Join Action for Race Equality and Descendants Youth in October half term for a fun, family-friendly celebration of the Windrush Generation!
This Black History Month, we are delighted to invite our supporters and well-wishers to come together for a family and youth focussed event to celebrate the stories of the Windrush Generation, as well as the work of young people who have been learning about their routes and roots in the Caribbean!
We’re hosting this FREE community event in a year that marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in Essex – a key moment in post-war Commonwealth migration to the UK.
Those who arrived on 22nd June 1948 and subsequently, are now known as the Windrush Generation.
This is a free event, but we will be monitoring numbers due to room capacity.
What to expect on the day?
11:00 – 11:30 Windrush exhibition
11.30 – 11.40: Welcome, Jeremy Crook OBE
11.40 – 12.00: Children’s Performance, Descendants Youth
12.00 – 12.10: Guest Speaker TBC
12.10 – 12.20: Junior Calypso artist
12.20 – 1.00: Intergenerational Windrush Panel
1.00 – 1.10: Spoken word by Valentine Ogunba
1.10 – 1.20: Spoken Word by Descendants Youth
1.20 – 2.00: Light Lunch
2.00 – 2.15: Windrush Voices competition announcement (enter by 15th October!)
2.15 – 2.25: Windrush Tribute, Annetta Bennett
2.25 – 2.30: Close, Margaret Noel
Refreshments will be provided.
ARE Windrush Voices
Our competition has been offering young people, aged 10 – 18 the chance to submit their stories and reflections on the Windrush Generation. Entries are still welcome, and will be considered in the draw for prizes if submitted before 15th October!
Please note: photography & filming will be carried out on the day for publicity and marketing purposes by ARE and Descendants Youth. If you would like to discuss this or opt out, please contact, Senior Communications Officer, Payal Bhavsar