TNB Windrush 2023 | Burning An Illusion + Windrush Scandal Surgery

Newham Windrush 75 season in partnership with TNBFC brings you a screening, community conversation & legal advice over the Windrush Scandal!

Groundbreaking British feature exploring a black woman’s questions of racial identity, set amongst the Notting Hill and Ladbroke Grove areas of West London.


Pat Williams (Cassie McFarlane) has a decent job, a flat and looks forward to settling down with her boyfriend, Del (Victor Romero). Her life begins to spirals out of control however after Del loses his job and is arrested after getting into a fight. As Pat gradually starts to realise that she is simply following the aspirations of a white society, she becomes increasingly drawn into the exploration of her own African racial heritage.

  • Dir: Menelik Shabazz
  • Cast: Victor Romero, Cassie MacFarlane, Chris Tummings, Corinne Skinner-Garter, Trevor Laird
  • Cert: 15
  • Dur: 1hr 41mins
  • Panel: Tony & Katie Downie (Windrush Scandal Activists)

Caribbean refreshments available.

***celebrating The 75th Anniversary Of The Windrush Supported By Newham Council ***

Date and time: Fri, 21 Jul 2023 18:00 – 23:00 BST

Reserve a spot here

Location: Barking Road Community Centre 627-633 Barking Road London E13 9EZ

6pm: Community Conversation – Should We Replace The Statues That Were Torn Down?

7pm: Surgery – Windrush Scandal Explanation + Legal Advice + Rights

8pm: Screening – Burning An Illusion + Panel Discussion

Admission on a first come, first served basis – ONLINE BOOKING ONLY!