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Today’s Modern Army has Roots in Caribbean Bravery

British Army Medic in South Sudan

Despite this significant contribution by many thousands of soldiers, recognition of their bravery and sacrifice has been limited here in the UK.  In contrast, the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) stages a number of events commemorating the acts of bravery of two outstanding West Indian soldiers of the West Indian Regiment, which had been created by the British Army in 1795.  These soldiers made history by being among the first non-Europeans to be awarded the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest award for bravery in the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces.  Samuel Hodge, from the British Virgin Islands, was awarded the VC in 1866 for storming an enemy position under intense fire; William Gordon, from Jamaica, was awarded the VC in 1892 for being shot while pushing his commander out of the line of fire.  Both men served in the West Indian Regiment of the British Army (upon disbandment the 1st Battalion became the modern Jamaica Regiment within the JDF).   

These examples of courage inspire us to commemorate the contribution of Caribbean and African people to our Armed Forces.  Since the Windrush Generation this contribution has continued, with people from the Caribbean continuing to serve this country and their children doing the same.  On 30 May the British Army will hold its own inaugural VC Day.  It will celebrate the bravery of West Indian men such as Hodge and Gordon, as well as notable others who made their own impact:  Mary Seacole, the British-Jamaican nurse who treated soldiers during the Crimean War; James Africanus Beale Horton, a British Army medical officer born in Sierra Leone who served in two wars and later became a successful businessman and political writer; Walter Tull, a footballer of Afro-Caribbean heritage who played for clubs including Tottenham Hotspur before serving in World War One, during which he became an Army officer and was cited for gallantry before his death on the Western Front.  

Today the Army celebrates the diversity in its ranks and the achievements of all those who serve.  There are networks to provide support and guidance to religious and minority groups and the Army always seeks to engage with the wider community to stay connected with all parts of society.  VC Day allows us to join with the community and commemorate the actions of one part of society that has not always had the recognition it deserved.  One organisation attending the event is The National Caribbean Monument Charity (TNCMC), who want to ensure the bravery and service of Caribbean soldiers is remembered and are fundraising to commission a monument in the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.  It will be a fitting way to immortalize VC winners such as Hodge and Gordon, and all those from the Commonwealth who served in all parts of the British Army up to the present day.   

By Major James Eppleston.  James’s mother was born in Guyana and emigrated to the UK in 1963

Windrush Generation: Our Family History

Last immigrants arriving off the SS Empire Windrush at Waterloo Station, London.

The countries at which passengers embarked were Trinidad, Jamaica, Bermuda and Mexico. Children travelled as part of the family unit of which they numbered 86 ranging from infant to aged 12 years old. Some passengers made prior arrangements others did not, many were skilled, others were not recognised as skilled workers on arrival. Researching the family history of ancestors that sailed on the SS Windrush and other ships is one of the research tools available that will enable the recognition of those that existed.  

The article will cover an overview of research tools on our ancestors that have sailed to United Kingdom. One major significance of mass migration to Britain from the West Indies in 1948 was the creation of the British Nationality Act 1948 that was introduced in part to a response to tackle the labour shortage of unskilled labour in Great Britain. Despite the sounding out of warnings that life in Britain will be challenging, migrants were keen to travel to seek work and to improve life in Britain. Some individuals planned to stay for a short time then return “home”. Most self-funded the trip which according to an article in The Daily Gleaner (Jamaica) 14th July 1948 to the cost of £28.  

During the voyage to Britain those that travelled from Jamaica were arranged into three groups: 

  • Migrants with friends and prospect of a job and prior arrangement of residence in Britain. This group was issued travel warrant and 10 shillings against future insurance contributions. This group numbered 204 people 
  • 52 Ex-Service men who wished to re-join the army or the Air Force. This group was taken to the Colonial Office in Wimpole Street, London 
  • Migrants with have neither friends, nor prospects of a job and arrangement of residence. this group was taken directly to Clapham South in London where the Colonial Office supported 236 “friendless and jobless” individuals 

The internet and both local and national repositories such as the National Archives based in Kew, Surrey have provided useful resources in tracing ancestors that have migrated to United Kingdom.  

