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Dr Michael McMillan is a playwright, mixed-media artist, curator, and educator, arguably best known for his installation, The West Indian Front Room now housed at Hoxton’s Museum of the Home. Dr McMillan has had many works produced by the Royal Court Theatre, Channel 4, and BBC Radio 4. His parents came to the UK from St Vincent & the Grenadines in 1959. Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition was produced by DJ Flight for Prison Radio Association. It’s part of the Hackney Windrush Public Programme, curated by Create London in partnership with Hackney Council and supported by Freelands Foundation. Visit our website windrushstories.com for more episodes and resources for schools at key-stage 1-3.
Michelle Dornelly is a life-long Hackney resident of St Lucian and Jamaican descent. She's a community organiser who founded the Children With Voices charity and numerous community food hubs across the borough to provide vulnerable people with food packages, seasonal gifts, and general support during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://childrenwithvoices.wixsite.com/london Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition was produced by DJ Flight for Prison Radio Association. It’s part of the Hackney Windrush Public Programme, curated by Create London in partnership with Hackney Council and supported by Freelands Foundation. Visit our website windrushstories.com for more episodes and resources for schools at key-stage 1-3.
Mr Gee is a poet and veteran of the UK spoken word scene. He's a writer, broadcaster, actor, and advisor; Gee has also worked extensively within the criminal justice system and is a Shoreditch local, currently leading Rich Mix’s New Creatives project. His mother moved to London from Guyana in the 1960s. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3kKeWMpksOdvB3bFA4jPog Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition was produced by DJ Flight for Prison Radio Association. It’s part of the Hackney Windrush Public Programme, curated by Create London in partnership with Hackney Council and supported by Freelands Foundation. Visit our website windrushstories.com for more episodes and resources for schools at key-stage 1-3.
Cleveland Watkiss MBE was born in Clapton, 1959 to Jamaican parents. He is an award-winning vocalist, composer, actor, and voice professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, who co-founded the Jazz Warriors, and hosted the seminal Metalheadz Sunday Sessions, at Blue Note, Hoxton Square. https://www.clevelandwatkiss.co.uk/   Windrush Stories: Hackney Edition was produced by DJ Flight for Prison Radio Association. It’s part of the Hackney Windrush Public Programme, curated by Create London in partnership with Hackney Council and supported by Freelands Foundation. Visit our website windrushstories.com for more episodes and resources for schools at key-stage 1-3.
Dawn Butler MP

Dawn Butler MP

2021-12-1501:02:04

Dawn Butler MP is the Member of Parliament for Brent Central. Campaigner, activist, daughter of Windrush, she was the first elected African-Caribbean woman to become a UK government minister. In 2020 she was voted one of Vogue's 25 most influential women, and recently honoured with a blue plaque at the former site of her parents' 'Butlers Bakery', to commemorate being chosen as 'Waltham Forest's local hero'.
Nia Archives

Nia Archives

2021-10-2850:07

Nia Archives was born and raised in Bradford and Leeds. She's a third-generation Windrush descendant and a rising star of UK dance music, working as a producer, singer-songwriter, DJ and visual artist. Nia is part of a new wave of young talent celebrating and paying homage to sound system heritage and culture.
Marc Mac (4Hero)

Marc Mac (4Hero)

2021-10-2201:16:16

Marc Mac (4hero) is one of dance music’s most influential artists. A pioneer of breakbeat hardcore, jungle D&B, broken beat, nu jazz; one half of award-winning duo, 4hero; instrumental in Goldie’s breakthrough; and co-founder of Reinforced Records – regarded as one of underground music’s blueprint labels.
Dr. Kristy Holder

Dr. Kristy Holder

2021-10-1954:32

Dr. Kristy Holder is a third-generation Windrush descendant of Trinidadian, Jamaican and Welsh heritage. She was born in Northampton, England, and grew up in Clydach, Wales. Dr. Holder manages the Windrush Evolving Heritage Project at Swansea’s African Community Centre, and recently completed a PhD in Reconstructing Climate Change. https://africancommunitycentre.org.uk/projects/windrush-evolving-heritage/
Audley Forrester MBE

