Angie Le Mar
Born in Lewisham to Jamaican parents, Angie Le Mar is a pioneer with over 35 years’ show business experience. The ‘Queen of Black Comedy’ is a comedian, writer, producer, actor, tv and radio presenter, author, laughter therapy coach and founder of We Walk Wednesdays' walking groups.
Ace Ruele Aristotles
A motion capture and creature actor born in late ‘80s London. Following a prison sentence, Ace found himself caught in a legal battle with the Home Office, who tried to deport him to Jamaica due to his Mum not having British citizenship at the time of his birth. Here's his story...
Norma Gregory is a historian, curator, heritage consultant, author, and founder of community media organisation Nottingham News Centre and the Black Miners Museum Project – unearthing the stories of Black African and African Caribbean coal miners across the UK.
Audley Forrester MBE
Audley Morais Forrester MBE served 2 years in the Jamaican Army and trained as a salesman, before leaving for England in 1955 still a teen. A coal miner for 5 years, he then spent 37 developing South Yorkshire’s public transport services – for which he was awarded an MBE in 1997.
Dr Kristy Holder
A 3rd generation Windrush descendant of Trinidadian, Jamaican and Welsh heritage, born
in Northampton, England, grew up in Clydach, Wales. Dr Holder manages the Windrush Evolving Heritage Project at Swansea’s African Community Centre, and recently completed a PhD in Reconstructing Climate Change.
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Marc Mac (4hero)
One of Dance Music’s most influential artists.
A pioneer of Breakbeat Hardcore, Jungle D&B, Broken Beat, Nu Jazz; one half of award-winning duo, 4hero; instrumental in Goldie’s breakthrough; and co-founder of Reinforced Records – regarded as one of underground music’s blueprint labels.
Born and raised in Bradford and Leeds, 3rd generation Windrush descendant, rising star of UK dance music – Nia Archives is a producer, singer-songwriter, DJ and visual artist, part of a new wave of young talent celebrating and paying homage to sound system heritage and culture.
Dawn Butler MP
Dawn Butler MP is a member of Parliament for Brent Central, campaigner, activist, daughter of Windrush. The first elected African-Caribbean woman to become a UK Government Minister, in 2020 Ms Butler was voted one of Vogue's 25 most influential women, and was recently honoured with a blue plaque at the former site of her parents' 'Butlers Bakery', to commemorate being chosen as a Waltham Forest 'local hero'.