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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Guyanese Born Neurologist, James Samuel Risien Russell, Receives English Heritage Blue Plaque

As the science of neurology was emerging in the last century James Risien Russell became one of the UK’s first leading Black consultants.  A true pioneer in his field Dr Russell was born in what was then British Guiana.    One of Britain’s first black British consultants, pioneering neurologist James Samuel Risien Russell has been commemorated […]

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Sam King Windrush Awards Announced For Children – Entry Details

By Arthur Torrington The Windrush Foundation have announced a new award for children. The Sam King Windrush Award shall be given to a girl and a boy up to the age of 14 who can produce an outstanding essay about the Caribbean men and women who travelled on the MV Empire Windrush and arrived at […]

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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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NATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WINDRUSH GENERATION

  Communities across the country gear up to mark national Windrush Day on June 22  Backed by £500,000, the third national day will celebrate and commemorate the Windrush community  Mix of in-person and virtual events across the country include concerts, exhibitions and programmes for children  The nation will pay tribute to the outstanding contribution of […]

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Windrush Generation Up Close! Interview with Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin MBE

Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin MBE QHC  chats frankly with Primrose Granville OBE in UP ClOSE!   UP CLOSE! Is a series of exclusive monthly interviews produced and scripted by Joy Sigaud of  Editions Media with the Jamaican High Commission team as host. Each month we have a different co-host alongside His Excellency Seth George Ramocan. Here […]

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Windrush Day 2021: Free Artwork, Logos, Banners & Posters for Your Events Here

  Download the latest free artwork kit, logos and banners for your events Windrush Day June 22nd  To download official posters, logos, headers and banners etc for your own use click on the link below: click here for complete artwork pack, logos and posters EDITIONS EXTRA!    WINDRUSH Review Newsletter  Relevant, challenging perceptions, Windrush Community […]

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Jamaicans in Britain A Legacy of Leadership – Book

Editions Lifestyle Magazine has teamed up with the Jamaican High Commission to produce a brand new coffee table book.  Jamaicans in Britain, A Legacy of Leadership. The book, which will be published this summer, is the brainchild of  His Excellency  the Jamaican High Commissioner Seth George Ramocan. On arrival to Britain in 2017 HE Seth […]

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Cherry Groce Memorial Monument Unveiling Scheduled for 25th April 2021

The Cherry Groce Memorial    A life-changing incident that happened over 35 years ago brings together Sir David Adjaye, Lee Lawrence and the Cherry Groce Foundation to create  a monument in the heart of Brixton as a lasting tribute to  Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce.   The memorial, designed by Sir David Adjaye will be delivered by […]

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African Amazon Warriors – Great Women of War – The Mino, Mothers of Benin

The Amazons. That was the name given by the French to the mighty female warriors whom they confronted and finally defeated in 1892 after great and wholesome battles in the kingdom that was formerly known as Dahomey. Originally known as the Mino, meaning “Our Mothers”  they were an all-  female military regiment.  First formed in the […]

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Clint Dyer Appointed as Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre

The National Theatre has announced that Clint Dyer has been appointed Deputy Artistic Director. He will work closely with Rufus Norris, Director and Joint Chief Executive, and Emily McLaughlin, Director of New Work to support and shape the NT’s creative output. Over the course of his award-winning career Clint has worked across theatre, film and […]

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Ansel Wong- New Chair Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives has appointed Ansel Wong CBE as the new Chair of its Board    Black Cultural Archives (BCA) has selected the cultural historian, community leader, and political activist Ansel Wong CBE as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. In his new role, Mr Wong – alongside the roster of trustees – […]

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Winnifred Atwell Heritage Double Plaque Honour and Double Firsts, but there’s more…

Thanks to the Nubian Jak Community Trust another two* national heritage plaques have been erected. This time to honour the once celebrated but often forgotten Trinidadian pianist Winnifred Atwell who shot to fame in the 1950s with her fusion of ragtime, boogie-woogie and classical music. An alumna of the Royal Academy of Music, she was […]

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‘Queen of the May’ 1944: Little Black Girl Crowned During WW2 in Rural English Village

Rural life in wartime Britain movie clips often omit Black faces but this little girl was an exception. Archived footage shows the little Black girl, jolly as ever,  being crowned Queen of the May alongside her colleagues  beaming and wearing a beautiful dress as she is presented to the judges during the Spring Festival. Who […]

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