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Date and Times 22 June 2021 | 10am-5pm
Prices Free | Online booking required
Location
National Maritime Museum

22 June 2021 marks the fourth Windrush Day in Britain.

It's been 73 years since Caribbean migrants on board the SS Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in London. 

Taking place every year on 22 June, Windrush Day is an opportunity to celebrate the Windrush generation, and acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices of British Caribbean communities.

Celebrate Windrush Day at the National Maritime Museum. Book your free visit and join our fantastic day of events, celebrations and workshops.

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A female singer performs on the Great Map at the National Maritime Museum

Windrush performances

12 noon | Great Map

Listen to celebratory performances by Mulgrave Primary School and Ethnovox, followed by spoken word poems performed by students from the Know Your Worth program at Lewisham College.

Memories of the Caribbean

11am-4pm | North Lawns in front of the National Maritime Museum

View the newly digitised images of the Waterline Collection, showcasing photographs of the Caribbean islands of Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica and St Kitts taken between 1929-49 in an outdoor display.

If you have memories or connections related to any of these places and would like to share them with us, we will be collecting them on the day.

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An embroidered map of London and the Thames, with words reflecting on British identity, racism and government policy stitched in around the river

What does living in Britain mean to you? 

11am-4pm | Park entrance of National Maritime Museum

Join artist Rachelle Romeo in a creative workshop exploring what identity means for people living in the Britain today. Suitable for all ages.

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We hope you love our Windrush Day events. With your help we can continue to deliver our vibrant learning and wellbeing programmes at a time when society needs arts, culture and education more than ever. Please support the future work of the Museum by donating here.

Plan your visit

Tickets and Opening

Free entry

22 June 2021

10am-5pm

  • Greenwich Station
  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Maze Hill Station
  • Greenwich Pier

Windrush Day online

Can't join us in person? Learn about the Windrush generation online with a series of podcasts, interviews, resources and more. Check this page for further details.

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Windrush Stories

Listen to the stories of the Windrush generation and their descendants accompanied by songs from the important musical genres that represent and have been shaped by the people that were trafficked from Africa to the Caribbean and then migrated from the Caribbean to Britain. Facilitated, arranged and performed by CeCelia Wickham Anderson and Colin Anderson, directors of Ethnovox Choir.

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