Queen Platinum Jubilee Poster 2022

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration –  Saturday 4th June 2022

We would like to thank everyone who attended our Community Fun Day on Saturday 4th June.

A packed programme of events took place on the day to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with a Free Community Lunch (which saw more than 400 people enjoying a variety of Caribbean and Asian cuisine), Steel Drum music playing the national anthem and music of the Caribbean, screens showing Her Majesty the Queen’s visits to the Commonwealth and other parts of the country, a Royal Quiz (which saw the winner walk away with a bottle of Stones Ginger Wine), and Professor Martin Levermore (a deputy lieutenant of Her Majesty the Queen’s Representative) giving a speech about inclusive society and how the West Indian community has been part of it. There was also Face Painting, a Bouncy Castle and Scrimmage football.

It was great to see the turnout from the community, with more than 400 people of different cultures and generations sharing their appreciation of the work that her Majesty has done over the last 70 years.

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Starting at 1pm

Entertainment into the evening provided by DJ Redman

Steel Band


Licenced Bar

Caribbean Kitchen

Film of the Queen’s visit to the British Commonwealth

Community Garden

Bouncy Castle

Face Painting


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Easter Raffle

The WCA Easter Raffle was drawn on Wednesday 20th April 2022

1st Prize: Deep Pink Perfume (Jean Christian) – Won by Garnett Campbell

2nd Prize: Mayfair of London Bath Set – Won by Pet Reid-Blake

3rd Prize: Pomegranate Diffuser & Candle – Won by Lee Rowe

4th Prize: Easter Eggs – Won by Maureen Scott

Diabetes Awareness Event 27-4-22

Diabetes Awareness Event

Healthwatch Walsall ran a Diabetes Awareness Event on Wednesday 27th April

Running from 10am until 12-noon, there were Information stalls and presentations

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Gospel March 2022

Give Thanks & Praise Gospel Event

Magnify Promotions presented a Give Thanks & Praise Event on Saturday 5th March (9pm – 2:30am)

Music was played by Gospel Light Sound from Leeds & Empire Sound from Birmingham


New Years Poster 2021(1)

New Year’s Eve Party 2021

We held our New Year’s Party on Friday 31st December; 8pm ’til Late!


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Lunch Club Christmas Dinner 2021

We held our annual Christmas Dinner & Party on Wednesday 15th December, with a 3 Course Meal of Soup, Main Meal (Turkey, Chicken & Pork) and Dessert being served.

It was well attended and 50 meals were served.

There was a Raffle, Prize Bingo, Dominoes and a performance from the children of Emmanuel School.



History of Sound System

Saturday 23rd October 2021

The culture of the Sound System was brought to the UK with the mass immigration of Jamaicans in the 1960s and 1970s. These sound systems were the method in which these migrants were able to maintain their cultural connection with their roots. They started off as illegal house parties in basements, because Caribbean people coming to this country found pubs and working men’s clubs unwelcoming environments. So, they created their own spaces where they could enjoy themselves – initially to the sound of radiograms.

They broadcast the remixed samples of reggae beats and created an underground music culture. This culture was separate from the larger population which relied on the radio to provide popular music. These sound systems were played in warehouses, underground cellars, clubs, and street corners. This was not simply just music played on the radio for a few people to hear, but a culture that involved many people was developed out of being consumed by sound through large sound systems. Notable UK Sound Systems include Sir Coxsone Outernational, Jah Shaka, Channel One, Wassifa Sound System, Jah Observer, Quaker City, Fatman International and Saxon Studio International.

At their peak, they could have stacks of speakers standing 12ft (3.6m) high, and at least as wide. There would be banks of amplifiers plus turntables and microphones. There would be singers and MCs at the microphone, and a packed crowd of very enthusiastic people who knew exactly what was happening.

The experience is so strong that “sounds carry people, as much as people carry sounds; ‘vibes’ find bodies to move. Maxi Priest, Tipper Irie, General Levy, Pato Bantan, Smiley Culture, Macka B and many more have honed their skills on Sound systems and have gone on to become recording and international artists.

Sound Systems have given the people of yesteryear and today a sense of purpose and a sense of belonging that they wouldn’t necessarily have got otherwise.

New Years Eve Party 2019
Tuesday 31st December 2019 starting at 9pm

Social Club Christmas Dinner
Saturday 14th December 2019, starting at 7:30pm

Social Club Christmas Dinner
Saturday 14th December 2019, starting at 7:30pm

Caribbean Night
Saturday 19th October 2019, starting at 6:30pm