Audley Forrester MBE

2021-10-1401:03:26

Audley Morais Forrester MBE served 2 years in the Jamaican Army and trained as a salesman, before leaving for England in 1955, still a teen. A coal miner for 5 years, he then spent 37 developing South Yorkshire’s public transport services – for which he was awarded an MBE in 1997.
Norma Gregory

Norma Gregory

2021-10-1157:07

Norma Gregory is a historian, curator, heritage consultant, author, and founder of community media organisation Nottingham News Centre and the Black Miners Museum Project – unearthing the stories of Black African and African Caribbean coal miners across the UK. https://normagregory.com/
Ace Ruele Aristotles

Ace Ruele Aristotles

2021-10-0757:23

Ace Ruele Aristotles is motion capture and creature actor born in late ‘80s London. Following a prison sentence, Ace found himself caught in a legal battle with the Home Office, who tried to deport him to Jamaica due to his mother not having British citizenship at the time of his birth. Here's his story... https://aceruele.com/
Angie Le Mar

Angie Le Mar

2021-10-0401:00:55

Angie Le Mar was born in Lewisham, south London, to Jamaican parents. She's a pioneer in the entertainment industry, with over 35 years in showbusiness. The Queen of Black Comedy, Angie is a producer, actor, comic, writer, TV and radio presenter, author, laughter therapy coach and founder of We Walk Wednesdays. https://wewalkwednesdays.com
Throughout Black History Month, presenter DJ Flight returns with a brand new series of Windrush Stories, featuring interviews with people whose families made the move from the Caribbean to the UK.
Rt Hon Diane Abbott MP

Rt Hon Diane Abbott MP

2020-06-3043:071

Diane Abbott was born in London to Jamaican parents. In 1987 she made history, becoming the first Black woman to be elected to parliament in Britain. She served as Shadow Home Secretary and is the longest-serving Black MP in the history of the House of Commons.
Prof. Benjamin Zephaniah

Prof. Benjamin Zephaniah

2020-06-2257:171

Professor Benjamin Zephaniah was born and raised in Birmingham, England, the son of a Jamaican nurse and Bajan postal worker. He is a poet, novelist, lecturer, activist, musician, TV and radio presenter. https://benjaminzephaniah.com
Sister Ina Spence

Sister Ina Spence

2020-06-2231:16

Sister Ina Spence was born in Trelawny, Jamaica. She moved to Manchester, England in her late teens and worked as a nurse and senior midwife for over 40 years, delivering hundreds of babies. Sister Spence was recorded by Rachel Ross, one of the mothers she took wonderful care of, during her career.
Cecil Wright

Cecil Wright

2020-06-2218:33

Cecil Wright was born in 1933 in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. Known as Cec, he was a fast bowling cricketer who played for the national team and also for clubs across the Lancashire leagues, starting with Crompton, after moving to the UK in 1959. Cec retired in 2019 aged 85, after 60 years of playing. His final club was Uppermill In this recording he is interviewed by his daughter, Cecile https://www.wisden.com/stories/your-game/club-cricket/cecil-wright-jamaica
Jamz Supernova

Jamz Supernova

2020-06-2242:00

Jamz Supernova is a DJ and broadcaster from London. She's of Jamaican-Cuban-Irish heritage. Jamz is known for her popular BBC Radio 1Xtra and British Council radio shows, her Future Bounce record label and nights, and for her passion for supporting alternative Black music styles. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05tqk1x
Nadine White

Nadine White

2020-06-2253:46

Nadine White is a third-generation Windrush descendant from London, England. A journalist and news reporter, she currently publishes via HuffPost UK and previously at The Voice newspaper with a focus on current affairs, race and social justice. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/nadine-white/2/
Brendon Batson OBE

Brendon Batson OBE

2020-06-2201:06:54

Brendon Batson OBE was born in St George's, Grenada. He moved to Tilbury in England in 1962. A former footballer for Arsenal, Cambridge United and West Bromwich Albion, he was part of the pioneering trio nicknamed Three Degrees alongside Cyrille Regis and Laurie Cunningham. Brendon Batson is a trustee of the Professional Footballers Association, which is first joined in 1984. https://www.thepfa.com/news/2018/9/11/life-of-brendon-batson
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