Lunar Campfires

At the heart of Don’t Settle is the belief that young people are change-makers. Inspired by how Lunar Society meetings directly and indirectly changed Birmingham, and by extension, the world, Lunar Campfires is a safe space for young people of colour to shape how we discuss race and representation in the 21st century. This is especially because white privilege is embedded in heritage and how we discuss history today.

Whilst the original Lunar Society was comprised exclusively of industrialists and intellectuals who met monthly at Soho House, Lunar Campfires is open to all. Lunar Campfires will tour Birmingham and the Black Country throughout the year.


Luna Campfires: “I’m Not White, What Do You Call Me?”

Friday 21st June 2019, 6.30pm - 8.30pm.
Soho House, Handsworth, B18 5LB.

Join us for a free evening of conversations, snacks, and zine-making to explore how we use labels to empower and disempower the communities we’re a part of.  

Saying you’re not white hits a nerve. We’re going to explore why.

Instead of using a classroom, we’re taking over Soho House to talk about the challenging and liberating ways we use language to examine our identities. You can expect:

  • Snacks and drinks (so please RSVP!)

  • Various activities allowing you to anonymously share, respond to art, and talk with others about the impact language has had on you.

  • Zine-making.

  • A quiet space if you want to take a break.

  • Round-up, cathartic discussion about personal identity around our [hypothetical!] campfire.

Get involved

Lunar Campfires Residents

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We believe in order to move towards collaboration and inclusivity in cultural organisations, we need to open conversations.

Want to shape these open conversations?

Our Lunar Campfires series will engage the whole community.

We’re looking for young people to help plan, organise and shape this series of events that fuel conversation around issues on race and representation in the heritage sector and the impact this has on our world today.

Contact Sharan, Assistant Producer, to find out how to get involved: