Windrush Day on BBC Essex

For Windrush Day 2020 Essex Cultural Diversity Project and friends were invited to speak on Essex Voices, the weekly radio programme on BBC Essex that focuses on Community.


We discussed Windrush and the importance of Windrush Day to celebrate the lives, achievements and culture of the Windrush generation and their descendants.

Presented by BBC Essex’s Helen Scott, ECDP’s Creative Director Indi Sandhu was joined by Lawrence Walker from Black History Month Colchester; Southend-based writer, producer, curator and director Jo Melville from South Essex African Caribbean Association; musician Gary ST Cordice; and artist EVEWRIGHT. 




Windrush Legacy Film

As part of our Windrush Project in 2019 we created a legacy film, telling the story of the Windrush, featuring historical images and photographs, shots of Tilbury Docks and Windrush events across Essex, and specially invited speakers. This includes artist Evewright, talking about his project Caribbean Takeaway Takeover which recorded the stories of Caribbean elders and part of the Windrush Generation, using art installation, photography and sound.

Windrush Legacy Film from Essex Cultural Diversity Project on Vimeo.