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The Drum in partnership with Birmingham City Council seeks to celebrate achievements, contributions and struggles of African, Asian and Caribbean people within the context of their diversity and heritage. As part of the First World War Centenary, the theme for this years Black History Month goes by the title Black Blood Runs Red, which will mark the contribution and sacrifice of the soldiers and civilians from Britains former colonies. Further information about Birminghams Black History Month events can be found via: www.the-drum.org.uk/BHM, as well as, http://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/birmingham/4579613301

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  • Birmingham City Council is proud to support Black History Month, a month that contemplates the accomplishments, struggles and contributions of Britains Black communities to society. It is entirely appropriate that this years theme is The Commonwealth and World War One, highlighting the significant contribution made by African, Caribbean and Asian people at home and abroad, and the impact which the war had on their lives.

    Black History Month in Birmingham is an important feature of the citys calendar. Throughout October residents and visitors will be able to take part in a variety of historical and cultural activities and I am pleased to continue the Councils collaboration with The Drum which takes responsibility for compiling an exciting programme of events for all.

    Birmingham holds its diversity dear and the City Council is mindful of the need to reflect on its development, to learn new and inspiring stories, and to include as many people as possible in considering the impact of black history on our contemporary identity. I am confident that the programme will appeal to a wide range of tastes and interests and hope that 2014 will be another successful year for this important initiative.

    Sir Albert BoreLeader Birmingham City Council

    FOREWORD

    2 BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • WELCOMEAs the CEO of Europes leading Intercultural arts and culture business it gives me great pleasure to introduce the launch of Birmingham 2014 Black History Month (BHM).

    Over the years we have featured a diverse range of topics, including The Rev Martin Luther King famous - I have a dream - speech. October 2014 is no exception. The theme is in recognition of the Centenary of the First World War, particularly the contribution and sacrifice of the soldiers and civilians from Britains former colonies, under the heading

    I believe that its of major importance for adults and children of all cultures and ethnicity to learn about the invaluable contribution and sacrifice African, Asian and Caribbean citizens made to physically defend Great Britain, freedom and democracy, thousands of miles from home. The theme resonates with the notion of identity and the physical and political struggles for self-determination engulfing much of the entire world - one hundred years later.

    As indicated, BHM is the official launch of a spectrum of events and activities taking place during the month of October, which have been compiled in a brochure, copies of which can be found in libraries and other venues across the city. A key feature of BHM includes the opening of Dr Vanely Burkes Freedom or Death photographic exhibition, which charts the last days of the apartheid era in South Africa.

    Throughout BHM organizations and individuals will be celebrating Black heritage via a bumper harvest of performance and digital arts offer, I do believe there is something for everyone and hope that you, family and friends have a blessed BHM. May the spirit of your Prophets continues to guide and encourage you.

    Charles E Small Chief Executive

    3BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • Sat 27 Sep - Sat 1 Nov

    BLaCk HiStORy MONtHA month long annual event to celebrate the achievements, contributions and struggles of African, Asian and Caribbean people within the context of their diversity and heritage.

    Featuring talks, exhibitions, performances, music, tours, discussions, spoken word, fashion and visits. Events include a exhibition The Danford Collection of West African Art and artefacts, How women have made a contribution to black freedom, Four Women of the Movement, The Star of Birmingham Lodge (no4) 50 years Celebration Awards, Gala Dinner and Dance, a tribute to the memory of Professor Stuart Hall, a number of our local libraries will be showing a film about the Life of Mary Seacole, photographic exhibition charting the final days of the apartheid era in South Africa through the lens of preeminent documentary photographer Dr Vanley Burke.

    4 BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • Fri 26 Sep6pm - 9pm

    tHE OFFiCiaL LauNCH OF BiRMiNgHaM BLaCk HiStORy MONtH 2014 Admission by invitation only

    The annual Official Launch of Birmingham Black History Month (BHM) at The Drum in partnership with Birmingham City Council seeks to celebrate achievements, contributions and struggles of African, Asian and Caribbean people within the context of their diversity and heritage. As part of the First World War Centenary, the theme for this years BHM goes by the title Black Blood Runs Red. The Launch programme will include invited key note speakers and the premier of a specially commissioned performance which will interweave live music, spoken word and visual projection to tell the story of the contribution and sacrifice of Africans, Asian, Caribbean peoples to the First World War.

    1,440,500 Indians fought for Britain during First World War, 47,746 were killed and 65,126 were wounded.

    15,600 soldiers from the West Indies Regiment saw action in France, Palestine, Egypt and Italy during First World War over 1,200 were killed more than 2,500 were wounded.

    55,000 Africans from many countries served as combatant soldiers and many hundreds of thousands more as carriers and auxiliary troops. An estimated 10,000 were killed or died while serving.

    We hope that you will come and join us on this auspicious occasion. If you are interested in finding more about attending please contact Paulette Francis-Green via email on p-officer@the-drum.org.uk

    Launch: Fri 26 Sep6pm

    FREEDOM OR DEatH: PHOtOgRaPHiC ExHiBitiON DR VaNLEy BuRkEThe Drum is pleased to host an exhibition charting the final days of the apartheid era in South Africa through the lens of preeminent documentary photographer Dr Vanley Burke. Burke travelled extensively throughout South Africa to Soweto, Sharpeville, Bophuthatswana, Cape Town and Durban, talking to people, attending rallies, funerals and demonstrations. This selection of photo-graphs from the Library of Birmingham archives provides a unique insight of a nation undergoing immense change towards eventual democracy.

    FRee AdMISSION

    5BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • WEEk ONESat 27 Sep to Sun 5 Oct

    Sat 27 Sep7:30pm

    POWER iN POEtRy BLaCk HiStORy tOuR 2014Power In Poetry is a diverse mix of Poets from around the globe, dedicated to raising awareness of, and participation in, poetry. Designed to motivate and inspire, the event provides a platform for young artists to use their words, imagination and talent to take audiences on an amazing journey. Join us for an amazing night of spoken word poetry and beautiful storytelling.

    TICKeTS: 10 (8)The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston / Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444 Wed 1 & thu 2 Oct

    8pm

    taMaSHa: My NaME iSMy Name is... tells the story behind a story that hit the headlines in 2006. When Gaby disappeared from her Scottish home, it was assumed that her Pakistani father had kidnapped her. This moving verbatim play reveals a cross-cultural love in early 80s Glasgow.

    TICKeTS: 14 (12)mac Birmingham Cannon Hill Park / Birmingham / B12 9QHBox Office: 0121 446 3232www.macbirmingham.co.uk

    6 BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • WEEk ONESat 27 Sep to Sun 5 Oct

    Fri 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Oct4pm - 5pm & 5pm - 6pm

    MOViNg tu BaLaNCE, Creative african and Caribbean Dance for adults Introduce your child to African Caribbean culture, in a fun and exciting way by focusing on creating, adapting and linking a range of movements; whilst developing and awareness of the historical and cultural origins of a variety of dances.

