Reading's Windrush Day

Readings Windrush Day flyer 2020

RASPO will present Lord Kitchener’s ‘Pan In A Minor’ for Reading’s Windrush Day celebrations on Gold Dust Radio.

The event is organised by the Caribbean Associations Group to celebrate the arrival of Caribbean people on the Windrush on 22 June 1948 who were invited to England to help rebuild the country after the war.

The event is hosted on Gold Dust a digital radio station that will broadcast a mixture of Caribbean music, poetry, and recollections from the local Windrush generation on Sunday and Monday.

Reading Museum will host some virtual events including politics, poetry, Caribbean recipes and a spotlight on local sporting heroes including cricket, football and athletics.

There will also be performances by RASPO Steel Orchestra with talks and speeches on on the importance and meaning of Windrush and its impact on British culture.

As one of the leading figures in the UK steel pan music scene Mary shares her expert knowledge of the history of this tradition.
Visit the Reading Museum Windrush Voices page to see view more videos celebrating Windrush Day.

To tune in, log on to from noon to 6.30pm on Sunday, and 4pm-10.30pm on Monday.  For the Reading Museum events, visit

Click here to watch ITV Meridian News coverage of Windrush featuring RASPO.