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Windrush Stories

Jun 30, 2022

Dr Michael McMillan is a playwright, mixed-media artist, curator, and educator, arguably best known for his installation, The West Indian Front Room now housed at Hoxton’s Museum of the Home. Dr McMillan has had many works produced by the Royal Court Theatre, Channel 4, and BBC Radio 4. His parents came to the UK from...

Jun 22, 2022

Michelle Dornelly is a life-long Hackney resident of St Lucian and Jamaican descent. She's a community organiser who founded the Children With Voices charity and numerous community food hubs across the borough to provide vulnerable people with food packages, seasonal gifts, and general support during the COVID-19...

Jun 15, 2022

Mr Gee is a poet and veteran of the UK spoken word scene. He's a writer, broadcaster, actor, and advisor; Gee has also worked extensively within the criminal justice system and is a Shoreditch local, currently leading Rich Mix’s New Creatives project. His mother moved to London from Guyana in the 1960s.

Jun 8, 2022

Cleveland Watkiss MBE was born in Clapton, 1959 to Jamaican parents. He is an award-winning vocalist, composer, actor, and voice professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, who co-founded the Jazz Warriors, and hosted the seminal Metalheadz Sunday Sessions, at Blue Note, Hoxton Square.

Dec 15, 2021

Dawn Butler MP is the Member of Parliament for Brent Central. Campaigner, activist, daughter of Windrush, she was the first elected African-Caribbean woman to become a UK government minister. In 2020 she was voted one of Vogue's 25 most influential women, and recently honoured with a blue plaque at the former site of...