Hackney's online Windrush Generations Festival is now live. Love Hackney is hosting an online Windrush Generations Festival which celebrates the contributions of Hackney’s Windrush generation with events, educational resources and activities for all ages.
Honouring the contributions of the Windrush community has never felt more important since the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on Black, Asian and non-white communities have come to light, and as we witness protests around the world for a global call for racial equality.
Festival Highlights include:
- Songs written and recorded by first-generation Windrush residents with the support of Americana Music Association UK.
- An exploration into the rich local migrant history from collections within the Hackney Museum and Hackney Archive catalogues. These include rare audio recordings of interviews with Caribbean migrants who worked for the NHS and TFL.
- A chance to win a Windrush calendar!
- The Real Selfie Project will present Windrush Stories - a book of selfies captured at last year’s Hackney Caribbean Tea Party.
Love Hackney also invite you to their online storytelling event on 29 June, We Are Windrush to either partake or just come along to watch. We're appealing to anyone within the Windrush Generation to submit a short story on their migration or experiences of living in the UK with Caribbean roots and family connections. Enter here: bit.ly/WeAreWindrush
Or for a free ticket to come along register here: bit.ly/WaWTicket
The online Festival will also highlight information on how those affected by the Windrush scandal can apply for compensation. You can find updates for the Windrush Generations Festival on Love Hackney's Facebook page.