    TICKeTS: 4St Marks Church HallBleakhill Road / Erdington / B23 7ELFor more information email wedayah2@yahoo.co.uk or ring 0771 866 0694

    Wed 1 Oct 7pm

    PaNDORaS BOxAs part of the Nigerian 54 Independence Day Celebrations we bring you the unmissable, award-wining tragic comedy about a Nigerian families, love, betrayal and choices in Pandoras Box. There will also be VIP meet and greet with speeches from Nigerian leaders and a post- performance Q&As with the writer and cast members.

    TICKeTS: 12.50 (10.50)The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444

    Fri 3 Oct7:30pm

    uPFRONt COMEDy PRESENtSuSa SPECiaLAn international comedy special featuring three of Americas funniest performers: Wil E Robo, star of Puff Daddys Bad Boys of Comedy, Floridas award winning Sean Grant and Akaash Singh, the funniest Indian comedian to come out of Dallas. Food will be available on the night.

    AGeS 18+TICKeTS: 13.50 (11.50), 16.50 OTdThe drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444

    PaNDORaS BOx

    uSa SPECiaL

    7BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • Sat 4 Oct12 noon & 2pm

    aFROViBESFEStiVaL FOR FaMiLiES - kHuMBa (aNiMatiON)Khumba leaves the only home he has ever known in search of the magic waterhole where legend has it, the first zebras got their stripes. Its not all black and white in this colourful animation.

    TICKeTS: 3mac Birmingham Cannon Hill Park / Birmingham / 12 9QHBox Office: 0121 446 3232www.macbirmingham.co.uk / www.afrovibesuk.com

    Sat 4 Oct12 noon - 8pm

    BEx LiVE iNtERNatiONaLBEX Live is the largest business, cultural and lifestyle marketing tradeshow, celebrating 50 years of black community in business culture, creativity, entrepreneur-ship, consumer power and much more.

    FRee AdMISSIONBirmingham eastsideSouth and City College Birmingham & The Custard FactorySouth and City College / Digbeth Campus 129 Floodgate Street / Birmingham B5 5SUThe Custard FactoryGibb St / Birmingham B9 4AAFor more information ring 0790 699 4192www.blackexposurelive.co.uk

    WEEk ONESat 27 Sep to Sun 5 Oct

    8 BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • Sun 5 Oct doors open 7:15pm / Last entry 7:45pm

    COBO - COMEDy OF BLaCk ORigiNCOBO pulls together some of the circuits finest comedians. Mr Cee, Dibbi , comedys No.1 Diva, KG (Shadrack & The Mandem) & our guests from Los Angles, Sean G Grant, Jimmy Kemmel Live, for a hilarious night

    TICKeTS: 18The Glee Club The Arcadian / 70 Hurst Street / Birmingham B5 4TDBox Office: 0871 472 0400Visit website bit.ly/1tvUTrZ For more information email info@desicentral.co.uk

    Sun 5 Oct 8pm

    BaSHMENt HOuSEWiVESTennexa presents, this exciting urban-comedy drama highlights the lifestyles of four competitive young women wanting to live a life full of luxury facing relationship challenges and financial struggle with their hubbies. Along for the drama mother Carlene played by Debbie Diamond and dad played by Countryman are drawn in when gossip queen Kione reveals all secrets! A play not to be missed!

    TICKeTS: 16, 20 OTdThe drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston / Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444

    BaSHMENt HOuSEWiVES

    WEEk ONESat 27 Sep to Sun 5 Oct

    9BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • WEEk tWO Mon 6 to Sun 12 Oct

    Mon 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct7:15pm - 9pm

    MOViNg tu BaLaNCE Creative african and Caribbean Dance for adults Come and discover healthier ways of being through African holistic dance. Wake up your cellular memory and embrace your spirit. Discover ways of relaxing by finding balance, truth and ultimate healing through traditional therapeutic African dance and creative movement.

    TICKeTS: 7George Road Baptist ChurchGeorge Road / Erdington B23 7RZFor more information email wedayah2@yahoo.co.uk or ring 0771 866 0694

    Wed 8 Oct 8:30am - 6:30pm

    tRiP tO iNtERNatiONaL SLaVERy MuSEuM LiVERPOOLdeparts Pannel Croft Village Hospital Street Newtown / Birmingham B19 2XU

    TICKeTS: 25 Price included return transport, entry to museum and guided tour. Please note TICKETS on sale to village residents first. To book ring 0121 503 1000 ask for Julie Talbot or Nathan Duberry.

    Wed 8 Oct6:30pm Talk with Leah Gordon7:30pm ScratchBHAM

    SCRatCHBHaM - BLaCk HiStORy MONtH SPECiaL ScratchBHAM presents local artists scratching material inspired by Leah Gordons Kanaval exhibition. Scratch-BHAM is about the dialogue between audience and writer, in a usually isolated craft, celebrating work in develop-ment and the very process of writing.

    TICKeTS: 4Ort Caf500 - 504 Moseley Road / Balsall Heath Birmingham B12 9AHwww.maiacreatives.wordpress.comFor more information email maiacreatives@gmail.com

    MOViNg tu BaLaNCE

    10 BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • WEEk tWOMon 6 to Sun 12 Oct

    WEEk tWO Mon 6 to Sun 12 Oct

    Fri 10 Oct7pm - 9pm

    FOuR WOMEN OF tHE MOVEMENt Women have made an essential contribution to the movement for Black freedom. The Organisation of Black Unity presents a discussion of four sisters who are often overlooked: Nanny of the Maroons, Yaa Asante Waa, Assata Shakur and Claudia Jones.

    FRee AdMISSION BuT dONATION weLCOMeAfro Caribbean Millennium Centre339 Dudley Road /Winson Green / Birmingham B18 4HBFor more information email info@blackunity.org.ukwww.blackunity.org.uk

    Fri 10 Oct 7:30pm

    REaL taLk WitH NECOLa HaLL autHOR OF i WaS a SOLDiER The Drum is pleased to host an evening with LJ and her special guest author Necola Hall sharing her gripping triumph over adversity story I Was A Solider. Jamai-ca-born Necola served in the British Army for over nine years and is a veteran of the Second Gulf War.

    TICKeTS: 4 (3)The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston / Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444

    Sat 11 Oct 1pm - 6pm

    a tRiButE tO StuaRt HaLLProfessor Stuart Hall, came from Jamaica to become one of Britains foremost scholars on race, racism and activism. He passed away earlier this year and this event is in tribute to his memory and will feature speakers, performances and workshops.

