Sutton African & Caribbean Cultural Organisation
SACCO is a registered charity working in the London Boroughs of Sutton, Croydon & Merton
We aim to help people of African and Caribbean heritage of all ages to participate more fully in the local community. We also provide leisure and enrichment activities for our local area from an African and Caribbean perspective; these include mentoring, exhibitions, cooking, events, educational trips, and our quarterly magazine Kaleidoscope.We love to have a good time while we’re doing it...for us and for you.
June 22nd 2021 marks the 73rd anniversary of the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at the Port of Tilbury, Essex on 22 June 1948.
1027 passengers many of which were ex-servicemen answered the call to help the motherland to rebuild the country after the Second World War of which 802 passengers gave their last country of residence as somewhere in the Caribbean, of whom 693 intended to settle in the United Kingdom. Jamaica was the most popular country of origin (539 people), followed by Bermuda (139), England (119), Trinidad (73), British Guiana (44) and other Caribbean and non-Caribbean countries. 66 passengers – mainly displaced Polish refugees who had been granted British citizenship following the Second World War – had boarded the ship in Mexico.
The Windrush's arrival has become symbolic of the generation of Commonwealth citizens who came to live in Britain between 1948 and 1971. The British Nationality Act 1948 allowed those from Jamaica and Bermuda, and others living in…
We are very excited to be collaborating with the Polka Theatre Wimbledon. SACCO and Polka are running two free Drama Workshops.
At the first workshop the children will be given a box with craft materials (pieces of card, crayons, felt tips, pencil, wool, glue, pipe cleaners). The workshops will be staffed by a Polka Workshop Leader, Workshop Assistant, Polka's Community Engagement Manager and two members of SACCO’s Trustee Board.
All Trustees and Polka staff have current enhanced DBS disclosures. The workshops will be conducted according to Covid safe guidance, adhering to social distancing between family bubbles and between practitioners and the families.
At the second workshop the children will bring their self portrait (created using the craft materials provided) and a photographer will take a photo of each portrait which will be included in the final artwork to be displayed on the wall of the cafe at Polka.
Participants must be able to attend both workshops.
It showcases members’ writing talent on a variety of topics