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Windrush Day Celebration

Windrush Day Celebration

21 Jun 2024, 12:30pm
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Windrush Day Celebration

Fri 21 Jun | 12:30pm – 2:15pm

Year 5 and 6 students are invited to attend Black Voices Cornwall’s very first Celebrating Windrush ‘76 event. This year is the 76th anniversary of the Empire Windrush arriving in Britain in 1948. The Windrush was the largest migration of people from the Caribbean to Britain and has had significant impact and helped shaped Britain today. Black Voices Cornwall believe learning about the Windrush is essential for all students and we hope you take up this opportunity to enrich your student’s cultural capital.

This is a fully inclusive and accessible event, and an excellent opportunity for your students to experience an afternoon extravaganza immersed in the Windrush story.

With Performances by:

The Steelers

The Steelers are a 25-piece steel pan orchestra from Treviglas Academy in Newquay. The band has been going for 25 years and has had hundreds of students from Treviglas enjoy being part of the group. The Steelers have evolved from being a typical school band into a bit of a festival outfit, performing at events and festivals across the Southwest where crowds dance and sing along to their set of eclectic well-known songs arranged for Steel Band.
Expect the unexpected.


Farewell Jamaica is an interactive performance that follows our character, Nev, as he embarks on the historic journey, aboard HMT Empire Windrush, travelling from Jamaica to Britain. Follow Nev’s footsteps as he tackles the challenges of his new life in the Mother Country.

If your school is interested, please contact the Get Creative team at [email protected] to find out more.

A resource pack will be sent to your school for essential pre-learning about the Windrush. It is encouraged to prioritise learning time about the Windrush before this event.

Additional Information
Arrival times and location will be issued to your school prior to the event.
Book early to secure your place. Please provide any access needs at the point of booking.
For any specific questions, contact Helen on [email protected]

This event is part funded by National Lottery Community Fund. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. More tickets may be available upon request.


Windrush Day Celebration

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