From Monday 25th November until Friday 6th December, Rough Trade Books is going to be taking over Soho Radio on Great Windmill St. There’ll be daily radio shows, live vinyl sessions, mini exhibitions, intimate events as well as a Christmas pop-up shop.
All info HERE.
SOHO RADIO TAKEOVER
MONDAY 25th NOVEMBER
12pm – 2pm: THE RAINCOATS LIVE VINYL SESSION
Fresh from the recent, sell-out 40th Anniversary tour of their debut album, founding members of The Raincoats—Ana da Silva and Gina Birch—will perform a couple of tracks live as Soho Radio cut the session direct to vinyl creating a one-off acetate which will then be auctioned off to raise money for Cancer Research.
2pm – 3pm: RICHARD KING
A radio show examining the musical backdrop and soundtrack to Russell and Ginsberg’s relationship.
3pm – 4pm: LUKE TURNER & EVA VERMANDEL
A radio show connecting Luke and Eva’s pamphlet of the same name and the nature of radio itself.
WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER
12pm – 2pm: BABAK GANJEI & CRAIG OLDHAM
Join Babak Ganjei and Craig Oldham as they aimless and idly stroll through their personal histories of film and music. May (or may not) contain cats (the animal creature or future feature film).
2pm – 4pm: SOPHIE DUTTON & SIMON COSTIN
Join Sophie Dutton and Simon Costin as they discuss the inner landscapes of outsider artists and visionary seers and witches.
THURSDAY 28th NOVEMBER
12pm – 1.30pm: JOE DUNTHORNE, MARTHA SPRACKLAND & JOHN OSBORNE
A radio show in which poets play their favourite music and, while that music is playing, they write brand new poems inspired by that music – and then they read the poems.
1.30pm – 3pm: NINA CHAKRABARTI & LOLA LELY
An afternoon chat between artist Lola Lely and illustrator Nina Chakrabarti about the music they grew up with, the music they work and cook to.
FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER
12pm – 2pm: KIRK LAKE
Spoken word recordings from the 1950s to now hosted by Kirk Lake with a diversion into boxing and a detour into the desert with photographer Lorena Lohr.
2pm – 4pm: WILL ASHON AND WILL BURNS
Wills Ashon and Burns’ mutual enthusiasm for the Goats’ cult debut album, and their writing on Epping Forest are the starting point for a sprawling couple of hours of music, tenuous links, and conversation about everything from poetry to collecting obscure trainers, from toy theatres to the history of land ownership. As interesting as it will undoubtedly be ramshackle.
MONDAY 2nd DECEMBER
12pm – 2pm: COLD WAR STEVE & CARL GOSLING
A radio show inspired by Cold War Steve’s irreverent, surreal collages.
2pm – 4pm: MAX SYDNEY SMITH WITH PATO
With readings from his Rough Trade Edition, Q&A with author Max Sydney Smith and music by Pato, from sunshine jazz to small hours techno.
TUESDAY 3rd DECEMBER
2pm – 4pm: BOBBY BARRY
A broadcast from another time and another world. Sounds from space and music of the future.
WEDNESDAY 4th DECEMBER
10am – 12pm: EMMA WARREN & GUESTS
Two hours celebrating south London’s heavily influential jam Steam Down, covering music, words, dance and the people who make the place.
12pm – 1pm: LAURA LEWIS
Following on from her documentary photography series about Tokyo Love Hotels, photographer Laura Lewis speaks to people working in and around music about why love and music have been so passionately intertwined for so long. Featuring tracks chosen by guests.
THURSDAY 5th DECEMBER
12pm – 2pm: ADELLE STRIPE & ANNA WOOD
Champagne Socialism is a book show with bite, hosted by Adelle Stripe and Anna Wood. Tune in for exclusive readings, books of the year, special guests, and the finest musical selections from dancehall to exotica, northern soul floorshakers to lover’s rock, 60s garage to tropicalia and way way beyond…
FRIDAY 6th DECEMBER
12pm – 1pm: MATHEW CLAYTON
Mathew Clayton is an editor and author who in this one hour special will be exploring the relationship between landscape and music. He is the author of I Was a Teenage Bell Ringer (Rough Trade Edition N.o 25) that explores the connections between acid house, the countryside and bell ringing.
1pm – 2pm: MARCEL THEROUX & NINA HERVÉ
Marcel Theroux shares the sonic inspiration behind his annual Christmas fables and gives a sneak preview of 2019’s story: a mysterious tale set in the Faroe Islands.
7pm – 9pm: JONNY BANGER
A one-off euphoric Christmas special radio show from Maison de Bang Bang. Featuring words and music from guest DJ’s and hosted by bootleg boss Jonny Banger.
MONDAY 25th – FRIDAY 6th DECEMBER
Hollywood Box Office Top 10 by Babak Ganjei
This exhibition will feature Ganjei’s hallucinatory set of film pitches from his Rough Trade Edition entitled Film Ideas. Extremely funny and shot through with Ganjei’s singular world-view, brilliantly exposing our thin, absurd media culture. It might also expand to a Top 20 depending on the amount of wall space we have to play with!
