To mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the famous Windrush ship, bringing the first group of migrants to Britain from the Caribbean, legendary children’s TV presenter, campaigner and member of the House of Lords Baroness Floella Benjamin has teamed up with Birmingham City Council for a very special project. And one of Digbeth’s most innovative tech companies are lending a hand!
3D printing experts Backface Studios are forerunners in the cutting-edge industry and are really happy to be working on the Windrush project, creating a 3D model of Baroness Benjamin to be included in the planned display. The former Play School presenter visited Backface’s Digbeth studio in April where she took part in the 3D modelling process, involving being photographed from every angle by over 100 cameras simultaneously.
The completed sculpture will form part of a special floral display celebrating Windrush and featuring images of life in the Caribbean in the 1940s. The completed piece will then feature in the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May.
More details of the project can be found on the Birmingham City Council website.