Workshop with NHS Windrush Stories Writers

Monday 26th June

Join the NHS Windrush writers for a workshop geared towards capturing your NHS Windrush Story

 

Untold Stories celebrates the contribution of workers from diverse backgrounds, in a range of roles, to the delivery of care and to the wider NHS story. In the 75th anniversary year of both the NHS and the arrival in the UK of the ship HMT Empire Windrush, the ‘Untold Stories of the NHS’ programme, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and led by Manchester Metropolitan University in partnership with Manchester UNESCO City of Literature, highlights the contribution of workers from the Windrush generation, and the communities they founded, to the NHS story in Manchester.

Community Champion, Jackie Bailey, curated a series of workshops for the African Caribbean community who have practical experience of working in the NHS. The NHS Windrush writers represent the voices and experiences of the wide range of workers (and their families and communities) that make up the NHS. This includes chefs, doctors, drivers, nurses, paramedics, physiotherapists, security, support workers and all other roles. Award-winning writers and experts in their field delivered workshops in a number of creative forms across the whole world of literature, allowing participants to shape how they tell their untold stories as members of Caribbean communities in Manchester who have worked in, or have family members that have contributed to the National Health Service.

Join the NHS Windrush writers as they share the work they produced for the project and tell your own NHS Windrush story in poetry, memoir, fantasy or journal form

Please note, this workshop will take place in the Chief Librarian’s Suite of Central Library and is for people who identify as African Caribbean.

For more information, email Reece.Williams@Manchester.gov.uk

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