Windrush Stories is a collection of full-length interviews from members of 'the Windrush Generation'.
People who became known as the Windrush Generation began arriving in the UK from the Caribbean nations in the 1940s. They travelled to embark on a new life helping rebuild the 'Mother Country' during the post-war period.
This generation, and their children and grandchildren, have significantly influenced British society through sport, politics, art, poetry, literature, language, food, and most of all music.
Listen to stories of lives lived in the UK and the enormous cultural influence this generation has had on British life.
Marc Mac (4hero)
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.
Dr. Kristy Holder
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 Climate Change.
Audley Forrester MBE
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.
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.
Ace Ruele Aristotles
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 Mum not having British citizenship at the time of his birth.
Here's his story...
Angie Le Mar
Angie Le Mar was born in Lewisham, south London, to Jamaican parents.
She's a pioneer in the entertainment industry, with over 35 years in showbusiness.
The Queen of Black Comedy, Angie is a producer, actor, comic, writer, TV and radio presenter, author, laughter therapy coach and founder of We Walk Wednesdays.