Windrush 70th Anniversary Special Celebration Evening

Sat 23 June 2018 19:00 – 23:30

Windrush Play in Manchester 2018, celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Empire Windrush arrival

The arrival of the first mass movement of West Indian men from the Caribbean following the Second World War to assist the rebuilding effort of Britain was a significant moment of British History. The Empire Windrush ship arrived in Thames to the Tilbury Dock, London, Thames to the Tilbury Dock, of June 22nd 1948.

This former German cruise boat, the Empire Windrush, brought approximately 500 men from the West Indies, the majority from Jamaica, to work in various areas of post war Britain reconstruction. This year, 2018, will be 70 years since the landing of this ship.

The arrival laid the foundation for many of the legislations and working conditions for many migrants moving to England. Their initial material contribution to the subsequent development of Britain and its various industries have stood the test of time and at the important milestone of its 70 Anniversary, it worth special reflections and celebration by all, especially the West Indian community throughout the Country.

The Afro Caribbean and Friends Community Association with the staging of Victor Richard’s Play “Streets played with Gold” will give a vivid and most rewarding insight of this generation’s settlement and contribution in England

This Manchester based organisation has been operating for over fifty years and was inspired by some of the men who were from the Windrush generation. The organisation continues to focus on the delivery a range of community activities; cultural activities, community/supplementary school, space for various community activates and sign posting many people to get relevant advice and liaise with their respective Caribbean Island communities here in the UK and back in the West Indies.

Support your community organisation by buying tickets to this not to be missed event.

Show up in style for this important piece of British and Caribbean History.

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