Barbados Independence celebrations, October – December 2015

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 celebrate 50 years of Independence in November 2016.

The Association, founded in 1998, was set up to promote “social, charitable, educational, and cultural activities with the aim of bringing together the extended family and friends”.

  • Annual visit to Blackpool to see the Illuminations on Saturday, 24 October 2015.
  • Barbados Independence Diamonds and Pearls Dinner Ball at The Venue, Birmingham on Saturday, 21 November 2015.


  • Independence Church Service, Leicester on Saturday, 22 November 2015.
  • An Independence National Church Service of Thanksgiving in Leeds on Sunday, 6 December 2015. 

Barbados Independence is celebrated on 30 November and it is hoped that the Barbadian flag will be flown from the Birmingham Council House on that day.

More details to follow shortly. In the meantime, please visit the Association’s website for latest developments.