‘Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land’

Things to do, Exhibitions British Library , Euston Until Sunday October 21 2018 Free
‘Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land’
© Andrea Levy

To mark 70 years since the Empire Windrush carried hundreds of migrants from the Caribbean to London, this exhibition at the British Library explores why people came to the UK, what they left behind and how they have shaped Britain. Listen to jazz and calypso, hear personal reflections from some of the first Caribbean nurses to join the NHS, see manuscripts of Andrea Levy’s novel ‘Small Island’ and Benjamin Zephaniah's poem ‘What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us’ and learn about Jamaican feminist poet Una Marson, who became the first black woman to be employed by the BBC. Find out more on the British Library's website

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Venue name: British Library
Contact:
Address: 96
Euston Rd
London
NW1 2DB
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 9.30am-8pm; Fri 9.30am-6pm; Sat 9.30am-5pm; Sun 11am-5pm
Transport: Tube: King’s Cross/Euston Rail: St Pancras International/King’s Cross/Euston
Price: Free
Event website: https://www.bl.uk/events/windrush-songs-in-a-strange-land
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