Celebrate Black History Month UK around the Houses

Celebrate Black History Month UK around the Houses | Soho House

From talks by Black women conquering the corporate world to a special dinner party with Taste of Africa, here’s what to expect

Thursday 28 September 2023   By Soho House

October marks the beginning of Black History Month in the UK – a time to celebrate, educate and connect with Black Britishness, and the communities and experiences that shape it. 

This year, we’ve worked with our members to curate a line-up of programming that includes something for everyone. Sharmadean Reid MBE and editor-in-chief of ELLE UK, Kenya Hunt, will be hosting a talk at 180 House on conquering the corporate world as senior executives and decision-makers. Over at White City House, activist, journalist and poet Akala will be sharing some of his knowledge with members for one of our Sunday Morning sessions. And Golda Rosheuvel, star of Netflix’s Queen Charlotte, will kick off our annual Words We Write festival with an intimate Q&A at Shoreditch House. 

We’ll also be hosting a special Bistronomic dining experience at Shoreditch House with our friends from Taste of Africa, who will be curating a menu that reflects the diverse flavours and ingredients used in various traditional dishes from across the continent. 

Below is a full list of what we’ve got coming up thus Black History Month.

Celebrate Black History Month UK around the Houses | Soho House

Black Founders Create
Friday 6 October, 7pm, White City House

The WeCreate series is bringing Black founders from across the city to gather, reflect on and discuss all things Black, creative and business. Expect an evening of food, drinks and discussion amid some of our community’s most disruptive creative thought leaders.
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Sunday Morning with Akala
Sunday 8 October, 1pm, White City House

Feed your mind and soul with rapper, journalist, activist and poet, Akala, who will be hosting a peaceful Sunday session of music, books and food. Bring a book or vinyl of your choice with a passage or song to share with the rest of the group for open discussion and connection. 
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Words We Write: a queen in conversation with Golda Rosheuvel
Monday 9 October, 7pm, Shoreditch House 

Whether you’re a fan of acclaimed actor and star of Queen Charlotte Golda Rosheuvel, or you simply want to hear her approach to embodying an iconic role in Bridgerton, join her at the Words We Write festival for an evening of conversation, inspiration and advice.  
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One Night Only: Taste of Africa
Tuesday 10 October, 7pm, Shoreditch House

Get your taste buds ready for an African-style Bistronomic dining adventure. Taste of Africa is on a mission to redefine how people perceive African food and culture. Drawing inspiration from the rich tapestry of culinary traditions spanning the continent, it embraces a multicultural approach that incorporates dishes and ingredients from various regions. Expect innovative and daring flavour combinations, and a blend of exotic and everyday elements through African hospitality in a stylish setting. 
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Comfortable in my skin
Monday 16 October, 7pm, Soho House 40 Greek Street

Enjoy an intimate evening with the raw and authentic voices of women poets, Curmiah Lisette and Ella Otomewo. Tuck into a two-course dinner as they share highlights from their oeuvre, exploring themes of female power, vulnerability, identity, and form.
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Soul Sessions with Melz Owusu: the journey back to yourself
Wednesday 18 October, 7pm, Shoreditch House

Join us for another instalment of Soul Sessions with Melz Owusu, researcher at the University of Cambridge, and expert in spiritual and mystic belief systems. The talk will explore what exactly coming back to yourself looks like and the unparalleled power there is in connecting with the truth of who you are. Tap into the infinite power of you and continue the voyage of becoming your fullest self as you walk away with practical tools for applying this critical wisdom to your daily life. 
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Executive Realness with Sharmadean Reid and Kenya Hunt
Thursday 19 October, 9.30am, 180 House

Sharmadean Reid MBE will be hosting the new monthly breakfast series, Executive Realness, celebrating remarkable women who have conquered the corporate world as senior executives and decision-makers. Join her for a conversation with Kenya Hunt, editor-in-chief of ELLE UK, as she discuss her career working for some of the world's most influential women’s brands on both sides of the Atlantic. 

As the founder of R.O.O.M. Mentoring, Hunt advocates for greater diversity within the fashion industry by providing a supportive network for some of the many talented aspiring designers, journalists and image makers of colour that London has to offer. 
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Inside Out Beauty
Sunday 5 November, 5pm, Shoreditch House

Allow Inside Out Beauty to teach, encourage or enhance your tools for self-love, self-care and a more inclusive and empowering perspective on beauty. They will take you through a workshop that navigates beauty standards towards loving and caring for Afro-textured hair, skin, nutrition, and holistic beauty practices. 
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Visit our events page to see what’s coming up at our Houses around the world.

Celebrate Black History Month UK around the Houses | Soho House