WINDRUSH 70 - Brent Pioneering Windrush Generation. Free Exhibition and Event Day Celebration

Various locations, London, United Kingdom

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 11:30 to Monday, October 29, 2018 - 11:30

This June marks the 70th Anniversary of the pioneering Windrush generation and Brent Culture service will celebrate this through an exciting programme which includes a free exhibition from June until October and Windrush celebration day on Saturday 23 June at the Library at Willesden Green show casing Art Council funded commissioned works.

Exhibitions

 

Brent’s Pioneering Windrush Generation

The Library at Willesden Green

Celebrating 70 years since the Empire Windrush docked in the UK. An exhibition and display exploring Brent’s Caribbean heritage with photographs of Brent residents by artist Nadia Nervo. Experience a traditional West Indian ‘front room’ with our instillation highlighting items from the local community and Brent Museum.

 

22 June – 29 October

Exhibition Room

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Event Day

 

Windrush Celebration Day

The Library at Willesden Green

 

A family day event celebrating the pioneering Windrush generation with music and performances from St Michaels and All Angels Steel Band, Namron Dance, the Reggae Choir and a new commission from Impact Dance.

 

Saturday 23 June

12pm – 4pm

Free

 

Family events:

 

Caribbean rainbow face painting

 

Celebrate the islands of the Caribbean and wear an island flag with pride!

 

12pm – 4pm

Free when you borrow 2 books.

 

Caribbean carnival funky bowl of plenty

 

From papaya to star apples, guava and sugar apples, star fruit and sapodilla and much more. Get stuck in at this creative pottery workshop and design a bowl for all your treasured Caribbean fruits.

 

12.30pm – 2pm

Suitable for families with children aged 5 -11

Limited spaces so arrive early

Free

 

Caribbean fun family sewing class

 

Have a go at sewing inspired by Caribbean designs and traditions. Part of our Windrush 70th Anniversary celebration. Arrive early as spaces are limited.

 

2.30pm – 4pm

Free

 

Events

 

Come Mek We Larf: Windrush Comedy Special

The Library at Willesden Green

 

A night of comedy featuring Queen of Comedy Felicity Ethnic, Funmbi Omotayo, The Prophet Of Comedy - Kwaku, The Original Nutter Of Comedy - Annette Fagan and many more.

 

Friday 8 June

Performance Space

Doors Open 7.30pm

8pm – Late

£12 in advance (+ booking fee) and £15 on the door

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Exhibition talk

The Library at Willesden Green

 

Q and A with Curator Shasti Lowton and guest exploring the development of the Windrush exhibition for Brent Museum and Archives.

 

Thursday 5 July

Performance Space

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Discover the High Seas: Family Craft Workshop

Ealing Road Library & Harlesden Library

 

Learn about the arrival of the Empire Windrush and create your own Caribbean marine creature from the deep.

 

Monday 30 July 

Ealing Road Library

2pm – 4pm
Free

 

Monday 6 August

Harlesden Library

2pm – 4pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Badge making: Family Craft Workshop

The Library at Willesden Green

 

Create and colour a badge, drawing inspiration from our exhibition ‘Windrush 70’ and take home your creation.

 

1 and 22 August

Education Room

2pm – 4pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Travel the High Seas: Family Craft Workshop

Kingsbury Library

 

Learn about the arrival of the Empire Windrush and create a colourful scene showing its journey across the Atlantic.

 

Friday 10 August 

Kingsbury Library

2pm – 4pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Creative Passport: Family Craft Workshop

The Library at Willesden Green

 

Learn about those who travelled to the UK on the Empire Windrush and create a colourful passport to tell those stories. 

 

Friday 17 August

Education Room

2pm – 4pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Caribbean Connections

The Library at Willesden Green

 

Join multiple award winning poet Hannah Lowe to discuss poetry, Caribbean immigration and what it means to be British.

Tuesday 11 September 

Performance Space

6.30pm – 7:30pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

The Ice Migration with Author Jacqueline Crooks

The Library at Willesden Green and Kingsbury Library

 

Gather with author Jacqueline Crooks as she reads from her new book the Ice Migration, a collection of linked short stories which draw on the migration of her Jamaican, Indian and German ancestors.

 

Tuesday 18 September

Kingsbury Library

11am

Free

 

Thursday 20 September

The Library and Willesden Green

7pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Songs and Stories from a Pioneering Generation

The Library at Willesden Green

 

Join us for an evening of conversation as we reflect on the impact of Windrush 70 years on. With guest curators from the British Library.

 

Thursday 11 October

Education Room

6.30pm – 8pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

From Ashphalt to Maplewood floor...

The Library Willesden Green

 

Spend an evening with Namron sharing his dance/life journey through storytelling, audio visuals and live solo dance work. The evening includes an interactive Q&A

Namron OBE travelled from Jamaica to Brent then to Buckingham Palace. After arriving in Willesden aged 10 he took his first dance steps when he joined the Willesden Jazz Ballet in 1961. Taught by Madam Rambert herself, he went on to become a founder member of London Contemporary Dance Theatre and was the first black dancer to be employed by a British dance company.

 

Friday 12 October

Performance Space

Doors Open 6.30pm

7pm – 8.30pm

£8 in advance via eventbrite (booking fees apply) £12 on the door

2 for1 for Over 65s

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Come Mek We Larf: Black History Month Special

The Library at Willesden Green

 

An evening of side splitting comedy hosted by Mr. Cee.

 

Friday 19 October

Performance Space

Doors Open 7.30pm

8pm – Late

Tickets £15 (+ booking fee) in advance £20 on the door

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Caribbean tapestry fun family sewing class

The Library at Willesden Green

 

Have a go at tapestry, with designs inspired by the Windrush era. Suitable for boys and girls.  Free but arrive early as spaces are limited.

 

Tuesday 23 October

2.30pm – 4pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

Black Genealogy: When Black History meets Black Ancestry

The Library at Willesden Green

 

Trailblazing author and family historian Paul Crooks captivates his audience with an account of how he traced his African forebears enslaved on a sugar plantation in Jamaica, 200 years ago. Paul Crooks journey of discovery has brought him international recognition for his breakthroughs in African Caribbean genealogy research.

Find out how to start exploring your family history. Who knows? Maybe you'll be inspired to explore your Ancestry.

 

Tuesday 30 October

Reading Room

6.15pm – 7.45pm

Free

www.brent.gov.uk/whatson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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