National Windrush Day celebrates the arrival of the Empire Windrush to Britain and the monumental contribution that the Windrush Generation has made to the political, economic and cultural fabric of Britain. Every year on 22nd June it is marked by events, exhibitions, performances and publications across the country.

Things look a little different this year as social distancing measures are still in place and events in-person cannot take place. However, there are still plenty of events happening online and we have created a list of some from all over the country for you to look into.

Generations Dreaming – Geraldine Connor Foundation (Leeds)

Monday 22nd June, 7pm

Generations Dreaming, hosted by Khadijah Ibrahiim and Emily Zobel Marshall, is an evening of literature and music based on the themes of Windrush and passing on stories and culture to the next generation. The event will take place on Zoom.

Book Here

Online Readings – Alive & Kicking (Leeds)

Monday 22nd June

On National Windrush Day, Alive & Kicking are hosting an online celebration, featuring the writer Trish Cook doing online readings from her children’s books.

Find Out More

Live Panel Discussion – Royal Museums Greenwich (London)

Monday 22nd June, 4pm & 6pm

Join RMG for two panel discussions online on National Windrush Day. They will also be releasing a special interview with artist Deanio X, who created the mural From Africa to the Caribbean to Catford – A Great British Scandal.

4pm: HMT Empire Windrush and British nationality laws

6pm: Before Windrush: Commercial travel and migration before 1948

Book Here

Windrush Day Lecture: Where Are We Now? – Serendipity UK (Leicester)

Monday 22nd June, 6pm. The lecture and film will be available for a week after the event to people who have booked tickets.

This is the first in a series of annual events in Leicester making the anniversary of Windrush. The event will include a keynote presentation from Professor Stephen Small that will contextualise Windrush, explore where we are now and look at the next steps. There will also be a screening of the short documentary film, A Very Brit(ish) Voice and an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions.

Book Here

Windrush Presence 2020 – Brighton Museum & Art Gallery (Brighton)

Monday 22nd June, 7:30pm.

Brighton Museum & Art Gallery are hosting an online celebration of the Windrush Generation and their contribution to British social, cultural and political life. The event includes a talk from Patrick Vernon, social commentator, campaigner and cultural historian followed by a panel discussion with Dr Bert Williams MBE and Shirley Williams; and featuring performances performed and curated by the members of the Cultural Heritage Network in Brighton.

Book your tickets here:

Book Here

Windrush Day 2020 – Caribbean and African Health Network (Greater Manchester)

Saturday 27th June, 1pm – 4pm.

Join CAHN for a three-hour celebration of the Windrush Generation from the comfort of your front room. The event will be interactive and there will even be the chance to win prizes through participation in the Windrush Quiz! There will be activities such as speeches, Windrush stories, Windrush-era cooking, live dance performances and poetry readings.

Book Here