Soho Then is a photo-based podcast available to experience at tpg.org.uk/SohoThen. Over six, themed episodes people share their memories and experiences of living and working in one of London’s most notorious neighbourhoods – from the 1920s to 2000. Soho Then is commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery and produced by Clare Lynch. Release of the final episode of Soho Then coincides with the exhibition Shot in Soho at The Photographers’ Gallery, 18 October 2019 – 9 February 2020.
Episode 1: Food & Shopping
Tony O’Loughlin opening the shutters of Coleman Cohen Cigar Shop, corner of Frith Street & Old Compton Street, c. 1980, courtesy of Tony O’Loughlin
Episode 2: Film & Cinema
Leslie Hardcastle at the BFI Central Booking Agency, 164 Shaftsbury Avenue, c.1950, courtesy Leslie Hardcastle
Episode 3: Fashion & Tailoring
Rina Rottondo, wearing a dress she purchased from Hilda’s on Berwick Street, 1960s, Courtesy Rita Rottondo
Episode 4: Clubs & Late Night Establishments
Dressing Room, La Vie en Rose, Ebbonknee and Ruby Venezuela, c. 1985, courtesy John Campbell
Episode 5: Sex & Sexuality
Yvonne Taylor inside the Candy Bar, 2008, courtesy Yvonne Taylor
Episode 6: Home & Homelessness
London belongs to us’ posters in the window, 35 Great Pulteney Street, announcing a rally in Trafalgar Square, 1973, courtesy Leslie Hardcastle
From 4th – 9th November, listen in via the Culture channel as Doc’n Roll takeover for a week of programming focused around their music documentary film festival.
“We celebrate music subcultures by providing a unique platform to support the wealth of creative, compelling and unforgettable documentaries that celebrate the performers, labels, scenes and stories.”
During the takeover we will also be showcasing the artwork of Gina Birch down at Soho Radio on 22C Great Windmill Street, following on from her film Paintings premiering at the ICA. Find out more about the premiere here.
The Belstaff flagship is now open at 203 Regent Street. The relocation is part of the ongoing retail expansion plans, as Belstaff continues to present its community first retail concept. Following on from the reopening of the brand’s Spitalfields store in March, the Munich relocation to Residenzstrasse in May and most recently the Glasgow relocation to Ingram Street, the partnership with award-winning design consultancy Brinkworth now delivers the most important retail project to date, on the corner of Regent Street and Conduit Street.
The relocation coincides with the 200 year anniversary of Regent Street, which is owned by The Crown Estate. Continually evolving, Regent Street, home to an eclectic mix of iconic British and International brands and flagships, attracts over 50 million visitors a year. The cross-generational appeal of Belstaff will be reflected in the contemporary and inclusive mix of brands offered within the street. Regent Street is London’s distinctive home of fashion, dining, wellness and lifestyle.
Located next to London’s energetic and eclectic Soho, the curious mindset of this neighbourhood will be reflected in the store, presenting a new era for the nearly one hundred year old brand. Belstaff Regent Street is a place for discovery, shopping and entertainment. The interactive space can be transformed from a retail environment in to a community hub. With all fixtures on castors, Belstaff plans to host an ongoing series of curated events with guest hosts along with special screenings, panel discussions and podcast recordings. Key figures of the Soho community will collaborate on the opening event, curating the food, music and entertainment.
We have joined Fora Space for their Restore At Fora week – designed for head-to-toe wellbeing, featuring a host of wellbeing classes, panel discussions and workshops specifically curated to improve your mental and physical health and promote overall balance. We have compiled a playlist of tracks to restore your balance, and tracks to energise you, to help you through the week and beyond – which you can hear below.
See all of the events hosted by Fora here >>> www.eventbrite.co.uk
Rebel Radio broadcasted live alongside Extinction Rebellion on our Culture channel for the October 2019 rebellion.
LISTEN BACK TO ALL THE SHOWS HERE.
Broadcasting live from Soho Radio and XR sites around the world, Rebel Radio is a pop-up station with unique access to the inside story of Extinction Rebellion. Rebel Radio will proactively set the news agenda for the duration of Extinction Rebellion’s most ambitious protest yet. Driven by daring and curious voices, Rebel Radio expands the cultural conversation around the climate and ecological crisis.
Soho Radio are heading to The Other Art Fair at Victoria House 3rd – 6th October, with our artists in residences Daniel O’Sullivan & Brigid Mae Power.
“The Other Art Fair was born from a realisation of the disparity between a London audience eager to discover the next big thing and talented artists struggling to gain recognition. Seven years on, the effects of the fair’s growing reputation are not only demonstrated through the support of leading individuals in the art world but also the frequency of success stories from past exhibitors.”
Head down for DJ sets from Daniel, Pete Fowler, Ian Sargeant, King Knut, Toomi Co + more, and to get your hands on original artwork from Daniel and Brigid.
Catch the previous sets from the OAF below.