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Nottingham Black History Collective formed in 2018 to celebrate and reflect on 70 years of the Windrush's arrival from the Caribbean islands, 22 June 1948. The contribution from the Caribbean community in the UK has been gigantic in all fields of life. This opening weekend from 22 to 24 June will set the scene for a vibrant season of events in the following months across Nottingham, including Nottingham Carnival and Black History Month.

View this weekend's programme of events and activities below:

Friday 22 June

Launch Event: Windrush70 Tea Party
12.30pm - 3.30pm
The Council House
(Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1 2DT)

Civic reception with The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Liaqat Ali, and The Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Catharine Arnold.

Ticket Only Event.
Event Organiser: Sophia Ramcharan, Stella Vision Productions.
Supported by Cllr Neal and Rosey Donovan, Nottingham City Council

Event Supported by; Stella Vision Productions, Nottingham City Council, Nubian Link, Asda, Tesco, D-Link Freight, Nottingham Black Archive, Mitchell Soul Food Store, Althea Tomlin Organic Skin Care, Mr Nibbles, Jamaican Ways, 3cz Caribbean Catering and Cuisine, Evergreen Choir, Boots Pharmacy, Lee Future Net and Nottingham Black History Collective.

Windrush70 Poetic Tribute
Neale's Auction House
6.30pm - 9.30pm

An evening of poetry from the past and present featuring Kei Miller, author of August Town and the Cartographer Maps a Way to Zion. Supported by writers from the Black Writers Network

Supported by Windrush70, Nottingham Black History Collective

Saturday 23 June

Windrush Boat Cruise
Boarding from Colwick 
11.30am - 2pm

Windrush Boat Cruise Poetry. Boarding from 11.30am and sailing 12pm - 2pm. Refreshments available on board. Call TunTum Housing directly on 0115 916 6066‬ and secure a place and get the address for boarding.

Supported by Windrush70, Nottingham Black History Collective

Poetry Party: Poems on the Theme of Journeys
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Neale's Auction House

A poetry party for Windrush 70 featuring an array of Nottingham poets sharing work on the theme of journeys, including poets from the Black Writers Network and more.

Supported by Windrush70, Nottingham Black History Collective


Sunday 24 June

Green Days by the River Screening & Windrush Panel Discussion
Broadway Cinema

In a remote village in 1952 Trinidad, a curious boy pursues the affection of two girls. Despite his ailing father's advice, Shell follows the compassionate Mr Gidharee to work on his plantation along the river, in hopes of attracting his daughter Rosalie, but then falls for Joan, a sweet, sensible girl from the city. From the love triangle that ensues, Shell learns bittersweet lessons of life and love that will define his manhood and future forever.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the theme of Windrush with Glen Charles (UK Trini and Friends), and William Stewart (Chairman of Queens Walk community Centre and Nottingham Caribbean Carnival Chairman 1991 - 1992).

Part of Windrush70, with Nottingham Black History Collective


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