Keeping alive the Windrush spirit in Haringey
A new community programme will bring stories of the Windrush Generation to life in a unique exhibition in Haringey.
Voyage, a north London social justice charity, will collaborate with Hornsey-based African Caribbean Leadership Company (ACLC) on the intergenerational project focused on the Windrush Generation and its legacy.
Voyage received a £4,380 grant from central Government’s Windrush Day fund, which supports groups seeking to celebrate and educate about the history of the Empire Windrush and the contribution of the Windrush Generation to British life.
The grant will go towards a project which will bring Haringey young people together with community elders to discuss the history of the Windrush Generation, leading to an exhibition event in June.
The project will also give local young people the opportunity to gain skills and experience in archiving and interviewing.
Haringey Council has also received a Windrush Day grant – totalling £10,000 – to deliver community-led Windrush projects. The council is inviting local organisations to apply for sums of £100 to £1,000 to support Haringey communities to celebrate National Windrush Day.
Throughout the week of 17th to 22nd June we will be celebrating the arrival of HMT Windrush in June 1948, and the contribution of the Windrush generation to life in Britain, with events and activities taking place in venues across Haringey.
Council Chief Executive Zina Etheridge said:
I am delighted that Voyage has been awarded funding from the Windrush Day Grant Fund for its Intergenerational Project.
The project will help to keep the memory of the pioneering Windrush Generation alive, as well as give the Haringey young people participating the opportunity to learn useful skills.
Further information can be found on the Haringey website.