The theme for this year’s Black History Season event was Unsung Stories which showcased local talent, a historical quiz, entertainment and Caribbean cuisine for all the family. There were 130 people from the community who attended.
Performances included dance by budding stars, poetry, theatre, and a debut performance by the new Walsall Community Choir. The choir was set up in partnership with Creative Black Country’s Groundworks and WBSC with Conrad Gayle as choir director.
The group worked with photographer Dharmendra Patel who produced portraits of local residents, service users, WBSC staff and volunteers, these were exhibited on the night.
“I travel to and from Walsall from Wolverhampton, to get to choir practice and love it. I used to sing but fell ill and left my local choir. Since getting better I’ve been looking for a choir and this has been a great opportunity for me to start singing again’ Beverly Richards Walsall Community Choir”. Selina Whinnery, BME Floating Housing Support Officer, Walsall Black Sisters Collective.