Women of the Windrush

Women of the Windrush: An Opera by Shirley J. Thompson


Standard: £10.00
Concession: £8.00

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Caroline JayaRatnam Piano
Nadine Benjamin Soprano

Through mesmerising song and archive film footage, Shirley J. Thompson’s opera Women of the Windrush portrays inspirational narratives from the lives of women who travelled to the UK from the West Indies between the 1940s and the 1970s, when persons from those countries were invited by the British government to assist in the rebuilding of post-war Britain.

Women of the Windrush breaks the convention of weak characters and femme fatales prevalent in the operatic canon by conceptualising an artistic work about the so-called Windrush generation with strong female roles.

Compelling stories from a cricketer’s wife, a student nurse, a concert pianist and a new bride who all relate their experiences of arriving and settling in England.

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