19:00-19:55, Sunday 28th July 2019

 

Music: Shirley Thompson

 

Through mesmerising instrumental music and song, Women of the Windrush portrays inspirational narratives from the lives of a variety of women that migrated to the UK from the West Indies during the so-called Windrush period (late 1940s – early 1970s). Video projection interweaves the compelling stories from a cricketer’s wife, a student nurse, a concert pianist and a new bride who all relate their experiences of arriving and settling in England. Charismatic and versatile British lyric soprano, Nadine Benjamin, embodies the essence of the Windrush experience in this operatic re-imagining of the film, Memories in Mind (1992).

 

Produced by Shirley Thompson Music Productions

 

RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX

 
 

 

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Also on the same day:

Soprano: Nadine Benjamin

Piano: Allyson Devenish

Violin: Shirley J. Thompson