CELEBRATING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE EMPIRE WINDRUSH IN TILBURY

PLEASE JOIN US ON FRIDAY 22ND JUNE, 1PM – 6PM
A FREE EVENT AT THE LONDON CRUISE TERMINAL, TILBURY

The Windrush disembarked its passengers at Tilbury in 1948 and became an important landmark event in the history of modern Britain. To mark the anniversary The Tilbury Riverside Project, Thurrock Council and The Port of Tilbury are hosting a free community event that celebrates how Caribbean culture has become a vital part of British society and transformed aspects of British life.

Movement of the People
See an excerpt from the acclaimed new production for 2018 marking the anniversary of the arrival of SS Empire Windrush

Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus
Listen to our local residents who have found their voices and are part of the Community Chorus

Gary Cordice
The spoken word and the story of the Windrush

Star Sports
Can you sprint like Usain Bolt? Come along and race your friends

Commedia
Dancing and singing with a Jamaican flavour

And more:

  • Dance performances from our local dance groups: Elite and Tiny Tappers
  • Heritage displays
  • Kinetika puppet
  • ‘Songs of the Lower Reaches’ from the William Palmer Trust
  • Face painting with a carnival theme
  • A talk from an ex-crew member of the Windrush

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