Select sources of information 

Passenger ship`s list 

      Source information (The National Archive collection number, piece, and item numbers) 

Passenger ships list have existed since the 18th century. Before 1878, information recorded were patchy. For incoming passengers records since 1878 original records were created by the Board of Trade. The series for incoming passengers is Board of Trade (BT 26) collection series. It covers the period 1878 – 1888, 1890 – 1960. Many ships manifest were destroyed by the Board of Trade in 1900.  

  Each entry contains the following:  

  • Name of passenger
  • Birth date or age
  • Occupation
  • Arrival date
  • Port of departure
  • Port of arrival
  • Ports of voyage, if recorded • Vessel name • Shipping line, if recorded • Official number, if recorded • Source information (The National Archive collection number, piece, and item numbers)

The occupations recorded on the SS Empire Windrush passenger ship`s manifest were varied include, musicians, dental surgeon, lawyer, clerks, mason, accountants, band leaders, artists, painters, shoemakers, carpenter, farmer, butcher, agriculturalist, bookkeeper, plumber, cabinet maker, projectionist, electrician, welder, chemist, chauffeur, radio engineer and boxer. 

The country of last permanent address recorded were mainly from British Guiana (Guyana), Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad, Grenada, England, Scotland, Burma and Bermuda 

Electoral register 

A register of individuals eligible to vote that is compiled at the local level. Introduced in 1832 in England. 

The register would contain name, place of abode, the ward / constituency, the county or borough. 

Migrants that were taken to the Deep Shelter in Clapham, London were recorded to be eligible to vote in Clapham North ward. About two-thirds were located on the electoral register. 

Case study – Mr Ansel Mclaren 

Mr Ansel Mclaren travelled from Jamaica a self-declared musician who intended to further his studies in piano and the organ. He was one of few musicians recorded that was of great renown. He declared on the ship`s manifest “the proposed address” on arrival in Britain to be Blythe Road, London.  

Mr Mclaren was located as a resident listed on the London Electoral Register (online courtesy of Ancestry)at the Deep Shelter in Clapham South, London. This indicates that he did not arrive at the address originally declared on the ships manifest. This likely to have occurred for a variety of reasons. 

Three Jamaican immigrants (left to right) John Hazel, a 21-year-old boxer, Harold Wilmot, 32, and John Richards, a 22-year-old carpenter, arriving at Tilbury on board the ex-troopship ‘Empire Windrush’, smartly dressed in zoot suits and trilby hats. (Photo by Douglas Miller/Getty Images)

Case study – Jamaican Boxers 

Several Jamaican boxers – John Hazel (far left of the image – in black zoot suit), Vernon Sollas, Calvin Reid and Ansel Everal qualified to travel to Britain on the SS Empire Windrush on 21st June 1948 to train and compete in boxing competitions. They travelled to Ireland, Scotland and Europe to compete over the years. John Hazel`s occupation was registered as a boxer 

They arrived at the training camp which was a house in Bridge Street, Birkenhead, Cheshire now an industrial estate.  


6 ways to mark Windrush Day and challenge the racist hostile environment

G.B. ENGLAND. London. Afro-Caribbean immigrants arrive at Waterloo station. 1964.

Jonathan Stevenson

Today is Windrush Day, marking the day 72 years ago when the Empire Windrush ship arrived at Tilbury Docks and gave its name to a generation of migrants from the Caribbean. It’s a day of celebration – but also necessarily a day of confronting injustice. Here’s a reminder of why and how we can re-commit to demanding justice for the Windrush generation and demanding an end to the hostile environment for migrants, once and for all. 

There is surely no clearer indication of why the Black Lives Matter movement is so needed in the UK than the government’s failure – more than 3 years after the Windrush scandal – to either make amends for its impacts, or scrap the ‘hostile environment’ that lies behind it.

Former solider Anthony Williams arrived in Birmingham in 1971, aged 7. Four decades later he was fired and left destitute for five years because the Home Office had wrongly declared him an illegal immigrant. As he tells the Guardian today: “If I was white, I wouldn’t be in this situation.”

In the immediate aftermath in 2017, the government promised to ‘right the wrongs’ of the scandal.Yet many are still waiting for justice. Only 60 people have received compensation, compared to 12,000 who have had to be issued new documents. The publication of the Lessons Learned Review commissioned into the scandal was repeatedly delayed, then rushed out in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in March. More than three months later, Home Secretary Priti Patel has yet to commit to its 30 recommendations.

