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22 June 2021

National Windrush Day 2021

Windrush Day is about celebrating the contribution of the Windrush Generation. The Empire Windrush ship arrived in the UK on 22 June 1948. This marked the moment when Commonwealth citizens from the Caribbean, upon the request of the British Government, arrived at a small port in Tilbury to help rebuild a broken Britain after World War II. The Windrush Generation helped to build the society we know today.

This free event is open to all and this year’s programme includes a broadcast from Metroland Studios.

Tues 22 June, 2021
12:30 – 14:30 BST

Recipe for a Happy Mind, Conversations in the Caribbean Kitchen

Artist Linett Kamala will be interviewing Annie Thompson from the Windrush Generation on her experiences. They will be live from an installation created by Amelia Constanti in the Lin Kam Art Metroland Studio. Annie will speak about her experiences since arriving in the UK from Jamaica as a teenager. Topics covered will include local history, plants, favourite songs and why a good cup of tea is essential for wellness!

There will also be a reggae choir performance celebrating Windrush Day led by Reggae Choir Founder and Choir Director Fola Phillip, as well as an opening address from the Mayor of Brent, Cllr Lia Colacicco and Deputy Leader of Brent Council, Cllr Margaret McLennan

This event has been organised by Brent Council. Please register via Eventbrite.