    FRee AdMISSION BuT dONATION weLCOMeKajans Catering and Studio CollegeWhitehead Road / Birmingham B6 6ELFor more information email info@blackunity.org.ukwww.blackunity.org.uk

    NECOLa HaLL

    11BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • Sat 11 Oct2:30pm - 3:30pm

    MaRy SEaCOLEBirmingham Community Libraries present Mary Seacole, a 25 minute film covering the life of Mary Seacole and her contribution to Britain during the Crimean War and later. Made by local people in Handsworth Wood.

    FRee AdMISSIONSmall Heath LibraryMuntz Street / Small Heath / Birmingham B10 9RXFor more information email kevin.duffy@birmingham.gov.uk

    Sat 11 Oct7:30pm

    tHE StaR OF BiRMiNgHaM LODgE NO. 4. 50 years Celebration awards gala Dinner & DanceIn 1962, 27 West Indian men formed a self-improvement group. specialising in the spiritual values of life, moral lessons, self- knowledge and charity work. Launched on the 29th August 1964, the Star of Birmingham Lodge this year celebrates 50 years of existence with this Gala Dinner and Dance.

    TICKeTS FROM 30.00The Tower Mount Banqueting SuiteReservoir Road / Edgbaston / Birmingham B16 9EETo book TICKETS please ring: 07979 921 414 / 01902 427 860 / 07921 211 993 0121 356 0200For more information email geniusbiz@hotmail.com www.iuom.org

    1964 - 2014

    INC. USA I.U.O.M. W.H.

    Star Of Birmingham Lodge No.4

    WEEk tWO Mon 6 to Sun 12 Oct

    12 BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • WEEk tHREEMon 13 to Sun 19 Oct

    tue 14 Oct 10am - 2pm

    uRDu MuSHaiRa Ladies only event. Local Poets will be giving performances of poetry in Urdu. Audience participation welcomed.

    FRee AdMISSION Sparkhill Library641 Stratford Road / Sparkhill / Birmingham B11 4EAFor more information ring 0121 303 0732

    tue 14 Oct 1:45pm - 2:45pm

    MaRy SEaCOLE - FiLM Birmingham Community Libraries present Mary Seacole, a 25 minute film covering the life of Mary Seacole and her contribution to Britain during the Crimean War and late. Made by local people in Handsworth Wood.

    FRee eVeNT Sutton Coldfield Library45 Lower Parade / Sutton Coldfield B72 1XX

    thu 16 Oct4:30pm 1st Showing5:30pm 2nd Showing

    MaRy SEaCOLE - FiLM Birmingham Community Libraries present Mary Seacole, a 25 minute film covering the life of Mary Seacole and her contribution to Britain during the Crimean War and later. Made by local people in Handsworth Wood.

    FRee eVeNT Balsall Heath Library497 Moseley Road Birmingham / B12 9BXFor more information ring 0121 464 1962

    WEEk tWO Mon 6 to Sun 12 Oct

    13BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • WEEk tHREEMon 13 to Sun 19 Oct

    thu 16 Oct 7:30pm

    HaLLOWED tuRFGazebo Theatre presents Hallowed Turf is a story of soldiers, football and heroes... A young mans dream of becoming a footballer is brought to the front when he meets his hero on a very different front line. This powerful and heart-breaking new play shares the true story of footballing star Walter Tull, the first Black officer to serve in the British Army in World War One.

    TICKeTS: 8.50 (6.50)The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston / Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444

    thu 16 - Sat 1 Nov7:45pm (matinees on Thu 23 Oct, Sat 25 Oct, Thu 30 Oct, Sat 1 Nov at 2:45pm)

    SOLOMON aND MaRiONThis powerful play about two injured souls searching for redemption follows the story of Marion (Janet Suzman), as she struggles to find meaning in a transformed country. But as the 2010 World Cup finals dawn in a fragile, post-apartheid South Africa, hope enters her life in the form of Solomon (Khayalethu Anthony)...

    TICKeTS: 12 - 20 Concessions and group discounts available - for more information visit bit.ly/1gG5mtd

    The STudIO Birmingham Repertory Theatre / Centenary Square Broad Street / Birmingham B1 2EPBox Office: 0121 236 4455www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/solomon-and-marionFor more information ring 0121 245 2075

    SOLOMON aND MaRiON

    14 BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • WEEk tHREEMon 13 to Sun 19 Oct

    WEEk tHREEMon 13 to Sun 19 Oct

    Other traces Tobiass life in reverse, from his arrest and sectioning back through to his childhood. A fascinating and intensely moving performance, highlighting the missed opportunities for intervention in his life. The play asks searching questions about the identity of those people who dont fit into the neat boxes on monitoring forms and whether it needs to be like this for young people of dual heritage?

    Supporting Workshops * Performance followed by 45minute Theatre Workshop ** Time To Change Wellbeing Village will start at 4pm onwards with buffet.

    Speeches from 5:30pm.

    Performance at 6:30pm Admission by invitation only (this is not open to the public)

    The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston / Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444More info, please contact Jenny Hudson email j.hudson@mind.org.ukwww.time-to-change.org.uk/300Voices

    tue 14 & thu 16 Oct1pm*

    The HEaRtH, Time to Change and The Drum presents

    OtHER Admission by invitation only

    (this is not open to the public)

    thu 16 Oct 4pm*

    OtHER aND ttC SOCiaL MaRkEtiNg CaMPaigN LauNCH**TICKeTS: 5 (3)

    15BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • WEEk tHREEMon 13 to Sun 19 Oct

    thu 16 Oct 7pm - 9pm

    uNtaNgLiNg tHE POLitiCS OF BLaCk HaiRWhen it comes to blackness and hair, there are as many issues as there are styling products. Has it ever been just hair, or are the politics around Black hair a matter of social and economic justice?

    FRee AdMISSIONThe drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444For more information email kadianpow@gmail.com

    Fri 17 Oct10am & 2:30pm

    RaiNFORESt SyMPHONy Language Alive present Rainforest Symphony, an exciting musical journey into the rainforest to help Acapella the frog find her way home after she accidently arrived in Birmingham on a delivery of fruit.

    10am FRee AdMISSIONAGeS 4 - 6 YeARS OLdFrankley LibraryFrankley Community High School New Street / Birmingham B45 0EUFor more information email kevin.duffy@birmingham.gov.uk

    2:30pmFRee AdMISSIONAGeS 4 - 6 YeARS OLdKings Heath LibraryHigh Street / Birmingham B14 7SWFor more information email kevin.duffy@birmingham.gov.uk

    aySHa

    EtaNaFri 17 Oct 10pm

    SaNCHEz - REggaE SuPERStaRThe internationally acclaimed Reggae Superstar Sanchez returns to Birminghams Bingley Hall, after five years to headline this concert in celebration of The Drums 20th Anniversary. Special headliner will be the stunning Jamaican Reggae vocalist Etana. Plus music on the night is supplied by Birminghams finest DJs including Countryman, Ranking from Gatecrash, G6T9 and Mikey Bups from Manchester. As well as, Sanchez and Etana, there will be support on the night by singer-songwriter Aysha Loren.