The hostile environment

We started campaigning in solidarity with migrant rights groups against the hostile environment in 2016. Justice for migrants is a key part of campaigning for a more just world – whether forced migration caused by British foreign policy overseas, or mistreatment of migrants who come to the UK. When the Windrush scandal broke out, it seemed that this was surely the beginning of the end for this deliberately cruel policy. But it remains in place today.

Reviewing the impacts of the hostile environment policy is one of the recommendations of the Windrush Lessons Learned review. Last year the High Court found that the hostile environment causes racial discrimination – as campaigners have long warned. Extraordinarily, the government appealed that verdict, and while the Court of Appeal agreed that the policy causes racial discrimination, it ruled that it’s up to MPs to decide if it’s “greater than envisaged”. It’s now gone to the Supreme Court.

The hostile environment was a deliberate and calculated assault on migrants with little concern for the consequences. It continues to mean many migrants are afraid of getting healthcare, of sending their kids to school, of trying to rent a property, even writing to their MP, in case they find themselves detained and deported. The Windrush scandal has been a rare example of the daily outrage of our immigration system breaking through into the public consciousness, but it won’t be the last scandal unless our government starts treating migrants with humanity, not hostility.

Here are six ways you can stand in solidarity with the Windrush generation and challenge the hostile environment

1. Demand justice for the Windrush generation

  • On Saturday, survivors of the scandal delivered a 130,000-strong petition to the prime minister demanding all the Windrush Lessons Learned are implemented. The petition is still open for signatures

2. Challenge the government’s hostile environment to migrants

3. Support other campaigns fighting the hostile environment

4. Attend virtual events

5. Watch 

6. Read

  • Maya Goodfellow’s book, Hostile Environment, on Britain’s immigration policy over many decades (temporarily out of print but e-book available!)
  • One of many books about the Windrush generation 

Windrush Day 2020: Virtual celebrations to be hosted by groups across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire


Answering calls from the British government to help rebuild the UK economy after World War II, migrants from the Caribbean Commonwealth began arriving on British shores in 1948.

The Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex on 22 June, carrying around 500 settlers from Jamaica. It was the first of many ships bringing migrants from Caribbean countries to the UK between 1948 and 1971, known as the Windrush generation.

In the wake of the Windrush scandal in 2018, which saw hundreds of Caribbean immigrants wrongly deemed as being in the UK illegally, the government announced an annual Windrush Day to encourage communities to commemorate the Windrush story. It also marked the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the first post-war Caribbean migrants.

The national celebration is backed by a £500,000 grant scheme which was launched by the government in October last year.

This year marks the second annual Windrush Day, but the 2020 celebrations are set to look very different. With social distancing restrictions in place amid the coronavirus outbreak, commemorations are going virtual

Four projects across Yorkshire and the Humber have received a share of over £46,000 in government funding to hold a wide range of events on Windrush Day and throughout the year, to celebrate, commemorate and educate communities about the Windrush generation.

Among those is Alive & Kicking, a Leeds-based theatre company which received £16,000 to produce an interactive and immersive performance to be shown in schools and community centres.

Author Trish Cooke will be leading the online celebrations on Monday 22 June, with new readings from one of her children’s books, which you can watch here.

As coronavirus restrictions ease, the theatre company hopes to take its immersive performance into schools to share the historical experience of West Indians travelling from the Caribbean to Britain.

Alive & Kicking is also creating a docudrama tracing the lives of the Windrush people and their children, which will be available to watch online during Black History Month in October.

Trish Cooke says education about the subject is vital:

“I think it’s really important that children get that education in all the different forms. In the fun forms; in the literature, in the drama. Can be comedy, can be serious. But it’s important that they feel valued.”

– Trish Cooke, Author

Staff from Kriklees Council have been working closely with the West Yorkshire Archive and the Jamaican National Council Huddersfield, to develop an electronic resource pack, highlighting how people can take part in celebrations at home.

Councillor Shabir Pandor explained:

“We can’t go out and do the celebrations and do the events because of social distancing. But we can still do things that show that we are fully behind the commitment that we made in terms of making sure that the Windrush generation isn’t forgotten.”

