A Letter Home: In Praise of Windrush

A Letter Home: In Praise of Windrush

By The Black Curriculum

Black Curriculum Presents, A Letter Home: In Praise of Windrush To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the HMT Empire Windrush arriving in Britain on 22 June 1948, join our guests as they explore the range of British Caribbean experiences from Literature to Music to Food. Featuring intergenerational discussions between the likes of Jade LB, Lorna Holder, Cristale, and more, this series champions the culture and contributions of the Caribbean community in Britain, from Windrush to the Present Day.


Keisha’s Curriculum

What role do art and literature play in helping us understand ourselves and the world around us? In this episode, we are joined by Artist, Nanette Benn, and Keisha da Sket author, Jade LB (also Nanette’s niece). The pair’s discussion touches on the emphasis placed on education in their family, the revolutionary power of language & literature, and the necessity of a new and more representative curriculum.
21/06/2315m 40s

Zoot Suits and String Vests

What can we learn from the world of fashion and its intersection with business? Menswear designer Bianca Saunders joins author, producer, and designer, Lorna Holder to explore how fashion can be a powerful medium for storytelling and a powerful tool to help us understand our history. From the influence of the Windrush generation on business to the lack of documentation of British Caribbean fashion, this wide-ranging conversation illustrates the power of ownership in the legacy of Windrush. hi
21/06/2311m 9s

Ready For Di Road

Calypso, Lover’s Rock, Dancehall, Reggae, the list goes on. The influence of Caribbean music can’t be understated and so, it’s only right that we talk about music. Rapper Cristale joins artist and DJ Linett Kamala to discuss the significance of music for the British Caribbean identity from their own Caribbean creative influences to the significance of annual celebrations at Notting Hill Carnival.
21/06/2314m 33s

Guyanese Cuisine and Michelin Dreams

Food is a cornerstone of Caribbean culture and in this episode, NattyCanCook is joined by his grandfather, Evris Mortley to discuss all things culinary. From the differences between Caribbean and British cuisines to navigating moving to a new country and adjusting to different tastes, this intergenerational conversation reminds us of the importance of food in bringing people from the Caribbean, and worldwide, together.
21/06/239m 59s
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