Tag: Windrush

Join in to celebrate Windrush Day

  This year there is greater need than ever to commemorate and celebrate the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the people aboard. Those who...

Family tree workshops: help to discover the powerful past

Adrian Stone’s interest in his family began when his mother became seriously ill. He realised he knew little about his background and, like many...

Dominoes tournament winner shares his Windrush memories

This year residents in Lambeth have been marking the seventieth anniversary of the arrival SS Empire Windrush. Many of the 500 Jamaican passengers on...

Windrush: A post-war subterranean shelter

'It was hard but in the long run you find a way to survive' … Tevye Markson visits the underground shelter that was temporary home for...

COMMENT: Immigration – let’s hear it for the pioneers

By Temi Ogunye This week sees the 50th anniversary of the Race Relations Act 1965 which made racial discrimination unlawful in the wake of the overt...

Local organisation IRMO shows how #MigrantsContribute to Brixton’s community

This article is written by Anna Baum, change maker of the #MigrantsContribute campaign and IRMO trustee. Brixton’s rich history of migration, from the Windrush generation...

Walk in the shoes of the Windrush Generation

Cultural researcher and London Blue Badge holder Kelly Foster will be leading this September’s guided walk, The Island of Brixton, as part of the...

Preview: Black Cultural Archives season at the Ritzy

To celebrate the opening of the Black Cultural Archives, the Ritzy cinema is hosting a special season of films and talks exploring Black British...

Last chance to enter the Windrush aquathlon

Today is the last chance for keen Brixton runners and swimmers to register for the annual Windrush Aquathlon. The race will take place at Brockwell...

Win for community empowerment as Brixton Hub meets tonight

A group set up to connect Brixton residents and help to coordinate campaigns both on and offline will hold its first meeting tonight. Brixton Hub...

Black Cultural Archives back on track with new developers in Brixton...

By Juliana Lucas The national Black Cultural Archives (BCA), in Windrush Square, Brixton, will finally open next year after appointing new building contractors. Organisers were unable...

Brixton Splash to be ‘biggest and most dynamic ever’

Put aside all thoughts of the current weather and focus on the future, because this year's Splash on August 5 looks set to be...

Interview: Linton Kwesi Johnson

Eminent dub-poet, scholar and political-activist, Linton Kwesi Johnson was born in rural Jamaica and moved to the UK as a youth to join his...