Black History Month in Birmingham
Black History Month 2012
Black History Month at The Drum
Immortal Technique in Conversation
Immortal Technique, the revolutionary US Afro-Peruvian rapper and producer will be in conversation at Birmingham Library Theatre on Saturday 27 October 2012 (3pm - 5pm, pre booking is essential).
Birmingham Libraries in association with The Drum, Sic'Note Promotions and Spread Love TV are delighted to be supporting this special free event for young people to celebrate Black History Month.
Vanley Burke talks about his work and his archive
Tuesday 16th October 2012 1pm – 2pm in the Library Theatre. Free entry
Two exhibitions in Central Libraryon Floor 1 opposite the former cafe.
The Tapestry Exhibition
17 September - 8 October 2012
The exhibition celebrates the efforts and achievements of individuals and groups making a stand against discrimination and prejudice, and bringing about change.
Photographs of Young People selected from the Vanley Burke Archive
1 November - 22 November 2012
This exhibition explores and celebrates the lives of young people and children in Caribbean community, drawing on material from within the Vanley Burke Archive. The exhibition coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the independence of Jamaica.
The Good Person of Sezuan
A new version of Brecht's classic comedy, updated an set in Jamaica and featuring reggae music and songs.
Tuesday 9 October 7.30pm at Shard End Library
Please note - this is suitable for adults only. The event is free but places are limited to 50. They can be booked in advance at the Library or on 0121 464 6779.
West Indians in the British forces
Thursday 25 October 7pm at South Yardley LibraryHorace Barnes promoting the history of West Indians in the British forces and the role they have played for several centuries.
This free session is aimed at a teenager and adult audience.
'Black Jack, Black Gold' - A celebration of Black Olympians
Throughout October - a display of books you can borrow at Weoley Castle Library.