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Windrush Stories

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Windrush Stories is a collection of full-length interviews from members of 'the Windrush Generation'. People who became known as the Windrush Generation began arriving in the UK from the Caribbean nations in the 1940s. They travelled to embark on a new life helping rebuild the 'Mother Country' during the post-war period. This generation, and their children and grandchildren, have significantly influenced British society through sport, politics, art, poetry, literature, language, food, and mo ...
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The Windrush Generation are people who came from the Caribbean to Britain over 70 years ago to help the country rebuild after the second world war and who have made a tremendous contribution to the culture around us. This the story of how a generation brought their culture to Britain a few years after the end of the second world war.
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Black Curriculum Presents, A Letter Home: In Praise of Windrush To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the HMT Empire Windrush arriving in Britain on 22 June 1948, join our guests as they explore the range of British Caribbean experiences from Literature to Music to Food. Featuring intergenerational discussions between the likes of Jade LB, Lorna Holder, Cristale, and more, this series champions the culture and contributions of the Caribbean community in Britain, from Windrush to the Present ...
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Adanya is looking for inspiration for her Windrush project at school when she finds her grandpa's old suitcase. As she opens it she is whisked through time and space to visit her Grandpa as he moves to Britain, travelling on the Empire Windrush. In this episode we see her Grandpa at work and where he buys the food that makes him think of home. Join…
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Adanya is looking for inspiration for her Windrush project at school when she finds her grandpa's old suitcase. As she opens it she is whisked through time and space to the Empire Windrush, where she learns about her grandfathers journey as he touches down in Britain for the first time. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plus See omny…
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Adanya is looking for inspiration for her Windrush project at school when she finds her grandpa's old suitcase. As she opens it she is whisked through time and space to the Empire Windrush, where she finds out how people kept themselves entertained on the 3 week trip to Britain. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plus See omnystudio.c…
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Adanya is looking for inspiration for her Windrush project at school when she finds her grandpa's old suitcase. As she opens it she is whisked through time and space to the Caribbean, her grandfather is just about board the Empire Windrush, leaving his family behind as he makes the journey to Britain. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.co…
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Adanya is looking for inspiration for her Windrush project at school when she finds her grandpa's old suitcase. As she opens it she is whisked through time and space to the Caribbean, and her grandfather is showing her all the different music from the caribbean and its impact on modern music! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plus Se…
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Adanya is looking for inspiration for her Windrush project at school when she finds her grandpa's old suitcase. As she opens it she is whisked through time and space to the Caribbean, and her grandfather has lost his red sash for carnival! Adanya learns all about the different types of clothing, from Wob Dwiyet to Tete Casse! Join Fun Kids Podcasts…
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Adanya is looking for inspiration for her Windrush project at school when she finds her grandpa's old suitcase. As she opens it she is whisked through time and space to the Caribbean, here we find out what exactly a mountain chicken is, where water comes from as well as some of the staples of caribbean food. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkids…
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What role do art and literature play in helping us understand ourselves and the world around us? In this episode, we are joined by Artist, Nanette Benn, and Keisha da Sket author, Jade LB (also Nanette’s niece). The pair’s discussion touches on the emphasis placed on education in their family, the revolutionary power of language & literature, and t…
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What can we learn from the world of fashion and its intersection with business? Menswear designer Bianca Saunders joins author, producer, and designer, Lorna Holder to explore how fashion can be a powerful medium for storytelling and a powerful tool to help us understand our history. From the influence of the Windrush generation on business to the …
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Calypso, Lover’s Rock, Dancehall, Reggae, the list goes on. The influence of Caribbean music can’t be understated and so, it’s only right that we talk about music. Rapper Cristale joins artist and DJ Linett Kamala to discuss the significance of music for the British Caribbean identity from their own Caribbean creative influences to the significance…
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Food is a cornerstone of Caribbean culture and in this episode, NattyCanCook is joined by his grandfather, Evris Mortley to discuss all things culinary. From the differences between Caribbean and British cuisines to navigating moving to a new country and adjusting to different tastes, this intergenerational conversation reminds us of the importance…