– Councillor Shabir Pandor, Kirklees Council

The resource pack includes stories about the Windrush generation, links to reading materials and films, as well as ideas for activities people can enjoy, from cooking to playing dominoes and cricket.

The Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex on 22 June, carrying around 500 settlers from Jamaica. It was the first of many ships bringing migrants from Caribbean countries to the UK between 1948 and 1971, known as the Windrush generation.

Kirklees Council has shared a resource pack online
Kirklees Council has shared a resource pack online Credit: Kirklees Council

Generations Dreaming


Please note: this event is now sold out. If you were not able to get a ticket for the Zoom meeting, we will be livestreaming the event on our Facebook page. Tune in there at 7pm!

Honouring Generation Windrush and celebrating the generations that follow.  

Celebrate National Windrush Day with a special online event presented by the Geraldine Connor Foundation. Through interviews, poetry readings and musical performances, Khadijah Ibrahiim and Emily Zobel Marshall will take us on a journey to celebrate the impact that the Windrush Generation has had and continues to have on Britain. They will be joined on the night by special guests Colin Grant, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Camille Quamina and Christella Litras

Find out more about Colin, Linton, Christella and Camille. 

The event will be online, hosted on Zoom. Please book a ticket below and you will be sent the details for how to join the event. We are holding the event on a ‘Pay As You Feel’ basis. Tickets to the event are free but if you are able to donate, please consider doing so to support us to continue our work of delivering arts opportunities and education. 


What is Zoom?

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What if I am not available at the time of event, can I watch it at a later date?

Yes, a recording of the event will be posted on our YouTube channel following the broadcast. Please register for a ticket to be sent the details when it is available.

How do I add a donation with my ticket?

When you register for a ticket (below) at the checkout there will be an option to donate if you would like to.

National Windrush Day takes place every year on 22nd June to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants. It is marked each year by events, exhibitions, performances and publication across the country that pay tribute to the monumental contribution the Windrush Generation has made to Britain.

Find out more about Windrush with our Windrush Learning Resource.

Windrush Day in Southwark 2020

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On 22 June 72 years ago, the Empire Windrush landed at Tilbury Docks, Essex. Carrying passengers from various islands in the West Indies the Empire Windrush landed on British shores and represented the first wave of post-war immigration. Passengers came from Bermuda, Trinidad, Jamaica and British Guiana, answering the call to assist Britain in recovering from the devastation caused by the Second World War.

The collection of free stay-at-home activities below includes background reading material, a documentary film telling the story of former Southwark Mayor and Empire Windrush passenger Sam King, digital animations and a creative soundscape featuring testimonies of the Windrush generation, an online play, and a festival event hosted by the Windrush Foundation.

Sam King
Heritage Blog: Sam King and the Windrush
Windrush Zoom event
Windrush Foundation free Zoom events
No dogs animations screenshot
‘No Dogs’ – Animations by Flintlock Theatre
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Stream ‘Small Island’ with National Theatre

‘No Dogs’ Animations by Flintlock Theatre

No Dogs is a combined theatre and animations project funded by Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Led by Flintlock Theatre, the project seeks to explore the shared and contrasting experiences of Afro-Caribbean and Irish people who emigrated to the U.K. in the mid-twentieth century, and the evolving relationship to Britishness of their descendants.

In the first stage of the project, interviews were gathered with British Afro-Caribbean and Irish people of all ages. In collaboration with Middlesex University Animation, led by BAFTA-winner Jonathan Hodgson, graduating students animated excerpts from these testimonies, bringing to life stories that offer a unique glimpse into the lived experience of two of the largest immigrant groups in the U.K.

To mark Windrush Day 2020, four of the animations featuring British Afro-Caribbean stories are being previewed, available to watch for one month by clicking on the image above.

In 2021, a play inspired by these and the other donated stories and written by Carmen Harris and Anna Glynn will tour across the U.K., accompanied by the animations.

Flintlock Theatre  
Middlesex University 
Animations Contact: Jonathan Hodgson 

The Story of Sam King

One of the passengers of the Empire Windrush was Sam King MBE (1926-2016). He was an RAF serviceman, one of the founders of the Notting Hill Carnival, and the first Black Mayor of Southwark.

