Celebrating Windrush Day

21st May 2022

Tomorrow (June 22) is Windrush Day, marking 73 years since the Empire Windrush docked in London carrying the first Caribbean migrants to help rebuild Britain after the Second World War.  

To celebrate, Black Heroes Foundation will present The Story of Claudia Jones on June 25 as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe (WAF).  

The play has been written specially for Windrush Day and examines the important contribution made by Claudia Jones – a community leader struggling to improve conditions for Black working-class people in the 1950s who founded the Notting Hill Carnival.  See it at Battersea Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Find out more.  

Also as part of WAF, Black Heroes Foundation will be running an interactive, multi-media exhibition about Peter Randolf ‘Flip’ Fraser – the first editor of the Voice newspaper and creator of the show Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame. See the interactive exhibition on June 25 from 2pm to 3.30pm at Battersea Library. Find out more.  

Wandsworth's Windrush elders were invited to a gala lunch and exhibition at Battersea Arts Centre during Black History Month 2021.