About Us

Black Heritage Southampton is a charity established in 1988 to promote the welfare and social wellbeing of the members of the African Caribbean Community in Southampton. We are an inclusive organisation that welcomes new members from the wider community, regardless of colour, creed, race or religion. We are a warm and welcoming group that provides regular opportunities for members to come together and participate in activities and social events including dominoes, arts & crafts, singing, storytelling and drama. Black Heritage is run by the members for the members.

“There is real value in the community coming together to share ideas and experiences. This is something I feel passionately about, especially among our older community members”

Beverley Dowdell, Chairman of Black Heritage

Membership is £15 per year. There is also a small entry fee collected on arrival. If you would like to find out more about becoming a member or any of our activities, please contact us.

We are open to all at the following times:

Mondays: closed
Tuesdays: 14.00-18.00
Wednesdays: 14.00-18.00
Thursdays: 14.00-18.00 & 19.30-23.00
Fridays: closed
Saturdays: 19.30-23.00
Sundays: 19.30-23.00


We meet at our Black Heritage Centre. Address: 53 Northumberland Road, Southampton SO14 OEJ

We have an office with internet, a meeting room, fully fitted kitchen, dining area and a small patio garden which the members maintain and enjoy during the summer.

Our Activities

Join us for regular fun activities and social events at the Black Heritage Centre, where we regularly take host dominoes, arts & crafts and music activities. In addition to our regular activities, we host a Christmas meal and dance in December.

To find out more about our regular activities, please see our Schedule. For upcoming events, visit our News page or to see what community activities have taken place previously, visit our Projects page.