Words of Colour launches Windrush 75 digital series

Words of Colour will be honouring the 75th anniversary of the Windrush generation with a digital series celebrating the immeasurable legacy they have given to Black Britons, Britain and British history.

As well as hearing from the Windrush generation in the shape of 91 year old Alf Lynch who came to Britain in 1953, award-winning author and playwright Alex Wheatle MBE shares some reflections of his parents’ individual journeys to Britain from Jamaica in the 50s and 60s alongside the stumbling blocks they encountered along the way.

Accompanied by a montage of family images, multimedia artist and Black Inc Publishing Collective co-founder Desrie Thomson-George shares her thoughts on how their experiences of hostility and exclusion led to the creation of alternative safe, cultural spaces while curator and Creative Director of Renaissance One Melanie Abrahams breaks down the Windrush generation’s legacy for our cultural landscape.

We offer some recommendations for the best books, film and TV shows and songs and podcasts to enjoy and show some original footage of of the Windrush pioneers as they arrived in Britain.

You can find the stories on our digital platforms: Instagram LinkedIn YouTube Twitter and Spotify.

The Windrush 75 digital series was curated by Tamera Heron with additional material curated by Joy Francis.