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.
The latest installation of Spiritland Legends is a night-long celebration of Bob Dylan.
Morning Glory host James Endeacott digs through his Dylan collection for a night of hits, b-sides and rarities.
More info HERE.
Live at #JagerSoho, Remi joined us for a Soho Radio Vinyl Session – performing two tracks live as we cut the session direct to vinyl.
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Join Spinnup at Soho Radio // #JagerSoho 23rd – 27th September on 22C Great Windmill Street, for radio shows and live sessions, plus a merch giveaway 1 – 6pm on Wednesday 25th.