Birmingham Day at the Commons

Creative sector in the spotlight as sit-com star Adil takes regional showcase to Westminster

Adil Ray, the comedian behind hit BBC sit-com Citizen Khan, represented Birmingham at Westminster as the city’s creative industries took the spotlight at an exhibition in the House of Commons. The latest Birmingham Day event showcased the region’s creative sector. Also attending was Tommy Nagra, head of business development for BBC Birmingham. The event was backed by MPs from all parties, including Edgbaston Labour MP Gisela Stuart, who said the creative sector was key to the city’s success.


  1. Adil Ray, Giesla Stuart MP, Tommy Nagra
  2. Richard Burden MP, Nick Holzherr, David Urquhart
  3. Amanda Lowe, Jas Sansi
  4. Kate Manion, Lesley Bagshaw, Parminder Latimer
  5. Matt Shaw, Diana Wardley, Bilimoria
  6. Stacey Barnfield, Beverley Nielsen
  7. Khalid Mahmood MP, Bishop of Birmingham David Urquhart, Adil Ray, Gisela Stuart
  8. Ammo Talwar, Amy Redway, James Burkmar
  9. Shirley Thompson, Abigail Kelly
Credit: Photography by Jas Sansi