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Stories of Omission The conflict and experiences of Black soldiers in the First World War

Stories of Omission: Conflict and the experience of Black soldiers

Recognize Black Heritage & Culture and University of Birmingham

Stories of Omission set out to explore the representation of Black soldiers during and after the Great War. We wanted to find out about the types of information available to the general
public but, perhaps more importantly, what stories were missed out, hidden, ignored or disregarded, with the intention of ‘rectifying the omission’.

Community Fun Day Challenging mental health stigma!

 

COMMUNITY FUN DAY IN BIRMINGHAM CITY CENTRE ON SATURDAY 24 AUGUST

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) is to host a Community Fun Day at Birmingham Cathedral, Colmore Row, B3 2QB

This will be the first time that the Trust has held one of its popular community events in the city centre. Helping to raise mental health awareness, these community fun days have been a fixture in the Trust’s calendar since 2012, with events having been held annually at its sites across Birmingham and Solihull.

COBO Back To The Old Skool - Black History Month Special

Most things were better back in the day and comedy is no different. Do you remember names like Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor & Bernie Mac,  Well, COBO bring you the original UK comedians for one night only!

Back To The Old Skool brings a Black History Month Special with acts from your favourite old skool comedy shows such as Real McCoy, Blouse and Skirt & The A Force.

Doors: 18:00 | Last Entry: 18:45 | Showtime: 19:00 – 21:30

Hosted by double act Eddie Nestor & Robbie Gee who have an on-stage partnership for more than 30 years with comedy sets from:

Hidden Colors 5 The Finale

Eric Mitchell from Sankore and King Flex Entertainment presents the UK premiere in Birmingham of the highly anticipated film Hidden Colors 5 with lectures by the director of the film, Tariq Nasheed, and Professor Kaba Hiawatha Kamene.

Tariq Nasheed, the director of the film, will also present a lecture about Organising Against Global Anti-Black Racism and Global Black Empowerment.

Professor Kaba Hiawatha Kamene, 'The Master Teacher, will also present a dynamic lecture based on his brand new book Spirituality Before Religions. He will also be launching his new book.

Real Deal Comedy Jam

Action packed multi-comedian line-up starring a selection of some of the funniest comics on the scene.

Starring WillE, whose credits include Def Comedy Jam and P-Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy. WillE is renown for his physical comedy ranging from transformers into morphing into animals right before your eyes. His repertoire is so huge only he knows what he’ll deliver on the night. One simple fact is that WillE is one of the best pound for pound comedians in the game.

AFROPEAN

Afropean: Notes from Black Europe

Afropean seizes the blur of contradictions that have obscured Europe’s relationship with blackness and paints it into something new, confident and lyrical” - Afua Hirsch

 

We kick off our July Hub Talks programme with award-winning writer and photographer Johny Pitts and his new book Afropean: Notes from Black Europe in conversation with Ian Sargeant.

 

Ella Mesma Movement Workshop

DANCEXCHANGE STUDIOS
AS PART OF FESTIVAL OF AUDACITY

This FREE one-off workshop is themed around grounding, boundaries, creativity, connection and communication which are at the core of Ella Mesma's work.

This studio-based class will combine the styles of *Afro Brazilian and Afro Cuban styles, Hip Hop, yoga and contemporary dance.*

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