    TICKeTS: 35, 40 OTd The New Bingley Hall1 Hockley Circus / Hockley Birmingham B18 5PP

    SaNCHEz

    16 BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • WEEk tHREEMon 13 to Sun 19 Oct

    WEEk tHREEMon 13 to Sun 19 Oct

    Sat 18 Oct2pm - 3pm

    WORLD WaR 1 StORy tELLiNg SESSiON Bloomsbury Library will be commemorating the contribution of men and women from the Commonwealth countries to the WW1 effort. Children and adults are invited to listen to and share stories of bravery and heroism in the face of grave danger to their own lives to protect our freedom.

    FRee AdMISSIONBloomsbury LibraryThe POD / Oliver Street / Nechells / Birmingham B7 4NXFor more information email Manmohan.s.bains@birmingham.gov.uk or Zulfiqar.ali@birmingham.gov.ukwww.birmingham.gov.uk/bloomsburylibrary

    Fri 17 Oct 2:30pm - 3:30pm

    tiE DyEiNg aFRiCaN aND CaRiBBEaN FaBRiCSLearn the craft of tie-dyeing at this hands-on workshop by Khamlyn

    FRee AdMISSIONHandsworth LibrarySoho Road / Birmingham B21 9DPFor more information email handsworth.library@birmingham.gov.uk or ring 0121 464 1185

    Fri 17 Oct8pm

    HOLy & HORNy - NatiONaL tOuRBack by popular demand, Holy & Horny is a Hilarious, powerful and deeply moving sell-out show celebrating womens sensuality and spirituality. In this extraordinary play, Actress & Author Tonya Joy Bolton explores one womans struggle to remain holy despite being as horny as hell!

    TICKeTS: 12.50/ 10AGeS 15+ CONTAINS STRONG LANGuAGemac BirminghamCannon Hill Park / Birmingham / West Midlands B12 9QHBox Office: 0121 446 3232For more information email tonyaj@tonyajoybolton.com www.macbirmingham.co.uk / www.holyandhorny.com

    HOLy & HORNy

    aySHa

    17BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • WEEk FOuRMon 20 to Sun 26 Oct

    Mon 20 - Sat 25 Oct

    20 yEaRS OF FREEDOMThe Drum and mac Birmingham are thrilled to welcome Afrovibes to Birmingham - a biennial festival that celebrates the finest South African contemporary theatre, music and visual arts. Marking the 20th anniversary of the first democratic election in South Africa, the season promises to illustrate the many voices and experiences of the country, while offering UK audiences and artists the opportunity to engage with visiting performers.

    In 1994 a new nation was born. Since then, our artists have been showing the world that South Africa has stories to tell: stories that speak to the collective memory of who we are. Yet at the same time they weave new narratives that speak of life in South Africa today - stories that link us with the world James Ngcobo - Artistic Director of Afrovibes

    Visit Afrovibes UK to view the full nationwide season of events. f Afrovibes t @AfrovibesUK #afrovibes www.afrovibesuk.com

    Mon 20 OctFrom 6:45pm

    SaRgaM SOutH aSiaN SiNgiNg CONtESt - auDitiONSThose selected to take part must be available on Sun 2 Nov as the Contest is part of the following event: The Bangalore Quartet: Chakrafonics performance at The Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, Birmingham at 4.30pm on Sun 2 Nov. To audition to take part in the contest, you must apply by 10 October, full details on www.sampad.org.uk/events.

    Box Office: 0121 472 9585 (for the Chakrafonics at Ruddock, not for the auditions): Audition queries: sampad on 0121 446 3260More information email anne@sampad.org.ukwww.sampad.org.uk/events

    Mon 20 Oct8pm

    tHE SOiLThe Soil is a three piece a cappella vocal group combing a stunning mix of musical styles: township jazz, hip-hop, Afro-Pop and Afro-Soul. No instruments, no music lessons - just their own voices and local inspiration. With special guests The Soil and featuring our youth ensemble and local poets!

    TICKeTS: 12 (10)mac BirminghamCannon Hill Park / Birmingham West Midlands B12 9QHBox Office: 0121 446 3232For more information email marcia.springer@macarts.co.uk www.macbirmingham.co.ukwww.afrovibesuk.com

    18 BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • WEEk FOuR Mon 20 to Sun 26 Oct

    tue 21 Oct 5:30pm - 7pm

    DaNFORD FiLM SCREENiNgS: MuD aND WatER MaN Join the University of Birminghams Research & Cultural Collections for a film tracing the career of English potter Michael Cardew, from his establishment of Pottery Training Centres in Nigeria and Ghana, to the running of his pottery at Wenford Bridge in Cornwall.

    FRee AdMISSION, BOOKING eSSeNTIALdanford Room Room 224 (2nd Floor) / Arts Building University of Birmingham Edgbaston B15 2TTBox Office: www.mudandwaterman.eventbrite.co.ukFor more information please ring 0121 414 2225 (Mon-Wed only)www.birmingham.ac.uk/blackhistorymonth

    tue 21 Oct7pm

    PuNk iN aFRiCaCert: Not Rated Running Time: 82 minsThree chords, three countries, one revolution... Punk in Africa is the story of the multiracial punk movement within the recent political and social upheavals experienced in three Southern African countries: South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

    TICKeTS: 4 (3)The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444

    tue 21 Oct3pm - 4pm

    LESLEy PRiMO aND HiS BaRBER FaVOuRitESBack by popular demand, acclaimed art historian and National Gallery lecturer Leslie Primo returns to the Barber. Join Leslie as he shares his favourite works from the Barber collection in this exclusive guided tour of the galleries.

    FRee AdMISSION, BOOKING eSSeNTIALThe Barber Institute of Fine ArtsUniversity of Birmingham Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham B15 2TSwww.lesleyprimo.eventbrite.co.ukFor more information ring 0121 414 2225 (Mon-Wed only)www.birmingham.ac.uk/ blackhistorymonth

    Glazed Wine Flask Abuja Pottery Training Centre

    19BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • Wed 22 Oct7:30pm

    aN EVENiNg WitH JEaN BiNta BREEzE aND tRaCiE MORRiSrenaissance one and The Drum supported by Shakti Women presents an evening of conversation and performance from two leading international figures, the acclaimed Jamaican poet and dub artist Jean Binta Breeze MBE and the acclaimed US poet and voice artist Tracie Morris.

    TICKeTS: 8 (6)The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston / Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444

    WEEk FOuRMon 20 to Sun 26 Oct

    tue 21 Oct8pm

    aFROViBES FEStiVaL: SkiERLikThis award-winning play revisits the horror of a racially-motivated shooting spree that devastated the remote settlement of Skierlik in 2008. Thomas moved away after his wife and three month old daughter were killed in the atrocity. But now hes returning. We ride with him on the long dirt road back to Skierlik.

