More than 300 people came to the Windrush Anchor festival at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre on Saturday 20 August.
The mayor of Enfield, Councillor Doris Jiagge was among the visitors to the event and spoke to the crowd about the significance of the contribution of the Windrush generation.
ECA's Windrush Voices Exhibition, which records the contributions of 20 members of the Windrush Generation in north London was seen by festival visitors. Mayor Jiagge was impressed with the exhibition. Fresh Radio London was on hand to broadcast the event live providing music and lively commentary of the day's activities.
Young people provided the entertainment for the day. Singers, poets and spoken word artists from Straight Outta Edmonton Young Creatives Showcase provided a series of conscious lyrics, narratives and thoughts for the afternoon.
Youth dance group STEPPAZ, demonstrated some serious youth energy with their modern street dance moves which left the audience amazed and gasping for more.
According to events organiser, Rudi Page, Making Connections Work, “The first Windrush Anchor Festival at Edmonton Green Shopping Centre, Enfield was a great success. It achieved all the objectives for the Enfield Synergy Forum and made a great start to the celebrations of Windrush75 Diamond Jubilee in 2023.”
Young people will be the theme of ECA’s Black History Month event at Enfield Grammar School. Our Young People are the Future! The event will
The free event is entitled Our Young People are our Future will be comprised of a variety of amazing speechs, workshops on finance, starting your own business, positive think and more. The event will also have entertainment and refreshments throughout the day. Our Young People are our future aims to inspire and empower young people. Understanding the past, in order to move forward to the future. Have a look at our Black History Month page for more information.
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