Windrush Weekend 2020
Online Line Up
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Join our live online ceremony of Raising the Standard for Windrush in Centenary Square and around the UK from 10.00am Monday 22nd June 2020.
Take part in various Windrush Children’s Quiz Night (quizzes for different age groups)
Hear some true and creative story telling and Caribbean themed poetry reading by accomplished poets.
Join us in a part series of ‘Caribbean Conversations and multimedia interactive presentation and discussion with local and internationally acclaimed photographer Tim Smith.
Create some poetry and send it in by social media platforms or send in your short video presentation to our Facebook page (who knows you might win a small prize for the best Windrush message)
Take part in doing some Caribbean cooking & baking.
Join one of our online service of thanksgiving on Zoom and YouTube platforms.
Join the live DJ sessions playing the best of the many brilliant genres of music inspired by the Caribbean and Americas with a few modern tracks thrown in as well ( featuring DJ’s ‘Mikee Gemini , Lee Wright, Chris Thomas, and many more popular local and international DJ’s ).
Also join us with our local partners BCB Radio on 106.6fm and online www.bcbradio.co.uk the 3 days from Saturday 20th Sunday 21st Monday 22nd for great lively discussion on Windrush themed programmes with great music and here special stories from the Windrush elders on their interesting journeys from living in the Caribbean and forming a new life in the UK. Also hearing from the younger descendants of the Windrush Generation.
The Windrush Generations Bradford flag design receives national and international recognition with official flag raising ceremonies being held in Bradford, Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol, Peterborough, Leeds, Manchester, Salford, Wolverhampton, Luton, Newcastle, Calderdale and Kingston, Jamaica over the weekend of June 20th with one also being raised aloft outside the British Home Office Building in London.
A selection of music from UniqueXtra.com Radio
The Windrush Scandal
The eruption of the Windrush scandal, as it has become known, sparked fierce national debate over immigration and the status of those who arrived from the Caribbean before 1973.
The government has now issued an apology over its treatment of the 'Windrush generation', who were being ordered to prove they had the right to stay in Britain - even though they had been here for over 50 years.
Like EU citizens who live in Britain now, Windrush migrants had permission to stay under UK rules but they were told that they had to prove their eligibility to stay - despite it emerging that the landing cards recording their arrival dates were destroyed in 2010, months after Theresa May became Home Secretary.
There is "no limit" to the amount of money that could be paid out to victims of the Windrush scandal, the home secretary, Sajid Javid has said, he hopes the scheme will "right the wrongs" of a "mistake that should never have happened".
Thousands of people were wrongly targeted by the "hostile environment" strategy for illegal immigration.
Many of those affected were people from Caribbean countries who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971.
People from other Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth countries who arrived in the UK before 1988 were also affected and are eligible to apply for compensation, Mr Javid said in a Commons statement.
The estates of people who have died whilst waiting for their status would also be allowed to make a claim, he added.
Windrush Compensation Scheme find out more