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South & City College Birmingham offers great vocational courses from Construction to Fashion, with excellent facilities and outstanding support for its learners and the community.
Foreword by Bill Brown - 4 Support letter from Bitmingham City Council - 5 Introduction - 7 BEX Live 2013 Stand Numbers & Exhibitors - 8
Running Day Order (Daytime) - 11 Competition - 14 Running Day Order (Evening) - 15 Midlands Black Hair and Beauty Awards - 16 Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2033 - 18 Young Entrepreneur’s Showcase and Awards - 22
VOCATIONAL COURSES Accounting | Business Administration Business Studies | Catering & Hospitality Childcare | Construction | Fashion & Textiles Finance | Hair & Beauty | Health & Social Care IT | Media | Music & Performing Arts Public Services | Science | Travel & Tourism
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By Bill Brown
Our mission is to strengthen peoples businesses and our relationship with the communities we serve.We want to promote economic development through increased exposure for people giving them the opportunity to showcase products and services to the public. We pride ourselves as an organisation that embrace, recognise, respect the diversity that exist in this country today. The main objective of Bex live 2013 is to get people to showcase their talents, exchange ideas and interact with other business people old and young. Consumers will be able to browse and purchase goods and services from a broad range of exhibitors with a diverse mix of style and cultures for every taste and budget. This event gives recognition to creative entrepreneurship across the sectors of fashion and design, music, dance , everything lifestyle. whatever you do can be showcased and marketed at this show. The Bex Live team is here to serve you , it is our goal to strategically connect corporations and businesses of every size and dimensions with you the people they serve.Working together we can a difference in our communities with each individual doing their part. Working in tandem with our dedicated team we will measureably impact lives of the young, families and business owners throughout the region. These entrepreneurs represent our future economic growth, job creation and business leadership in our communities. regions and the country looking forward to seeing you at Bex LIve 2013. Bill Brown CEO and Founder.
Local Service Directorate Date: 11/04/2013 Black Exposure Live 2013 Black Exposure Live brings to the City of Birmingham the largest cultural and lifestyle exposition in the Midlands which celebrates the black community and all it has to offer in culture, creativity, epreneurship, consumer power and more. We see Black Exposure Live as a socially responsible community organisation, dedicated to strengthening communities, inspiring youth and building better lives for everyone. We salute Black Exposure Live for putting together such an impressive programme, This can only be good for job creation, future economic growth and business leadership, whilst also providing the ideal opportunity to raise and create brand awareness with thousands of potential consumers. This programme includes features such as:The Midland Black Hair and Beauty showcase and awards 2013 The Young Entrepreneur 2013 The Young Entertainer of the year. BEX Live cultural and lifestyle marketplace Seminars and workshops that include wealth creation, careers opportunities, health and well-being, dance, fashion, hair and beauty catwalk shows. We see this event having the magnetism to expose young people to careers and higher education opportunities, and certainly assisting businesses to increase their exposure to a large consumer community. Initiatives such as this complement other community initiatives to support young people and create prosperous communities. It is terrific to see so many businesses, educational institutions, individuals and voluntary organisations working together and supporting each other in this initiative. Yours Sincerely Steve Hollingworth Assistant Director Birmingham Sport & Events
Introduction Welcome to BEX Live 2013
Meet your host Gemma Feare, the current Miss Jamaica UK. Ambitious, intelligent, beautiful, aspirational and exciting are just some of the words used to describe talented young entrepreneur on the rise - Gemma Feare. At just 22, she has lived an enviable and animated life. She has travelled the world, won awards and inspired many people along her short but fruitful journey thus far. Gemma believeâ€™s that her positive attitude and own personal life experiences, which include surviving the 2005 Thailand Tsunami, have helped shaped her character today. She is a very pro-active and ambitious young woman who creates her own opportunities and works hard to meet her own exceptionally high standards. Upon meeting her, you are instantly captivated by her great sense of humour, boundless energy and dazzling smile. Her undeniable enthusiasm always seems to encourage those around her. Gemma is moving full steam ahead with her career plans, hosting live events, landing presenting jobs on TV & Radio and renewing her love of acting. In 2013 Gemma launched her website TheFeare.com which features press interviews, events, and appearances with photos and video footage.
