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Windrush events happening this month

Windrush day is recognised annually on 22nd June. A moment for celebrating cultural heritage, there are lots of events to get involved with.

The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival

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When: 25th June

Where: Ritzy Picture House, SW2 1JG

The theme of this year’s Windrush Caribbean Film Festival is ‘From Empire to Commonwealth: Legacies of the Windrush Generation’. They are touring the country with in-person screenings of iconic films and on the 25th will be at the Ritzy showing Pressure, Horace Ové.

Legacy and Hope, Windrush Celebration Concert

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When: 25th June

Where: Brixton Library, SW2 1JQ

To celebrate Windrush Day, Pegasus Opera Company are putting on a free concert at the Brixton Library. Singers from African and Asian heritage will be performing, as well as musical theatre and traditional pieces too. The Pegasus Community Choir will also be singing a commissioned Lambeth Windrush song.

Caribbean storytelling, arts and crafts

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When: 22nd-25th June

Where: Pimlico Library, SW1V 3EY

Pimlico Library is hosting loads of events for the smaller people in your life. There will be fun, interactive and engaging workshops to spark interest and educate kids on the history of Windrush.

Windrush Playback Stories

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When: 21st June

Where: Brixton Library, SW2 1JQ

This storytelling project is a sow with a difference. Audience members offer stories, memories or dreams of their experiences and the Windrush Playback Storytellers will improvise an interpretation then and there! Fun and full of stories from all.

We Should All Be Dreaming

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When: 25th-26th June

Where: Black Cultural Archives, SW2 1EF

This interactive project invites you to a curated dinner party, where you will dream up new realities with the other participants. You’ll be guided by choreographer Sonya Lindfors and writer/activist Maryan Abdulkarim, who will lead you through the evening with the help of invited speakers and prompted discussions.

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