This month, Milton Keynes City Council has been marking the impact of the Windrush generation with an open exhibition and a series of free events at MK’s Central Library.
Thursday (22 June) marks the 75th anniversary of the HMT Windrush bringing hundreds of passengers from Caribbean countries, which has become symbolic of the extraordinary contribution of Commonwealth citizens who came to live in Britain between 1948 and 1971 (when immigration laws changed).
Running this month until Thursday 6 July, The Story of Windrush Migrants is a free exhibition which follows the journey of the migrants who arrived in Britain in 1948. It follows the history of their arrival and settlement, work and employment, family and social life and contributions and achievements. The exhibition, which welcomes school visits, is on the first floor of MK Central Library.
This weekend, family craft sessions at Central Library will draw inspiration from Caribbean culture and the story of Windrush migrants with sessions suitable for children aged 4 – 12 and their families. For adults, there is a poetry writing workshop on the evening of Thursday 22 June. Discussions and creativity during the session will be inspired by selected Windrush poems.