To mark seventy years after the arrival of passenger liner V Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, Essex, and in response to the recent Windrush scandal, writer/director Lynette Linton has commissioned and is curating Passages: A Windrush Celebration, a series of seven monologue films presented by the Royal Court Theatre.
Writers include Winsome Pinnock, Rikki Beadle-Blair, Natasha Gordon, Shereen Jasmin Phillips, Lynette Linton, Jamael Westman and Roy Williams. The films, which focus on the British West Indian experience, will be released weekly online later this year.
Passages: A Windrush Celebration will culminate in a day of celebration which will include food, music and a screening of all seven films, held at the Royal Court theatre on Saturday 13 April 2018.
Passages: A Windrush Celebration will be produced by Black Apron Entertainment, with support from Christopher Haydon and the Royal Court Theatre.
The Royal Court, RBKC.
Daniel M. Bailey, Lynette Linton and Christopher Haydon
Shereen Jasmin Phillips
Funded by Arts Council England & RBKC Art Fund Grant