Event Arrival: Celebrating Windrush
Location City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA
Date           Sat 30 Jun (11am - 8pm)
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Sat (1-6.30pm)
Listen Live or On Demand       BBC Radio London
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On Saturday 30 June, City Hall and the Mayor of London invite you to join a FREE celebration to mark the 70th anniversary of the Windrush migration. The varied programme includes talks, music, workshops and film screenings - in honour of the Windrush generation and those who’ve since followed.

Talks, spoken-word performances and panel discussions will take place throughout City Hall, with the conversations and personal testimonies in the Chamber chaired by broadcaster Brenda Emmanus. These include contributions from Afua Hirsch, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Sharmaine Lovegrove and Jennette Arnold and excerpt performances from Talawa Theatre.

Audiences can listen to migration audio stories of the experience of arriving in London, giving visitors the chance to hear a range of voices, such as a Nigerian barber who arrived eight years ago, to a Jamaican war veteran and calypso star who came to London in 1933. A conversational booth invites guests to share their own stories with Voluntary Arts and BBC Radio capturing and broadcasting stories on the day about arrival in London.  Boat-making workshops will run along with archive material and Windrush suitcases from Hackney Museum.

The event will be opened by the Mayor and Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE. The top floor of City Hall, London’s Living Room, will be hosted by Penguin, featuring a mix of readings and talks from Linton Kwesi Johnson, Nikesh Shukla, Colin Grant and Bernardine Evaristo. Penguin will also hold workshops for children and young adults to get them thinking creatively about storytelling and getting their voice heard. Outside City Hall in The Scoop there will be a music stage including performances from Sister Audrey, Alicai Harley and Black Slate.

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