The documentary film The Story of Sam King, made by Black Heroes Foundation, explores Sam King’s personal story, featuring family photos and interviews with his son Pastor Michael King, granddaughter Dione McDonald, and Dawn Hill, Chair of Black Cultural Archives. 

The film was screened at Tate Modern in 2019 and has been part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe and Camberwell Arts Festival 2020.

Also available to watch is an introduction to the documentary, featuring a conversation between Joyce Fraser, Chair of Black Heroes Foundation, and Pastor Michael King.

Director: Quince Garcia
Editor: Adam Boome
Presenter: Joyce Fraser
Interviewees: Dawn Hill, Reverend Michael King, Dione McDonald, Patrick Vernon
Photography: Stephen Cameron
Commissioned & Produced by: Black Heroes Foundation
Funded by: Peckham & Nunhead Neighbourhoods Fund 2018/19

Black Heroes Foundation: Why make The Story of Sam King

Windrush Day 2020 Live Event


When: Mon 22nd Jun – 20.00-21.00

Where: Your Device

The Windrush Suite: Live online to celebrate Windrush Day 2020 Monday 22 June 8pm-9pm A new body of work brought to you live by The Vortex jazz club & the Shape of Jazz to Come. To mark the occasion of National Windrush Day, we are  excited to present a new body of work by composer and arranger Renell Shaw, supported by the PRS Foundation, in association with The Vortex Jazz Club/The Shape of Jazz to Come. With a special introduction by musician Dave Holland, and writer and broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre. 

 Line-up: – Renell Shaw (composer/arranger, bass guitar, electric guitar, piano, percussion) – ORPHY ROBINSON (vibes, marimba) – Ayanna Witter-Johnson (cello) – Samson Jatto (drums) – Taurean Antoine-Chagar (saxophones) – Nandi (vocals) – Delycia Belgrave (vocals, tap dance) Coco Shaw (Film visuals and editing)

Kathianne Hingwan (Artistic producer for the project)   The four suite pieces are inspired by the men, women and children, who became known as the ‘Windrush Generation’. The music pays homage to the complex origins of the people: their lives ‘away’, their longings, loves, disappointments, and will to survive. Being at home but not home. We celebrate the contributions of this vibrant community to the cultural and social life of Britain. The rich diasporic musical traditions of the Caribbean finds a contemporary expression in the work, as well as a new home in a new melting pot of bubbling creativity.   On Facebook. Live. Monday 22 June. 8pm-9pm: https://www.facebook.com/TheVortexDalston/posts/3361118347260070
On Youtube. Live. Monday 22 June. 8pm-9pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksx2NYWcMVA The Windrush Suite will be available to buy on the Vortex on Bandcamp 22 June 2020: https://vortexjazzclub.bandcamp.com/

The Empire Windrush generation and the continuing struggle for Black Education: Lessons to be learnt?


A recent Voice newspaper article(11th February,2018)reported  the latest statistics from ‘The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service'( Ucas )which show an increase in the number of  black young people of African Caribbean background applying to University ,particularly the Russell group institutions. These statistics are profoundly important to the Windrush legacy.  First they counter the discourse of black children educational underperformance and inferiority which has dominated the British education system over the last 60 years. Second they are emblematic of the struggle to transform the education system through education initiatives which have their genesis in Black communities.

For the Windrush generation education represented a site of struggle which reproduced inequity and a negative representation of “blackness”.  The enduring inequalities experienced by black children in schools in England have been extensively documented. The literature shows that black students attain persistently lower outcomes at age 16 than their white peers. However, the literature indicate that black children commence their schooling with high ability and show themselves to be capable students but, as they get older, their achievements decline.

Black males’ educational underperformance is associated with their experience of the exclusion process. Thus there is an overrepresentation of black males in the statistics of those excluded from school.

It is noteworthy, that black students entered an education system 70 years ago that was biased by social class which was then infused with a racial bias. Essentially, mindful of a ‘rigged’ education system, black families and community sought transformative methods of intervention through the deployment of social and community capital.  Black/Caribbean communities’ people have used resources, networks, strength and resilience to challenge and resist the portrayal of black young people as academic failures. This led black families to set up separate schooling, either in “Supplementary/Saturday Schools or full time schooling. These separate provisions, it was felt, would not only reinforce particular cultures, but could provide stringent academic standards.

