Musical  celebration of Windrush 75

SCHOOL children joined with a gospel choir for a special concert to mark 75 years since the arrival of HMT Windrush.

Renewal Choir Bristol, in partnership with Venturers Trust and Clifton College, staged the Windrush 75 Showcase event at Clifton College Chapel on June 22.

Vernon Samuels, project manager and one of the leaders of Renewal Choir, said: “This partnership with Clifton College alongside Venturers Trust significantly enhances the reach of the benefit of our project. By holding our event at Clifton College Chapel, we’re creating a vibrant cultural exchange platform, connecting Bristol’s younger generation to the rich legacy of the Windrush generation and fostering a sense of community and connection.”

The choir is also staging a series of gospel music workshops at local sdchools, giving children the the opportunity to learn about the Windrush generation’s journey and their profound impact on British society.

Vernon Samuels added: “At a time when unity and mutual understanding are more important than ever, the Windrush 75 Showcase event serves as a beacon of inclusivity and cohesion. It’s an opportunity for Bristol’s school children, their families and the wider community to learn about, appreciate and celebrate our shared history and the importance of diversity.”

David Watson, CEO of Venturers Trust, said: “We’re honoured to take part in this community-focused celebration event that helps to raise the profile of the Windrush generation and their significant contribution to the UK.”

Dr Tim Greene, Headmaster of Clifton College, said: “We are delighted to host the Windrush 75 concert, welcoming people from across Bristol to share an evening of wonderful music and celebration.”