Jamaicans in Britain: A Legacy of Leadership

Jamaicans in Britain: A Legacy of Leadership Co- authored and edited by Joy Sigaud The long-awaited coffee table book Jamaicans in Britain: A Legacy of Leadership, published by Editions Media on behalf of the Jamaican High Commission, has finally come to fruition and will be officially launched in March 2022. The book gives a deep […]

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Windrush 2021 Newsletter Editions Extra!

Windrush Day  2021, Editions Extra!  Packed with News and Features, Read about immigration issues and deportees, the origins of the London police force, who was Britain’s first Caribbean policeman in 1837? The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival now in its second year. Read here. Click on square to expand Also available at selected Sainsbury’s Asda and […]

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Black History Month EDITIONS® Lifestyle Magazine 20/21 Read Here

Click to read  The magazine: available in selected major supermarkets.  A big thank you to our readers and supporters. We have been informed by the supermarkets that the uptake was  100% within the first few days of Black History Month 2020.  If you missed it  you can read it here. Plus: Editions Extra!  Black History […]

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Windrush Foundation Awarded Over £180,000 for Educational Projects.

Editions Media  has learnt that the Windrush Foundation  is the  recipient of a major award to lead a variety of  WINDRUSH’75 programmes in 2023, thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The substantial award of over £180,000 will go some way to funding a national project called ‘Celebrating Windrush Pioneers’ which will celebrate the lives […]

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Windrush Day 2022 Monument Unveiled at London Waterloo Station – Photo Gallery

By Joy Sigaud WINDRUSH DAY 2022  The National Monument unveiled at Waterloo Station London attended by HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Members of the Windrush generation and their families joined HRH Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at London Waterloo Station today to witness the unveiling of the National Windrush Monument. Designed by renowned Jamaican […]

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Windrush Day 2022 Projects Awarded Funding Plus Events for National Windrush Day ’22

  As Windrush Day 2022 approaches,  scores of events, shows, exhibitions and interactive projects are in the pipeline providing something for all to enjoy. The Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities  (DLUHC) have announced the names of those who have received funding from the Windrush Day Grant Scheme ’22 and commemorative events for Windrush […]

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Jamaicans in Britain – A Legacy of Leadership The Book

  JAMAICANS IN BRITAIN: A LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP Over 1,000 names, over 500 bios. Co-Author and Editor Joy Sigaud says: “When the project,  which was initiated by H.E. Seth Ramocan High Commissioner of Jamaica in London,   was handed over to me in  2020,  I realised there was so much more to be said. They already […]

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WINDRUSH DAY 2022 CELEBRATIONS – GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES FUNDS

From today community groups can bid for funds to celebrate the Windrush Generation and their contribution to British society. The government has funded more than 130 Windrush Day projects since 2019 and this year’s scheme encourages proposals that tell the Windrush story in unique and exciting ways Community projects celebrating the Windrush generation will be […]

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Reggae Music – Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – UNESCO

Jamaican reggae music is on the Unesco World Heritage List.  Inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, to great jubilation in 2018 after much campaigning and lobbying led by the Minister of Sports, Youth and Culture,  Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange. Borne and forged in the ghettos of Western Kingston Jamaica, the […]

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War Memorial – Honouring African and Caribbean Soldiers Re-opened

    According to the organisers, hundreds of people are expected to gather in Windrush Square in Brixton, London, at the African & Caribbean War Memorial on Sunday November 14th for the fifth annual Remembrance Parade. The event will commemorate  the two million African and Caribbean soldiers who served in World War I and World […]

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War Hero Allan Wilmot’s Story – A Tribute

ALLAN CHARLES WILMOT (1925 – 2021) Allan volunteered first for the Royal Navy in 1941 when there was a call for volunteer servicemen from Jamaica. He saw an advertisement in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper when he was sixteen and a half years old and the advertisement stated that the British government needed recruits for the […]

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Black Cultural Archives Managing Director Resigns

The Black Cultural Archives (BCA) have announced that Managing Director Arike Oke is to step down from 30th October 2021. During her tenure she has overseen the running of the BCA and has seen the organisation set on a firm footing establishing the 2030 Strategy with the board. The most recent feat is the  Black […]

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Basil Watson Appointed to Design National Windrush Monument

   Internationally renowned artist Basil Watson has been selected to design the National Windrush Monument, which will stand at London Waterloo station. The unveiling is expected to take place on Windrush Day, June 22nd 2022.   The monument, which is backed by £1 million of government funding, will pay tribute to the dreams, ambition, courage and resilience of the Windrush […]

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Windrush Generation – Is it inclusive enough?

  Arthur Torrington co-founder of the Windrush Foundation argues that all Caribbean veterans who came for the war effort and remained in Britain should be officially included and recognised under the banner of the Windrush Generation. In 2018 the British government came up with a definition of the ‘Windrush Generation’ as “Caribbean people who arrived […]

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UPRISING – Another visceral feat from Steve McQueen

A new series examining three major events that took place in 1981 in the Black British Community UPRISING is the BBC’s New Series From Academy Award Winner Steve McQueen – a vivid and visceral three-part series for BBC One examining three events from 1981:  – in January 1981  the New Cross Fire killed 13 black […]

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Black Design Company in John Lewis

Karen Hamilton-Bannis founder of AK-Wilde has designed a range of soft furnishings in honour of the Windrush Generation pioneers capturing some of the essence of their heritage. These will be available this month for a limited period. AK-Wilde’s range of bespoke printed accessories is thoughtfully hand designed by the artist and print designer Karen Hamilton-Bannis. […]

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