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Windrush 75th Anniversary Events

West Lewisham Deanery

Serving God Together

Southwark Diocese to host National Windrush 75th Anniversary Service.

At Southwark Cathedral, 2pm on Thursday 22 June 2023

Windrush 75 – Remembering the struggle, celebrating the contribution and flourishing for the future: A Service of Thanksgiving will take place in Southwark Cathedral at 2pm on Thursday 22 June 2023. It will mark the 75th anniversary of the docking of the MV Empire Windrush into Tilbury Docks, which brought more than 500 Caribbean men and women who responded to an invitation to come to a country in recovery from the World War II. The service will celebrate the significant role of the Windrush Generation in shaping the cultural landscape of Britain.

The service will involve worship, music, reflections, readings and prayers and will touch on the themes that are relevant namely the invitation, the recognising of struggle following the invitation and the creative, unique and significant contributions made by the citizens and their descendants since then.

Register to attend the Service of Thanksgiving on Eventbrite. Limited spaces available. The Service of Thanksgiving will also be livestreamed on the CTBI Youtube channel

Pegasus Opera, a trailblazer in promoting diversity in the world of opera,

is hosting concerts to commemorate the Windrush 75th Anniversary. Showcasing a remarkable lineup of talented singers and composers from African, Caribbean, and Asian backgrounds.

An Opera Flash Mob on Windrush Square in Brixton, Thursday 22nd June, 4pm bringing musical theatre, opera and Caribbean classics to the Lambeth community. We invite the audience to bring their best voice and join in.

For further information on the Lambeth Council Windrush 75 Procession and concert, Windrush Square, Brixton, please click on this link. Information:

Friday, June 23, 7:30pm, Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Haringey.

An evening of melodies that traverse continents and cultures. Hosted by the internationally acclaimed opera star and Artistic Director of Pegasus Opera, Alison Buchanan, who was recently featured on the Netflix series ‘Queen Charlotte' from the Bridgerton Series. The concert will feature celebrated Jamaican folk music singer Adwoa Dickson, along with a stellar cast of Pegasus Opera artists. The repertoire will span across various genres, including gospel, spirituals, opera, and songs inspired by the black diaspora. Additionally, the performance will include excerpts from Pegasus Opera's highly anticipated Windrush opera, a masterful composition by Edson Burton MBE and Des Oliver, inspired by the remarkable stories of the Windrush generation.

Ticket Booking Link:

Ticket Price: £8 or £5


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