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Coventry’s Windrush Stories


The Windrush Scandal and the high numbers of deaths as the result of Covid-19 are two of most recent challenges facing the Windrush community in Coventry and Britain.

While there has been some coverage of these events nationally, those within the community have yet to tell their own stories. Using digital storytelling techniques, this project worked with the community participants in the curation and telling of their own ‘Windrush Stories.’

In collaboration with an organisation called Septimus Severus, the project used a community-engaged approach and centres the authority of members of the Windrush generation in the telling of their own experiences and histories.

The project was led by Dr Meleisa Ono-GeorgeLink opens in a new window from the Department of History at the University of Warwick, and was funded by the Warwick Institute of Engagement as part of their City of Culture Public Programme of events.