Victoria and Chamberlain Squares, two of Birmingham’s prime city centre venues, will once again be holding the colourful, vibrant, and entertaining Caribbean Festival. Sponsored in 2012 by Levi Roots of “Reggae, Reggae Sauce”, the event attracted over 150,000 people and generated thousands of pounds in trade for local businesses.
This year’s festival runs from Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 June 2014 and promises to be bigger and better. Visitors from all walks of life will be treated to great food, rum punch and tropical juices, music and dance and a focus on Caribbean culture, arts and crafts.
There’s Calypso, Soca, Jazz, R’n’B, Reggae, Hip Hop and Soul flavours all mixed in over the 3 days. Look out for many young up-and-coming local artists, comedians, dancers and poets, with guest appearances by national and international stars.
There’s plenty to see and get involved in including basket weaving, jewellery making, competitions, druming, dance workshops and exhibitions.
Taste the gastronomic delights or visit the variety of stalls displaying Caribbean arts and crafts: bags, hats, jewellery, and other accessories.