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Grants for ‘opera flash mob’ and Windrush procession

Two locally based organisations – the Brixton Project and Pegasus Opera – are among 28 to get government funding this year for events around Windrush Day – 22 June. Announcement of the funds came after the second annual Windrush Scandal vigil in Windrush Square on Saturday (6 April) when speakers...

Brixton’s Windrush Square marks Remembrance Sunday

West Indian Association of Service Personnel event Earlier, the Clapham-based West Indian Association of Service Personnel (WASP) conducted a Remembrance Sunday service in Windrush Square. Donatus Anyanwu, Lambeth council cabinet member for stronger communities, leisure and sports, said: “Let's look at each other and say, you and I will remember together,...

Brixton’s Windrush Square hosts Remembrance Sunday event

Brixton’s Windrush Square on Sunday (12 November) will once again see a wide-ranging event marking Remembrance Sunday, including senior representatives of the Jewish, Muslim, Christian and other faiths as well as two Commonwealth high commissioners and Second World War RAF veteran Neil Flanigan MBE. Commencing at the African and Caribbean War Memorial at...

Windrush Day grant scheme open for applications

Applications are now open for the sixth Windrush Day Grant Scheme run by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Civil society groups, charities, and councils can bid for a share of up to £500,000 for educational, arts and sporting projects in the build-up to Windrush Day on 22...

Windrush Square flashmob to promote organ donation

A group of organ donors will gather in Brixton’s Windrush Square on Saturday (23 September) as part of the grand finale to Organ Donation Week. Their aim is to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation and to boost organ donation rates in the UK’s Black community. Gift of Living...

All welcome for the Windrush Aquathlon in Brockwell Park

Windrush Triathlon Club will host its annual Aquathlon at Brockwell Park on Sunday 16 July – and is inviting everyone in the community to join in. The Aquathlon includes a swim in Brockwell Lido followed by a run around the park. This provides a safe, traffic-free environment for adults and...

More Brixton Windrush events

Brixton’s Windrush 75 celebrations continue in Windrush Square today (24 June) with the Immortals domino club hosting Domino Mania until 6pm and tomorrow with the Big Caribbean Lunch. The carnival-style procession down Railton and Atlantic Roads on Windrush Day itself passed historic sites central to the story of the Windrush...

Windrush 75 in Brixton

Brixton and Lambeth are central to the events marking the 75thanniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush which has come to symbolise the arrival of Caribbean people in Britain after the Second World War Brixton Windrush procession Inspired by the major gallery installation The Procession by local artist Hew Locke – who...

Big Caribbean Lunch in Windrush Square

The Big Caribbean Lunch in Windrush Square on Sunday 25 June is an initiative developed by the Friends of Windrush Square (FOWS) and the Brixton Society. Working with Metropolitan Thames Valley housing association and Lambeth council, the organisers plan to give lunch to 100 members of the Windrush Generation in...

Competition to ‘re-imagine’ Atlantic Road and Windrush Square

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA), Lambeth council and the Brixton Business Improvement District (BID) have launched a design competition inviting architects, designers and artists to submit a proposal for “interventions” at Atlantic Road and Windrush Square. The competition, “People at the Centre of Brixton”, asks applicants to “re-imagine” the two sites and test “alternative scenarios” that wouldimprove the...

New Images of Windrush Pioneers

Bugle readers will not only be familiar with the Windrush story, some of them will have been part of it.  Autograph, a Hackney-based visual arts charity, presents a new outdoor display and online gallery of photographs which record and share the journey of the Windrush generation before, during and after arriving...

Windrush performance project

The Windrush Playback Performance Project (WPPP) is looking for people to take part in three or four Windrush community engagement performance events on the autumn and winter of this year. Rehearsals start of Tuesday 5 July at Brixton Road Youth Club – 143 145 Brixton Road, SW9 6LZ.  The six rehearsal...

Home: Remembering the Windrush Generation

HOME: Remembering the Windrush Generation, is a new exhibition at the Black Cultural Archives (BCA), Windrush Square. The homes of the Windrush generation from the 1950s and 1960s have been painstakingly and lovingly recreated using carefully chosen furniture, artefacts, and styles of the of the time. It is a nostalgic...

Windrush celebrations in Brixton

Brixton and South London will be at the centre of celebrations for Windrush Day tomorrow (22 June). This is our round-up of local events … Pop Brixton and Brixton Station Road The annual Elders’ Lunch brings together the Windrush Generation and their descendants with school children and young people to share...

Windrush Scandal: ‘Trauma doesn’t just go away’

Mental health consequences of the Windrush scandal on Caribbean and Black African families in the UK are to be explored in a new project. Launched by academic Dr Rochelle Burgess and social commentator and historian Professor Patrick Vernon OBE, The Ties That Bind is the first study of its kind...

Windrush – what happened to those young people?

Tony Fairweather launches his new book, Twenty-Eight Pounds Ten Shillings – A Windrush Story, in Brixton library on Thursday 16 June. Camille Addis Alem talked to him about it After a long career in the publishing industry, the founder of the Windrush Collection and Exhibition Tony Fairweather has written his debut book. On...

Windrush Triathlon Club – getting fitter and more diverse

The Windrush TriFit is back. From 23 May, Windrush Triathlon Club will once again be putting on its training programme designed with the Brixton community in mind. “Triathlon is a mixture of swimming, cycling and biking all in one race,” Louise Newman, the club’s TriFit officer, told me. The training programme...

Windrush Square climate rally

Local climate campaigners plan to rally in Windrush Square tomorrow (17 March) “to remind Lambeth council of the climate emergency they declared in 2019”. Lambeth Extinction Rebellion (XR) will join other local campaign groups at the rally. “It's been three years since Lambeth council declared a climate emergency,” said XR. “The Citizens’...

Brixton remembers in Windrush Square

Remembrance Sunday was celebrated twice in Brixton’s Windrush Square yesterday (14 November). The first event, a brisk military-style ceremony, was organised by Lambeth council and the Clapham based West Indian Association of Service Personnel (WASP). It was followed in the afternoon by the fifth annual Remembrance Day commemoration organised by the...

Windrush Square ceremonies as Brixton remembers the fallen

Brixton will remember people who died fighting for Britain with ceremonies in Windrush Square tomorrow (14 November). Military and other units are due to leave Max Roach Park at 10.35 am to march down Brixton Road to Windrush Square for a parade from 10.45 to 1pm. This will be followed by...