Black Cultural Archives

  CEO of the BCA  Arike Oke updates us on the purpose and poignance of the Black Cultural Archives. Following last year’s successful Windrush Exhibition and  National Windrush Day celebrations on site, with a new injection of funds BCA are looking  to the future. In 2020 they teamed up with the National Archives giving greater […]

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Lifeline: Covid 19 Malcolm X Food Hub in Bristol set to become a permanent fixture

Covid 19 has certainly unearthed some of the worst discrepancies in our society and implored us all to get up and assist those in need where we can.  The homeless were suddenly housed albeit temporarily, the hungry need to be fed, How many of us in 2020 Britain were aware that children and adults were […]

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Windrush Fashion: Voyage, Hope, and Popping Style

By Serena Lee “Dressed in an odd assortment of clothes, many wearing ties of dazzling designs, over 450 Jamaicans arrived at Tilbury Docks on the Empire Windrush to settle down in the Mother Country” – Thurrock Gazette headline 1948. Photos of Caribbean men and women arriving in Britain, in the 1950s-60s encapsulate the hopes and […]

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THANK YOU! From Editions Lifestyle Magazine, Windrush Review & Editions’ Review

The team at Editions Media would like to thank our readers, contributors and supporters for their encouragement and support over the past year. Since its inception we have successfully produced and distributed 3 publications for the Afro-Caribbean and African diasporas including one specifically for the Windrush Generation. We are also pleased to announce that we […]

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NATION PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE WINDRUSH GENERATION AND THEIR DESCENDANTS

By Joy Sigaud On Monday 22 June 2020, the nation paid tribute to the outstanding and ongoing contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants. HRH Prince Charles paid tribute through a film, The Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a statement and prominent members of  the Windrush Community became oracles of hope and distinction.  Nationwide […]

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Floella Benjamin on the Windrush Monument – An Update

 By Baronness Floella Benjamin Since being appointed in 2017 as Chair of the Windrush Commemoration Committee, which includes Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Tim Campbell OBE, Paulette Simpson and Ken Olisa – Lord Lieutenant  of Greater London, we have faced  a rollercoaster of unforeseen circumstances. Firstly Brexit, then COVID-19 which have both proved challenging. Things got off […]

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High Commissioner’s Windrush Day 2020 Message to the Windrush Community

H. E. SETH GEORGE RAMOCAN, CD HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR JAMAICA I am honoured to be given the opportunity to warmly greet readers on the occasion of the commemoration of Windrush 2020. This year’s celebration will be quite different from any other, as the United Kingdom, Jamaica and indeed the world, grapple with the unique and […]

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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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Lloyd Bradley’s Top 10 Songs for Windrush Day from Kitchener to Stormzy , Reggae & Soul to Grime

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. London Is The Place For Me – Lord […]

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Boris Johnson’s Windrush Day 2020 message to the Windrush generation and their descendants.

Boris Johnson Prime Minister Windrush Day is a chance to say thank you to the Windrush generation, their children and grandchildren for everything you have done to make Britain the country it is today. When the Empire Windrush first docked at The Port of Tilbury in June 1948, the men, women and children who disembarked […]

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Windrush Review Newsletter June 2020

Welcome to our new Windrush Review 2020 Newsletter. In line with sustainable development goals and with the contribution of members of the Windrush community we have produced a succinct publication packed with uplifting and inspiring news and developments. The Windrush community today has grown from being predominantly Jamaican and Barbadian to include members from all […]

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A Windrush Song: Windrush Children – Lockdown Fun – Sung by descendants of the Windrush Pioneers… Sing-along with words

 Sung by the Jamaican High Commission’s Children’s choir for Prime Minister Andrew Holness – average age 7. These children are the descendants today of Windrush Pioneers who came to England between 1948 and 1972. Lyrics: This is the 1940s The Journey has begun This is the 1940s The ship was so much fun. This is […]

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Windrush 2020: The Story of the Windrush

Windrush 2020 An excellent resource and teaching aid,  authored by Kandace Chimbiri.  Although written primarily for children, this well researched book has been lovingly prepared with illustrations and well chosen anecdotes from some of the Windrush passengers including the late Sam King, Allan Wilmot and Lord Kitchener. It is an easy read but lends itself […]

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