Black Exposure Team Bill Brown Founder Katana Brown Strategic Events Director Owen McFarlane Marketing Director Rena Sparks Entertainer Director Tim Douglas Media Director
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COMPANY NAME ORS Organic Root Stimulator™, the #1 brand in the ethnic hair care market, is now ORS™! GOT TO BE NATURAL GTB Natural provides 100% natural skin care, natural hair care and black hair care products. Web: www.gtbnatural.co.uk DESTINY, WARTON & BROWN Fashion ELEVATION NETWORKS LOCKS BY FITANA Sisterlocks™ is a natural hair management system Tel: 07957710035, web:www.sisterlocks.com, email: email@example.com OSCAR BIRMINGHAM -‐ the official charity of BEX Live 2013. OSCAR Birmingham was established to improve the quality of life for individuals affected by Sickle Cell and Thalassemia. firstname.lastname@example.org Call us on 0121 212 9209 www.oscarbirmingham.org IT WORKS GLOBAL It Works body applicators For more information contact Paul on 0787 883 4382 or visit www.Hav41w.com bRAP bRAP is a think fair tank, inspiring and leading change to make public, private and voluntary sector organisations fit for the needs of a more diverse society.. Web:www.brap.org.uk, email:email@example.com, 0121 297 3609 MONEYGRAM MoneyGram International helps connect people through our global money transfer network. web: www.moneygram.com BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION The British Heart Foundation is the UK’s number one heart charity. www.bhf.org.uk RAFFA RAFFA International Development Agency is an independent charity, local and International Development Co-‐operation. Tel: 0121 357 4437 email: firstname.lastname@example.org, web: www.RAFFA.org.uk NEW STYLE RADIO New Style 98.7 FM, Our service is reflective of multicultural Birmingham. www.newstyleradio.co.uk, Tel 0121 678 6666 MEYE COUTURE Fashion SOUTH AND CITY COLLEGE BIRMINGHAM South and City College Birmingham is Birmingham’s newest and biggest college. www.sccb.ac.uk SOUTH AND CITY COLLEGE BIRMINGHAM THE REAL PROJECT The REAL Project is an exciting and innovative new sexual health initiative that aims to support the sexual health of Birmingham’s African Caribbean communities
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Tel: 0121 334 0767 or 0121 334 0777 Web: www.therealprojectbham.co.uk PROSTRATE CANCER UK HAIRFINITY Hair Finity hair products can help your hair grow faster and longer. www.hairfinity.co.uk THE PHOENIX NEWSPAPER The Phoenix Newspaper is a multicultural publication focusing on positive, informative and objective news. thephoenixnewspaper.com MARY KAY Beauty and cosmetics products Web: www.marykay.co.uk, email: email@example.com ASSIE BOUTIQUE The Square Shopping Centre, Birmingham Web: www.aisseboutique.com, Tel: 07866204421 Web: www.facebook.com/pages/Aisse-‐Boutique-‐The-‐home-‐of-‐African-‐Print ART(ASTON REINVESTMENT TRUST) provides business loans of between £10,000 and £100,000 to businesses and social enterprises in Birmingham and Solihull . Contact Dr Steve Walker 0121 359 2444, web:www.reinvest.co.uk, email:firstname.lastname@example.org ACCESS TO MUSIC Learning with Access to Music is an exciting and unique experience which is refreshingly different to being in a big school or college Web: www.accesstomusic.co.uk MOTIVES / BEAUTY CLUB Motives will be showcasing their cosmetics range at BEX Live 2013 with live demos throughout the day, The Beauty Club provide a West end service to the whole of London specialising in the best of Beauty, style & finish. http://ukmotives.shop.com/ SALAD MASTER Saladmaster has the perfect cooking solution to help you maintain an active lifestyle. Web: www.saladmaster.com
TABLE EXHIBITORS Bead Boudoir
Bespoke Handmade and Carefully Selected Costume Jewellery email: email@example.com
Duchess Lifestyle offers unique creative solutions for all Your Occasions. These include room/venue display, bouquets, handcrafted accessories and top quality giftware all beautifully presented. Tel: 07557 569 599, web: www.duchesslifestyle.co.uk
