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Windrush Generation in Kent and Medway: continuing their legacy

2 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019

Windrush Generation in Kent and Medway: continuing their legacy

Windrush Generation in Kent and Medway: continuing their legacy

2 - 24 November

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 –

See full event details via Black History Live

Drop in games

Saturday 2, 9 & 16 November | 10am – 12pm
Play traditional Caribbean games including dominoes and ludo, learn through the interactive Windrush Game.

MACA Saturday School Experience

Saturday 2 November | 12pm – 2pm
A taster of MACA’s monthly Saturday fun for families.

Caribbean storytelling with 'H' Patten

Saturday 16 November | 10am – 12pm

What is the Windrush Generation?

Did you know ...

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.

Explore the Dockyard on your visit

Fancy exploring the rest of our historic site whilst you’re visiting?

Buy a Dockyard ticket online at a discounted price and discover the Historic Dockyard.

Your Dockyard ticket includes… 

  • Guided Tours – character guides take you on a tour of the Victorian Ropery and Submarine HM Ocelot – book upon arrival
  • 10 Galleries – including Hearts of Oak, a walking cinema experience
  • 3 Historic Warships – HMS Cavalier, The National Destroyer Memorial. HM Submarine Ocelot, the last Royal Navy warship built at Chatham. HMS Gannet, A Sloop of the Victorian Royal Navy
  • 3 Play Areas
  • Plus and exciting programme and exhibitions throughout the year – see our what’s on page for all the details!

What's On

What's on