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Windrush: Arrival 1948


Goldsmiths University
21st January - 13th February

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An exhibition reimagining and recreating Windrush passenger landing cards, to represent those destroyed by the Home Office in 2010

Explore recreations of 1,027 individual landing cards representing each passenger who arrived on the MV Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks on 22 June 1948.

Based on a new transcription of the Windrush passenger list held at The National Archives, the landing cards represent a single pivotal moment in the life of each passenger; a snapshot of hope, opportunity and uncertainty.

Brought to life through maps, installations and images, the newly transcribed passenger list illuminates and challenges some of the myths and assumptions about those who arrived on the Empire Windrush over seventy years ago.

Windrush: Arrival 1948 features a mid-century Caribbean front room installation curated by Goldsmiths designer and lecturer Rose Sinclair, and audio arrival stories recorded in the Conversation Booth at Goldsmiths, University of London in October 2018.

Price: Free

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