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Kerie Designs Liberty House
Liberty House is a private residential care home based in Erdington, which provides adults with learning disabilities 24-‐hour support.. Tel: 0121 327 0671, www.libertyhousecares.co.uk
DAY TIME MAIN STAGE ACTIVITES TIME
I am Noëlle Blake, author of the novel Haunting My Ghosts
Saturday 21st September 2013 Birmingham Town Hall
BEX LIVE 2013 RUNNING DAY ORDER
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Pure De’Vine provides a complete range of fantastic nail care services all carried out by master nail technicians. They cater for men but specialise in Divas being creative. Tel: 0121 523 8596, www.puredevinebirmingham.co.uk Skone designs (means ‘beautiful woman’ designs in African). The vision of SK1 designs is to produce products that make us feel beautiful web: www.skonedesigns.co.uk, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Exposure Live 2013 Market Place Opens To The General Public. Welcome To BEX Live 2013 – Gemma Feare
Fashion Show by South and City College
True Street Kidz Academy
Fashion Show by Destiny Walton Brown & Co
Chaotic Sax Vibes Fashion Show by South & City College
Ladies Speedy Hair Stylist Competition
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Paigey Cakey Battle of The Barbers Competition Rio Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award Emmah Beckford CLOSE DAY TIME ENTERTAINMENT BEX Live Market Places Closes
DAY TIME OUTSIDE TOWN HALL ACTIVITES TIME
British Heart Foundation Gospel Choir JazziFizzle Dance Academy
GETYOURSELFHEARD!!! Multi award winner music producer and songwriter Fred Jerkins III is leaving the USA in search of talent here in the UK. Fred has written and produced for top artists such as: Michael Jackson, Spice Girls, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Will Smith, Destiny’s Child, and many more.
MULTI GRAMMY & DOVE AWARD
WINNERSCOUTINGFORTALENT Spice Girls
Mon 28th Oct LONDON Tues 29th Oct BIRMINGHAM (Sponsored by BEX live) So you believe you’re a singer, songwriter, producer or musician eh? If you feel you really have what it takes to be signed, book your place in the auditions now.
Book from 15 minutes to an hour’s one 2 one session with Fred where you can discuss your gifts and talents in depth, share your material with him face 2 face.
Fred Jerkins III
MasterClass: Saturday 2nd Nov 2013
Come and hear Fred’s Story at the MasterClass, where you can have all your question answered and learn from one of the world’s greatest producer.
for all MasterClass and Audition bookings made before 12pm 20/09/13 LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE: Book now 2 avoid disappointment www.fredjerkinsone2one.com email@example.com Call Antoinette +44 (0) 7930852081
Fred Jerkins III
from the DARKCHILD CAMP & DARKCHILD GOSPEL RECORDS will be in the UK 26th October to 2nd November 2013 BOOK
BEX LIVE 2013 RUNNING DAY ORDER Saturday 21st September 2013 Birmingham Town Hall
EVENING AWARDS & MUSIC SHOWCASE TIME 19:30 20:00 20:05 20:10 20:15 20:25 20:30 21:15 21:30 21:40 21:45 21:55 22:15 22:30 23:00 23:10 23:30 23:40
Black Exposure Live 2013 Awards & Showcase Doors Open To The General Public Welcome To BEX Live Awards & Music Showcase 2013 – Gemma Feare Rookery Road School Performance British Heart Foundation Gospel Choir Rudi Page & Norma Ellis Presents History of Black Hair & Beauty Show 1983 - 2013 South Birmingham Representative Midland Black Hair & Beauty Awards Ceremony INTERVAL Annette B Tru Street Lytie Fashion Show “Let’s Go To Africa, Caribbean & India” Delilah Young Entertainer Awards Hosted by Sandra Bee 1 EYE Young Entertainer Awards Hosted by Sandra Bee British Heart Foundation Gospel Choir CLOSE EVENING AWARDS & MUSIC SHOWCASE
Saladmaster Food Processor 240 CUTS SLICES, DICES,PEELS AND SHREDS WORTH £400!
