History fans can experience a sound and light show at Soho House, the Birmingham mansion of James Watt’s business partner Matthew Boulton. The building now operates as a museum.
Watt and Boulton were both members of the Lunar Society – a dinner club and informal learned society of prominent figures in the Midlands Enlightenment – which met at Soho House around the time of full moons.
The October 12 event has been entitled “Soho on a Lunar Night” and is said to take place on a night “close to a full moon”.
Doors open at 7.30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. start. Organisers say: “See the exterior of this beautiful heritage site transformed by light and sound for one night only.”
Earlier this year, we visited Soho House in the daytime and chatted to Cameron Arthur who works at the museum.
You can also check out a video from Birmingham Museums about Soho House on YouTube.
Legacy WM is a registered charity that has its roots in celebrating the heritage of post-war migrant communities in Birmingham. The charity’s work highlights its relationship to the industrial, architectural, and cultural heritage of the city.