Meet The Team

Events such as Black Country Multicultural Day would not be possible without a great team behind the scenes who work tirelessly to raise funding and to organise an event which promotes as much diversity as possible and also putting on an event which will keep the crowds entertained. Please meet some of the team below who along with our partners and sponsors ensure that the event can go ahead.

Frankie Prazer - Event Director

Frankie has shared his life between Luton and the Black Country and is known for his many years in the events and music industry.

A singer, an artist manager, a radio/TV presenter and events organiser are just a few of his roles over the years.

Frankie is best known though for his promotion of multiculturalism. 

In 2010 he helped to found 'Luton In Harmony' with Luton Borough Council, a volunteer group from all diversities. He also put a massive amount of energy into 'Love Music, Hate Racism'.

He has a strong bond with the Polish community in both Luton and the West Midlands.

After many years of multicultural events in Luton, Frankie wanted to showcase and celebrate the diversity of his second home town. In 2020, Dudley Multicultural Day (now Black Country Multicultural Day) was born.

Frankie has won a number of awards for his work over the years, one of his proudest moments was when he received the award for 'Intercultural Star' from WyspaTV for his work of promoting multiculturalism at the Black Country Multicultural Day and his work with the Polish community over many years,

Shahin Akhtar - BCMD Ambassador 2024

My name is Shahin Akhtar and very delighted to be asked to be the Ambassador for Black Country Multicultural Day 2024! My experience in working with the faith sector and voluntary role as a trade unionist will most definitely come in hand when mobilising and reaching out to the diverse communities of the Black Country.

The day will involve cultural celebrations aswell as celebrating our differences, our common interests, which helps unite and educate us. To understand other's perspectives, to broaden our own, and to fully experience and educate ourselves.

I'm hopeful myself and the wider team can take this forward with strength, by reaching out to grassroot organisations, faith and none and trade unions across the Black Country.

Looking forward to meeting you!

- in solidarity