Revisiting Windrush and Beyond: A New Generation

This blog explores the cultural influences of the Windrush Community on Hackney and looks at the generation coming up in the borough today.

Revisiting Windrush and Beyond: Togetherness

This blog post explores the communities that the Windrush Generation created in Hackney and what they did to have fun. 

Saturday morning shoppers on Mare Street, between Woolworth's and the corner of Amhurst Road, c.1962

Revisiting Windrush and Beyond: Coming to Britain

The first blog in our Revisiting Windrush and Beyond series explores the Windrush Generation’s first experiences and challenges in coming to Britain. 

Black and white photo of buildings on Hoxton Square. The middle building is the London headquarters of the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers, circa 1950s.

Hackney and the Garment Trade: Singing Strikers and Trade Unions

This blog post explores the story of striking workers at two large factories in Hackney and how they rallied together to oppose their employers, using the power of song.

Group photo of the Fisk Jubilee Singers

Pioneers – African & Caribbean music in Hackney

‘Black’ music pioneers. Stories of musical innovation, distribution and enjoyment celebrating the impact of Hackney on music.