    TICKeTS: 12 (10)mac BirminghamCannon Hill Park / Birmingham / West Midlands B12 9QHBox Office: 0121 446 3232www.macbirmingham.co.uk / www.afrovibesuk.com

    Wed 22 Oct1pm - 5pm

    PaNNEL CROFt CuLtuRaL WORkSHOPSArts and Craft exhibition, including food tasting, music and dance.

    FRee AdMISSIONPannel Croft VillageHospital Street / Newtown / Birmingham B19 2XUFor more information ring 0121 503 1000 or email Julie.talbot@extracare.org.uk

    Developed by renaissance one for The Drum www.renaissanceone.co.uk Supported by Shakti Women www.shaktiwomen.com photos Tracie Morris and Jean Binta Breeze20 BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

    tRaCiE MORRiS

    JEaN BiNta BREEzE

  • WEEk FOuRMon 20 to Sun 26 Oct

    thu 23 Oct7:30pm

    BikOS QuESt (DaNCE) The Steve Biko Foundation in association with Jazzart Dance Theatre presents, the life, death and legacy of the inspirational anti-apartheid campaigner give us this powerful large cast production that takes the audience on a poignant and emotional journey through danced storytelling.

    TICKeTS: 10 (8) 8 (6) eARLYBIRdAGeS 10+The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston / Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444

    It is better to die for an idea that will live, than to live for an idea that will die Steve Biko

    Wed 22 & thu 23 Oct8pm

    aFROViBES FEStiVaL: RaiNBOW SCaRSDuring the era of reconciliation, Nelson Mandela encouraged South Africans to reach out and touch each others lives: white middle class Ellen Robinson and her family adopted a three year old black child called Lindiwe. Now, fourteen years later, all seems well - until her older cousin seeks her out and forces her to confront her true heritage...

    TICKeTS: 12 (10)mac BirminghamCannon Hill Park / Birmingham / West Midlands B12 9QHBox Office: 0121 446 3232www.macbirmingham.co.uk / www.afrovibesuk.com

    Developed by renaissance one for The Drum www.renaissanceone.co.uk Supported by Shakti Women www.shaktiwomen.com photos Tracie Morris and Jean Binta Breeze 21BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2014

  • Fri 24 Oct10am - 3pm

    OSCaR BiRMiNgHaM SiCkLE CELL aND tHaLaSSEMia CONFERENCE A free conference to raise awareness of Sickle Cell and Thalassemia. Speakers from health professionals, clients and those living with these conditions. Learn, participate and share your experiences.

    FRee AdMISSIONLaurel Road Community and Sports Centre (Olive Branch 2) Laurel Road Handsworth / Birmingham B21 9BPBox Office: 0121 212 9209For more information email admin@oscarbirmingham.org.uk www.oscarbirmingham.org.uk

    Fri 24 Oct 2pm - 4pm

    BLaCk SOLDiERS & tHE FiRSt WORLD WaR PaSt, PRESENt, FutuREThis partnership event is aimed at community groups and individuals who are involved in projects and initiatives focused on the African and Caribbean contribution to the First World War. The event will provide a platform to network, share information and explore potential areas of interest and future collaboration. Hosted by Recognize Black History & Culture. To register visit www.blacksoldiers.eventbrite.co.uk

    The Library of BirminghamCentenary Square / Broad Street Birmingham B1 2ND For more information email recognize@live.co.uk www.recognizeonline.co.uk

    Fri 24 Oct 7pm

    SOutH aFRiCa - FROM MaNDELa tO tHE MaRikaNa MiNERSFilm and discussion - The Miners Shot Down, In 2012 mineworkers in South Africa struck for better wages. The police used live ammunition, killing 34. The courageous but isolated fight by a group of low-paid workers against the combined forces of the mining company, government and Union.

    TICKeTS: 5 & 3 Profit going to support of Marikana miners The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444 www.minersshotdown.co.sa

    WEEk FOuRMon 20 to Sun 26 Oct

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  • WEEk FOuRMon 20 to Sun 26 Oct

    Fri 24 Oct7:30pm

    MaMELa (tHEatRE) Curious Monkey presents Mamela (meaning to Listen) follows a group of remarkable young women from the Eastern Cape of South Africa, capturing the opinions, experiences and aspirations of those born towards the end of the Apartheid era, the born-free generation. A fusion of European and African theatre, this cutting edge, verbatim piece is moving personal testimony and storytelling, fused with traditional African song and dance.

    TICKeTS: 8 (6)AGeS 10+The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston / Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444

    Sat 24 Oct8pm

    aFROViBES FEStiVaL DOuBLE BiLL: MaNa aND DaRk CELLIn Mana, South African choreographer Vincent Mantsoe will take you back to ancient times, evoking the spirit and earthy ambience of African dance and Shaman traditions. Dark Cell is an award-winning piece, which draws inspiration from former political prisoners of Robben Island, using the concept of a prison cell as a metaphor for mental imprisonment.

    TICKeTS: 12 (10)mac BirminghamCannon Hill Park / Birmingham / West Midlands B12 9QHBox Office: 0121 446 3232www.macbirmingham.co.uk / www.afrovibesuk.com

    MaMELa a COMPELLiNg NaRRatiVE FOR tHE 21St CENtuRy

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  • Fri 24 Oct9pm

    tOWNSHiP COMEtSThe Township Comets play a joyful mix of South African Township Jazz which is inspired by South African saxophonist Dudu Pukwana, who in exile brought a pioneering mix of Township Jazz and improvisation to the UK and European scenes in the late 1960s.Their music is great fun; lively, rhythmic, slightly anarchic, dance-based jazz, it is hard to sit still.

    TICKeTS: 6.50 (4.50)*The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston / Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444

    Sat 25 Oct11am - 12 noon

    tHROugH tHE EyES OF a NuRSES LiFE By LiNDa L BROWNAn inspirational talk by retired District Nurse Linda Brown through a collection of memorable memories spanning over 50 years. This is part of the Black Family Reading Project Birmingham Community Libraries.

    FRee AdMISSIONBirchfield Library Trinity Road Book ClubBirchfield Library / 3 Trinity Road / Aston B6 6AHFor more information email Jennifer.startin@birmingham.gov.uk www.birmingham.gov.uk/bfrp

    Sat 25 Oct 12 noon, 3pm & 7pm

    FLat OutThe Drum are pleased to be working with Birmingham Royal Ballet, The University of Birmingham and local families to create an innovative family performance in peoples own homes; A personal show just for you and yours! Flat out is inspired by the High-Rise flats in Aston Newtown, the families who live there, their stories, aspirations and views of the city.

