The Homecoming- Camden's Windrush 75 Celebration - Love Camden

The Homecoming- Camden's Windrush 75 Celebration

Camden celebrated Windrush 75 with a series of special events to celebrate the contributions of the Windrush generation in the borough and across the UK.

The month of June 2023 marked the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMS Windrush into Britain, which had several hundred passengers on board from the Caribbean to help rebuild the country and public services following the second world war.  

To celebrate this milestone, as well as the contributions and achievements of the Windrush generation in the borough and the UK, Camden hosted a series of public events, performances, workshops, and exhibitions throughout June.


Explore the full programme below. 

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Windrush 75: Jamaican Sound System Culture

Windrush Sound Systems Musical History
Celebrate the gift of sound system culture from the Windrush generation and immerse yourself in its vibrant world
Street art made of the Windrush Boat arriving in

Commissioned Windrush Artwork

Windrush Art Opportunity
We will be working with artists, residents and organisations to share stories to explore adversity and challenges, and celebrate the achievements of our Caribbean communities via a commissioned artwork
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Windrush Podcasts

Windrush Podcast Audio
In this podcast series, three episodes were recorded to provide a space for the community to influence the conversation on the impact and legacies of Windrush in the borough of Camden.
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A Special Windrush 75 Intergenerational Event

Windrush Family friendly Celebration
Join the Camden Black Workers Group in a joyous and educational event that pays tribute to the remarkable contributions of the Windrush generation.
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Windrush Flag Raising

Windrush Flag Raising Celebration
A private flag raising event
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Pitt Lecture

Windrush Lecture History
Join in Camden's Pitt Lecture in recognition of Lord David Pitt, Baron of Hampstead, who dedicated his life to medicine and politics, tenaciously fighting against racism and discrimination in the UK.
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Celebrate Windrush 75 at your local library

Windrush Storytelling Library
Camden's libraries are organizing free events for children, dedicated to celebrating Windrush. These events will offer an exciting array of enjoyable games, activities, and captivating storytelling sessions.
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The Homecoming: Camden's Windrush 75 Celebration

Windrush Culture Celebration
A one day event for the community to engage in a diverse range of activities that commemorate the cultural vibrancy of Camden's Caribbean community and their significant impact on the borough.
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Sound System Culture Educational Program

Windrush Workshop Education
Lin Kam Art, an artist hailing from Kilburn, will be managing and executing an educational initiative across various schools in Camden.
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The Caribbean Front Room – Stories from Windrush and Beyond

Windrush Community Installation
Step back in time in the Caribbean Front Room installation and explore how it bought communities together in the past
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Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Performance

Windrush Performance Music
Join the Windrush 75th Anniversary celebrations at Kentish Town Library with musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, an interactive concert and musical workshops
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British Library Black Teachers: Jeffrey Boakye and Beryl Gilroy

Windursh History Talk
A look at the life and times of two black teachers who worked decades apart. How different were there experiences of the education system?
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Celebrating Claudia Jones

Windrush Exhibition History
Using photographs and archival materials, the exhibition dedicated to Claudia Jones chronicles her remarkable journey, showcases her ideas, and emphasizes the immense impact she had on Britain and our society.