Black Cultural Archives: Oral Histories of the Windrush Generation

Windrush 2020 community online event by BCA and  Radiate Festival.
Monday 22 June 2020 10:00 GMT+1 / 45 Minutes via Zoom
Brighton Museum: Reminiscence and Reflections on the impact of Windrush to our collective memory and national cultural life.
 Brighton Museum & Art Gallery are pleased to host the Windrush Day Online Event to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush generation to British social, cultural and political life. The event includes a talk from Patrick Vernon, social commentator, campaigner and cultural historian followed by a panel discussion with Dr Bert Williams MBE and Shirley Williams.
Lloyd Bradley’s Windrush Day Top 10
Lloyd Bradley is one of the UK’s leading black music experts, cultural commentator, journalist and author of Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital, Base Culture: When Reggae Was King and Reggae: The Story of Jamaican Music.
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Windrush People will be airing on BBC FOUR on Monday 22nd June, in honour of Windrush Day. Phoenix Dance Theatre perform a major contemporary dance work, choreographed by Sharon Watson, that explores the story of those who arrived in the UK on the SS Empire Windrush.
Tune in and experience the celebration of the rise of multicultural Britain.
Brent 2020 On Monday 22 June at 1pm, join Reggae Choir for an online reggae sing-a-long. Sing in, or out of tune, to ‘Enjoy Yourself’ by Prince Buster & ‘My Boy Lollipop’ by Millie Smalls. Join the Facebook event here or click to home page
Reading Museum present some special new downloadable activity cart resources to help children both learn and celebrate Windrush Day 2020. Click link below


The Windrush Legacy: Power of Education
On Monday the Imperial College host a free event discussing how we build on that foundation, highlighting the power of education through the lens of Black British Academia. Join our panellists as they discuss the Power of Education as part of our Windrush Legacy.


WINDRUSH FOUNDATION, HOW IT ALL STARTED.  A Windrush Day Commemorative  zoom event June 22nd 5pm to 10pm. It is thanks to the Windrush Foundation that Windrush  has become a household name in all that it encompasses. This free event will comprise  Windrush presentations, music, poetry as well as a Q & A. Verona Feurtado, Arthur Torrington and Nairobi Thompson to name a few are just some of the contributors who will be participating. It is a free event. For further details and booking go to:

SMALL ISLAND,  Helen Edmundson’s epic adaptation based on Andrea Levy’s best selling novel will run from 18th June to 25th June at 7pm. A sellout in 2019, the National Theatre at Home is streaming the show which was filmed live, to celebrate Windrush Day 2020

Windrush Waves hosted by Black Cultural Archives June 22nd live poetry celebrating the heroes of the Windrush Generation go to Instagram Live @bcaheritage

LAMBETH COUNCIL ACTIVITIES for children and adults.  Download Art Pack, Banners and bunting for your Windrush Day celebrations here:

Windrush Day Art Pack

Camberwell Arts Festival 13th to 21st June.


THE STORY OF SAM KING,  live screening from June 16th  at 7pm. Hear Joyce Fraser, Founder of Black Heroes Foundation and Pastor Michael King, son of Sam King discuss Sam King – Founder of the Windrush Foundation and first Black Mayor of Southwark  see article

STAY STRONG ROUTE,  16th June 2020 6.30pm  New film from public mural artists Sondos Mahdy, Tasnim Mahdy  and Deanio


Lambeth Council are inviting everyone to join them at 10.27am for a Windrush Day June 22nd  tribute  sing-along to Desmond Dekker’s smash hit, You Can Get it if You Really Want. The time represents the hour the first arrivals on Empire Windrush disembarked click on link for more details:

DOWNLOAD THE SONG PACK including the words  FOR THE June 22nd Windrush Day sing-along,  in conjunction with Colourful Radio here:

Windrush Song Pack


This page is updated on a continual basis throughout the Windrush Season first published June 15th


main photo: a scene from Small Island, courtesy National Theatre. 

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