Arriving on the Windrush : and what the newcomers did next Avril Horsford

Thursday 10 October 6.30-8pm

Many people will only have heard of the Windrush, after which a whole generation has now been named, after the political scandal of 2018. But the actual Empire Windrush ship has had a surprising history; and that iconic journey of 1948 has resulted in a cultural contribution that continues to impact on contemporary British society.  Learn about the twists and turns of their journey and some of the individuals on board. Find out how the new arrivals settled into their new, and sometimes hostile environment and the shared impact each culture had on one another.  Avril Horsford is a local Putney resident.  She has had a career as a senior educator, lecturing and heading academic subjects relating to art and design, in universities and colleges in London.

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