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It is the last week of the Institute for German Studies’s (IGS) current exhibition on the history of dictatorship and democracy in twentieth-century Europe. In partnership with the Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, Berlin (Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands, […]

On Monday 12th May the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Yvonne Mosquito hosted Mr Robert W. Johnson, US Ambassador to the United Kingdom. The main purpose of the visit was to attend the premiere screening of a documentary film, Six Triple Eight, which commemorates the […]

On the 15th of August 2017, the world celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Partition of India. In 1947, India became divided from British India and a new country- Pakistan was formed. This changed the lives of the citizens of this great continent. To mark […]

Birmingham’s Literature Festival was a great success this year. We are particularly proud we were able to be a part of the Europe Day organised on the 8 October and link it with the celebrations of Frankfurt and Birmingham 50 years of partnership. This event brought together two critically […]

On November 17th, 2016, Birmingham welcomed a delegation from Frankfurt-am-Main led by Peter Feldmann, Mayor of Frankfurt. Throughout the day members of the delegation attended various events of the German Week. In the evening, three events symbolizing the lifelong partnership between Birmingham and Frankfurt took […]

The BCA organised a flag raising ceremony to mark 59 years of independence of Ghana on 6 March 2016 . The event, organised by the Ghana Union Midlands and the Birmingham Commonwealth Association included the presence of the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, the President of the Ghana Union […]

To mark the attainment of independence by Barbados on 30th of November 1966, the flag was risen in front of Birmingham City Council building at 10:30 hrs. The invitees included Barbados Deputy High Commissioner Ms Alphea Wiggins, Chair of Barbados and Friends representative Aaron Mapp, […]

This autumn will be mark a series of events celebrating the achievements, culture and history of Barbados – a member state of the Commonwealth since 1966. The celebrations will be hosted by The 2nd Generation of Barbadians and Friends (Birmingham), chaired by Aaron Mapp, as Barbados will […]

On 9th September, The Birmingham Commonwealth Association (BCA) held a special dinner to celebrate the day the Head of the Commonwealth, HM Queen Elizabeth II, became the longest reigning monarch in British history. The dinner, hosted at Aston University Business School, had approximately 150 people in attendance with […]

Both Birmingham and Johannesburg are pleased to announce the enhancement of their collaborative engagement. From the inception of Johannesburg`s first ever formal international relationship, with Birmingham the 2 cities have enjoyed a wide-ranging and productive Sister City relationship. That engagement has recently been extended to […]