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The Development & Missions Network and Christian Aid presents an inspiring evening commemorating 22 June 1948, the date SS Empire Windrush discharged her Caribbean passengers at Tilbury, Essex. The event will feature gospel singing led by Deseta Davis, a reflection by a Christian Aid partner from Jamaica, poetry by Beverley McKenzie of the Black Reading Group, and an extract from Let my people go- praise, poems and Pentecost, an upcoming theatre production commissioned by The Churches Racial Justice Network and focusing on the theme of migration. The evening is hosted by diversity champion and activist, Khembe Clarke.

The opening address will be given by the Lord Mayor Elect, Councillor Chauhdry Rashid and the Lady Mayoress Elect, Shafait Begum Rashid will also be present. The guest speaker is Dr R David Muir, director of public policy, Evangelical Alliance and a former lecturer in Caribbean and Black British political history at London Metropolitan University, where he is currently a Visiting Fellow.

Tickets are likely to be snapped up very quickly, so book now if you intend to go! Booking early also gives you the best choice of seats. Ticket prices are only £5 in advance or £7 on the day and your purchase can be made in the following ways:

• by phone 0121 780 3333
• in person at Town Hall and Symphony Hall Box Offices in office hours (and also on evenings/weekends if an event is on.

Commemorative Event Programme - 1000 commemorative event programmes will be produced and distributed freely to each person attending the evening. If you would like to advertise in the programme, please get in touch for more information from Dave. Email dking@christian-aid.org or call 0121 200 2283.
A Windrush Special Edition, available in easy-read format on-line
Guest authors, Jennifer Blake, Evadne Drysdale and Pat Houslin will be talking about their compelling book: “Through blood, Sweat and Tears” – a book that captures the lives of West Indians who came to Walsall, and their experiences of living in Walsall.

Windrush 60th Anniversary Commemoration - Bandstand, Clapham Common, Clpaham, London SW4, 3.30pm

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