About Us

The Derby West Indian Community Association (DWICA) is a is a registered charity mainly run through the dedication of volunteers. DWICA has been running for over 60 years to support its members and local communities.

What we do

Within the Community Centre, some of the services provided include: Elders support services and activities, Summer School for children and young people, activities for Windrush celebrations and Black History Month and an annual Christmas dinner.

DWICA develops and delivers Derby Caribbean Carnival and is home to the Cultural Roots carnival troupe. The troupe’s costume design and making workshops and music and dance rehearsals take place at DWICA’s centre. The Community Centre is also available for hire for functions and activities.

DWICA’s team are represented on various boards across the city, collaborate with multiple partners and, although DWICA does not give legal advice, it signposts members to where they can seek advice on welfare, housing, immigration and nationality issues.

Our museums

Derby Museums is an independent charitable trust operating three museums in central Derby: the Museum and Art Gallery, Museum of Making and Pickford’s House. It cares for the collections of cultural heritage on behalf of Derby City Council for the people of Derby.

Derby Museums collaborates widely and co-produces its activities wherever possible. In this way Derby Museums aims to create programmes, displays and exhibitions that are relevant and exciting. It does this with and for local people to ensure their voices and needs are at the heart of its work.