A feast of Caribbean culture and entertainment came to the All Saints Centre in Kings Heath, Birmingham as the Roy Anthony Reid Foundation held its popular Caribbean Cultural Day on Saturday 21st October, to coincide with the annual Black History Month celebrations.
Attendees at the free event were encouraged to join African drumming workshops, led by Nicky from Kokuma, listen to poetry depicting the life of Nanny of the Maroons and learn more about black history through an informative Black Heroes display.
The event also provided a wealth of information and advice through a number of stalls promoting Mental Health Awareness, Mindfulness and Health and Wellbeing therapies. In addition, who can forgot the impressive cuisine on offer, which allowed visitors the chance to sample a “taste of the Caribbean”.
Kash “The Flash” Gill, the retired British professional kickboxer who is a former four-time world champion, added a real punch to proceedings by leading a martial arts demonstration involving students from his Birmingham-based Martial Arts Fitness Gym.
Taneisha Deans, a multi-talented local artist, and one of the first recipients of a 2017 Roy Anthony Reid Foundation award, performed some of her own poetry, in her own unique and vibrant style that appealed to the younger attendees.
The Roy Anthony Reid Foundation would like to thank all visitors, stallholders and supporters who helped to make the event a great success. Special thanks to the team at the All Saints Centre who, as ever, were accommodating and flexible.
Anyone interested in contributing to or supporting the work of the Foundation should contact the team by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.