The first ever Best of Handsworth fair aims to promote the area’s rich culture and history by giving people the opportunity to experience the tastes, sounds, artists, products and people of Handsworth.

Ever since Matthew Boulton laid his first brick for his manufactory here, Handsworth has never stopped being an area of new ideas, new people and new thinking! This is what makes this diverse area such a vibrant and cultural hub of Birmingham and the UK.

The gardens will become a showcase of all good things from the local area, and a place where local business owners, community organisations and enterprising individuals can bring stalls to sell their wares and their foods or promote their services and their community work to visitors from the local area and beyond. There will be an emphasis on healthy living, mutual respect and cross-cultural solutions to the issues of today.

Confirmed stalls and performances:

  • Dhol King G Mall
  • Friends of Handsworth Park
  • Black Heart – Portrait Artist
  • Jerk Junction
  • The Ladywood Arts Forum
  • Legacy WM/Saathi – Women’s Enpowerment
  • Currypop – Indian/Singapore fusion street food
  • Mehndi Artist
  • Garden Games
  • Birmingham Mind
  • Handsworth Portrait Photo Booth
  • South Asian Food stall

In addition, join one of Legacy WM’s heritage walks and learn about the history of an area steeped in history from 18th century industry to the civil movements of the 20th century.

Entry into Best of Handsworth is FREE.

Access into the Soho House will be HALF PRICE all day:

  • Adult (includes over 60s) - £3.50
  • Child - £1.50
  • Concession (students/benefits) - £2.50
  • Family of 3 - £7.50
  • Family of 4 - £8.80
  • Family of 5 - £10.10

There will be one tour of the house at 11.30am, pre-booking is available for this Sunday Tour . From 1pm until 4pm visitors will be able to explore the house at their leisure.