The Empire Windrush's voyage from the Caribbean to Tilbury, Essex took place in 1948. From nursing in hospitals, joining the armed forces, transforming the music industry and championing sports teams, those who have emigrated from the Caribbean and Africa from 1948 onwards have had an important impact on British identity.
This October we invite everyone to join us to reflect on the 70th anniversary of this significant historical event, and celebrate the richness of Black British culture in Watford and beyond.
The event will include talks from Arthur Torrington from the Windrush Foundation with Allan Wilmot, WWII Veteran and member of ‘The Southlanders’, Watford X-Factor winners Ash and Jamaal from Rak-Su, and an intergenerational community sharing facilitated by Calypsonian musician Alexander D Great in collaboration with the Watford African Caribbean Association.
Hot snacks will be sold onsite by local caterer Patwarls.
Curated in collaboration with the Black History Month Steering Group. The community project is kindly supported by Watford Borough Council’s Small Grants Fund.