Rum, Rhyme and Liming

Rum, Rhyme and Liming, a Caribbean social event for older people and their friends and families.

Come and enjoy Caribbean culture and celebrate the legacy of the Windrush generation and their descendants who contributed significantly to the rebuilding and shaping of this country. On June 22nd, Windrush Day, Alexandra Palace will raise the roof of our newly refurbished Theatre with music, poetry, social dancing and song, and commemorate the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948. Hear from a range of artists and performers including multi award-winning recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry John Agard, and delight in the infectious calypso and kaiso music of Tobago Crusoe – who featured unforgettably in Paddington and Paddington 2 and was the Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago (1983). So put on your finest, and get yourself up to the palace!

The event is FREE for seniors, unwaged, disabled, students and under 5’s with Rum based cocktails, mocktails and soft drinks, and Caribbean snacks available for purchase.

Other Tickets Costs,

Adults £5, Children £2

Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children – 5 to 18) £10

Seniors, unwaged, disabled, students and under 5’s go FREE

Doors open at 1:30pm – performances start at 2pm

Rum, Rhyme and Liming, is co-curated and produced by Melanie Abrahams and Renaissance One in partnership with Alexandra Palace.


    How to get here

    Alexandra Palace
    Alexandra Palace Way
    N22 7AY

    Tube: Wood Green
    Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
    Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus