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Windrush Day


Windrush Day

On June 22 1948, HMT Empire Windrush brought hundreds of Caribbean passengers who would soon make the UK their home, many settling and lending a vibrancy to a London still recovering from the war.

Seventy-one years later, the contribution of the Windrush Generation (those arriving 1948-71) to British society is enormous, not least in London. So no wonder there’s an annual day of celebration in the city with vibrant parties and thought-provoking events.

This year, June 22 falls on Saturday  – but Windrush Day events will be taking place this week and beyond. 

Here are just some of those events:

And these websites have listings of many more: