22 June 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush and a new era of Caribbean settlement in post-war Britain. After a call-out for help to rebuild Britain after the Second World War, many played crucial roles and took on jobs as nurses, engineers, teachers and a myriad of roles with Transport for London. Brixton became an epicentre for Caribbean culture as the strong influences of music, cuisine and fashion flourished within its community.
Black Cultural Archives will celebrate this special day on Saturday June 23 with a family celebration of music, poetry, arts and crafts and talks. Children can get creative with craft workshops and face-painting.