Village Fete 2019
12:30 PM12:30

Village Fete 2019

  • Wardour Street London, England United Kingdom (map)
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Sunday 30th June 2019

Soho Needs You!! 

Are you a Racing waiter, Mad Hatter, Raffle Prize donor, Snail Race Gambler, Spaghetti Eating Competitor or simply love bric a brace?

The 45th Soho Village Fete takes place this year on Sunday 30th June 12.30 - 6pm in St Anne’s Gardens Wardour Street.

Bigger, madder and badder, this year’s event features the much-mentioned and seldom seen spectacle of the Soho Police vs. Soho Firemen TUG OF WAR!

Soho restaurants and bars, it’s time to start limbering up for World Famous, Soho Waiter’s Race. 40 Soho waiters will be under starter’s orders at 3.30pm from the French House, Dean Street, round Soho Square and back to Gerry’s on Old Compton Street, balancing a tray, bottle of champagne, glass and ashtray. Takashi O’Rourke will be in touch to sign up your entrants.

We’re looking for Volunteers! To get involved email Lucy Haine and Rachel Waddell,

For Fete updates follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram! @SohoSocietyW1

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6:30 PM18:30

Annual General Meeting of the Soho Society 2019

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The Soho Society Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Soho Society will be held in St Anne’s Community Hall, 55 Dean Street, London W1D 6AF on Thursday, 21 March 2019 at 6.30pm.

The AGM provides you with an opportunity to voice your thoughts/opinions/concerns/hopes/dreams for Soho’s future and speak to groups who are working to make Soho a great place to live, work and visit.

At the meeting, we will be reporting on the work of the Society.  Including:-
Planning and Licensing
the Soho Village festival and Waiters' Race 2019
The future of Oxford Street
The future of The Hospital for Women in Soho Square
Our concerns over the loss of independent businesses in Soho
Pollution and Residential Amenity
the Soho Society Beer and other fundraising activities.

We plan that the evening will be enjoyable and interesting for all.

We will also be electing our Executive team for the coming year.  Each year, one-third of the Executive stands down, and we are always keen to have the involvement of new blood, bringing new energies and new ideas.  So if such a role may be of interest to you, please do get in touch.  As a first step, email we’ll send you a short pack telling you what would be involved.  If you are a member and would like to vote by proxy please complete a proxy form.  Papers for the AGM (including proposed changes to our planning mandate) are on the Society's website.

All members are invited.  If you would like to come but are not yet a member, please do come and join on the door.  We’d love to see you!  And everyone is invited to stay on after the formalities for a glass of wine and a longer conversation.

Thank you.

Proxy Form

Planning Mandate

Draft Agenda

Minutes from 2018 AGM

Nomination Form

Minutes from AGM 2019

Papers from AGM 2019

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Difference Festival
to Mar 3

Difference Festival

Explore and celebrate Soho at this year’s Difference Festival, taking place from 26 February3 March 2018. Discover a week of free talks, walks, workshops, film screenings, plays and more.

Soho has always been uniquely different. As a local neighbourhood of the University of Westminster, it shares our characteristics of diversity and difference, which is why this year’s Difference Festival focuses on this distinct part of London.

Watch a free film, find out about the effects of gentrification and explore the characters of Soho on a guided walk.

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Christmas Fair
12:00 PM12:00

Christmas Fair

  • 55 Dean Street London, England, W1D 6AF United Kingdom (map)
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This event will involve some Christmassy activities.  If you would like to help then please go to our volunteer page.

We are looking for donations of gifts to sell at our fair in aid of the Society.  If you have anything you would like to donate then send us an e-mail.

There will be a range of stalls selling Christmas Gifts and second-hand goods.  

Minced pies and mulled wine will be sold. Tombola tickets.

Guess the weight of the Christmas Cake, and the closest to the real weight wins the cake.

If you would like to host a stall we have 6 spaces left.  Get in touch.

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Soho Society Social for New Members and Volunteers
8:00 PM20:00

Soho Society Social for New Members and Volunteers

If you are thinking of joining the Soho Society and especially if you want to volunteer come to our social evening with paella and singing around the piano.

We have a show from Celine and Matt.  Matt Deveraux is an established composer, pianist, comedian who’s comical ditties compliment his stunning music.  Celine Hispiche is a comedy cabaret performer who brings the history of London through songs and musical monologues.

It's going to be a dog and LGBTQ friendly evening. 

Please book in here.

Please also join the Society if you are not already a member and complete the volunteering form to save time on the night.

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