Every two years we create a large scale community project that hands over the theatre to a community and gives it a voice. It is active, current and brave. It engages people from hard to reach areas in a profound and often life-changing way.
Community Project 2013
A unique one-off community event at Soho Theatre – London’s most vibrant venue for new theatre, comedy and cabaret.
The Soho Team has been working closely with five groups from across Westminster who will take over the whole theatre for one glorious Spring celebration.
Soho Spring is a heart-warming, head-spinning look at what the arrival of Spring means to different people across the city as they come together to tell stories, sing songs, and make theatre and comedy.
Soho is proud to be working with:
• Dutch Pot Lunch and Social Club: Provides lunch and social activities for African-Caribbean Senior Citizens, as well as health and social care and an advocacy and advice service.
• Look Ahead: Supports around 6,000 people across London and the South East each year. People who for a variety of reasons may need some extra support to achieve their goals, realise their dreams and live independently.
• All Sing Choir: Welcomes people of all ages, backgrounds and levels of musical experience. It endeavours to sing a wide range of music that both reflects the cultural makeup and diversity of the local community and offers something for everyone to enjoy.
• Amberley Youth Project: A targeted and preventative youth service. Engages young people from both genders through sports, training programs, including film production, talk sessions, cookery classes and indoor games.
• Midaye Somali Development Network: Established to address the needs of the Somali community and ethnic minorities. Provides support across a number of social, health and education issues.
“This project is one of the best things I have ever done and I think everyone involved had a unique and wonderful experience. I think everyone has the ability to contribute creatively to the world and it takes projects like this to allow those who wouldn’t usually experiment with their creative side to do so with courage.”
Community Participant in Tales of the Harrow Road