Tony FAIRWEATHER was born in Clapham, the son of Jamaican
parents. He opened one of the first Black bookshops & Art gallery in the UK, before going on to work for the Voice newspaper, where he managed the Voice book club. In 1989,
Tony founded ‘The Write Thing’, an events company established to promote Black
authors, which led to his working with a veritable who’s who of the Black literary
world, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Bernardine Evaristo, Dr Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Terry McMillan, and many more. Tony is also the founder and curator of the Windrush Collection, a touring exhibition of artefacts associated with the
Windrush generation. Tony has written and produced the stage play 'THE FRONT ROOM , A WINDRUSH LEGACY' author of the best seller 'Twenty-Eight Pounds Ten Shillings A Windrush Story' Tony will be touring Jamaica in May 2023.
Chair of the WC&E
Winner of the Exceptional Contribution To The Caribbean Culture in The UK
Committee Member of the Windrush 78 Network
Tony lives in South London.