Black Creative Soirée
The Black Creative Soirée is a spectacular black tie event celebrating Black creatives during Black History Month.
The evening features fashion shows by independent Black designers, an art exhibition featuring Black artists and creative performances by Black musicians, poets and dancers. With only 2% of workers in the UK’s creative industries being Black, there is a clear need for greater representation in this field.
The Soirée was launched in 2022 to celebrate the incredible work of Black creatives in the North West, who unfortunately are severely underrepresented. The soirée provides a platform for Black creatives to showcase their work, connect with fellow creatives and network with industry leaders.
Meet Our Team
Ronke Jane & Adeola Adelakun
Cultureville is an award-winning fashion brand that specialises in handcrafted clothing and accessories that feature bold African wax prints in contemporary designs. Cultureville was founded by Adeola and Ronke Jane Adelakun with a vision to make modern African fashion more accessible to everyone. Cultureville also curate events celebrating, uplifting and empowering the Black community and are proud co-producers of the Black Creative soiree.
BOB Expo is the largest Shopping Expo featuring Black businesses in the UK. It was founded by Monique Kufuor and has been running for 5 years. The most recent BOB Expo event took place in Manchester in July 2023, had over 100 businesses showcased and over 2000 guests in attendance. Monique has a passion for Black businesses being visible and gaining their full potential through growth.
What our guests said...
"It is really heartening to witness the birth of the Black Creative Soirée, a vital platform that brings together the worlds of fashion, spoken word, music, independent businesses in an evening of what is black joy! I’d love to see it grow from strength to strength to become a staple in Manchester’s annual calendar, offering this space where we can all gather to celebrate the amazing talent from the region."
Kee Hong Low