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May 2019

Yellow Wednesday features 1500 & Counting screening and Q & A with Directors Siana Bangura and Troy James Aidoo.



This month’s Yellow Wednesday features 1500 & Counting from Siana Bangura and Troy James Aidoo.

Film – The Colony

Directed by Philip Donnellan and broadcast on the BBC, The Colony (1964) was filmed in Birmingham, giving a voice to working-class settlers from the Caribbean. A railwayman from Saint Kitts, a bus conductor from Jamaica, a family of singers from Trinidad and a nurse from Barbados articulate their experiences of Britain. With thanks to the BFI National TV Archive.

Please book online or call Ikon Shop on 0121 248 0711. Online booking closes at 5pm on Thursday 30 May 2019.

Screening of 'Black Sheep' followed by discussion

Coventry Against Racism invites you to the screening of ‘Black Sheep’, the story of a black teenager who made friends with racists.

About this Event

Coventry Against Racism invites you to the screening of ‘Black Sheep’, the story of a black teenager who made friends with racists. This Guardian-commissioned film was nominated for best short documentary at the 2019 Oscars. The discussion will be led by our guest speakers which include Director Cornelius Walker. Free entry. Donations welcome.

Black and Brexit

An event exploring how Britain leaving the European Union will impact on the Black British Community. There has been a considerable amount of media attention on Brexit without a holistic assessment of what this means for Black Community in Britain. We want to encourage our community to be more politically conscious and to better understand the role politics plays on our community.


Stand Up To Knife Crime

A Night Of FREE Comedy To Help Raise Awareness About Knife Crime


Comedian & BBC 1Xtra Radio Personality David “Sideman” Whitely is putting on a one-off FREE comedy event in his home town of Birmingham to raise awareness about knife crime.



Smash Entertainz

Rem Conway

Cassandra Marie

+ Special Guests



Knife Crime Rap Battle

Improv from JumProv


Music By DJ Dougie Fresh


Doors 6 pm | Show 7 pm

Dear Youngers


Many young men feel constrained by a very narrow range of options in terms of ‘how to act like a man’ as they move away from their family and towards independence in their local neighbourhoods. Some young men describe this as caught in a ‘push and pull’ between family values and ‘pressures to get into bad company’ in local neighbourhoods (home and the road).

Our aim is to raise the standards and aspirations of the next generation by using the older generation & peers to share stories, experiences and journeys.


For young men 16+

Migration Stories

An event for teachers, historians, and anyone interested in local history.

Talks and workshops on Oral History, Digital Storytelling, photography, and more.

With Professor Carl Chinn, Dr Antonia Liguori, Andrew Jackson, Indy Hunjan

Venue: STEAMhouse, 108 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DT

Date: 15th June, 9.30am - 2pm

This is a free event but places are limited.

Lunch and refreshments included - world food by Change Kitchen

Presented by Midland Actors Theatre, George Dixon Academy and Kala Phool