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Windrush Day 2019

Black Asian and ethnically diverse
Saturday 22 June 2019

Windrush Day was introduced in 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the landing of the first Caribbean migrants, for the purpose of “encouraging communities across the country to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants.”

Taking place on 22 June, the day when around 500 migrants from the Caribbean arrived in 1948 aboard the MV Empire Windrush, the day is intended to recognise and honour their enormous contributions.


Some of the events happening in West Yorkshire to celebrate Windrush Day and the Windrush Generation include:

21 June

  • Windrush Generations Flag Raising Civic Ceremony - Centenary Square, Bradford
  • Photo & Art Exhibition ‘From War to Windrush’ - City Hall, Bradford

22 June

  • Carnival of Roots & Culture - Centenary Square & City Park, Bradford
  • Windrush Local Stories Project - Bradford City Centre Library & City Park
  • Windrush Reading Event, Alive and Kicking Theatre Company - City Hall, Bradford

23 June

  • Cricket Tournament - Caribbean Cricket Club, Leeds
  • All Churches Together Service for Windrush, ‘Streets Paved with Gold’ - New testament Church of God, Necropolis Road, Lidget Green

2 August - 8 September

16 August