    FRee AdMISSION*The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston / Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444

    * Each performance has space for no more than six people - so advance booking is essential

    WEEk FOuRMon 20 to Sun 26 Oct

    * Concession prices apply for anyone who has been to see Mamela

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  • Sat 25 Oct1pm - 4pm

    REPRESENtiNg DiaSPORaS: tHE BLaCk aND SOutH aSiaN PRESENCE iN tHE aRCHiVESBirminghams Black and South Asian communities are firmly rooted. But how well represented are they in the history of the City and its Archives? Join Dr Vanley Burke, Dr Lisa Palmer and Izzy Mohammed for lively debate and discussion!

    FRee AdMISSIONHandsworth LibrarySoho Rd / Birmingham B21 9DPFor more information email izzy.mohammed@ birmingham.gov.uk

    Sat 25 Oct 2pm - 4pm

    tyEiNg & DyEiNg - aFRiCaN & CaRiBBEaN FaBRiCSCome along and learn how to Tie & Dye materials and learn new skills. This is a family event.

    FRee AdMISSIONSmall Heath LibraryMuntz Street / Small Heath / Birmingham B10 9RXFor more information ring 0121 464 6155 or email manmohan.s.bains@birmingham.gov.uk saema.kausar@birmingham.gov.ukwww.birmingham.gov.uk/smallheathlibrary

    Sat 25 Oct7:30pm

    RHEtORiCaL (tHEatRE) Thabo Mbeki succeeded Nelson Mandela as President of South Africa in 1999. In Rhetorical his most famous speeches are revisited, laying bare his powers of persuasion (and lack of the same). His often controversial nine years in high office, his style of governance and impact on his citizens are explored through the intriguing, compelling and satirical insights of a colourful (fictional) youth leader, Dada Mokone. GBR Productions in association with the State Theatre of Pretoria.

    TICKeTS: 12 (10) eARLYBIRd* 7 (5)AGeS 14+The drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444

    WEEk FOuRMon 20 to Sun 26 Oct

    DiaSPORaS

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  • WEEk FOuRMon 20 to Sun 26 Oct

    Sat 25 Oct7:30pm

    autuMN RECitaL - SONgS tO StiR tHE SOuLPrepare to be uplifted as we take you on a musical journey from opera through to spirituals. Featuring critically acclaimed opera singers Byron Jackson and Jordene Thomas.

    TICKeTS: 10St Marys Church Warwick Road Acocks Green / Birmingham B27 6QSLimited parking spaces available after 6:45pmBox Office: https://autumnrecital.eventbrite.co.ukemail: bjmusicevents@hotmail.co.ukFor more information ring 0790 421 7452

    Sat 25 Oct8pm

    aFROViBES FEStiVaL DOuBLE BiLL: uNCLES aND aNgELS aND DaRk CELLUncles and Angels uses breath taking interactive dance and video to explore South Africas Reed Dance, a colourful celebratory tradition. Dark Cell is an award-winning piece, which draws inspiration from former political prisoners of Robben Island, using the concept of a prison cell as a metaphor for mental imprisonment.

    TICKeTS: 12 (10)mac BirminghamCannon Hill Park / Birmingham / West Midlands B12 9QHBox Office: 0121 446 3232www.macbirmingham.co.uk / www.afrovibesuk.com

    Sat 25 Oct8pm - 10pm

    ExPRESS tRutH LiVEJoin the Award winning podcast The Express Truth and have your say on Black community issues as we broadcast the Express Truth Show live over the airwaves for the 1st time with over 15,000 listeners tuned in live. We will be speaking on black businesses, Black families, Black History and many more interesting topics. The night will be hosted by the shows very own Cipha Divine. Refreshments and merchandise will be available to purchase on the night.

    FRee AdMISSIONOne Community Org132 Bradford Street / Digbeth Birmingham B12 0NSFor more information please ring 0121 643 2047 or email Markhamilton@back2backfilms.com www.theexpresstruthshow.podomatic.com

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  • WEEk FOuRMon 20 to Sun 26 Oct

    WEEk FOuRMon 20 to Sun 26 Oct

    Sun 26 Oct 8:30am

    RECOgNizE tRiP tO tHE iNtERNatiONaL SLaVERy MuSEuMThe museum explores the historical and contemporary aspects of slavery through stories of bravery and rebellion amongst enslaved people. Youll also learn about the legacies of the slave trade and celebrate Black achievement through its interactive displays. Split into three sections, the International Slavery Museum explores life in West Africa; enslavement and the middle passage; the oppression of their lives on plantations in the Americas.

    TICKeTS: 10 - 15International Slavery MuseumMerseyside Maritime Museum / Albert Dock / Liverpool L3 4AXTo book, ring 0759 432 5579 or visit www.theticketsellers.co.uk For more information email recognize@live.co.uk www.recognizeonline.co.uk

    Sun 26 Oct doors open 7pm Showtime 8pm

    OLiVER SaMuELS CELEBRatiNg HiS 65tH iN DOLLy HOuSEThe Play Dolly House, is a wonderful mix of Jamaicas favourite topics; politics, power, intimacy, race, class, mistrust and betrayal, all co-mingled into one hilarious comedy with the belly cramping humour that only Oliver can produce. Dolly House depicts the crazy drama, unavoidable tragedies and constant comedy that occur daily in multi-dwelling structures in Jamaica; commonly known as Tenement Yards.

    TICKeTS: 28 STALLS / 26 dReSS CIRCLe*New Alexander TheatreStation Street / Birmingham B5 4DSBox Office: 0844 847 2302 www.alexandratheatre.org.ukwww.www.cdevision.co.uk/productions*booking fees apply

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  • WEEk FiVEMon 27 Oct to Sat 1 Nov

    tue 28 Oct5:30pm - 7pm

    DaNFORD FiLM SCREENiNgS: MONDayS giRLSJoin the University of Birminghams Research & Cultural Collections for a documentary exploring the traditions associated with the initiation of women into adult society in Nigeria. Combining voice-over and interviews, the film documents tradition, modernity, and dissent in African womens lives.

    FRee AdMISSION, BOOKING eSSeNTIALdanford Room 2nd floor / Room 224 Arts Building University of Birmingham / EdgbastonBirmingham B15 2TTBox Office: www.mondaysgirls.eventbrite.co.ukFor more information ring 0121 414 2225 www.birmingham.ac.uk/blackhistorymonth

    thu 30 Oct 7pm - 9pm

    MaNiFESt: tHE EDitiONFaith meets Art in this unique, incredibly out-of-the-box Poetry and Music night. A spiritual, inspirational night that aims to encourage and uplift. Powerful poets, stunning singers. One night. Dont miss it!

