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Windrush Stories

Oct 22, 2021

Marc Mac (4hero) is one of dance music’s most influential artists.

A pioneer of breakbeat hardcore, jungle D&B, broken beat, nu jazz; one half of award-winning duo, 4hero; instrumental in Goldie’s breakthrough; and co-founder of Reinforced Records – regarded as one of underground music’s blueprint labels.

Oct 19, 2021

Dr. Kristy Holder is a third-generation Windrush descendant of Trinidadian, Jamaican and Welsh heritage. She was born in Northampton, England, and grew up in Clydach, Wales.

Dr. Holder manages the Windrush Evolving Heritage Project at Swansea’s African Community Centre, and recently completed a PhD in Reconstructing...

Oct 14, 2021

Audley Morais Forrester MBE served 2 years in the Jamaican Army and trained as a salesman, before leaving for England in 1955, still a teen. A coal miner for 5 years, he then spent 37 developing South Yorkshire’s public transport services – for which he was awarded an MBE in 1997.

Oct 11, 2021

Norma Gregory is a historian, curator, heritage consultant, author, and founder of community media organisation Nottingham News Centre and the Black Miners Museum Project – unearthing the stories of Black African and African Caribbean coal miners across the UK.

Oct 7, 2021

Ace Ruele Aristotles is motion capture and creature actor born in late ‘80s London.

Following a prison sentence, Ace found himself caught in a legal battle with the Home Office, who tried to deport him to Jamaica due to his mother not having British citizenship at the time of his birth.

Here's his story...