Windrush – 22 June

Windrush – 22 June

  • Jul 01, 2018

22 June – Windrush Festival is held around this time, when the SS Empire Windrush first came to England. Among the passengers were calypso musicians Lord Kitchener, Lord Beginner, Lord Woodbine and Mona Baptiste, alongside 60 Polish women displaced during the Second World War

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Diversity Day – 21’st May

Diversity Day – 21’st May

  • Jul 01, 2018

21 May – Diversity Day, officially known as “The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development”, is an opportunity to help communities understand the value of cultural diversity and learn how to live together in harmony. This day was created as a result of the destruction of the Buddha statues of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in […]

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Tribute to : Elaine Marshall  part of the Windrush Generation

Elaine Marshall came from Trinidad and Tobago at the end of the 1950s as part of the Windrush generation, she fought off the sad stereotypes of the days and fought against poverty and in 2004 remembered Preston’s newest citizen was not deterred, and found ways to help themselves. They made their own entertainment centres, running […]

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Caribbean Style Venue in Glasgow

Rum Shack A real south side favourite, and a haven for anyone in Glasgow who has rum as their favourite tipple, the Caribbean-inspired venue is one of the coolest bars in town.   It tends to grow in popularity in the summer, when locals and those travelling from the city fancy enjoying a cocktail in […]

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Windrush The Tv Series Part 1

Windrush The Tv Series Part 1

  • Jun 27, 2018

Windrush The Tv Series  

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 Send us your Windrush Stories

 Send us your Windrush Stories

  • Jun 27, 2018

It is 70 years since many people from the Caribbean came to Britain for work. They are known as the Windrush Generation, named after the ship that brought the first arrivals to the UK, called the Empire Windrush. They were invited to apply for jobs here in 1948, when Britain was recovering from the destruction of […]

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The Newbie Guide to Carnival. The Correct  Terminology

The Newbie Guide to Carnival Soca: This type of music played during carnival originated in Trinidad and Tobago and is short for “soul of calypso.” It fuses African and East Indian musical elements that are reflective of the island’s diverse demographic. Many carnival goers will say that “soca is life.” Fete: A fete is another […]

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Caribbean Stories. UK Caribbean History shown in Windrush Films

A series of films which explore the experiences of British people with Caribbean heritage will be screened at London’s Royal Court Theatre in response to the Windrush scandal.   The project title Passages: A Windrush Celebration will comprise of seven monologue films written by a group of acclaimed British playwrights whose family originate from the West […]

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United Kingdom : Home Office accused of cover up tin the Ongoing Windrush scandal

The Home Office has been accused of covering up the true scale of the Windrush scandal after it emerged that British citizens from non-Caribbean countries have also been affected. The Independent revealed yesterday that dozens of people born in India, Pakistan and Ghana have been referred to the Windrushtaskforce after being affected by the government’s “hostile environment” immigration policy. But the […]

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 A Taste of the Caribbean in the UK’s Lake District

A TASTE of the Caribbean is bringing sunshine to a Lake District B&B’s breakfast menu. Husband and wife Denis and Anita St Bernard, who own and run the Archway Guest House in Windermere, are spicing things up with dishes like fried plantain and codfish fritters dipped in hot pepper sauce. Denis is a keen cook […]

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