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Who’s On It, 2023. Photo: Lucien Ebongue.

Windrush Weekend celebrates 75 years of art, culture and creativity within south London’s Caribbean community, across generations and beyond.

From 22 – 25 June 2023, the South London Gallery will be running a weekend of events for all ages, celebrating our local Caribbean community. We will platform pioneering Windrush descendants through cooking workshops, art and play and a careers panel. This free weekend of events is an opportunity to learn about and engage with the legacy of Windrush here in south London

Windrush Day, on 22 June, is a key moment to highlight the many contributions of Caribbean communities across the UK. This year marks the 75th anniversary of when the HMT Empire Windrush first docked in Britain in 1948, and through our programme of activities we seek to broaden public conversation around the past, present and future of modern Britain.

Supported by Southwark Council’s Windrush 75 Commemoration Fund


Windrush Creative Careers Panel Discussion
Thursday 22 June, 6-8pm

For young people interested in exploring creative career opportunities. Hear from artists and designers about their career so far and individual practice.

Flavour Cravers x Electric Future Foods
Saturday 24 June
Closed event for the young people who attend Art Block

The young people who attend Art Block will take part in a Windrush inspired vegan cooking workshop led by Electric Future Foods. Art Block is a free space based on Sceaux Gardens Estate for local children and families to make things, be creative, and play. With ingredients kindly sponsored by Petersons Farm Produce.

Sunday Spot x Frank Bowling Studio
Sunday 25 June, 2-4pm

Frank Bowling Studio will lead a special drop-in session for families (5-12) inspired by artist Sir Frank Bowling’s work. Meet Frank’s grandson and studio assistant, Frederik Bowling, and try your hand at creating bold abstract art with a range of painting techniques. Free and all materials and equipment are provided.

Born in British Guiana in 1934, Frank Bowling arrived in London in 1953, graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1962. He is internationally recognised for his colourful paintings that combine figurative, symbolic and abstract elements.

948 Collective

SLG are also pleased to be collaborating with 948 Collective on Windrush Weekend.

948 x Jumbi
Friday 23 June
Jumbi in Peckham

948 Collective will be celebrating their first birthday with a Windrush Day event at Jumbi – a black-owned music bar perfectly situated in the heart of Peckham. With an exciting line-up of exceptional DJs, the night will explore the evolution of sounds from the Caribbean so expect genres such as Ska, Roots, Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and more. More information coming soon. Follow 948 on Instagram to find out more.

Windrush Legacies
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 June, SLG Fox Reception

Watch a newly created series of interviews with creative and cultural practitioners who either belong to the Windrush generation or are direct descendants of the Windrush generation created by 948.