Enter the competition by completing the Health Survey only available at the Saladmaster stall at BEX Live 2013
Midlands Black Hair and Beauty Awards
BEX LIVE MHB AWARDS 2013 OFFICIAL SHORTLIST BEST CUT STYLIST • Pauline Sutherland - XTreme MOST ARTISITC BARBER Adrian - Hair Academy • • Byron - Bettercut Howard - Dudley Road Barbers. • BEST NATURAL HAIR / BRAIDS Locks by FiTana • Jackie - Hibiscus • • Melesia Bedward - MIST Hair Design BEST WEAVE STYLIST Claudette Kenise - Hibiscus • • Melesia Bedward -MIST Hair Design • Kamisha - Eclipse. BEST MAKE UP ARTIST Shabana Yasmin •
The first ever “Afro Hair & Beauty “,Europe’s largest Black Hair Care and Cosmetics showcase was opened by lady Pitt who said “Black is beautiful and we must never be tired of saying so or showing how true that is”, achieved most of the original objectives set by the company’ i.e. to promote black hairdressing and haircare products, also to help educate and motivate others into an awareness of dignity and self respect. Also that the Black haircare and beauty business should receive the seriousattention of the people who should know and care. The excellent student styling competition organised by Caribbean and Afro Society of Hairdresser’s and won by Ashia School of hairdressing, Electric Avenue, Brixton, underlines those sentiments. Joan Sam of Supreme School of Hair Design, Turnpike Lane, NB and Supreme Supercurl Technical Consultant, expert demonstrations on BBC TV “Breakfast Time” and “Pebble Mill at One” contributed to the total awareness we are all striving to be accepted as professionals in this industry.
American Manufacturer’s such as M&M products, Soft Sheen, Hair-Lox, Summit Products, Pro-Line, World of Curls, Alberto-Culver and EF-Kay Shaving Products, demonstrated the unique qualities of their brands to an enthusiastic audiences. British based companies such as St. Clairs, A & B Enterprises, Gold Care, Chezahn Cosmetics, Koffee & Kream, Ken-Euro Ltd. And Tops Cosmetics also enjoyed considerable success and exposure.
Exciting and fast moving fashion shows were co-ordinated by Karen Hamilton & Associates, Dawes Road, Fulham SW6, highlighting some of our talented second-generation designers and models. Excellent coverage by the black media and their appearance on BBC-TV “Pebble Mill at One” stimulated considerable public interest. Truly inspired plans for AFRO HAIR & BEAUTY 84, Bloomsbury Crest Hotel, Coram Street, London WC1 - 17th to 18th March 1984 are near completion. Manufacturer’s stands are already sold out with All-American companies set to return including JOHNSON PRODUCTS CO. INC. the World’s largest Black Hair Care & Cosmetics Company. (Makers of Afro Sheen & Ultra Sheen). The event was a marketing triumph also a social one, displaying a positive approach with aggressive action, a must in order to attain “SUCCESS”.
