Exhibition of 75 items to celebrate Windrush's 75 anniversary in Warwickshire - The Leamington Observer

Exhibition of 75 items to celebrate Windrush's 75 anniversary in Warwickshire

THE 75TH anniversary of the arrival of HMS Empire Windrush is being marked in Warwickshire – with an exhibition of 75 items.

EQuIP, a charity promoting equality and inclusion across the county, has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery to celebrate the landmark Windrush anniversary. And they will be collecting and sharing 75 items, stories, photos and memories.

The items will form a wider programme of raising awareness of the experiences of diverse and Black Caribbean communities coming to the county.

And their memories and stories will underpin a special exhibition that will tour libraries in the future, and a celebration event later in the year.

The materials collected will also be part of the development of a training curriculum to be available in schools.

Junaid Hussain, Chief Executive of EQuIP, said: “We are delighted to have been supported by the Big Lottery to support our Windrush in Warwickshire 75 celebrations.

“Residents from the Windrush generation and their descendants are invited to share their words, experiences and items relating to their culture. Seventy-five items is our aim, and they can be anything that is significant, important and relevant to each person involved whether a story, photo or object.

“In 2021 we commissioned a video which is still available on our YouTube page called

‘Stories of the Windrush Generation’ based on Warwickshire resident’s experiences and this new project will build on that.

“Alongside working with established community groups, I am very pleased to be working so closely with Warwickshire’s County Records Office and the Warwickshire Libraries on developing and showing this exhibition.

“If anyone would like to get involved, then please do get in touch.”

For more information visit https://www.equipequality.org.uk/

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