With Windrush day coming up next week we wanted to share some local events happening in Brixton and the surrounding areas!
As a borough, Lambeth is at the heart of the Windrush celebrations and the history of the Windrush Generation. Many of the first Windrush passengers were offered temporary accommodation in Clapham and went on to settle in Brixton and other areas in Lambeth.
Below you’ll find a range of events including some suitable for families and young people as well as free online events!
We’re still here! The Windrush Generation: Interactive Performance and Discussion
Monday 21st June | 5:30-7:00pm
Online Event | Free
Join Lambeth Libraries and the 492 Korna Club for a live interactive performance and debate about and with the Windrush Generation.
Harry Jacobs Portrait Parlour
Friday 18th – 25th June
Brixton Market | Free
Harry Jacobs was the photographer of choice for the West Indian communities of Lambeth, and Lambeth Council have created a homage to the iconic backdrop used in all his photos. Visit Market Row and take a picture of yourself against the backdrop!
Black Cultural Archives: Windrush Family Event
Saturday 26th June | 11:00am – 4:00pm
1 Windrush Square, Brixton | Pay what you can.
Head down to Windrush Square for author readings, Q&A sessions with Windrush elders and a fun Windrush fact trail!
‘The Place For Me’ – Author reading with Quincy the Comedian.
Saturday 26th June | 12:00pm – 12:30pm
Online | Free
Join the Black Cultural Archives on zoom for a reading of their brand-new children’s book ‘The Place for Me: Stories about the Windrush Generation’.
Saturday Windrush Quiz!
Saturday 26th June | 10:00 am – 11:00am
Online | Free
Join the Lambeth Libraries for a fun quiz to commemorate Windrush Day and learn about the great contribution from the Caribbean Community made to Great Britain.