Meet our latest ambassador Baroness Floella Benjamin, DBE DL


15 Jul, 2021

We are delighted to announce actor, writer, presenter, broadcaster and parliamentarian, Baroness Floella Benjamin, DBE DL as the latest Ambassador to support our UK City of Culture bid.

Baroness Floella Benjamin said “I arrived in England by ship on the 1st September 1960 as an excited 10 year old and the first place I saw through the cabin porthole was Southampton. Many Caribbeans, now known as ‘The Windrush’ generation settled there and made it their home.

The city is and has always has been a place that has evolved and absorbed different cultures which has created a rich tapestry of diversity that inspires young people to reach their full potential. I feel certain Southampton will continue to do so long into the future, for generations to come.”