Windrush Scandal campaigner Patrick Vernon’ has set out a Plan to Right the Wrongs of the Windrush Scandal
The commemoration of the contribution of the Windrush Generation continues in the midst of the on-going scandal. The following three events are taking place in the next five weeks.
Saturday 27 July. BCA Walking Tour: Island of Brixton
The walk is a detailed look at the intimate connection Brixton has with the Empire Windrush and its passengers. Expanding on the known narrative of “Windrush” era, using archives and unpublished personal testimonies, this walk will explore the forgotten stories and lost sites of post-war Brixton, its connection to the passengers on the ship Empire Windrush, and the men and women from the Caribbean who made their home in Lambeth. This walk is led by Kelly Foster, London Blue Badge Guide and Public Historian accompanies the exhibition “Windrush: Looking Back, Moving Forward” at Black Cultural Archives. To book go to:
Sunday 28 July. 7-7.55pm. Women of the Windrush
Through mesmerising instrumental music and song by composer Shirley Thompson, Women of the Windrush portrays inspirational narratives from the lives of a variety of women that migrated to the UK from the West Indies during the so-called Windrush period (late 1940s – early 1970s). Video projection interweaves the compelling stories from a cricketer’s wife, a student nurse, a concert pianist and a new bride who all relate their experiences of arriving and settling in England. The soprano Nadine Benjamin, embodies the essence of the Windrush experience in this operatic re-imagining of the film, Memories in Mind (1992).
Produced by Shirley Thompson Music Productions
RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1 7EX
Saturday 31 August. BCA Walking Tour: Island of Brixton
For details see 27 July above.