Brixton spoken word poets to mark Windrush Day

By Melissa Kasule

 

A charity plans to honour the Windrush generation with a night of poetry to mark 72 years since their arrival to the UK.

Brixton youth charity Poetic Unity has partnered with Black Cultural Archives to bring Windrush Waves on Monday, June 22.

The charity founded by Brixton local, poet and rapper Ragz-CV work with young people in an aim to improve personal and educational development through spoken word. 

In lockdown, the charity has moved their weekly spoken word performances usually held at the Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives via Instagram and have introduced new poetry workshops for their followers.

The evening of poetry in celebration of Windrush Day will take place on Black Cultural Archives Instagram Live from 7 pm hosted by Ragz-CV. The evening will also consist of features from young poets aged 18-30 from black and mixed heritage.

Ragz-CV said: “We are doing this event to celebrate the amazing achievements of the Windrush Generation but also to highlight this important part of Black British History to the wider community who may not know about these heroes”

Visit @bcaheritage on Instagram at 7pm-8pm on June 22 for Windrush Waves. More information can be found at Poetic Unity’s website www.PoeticUnity.org.uk

 


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