Island Social Club to launch in Haggerston championing Caribbean culture

Marie Mitchell.

Marie Mitchell. - Credit: Archant

A modern day social club showcasing British Caribbean culture through food and drink has found a home in Kingsland Road.

Joseph Pilgrim and his cousin Biko Mason

Joseph Pilgrim and his cousin Biko Mason - Credit: Archant

Island Social Club has been running pop-up events since early last year, and is now opening in Curio Cabal, Haggerston, next month from Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Founded by Marie Mitchell and Jospeh Pilgrim, the venue will host their individual and joint projects and be a hub for exploring the Caribbean culture.

Marie’s menu will be inspired by previous projects Rumshop and Rotishop and Joseph will be running his popular rum bar.

The venue will cater for up to 35 people with an outside space during the summer. There will also be live music, exhibitions, talks, poetry readings and other cultural events.

“We feel our experience is distinct from anything we’ve experienced on the British high street,” said Joseph. “We want Island Social Club to become an establishment that is a clear representation of our modern London lives but also a space to explore and share our brilliant Caribbean heritage, from island culture to contemporary Black British culture.”

It will launch on February 15. For more click here.