SS Windrush 70th Anniversary Celebrations: Last Chance to See!

The exhibition continues Tues – Sat (12pm-8pm) Sun (12pm – 4pm)                          LAST CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE OUR WINDRUSH GENERATION ART & SOUND SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION. THE EXHIBITION NOW EXTENDED FOR A LIMITED PERIOD DUE TO PUBLIC DEMAND.

  • Note the Cafe will be closed the weekend of 4th-5th August 2018 due to Jamaica Independence day celebrations and will reopen on Tuesday 7th August 2018.

See BBC EAST interview with one of our Windrush Elders Lenore Sykes and Creative Director & Artist EVEWRIGHT on our Latest News page..

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The Caribbean take away is an important cultural meeting place in the Caribbean community. A home from home, the kitchen is where meals are prepared, but also where stories are exchanged and shared. Going back to African roots, cooking and the Dutch pot or cooking pot was the central place for the family activity. The takeaway has just as much cultural importance as the barbershop and the hairdressing salon for black communities living and working in the UK.

Programme of events over the opening Windrush anniversary weekend * A series of 10-minute extracts recordings of ten stories by elders from the Windrush Generation.

Saturday 23 June 2018 12pm-8pm  – Free Event
Running Time: 100 minutes including intervals: (2 hours) Repeated throughout the day from (12pm 1:55pm); (2pm:3:55pm); (4pm:5:55pm); (6pm:7:55pm)

Running Order

Alford Gardner – Military | Journey on SS Empire Windrush 1948 & Stowaways.

Lenore Sykes – Midwife | Attitudes to mixed relationship Why Colchester?

Alton Watkins – Teacher | Why the street was paved with Gold

Tina Aparicio – Midwife | Leaving Trinidad, and stories of nursing

Don Sydney – Nurse | Answering the call to the Motherland, fashion, Susu

Gloria Whyte – Secretarial | Why Jamaicans bought houses

Hamilton Williams – PO worker | Work, racism, returning home to St Vincent

Nell Green – Midwife | The call for nurses from Jamaica,

Carlton Darrell – Head-Teacher | Bermuda, segregation, first impressions

Carol Sydney – Midwife | First impressions, expectations & identity

 

Sunday 24 June 2018 12pm-5pm  – Free Event
Listening day: An extended series of 30-minutes recordings of elder’s stories which includes the above extracts and more for one day only.

Running Time: 300 minutes – (5 hours)

Running Order

12:00pm -12:30pm Alford Gardner Housing, work, racism, life in Leeds

12:30pm -1:00pm Lenore Sykes Being a military wife, and moving to Colchester

1:00pm -1.30pm Alton Watkins Teaching in Thurrock and giving back to society

1:30pm – 2:00pm Tina Aparicio Being a midwife & part of the community

2:00pm – 2:30pm Don Sydney Achievements, where is home?

2:30pm – 3:00pm Gloria Whyte 1st black woman in stock exchange. Partying in the 60’s

3:00pm – 3:30pm Hamilton Williams Why the reality is far from the truth, message to young

3:30pm – 4:00pm Nell Green Mixed relationship, attitudes, living in Colchester

4:00pm – 4:30pm Carlton Darrell Teaching career, meeting expectations

4:30pm 5:00pm Carol Sydney Raising a family, nursing.

The exhibition continues Tues – Sat (12pm-8pm)  Sun (12pm – 4pm)
LAST CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE OUR WINDRUSH GENERATION ART & SOUND SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION. THE EXHIBITION EXTENDED  FOR A LIMITED PERIOD DUE TO PUBLIC DEMAND.

  • Note the Cafe will be closed the weekend of 4th-5th August 2018 due to Jamaica Independence day celebrations and will reopen on Tuesday 7th August 2018.

* Check our  www.caribbeantakeawaytakeover.wordpress.com/latest-news
and http://www.evewright.com/eaf for updates and to access recordings from September 2018