National Windrush Monument Unveiled

It was an emotional moment for members of the Windrush Generation when the National Windrush Monument paying tribute to their ambition, courage and contribution to Britain was unveiled at Waterloo Station in London yesterday. The sculpture, by artist Basil Watson, shows a man, woman and child dressed in their ‘Sunday

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From Calypso to Grime, how the Windrush Generation changed music in the UK

To celebrate Windrush Day 2022 we’re launching a new Spotify playlist featuring just some of the many songs that have captured the spirit of the Windrush Generation since the arrival of the first Windrushers in 1948. The Windrush Generation brought a wealth of new musical styles with them including Jazz,

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The sound and spirit of Windrush Day 2022

What song best captures the spirit of the Windrush Generation for you? In celebration of Windrush Day on 22 June, we’re asking people to share the songs that best capture the Black experience in Britain from 1948 to the present day – to explore how the Windrush Generation and our

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Calling all libraries!

As one of the leading voices for change, and a Black, female-led organisation, we can help you take action and inspire and engage your local audiences, visitors and service users. Our innovative talks and exhibition-events have been exploring and celebrating the Black experience for over 7 years and we can

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25 Objeks And Tings for Christmas

Caribbean Christmas traditions are laden with meaning and include reminders of the African, Caribbean and British culture, customs and history. They confirm Caribbean identity. Food, fellowship and fun characterises the festive season with many events going on until sun-up as revellers enjoy seasonal ceremonies, public and private events. Though Christmas

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Pearl Alcock – the art of living

Come with me on a whistle-stop tour of the life that was Pearl Alcock nee Smith. A life that began in Jamaica and ended in England. A life that experienced abuse, a loveless marriage and the loss of a child before it flowered again and lit up the lives of

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70 Objeks & Tings Exhibition

Our new exhibition, 70 Objeks & Tings, launches at the Streetlife Museum in Hull on Saturday 2 October – celebrating 70 years of Caribbeans in the UK as part of Black History Month. The title ’70 Objeks & Tings – Celebrating 70 Years of Caribbeans in the UK’ is a

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Black History Month 2021 – let’s make it a festival of celebration

Last year, I wrote that Black Lives Matter protests around the world had sparked a commitment among many individuals and organisations to educate themselves about Black history, heritage and culture – as part of understanding racism and standing in solidarity against it. So a year on, has anything changed for

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Caribbean-style New Year’s Resolutions for a Blessed 2021

2020 was historic for all the wrong reasons. Hopefully now that 2021 is here we can finally start doing more of the things that matter to us and keep the legacy of our heritage alive! Here are some ideas to see you through the next few months as you look

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5 books to read over Christmas

This selection is set in the Caribbean with references to Jamaica, Trinidad, St Lucia and Haiti. Pirate Latitudes – Michael Crichton An action-packed novel set in the 17th century.  The story is about a fictional privateer Captain Charles Hunter who having been hired by Jamaica’s Governor Sir James Almont plots to

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