Essential Information

Type Events and festivals
In Greenwich
Date and Times Dates throughout June and July | See page for details
Prices Free

This June and July Royal Museums Greenwich are marking Windrush Day across the borough of Greenwich with a programme of events and a printed historical trail.

We've partnered with the Caribbean Social Forum and the National Windrush Museum to bring you events for all ages that celebrate Caribbean culture and the legacy of the Windrush generation.

See the confirmed programme below, and keep an eye on this page to see when more activities are added.

The Great Greenwich Windrush Trail is generously supported by the Royal Greenwich Festivals Fund, a free annual celebration of arts and culture on residents’ doorsteps, organised by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.


Caribbean Family Day

Saturday 15 June | 12pm - 5pm | The Garrison, Woolwich 

On 15 June, join us at the Garrison in Woolwich for quadrille dancers, a DJ, family games and food, hosted by the Caribbean Social Forum.

No advanced booking is required, though there will be limited capacity on the day, so we advise arriving promptly.*

Main stage programme:

  • 12pm - Mir Diamonds International Steel Pan
  • 12.45pm - Januka - Jamaican Quadrille Dance 
  • 1.45pm - DJ Doogie
  • 2pm - Roy Carter (Heatwave)
  • 2.30pm - DJ Doogie
  • 2.45pm - Storytelling with Diana Olutunmogun
  • 3.15pm - Mir Diamonds International Steel Pan
  • 3.30pm - JayJay Born 2 Sing performing Reggae Gospel
  • 4pm - DJ Doogie
  • 4.15pm - Caribbean Quiz
  • 4.45pm - DJ Doogie

How to get to the Garrison, Woolwich


The Great Greenwich Windrush Trail

As a borough, Greenwich has a rich history shaped by the Windrush Generation and their descendants. This downloadable trail has been created to mark the people and stories that make Greenwich the place it is today. Featuring new research by historian S.I. Martin and designed by Olivia Twist, the trail is available to download now.*


Friday 21 June | 4- 8pm | General Gordon Square, Woolwich

Choirs from Mulgrave and Invicta Primary schools led by Ethnovox will sing Windrush songs in General Gordon Square, Woolwich. The performance will start at 4pm and will launch a celebration event in the Square. Come along for food, music, crafts and more at this event organised by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.*


Windrush Day Festival

Saturday 22 June | 10.30am - 5pm | Grounds of the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House

The annual Windrush Day Festival returns for 2024, taking place across the grounds of the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House.

This family-friendly day will include games, workshops, and spoken word and music performances. The Caribbean Social Forum will also host a series of talks celebrating the legacy of the Windrush generation in Britain. See the full programme at the link below.

Windrush Day Festival 2024

Knowlege and Networks

Tuesday 9 July | 6pm - 9pm | The Hub at The Valley, Charlton Athletics

If you're aged 18-25, sign up for a free evening of networking, skills development activities and speed mentoring to develop your knowledge of starting work in the creative industries. You will hear from emerging creative professionals about routes in and have the chance to grow your Greenwich network. Refreshments will be provided.*

Windrush Fashion and Music Soundstage Curated by National Windrush Museum

Saturday 24 August | The Moorings Sociable ClubArnott Close, Thamesmead, SE28 8BG 

Delve into intergenerational Windrush narratives with the vibrant National Windrush Museum Windrush Next Gen community. This captivating event is hosted on a Windrush-inspired soundstage in Thamesmead, blending fashion and music in an immersive experience.*

Directions to Moorings Sociable Club


*Supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich

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