Blackstory Partnership (Inspiring A New Generation, PFG Consultancy & Mykal Wassifa Brown)  in association with Recognize Black Heritage & Culture has been commissioned by Birmingham City Council to plan and deliver the Birmingham Black History Month 2018 launch programme. 

As a part of this, we are producing a brochure and website for Black History Month 2018. The brochure will list events and activities taking place in Birmingham during October and we would appreciate if you could assist us by providing details of all events and activities you have planned to celebrate this year’s Black History Month

Peace , Love & Unity!

1Mon 1 to Mon 22 OctUniversity of Birmingham BAME Poetry Competition
2Mon 1 to Mon 22 OctWeek 1 , University of Birmingham BAME Short story Competition
3Wed 3 OctWeek 1 , Exhibition Talk – Masquerade in the Cross River Region: 
The Nicklin-Salmons Collection 12:45pm – 1:30pmRotunda Gallery
4Wed 3 OctWeek 1 , 20 Stories High: Black 7pm – 10pmMidlands Arts Centre
5Wed 3 OctWeek 1 , Wednesday Mic Fever Black History Month Special 7:30pm – 10:30pmMango Lounge
6Fri 5 OctWeek 1 , Town Hall Symphony Hall’s Jazzline presents Jean Toussaint Quintet 6:30pmRoyal Birmingham Conservatoire
7Sat 6 OctWeek 1 , Why African World Studies? 
A Journey Through History and Beyond 7pm – 9:30pmYemanja
8Sat 6 OctWeek 1 , Milk River Family Tree Foundation Cultural Evening Dinner and Dance 7pm – 10pmThe H Suite
9Sat 6 OctWeek 1 , Upfront Comedy 8pmMidlands Arts Centre
10Sun 7 OctWeek 1 , An Officer and a Lady’ 11am – 3:30pmSoho House Museum
11Sun 7 OctWeek 1 , Take Me Back 7:30pmThe Crescent Theatre
12Sun 7 OctWeek 1 , COAT 8pmThe Studio
1Mon 8 OctA Trip Down Memory Lane: 
Windrush 70 and Beyond 2:15pmSouth Yardley Library
2Tue 9 Oct An Evening with Travis Alabanza 5pm – 7pmUniversity of Birmingham
3Wed 10 OctTour of the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library: 
Special Collections, and Black History Month themed archives/rare book display Cadbury Research Library
4Wed 10 OctThe Great Debate Tour 7pm – 10pmUniversity of Birmingham
5Wed 10 OctBASS2018: Toots & The Maytals 7pm – 11pmo2 institute
6Wed 10 OctMixtape 7:30pmThe Studio
7Thu 11 OctIntroduction to 
the Birmingham Qur’an Manuscript Replica Display 1st session 
12:30pm - 12:45pm 2nd session 
12:45pm – 1pmUniversity of Birmingham
8Thu 11 OctBritain on Film on Tour: Black Britain 6pm – 8:30pmSouth Yardley Library
9Fri 13 Oct 7.30pm 
(6.30pm doors open)Parkside 350
10Sat 13 OctCaribbean Cultural Day 11am – 5:30pmAll Saints Centre
11Sat 13 OctBlack History Month Cathedral Service 11am – 4pmBirmingham Cathedral
12Sat 13 OctBASS2018: National Album day – 
Handsworth Revolution 40th anniversary 1pm – 3pmHandsworth Library
1Tue 16 OctTown Hall Symphony Hall present 
Mokoomba 8pmTown Hall
2Wed 17 OctBASS2018: A Night of Lover’s 
Rock with Carroll Thompson 7pmThe Jam House
3Wed 17 OctVerve Poetry Festival Presents Terrance Hayes! 7pmWaterstones
4Thu 18 OctTown Hall Symphony Hall present 
the Lunch Lounge 
with Call Me Unique 12:30pmSymphony Hall Café-Bar
5Thu 18 OctTown Hall Symphony Hall present 
At Last: The Etta James Story 8pmTown Hall
6Fri 19 OctErdington Arts Forum ‘Evening of Creativity’ celebration of Black History Month 6pm – 9pmOikos Cafe
