22 June 2019

Windrush: Past and present

Join us to celebrate Windrush Day and keep alive the legacy of the African-Caribbean community who shape the UK.

Learn how to discover your African-Caribbean ancestors and the importance of preserving this heritage. You will also be able to get information on the ‘Windrush Scandal’ and advice about the right to stay in the UK and how to access services.

A delicious free Caribbean hot buffet will be provided by Tan Teddy (first come basis).

Programme

  • 11.30am – Welcome by guest speaker Deputy Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Asher Craig
  • 11.40am – Paul Crooks workshop on African-Caribbean genealogy. The workshop is based on his own experiences of tracing his ancestry. Paul is the first person of African Caribbean descent to trace his roots using public records.
  • 1.15pm – Caribbean lunch with Tan Teddy
  • 2.15pm – St Paul’s Advice Centre – experiences of the Windrush Scandal
  • 2.45pm – Opportunities to talk to various services in Bristol including:
    – The team from Bristol Archives and M Shed for genealogy and history advice.
    – African heritage with Sibusiso Tshabalala
    – The Black South West Network about their new heritage project.
    – Windrush info from St Paul’s Advice Centre with opportunity to book a personal appointment.
  • 4pm Finish

Trace your roots, save your heritage, honour the Windrush Generation and their children, and ensure we celebrate Britain’s diverse history.

Delivered in association with Black South West Network, Bristol Black History 360, M Shed, Mayor of Bristol and Cognitive Paths.