Mothers and Daughters of the Windrush

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at the Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton, London SW2 1EF

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The last West Indian immigrant arrival before the UK Commonwealth Immigration Act 1962 came into force. Location: London, England - Walerloo Station from Southampton Docks 1962. Windrush. Image by Howard Grey. Part of Black Cultural Archives collection.

Seventy years have passed since the iconic SS Empire Windrush arrived on British shores. And today we are celebrating the legacies of our great-grandmothers, grandmothers and mothers. Take part in an interactive workshop to explore the resilient nature of our foremothers and how they created cultural spaces both inside and outside the home, shaping our identities today.

Anthropologist Dr Audrey Allwood and textile design lecturer Rose Sinclair unpick how the mothers and daughters of the Windrush wove together and maintained their Caribbean material culture through methods of mothering and nurturing. Reconnect with their power of creativity, aesthetic prowess and craft skills brought from “back home” that enabled them to take on roles of the dressmaker, piecemaker, cook, nurse, healer and homemakers from the 1950s onwards.

Dr Audrey Allwood is a visiting research fellow in anthropology at Goldsmith and is currently undertaking her post-doctorate studies in Caribbean migration and successive generations. Rose Sinclair is a design lecturer at Goldsmiths currently teaching textiles and fashion at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Black Cultural Archives
1 Windrush Square, Brixton
London
SW2 1EF

T: +44 (0)203 757 8500
E:  info@bcaheritage.org.uk

£7

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