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- Preston, United Kingdom
- Local community
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- Closed on Saturday, 16th September 2017
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Windrush Initiatives CIC is a Community Organisation supporting the Black Caribbean, African and Dual Heritage communities in Preston. Promoting cohesion, integration and educating about our history, our culture and our heritage
The Windrush Festival has been created to acknowledge those first very courageous 492 West Indians who took the first step to come to England on June 22nd 1948 to help rebuild England after the 2nd World War, because for some reason it is rarely acknowledged. Celebrating our grandparent’s and parent’s presence in Preston / Britain, and acknowledging what they and we went through in the first few decades.
This is the 5th year of the event that has grown and evolved with the valuable support of Prestonian's from all different heritages. Windrush Initiatives find it extremely humbling, flattering and super proud of its success. So the Windrush Festival tries to get the event as close to June the 22nd as possible to give it that significance.
The Windrush Festival is a day of Celebration, family orientated, fun and educational experience. From the Islands cricket match, as cricket was a sport West Indians played, it broke down barriers within communities, created life long friendships and understanding of the West Indian culture.
The Windrush Festival has many facets:
Live Music form local artists
Carnival Dance Troupes
History of our generations
Local and West Indian Cuisine
Feedback gathered from previous Windrush Festivals
Edward - It was truly an inspiring day!! It was so nice to the the children playing and having fun!!
Julia -Fantastic day. Well done to all those who helped to create it. Xx
Janet - It was a brill day .. catching up with people from the old days xx good times
Laney - It's a good thing because there's nothing else like it happening around Preston 😊
So we are asking for further help for this years Windrush Festival.
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Windrush Initiatives CIC is a Community Organisation supporting the Black, African and Dual Heritage communities in Preston. Promoting cohesion, integration and educating about our history, our culture and our heritage. The Windrush Festival is a Festival with a purpose.
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