'Windrush Generations' - 1000 Londoners

16 Nov 2018

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£10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

National Portrait Gallery

England, United Kingdom


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Discover the stories of Caribbean Londoners in the post-Windrush era, in a brand new series of 1000 Londoners short documentaries.


In a brand new series of 15 short films, the multi award-winning documentary project 1000 Londoners discovers the lives of 4 generations of Londoners with Caribbean heritage.

Each of the films portrays the experiences of a single Londoner, including:

  • Kenny Lynch, the British comedian and singer who toured with the Beatles and appeared in Carry On Films;
  • Dame Jocelyn Barrow, knighted for her achievements in race-relations;

  • Teacher Sara Burke who led the 2018 protest about the treatment of the Windrush Generation;

  • Ground-breaking BBC journalist Alex Pascall who reminisces about interviews with Bob Marley, Mohammed Ali;

and many more.

Alongside the short documentaries, you will see new edits of rarely-seen Super 8 footage from Brixton during the 1960s to 1980s, from former pentecostal Minister Clovis Salmon aka ‘Sam The Wheels’ who came to London from Jamaica in the 1950s; and of BFI archive from Notting Hill Carnival.

‘Windrush Generations’ has been curated by 1000 Londoners Creative Director Rachel Wang, whose mother moved to London from Jamaica during the Windrush era. Rachel will host a panel discussion on the Legacy of the Windrush Generations with some of the Londoners featured in the films after each screening.

‘Windrush Generations’ is the 14th 1000 Londoners Movie Night. Previous movie nights have looked at themes as varied as food in London, women and London’s dog owners.

Tickets for ‘Windrush Generations’ at the National Portrait Gallery Friday 16 November 7pm, the Barbican Saturday 17 November 3pm (EFG London Jazz Festival), Curzon Soho Wednesday 5 December 6.45pm and Ritzy Cinema Thursday 6 December 8.30pm are available online (click the links).

We look forward to meeting you and celebrating London!

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