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Exeter Library Lates: Windrush celebration!

Billing: Co-produced by Devon Development Education, this free cultural takeover welcomes families and individuals of all ages.

Sat 22 Jun
18:00 – 21:30
Exeter Library,Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PQ Map

FREE booking essential via Eventbrite
Exeter Library Lates: Windrush celebration!

This National Windrush Day, step into the vibrant world of the Caribbean right here in Devon. Immerse yourself in a myriad of activities as we celebrate the rich tapestry of culture and heritage brought by the Windrush generations.

A Likkle Dance with DJ Somatic - feel the rhythm and sway to the beats! Plus other musical acts celebrating the diverse genres that Caribbean artists have gifted to the UK and the world. And a dance workshop featuring traditional Caribbean moves.

Let's explore the literary treasures of the Caribbean! Engage in insightful discussions and discover books for children that unravel the story of Windrush.

Experience the power of poetry and personal narratives as members of the Devon Windrush Group share their heartfelt stories. With a live performance by a Plymouth poet of Caribbean descent.

Delve into our captivating exhibitions that narrate both local and national Windrush stories. From the unsung heroes who stood alongside the British military in WW2, to 'The Other Windrush', which sheds light on the story of indentureship in the Caribbean islands.

Watch our 'Not-Just-Rice-&-Peas' videos featuring chefs preparing their family-traditional dishes.

Get hands-on with our craft workshops! Join forces to create a stunning 'Celebrating Windrush in Devon' banner and try your hand at crafting intricate Caribbean lenticular paper designs.

Full line-up, acts, activities & timings to be announced

This is a free event, but booking is essential. Suitable for all ages. There will be a bar with soft and alcoholic drinks available. We won't have food to purchase, but you're welcome to bring your own to eat in the cafe area.

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate, learn, and connect with the heritage of Windrush in Devon.

Book your ticket online here or in person at the library or telephone 01392 407027

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