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In 1948 the HMT Empire Windrush arrived into Tilbury Docks with passengers from the Caribbean – a moment in history that will shape modern Britain.
In 1948 the HMT Empire Windrush arrived into Tilbury Docks with passengers from the Caribbean – a moment in history that will shape modern Britain. On this 75th anniversary we have an opportunity to recognise this important part of our heritage and celebrate generations of contribution to UK life.
The theme for this anniversary is ‘Celebrate, Educate and Inspire’. Rupert Walters and a community led team are creating a series of events at the Picturedrome to do just that.
Join us to honour and celebrate the community pioneers who answered Britain’s call to rebuild our post-war nation. Despite the many challenges faced, the Windrush generation demonstrated resilience, tolerance, and self-belief that made a significant impact on a country crawling out from the economic and cultural devastation of World War II.
Monday 19 June 6.30pm – ‘Fire in Babylon’ is a film about the West Indian cricket team
Tuesday 20 June 2pm-6pm – Exhibition viewing
Wednesday 21 June 7pm – Live band focusing on gospel music and the Black church
Thursday 22 June 2pm-6pm – Exhibition Viewing
Friday 23 June 6.30pm – Showing of Gloucester produced documentary films, Jamaican poetry read and performed by ‘Sister Shirley’, followed by a Jamaican buffet with music by Daddy English
All events are free, and no need to book.
Voices Gloucester is committed to ensuring that the projects and events that we organise and support, contribute to the environmental wellbeing of Gloucester. Where possible please use public transport to attend this event.
By train: Gloucester train station is approximately a 10 minute walk. The Station is part of several major lines including Cardiff Central, Birmingham New Street and London Paddington. Regular services run to and from Gloucester throughout the day. For more information please visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 48 49 50.
By bus: the “Picturedrome Theatre” bus stop is opposite the venue and serviced by buses 1, 2 and 2A. For more information visit www.stagecoachbus.com. Opposite the train station is the bus station which connects main bus routes from cheltenham and around Gloucestershire.
By bike: There is a rail outside of the theatre on which you can lock your bike, but alternative bikes can be held in the space during visits.
By car: Parking is available at nearby Asda or GL1 Leisure Centre (15min walk). Both are free for two hours and paid beyond this. Alternatively there is a pay and display car park behind the venue on Vauxhaul Road.
Accessibility: Wheelchair access will be through the back of the building from the car park behind. Please call us if you require any further accessibility information.
162-166 Barton St, Gloucester GL1 4EU
19 (Monday) 6:30pm - 23 (Friday) 9:30pm
Contemporary History (1945 - Present Day)
Medieval History (c.410 - 1485)
Prehistory (Before AD43)
Roman History (AD43 - c.410)
Tudors, Stuarts & Georgian History (1485 - 1837)
Victorian History (1837-1901)
160 on Barton
20 St Mark Street
2nd floor, Kings House
Gloucestershire Heritage Hub
Llanthony Secunda Priory
Outside Eastgate Shopping Centre
St Mary de Crypt Church
The Folk, Bishop Hooper’s House
The Friendship Cafe
The Lady Chapel
The Music Works
Various, pick up a map from the Cathedral Quarter shop
Wheatstone Hall @ Museum of Gloucester
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