Clapton summer street party celebrates Windrush Generation
PUBLISHED: 10:10 30 August 2019 | UPDATED: 10:10 30 August 2019
Clapton residents flocked to Downs Park road to celebrate together at a Windrush Generation street party earlier this month.
The festivities, organised by Uprising Community Club and Hackney Council, included a bouncy castle, free haircuts, folk dancing and a puppet show performed by kids.
Partygoers tucked in to Caribbean barbecue dishes like Jerk chicken, fried fish, roasted corn and dumplings.
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"It [brings] the community together. Everything is good - the food, the music, I like everything. I've come with my wife, and we look forward to coming every year," said Collin Waallac, 58.
Guests enjoyed performances from the Whittington Steel Band and the Uprising Community club group.
"There's a warm atmosphere. We do dancing, games, and there's a great variety of food," said Hermine Anderson, 80.
Hackney speaker Cllr Kam Adams and former president of the Nurses Association of Jamaica, Paulette Lewis MBE also attended.