Twenty-Eight Pounds Ten Shillings: A Windrush Story by Tony Fairweather

Join us online for Twenty-Eight Pounds Ten Shillings: A Windrush Story by Tony Fairweather, where we'll delve into the captivating tale of m

After World War Two England was on her knees, so the call went out to the British Empire for volunteers to help rebuild the ‘Mother Country’.


Young men and women from different Caribbean islands were quick to respond, paying the considerable sum of Twenty-Eight Pounds Ten Shillings to board HMT Empire Windrush – the ‘ship of dreams’ that would take them to their new lives.

Join us for an online event as Tony Fairweather takes us on a journey through the captivating story of the Windrush generation. Through his engaging storytelling, Tony will shed light on the challenges, triumphs, and experiences of those who arrived in the UK on the historical ship.

The event is presented as a Renaissance One and HopeRoad partnership.


TONY FAIRWEATHER was born in Clapham South, south London, the son of Jamaican parents. He opened one of the first Black bookshops in the UK, with an art gallery and artefacts. He then went on to work for the Voice newspaper heading up its book club.

In 1989 he founded ‘The Write Thing’, an events company established to promote Black authors, which led to his working with a veritable who’s who of the Black literary world while producing events in the UK, USA and Africa. Tony is the founder and curator of the Windrush Collection and the Windrush Exhibition of artefacts associated with the Windrush generation. He lives in South London.

Date and time: Fri, 8 Dec 2023 19:00 – 20:30 GMT

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