Cuisine from across Africa and the Caribbean, an intense barbering competition and an A-factor star will all be on hand at Birmingham event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's Independence Day.
More than 3,000 people are expected to attend Black Exposure Live, at New Bingley Hall, Hockley,on August 4, which is being put together by community organisation CUSH.
The event will begin with an‘Expo’ of more than 100 businesses showcasing consumer goods, hair and beauty products, handcrafted jewellery and traditional Caribbean foods followed by an evening concert headlined by Misha B and featuring Alstallio, Lady Leshurr and a host of home-grown artists.
Emma Hamilton, who is helped organise the event, said: “There are over 95,000 Jamaican people living in Birmingham and the Black Country and we play a vital role in the area’s cultural diversity and economic performance.
“This day, which is open to all faiths and cultures, is designed to be fun, educational and interactive – giving people a real flavour of vibrant Caribbean life and what it brings to the area.”
She continued: “We believe this will be the biggest event of its type outside London and certainly the biggest the West Midlands has ever seen.
“There should be plenty of opportunity to raise lots of money for our chosen charities… the Sickle Cell Society and St Basils Homeless Charity.”
Tickets for the daytime event are £6 for adults £3 for children.
• More information from: www.blackexposurelive.co.uk.