Community and culture at One Love event

By James Vukmirovic | Walsall | News | Published:

A community came together to celebrate Afro-Caribbean culture in the heart of a busy Black Country town centre.

The One Love event was a partnership event put on by Walsall for all, Walsall Black Sisters Collective, Walsall Housing Group, One Walsall and the Community, Equality and Cohesion team at Walsall Council.

It took place in Walsall town centre on Saturday, August 10, bringing different communities together to celebrate the work and contributions of the Afro-Caribbean communities in the town.

Families of all backgrounds attended the event

Despite poor weather throughout the day, the event was well attended, with those attending enjoying traditional food and refreshments.

Maureen Lewis from Walsall Black Sisters Collective and Richard Clarke from One Love Community Music and Arts were on hand to speak to those in attendance about the event.

There were performances from groups such as Evan & IWAY Reggae band, Mighty Jamma Steel Band and Moses Whyte and Aston Performing Arts Academy, with APAA closing the event with a lively performance.

There was live entertainment throughout the day, such as Evan & IWAY Reggae Band,

The event forms part of Walsall for All's vision to create integrated, empowered and inclusive communities where people from all backgrounds come together to celebrate what they have in common.

For more information about the groups involved in the event, go to,, and

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at

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