Windrush Pop-Up Exhibition Tours Essex Libraries

An image of the pull up pop up Windrush exhibition in situ at Thameside in Grays, Thurrock

Essex Cultural Diversity Project’s pop-up exhibition to celebrate the contribution the Windrush generation has made to British life is now touring Essex Libraries.

The exhibition, housed on large pull up banners, tells the story of the Caribbean citizens who arrived at Tilbury on board the Empire Windrush on 22 June 1948, pioneering today’s multi-cultural society and redefining what it means to be British.

Designed to be toured, the exhibition has been hosted across many public venues in the South East, including the Essex Records Office, primary and secondary schools, gurdwaras, museums and galleries. Thank you to Essex Libraries for helping us share this important story.

You can see the exhibition at:

  • Basildon Library, 12 April – 8 May 2021
  • Chelmsford Library, 15 May – 12 June 2021

For more details visit

Windrush Legacy Film

This 10-minute mini-documentary tells 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 recent project Caribbean Takeaway Takeover which recorded the stories of Caribbean elders and part of the Windrush Generation, using art installation, photography and sound.

The exhibition and film was created in 2019 when we led a project to celebrate Windrush Day. The project was supported with funding through the Government’s Windrush Day Grant Scheme to support communities to commemorate and celebrate the outstanding contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants. 50 community groups, arts organisations and local authorities across the country used the funding to lead school projects, street parties, exhibitions, talks and workshops to recognise and honour the immense legacy of those who stepped ashore at Tilbury Docks over 70 years ago.

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