This is a brilliant and must attend event – please see the leaflet.
Soho will celebrate International Men’s Day this November with an exclusive Soho Speaks Out panel discussion on
Monday 18 November, 6-8pm, collaborating with some of Soho’s leading influential and inspirational men.
In support of Soho-based charity, Samaritans, who provide emotional support to those in distress or at risk of
suicide, Soho Speaks Out will address the International Men’s Day themes; “Making a difference for Men and Boys”
and “How can we give Men and Boys better life chances”. Panellists will discuss challenges in their careers and the
wider struggles for men and boys in society, as well as the opportunities available across various industries.
The free event will be held in the Chapel at social enterprise members’ club, The House of St Barnabas, in the heart
of Soho, and will be hosted by Annie Clarke and Will Clempner, founders of social platform Can We Just Ask. The
panel discussion will give audience members the chance to participate in a Q&A and networking session.
Based on Soho’s Marshall Street, Samaritans’ listening volunteer, James Spackman, will be on the panel to discuss
the charity’s vital emotional support work and his experience helping men.
Look forward to hearing from iconic Soho tailor, Mark Powell, one of the first fashion designers to revolutionise
traditional tailoring and fuse it with contemporary street style. Positioned in Soho since 1985, Powell will be giving
insight into growing and sustaining a successful fashion business as well as addressing the barriers and benefits he
faces as a man working in the fashion industry.
Having worked with Footpatrol, the leading destination for contemporary footwear, apparel and accessories, since
its inception, Jimmy Horrocks, Area Manager of the cult brand will be on the panel speaking about commitment
and success. With over 10 years of industry experience, streetwear-lovers can expect Jimmy’s expertise knowledge
and a glimpse into the business of retail.
Kricket’s Head Chef and Co-founder, Will Bowlby, will be dishing out advice on how to crack the food industry and
honing-in on, and executing, true skill and passion in the kitchen. Brains behind the popular, modern-Indian tapas
restaurant, Bowlby was trained by well-respected chefs in India before opening his first eatery in London, and now
owns three establishments in the capital.
Also speaking on the panel will be Programme and Employment Manager for The House of St Barnabas, Brian
Beaton, who will be discussing the work of the renowned Soho establishment. Guests can learn more about the
charity’s challenges as it aims to break the cycle of homelessness, as well the opportunities it can provide.
The Soho Speaks Out event is free to attend, with tickets allocated via a ballot at ThisIsSoho.co.uk. Tickets will be
given away in pairs.
Soho Speaks Out Panel Event
Monday 18 November, 6-8pm
The Chapel, The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, Soho W1D 4NQ