Windrush to Liverpool
On 29th June, in Falkner Square Gardens, Windrush to Liverpool Legacy Day took place on a bright, sunny Saturday afternoon. The day was packed full of performances from Riddim and Roots, Caribbean Regals Steel Band, Stage Kaos, DJ Brownie, Blue Saint and Levi Tafari. The day was opened by Co-Director Madeline Heneghan, Beverley Williams and Councillor Anna Rothery (Mayoral Lead for Equalities & Race). Professor Geoff Palmer and Jimi Jagne took to the stage to talk further about the history of the Windrush Generation, reggae music and the importance of Saturday's event. There was also The Greenhouse Project Windrush Photographic Exhibition, elders activities, card games, food and stalls! Singer Carroll Thompson (Queen Lovers Rock) headlined and there was a huge crowd enjoying the music.
This was supported by Liverpool City Council Mayor's Fund, Church Urban Fund and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Listen to the latest WoWCast episode about the day and project.
Photos taken by WoW, Dave Jones and Stuart Borthwick.
We launched our Windrush musical legacy heritage project, From SS Orbita to Orbital, you can find more information here.