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.
In 1948, after World War II, Britain was unable to be self-sustainable and so invited people form the Caribbean, on the Empire Windrush to come and help rebuild the nation. It means that Empire Windrush had the dubious title of reminding Britain of its own weakness, but a weakness that it has turned a broken nation into one with a collective strength, as Windrush marks a point of origin in which any non-white British Citizen could become a source of national pride.
17th January 2015 - Dr Martin Luther King Jr Tribute showcase marking Martin Luther King day at the Library of Birmingham.
Some of Birmingham’s outstanding artists and influential speakers pay tribute to the iconic American Civil Rights Leader. We gather to remember his journey, legacy and as one strive to achieve his Dream!
Black Soldiers and WW1 Hosted by Recognize Black History & Culture in partnership with Voices of War & Peace at the Library of Birmingham.
2014 marks the centenary of the First World War and there have been a series of events across the UK and around the world to commemorate the lives of those who lived, fought and died during this time. While often overlooked, African and Caribbean men and women from the Commonwealth played a key role in the First World War, sacrificing their lives to stand alongside the ‘mother country’ Great Britain.