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The Caribbean Front Room – Stories from Windrush and Beyond

Windrush Community Installation
A vibrant Caribbean front room with many decorations reflecting cultural heritage

Opening hours:
Mondays – appointments only 
Tuesdays, 10.30am to 1pm, then 2pm to 5pm
Wednesdays, 10.30am to 4pm
Thursdays, 10.30am to 4pm
Fridays, closed
Saturdays, 1pm to 6pm


The Windrush era brought the concept of the Caribbean front room to the United Kingdom, becoming a powerful symbol of unity and community. It became a space where people from the Caribbean diaspora gathered, shared stories, and upheld their cultural traditions. The front room served as an inclusive environment where individuals of different generations and backgrounds could come together, celebrating their shared heritage and fostering a sense of belonging. Through the Caribbean front room, the Windrush generation created a space that transcended boundaries, promoting dialogue, cultural exchange, and a deeper understanding among communities.

Step back in time in the Caribbean Front Room installation. A key part of the Caribbean Windrush experience, the installation explores the front room and the crucial role it played in bringing the community together. 


If you’re interested in Black history, why not volunteer to interview local residents? 

For any queries, please email [email protected]  


Camden Black British History community hub, 18 Malden Road, NW5 3HN


Monday 5 June to Thursday 10 August


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