Queens of the Commonwealth – The journey of commonwealth female migrants to Birmingham re living their voyage to the second city. The 22 queens of the commonwealth are Birmingham’s true heroes.
Panayiotis Panayiotou, also known as Panikos, was born in 1979 to parents Anastasia and Mihalis Panayiotou. Panikos began this whole journey into production with the publication Amathus to Birmingham (2016) inspired by his own parents who are also refugees from the 1974 Turkish invasion.
Lance Latchman is a full-time producer/director and has a great passion for transforming factual stories into captivating videos or film. Through his production company, Cuecard Productions, Lance empowers people and companies to share their stories, and leave a positive mark on the world.
Christina is a journalist who was born in Birmingham to Cypriot parents. Her mother Kika came to England as a refugee in 1974 with her parents and eight siblings. Father Savva moved to the UK in the 60s when he was just a year old.
Petros Kkolas is the Production Coordinator of the Queens Project. He is a Consultant Engineer. He studied Civil Engineering in Coventry University since his graduation he is employed by global engineering firms. Following his studies, Petros moved to Cyprus for 2 years and migrated to Birmingham in 2014, to begin his career in engineering consulting.
Ben is a BBC-trained multi award-winning media creative and entrepreneur who has worked on some of Britain's most iconic TV shows. In 2000 he launched Birmingham indie Zebra Digital, creating award-winning series for British and global broadcasters.
Born and bred in Birmingham, I'm a 26 year old masters graduate with a passion for travel, adventure and all things photography. I love to immerse myself in the culture wherever I go. My goal is to showcase the scenes, moments and memories I capture, and share my unique perspective to you.
More than 20 Greek Cypriot ladies who migrated from Cyprus to Birmingham opened up their hearts for a documentary screened at Cineworld Broad Street – and there’s a new book about their amazing stories too.
Cypriot community has played a major role in the city’s development, most influentially through the fish and chip shop trade.