The Soho Society, London

The Soho Society, St. Anne's Tower, 55 Dean Street, London W1D 6AF, U.K.
A company limited by guarantee, registered in England No.07899282.
Registered with the Charity Commission No.1146589.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7439 4303
The Soho Society © 2008-2015
Updated: 27 January 2015

Soho Square GP Practice
Public Meeting
Wednesday 21 January 2015, 6:00-8:00pm
Soho Square Health Centre
1 Frith Street, Soho W1D 3HZ


Revd. Frederick Stevens
Revd. Fred Stevens passed away on 15th January in Lostwithiel, Cornwall. He was appointed to St. Anne's Church, Dean Street, Soho, as Priest-In-Charge in 1985 and installed as Rector in 1991. He retired in 1997 to return to his native Cornwall.
The funeral will be held in St. Ives, Cornwall, on Wednesday 28 January.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. Anne's Church, 55 Dean Street, Soho,
on Friday 13 February at 12:00 noon.
The service will be led by Revd. Buckley.

Franz Joseph Haydn plaque
Franz Joseph Haydn, 18th Century Austrian composer and musician, lived for a year at No.18, Great Pulteney Street, Soho. In October the Haydn Society of Great Britain launched a fund-raising campaign to erect a commemorative blue plaque at that address. The campaign ended on Monday 24 November with the target of £5245 being successfully raised. Details of the plaque's unveiling will be announced in due course.
More information ...

The Soho Society's Newsletter
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Thank you, Microsoft
Microsoft, in a recruitment advertisement for a Technical Program Manager,
gave Soho an accolade: "We are lucky to be located in the heart of Soho
surrounded by all the inspiration found in one of the greatest neighborhoods
in the world."
Click here for the advert.

Dear Reader,  

We hope that you will enjoy visiting this web-site. Perhaps you have also read the latest edition of our quarterly magazine, The Soho Clarion.
Have you considered joining the Soho Society, or rejoining if your membership has lapsed? If you live, visit or work in this remarkable London village there is every reason why you should be a member of the local community society. Started in 1975, when much of Soho's residential property, small businesses and crafts people were threatened with eviction to accommodate uncontrolled office development, the Society has kept to its original promise to make the Soho Village a better place in which to live, work, trade or visit - and to enjoy.
We urge you to join now and to help this voluntary Society to maintain the ethos of this very special and remarkable London village with a difference.
From the present Soho community and the spirits of Soho residents of the past - Karl Marx, Hogarth, Logie Baird, Caneletto, Mozart, Darwin, Dreyden, Theodore King of Corsica, de Quincey, John Snow, Dorothy L. Sayers, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Hazlett, Casanova, and many others ....
Leslie Hardcastle, President


The Soho Society's web-site aims to reflect and illustrate the ever-changing face of Soho. The principal aims of the Society are to protect the interests of residents and businesses and to enhance the environment which we all share. [ more ]


Suggest an asset of community value in Soho
The Soho Society need your help to create a list of the buildings, open spaces, facilities and organisations that contribute to life in Soho. In appropriate cases we will attempt to use the new planning powers that are available to list and protect these community assets for the future by giving a 6 month breathing space for alternatives to be explored before they can be sold. We need to go beyond mourning what we have lost, and make clear what we value and want to protect.
Click here to nominate a community asset.


Events in and near Soho
EFFECT Dinner - Lusophone Theme
St Anne's Community Hall, 55 Dean Street, Soho, W1
Friday 17th April, 7:00-9:00pm
EFFECT Dinner - Italian Theme
St Anne's Community Hall, 55 Dean Street, Soho, W1
Friday 20th March, 7:00-9:00pm
Chinese New Year of the Sheep
Sun 22 February 2015
EFFECT Dinner - Lebanese Theme
St Anne's Community Hall, 55 Dean Street, Soho, W1
Friday 20th February, 7:00-9:00pm
Jazz On Burns' Night
Gerry's Club, 52 Dean Street, Soho, W1
Tuesday 27th January at 8:00pm
EFFECT Dinner - Scottish Theme
St Anne's Community Hall, 55 Dean Street, Soho, W1
Friday 23rd January, 7:00-9:00pm
Re-opening of the Star Cafe, Great Chapel Street
Later in 2014 or early 2015
Westminster Tea Dance at Grosvenor House, W1
Sun 14 December 2014
Silver Sunday Tea Dance
Sun 5 October 2014
Soho Literary Festival
Wed 24 - Sun 28 September 2014
London Open House
Sat 20 - Sun 21 September 2014
Soho Theatre, various dates

The Soho Society
40th Anniversary Reception at the House of St. Barnabas, Soho
Guests were entertained by the inimitable Ruby Venezuela, shown here wearing a stunning Cake Dress complete with forty candles
Photograph taken by Emer O'Brien © 2013

The Coach and Horses Pub
One of the few independent pubs in Soho is under threat of being taken over by a large brewery chain
Click here for details

Commencement of Grout Shafts
in Soho Square

Click here for more details and a map of Soho Square showing the proposed work areas.

Restoration of Soho newsagent's
Georgian facade at 88 Dean Street

Click here for more details

A Tribute to
The New Piccadilly Cafe
Denman Street

narrated by Pinkietessa
"N for No-more Piccadilly Cafe. Yes, it's gawn, the caff, the building, even the block has been razed to the ground due to Westminster's Development Plans."
Click here for video

Winter 2014, No.159
click for the Soho Clarion page Articles include: Chair's Letter: From St. Anne's Tower, Soho News, Soho Books, Conversations in Chinatown, Chinese Community, Soho Housing at 40, MoSoho: Soho Chinatown, Soho Foodies, Arts: My Favourite Photo, 60 Second Interview: Paul & Kim, Autumn Exhibitions, We're Watching:(Planning, Licensing and Berwick Street), Soho Map, Neighbourhood Forum, Soho Obituaries:(Lucia Viazzani, Simon Murphy, Thelma Seear), Crossword.

Leo Reynolds has compiled an illustrated list of street name signs. Carlisle Street, Foubert's Place, Marshall Street, Carnaby Street, Kingly Court and Brewer Street,
all in Soho, are shown
on his Flickr web-page
[scroll down for pictures]

We thank Henry Helliwell
who for several years
provided hosting and server space
for this web-site.
In June 2011 Kell Gatherer took over that role.

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