Black Creative Soirée 2023

Friday 27th October

Cultureville & BOB Expo present the Black Creative Soiree – a dazzling black tie celebration of Black creativity during Black History Month.


Join us for a spectacular evening celebrating talented Black creatives at the Black Creative Soirée.

Held in historic venues across Manchester, the Black Creative Soirée is an annual showcase of black creatives including fashion designers, poets, artists and musicians in celebration of Black History Month.

Central to the event are fashion shows showcasing black designers. These are complemented by impactful spoken word and musical acts, all set against a backdrop of artwork crafted by black artists, creating an immersive experience for guests. The Soirée also features Afro beats music, dancers and drummers. There will be an opportunity to meet, greet and purchase items from the black creatives showcased on the evening.

The Black Creative Soirée is brought to you by Cultureville and BOB Expo, supported by Manchester Museum.

What to expect

  • The evening shall include:
  • Drinks reception
  • African inspired canapés
  • Black Owned Pop-Ups
  • Spoken word Performances
  • Fashion shows
  • Live music
  • Art Exhibit
  • Dance Performances
  • Creatives Meet & Greet
  • Goodie Bags
  • Networking

Dress Code

Black Tie

Meet the organisers

BOB Expo

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.


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.

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