World War One: Hundredth Anniversary


The Drum: Friday 26 September.

Black History Month was first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1987. Since then the month of October has been dedicated to raise awareness through events and activities celebrating our Black History. If you have an event, exhibition, talk or activity planned to celebrate this year’s Black History Month this is your chance to get involved …

The Drum in partnership withBirmingham City Council is the official organisers of Black History Month 2014. We are putting together a collection of events and activities offering people from all around Birmingham the opportunity to explore and learn about the history and heritage of African, Caribbean and Asian communities in particular their struggles, achievements and contributions. We are producing a brochure and website that will list events taking place in Birmingham during October.


The theme this year will be Commonwealth and World War 1, with the launch event taking place on Friday 26 September. As the UK commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, The Drum will use performance and talks to show how the Africa, Caribbean and Asian communities at home and overseas contributed to the Great War.


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