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Join us as we tell the story of Reggae music from the arrival of the Windrush Generation from Jamaica - bringing their stories, history and music with them - and hear how their music evolved through the decades to take the world by storm.

Narrated by comedian John Simmit the show features ska, rock steady, calypso, gospel, lovers rock, dancehall and Reggae played live by the JA Reggae Band.

Get ready to dance to the music of Desmond Dekker, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & The Maytals, Prince Buster, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Lord Kitchener, Millie Small and many, many more.

Windrush Garden Party at Soho House 2019

Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust, in partnership with the BAME Staff Network at the University of Birmingham, Recognize Black Heritage & Culture, Ladywood Arts Forum and Flim Hub Midlands request the pleasure of your company to celebrate Windrush Day at our Windrush Garden Party.

The event will take place on Sunday 23rd June between 1 pm - 9 pm at Soho House, Soho Avenue, off Soho Road Handsworth B18 5LB.

Come and join us for an afternoon of food, music, entertainment and garden games to honour the legacy of the early pioneers.

Freedom - The Black History Experience


In order to celebrate Black History, during October 2019 a one-day annual event will be taking place -

Freedom - The Black History Experience.


Freedom is a Black History production which will be taking place during October.

We aim to provide an entertainment-filled evening suitable for all the family, with a variety of creative arts to commemorate black events and achievements over the centuries.

On the night there will be singers, dancers, musicians, poets and more to showcase a selection of our young up and coming talent throughout the UK.

Free Disability Sports Day

The Free Sports Day aims to create a welcoming and fun environment offering a range of inclusive physical activities for all disabilities

About this Event

The Free Disability Sports Day will consist of sports awareness by helping disabled people (physical and or learning difficulty) understand the benefits of physical activity by providing a different range of inclusive activities to increase awareness and participation in sports and physical activity across Birmingham.

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.



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