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Image showing 3-D draft proposal

Competition to support Birmingham council's entry to the Chelsea Flower Show

This year celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of the Windrush in Britain. To mark this anniversary, Baroness Benjamin, Patron of the Windrush Foundation is creating a display at the Chelsea Flower Show with Birmingham City Council to recognise and celebrate the legacy of the Windrush Generation. The display aims to capture the pioneering spirit of these passengers.

Baroness Benjamin wants young people to help with the display by sending in pictures of their ideas of what life was in the Caribbean in the 40s like sun, flag, cricket, houses, flowers, food, fashion, etc what Britain was like in the 40s, what the journey could’ve been like for the passengers and what does Britain look like now.

These pictures will be used around the edge of the display so will need to be A4, flat but can be black and white or colour, collages or drawings. Unfortunately we won't be able to return them.

The best 100 will feature on the display and will be chosen by Baroness Benjamin.

View the 3-D draft visuals of our display

If you want to enter, send your creations to:

Windrush Display
PO Box 2122
B3 3BU

Closing date is 27th April 2018


Birmingham City Council would like to hear from citizens with Windrush connections (whether a passenger themselves or a relative of someone who was) to share their stories for use as part of the display and promotional material. If you would like to contribute, please contact us at