Color Purple

The Color Purple is the inspiring musical, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, the classic hit movie and the Tony® Award-winning production on Broadway.

This unforgettable story told over the course of 40 years follows tormented heroine Celie, as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world.

Hew Locke in Conversation


Artist Hew Locke discusses his Ikon exhibition with Hammad Nasar, Executive Director of the Stuart Hall Foundation and curator of the forthcoming British Art Show in 2020. They will consider Hew Locke’s interest and interventional approach to cultural heritage, including his recent installation on board HMS Belfast, and his plan to redress Birmingham’s statue of Queen Victoria in time for the Commonwealth Games in 2022.£3 Booking essential