Free Raffia Workshop for Young Adults to Celebrate Windrush Day!

Tihara Smith has partnered with Hotel Elephant to deliver a free embroidery workshop for young people aged 16-21! With support from Southwark Council’s Windrush 75 Commemoration Fund, we are pleased to be able to offer free spaces for this workshop.


This is a fantastic opportunity to learn a new creative skill, explore cultural heritage, and gain insights into textiles and design as well as networking with other young creatives.

This workshop celebrates Windrush Day, a day that recognises the pivotal moment in British history when thousands of people from the Caribbean arrived in the UK to help rebuild the country after the war. Attendees will get the chance to learn a little bit more about the Windrush Generation, Caribbean culture, and crafts.

It’s also an opportunity for attendees to explore inspiration from their culture, background, and heritage too, and to embroidery artwork that represents their story.

“I am so excited to share my raffia embroidery technique with others,” said Tihara Smith. “It’s a great opportunity for to experience the joy of creating something beautiful with their own hands and to keep alive a skill that has been embedded in Caribbean culture for many years.”

Workshop Details

Age: 16-21 years old

Dates: 22 June

Location: Hotel Elephant St Johns, London SE17 1NQ

Cost: Free!

All materials for the workshop will be supplied.

For more information and registration, please visit Tihara Smith’s website:

Celebrate Windrush Day with us and discover the beauty of raffia embroidery!