Fact Meets Fiction: The Windrush Generation with Tony Fairweather and Veronica McKenzie


Tony Fairweather, Founder and Curator of The Windrush Collection and The Write Thing, joined award-winning filmmaker (Nine Nights) Veronica McKenzie to discuss Tony’s powerful debut novel Twenty-Eight Pounds Ten Shillings: A Windrush Story. The book brilliantly reimagines the back stories and experiences of the passengers on board HMT Windrush over a two week voyage when friendships are made and broken, and gambling, racism and sex – amid discussions of God and love – unfold. Hosted by Words of Colour in partnership with HopeRoad Publishing, the event was livestreamed at our venue partner Libreria Bookshop on Thursday 26th May 2022.