Windrush Day! | Arts, Crafts & Storytelling

Wednesday 22 - Saturday 25th June

Join us for Caribbean storytelling, arts and crafts as we celebrate Windrush Day 2022 and the history of the Windrush Community!

 

Windrush Day is on the 22nd of June each year. This marks the day when, in 1948, at least 492 Caribbean people were brought to England on a ship named the Windrush Empire. In the subsequent years, Britain encouraged many more people from the Caribbean to come to the country to support the UK during the Post-War period.

Following our successful joint application for funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, Pimlico Toy Library, City of Westminster Libraries and Pimlico Primary school will be hosting events and activities to mark the fourth national Windrush Day. We will pay our respects to the incredible contributions these people and their children have made to the British economy and culture through arts, crafts and storytelling!

This event will take place in Victoria Library & Pimlico Library with morning and afternoon sessions on both Wednesday 22nd and Sat 25th June.

Spaces are filling fast so please book now to avoid disappointment.

Overview of Events

Wednesday 22 June

10.30 am -11.30 am at Victoria Library (ages 0-5): Carnival Arts workshop during which children will make their own colourful carnival headdress and learn about the history of Caribbean carnivals, with music and instruments for younger ones.

1.30 pm -2.30 pm at Pimlico Library (ages 3-5): Children will join Superhero School and go on a magical storytelling journey to find their own superpower and celebrate diversity. Each child will receive a copy of the book “My Invisible Superhero Vest” and a goodie bag!

1.30 pm -2.30 pm at Pimlico Library (ages 0-2): Babies and toddlers will be entertained by Princess Tiana, with interactive play, singing and stories from the Caribbean.

Saturday 25 June

10.30 am – 12 pm at Victoria Library (ages 0-11): Carnival Arts workshop during which children will make their own colourful carnival headdress and learn about the history of Caribbean carnivals, with music and instruments for younger ones.

12 pm – 1.30 pm at Victoria Library: Windrush-inspired lunch for those registered for one or both of the Saturday workshops.

1.30 pm – 3 pm at Victoria Library (ages 5-11): Taking inspiration from the stories of descendants of the Windrush generation who have built highly successful businesses and careers in the UK, children will uncover their own passions and learn how to turn them into a career, whether that means writing a book like Jacob Udeh (at the age of 8), opening a restaurant like Omari McQueen (at the age of 8), or becoming a fashion journalist like Maya Glitters.

All sessions are free of charge to attend and have been organised by Pimlico Toy Library, Victoria Library and Pimlico Library with funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

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