Righting the Wrongs of the Windrush Scandal & events

Windrush Scandal campaigner Patrick Vernon’ has set out a Plan to Right the Wrongs of the Windrush Scandal

http://classonline.org.uk/blog/item/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 Expanding on the known narrative of “Windrush” era, using archives and unpublished personal testimonies, this walk will explore the forgotten stories and lost sites of post-war Brixton, its connection to the passengers on the ship Empire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:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bca-walking-tours-island-of-brixton-tickets-64420619808

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).

https://www.tete-a-tete.org.uk/event/memories-in-mind-women-of-the-windrush-tell-their-stories

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.

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 http://thecroydoncitizen.com. 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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