Warren Tone

Warren Tone

Warren Tone

Lord Mayor


SUNDAY 21ST JULY 2019, Handsworth Park, Birmingham, B20 2BY

Simmer Down Festival returns to the beautiful setting of Handsworth Park on Sunday, July 21. Now in its ninth year, the free open-air event is one of the largest music and arts festivals in the UK.

Celebrating Birmingham’s rich cultural diversity and the city’s unique reggae legacy, the festival offers fun for all the family including live performances, art workshops, participation activities, children and young people’s meadow area, plus craft and food stalls and a licensed bar area. 



There is just over a month to go until the 29 August 2019, the PPI complaints deadline. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which regulates the financial services sector and protects UK consumers is urging people to make a decision, before it’s too late, about whether to complain about PPI (Payment Protection Insurance).
Recent FCA figures, show that a total of £334.3m was paid in April 2019 to customers who complained about the way they were sold PPI. This takes the amount paid since January 2011 to £35.3bn.



Find Out More About Fostering And Adoption 



Would you consider fostering or adopting a Birmingham child?

Birmingham Children's Trust are looking for couples or individuals that are able to value a child’s identity including their ethnic, religious and cultural background. Parenting a child into adulthood is one of life’s most rewarding experiences. If you are able to offer a child a loving home, have one or more spare rooms and childcare experience please contact us on 0121 303 7575 or visit birminghamchildrenstrust/newstyle to find out more about fostering or adoption.

Birmingham Children 's Trust staff will be available at the acmc on the the dates below. Any one requiring further information and advice about becoming a child carer - choose a date/s to attend ACMC to have a informal discussion on the process to fostering and adopting:

Date Time  Trust staff member
16th July 12pm to 2pm Mel
16th July  6pm to 8pm Sandie
30th July 12pm to 2pm Mel
30th July 6pm to 8pm Sandie
13th August 12pm to 2pm Mel
13th August 6pm to 8pm Sandie

Afro Caribbean Millennium Centre. 339 Dudley Rd, Birmingham, B18 4HB.

The Adoption and Fostering team will be on hand to answer your questions and provide you with all of the information that you need.

forthcoming Events

16 JUL

The Color Purple - The unforgettable story of personal awakening.

The Color Purple is the inspiring musical, based on the Pulitzer prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, the classic hit movie and the Tony® Award-winning production on Broadway.

This unforgettable story told over the course of 40 years follows tormented heroine Celie, as she journeys through joy, despair, anguish and hope in her own personal awakening to discover her unique voice in the world.

With a profoundly evocative score drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this landmark musical is directed by Tinuke Craig, winner of the 2014 Genesis Future Directors Award. Tinuke’s recent acclaimed productions include Random/Generations, the double bill of plays by debbie tucker green.

The cast includes T’Shan Williams as Celie, Joanna Francis as Shug Avery, Ako Mitchell as Mister, Simon-Anthony Rhoden as Mister’s son Harpo, Karen Mavundukure as his wife Sophia, Danielle Fiamanya as Celie’s sister Nettie and Delroy Brown as Pa.

This moving family chronicle set in racially divided southern America, celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.