Jamaica in the Square festival
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jamaican Independence and the Jamaican athlete participation in the Olympic games after their training camp in Birmingham, Birmingham City Council will be hosting a free open-air Jamaica Festival outside the landmark Council House around Victoria Square.
Jamaica in the Square takes place from 2- 6 August 2012 and will celebrate everything to do with Jamaican culture. From traditional Jamaican food and Caribbean punches to Jamaican music, dance, entertainment and fashion. There will be cookery demonstrations with chefs and you can browse through the craft market stalls selling crafts made by local Jamaicans.
Enjoy dancehall, reggae soca and ska music and watch dancers express their true Jamaican spirit and culture through their dance. Enjoy Jamaican jerk chicken, curried goat with rice and peas and absorb the warm, friendly and relaxed Jamaican hospitality.