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The Windrush Betrayal

Guardian Live

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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Standard ticket   more info 16 Oct 2019 £20.00 £1.51
Concessions   more info 16 Oct 2019 £18.00 £1.42
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Join Guardian reporter Amelia Gentleman and author Colin Grant as they discuss the impact of the ongoing Windrush scandal.

Through Gentleman’s tenacious investigative journalism it emerged that thousands who arrived in the UK from the Commonwealth as children in the 1950s and 60s were being classified as illegal immigrants. In her new book, The Windrush Betrayal, Gentleman outlines the national scandal that arose directly from the government’s hostile environment policy, and gives a voice to the Windrush generation.

In Homecoming, writer Colin Grant - whose Jamaican parents emigrated to Britain -  draws on over a hundred first-hand accounts by the women and men who came to Britain from the West Indies in the mid-20th century. These individual stories of hope, humour, anger and wisdom are a portrait of a generation of Caribbean British lives.

Together, Gentleman and Grant will explore the lives turned upside down by a cold and unresponsive immigration policy, and the reparations that still need to be made.

Further speakers to be announced.

Free tickets are available to those affected by the scandal; please email

Running time: 90 minutes, no interval.

Wheelchair users and visitors who require an assistant may bring a companion free of charge. To book a free companion ticket please email



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The Greenwood Theatre
55 Weston Street
SE1 3RA London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 from 19:00 to 20:30 (BST)

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