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Adanya is looking for inspiration for her Windrush project at school when she finds her grandpa's old suitcase. As she opens it she is whisked through time and space to the Caribbean, here she learns all about the importance of coming together as a family, and what activities and food is eaten when the family joins together! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+…
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Adanya is looking for inspiration for her Windrush project at school when she finds her grandpa's old suitcase. As she opens it she is whisked through time and space to the Caribbean, here she learns all about the different sports they play - and the impact it had on sports in Britain! Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plus See omnys…
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Yolanda find’s out what life in Britain was like for the children who came to Britain with their families, and how different it was to the life they’d had in the Caribbean. Join Fun Kids Podcasts+: https://funkidslive.com/plus See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Kirjoittanut Fun Kids
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Dr Michael McMillan is a playwright, mixed-media artist, curator, and educator, arguably best known for his installation, The West Indian Front Room now housed at Hoxton’s Museum of the Home. Dr McMillan has had many works produced by the Royal Court Theatre, Channel 4, and BBC Radio 4. His parents came to the UK from St Vincent & the Grenadines in…
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Michelle Dornelly is a life-long Hackney resident of St Lucian and Jamaican descent. She's a community organiser who founded the Children With Voices charity and numerous community food hubs across the borough to provide vulnerable people with food packages, seasonal gifts, and general support during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://childrenwithvoice…
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Mr Gee is a poet and veteran of the UK spoken word scene. He's a writer, broadcaster, actor, and advisor; Gee has also worked extensively within the criminal justice system and is a Shoreditch local, currently leading Rich Mix’s New Creatives project. His mother moved to London from Guyana in the 1960s. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3kKeWMpksOd…
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Cleveland Watkiss MBE was born in Clapton, 1959 to Jamaican parents. He is an award-winning vocalist, composer, actor, and voice professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, who co-founded the Jazz Warriors, and hosted the seminal Metalheadz Sunday Sessions, at Blue Note, Hoxton Square. https://www.clevelandwatkiss.co.uk/ Windrush Stories: Hackney Edi…
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Dawn Butler MP is the Member of Parliament for Brent Central. Campaigner, activist, daughter of Windrush, she was the first elected African-Caribbean woman to become a UK government minister. In 2020 she was voted one of Vogue's 25 most influential women, and recently honoured with a blue plaque at the former site of her parents' 'Butlers Bakery', …
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Dr. Kristy Holder is a third-generation Windrush descendant of Trinidadian, Jamaican and Welsh heritage. She was born in Northampton, England, and grew up in Clydach, Wales. Dr. Holder manages the Windrush Evolving Heritage Project at Swansea’s African Community Centre, and recently completed a PhD in Reconstructing Climate Change. https://africanc…
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Ace Ruele Aristotles is motion capture and creature actor born in late ‘80s London. Following a prison sentence, Ace found himself caught in a legal battle with the Home Office, who tried to deport him to Jamaica due to his mother not having British citizenship at the time of his birth. Here's his story... https://aceruele.com/…
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Angie Le Mar was born in Lewisham, south London, to Jamaican parents. She's a pioneer in the entertainment industry, with over 35 years in showbusiness. The Queen of Black Comedy, Angie is a producer, actor, comic, writer, TV and radio presenter, author, laughter therapy coach and founder of We Walk Wednesdays. https://wewalkwednesdays.com…
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Cecil Wright was born in 1933 in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. Known as Cec, he was a fast bowling cricketer who played for the national team and also for clubs across the Lancashire leagues, starting with Crompton, after moving to the UK in 1959. Cec retired in 2019 aged 85, after 60 years of playing. His final club was Uppermill In this recording he is …
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Brendon Batson OBE was born in St George's, Grenada. He moved to Tilbury in England in 1962. A former footballer for Arsenal, Cambridge United and West Bromwich Albion, he was part of the pioneering trio nicknamed Three Degrees alongside Cyrille Regis and Laurie Cunningham. Brendon Batson is a trustee of the Professional Footballers Association, wh…
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Lloyd Bradley was born in London, England to St Kittitian academic parents. He's a journalist and writer, and one of the UK's foremost experts on Black music and culture. He authored best-sellers Bass Culture: When Reggae was King; Sounds Like London: 100 Years of Black Music in the Capital; Ian Wright: A Life in Football; Marcia Barrett's Forward …
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Dr. Vanley Burke was born near St Thomas in Jamaica. He joined his parents in Birmingham, England aged 14 and began documenting local Caribbean communities through his photography. The 'Godfather of Black British Photography' is also an archivist, with a vast collection housed at the Library of Birmingham and his own flat. http://www.vanley.co.uk…
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