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350 years before and after Windrush

Before and After Windrush: 350 years of Black People in Lambeth” is a free exhibition in Lambeth town hall in Brixton SW2 1RW on weekdays 9am to 6pm until Friday 12th July.
Evidence from Lambeth Palace & council archives of Black People in Lambeth goes back to the 1660s. It includes records  of former slaves and servants who were being baptised in a Lambeth parish church in the eighteenth century, African princes & sons of chiefs who were being educated in Clapham and the mysterious, unnamed Black Woman of Brixton Causeway who was struggling to bring up her child in Lambeth in the 1720s.
Photographs by Harry Jacobs of the Black community in Brixton between the 1950s and the 1990s are also on display.
To meet the curator of the exhibition on Monday 1st July at 6.30pm email artsweb@lambeth.gov.uk to book a place.
Cllr Sonia Winifred, pictured, said: “Multiculturalism and the history of our Black communities in Lambeth goes back much further than most people probably realise.
We have a packed schedule of events through the month to mark Windrush Day on 22nd June it. Check out the brilliant programme of events we are putting on throughout June”
For details of Windrush events see: https://love.lambeth.gov.uk/windrush-celebrations-2019/

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Windrush generation

Help is on hand locally for anyone you know affected by the tighter rules on British citizenship for Commonwealth citizens.

The Black Cultural Archives , based in Windrush Square Brixton SW2 1EF,  is organising a set of advice surgeries throughout the month of May  on:

Wed 2 May 5pm-8pm

Sat 5 May, 10am-1pm

Wed 9 May 5pm-8pm

Sat 12 May, 10am-1pm

Wed 16 May 5pm-8pm

Sat 19 May, 10am-1pm

Wed 22 May 5pm-8pm

Sat 26 May, 10am-1pm

Wed 30 May 5pm-8pm

You can just turn up or book an appointment by phoning 020 3757 8500 or emailing info@bcaheritage.org,uk

For more information see:

https://blackculturalarchives.org/blog/windrush-solidarity

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/free-citizenship-for-the-windrush-generation

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