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Rum with Granma


"Before she was grandma, she was mum; before that she was…"

How can you really love someone if you only start knowing them from when you were born?

Likkle Rum with Grandma is a journey over a generational bridge. This emotive piece of storytelling fuses poetry, performance and a Jamaican grandmother’s voice to dissect issues of migration, displacement in diaspora communities and the waviness of rum.

Smashing the Glass Ceiling

Smashing the Glass Ceiling


11:00 AM – 3:00 PM BST

From £13.38


Event Information

Come and meet students and young professionals like you!!!!

About this Event

This is a professional networking event for Black Millennials. It is focused on helping and empowering Black Millennials to excel in the workplace and solve social issues. This is aimed at both young professionals and university students

The day will cover the following segments:

Sound as a Weapon for Change

Join us for Sound as a Weapon for Change - a science talk by Dr Mark Richards, Atmospheric Physicist at Imperial College London.

Mark will explore the nature of sound as a (physical) waveform and the special role sound has played in shaping the universe. More generally, he will reflect on sound waves as ‘energy and information carriers’ including how this relates to sound through music and rhythm as a communication tool, and in particular, how ‘Word, Sound and Power’ has been used throughout history as a catalyst for social change.

Acosta Danza Evolution

International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta brings his critically acclaimed Cuban company to Birmingham Hippodrome.

In this programme of new and existing works, Acosta himself makes a guest appearance in the iconic Rooster, choreographed by Christopher Bruce to music by the Rolling Stones. The company also perform new works, PaysageSoudainla nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg and Satori, by breakthrough Cuban choreographer Raúl Reinoso.

Standing Strong 2019: Birmingham

Come and meet your extraordinary family from Nigeria, Asia and the Middle East.

Join us on Saturday 16 November 2019 at the Bethel Convention Centre (BCC) in Birmingham. Come and hear amazing stories of God’s faithfulness and how Christians are standing strong through the fiercest storms.

The event will start at 10 am and will finish at 4 pm. Doors Open at 9:00 am.

Early-bird ticket prices will be available up to 31 July 2019.

Early bird adult ticket £10 (after 31 July this will be £15).

Community Fun Day Challenging mental health stigma!



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.


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