Pop-up spaces that form and explore authentic ‘Caribbean x London’ culture.
Island Social Club fills the void left by the erosion of London’s Caribbean social scene. By producing undiluted and exciting encounters we give our modern and diverse community license to further define contemporary Caribbean culture.
Island Social Club explores the convergence of Caribbean and London culture. We aim to strengthen the identity of Caribbean Londoners by giving the culture space and authentic resource. Additionally, to share a rich and varied experience of Caribbean culture with the wider London community.
We take a global cuisine and collide it with contemporary techniques and food practices. Island Social Club’s food practice elevates and diversifies an often homogenised Caribbean culinary experience, by serving up authentic and modern food from every tiny corner of the Caribbean. Rotishop, Rumshop and &Bake work with brands and event spaces
Our import of the Caribbean rum shop. A pop-up where locals ‘lime’ and share stories with their neighbours. Punctuated by 28-day aged rum punch, island twists on classics, and cold Caribbean beer.
We work with musicians and DJs to explore the impact the Caribbean has had on the British music and nightlife scene. From Lord Kitchener and Blues parties, to Jungle and raves.
“Each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it, in relative opacity.”
- Frantz Fanon
“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
- Audre Lorde
“What is in question is not the expression of some lost origin of some uncontaminated essence… but the adoption of a critical voice that promotes consciousness of the collision of cultures and histories that constitute our very conditions of experience.”
- Kobena Mercer