About JITS II
Jamaica in the Square returns to the City Centre for a second installment, following its success in 2012, which saw approximately 300k visitors coming to the city for the event. This year to mark the 55th anniversary of Jamaican Independence, the Association of Jamaican Nationals (AJN) are hosting another free open-air Jamaica street festival outside the Birmingham city’s Council House. The festival will occupy Victoria Square and upper Newhall street and will take place from the 4th – 6th August 2017. Jamaica In the Square (JITS) will celebrate the best of Jamaican diaspora culture, though many people would have heard of Jamaica through its music exports and seen the rise of Jamaican sports through the popularity of Usain Bolt and other athletes, there is nothing like experiencing true authenticity of Jamaican culture, food and fashion. The festival will encapsulate the true spirit of Jamaica. This will be accomplished by the inclusion of cultural activities, entertainment, food, arts and audience participation. There will also be an abundance of tourist information available, to inform the public about the island and its traditions.
The event is anticipated to attract people from all sectors of the community over the 3-day period. Attendance will be achieved through traditional methods of marketing, highlighting food, dance, music and fashion as key elements. The event will bring a strong sense of togetherness and cultural education to Birmingham. The Association of Jamaican Nationals (AJN) together with Birmingham City Council will be working closely with the community to ensure the event engages with everyone that lives, works and plays in the city. The AJN want the event to be a visual demonstration of the strong links that have been established between Birmingham and Jamaica and to demonstrate the synergy that exists through its motto “Out Of Many One People”, which is the core makeup of Birmingham as it is one of the most Diverse cities in Europe. Jamaica In the Square will officially be opened by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and the Jamaican High Commissioner on Friday 4th December 2.30pm in Victoria Square. For more information contact us using the contact form below
Are you an Artist, Dancer, Poet, Comedian or Performer? Would you like to showcase your talent in front of thousands of people? Then why not do so at Jamaica in the Square for further details on how to get on stage contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for volunteers to help at this year’s Jamaica in the Square, come and be part of this exciting event, meet new people and learn about festival event management first hand, getting is involved is simple just fill-in the contact sheet below
Want to attend Jamaica in the Square? It simple cause it’s absolutely free, Birmingham offers great transport links into to the city so getting there will be no problem, Victoria Square is easily accessible by foot and there is plenty car parking in the centre.
get a Stall
Jerk Pan Stall
Get one of live jerk stalls
Selling food or non Alcoholic drinks
Selling your products in one of these
Friday 4th August –
2:30 – Ribbon Cutting 2:45 – Stall and Trading begins 3:00 – Music Entertainment 6:30 – Main Stage opening 7:00- JA Story Live 8:30– Live Entertainment / DJ 9:30 – Close .
Saturday 5th August 10:30 am
10:30 am- Stalls Trading Starts / 1:00 pm - Wellbeing Classes / 1:30 pm- Film Festival Starts / 2:00 pm - Rum Punch Challenge / 2:30 pm - Stage Performance / 3:00 pm - Jerk Pan Competition (Great British Jerk Off) / 3:20 pm - Stage Performance / 3:45pm - Stage Performance / 3:55 pm - Dance Demonstration / 4:00 pm - Dance Competition / 4:30 pm - Spoken Word / 4:45 pm - Stage Performance Music / 7:00 pm - Leader / Sponsor address / 7:15 pm - Jamaican Comedy Roast / 7:45 pm- Stage Performance Music / 8:00 pm- Sound System / 9:45 pm - 100 m Final / 10:00 pm - Sound System cont’d / 10:30pm - Close
Sunday 6th August –
10:30 am - Stalls Trading Starts / 12:00 pm - Wellbeing /
12:30 pm - Music / 1:00 pm - Cooking Demonstration Sunday Dinner / 2:00 pm - Stage Performance / 3:00 pm - Gospel Central /3:45 pm - Jazz Jamaica / 4:00 pm - Flag Raising Ceremony / 6:00 pm - Jamaica UNPLUG / 7:10 pm - Women 100 m / 7:20 pm - Jamaica UNPLUG / 9:00 pm - Close
be a sponsor
You can be part of this exciting milestone and celebrate one of the world's most exciting brand which is Jamaica. There are numerous ways to get involved sponsorship opportunities available in association with this event, and the potential for commercial partnerships in the following areas. Organisations will be able to provide either sponsorship in kind as well as cash to promote their products. Organisations wishing to offer in kind sponsorship must be offering services that are require by the festival to assist in the delivery of the event. The festival will in return give appropriate branding. Stalls space or bar space will not be offer as part of any in-kind or contra deal. Cash sponsorships will be broken down either packages or item sponsorships. We are offering 3 main packages
Package 1 The Golden Bolt Package - £25,000.00
Package 2 The Blue Mountain Package - £15,000.
Package 3 The Reggae Reggae Package - £10,000
AJN 178 Dudley Road Birmingham B18 7QX