We’ve had a lot of sad news in Soho in the last few months, what with the closing down of some of our favourite eateries including veggie haven Beatroot as well as Berwick Street’s second-hand record store Music & Video Exchange. But it’s not all doom and gloom because one thing that hasn’t changed is that Soho is for creatives what Bank is for, er, bankers – and SohoCreate festival is back for a second year to celebrate the most creative square mile in the city.
The five day festival will bring together some of the most influential people in the UK to talk about all things music, film, art, theatre, fashion, literature, food and architecture. It’s a pretty mixed bag of speakers including chefs Thomasina Miers and Angela Hartnett, actors Jessica Hynes and Stephen Mangan, singer songwriter Tracey Thorn, the new director of the National Theatre Rufus Norris and Ms Dynamite (yep, she’s still around). As well as the paid sessions, they’ll also be running free open house events so you can go behind the scenes at some of Soho’s coolest film production studios and art galleries.