7Fri 19 OctBringing the swing to Stirchley: 
an evening of Early African-American film and dance 7pm – 9:30pmStirchley Baths
8Fri 19 OctRUSH featuring the J A Reggae Band 8pmThe Crescent Theatre
9Fri 19 OctTown Hall Symphony Hall present 
Soul II Soul 8pmTown Hall
10Sat 20 OctArtsFro Fine Arts Show 12pm – 6pmCafé Bar
11Sat 20 OctBritain on Film on Tour: Black Britain 2:15pmSouth Yardley Library
12Sat 20 OctStories of Omission Booklet & Film Launch 2pmThe Gallery Level 3
13Sun 21 OctBallet Nubia Master Class 2pm – 4pmEnglish Studio
14Sun 21 OctTown Hall Symphony Hall present Darius Rucker 7:30pmSymphony Hall
15Sun 21 OctWeek 3 , Untangled 1pm – 6pmHallmark hotel Hagley road
1Thu 25 OctBlack History Month: The Danford Collection and Masquerade in the 
Cross River Region 12:45pm – 1:30pmRotunda Gallery
2Thu 25 OctGarvey’s Children 6pmHarper Bell School
4Fri 26 OctTown Hall Symphony Hall present Sons of Kemet 8pmHare & Hounds
5Sat 27 OctCommunity Market Place 12noon – 5pmBluk Business Hub
6Sun 28 OctBLACK STEAM 2018 2:30pm – 5pmThinktank
1TUE 30 OCTWeek 5 , Empire Soldiers VR Experience 10am – 7pmBirmingham Hippodrome Foyers
2TUE 30 OCTWeek 5 , The Colour Of Madness 6:30PMWATERSTONES, BIRMINGHAM
3WED 31 OCTBlack British Arts & Culture Family workshop 4pm - 6pmCHILDREN’S LIBRARY
4FRI 2 NOVWeek 5 , Touche’ 9pm – LATENUVO
5FRI 9 – SUN 11 NOVWeek 5 , Empire Soldiers VR Experience 10am – 7pmBirmingham New Street Station
1Wed 31 OctBlack British Arts & Culture Family workshop 4pm – 6pmChildren’s Library
2Fri 2 NovE&E , Touche’ 9pm – lateNuevo
315 Jun – 15 Oct'18E&E , The Legacy of Industrial Textiles Project 11am – 4pmSoho House Museum
411 Sep'18 – 18 Jan'19E&E , Masquerade in the Cross River Region: The Nicklin Salmons Collection 12:45pm - 1:30pmRotunda Gallery
517 Sep – 4 OctE&E , Here to Stay Medicine Bakery & Gallery
64 Oct'18 – 18 Oct'19E&E , BASS2018: 
The Art of Reggae Exhibition Medicine
712 Sep – 17 OctE&E , Kizmania-Angola Kizomba 6 Week Course 7pmNakira Bar & Grill
82 Oct – 28 Nov 2018E&E , Movements of the East’ Photographic Exhibition by Roy Anthony Reid 9am – 5pmLibrary of Birmingham
96, 13, 20, 27 OctE&E , Madiba (Handsworth) Black Heritage Walks 1pm - 3pmReminisce Social Club
10EVERY THURSDAY THROUGHOUT OctE&E , BASS2018: Reggae Film Thursdays 7pmMockingbird Cinema
1112 week course from Oct 2018E&E , Inspired Nubian Drumming Workshop  African Caribbean Millennium
12Tues 9, 16, 23, 30 OctE&E , Performing Sankofa 
(Go back and Fetch) 
African Holistic Dance workshop 7pm – 8.30pmHoly Trinity Church Hall
1Sat 29 SepWilson Alexander Shervington Memorial Lecture – ‘Cuba in Africa’ 4:30pm – 6:30pmMockingbird Theatre
2Sat 29 SepPre Oct , Yolanda Brown: 
10 years in Music. The Anniversary Tour 8pmMidlands Arts Centre
3Sun 30 SepPre Oct , Jamaican High Commission 
Windrush Generation project

24 – 30 Sep

1 – 7 Oct

8 – 14 Oct

15 – 21 Oct

22 – 28 Oct

29 Oct – 4 Nov

Phoenix Newspaper

Our Birmingham Lord Mayor welcomes Dionne Warwick to the city.
What a moment #city #forthelove#symphony

Phoenix Newspaper

phoenixnewspaperThe legendary Dionne Warwick launches Black History month at the THSH Birmingham.
#blackhistory#dionnewarwick #legendary #fridayfeeling#future #celebrate#walkonbydionnewarwick