Windrush Day 2019
On June 22 the UK celebrates Windrush Day to honour the British Caribbean community. The day marks the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, Essex, bringing workers from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and other Caribbean islands as a response to post-war labour shortages in the UK. The ship carried 492 passengers – many of them children.
It marked the dawn of multicultural Britain. Windrush Day will be celebrated with a programme of events that will discuss how
Caribbean men and women built their lives in Britain and how their contributions to the community have assisted the development of a more inclusive society.
Black Cultural Archives
Saturday and Sunday 22/23 June
Black Cultural Archives, Windrush Sq. Brixton. SW2 1EF
Visit Black Cultural Archives to celebrate Windrush and the Windrush generations. Events will take place over the weekend and beyond, including an exclusive exhibition celebrating the Windrush Generation with original portraits by award- winning photographer Robert Golden, archive video and audio in digitalformat for the first time.