Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Wind rush in Tilbury.

Please join Port of Tilbury on Friday 22nd June, 1pm-6pm at The London Cruise Terminal, Tilbury.

The Wind rush disembarked its passengers at Tilbury in 1948 and became an important landmark event in the history of modern Britain. To mark the anniversary The Tilbury Riverside Project, Thurrock Council and The Port of Tilbury are hosting a free community event that celebrates how Caribbean culture had become a vital part of British society and transformed aspects of British life.

What’s on at the event?

Movement of the people: See an excerpt from the acclaimed new productions for 2018 marking the anniversary of the arrival of SS Empire Wind rush.

Royal Opera House Community Chorus: Listen to local residents who have found their voices and are part of the Community Chorus.

Gary Cordice: The spoken word and the story of the Wind rush.

Star Sports: Can you spring like Usain Bolt? Come along and race your friends.

Commedia: Dancing and singing with a Jamaican flavour

And more:

  • Dance performances from local dance groups: Elite and Tiny Tappers.
  • Heritage displays.
  • Kinetika puppet.
  • ‘Song of the Lower Reaches’ from William Palmer Trust.
  • Face painting with carnival theme.
  • A talk from an ex-crew member of the Wind rush.