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Soho Media Club and Dockside Vaults collaborate for new series of fireside chats

Jan 16, 2024

Situated within the historic vaulted cellars of the Grade II listed Ivory House at St Katharine Dock, Dockside Vaults will host a new series of intimate fireside chats, called “I Am…”,  featuring guests including award-winning filmmakers Femi Oyeniran and Amma Asante.

Intimate, compelling and inspiring, “I Am…” is a series of interviews with influential media personalities.  Guests open up to talk about some of the biggest changes and challenges they have had to overcome, how this has punctuated their lives and what drives them.

The first event in the series is I Am Femi Oyeniran and takes place on 7th February 2024 at 6.30pm.

Femi’s work as an actor and filmmaker has helped to define Black British film and British youth culture in the past couple of decades. Using London as a backdrop and authenticity as a barometer. Femi’s work shines a light on subcultural movements in London’s music, fashion and art scenes, way before they enter the mainstream.

Award-winning screenwriter and director, Amma Asante is also confirmed as a guest later in the year, with many more exciting names to be announced.

Ben Gamble, Owner, Dockside Vaults says, “Dockside Vaults is thrilled to partner with Soho Media Club, uniting our raw architectural canvas with their inspiring narratives in media and entertainment. Together, we’re creating an unparalleled fusion of creativity and history, crafting events that celebrate resilience and innovation beneath the iconic Ivory House. It’s more than a collaboration; it’s a unique tapestry of stories and experiences.”

Co-founder of Soho Media Club, Jaisica Lapsiwala says: “We’re extremely excited to partner with a team who are dedicated to fostering positive change within our community. We’re proud to work with an organisation who aim to set new benchmarks for inclusivity, fairness, and sustainability – It is the perfect destination for the media community to gather, have their say and change the narrative of film and TV culture.”

Hosted by Producer, Roses Okhipo, attendees will experience 45 minutes of epic conversation, followed by networking and drinks. The series is designed for anyone studying or working in film and TV and aims to leave attendees feeling empowered and armed with ideas, inspiration and contacts.

More information and tickets are available here.

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