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Windrush 67 event to be held to celebrate Preston’s diversity

Posted on - 24th May, 2015 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Events, Food & Drink, Music, Nightlife, Penwortham, People, Preston City Centre, Preston History, Things To Do
Soul singer Stephen Bayliss is set to perform at this year's event

Soul singer Stephen Bayliss is set to perform at this year’s event

An event designed to bring cultures and races together to mark the 67 years of black presence in Britain is to be held under the name, Windrush 67.

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Vernon Carus Sports Club in Penwortham will host the event during the day of July 19 with an after party to be held at Baluga bar in Preston. The event will see live music and DJ’s and, new for its third year, magician Chris Woodsworth.

Included in the substantial list of performers is Tripitaka, reggae band Revolution, Latisha Grant who was a semi-finalist on BBC’s The Voice and DJ sets from Rick Star and Tony King.

One organiser Adrian Murrell is expecting a bigger crowd this year than ever before, “I’m expecting about 3,000 [people to attend]. There was so much positivity about it that the Facebook went made and the people that missed it wanted to know what it was they had missed.”

He added, “We are looking to also have a Windrush room to educate people about Windrush and Preston’s black history.”

There will also be a modern African fashion show and cricket matches. The event begins at 12pm, and the team are looking for volunteers to help on the day.  More information can be found on the facebook page by clicking here.

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