Arts and culture event to be held to mark 75th anniversary of Windrush

Press ReleaseUpdated: 19 June 2023Community and living
An event honouring the Windrush Generation will take place at Otley Family Centre on 21 June from 3pm to 5pm

Three Rivers will be honouring and celebrating the British Caribbean community as part of Windrush Day (Thursday 22 June) with an afternoon chock full of activities.

Residents are invited to a crafts and culture event at the Otley Family Centre on Wednesday (21 June) to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Windrush Day– a day dedicated to paying tribute and celebrating those who journeyed from the Caribbean during the 1940s – 1970s to provide invaluable support with the post-Second World War reconstruction efforts.

Attendees can expect an afternoon full of fun with different arts and crafts to be enjoyed by the whole family, from flower box building to a range of colouring activities for all ages.

You will be able to create your own flower box and plant seeds in colours of various Caribbean flags.

The leader of Three Rivers District Council, Cllr Sarah Nelmes, said: “Windrush Day gives us the opportunity to thank members of the Windrush generation for shaping the UK as it is now. They and their descendants have left a legacy and we should be all proud of what they have accomplished.

“The activities planned on Wednesday is an opportunity for residents, families, and children to learn about the Windrush generation whilst having fun at the same time. If you are considering attending, then please do so.”

The event will take place at the Otley Family Centre, Otley Way, South Oxhey, WD19 7TB, from 3pm to 5pm.