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Windrush Day 2022



Windrush Day takes place on Wednesday 22 June - A special day to remember when around 500 migrants from the Caribbean arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948.

Windrush Day was introduced in June 2018 on the 70th anniversary of the Windrush migration. This year on Wednesday 22nd June 2022, marks the 74th anniversary.


Below are a small selection of local events put together as on the Haringey Council website, highlighting the significant contribution of the Windrush Generation.


WINDRUSH FESTIVAL

All week, between 20 and 25 June, at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre will celebrate Windrush Day in style again this year, with a week-long celebration including music, performance, spoken word and visual arts, culminating with a packed one day open-air, Windrush Festival, in our courtyard at Paul’s Square: https://www.berniegrantcentre.co.uk/whats-on/windrush-celebrations-at-bernie-grant-arts-centre/


LET’S TALK: THE WINDRUSH LEGACIES WITH SHEBA MONSTSERRAT

On Tuesday 21 June, 5pm to 7pm Sheba, a stand-up comedian, poet, dancer and historian will be engaging her audience, sharing ideas and experiences using poetry and her historical background on the Windrush legacy. Reminiscences, Reflections on what is meant by home, where is home? What was left and lost and what’s been gained? Sheba will talk and invite you to a discussion for you to take part or share your experience and stories https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-talk-the-windrush-legacies-with-sheba-monstserrat-tickets-349516933557

WINDRUSH STORY TIME: COMING TO ENGLAND

Join the special story time where we will be reading Coming to England by Floella Benjamin, an inspiring true story of courage, determination and belonging from beloved Play School presenter and Chair of the Windrush Commemoration Committee, Floella Benjamin. Find out more: https://www.haringey.gov.uk/libraries-sport-and-leisure/culture/national-windrush-day/windrush-events


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