Glenda Caesar – Victim of the Hostile Environment Policy – 10 Years in Limbo

WINDRUSH FOUNDATION   presents  GLENDA CAESAR   Glenda arrived with her mother in the UK in 1961 from Dominica ‘as a babe in arms’. She first found out she wasn’t British and could not get a passport after trying to visit her dying mother in the Caribbean in 1998. In 2009, Glenda was sacked from her part-time […]

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Stowaway on The Empire Windrush – What Happened to Her!

Windrush Foundation   presents   Woman Stowaway on Empire Windrush She attracted more press coverage than any other passenger when the ship docked at Tilbury, Essex, on 22 June 1948.  She left Jamaica unnoticed but when it became too cold to sleep out at night on deck, she had to give herself up. The news spread like […]

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Lord Woodbine, The Beatles and Hamburg Tour – 60 Years Ago – Windrush Event

WINDRUSH FOUNDATION PRESENTS LORD WOODBINE, THE BEATLES & HAMBURG Born in 1929 in Trinidad, Harold Phillips (who later became known as Lord Woodbine, the Calypsonian) volunteered for the Royal Air Force to fight for Britain in World War II. After being demobbed when the War ended, he returned to England on the Empire Windrush on […]

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Remembering the life and times of the 18th century poet Phillis Wheatley

THE EQUIANO SOCIETY   PRESENTS   PHILLIS WHEATLEY (1753 – 1784):   REMEMBERING HER LIFE AND TIMES PHILLIS WAS THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHOR OF A BOOK OF POETRY. KIDNAPPED AT THE AGE OF 8 IN WEST AFRICA, PHILLIS WAS TAKEN TO NORTH AMERICA AND SOLD IN BOSTON TO THE WHEATLEY FAMILY WHO TAUGHT HER TO READ AND WRITE, […]

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Celebrating Windrush Nurse Edna Chavannes at 90

       WINDRUSH FOUNDATION PRESENTS CELEBRATING EDNA CHAVANNES: WINDRUSH NURSE AT 90    Edna Allen (now Chavannes) was born in the parish of St. Andrew, Jamaica, in 1930. After leaving school, she worked for three years as a teacher, but always wanted to be a nurse. The opportunity came in 1951 when The Gleaner […]

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Olaudah Equiano – An Extraordinary Life – Free Zoom Event

THE EQUIANO SOCIETY  presents   OLAUDAH EQUIANO: AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE (1745-1797)   TUESDAY 25 AUGUST 2020 from 7:30pm to 9pm    From Enslavement to becoming a Businessman, Explorer, Community Activist, Abolitionist and Best-Selling Author, this event celebrates Equiano’s extraordinary life and his contribution to African literary and cultural heritage. His book, The Interesting Narrative (1789), is positioned at […]

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Mona Baptiste The 1948 Windrush Star – Zoom Event

Mona Baptiste arrived in England in June 1948 and by August 1948  she had appeared on the BBC Light Programme – a radio station broadcasting light entertainment between 1945 and 1967 which later became BBC Radio 2. Mona Baptiste travelled first class on the Empire Windrush to London, disembarking on 22nd June with all the […]

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BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Singer of the Year Competition

  Entries Invited Songs of Praise launch a brand new competition to find the best amateur gospel singer in the UK. If you lead worship in your church, sing solos in a gospel choir or just have a passion for gospel music then they wish you to get in touch. In this celebration of Gospel […]

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WINDRUSH DAY EVENTS 2020 – WHAT’S ON!

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 https://www.radiatefestival.com/festivals/event-links 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 […]

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The Black British Theatre Awards Goes Virtual For 2020

Ensuring  Covid 19 Does Not Impact The Celebration of Black Talent Leading the way in so many arenas and following the devastating impact of Covid 19 on all sectors, not least the theatre and performing arts, Black British Theatre Awards, BBTA,  are pressing ahead.  Opening up no less than four new nomination categories, in addition […]

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Baroness Floella Benjamin shares some delights of her garden as the 2020 Chelsea Flower Show goes virtual.

By Baroness Floella Benjamin I’m now a Vice President of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), something I know my beloved mother would have been so proud of.  I have been invited as a guest to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the last 30 years and I always  took my mother with me when she […]

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What’s On Worldwide Connect – Leading the way, Innovative Virtual & Online Events, Exhibitions, Workshops…

Click and Link:  For Music, Films, Virtual Tours, Dance, Museums, Professional Seminars and much more…something for all ages.   British Black Music Event celebrating British Black Music Month  June 2020. Music for causes. Discussion and sing-a-long,  register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-for-causes-discussion-and-sing-alongtickets-106540559682 Black Heroes Foundation have teamed up with Wandsworth Arts Fringe and organised  a series of events […]

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