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Windrush 70

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Windrush 70

Venue

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Dates

9 Jun 2018-29 Jul 2018

Category

Arts and Culture

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29/7/2018

11am

‘All day’ event
No booking required

Prices

​Free

​This exhibition of photographs, artwork, video and memorabilia has been specially curated to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of The Empire Windrush in Tilbury Docks on 22 June 1948, bringing West Indian migrants to Britain.

This date has become an important landmark in the history of modern Britain and the image of the Caribbeans filing off its gangplank has come to symbolise many of the changes which have taken place here. Caribbean migrants have become a vital part of British society and, in the process, transformed important aspects of British life.

Windrush 70 features a projected slideshow of photographs by acclaimed photographer Nick Hedges, showing Caribbean workers in Black Country industries in the 1970s, as well as previously unseen photographs capturing the community spirit in Caribbean churches in the Wolverhampton region during the same period.

Paintings by locally-based Jamaican artist Sylbert Bolton will also be on display, along with vintage video footage of Wolverhampton’s African Caribbean Achievers Awards, and recorded memories of some of the people who arrived in Britain from the West Indies in the post-war period.​



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