Caribbean Connections: Windrush 75 celebrations

Saturday 28 October

Join Action for Race Equality and Descendants Youth in October half term for a fun, family-friendly celebration of the Windrush Generation!


This Black History Month, come together for a family and youth focussed event which celebrates the stories of the Windrush Generation, as well as the work of young people who have been learning about their routes and roots in the Caribbean!

We’re delighted to be hosting this FREE community event in a year that marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in Essex – a key moment in post-war Commonwealth migration to the UK.

Those who arrived on 22nd June 1948 and subsequently, are now known as the Windrush Generation.

What to expect on the day?


  • 11:00 – 11:30 Windrush exhibition
  • 11.30 – 11.40: Welcome, Jeremy Crook OBE
  • 11.40 – 12.00: Children’s Performance, Descendants Youth
  • 12.00 – 12.10: Guest Speaker TBC
  • 12.10 – 12.20: Junior Calypso artist
  • 12.20 – 1.00: Intergenerational Windrush Panel
  • 1.00 – 1.10: Spoken word by Valentine Ogunba
  • 1.10 – 1.20: Spoken Word by Descendants Youth
  • 1.20 – 2.00: Light Lunch
  • 2.00 – 2.15: Windrush Voices competition announcement (enter by15th October!)
  • 2.15 – 2.25: Windrush Tribute, Annetta Bennett
  • 2.25 – 2.30: Close, Margaret Noel

Refreshments will be provided.

Book now to guarantee your entry. This is a free event, but we will be monitoring numbers due to room capacity.

Please note: photography & filming will be carried out on the day for publicity and marketing purposes by ARE and Descendants Youth. If you would like to discuss this or opt out, please contact :

About Action for Race Equality

Action for Race Equality (previously Black Training and Enterprise Group) is a national charity working to end racial disparity across employment, education and the criminal justice system. It has been providing programmes and projects for young Black, Asian, Mixed Heritage and ethnic minority people since 1991.

About Descendants Youth Organisation

Descendants is a history and arts-focused organisation aimed at children and young people aged 4-16, primarily but not exclusively of African and Caribbean descent. Their main focus is on African and Caribbean culture; they explore history, they experiment with art, craft, music, drama and dance.