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Birmingham: The Windrush events to attend this June, pt 1

EVENTS: Windrush 70 celebrations to take place in Birmingham

JUNE 22 2018 marks the 70th anniversary since the arrival of the ship MV Empire Windrush that brought workers from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago Barbados and other islands to the UK. In aid of this generation, the UK reflects on the remarkable contributions made by Caribbean migrants by celebrating across the UK.

One of the major cities hosting various celebratory events is Birmingham. See below some of the tea parties, lectures, and events available to attend.

WHAT: BME NURSES TEA PARTY

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, in partnership with the BAME Staff Network at UoB, Recognize Black Heritage & Culture, Unison West Midlands & RCN West Midlands are pleased to announce the Windrush 70th Caribbean Nurses celebration event.This event honours Caribbean nurses (present day & retired) and we request the pleasure of your company to celebrate the Windrush 70th anniversary.

Where: University of Birmingham School
12 Weoley Park Rd
Selly Oak
Birmingham B29 6LL
When: Saturday 16th June 2018
1.00pm - 5.00pm

What: Pastor’s Breakfast
Where: Laurel Road Community Centre,
Laurel Road Handsworth
Birmingham
B21 9PB
When: Saturday 16th June 2018

WHAT: WINDRUSH 70 BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC SERVICE DAY

The Public Service Day will highlight the contribution made by the Windrush Generation to Public Service which also includes Transport, Local Government, Civil Service and More.

​There will be various displays from all of the listed services from the Windrush era and also modern including vehicles and equipment.

This is an all day rolling event with the opening ceremony at 12 noon.

Where: Tally- Ho
​Birmingham
When: Monday 18th June 2018
10.00am - 4.00pm

WHAT: ELDERS DAY
Where: Laurel Road Community Centre
Laurel Road Handsworth Birmingham B21 9PB
When: Tuesday 19th June 2018
​11.00am - 3.00pm

WHAT: ELDERS ENTERTAINMENT EVENING
Pannel Croft Village
Where: Pannel Croft Village,
Hospital street
Newtown
Birmingham
B19 2YD
When: Tuesday 19th June 2018
​6.00pm - 11.00pm
​Booking details shortly.

WHAT: THE WINDRUSH UNIVERSITY LECTURE
Where: ​Lecture Theatre. The Barber Art Gallery
Birmingham University
When: Wednesday 20th June 2018
2.00pm - 4.30pm

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