Posted by Aston Avery

Scarlette Douglas unveils sculpture at Tilbury Docks

TV presenter Scarlette Douglas has unveiled a unique piece of art to commemorate Black History Month and the 75th anniversary of the docking of HNT Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks yesterday (Monday 30th October).

The symbolic sculpture is a wireframe recreation of HMT Empire Windrush ship which docked at the port in 1948 and celebrates the huge contribution made by Windrush pioneers and their families across the UK.

The structure, created by Liam Hopkins of Lazerian Studios, in collaboration with abstract artist and creative designer, Jade Pearl, features portraits of five individuals who have done incredible things to celebrate the Windrush generation and its impact on their communities, with the help of funding from The National Lottery.

Aston spoke to TV presenter Scarlette Douglas.

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