Windrush 75 Celebration Events

Windrush 75 celebration events in Lewisham include:

Date: 07/06/2023 – 16/07/2023

Migration Museum – Windrush 75 Legacies Festival

Saturday 24th June, 11am-5.30pm

A day-long festival at the Migration Museum in Lewisham to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Windrush featuring music, performance, storytelling, interactive talks, workshops and more – led by artists, creatives and organisations with lived experience as holders of the legacy of the Windrush Generation.

Migration Museum, Lewisham Shopping Centre, SE13 7HB


Migration Museum – About Face: a new installation by EVEWRIGHT

5th April – 16th July

This multidisciplinary visual arts installation explores the artist’ own perspectives on growing up in Lewisham as the child of Jamaican parents from the Windrush generation

Migration Museum, Lewisham Shopping Centre, SE13 7HB


TNG Youth Centre – YARD AWAY HOME: Celebrating the Voices of the Windrush Generation by Spontaneous Productions Theatre Company Ltd

Friday 23 June

A one-off event made up of a live theatre presentation, music, dance, Caribbean food, and culture. Co-created by Spontaneous Productions and James Ross Hunter Youth Support, performances are based on real life stories collected in the borough by community members Jean Beckford and Matanah Maya. The impactful event will draw on the Windrush scandal of 2018 and how younger generations view those who came before them.

TNG Youth Centre,111 Wells Park Rd, Sydenham, SE26 6AD


Hillview Community Services – “Then and Now”: 75 years Tapestry of the Windrush Generation

Thurs 22 June, 14:00 – 20:00

This cultural afternoon commemorates the rich tapestry, legacy and heritage of the Windrush Generation. Alongside workshops, breakout rooms and an exhibition, the highlight of the event will include people from the Windrush Generation sharing their stories, comparing life then to life now and celebrating essential Caribbean cuisine. Throughout the event, taster dishes such as ackee and saltfish, curried chicken, roti, cook-up, coconut drops and sweetbread as well as other dishes will be available. Attendees are encouraged to cook Caribbean food with their children/grandchildren before the event and bring along to share.

V.P. Rodney Suite, 39 Kitto Road, London, SE14 5TW


Horniman Museum and Gardens – The Windrush Front Room

Saturday 24 June, 10:00 – 17:30

Step into The Windrush Front Room and explore a Windrush era living room, with music, objects and clothes. In this interactive space you can get up close to and handle objects found in a living room in the 1940s and 1950s. Learn all about the brave young people who travelled to the UK from the Caribbean in 1948.

The Windrush Front Room is part of the Windrush Collection.

Horniman Museum & Gardens, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ


Lewisham Council Windrush 75 micro-grants

Lewisham council has funded ten community projects through their Windrush 75 micro-grant scheme. For more information about these projects and other Lewisham based activity celebrating Windrush 75 visit – https://lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/events/windrush-day

For London wide and national Windrush 75 listings – Click HERE


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