Windrush Family Day

Windrush Family Day

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Explore the stories, lives and history of the Caribbean

Inspired by our Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land exhibition, enjoy storytelling with dynamic singer-songwriter Lánre and play board games from across the world with Games without Wires from the Caribbean Social Forum.

Take part in craft and weaving activities with designer Rose Sinclair and creative postcard-making with artist Joanna Brown. Visit the pop-up exhibition Home to Home from Museumand and create poetry exploring the ingredients of home with poets Laila Sumpton and Dean Atta.

Watch Ways of Migration – a dance piece performed by over 250 young people and take part in dance workshops accompanied by live music from The Place, the UK's premiere centre for contemporary dance.

As part of the event, families will have the chance to visit Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land, a free exhibition marking 70 years since the Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks, in Essex, carrying hundreds of Caribbean migrants to Britain. Listen to Caribbean voices and find out why did people come? What did they leave behind? And how did they shape Britain?

Free / Drop in / Suitable for ages 5 – 11

Download the workshop programme here and plan your day. 

Our family events are generously supported by John Lyon’s Charity and The Sackler Trust.


Name: Windrush Family Day
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546