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26 July 2019
Culture

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:

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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; uprisingcommunityclub@gmail.com

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; inforconsultancy@aol.co.uk

Windrush Cookbook

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!

Touch of Class catering. Photo credit: Adam Holt

Touch of Class catering. Photo credit: Adam Holt

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Guest enjoying the festivities. Photo credit: Adam Holt

Guest enjoying the festivities. Photo credit: Adam Holt

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Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation performing 'Mercy's Story'. Photo credit: Adam Holt

Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation performing 'Mercy's Story'. Photo credit: Adam Holt

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Jah Bunny & his live band. Photo credit: Adam Holt

Jah Bunny & his live band. Photo credit: Adam Holt

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Councillor Carole Williams speaking at Hackney Council's Windrush Tea Party - G

Councillor Carole Williams speaking at Hackney Council's Windrush Tea Party - G

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Councillor Anntoinette Bramble speaking at Hackney Council's Windrush Tea Party. Photo credit: Adam Holt

Councillor Anntoinette Bramble speaking at Hackney Council's Windrush Tea Party. Photo credit: Adam Holt

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Guests Bishop Elon Charles and Donna Powell. Photo credit: Adam Holt

Guests Bishop Elon Charles and Donna Powell. Photo credit: Adam Holt

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Art gallery Autograph's display on Windrush. Photo credit: Adam Holt

Art gallery Autograph's display on Windrush. Photo credit: Adam Holt

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Guests at the Windrush Tea Party. Photo credit: Adam Holt

Guests at the Windrush Tea Party. Photo credit: Adam Holt

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Touch of Class catering. Photo credit: Adam Holt
Guest enjoying the festivities. Photo credit: Adam Holt
Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation performing 'Mercy's Story'. Photo credit: Adam Holt
Jah Bunny & his live band. Photo credit: Adam Holt
Councillor Carole Williams speaking at Hackney Council's Windrush Tea Party - G
Councillor Anntoinette Bramble speaking at Hackney Council's Windrush Tea Party. Photo credit: Adam Holt
Guests Bishop Elon Charles and Donna Powell. Photo credit: Adam Holt
Art gallery Autograph's display on Windrush. Photo credit: Adam Holt
Guests at the Windrush Tea Party. Photo credit: Adam Holt

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