Learn about and celebrate the contributions of The Windrush Generation with Medway African and Carribean Association (MACA) here at the Dockyard in a mini exhibition held in the Namur Room (near Mess Deck Restaurant).
This exhibition is free to attend and is supported by the University of Kent. It includes a series of free workshops and activities for all ages throughout November –
Saturday 2, 9 & 16 November | 10am – 12pm
Play traditional Caribbean games including dominoes and ludo, learn through the interactive Windrush Game.
Saturday 2 November | 12pm – 2pm
A taster of MACA’s monthly Saturday fun for families.
Saturday 9 November | 12pm – 2pm
Saturday 16 November | 10am – 12pm
The Windrush generation refers to the immigrants who were invited to the UK between 1948 and 1971 from Caribbean countries such as Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.
The name derives from the ship MV Empire Windrush, which on June 22, 1948, docked in Tilbury, Essex, bringing nearly 500 Jamaicans to the UK. The immigrants came at the invitation of the British government, which was facing a labour shortage due to the destruction caused by World War II. The 1971 Immigration Act gave Commonwealth citizens who were already living in the UK indefinite leave to remain.
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