Windrush Commemoration Events in Croydon & London

Croydon’s Windrush Celebration 2019

Tuesdays – Saturdays from 12 June  – 31 October. 10.30am-5pm. Windrush Exhibitions

Croydon Museum. Clocktower, Katharine St

Monday 17 June. 7.30pm. Shappire 1959. Living in London during the Windrush Era.

Free film at David Lean Cinema, Clocktower. Q&A with Dr Tony Sewell

Friday 21 June. 2-6pm. Windrush Dinner, Awards and Dance

Pre-booking only

Friday 21 June. 6-11pm. After Dinner Reception & Dance

Pre- booking only

Saturday 22 June. Museum Croydon Windrush Special Family Day, includes 12 noon-1pm talk and free film

Saturday 22 June. Noon-5pm. Windrush Street Party & Caribbean Cookout.

Arts, crafts, books, food, music, etc. Free

North End

Saturday 22 June, 7-9pm. Windrush Poetry Jam

37-39 St George’s Walk, Free

Saturday 22 June. 9pm-midnight. Windrush Party

37-39 St George’ Walk. Free

Sunday 23 June. 3-4.30pm. Multi-Faith Windrush Church Service

Followed by drinks reception in Church Hall. 4.30-5.30pm.

Croydon Minister, Church St. CRO 1RN. Both free

Monday 24 June. 7pm. We Sing U Sing Summer Song Music Festival

Oasis House, 5-9 Pearl Rd, CRO 3EX

Monday 24 June. Windrush Legacy Fighting for King & Empire

Film and discussion between Marc Wadsworth and Neil Flanigan (MBE) former RAF

David Leae Cinema, Clocktower

Monday 1 July. 6.30-8.30pm. Windrush TEDx Talk, Past, Present and Future

Talk by Cllr Patsy Cummings and guest with Q&A.

Clocktower. Free

September. Windrush Exhibition

Fairfield Hall. Free

For bookings and further information go to

Other events in London

Black Cultural Archives: Windrush:
Looking Back, Moving Forward


For full details see

Friday 14 June. 7.30pm. Memories in Mind: Women of the Windrush Tell Their Stories

With original vocals, instrumental music, spoken word and film, award winning composer Shirley J. Thompson, OBE, and guest artists bring compelling narratives and memories of from the Windrush experience to life.

Featuring: Queen of Lover’s Rock, Carroll Thompson, poet Zena Edwards and others.

Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall, Approach Road Tottenham Green London, N15 4RX.

To book go to

Telephone: 020 8365 5450.

Friday 28 June  Windrush Woman

An opera in one act by Shirley Thompson.

Bulgari Theatre.

Please note I cannot find this on the website link so you may have to telephone.

Saturday 28 July. 7pm. Windrush Woman

Opera in one act by Shirley Thompson.

Tete a Tete: Contemporary Opera Festival,

RADA Studios, 16 Charles St, London, WC1E 7EX

Further details and booking at




About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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