The Birmingham Carnival

The sun shone and everyone was out to enjoy the Birmingham Carnival with its spectacular costumes, many designed by Professor Black who has worked on the event for many years now. We watched as the the floats and dancers passed by Chris Khamis and Brenda Addison’s house on Church Lane. There a stall had been set out to give prominence to the Palestinian struggle for freedom of oppression which carnival too represents,
This year the procession started in Handsworth Park instead of Holyhead Road which made the rout rather shorter than usual. Handsworth Park used to be the venue but after objections from the police the event moved to Perry Park.

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