Miss Motivator’s Live & Direct Show presents”CELEBRATING THE WINDRUSH LEGACY” a live interview with Victor Richards on Thursday 14th June at 2-4pm
On behalf of The African Caribbean & Friends Community Assocication (formerly WIOCC) and The West Indian Sports & Social Club you are invited to join us as we take a walk through history in tribute to the Windrush Generation.
The arrival of the first mass movement of West Indian men from the Caribbean following the Second World War to assist the rebuilding effort of Britain was a significant moment in British History.
We promise an enjoyable, unforgettable experience of Black History, Food and Culture as we take you on a journey of the Windrush Generation.
THEME: “CELEBRATING THE WINDRUSH LEGACY”
Dress Code: Dress to Impress
The evening commences with :-
Marquee | Steelpan Reception
Guest Speakers & Dignatories
Hosted by Radio Personality Sam Brown
One Man Play“Streets Paved with Gold” by British Urban Film nominee Victor Richards.
Windrush Dance – Live performances by International Reggae Artiste Pete Campbell Basil Otis
Music by DJ PapaSam
Quote by Patrick Vernon OBE and leading ‘Windrush Day’ campaigner – “Fantastic show tonight. Streets Paved With Gold gives an insight in to the Windrush Generation.This is a reminder of their sacrifices and why the government needs to have legislation to protect as British Citizens”.
Time : 6pm – 2am
Live interview with Victor Richards
The London-born Leicester-bred son of Barbadian parents who came to Britain in the 1950s, actor, writer, poet and storyteller Victor Richards has been perfectly positioned throughout his life to observe and commentate on the trials and tribulations, joys and sorrows of British West Indian culture for nearly seven decades.
After his experiences of being a model and choreographer, Victor attended Next Stage Adult Education Sandfield Drama College in Nottingham in the early 90s. It was through this experience that his acting and writing talents really found their wings and a hard- earned break enabled him to perform his first one-man play Streets Paved with Gold at the Nottingham Playhouse. Since then, Victor has written and performed two further plays, Return to the Caribbean and Children of the First Generation, to delighted audiences in the UK and internationally as far as Japan.
His book ‘Poetry Trilogy’ published in 2008 (the year of the 60th Windrush Anniversary), based on all three plays, is a powerful historical and educational tool.
Also Victor produced an unique poetry production I Spy through the World’s Eye which focuses on global issues. His drama/poetry workshop for children and adults is very unique and highly in demand.
His spoken word with reggae music album Illusion –Streets Paved with Gold was released to celebrate the 70 years Windrush
Anniversary 2018, the music video of the title track ‘Streets Paved with Gold’ was nominated for the British Urban Film Festival Awards 2017. Victor will be touring around the country with his work throughout the year 2018 in order to pass the Windrush legacy on to the next generations.
Victor now has partnership with New Style Radio based in Birmingham to help to promote his Windrush campaign locally, nationally and internationally.