    FRee AdMISSIONStarbucks Lloyds125 Colmore Row / Lloyds / Birmingham B3 3SDroger@glmedia.co.uk / www.manifesttheedition.co.uk

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  • Fri 26 Sep - Fri 7 Nov

    FREEDOM OR DEatH: DR VaNLEy BuRkEThe Drum is pleased to host an exhibition charting the final days of the apartheid era in South Africa through the lens of preeminent documentary photographer Dr Vanley Burke. Burke travelled extensively throughout South Africa to Soweto, Sharpeville, Bophuthatswana, Cape Town and Durban, talking to people, attending rallies, funerals and demonstrations. This selection of photographs from the Library of Birmingham archives provides a unique insight of a nation undergoing immense change towards eventual democracy.

    FRee AdMISSIONThe drum 144 Potters Lane / Aston Birmingham B6 4UU Box Office: 0121 333 2444www.the-drum.org.uk

    WEEk FiVEMon 27 Oct to Sat 1 Nov Exhibitions / Events

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  • i aM FaBuLOuS

    Wed 1 - Fri 31 Oct

    WE aRE tHE CHiLDRENThis is presented by Our Roots Children that blend African rhythm with pop music to produce an ultra-modern energetic and colourful displays in music, dance and dramatic expressions.

    FRee AdMISSIONVarious schoolsFor more information email backtomyrootsgroup@gmail.comwww.oourrootscic.co.uk

    Wed 1 Oct - Fri 31 Oct

    i aM FaBuLOuSJoin teenage Chanice on a journey which explores the lives of Queen Nzingha of Ndongo, Nanny of the Maroons and General Tariq Ibn Ziyad of Morocco. This upbeat play offers a fresh perspective of Black history. Available for booking now!

    Please ring 0121 783 7660/07849 383 705www.strawberrywords.co.uk

    Wed 1 - Fri 31 Oct

    NEWStyLE RaDiO 98.7FM BLaCk HiStORy MONtHNewstyle Radio 98.7fm is a community radio station based in Winson Green, has been broadcasting to the citys African-Caribbean community since it was launched on Wed14 August 2002. The service is reflective of African-Caribbean culture and aspiration in particular and of multicultural Birmingham. It is historical in being the first licensed African-Caribbean radio station in Britain.

    During October there be a selection of talk shows dedicated to Black History Month key topics.

    Sun 5, 12, 19 & 26 Oct / 6pm - 8pm African Cultural Chat and Talk Show with SimonSolomon

    Mon 6, 13, 20 & 27 Oct / 10am - 1pm Community Affairs Show with Chicken George and Cee Cee

    tue 7, 14, 21 & 28 Oct / 10am - 1pm Connecting Communities Show with Dave Prince

    Wed 8, 15, 22 & 29 Oct / 10am - 1pm Magazine Show with Chicken George and Cee Cee

    Wed 1, 8 & 15 & 22 Oct / 8pm - 10pm Roots Rock Reggae Show with Tony Roots

    thu 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Oct / 10am - 12 noon Something to Talk about Chat show with Danny D

    www.newstyleradio.co.uk

    Exhibitions / Events

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  • Wed 1 - Fri 31 OctLibrary opening times

    EMOtiONS OF BREatH Photography meets the written wordAn exhibition of abstract contemporary photographs by mac13soul exploring emotion and whether cultural differences have an effect on our response to beauty. Launch event on Mon 1 Aug at 7pm with the photographer Anthony McFarlane and spoken word artist Keshia Diamond who will be responding in words to the visual images.

    Handsworth LibrarySoho Road / Birmingham B21 9DPFor more information email kevin.duffy@birmingham.gov.uk

    EMOtiONS OF BREatH

    Exhibitions / Events

    Wed 1 - Fri 31 Oct

    FiRSt WORLD WaR: aND tHE COMMONWEaLtHDisplays showing contributions of Asian and Black Soldiers.

    FRee AdMISSIONBirchfield Library 3 Trinity Rd Aston / Birmingham B6 6EJTue & Fri 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pmThu 12 noon - 7pm Spring Hill LibrarySpring Hill / Birmingham B18 7BHMon & Wed 10am - 5pm Thu 12 noon - 7pm Fri 10am - 5pm / Sat 9am - 5pm Aston Library 99 Whitehead Rd Aston / Birmingham B6 6EJMon & Tue 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pmThu 12 noon - 7pm Sat 9am - 1pm, 2pm-5pmFor more information ring 0121 464 7422/4202/1184

    thu 2 - Fri 31 Octdrop-In

    FOuR FatHERSPhotography exhibition celebrating and documenting the lives of Birminghams South Asian men from great-grandfathers to sons. The thought-provoking images by local photographer Ian Reynolds are part of a community-wide project supported by the Library of Birmingham, drawing on resources in the Archive, Heritage and Photography collections.

    Library of BirminghamCentenary Square Broad Street / Birmingham B1 2NDFor more information ring 0121 303 6718Library Opening TimesMon to Fri 8am - 8pmSat 9am - 5pm / Sun 11am - 4pm

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  • Fri 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 Oct9am - 5pm

    tHE DaNFORD COLLECtiON OF WESt aFRiCaN aRt aND aRtEFaCtSThe Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts celebrates the extensive cultural traditions and artistic expression of countries in West Africa. The collection, which will be open on Fridays throughout October, ranges from domestic and ceremonial objects to contemporary fine art and is considered one of the finest collections of its kind in Europe.

    FRee AdMISSIONdanford Room Room 224 (2nd Floor) / Arts Building University of Birmingham B15 2TTwww.birmingham.ac.uk/blackhistorymonthFor more information 0121 414 2225 (Mon-Wed only)

    Fri 6 - Fri 31 Oct

    BLaCk HiStORy MONtH POEtRy tRaiLCollect a map from Aston Webb Reception and embark on an inspira-tional trail of poetry at the University of Birmingham. Following a poetry competition inviting reflections on the theme inspirational change, a selection of poems will be displayed in creative and surprising ways across campus.

    university of BirminghamEdgbaston / Birmingham B15 2TTAcross the University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campuswww.birmingham.ac.uk/events/blackhistorymonth

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  • Wed 10 Sep - Sun 9 Nov11am - 6pm Tue - Sun

    yiNka SHONiBaREikON iCON 1990sYinka Shonibares exhibition at Ikon in 1999 was seminal. We now show Five Under Garments and Much More (1995), an early suspended installation that prefigures the artists mannequin works with dramatically enlarged proportions and exuberant African textiles.

    FRee AdMISSIONIkon GalleryTower Room (only accessible via a number of steps).1 Oozells Square / Brindleyplace Birmingham B1 2HSFor more information ring 0121 248 0708 www.ikon-gallery.org/event/ ikon-icons-yinka-shonibare/

    Mon 13 - Sat 25 Oct

    MaNDELa 27To coincide with afrovibes South african Festival, the Drum will host Mandela27, which is a cultural collaboration between the European Union and South Africa inspired by the iconic story of Nelson Mandela and the globally recognized Robben Island Museum. The project involves a physical display based upon the dimensions of Nelson Mandelas cell, housing cultural stories and works. To date the DIY Exhibition has already been requested by BELvue Museum in Brussels, Belgium, the Herbert art gallery and Museum in Coventry, as well as the great Britain and Robben island Museum in Cape Town, South-Africa.

