Hackney Windrush Art Commission on BBC One

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah speaks to artists Veronica Ryan and Thomas J Price on BBC’s The One Show about the Hackney Windrush Art Commission. 

Benjamin Zephaniah speaking BBC’s The One Show


Thomas J Price and Veronica Ryan have been commissioned by Hackney Council to create two new individual public artworks celebrating and honouring Hackney’s Windrush Generation, the first permanent public sculptures to do so in the UK.

Benjamin Zephaniah and Veronica Ryan in Ridley Road Market, Hackney

The artworks will be unveiled on 1 October 2021 (Veronica Ryan) and 22 June 2022 (Thomas J Price), and will be installed in two different locations at the heart of civic and community life in the borough, including outside Hackney Town Hall. The works will serve as a permanent expression of solidarity with the Windrush Generation, a recognition of the hugely significant contribution they have made to life in Hackney and the UK, and will symbolise the ongoing commitment from the borough to provide refuge and welcome to worldwide migrants. 

Artist Thomas J Price speaking to BBC’s The One Show

Read more about the Hackney Windrush Art Commission – created in partnership with Hackney Council here

The Hackney Windrush Art Commission is supported by Art Fund with additional funding from the Henry Moore Foundation. The public programme is supported by the Freelands Foundation.