Windrush Tea Party Celebrations 2019
A celebratory tea party for Caribbean elders and their descendants was just one of the number of events.
Hackney's 2019 Windrush Generations Festival has seen older people and their descendants bonding over traditional Caribbean cooking as part of an intergenerational baking project, cricket games, a dominoes knock-out tournament and a tea party. The Council's second Windrush tea party was held on the UK's first National Windrush Day, on 22 June. It was built on the success of the inaugural Windrush tea party last October and saw Stoke Newington Town Hall transformed into a hub of Caribbean culture. But it's not over yet. Still to come in the Council's exciting Windrush programme is:
Hackney's Windrush Tea Party took place on 22 June, the UK's first National Windrush Day, and formed part of the Council's extensive programme for the Windrush Generations Festival
Uprising Community Club Street Party
10 August, 12noon
A fun-packed Windrush street party, featuring live music, food, games, and visits from Cllr Kam Adams, the Speaker of Hackney, and Paulette Lewis MBE, the former president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica. Downs Park Road, E5 8NA. Info: 07939 452 497; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Windrush Float
8 September, 9.30am-4pm
Don't just watch this year's Hackney Carnival from the sidelines, join carnival band Soca Sagaboys and perform to an audience of over 60,000 as part of the Council's exciting and vibrant Windrush float. Hackney Carnival takes place on 8 Sept. Ages 16+. Book your place before 1 Sept. Info: 07553 530 056; email@example.com
The Council is pleased to announce that its Windrush cookbook is now available in libraries across the borough, in Hackney Museum, and to buy in Pages of Hackney on Lower Clapton Road, with all profits going towards Hackney's 2020 Windrush programme. The book was created as part of an intergenerational baking project, and features tasty Caribbean treats, as well as plant-based recipes inspired by the Ital diet, a vegetarian diet favoured by the Rastafari movement of Jamaica. So pick up a copy and get baking!