    The drum Caf 144 Potters Lane / Aston / Birmingham B6 4UUwww.afrovibesuk.com

    Exhibitions / Events

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  • Fri 10 - Sat 25 Oct

    kaNaVaL: VODOu, POLitiCS aND REVOLutiON ON tHE StREEtS OF Haiti A photography exhibition by British artist Leah Gordon. Haitian history, and not only that of the revolution, is replayed through the masks, costumes and narratives of the carnival in Jacmel, a coastal town in southern Haiti.

    FRee AdMISSIONOrt Gallery500 - 504 Moseley Road / Balsall Heath Birmingham B12 9AHFor more information info@ortgallery.co.uk www.ortgallery.co.uk

    26 Oct - 1 Nov

    BLaCk iNtERNatiONaL FiLM FEStiVaL VaRiOuS VENuESA festival with a difference, incorporating music, live arts and education while providing platforms for filmmakers and art creatives to exhibit their talents. Its a one week infusion of industry parties, showcases, networking events, educational seminars and screenings as well as the star studded MViSAs Movie Video and Screen Awards. This Festival is unique as it is the only event of its kind in the UK.

    MAINLY FRee For more information visit www.biffestival.co.uk

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  • MAINLY FRee For more information visit www.biffestival.co.uk

  • WEEk ONESat 27 Sep POWER iN POEtRy BLaCk HiStORy tOuR 2014Wed 1 & thu 2 Oct taMaSHa: My NaME iSWed 1 Oct PaNDORaS BOxFri 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Oct MOViNg tu BaLaNCESat 4 Oct aFROViBES FEStiVaL FOR FaMiLiES - kHuMBa

    BEx LiVE iNtERNatiONaLSun 5 Oct COBO - COMEDy OF BLaCk ORigiN

    BaSHMENt HOuSEWiVES

    WEEk tWOMon 6, 13, 20, 27 Oct MOViNg tu BaLaNCE Wed 8 Oct tRiP tO iNtERNatiONaL SLaVERy MuSEuM LiVERPOOL

    SCRatCHBHaM - BLaCk HiStORy MONtH SPECiaL Fri 10 Oct FOuR WOMEN OF tHE MOVEMENt

    REaL taLk WitH NECOLa HaLL autHOR OF i WaS a SOLDiER Sat 11 Oct a tRiButE tO StuaRt HaLL

    MaRy SEaCOLE

    tHE StaR OF BiRMiNgHaM LODgE NO. 4.

    WEEk tHREEtue 14 Oct uRDu MuSHaiRa tue 14 & thu 16 Oct MaRy SEaCOLE - FiLM

    OtHER thu 16 Oct - Sat 1 Nov SOLOMON aND MaRiONthu 16 Oct HaLLOWED tuRF

    OtHER & ttC SOCiaL LauNCH

    uNtaNgLiNg tHE POLitiCS OF BLaCk HaiRFri 17 Oct RaiNFORESt SyMPHONy

    tiE DyEiNg aFRiCaN aND CaRiBBEaN FaBRiCS

    HOLy & HORNy

    SaNCHEzSat 18 Oct WORLD WaR 1 StORy tELLiNg SESSiON

    WEEk FOuRMon 20 Oct SaRgaM SOutH aSiaN SiNgiNg CONtESt

    tHE SOiLtue 21 Oct LESLEy PRiMO aND HiS BaRBER FaVOuRitES

    DaNFORD FiLM SCREENiNgS: MuD aND WatER MaN

    PuNk iN aFRiCa

    aFROViBES FEStiVaL: SkiERLikWed 22 Oct PaNNEL CROFt CuLtuRaL WORkSHOPS

    aN EVENiNg WitH JEaN BiNta BREEzE aND tRaCiE MORRiS

    Wed 22 Oct & thu 23 Oct aFROViBES FEStiVaL: RaiNBOW SCaRSthu 23 Oct BikOS QuESt (DaNCE) Fri 24 Oct OSCaR BiRMiNgHaM SiCkLE CELL aND tHaLaSSEMia CONFERENCE

    BLaCk SOLDiERS & tHE FiRSt WORLD WaR PaSt, PRESENt, FutuRE

    SOutH aFRiCa - FROM MaNDELa tO tHE MaRikaNa MiNERS

    MaMELa (tHEatRE)

    aFROViBES FEStiVaL DOuBLE BiLL: MaNa aND DaRk CELL

    tOWNSHiP COMEtSSat 25 Oct tHROugH tHE EyES OF a NuRSES LiFE By LiNDa L BROWN

    FLat Out

    REPRESENtiNg DiaSPORaS: tHE BLaCk aND SOutH aSiaN PRESENCE iN tHE aRCHiVES

    tyEiNg & DyEiNg - aFRiCaN & CaRiBBEaN FaBRiCS

    RHEtORiCaL (tHEatRE)

    autuMN RECitaL - SONgS tO StiR tHE SOuL

    aFROViBES FEStiVaL DOuBLE BiLL: uNCLES aND aNgELS aND DaRk CELL

    ExPRESS tRutH LiVESun 26 Oct RECOgNizE tRiP tO tHE iNtERNatiONaL SLaVERy MuSEuM

    OLiVER SaMuELS CELEBRatiNg HiS 65tH iN DOLLy HOuSE

    WEEk FiVE tue 28 Oct DaNFORD FiLM SCREENiNgS: MONDayS giRLSthu 30 Oct MaNiFESt: tHE EDitiON

    ExHiBitiONS aND EVENtS Wed 10 Sep - Sun 9 Nov yiNka SHONiBaRE ikON iCON 1990sFri 26 Sep - Fri 7 Nov FREEDOM OR DEatH: DR VaNLEy BuRkEWed 1 Oct - Fri 31 Oct NEWStyLE RaDiO 98.7FM BLaCk HiStORy MONtH

    WE aRE tHE CHiLDREN

    i aM FaBuLOuS

    EMOtiONS OF BREatH

    FiRSt WORLD WaR: aND tHE COMMONWEaLtHthu 2 - Fri 31 Oct FOuR FatHERSFri 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 Oct tHE DaNFORD COLLECtiON OF WESt aFRiCaN aRt aND aRtEFaCtSFri 6 - Fri 31 Oct BLaCk HiStORy MONtH POEtRy tRaiLFri 10 Oct - Sat 25 Oct kaNaVaL: VODOu, POLitiCS aND REVOLutiON ON tHE StREEtS OF Haiti Mon 13 - Sat 25 Oct MaNDELa 2726 Oct - 1 Nov BLaCk iNtERNatiONaL FiLM FEStiVaL VaRiOuS VENuESSat 1 Nov MOViE ViDEO & SCREEN aWaRDS

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