Black Leaders Awareness Day
Tony Fairweather was born in Clapham South, the son of Jamaican parents. He opened one of the first Black bookshops with an art gallery in the UK, before going on to work for the Voice newspaper, where he managed the Voice book club which become the biggest black book club in the UK.
In 1989, Tony founded ‘The Write Thing’, an events company established to promote Black authors, which led to him working with a veritable who’s who of the Black literary world, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bernardine Evaristo, Nina Simone, Dr. Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Dr. Toni Morrison, Terry McMillan, Jamaican Prime Minister Michael N Manley, and many more.
Tony is also the founder and curator of the Windrush Collection, a touring exhibition of artifacts associated with the Windrush generation.
Tony is the chair of the building committee for Balham and Tooting Sports and Social Club the oldest Caribbean (Windrush) members club in the UK