The Mayor of London last week marked the 70th anniversary of the Windrush migration at City Hall.
City Hall is hosting a free event to bring to life the story of the Windrush arrival in London.
The varied programme includes presentations, music, workshops and film screenings, in honour of the Windrush generation and those who’ve since followed.
Talks, spoken-word performances and panel discussions will take place throughout City Hall, with the conversations and personal testimonies in the Chamber chaired by broadcaster Brenda Emmanus. These include contributions from Afua Hirsch, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Sharmaine Lovegrove and Jennette Arnold and excerpt performances from Talawa Theatre.
Although tickets for ‘Arrival’ events inside City Hall have now sold out, The Scoop – the outdoor event space next to City Hall – will become a music stage with free performances throughout the day. Viewing spaces are limited but no advance booking is required.
The event will be opened by the Mayor and Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE. The top floor of City Hall, London’s Living Room, will be hosted by Penguin, featuring a mix of readings and talks from Linton Kwesi Johnson, Nikesh Shukla, Colin Grant and Bernardine Evaristo. Penguin will also hold workshops for children and young adults to get them thinking creatively about storytelling and getting their voice heard. Outside City Hall in The Scoop there will be a music stage including performances from Sister Audrey, Alicai Harley and Black Slate.