Windrush event listings

Upcoming Windrush events

Haringey celebrates Windrush Day on 22 June each year, with events held on and around this date across the borough – highlighting the significant contribution the Windrush Generation and their descendants have made, and continue to make, to our borough and British life beyond. 

These pages will be updated regularly with new events and activities happening in Haringey.

Please check with venues in advance of attending events in case of changes to listings or venue opening times.

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Block Party: BGAC marks Windrush

BGAC marks Windrush Day with the return of our family-friendly block party! On Saturday 22nd June, Bernie Grant Arts

Windrush Exhibition at Collage Arts

Exhibition of Windrush Wonder Stories children's books artwork and facilitated conversations.

You can just turn up, or book via

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Windrush Secret

 

A white far-right party leader.
A black Caribbean diplomat.
And a white Oxford-educated Home Office government official.

They all give a

Community garden party celebrating Windrush

Celebrate Windrush Day with Haringey Libraries!

Come and enjoy Caribbean-inspired food, music and entertainment at Marcus Garvey Library, including

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Community Exhibition: Windrush Waves

The Windrush Waves event is a commendable initiative that beautifully encapsulates the spirit and contributions of the Windrush generation

Blockorama Steel Pan Music Festival

Blockorama Steel Pan Festival

A celebration of Caribbean culture through its music. There will be steel pan orchestras, food and drink, activities for

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Previous Windrush events

Windrush 2023 events

Author event: Black Youths and Schooling in Britain

When: Saturday 10 June, 3 to 4.30pm

Where: Marcus Garvey Library

Cost: Free


Reminiscence Café: Handmade Working with Textiles

When: Tuesday 13 June, 2 to 4pm

Where: Bruce Castle Museum

Cost: Free


Film screening: ‘Small Island’ (15+)

When: Saturday 17 June, two screenings, 10.30am and 2pm

Where: Hornsey Library

Cost: Free


Event: Windrush Reading Group (+55)

When: Monday 19 June, 2.15 to 4.15pm

Where: Jacksons Lane

Cost: Free


Event: Windrush 75 | Celebrations at Bernie Grant Arts Centre

When: Monday 19 to Saturday 24 June, various times

Where: Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Cost: Various


Storytime: Coming to England

When: Tuesday 20 June, 3.30 to 4.30pm

Where: Marcus Garvey Library

Cost: Free


Event: 'Past, Present, Future' Windrush 75 celebration event

When: Wednesday 21 June, 2 to 5pm

Where: Haringey Learning Partnership

Cost: Free


Film screening: Windrush Documentary 'Arrival'

When: Thursday 22 June, 2pm

Where: Lordship Hub

Cost: Free


Film screening: ‘Playing away’ (15+)

When: Thursday 22 June, 2.30pm

Where: Hornsey Library

Cost: Free


Film Screening: Sitting in Limbo (18+)

When: Thursday 22 June, 5 to 7pm

Where: Marcus Garvey Library

Cost: Free


Event: Cuba Is Here

When: Thursday 22 June, 5.30 to 11pm

Where: Living Under One Sun

Cost: £5 in advance or £7 on the door


Film Screening: Sitting in Limbo (18+)

When: Thursday 22 June, 5 to 7pm

Where: Marcus Garvey Library

Cost: Free


Talk: Windrush 75: At Home with The McKenzies, An Evening in Conversation

When: Thursday 22 June, 7 to 8.30pm 

Where: Bruce Castle Museum and Archive 

Cost: Free


Film screening: Black Lens Windrush Special: The Harder They Come

When: Thursday 22 June, 7.40pm

Where: Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Cost: Starting from £8 with Pay What You Can (PWYC) offer


Event: Film and community pub quiz @ The Antwerp

When: Thursday 22 June, 6.30pm

Where: The Antwerp Arms pub

Cost: Free


Event: Collage Arts Storytelling Project Launch - Windrush Wonder Stories

When: Thursday 22 June, all day

Where: Collage Arts

Cost: Free


Event: ‘The Way We Were’ taking you back down memory lane

When: Friday 23 June, 5 to 8.30pm

Where: St Ann's Library

Cost: Free


Event: Windrush 75 Celebration Concert: Pegasus Opera

When: Friday 23 June, 7.30pm

Where: Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Cost: Starting from £8 with Pay What You Can (PWYC) offer


