Immerse yourself in Jamaican culture, music and gastronomy at the Jamaica House popup between 3-7 August while cheering on ‘Team Jamaica’ at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The Jamaica Tourist Board is launching Jamaica House, a five-day (3-7 Aug) popup watch party event to celebrate the Jamaica team at Birmingham 2022.
The Jamaica House popup will be held at The Glee Club, one of Birmingham’s finest venues for comedy and live entertainment. Visitors to the popup will enjoy the best of Jamaican culture, music and gastronomy. This event is just one of a series of exciting events that the Jamaica’s Tourist Board and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport will host this year as part of Jamaica’s 60th year of independence. The actual Jamaica Independence Day falls on Saturday August 6, so you don’t want to miss the guaranteed good vibes on that day.
The Jamaica House popup is an ideal spot to view the Commonwealth Games sporting action live. There will be live races from the games and nightly entertainment from noon to midnight each day. Other planned events include:
- Wednesday 3 August: Lovers Rock featuring legends Carroll Thompson and Winston Reedy.
- Thursday 4 August: International reggae night featuring Doktor and special appearance by Stylo-G.
- Friday 5 August: Comedy night with White Yardie & Friends.
- Saturday 6 August: Ring the alarm – The DJ showdown featuring Big John Newood, Lady Jennie P, Mikey Biggs and JNR Banton (Blood Line Sounds).
- Sunday 7 August: Giving thanks and praise – The Gospel Showcase featuring Lurine Cato and Isaiah Raymond.
The Jamaica Tourist Board and Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport are jointly hosting the event.
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett said: “We are delighted to announce the return of Jamaica House for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. After two years in lockdown, it will be great to see people gathered again, especially for such a key sporting event. We look forward to hosting partners as well as fans and Diaspora throughout the week. Jamaica House will bring excitement and buzz to the city as we celebrate not just the successes of our athletes but also our Year of Culture during our diamond year of independence.”
Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange added: “Jamaica House will celebrate Jamaica, Jamaicans and Jamaica’s contribution to the UK. It will be an incredible life affirming celebration, packed with Jamaican talent and artists and a momentous event in our UK Jamaica60 year.”
Tickets to the Jamaica House popup are available.