For instance, studies in this area, illustrate how students and parents recognise teachers as ‘gatekeepers’ to educational success – significant contributors in

shaping students educational narrative. By drawing on black cultural capital, the black students subscribe to a ‘complex class curriculum’, which requires ‘planning’ (with parents), ‘practising’ (at home or Saturday/supplementary school) and ‘performing a set of styles that reflect racial and class background’. These components contribute to their success. Through these components the students use gestures of respect and punctuality, engage with teachers about their knowledge of black history (culture sharing) and demonstrate professionalism and partnership. These strategies of cultural capital offset teachers’ racial stigmatisation in mainstream schools.

Although black males school exclusion continues to plague the community, black students improved participation in further and higher education, clearly is, indicative of the historical legacy of strength and struggle inherited from the Windrush generation that has allowed Black people to be successful. However,   structural inequalities persist for the grand/great grand children of Windrush generation in other spheres. Racial inequality in employment for black people  and decreasing employment opportunities, normally referred to as the ‘ethnic penalty’,  raises the question as to whether  education will continue to  exemplify  aspiration , resistance , empowerment and transformation for the post Windrush community. The  persistent ‘ethnic penalty’ encountered by British black and ethnic minority within the employment market has continued to be reported by a plethora of bodies, namely British parliamentary committees (ie Department for Work and Pensions), the Equality and  Human Rights Commission, leading think thanks(i.e  the Runneymede Trust), Trade unions(i.e Trade Union Council) and so forth. The ‘ethnic penalty’ concerns the barriers to opportunities and discrimination experienced by groups of people due to their race and ethnicity. Within this context of barriers to black and ethnic minorities and employment opportunities there is the question of the plight of British black and ethnic minority young people. According to a recent report by the UK’s, Parliamentary Work and Pensions Committee (1) “There are stark differences in youth unemployment by ethnic group. In the year to June 2016, the unemployment rate among 16- 24 year olds was 30% for black people…” While unemployment rates falls substantially with age for all ethnicities, the relative positions of the groups largely persist (2017, p11)”.

So, what are the lessons yet to be learnt?  We must continue the struggle for improved educational performance for black children, which began with Windrush generation. In addition the ‘ethnic penalty’ post education needs challenging. We have much to do.

Professor Cecile Wright, Professor of Sociology, Visiting Fellow ,Centre for Advanced Studies/ Honorary lecturer, School of Sociology and Social Work University of Nottingham and Professorial Fellow, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham. Her research and teaching interest include: youth, race, social inclusion and ethno-cultural diversity in intersection with other markers of social location, such as gender, class, age, alongside complex outcomes (both individual and social structural) that such intersections can entail. Has extensive experience of conducting research project and project evaluation and has published many books book chapters and articles .

Windrush Day – Caribbean Activity Day


Jun 22, 2019

Free admission

An activity day bringing together elders who contributed to the Caribbean Takeaway Takeover: Identities and Storiesinstallation with members of the public, as part of nationwide Windrush Day celebrations on Saturday 22 June.

There will be an opportunity to see the installation, listen to amazing stories and immerse yourself in the space, as well as a performance by spoken word artist, poet and storyteller Malika Booker, as well as a guest poet, who will reflect on the migration stories and experiences of the Windrush generation.

Evewright, the artist who has created Caribbean Takeaway Takeover, is also hosting a luncheon for elders who took part in the project, their families and invited guests between 12pm and 2pm. If you are an elder from the Caribbean community who would like to attend, please contact Ionie Richards (email: ionie@evewrightstudio.com, Tel: +44 (0) 8450 542 305).


Jun 22, 2019


Migration Museum at The Workshop,
26 Lambeth High Street,
London, SE1 7AG

Windrush Generations Carnival of Roots & Culture at City Park

Sat 22 Jun 2019 -12:00 to 21:00

Free entry

Local & international artists, dancers, DJs, musicians, poets and many more performing over seven decades of influential Caribbean/UK roots & culture.

A full day of activities celebrating, and acknowledging the Windrush Generations.

Headline Acts: 
Vivian Jones
Chardel Rhoden
Trenchtown UK

Also see, From War to Windrush – Photographic and Art Exhibition at City Hall (10:00 – 16:00)


Date And Time

Sat 22 Jun 2019 -12:00 to 21:00


Centenary Square,

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