Event: Windrush 75 Block Party 

When: Saturday 24 June, 12 to 8pm

Where: Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Cost: Starting from £5 with Pay What You Can (PWYC) offer


Event: Windrush 75: Our Caribbean Corner in Tottenham - Community and Cultural Day

When: Saturday 24 June, 10.30 am to 4pm

Where: Bruce Castle Museum and Archive and The Antwerp Arms

Cost: Free


Event: Craft and storytime: Make a Carnival headdress 

When: Saturday 24 June, 10.30 to 11am

Where: Marcus Garvey Library

Cost: Free


Event: Pan Nation Blockorama

When: Saturday 24 June, 12 to 8pm

Where: Lordship Recreation Ground

Cost: Free


Author event: Caribbean Women's Migration

When: Saturday 24 June, 2 to 4.30pm

Where: Marcus Garvey Library

Cost: Free


Art installation: Elsa James 'Ode to David Lammy MP'

When: Saturday 24 June to Monday 30 October, during opening hours

Where: Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Cost: Free


Event: Windrush Celebration 2023

When: Sunday 25 June, 12 to 3.30pm

Where: Marcus Garvey Library

Cost: Free


Event: Windrush Celebration at the Hub

When: Sunday 25 June, 11 am to 5pm

Where: Lordship Hub

Cost: Free


Event: Windrush Heritage family fun day

When: Sunday 25 June, 12 to 6pm

Where: Down Lane Park

Cost: Free


Film Screening: Haringey Learns; Sitting in Limbo 

When: Wednesday 28 June

Where: 2nd floor, Wood Green Library

Cost: Free

 

Windrush 2022 events

For the Love Of…. Textiles: The Makers’ Fair @ The Castle

Date: Saturday 18 June 2022

Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm

Price: Free entry

Venue: Bruce Castle Museum and Archive, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU


Meet the author: The Story of the Windrush - Family Workshop

Date: Sunday 19 June 2022

Time: 1.30 to 2.30pm and 3 to 4pm

Price: Free. Suitable for ages 5 to 13 years. Every adult must be accompanied by a child!

Venue: Bruce Castle Museum and Archive, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU


Service of Thanksgiving for the Windrush Generation

Date: Sunday 19 June 2022

Time: 6pm

Price: Free

Venue: Holy Innocents Church, 134 Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, N8 7E


Reminiscence Café @ The Castle - The Windrush Playlist

Date: Tuesday 21 June 2022

Time: 2 to 4pm

Price: Free, all welcome. No need to book, just come along!

Venue: Bruce Castle Museum and Archive, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU


Let’s Talk: The Windrush Legacies with Sheba Monstserrat

Date: Tuesday 21 June 2022

Time: 5 to 7pm

Price: Free. All welcome, bookings can be made through Eventbrite.

Venue: Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, N15 4JA


Exhibition: The Windrush Collection 

Date: Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 June

Time:

  • Tuesday 21 -  1 to 6pm
  • Wednesday 22 - Closed
  • Thursday 23 - 1 to 6pm
  • Friday 24 -  2 to 8pm
  • Saturday 25 - open throughout the Windrush Festival

Price: £3, tickets can be bought through Eventbrite.

Venue: The Hub Studio, Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach, London, N15 4RX 


Windrush Story Time: Coming to England

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022

Time: 11 to 11.30am

Price: Free. No booking necessary, just come along!

Venue: Children’s Library, Wood Green Library, High Road, N22 6XD


Windrush Day Celebration by Haringey Learning Partnership

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022

Time: 2 to 5pm

Price: Free. No booking necessary, just come along!

Venue: Commerce House, Haringey Learning Partnership N22 8DZ


Windrush Discussion and Tea Party

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022

Time: 2 to 4pm

Price: Free. This event is for adults. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite (external link)

Venue: Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham N15 4JA


Screening: Haringey Libraries and Windrush, short film

Date: Wednesday 22 June 2022

Time: 6 to 7.30pm

Price: Free, tickets can be booked through Eventbrite (external link)

Venue: Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham N15 4JA


Walk: West Green Road Legacy 

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

Time: 10 to 11am

Price: Free. All welcome. Places can be booked through Avril's Walks and Talks.  

Venue: Meet outside Costa Coffee, 261 Tottenham High Road, N15 4RR


Curator’s Pick: with Ruth Hutchinson

Date: Thursday 23 June 2022

Time: 3.30 to 4.15pm

Price: Free. All welcome. No need to book, just come along!

