Making Waves… Editions’ Review The Newsletter

29th February 2020. Issue No. 2 What a start to the Year!  The days are getting longer yet the early signs of spring are in the air. We’ve had the Oscars, the Bafta’s, controversy around both with Stormzy and Dave kicking up a storm, not to forget Black History Month USA which we have all […]

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Windrush Day 2020 Launches with £500,000 & Free Promotional Packs for everyone

  As preparations get underway for National Windrush Day 2020, Government have announced that 49 successful applicants  will receive funding for commemorative events and activities. Community groups and local authorities across England to receive a share of £500,000 to host events to honour the second national Windrush Day Funding will support exhibitions, lectures and workshops […]

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Windrush 2020: Free Artwork Packs and Promotional Kits Available Here

  As we prepare for Windrush Celebrations 2020, once again there is a plethora of events, tools and funds, with something for everyone to celebrate as they see fit. Windrush Day means many things to many people and this year the Ministry of Housing and Communities have released free media aids for all who wish […]

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The Jolly Postman – for all the Frontline Workers

I composed this short piece of music to honour my postman. I’ve seen him every morning for the last 10 years diligently delivering the letters in my street.  All Frontline workers including people  postmen, dustmen and road sweepers of all races and nationalities whom we often overlook make our world a much better place. Listen […]

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Poem: Long Ago and Far Away

J. Sigaud is a British writer of Jamaican and a very mixed heritage, pick a few: African, Scottish, German, Indian, English, Irish.  She writes short stories on everyday themes;  things embedded in our subconscious yet pertinent and real. She also advocates the teaching of Black History in Schools and calls for accuracy and careful planning […]

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Portrait of a Generation – Exhibition by Jim Grover – Windrush Stories

When I first made contact with Jim Grover for the Windrush celebrations we had no idea of the impact his photo essays of the descendants of the Windrush Generation  would have, although their historical value was at the forefront of his thinking. He had spent 11 months with families, their friends and associates immersing himself […]

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Raising the Anchor – A Windrush Memorial Project Launch

Leading protagonist, social commentator and human rights activist Patrick Vernon launched the first in a series of public meetings to be held nationwide in his campaign to raise the profile and create a lasting monument to the Windrush Generation and their descendants. Hosted by the BCA (Black Cultural Archives) with Chair Dawn Hill in attendance, […]

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Happy Windrush Day 2019

Windrush Day is the 22nd June and it is now celebrated every year in recognition of the thousands who came from the Caribbean, beginning with the first post war arrivals who docked on the SS Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks on 22nd June 1948. To hear Joy’s radio commentaries see details below and to read […]

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