27 episodes

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.

Windrush Stories Prison Radio Association

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 22 Ratings

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.

    Dr Michael McMillan | Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition

    Dr Michael McMillan | Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition

    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 St Vincent & the Grenadines in 1959.
    Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition was produced by DJ Flight for Prison Radio Association.
    It’s part of the Hackney Windrush Public Programme, curated by Create London in partnership with Hackney Council and supported by Freelands Foundation.
    Visit our website windrushstories.com for more episodes and resources for schools at key-stage 1-3.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Michelle Dornelly | Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition

    Michelle Dornelly | Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition

    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 pandemic.
    https://childrenwithvoices.wixsite.com/london
    Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition was produced by DJ Flight for Prison Radio Association.
    It’s part of the Hackney Windrush Public Programme, curated by Create London in partnership with Hackney Council and supported by Freelands Foundation.
    Visit our website windrushstories.com for more episodes and resources for schools at key-stage 1-3.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Mr Gee | Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition

    Mr Gee | Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition

    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.
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3kKeWMpksOdvB3bFA4jPog
    Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition was produced by DJ Flight for Prison Radio Association.
    It’s part of the Hackney Windrush Public Programme, curated by Create London in partnership with Hackney Council and supported by Freelands Foundation.
    Visit our website windrushstories.com for more episodes and resources for schools at key-stage 1-3.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Cleveland Watkiss MBE | Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition

    Cleveland Watkiss MBE | Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition

    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.

    https://www.clevelandwatkiss.co.uk/
     
    Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition was produced by DJ Flight for Prison Radio Association.
    It’s part of the Hackney Windrush Public Programme, curated by Create London in partnership with Hackney Council and supported by Freelands Foundation.
    Visit our website windrushstories.com for more episodes and resources for schools at key-stage 1-3.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Dawn Butler MP

    Dawn Butler MP

    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 her parents' 'Butlers Bakery', to commemorate being chosen as 'Waltham Forest's local hero'.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Nia Archives

    Nia Archives

    Nia Archives was born and raised in Bradford and Leeds.
    She's a third-generation Windrush descendant and a rising star of UK dance music, working as a producer, singer-songwriter, DJ and visual artist. Nia is part of a new wave of young talent celebrating and paying homage to sound system heritage and culture.

    • 50 min

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4.4 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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