Venue: Bruce Castle Museum and Archive, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU


FILM: Sapphire (15+) 

Date: Thursday 23 June 2022

Time: 5:30 to 7:30pm

Price: Free. This event is for audiences over 15 years of age. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite (external link)

Venue: Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham N15 4JA


Meet the Author: Twenty-Eight Pounds Ten Shillings, a Windrush story by Tony Fairweather

Date: Friday 24 June 2022

  • There are two events at different venues with the author

Event 1

Time: 12 to 1pm

Venue: Bedale House, 23 Boyton Rd, N8 7AZ

Event 2

Times: 3 to 4pm

Venue: Latimer House, 1-32 Latimer Road, N15 6NW


Craft Event: Windrush HMT Ship

Date: Saturday 25 June 2022

Time: 10.30 to 11.30am

Price: Free. This is a children’s craft activity for children aged 5 and over and their families. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite (external link)

Venue: St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, N15 5PU


Windrush Educational Poetry Workshop

Date: Saturday 25 June 2022

Time: 11.30am

Price: Free. This event is aimed at children. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite (external link)

Venue: Wood Green Children’s Library, High Road N22 6XD


Windrush Festival Day at Bernie Grant Arts Centre

Date: Saturday 25 June 2022

Time: 12 to 6pm 

Price: £15 Adults, £8 Children, £10 Concessions. Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite (external link)

Venue: Paul's Square in Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road N15 4RX


Film: Small Island

Date: Saturday 25 June 2022

Time: 1.30 to 3.30pm

Price: Free. This event is aimed at audiences aged 15+ . Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite (external link)

Venue: Coombes Croft Library, High Road, N17


Walk: West Green Road Legacy

Date: Sunday 26 June 2022

Time: 11am to 12pm

Price: Free. All welcome. Places can be booked through Avril's Walks and Talks (external link)

Venue: Meet outside Costa Coffee, 261 Tottenham High Road, N15 4RR


Family Activities: How Does Althea’s Garden Grow?

Date: Sunday 26 June 2022

Time: 1.30 to 4pm

Price: Free. Suitable for ages 5 to 13 years. Every adult must be accompanied by a child!

Venue: Bruce Castle Museum and Archive, Lordship Lane N17 8NU

Windrush 2021 events

Exhibition: We Have Always Been Here 

Dates: Until 31 October 2021

Venue: Bruce Castle Museum and Archive, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU

We Have Always Been Here marks the culmination of the Haringey Vanguard Project, a two-year journey to collect and preserve the history of the Black, Asian and ethnically diverse LGBTQ+ community and activism in Haringey from the 1970s to the 1990s.

This exhibition showcases the artefacts and oral histories from the Haringey Vanguard collection at Bruce Castle Museum & Archive. You can learn about the invaluable work activists did to promote acceptance and find out about Haringey Council's pioneering role in the UK's fight for equality.


The Bernie Grant Arts Centre 2021 Windrush Festival

Venue: Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, N15 4RX

From 21 to 27 June 2021 the Bernie Grants Arts Centre put on a range of events with special guests, including talks, music, activities and lots more to celebrate National Windrush Day.

The Windrush Festival marked the reopening of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre. 


Bernie Grant Windrush Festival Opening - Inside Out London 

Venue: Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, Tottenham Green, London N15 4RX

On 21 June Bernie Grant Arts Centre opened its doors again to welcome people back to the centre for a week of performances, workshops and live events that celebrated the descendants and community of the Windrush Generation here in Tottenham and beyond.

They also took part in Inside Out London, the world’s largest global participatory art project, where they showcased local heroes from Tottenham’s Black community in a large-scale public art exhibition. 


Celebrating Windrush Day with Haringey Learning Partnership

Venue: Commerce House, Commerce Road, N22 8DZ

To celebrate Windrush Day on Tuesday 22 June the Haringey Learning Partnership put together music, dance, art, food, performances and talks celebrating the arrival of Windrush and the impact of the Windrush Generation on Britain today.


Windrush Event at T on the Green

Date: Sunday 27 June, 12 noon to 8pm

To celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush and the contributions of Tottenham's Windrush Generation to British life, on the 27 June T on the Green celebrated with music, food, and activities for all ages. 

With live music from Victor Romero Evans and Dennis Bovell, and a trip back in time with Gladdy Wax, speeches from the Right Honourable David Lammy MP, and a unique film event shown later in the day.

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