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In pictures: Preston’s Windrush 76 Festival at Avenham Park

Posted on - 24th June, 2024 - 9:57am | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Food & Drink, Parks, People, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Proud Preston, What's On in Preston
Windrush 76 Festival in Avenham Park. Pic: Gerard Hopkinson
Windrush 76 Festival in Avenham Park. Pic: Gerard Hopkinson

More than 3,000 people came together in Avenham Park for Preston’s Windrush 76 Festival.

Sunday (23 June) saw good vibes and soulful music in the park.

The day was a celebration of the city’s African-Caribbean and mixed-race communities.

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The celebration reaffirms Caribbean identity, history, and culture for the descendants of the Windrush generation and acts as a space for them to come together and remember the past.

Running from 12pm to 8pm the festival saw live music, DJ sets, fairground rides and food stalls.

There was also a live demonstration from Christine Cherry who was a finalist on The Great Pottery Throwdown in 2022.

The Windrush 76 Festival received funding from Preston BID’s Special Projects Fund.

See the day below captured by Gerard Hopkinson with the Preston Photographic Society

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