Welcome to England

Welcome to England - Actresses and Actors collect their certificates on stage

This dynamic production is brought to you our the newly formed adult drama classes which kicked off in April 2022. We’ve enlisted fresh talent, both performers and writers, to share their compelling stories and perspectives on the profound impact of the Windrush generation on us as first-generation-born individuals.

 This show is more than just entertainment; it’s a platform for support, encouragement, and inspiration. Our goal is to engage, enlighten, and empower the audience, fostering a deeper appreciation of the Windrush legacy.  The first show took place on Sunday 29 October 2023. Make sure you stay updated with BAP online in case further developments for these sketches are released.
Welcome to England - Actresses and Actors collect their certificates on stage

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Book launch
On the day attendees watched a book launch from author Dorrel L. Green-Briggs as she unveiled ‘Caribbean Women’s Migration: Windrush Era Housing Experiences’.

 

 

THE AUTHOR

 Dorrel L. Green-Briggs grew up in Tottenham, North London. She is the only daughter of Jamaican-born parents, who came to England during the 1950s Windrush Era. While working toward her master’s degree at London Metropolitan University, her mother inspired her to write about Caribbean women’s migration and Windrush experiences for her dissertation. Her mother was the first candidate she interviewed.

 

 

THE BOOK 

The Caribbean ex-servicemen were initially identified as the first migrant passenger group on board HMS Windrush. The women migrants were overlooked according to the writing of James and Harris. They identified up to 600 West Indian women recruited for the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) – many of who arrived in November 1943. Their important stories are untold.

Dorrel L. Green-Briggs examines the consequences of the well-documented recruitment programmes of the British Government that brought the Caribbean people to work on public transport and in hospitals.

The British Government and British companies like London Transport and, the newly formed National Health Service recruited these men and women in the Caribbean to help rebuild post-war Britain. Such information must be made readily available in schools and in history books as they paint a different truth of Britain in the 1940s to 1960s.

 


Presentation

Justice For Windrush Generations presented a presentation on the Windrush Compensation Scheme, highlighting the compensation available to those from commonwealth countries who may have been affected by the Windrush scandal. Join us on the night to hear more.

 

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Welcome to England - Actresses and Actors collect their certificates on stage
Welcome to England - Actresses and Actors collect their certificates on stage