MIL-OSI UK Cities: Westminster celebrates Windrush Day with Film Festival spectacular | Westminster City Council

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Source: City of Westminster

Westminster City Council celebrated Windrush Day 2022 with a spectacular Windrush Film Festival.

The special event included the premiere of “Still We Rise” – a documentary produced by Westminster City Council’s BAME staff network, in partnership with UNISON Westminster and the Windrush Caribbean Film Festival. The film features interviews with Westminster residents who arrived in Britain as part of the Windrush generation, sharing personal stories about starting their new lives in the UK.

VIP guests including Westminster residents from the Windrush generation, the Leader of the Council, and the Lord Mayor of Westminster, attended the event at the Prince Charles Cinema in Leicester Place on Wednesday 22 June. Guests were treated to a live performance from a steel band as they arrived to take their seats for the main event.

The premiere of “Still We Rise” was followed by a Q&A session with Westminster residents Rosline Monrose, Peter Straker, and Shelia Ramsey, who were interviewed in the film. Other highlights of the day included the “Faces of Windrush” digital photography exhibition, as well as the screening of short films including “Superheroes Wear Hoodies”, “Hats”, and “Russ Henderson”.

The Windrush Film Festival celebrates the remarkable contribution that members of the Windrush generation have made to Westminster and our country.

Councillor Adam Hug, Leader of Westminster City Council, said:

“On Windrush Day we remember the unique contribution that the Caribbean community have made to the City of Westminster and to British society. This spectacular event celebrates that legacy and gives us an opportunity to hear the personal stories of the Windrush generation.

“As well as celebrating our communities, we also recognise the challenges that they still face, and we will do everything we can as a council to support our communities across Westminster.”

For more information about how Westminster is celebrating Windrush Day please visit: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/windrush

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