Celebrating Windrush Day in Lambeth!

Jun 18, 2021 | News

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.

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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!

Find out more

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!

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‘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’.

Book here

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.

Learn more here