African Caribbean Leadership Company Limited
Custodian of the Future
The African Caribbean Leadership Company (ACLC) Limited, was originally founded in June 1975 by members of the Windrush Generation and has since then operated to service the needs of the African Caribbean community in the London Borough of Haringey and its surrounding areas.
The Cultural Centre is
but, ACLC is still open
and here to support you!
Our beloved Cultural Centre which has been providing culturally sensitive services and activities for the African Caribbean Community in Hornsey for over 30 years – NEEDS YOUR HELP! The iconic building founded by pioneering community leaders from the Windrush Generation, and which has also played host to many high-profile events is in a state of disrepair and needs refurbishing.
We are raising funds for the repairs, so we can re-open the centre with renewed vigour, and new initiatives aimed at revitalising our community.
To support our campaign please click here
The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded ACLC £10,000 for their project. The ‘Sharing is Caring’ Senior Citizens Project will include chair-based exercises, monthly quizzes, and opportunities for seniors to share their ancestral stories and cultural activities. Read more here.
Portraits of a Generation
Our Trustee, Jessie Stephens, was one of ten privileged senior citizens selected to have their portraits painted to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the arrival of the HMT Windrush to Tilbury Docks, East London in 1948. The Portraits were commissioned last year by His Majesty King Charles III. TO READ MORE… select News in the menu above.
Artist Sahara Longe, alongside her portrait of Jessie Stephens
His Majesty King Charles III greets Jessie at reception in honour of the ten portraits he commissioned last year, marking the 75th Anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush from the Caribbean to Britain in 1948.
Front Row: King Charles III, Queen Camilla sits among the ten selected Windrush pioneers who had their portraits taken. Behind them proudly stands the artists.
Together we are stronger!
Windrush 2023: We salute those pioneering leaders in our community who had much to overcome and paved the way for us and future generations.
Opening of the West Indian Cultural Centre in 1987
Exhibition – V&A South Kensington: Windrush 75
Journey through Time: Commemorating 75 Years of HMT Empire Windrush’s Arrival. Explore the Windrush Generation, their Enduring Legacies, and the Caribbean’s Influence on British Art, Design, and Culture. Click here
Exhibition – Comemmorating Windrush 75th Anniversary:
“Portraits of a Generation“:
– Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, from June 22nd, 2023, to mid September, 2023.
– The National Portrait Gallery, London, from October to March, 2024.