BEST MANUCURIST Pure De’Vine • • Giovannis, Tamore Nails. • THE BARBER SHOP OF THE YEAR Dudley Road Barbers • Better Cut Barbers • • The Hair Academy HAIR SALON OF THE YEAR Classic Concept • • TZ Wolverhampton Diva International • BEST HAIR STYLIST 2013 Melesia Bedward - MIST Hair Design • Charmaine Brown - CRB Hair Salon • BEST BARBER 2013 Howard – Dudley Road Barbers • Byron – Better Cut • Nyron – Hair Academy •
Young Entreprenuer of the Year 2013
“Entrepreneurs find new and innovative solutions, invent new products and services, or find fresh ways of looking at age old problems. They find ways to reinvent markets usually by deeply understanding what customers actually want rather than what they have been putting up with for years”.
The winner of this prestigious award receive a marketing tool kit to publicise their success including: * The BEX Live logo to use on your marketing collateral to promote your business excellence to customers, investors and partners. * Press coverage, networking opportunities to grow your connections further. * And a cash prize of £500!
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Young Entertainers Showcase and Awards Anyone who can sing, rap, do comedy, dance and the spoken word, anything entertaining will be up for this prestigious award they will get the opportunity to perform in front of some of industry decision makers. Here’s the shortlist of the final contestants who will be competing during the evening show.
Lucy Tennyson Lucy 14 years old has been singing from the tender age of 2 years of old. Lucy is committed to take her gift seriously, she now wants to take things onward and upwards from here on! A singer, songwriter and entertainer, this female has no intention of slowing down.
ALEXiS From a young age ALEXiS was drawn to the lyrical content of Hip Hop, and the word play that he heard. which influenced his early writings of poetry. He realised this was the direction he wanted to head towards as an artist, as he felt his writing ability, over the beats of Hip Hop at that time, were a perfect match. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bk7nmU7NAOw, @ALEX_iS_UK Lushea Lushea Taylor, often known as ‘Lush’, is known to be one of the most respected, petite, unique, talented Singer/Songwritter in the Midlands. Writting from ones experience as well as behalf of others, Lushea presents a strong stage presence with powerful everylasting enjoyable performances! @LusheaT, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lushea/195788370464380
Kezia Soul In Kezia’s words “music is a cultural collective of educational experiences” to Kez, these very same influences lend themselves to the very soul of Kezia’s unique, seductive vocal tones. Her honeysweet voice will intoxicate your ears, always leaving you wanting more! Ricardo Williams With more than 10 years experience in the music industry Ricardo is stepping up to the forefront to share his life and story with the world. With Ricardo’s debut release Soundcheck, his music takes his listeners through a snapshot of his highs and lows. http://www.reverbnation.com/RocstarrMusic
Jemstone Jemstone, has been singing and songwriting since age 7. Following in the similar steps as her father Grammy nominated reggae artist Peter Spence. What sets her apart from the rest is her powerful vocal range and experience for such a young age. She is about to release her Mixtape called: “The 20 Something Club” and plans to be a Triple Threat as a Singer/Songwriter/Actress. “My Aim is Grammys & Oscars” “The Futures Bright, The Futures Jemstone!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgsjbXs88U0 VITAL Vital aka Vernon Caisley is a musician/student/mentor and a believer in his own destiny, musically Vital dabbles in all genres of music from bashment, dancehall, grime, hiphop & anything that he likes. He is also strong believer in family morals and shows that through his music and how he acts towards his younger siblings & mother. http://vital.herobo.com/, http://www.youtube.com/user/sikadan
Janiece Myers Janiece Myers is a 23 year old singer songwriter from Liverpool, writing songs from the age of 9 years old referencing the pop groups ‘Steps’ and ‘The Spice Girl’s as her earliest inspiration... Nice. Janiece is ready to ‘Shake up the World’ for real... Watch this space. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nr-oJGBYhI Cassie Reid Cassie Reid has developed her own unique sound of Rock/pop style with influences from a soul background. Starting at the age of 8 when she realized she had a natural ability for picking out harmonies, she began writing her own songs aged 11. She is now a solo artist and also regularly sings backing vocals for other Birmingham artists.
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