Windrush: From Kingston to Kingston


Date —

June 15, 2024

Time —

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location —

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts
390 King St. W

Join Marcel Stewart, FOLDA’s Director of Artistic Outreach, for an engaging workshop inspired by his new project, Windrush

Enjoy a conversation between Marcel and Oonya Kempadoo (creator of Naniki Immersive), a live reading, and activities exploring identity, migration, and belonging. Local Caribbean food provided.

About Windrush:

In Windrush, we journey through the intertwined lives of three generations, navigating the complexities of identity, belonging, and legacy. Set against the backdrop of the Windrush era, the story unfolds in Jamaica to England and ends up in Canada, capturing the vibrant and tumultuous experiences of those who moved in search of better opportunities. Through poignant monologues, rich cultural references, and the haunting presence of ancestral spirits, Windrush delves into themes of family, loss, resilience, and the enduring quest for home. This powerful narrative is a celebration of heritage and a reflection on the sacrifices made by those who paved the way for future generations. The show promises a mixed media experience, utilizing binaural sound, projections, and other immersive methods of art making to fully envelop the audience in its world.