Equiano and the Enlightenment Walk

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Soho House, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Equiano and the Enlightenment Walk

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Soho House, Birmingham, United Kingdom

What you need to know

Equiano and the Enlightenment

Join this walk to learn about the life of Olaudah Equiano and his association with the Lunar Society. Equiano, a former slave, published a memoir describing the terrible, unjustifiable wrongs that happened while he was enslaved.

This walk focuses on the British biases towards African Culture, Birmingham’s link to the transatlantic slave trade and the contradiction and hypocrisy of Birmingham’s facilitation of the Enlightenment.

This walk is designed and delivered by Black Heritage Walks Network.

We aim to:

• To document migration stories and achievements of the black community in the UK, in particular, the post-war African Caribbean community.

• To inform and educate local communities about the contribution of the black community within the UK

• To encourage tourism within the highlighted places of interest

    Lunar Heritage Trail

Pre Booking is advised 

The Fee for the walks is

Adults £11  + £1.20 Booking fee

Children (under 12) £5.00  + £1.20 Booking fee

For Private Tours and Group Bookings please contact us on: 07593 894406

Suitable clothing

Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

For your safety

Please take care when crossing busy roads and always use the designated crossings where indicated. Please be aware of other road users and pedestrians, particularly by leaving space on pavements for people to cross safely.

Please remember to bring a bottle of water.

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Soho House
Soho Avenue, Birmingham, England, B18 5LB United Kingdom

How to Get Here

By Road

Soho House is located 1 mile north west from Birmingham City Centre. For google maps and Sat Nav use postcode B18 5LB. Soho Avenue is off the Soho Road (A41). There is a free car park at Soho House. 

By Bus

From Birmingham City Centre use bus number 74 (alight at Rose Hill Road bus stop). Bus service is operated by National Express West Midlands .

By Metro

The closest metro stop is Benson Road (10 minute walk away). Walk along Benson Road, carry on straight over the roundabout onto Factory Road. Continue straight onto St Michael's Hill and onto St Michael's Road.  Turn right onto Soho Avenue which is off St Michael’s Road. Soho House is on the right. Metro service is operated by National Express Midland Metro .