THE SOCIETY CLUB PRESENTS ‘SOHO MOMENTS: PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAFYDD JONES’

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 THE SOCIETY CLUB PRESENTS ‘SOHO MOMENTS: PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAFYDD JONES’

Exploring Soho in all its glory, photographer Dafydd Jones captures an unposed Soho in his new show ‘Soho Moments’. Noted for his magazine editorial and paparazzi shots, Jones is the modern master of the behind-the-scenes party photos of the famous and infamous, fabulous and obscure. From street scenes to party girls, private moments at private clubs to The Queen, Jones has the uncanny ability to focus his camera at the exact second to grab the moment. In these shots of Soho, Jones focuses his camera not only recognizable faces, but also Soho itself, creating a new spotlight and story unlike you’ve seen before.

‘We are thrilled with the opportunity to showcase one of our favourite photographers, Dafydd Jones, at the newly remodelled The Society Club. On the cusp of celebrating our two year anniversary as a bookstore, gallery and cocktail bar, we can think of no one better to capture the spirit of Soho – and the parties Soho inspires – than Dafydd Jones’ -Babette Kulik and Carrie Kania, The Society Club

Soho Moments: Photography by Dafydd Jones runs at London’s new The Society Club from October 17th.

All photography is available for purchase, framed and unframed, in auditioned prints. Photography can be purchased directly at The Society Club or through our website at www.thesocietyclub.com

Dafydd Jones has worked for nearly every magazine in the UK and internationally, including Tatler, Sunday Times, Vanity Fair, Paper, Telegraph and Evening Standard. His work has been exhibited in numerous gallery’s including the National Portrait Gallery and features prominently at Tatler’s upcoming exhibition of the 50 best party pictures of the past 50 years at Annabel’s in Berkley Square as well as in a pop-up exhibition at the ICA this Fall.

The Society Club, ‘A bookshop with style’ (Tea Time in Wonderland) is located in Soho, London with the intention of bringing ‘the best of all possible
things’ to the forefront. The Society Club aims to promote culture, style and literature through select events and exhibits over an extensive cocktail menu.
The Society Club has been honoured to host exhibits by photographers Bob Carlos Clarke, Derek Ridgers, formento+formento, John Stoddart, Chas Ray Krider as
well as iconic photographer Leee Black Childers and the debut exhibit of Scarlett Carlos Clarke. The Society Club was featured as The Cult Shop in FT’s
How to Spend It, named by The Guardian as a favourite independent bookshop, a best drinking spot in The Telegraph and One of London’s Most Interesting Shops
via CNN Travel.www.thesocietyclub.com

Gypsy Jazz, Argentinian Tangos & Hungarian Folk

The Society Club is thrilled to host an evening of Gypsy Jazz, Argentinian Tangos & Hungarian Folk performed by guitarist Joseph Warwick and violinist Ellie Slatter.

Joseph and Ellie have played at some of London’s most prestigious venues including Royal Albert Hall: Elgar Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall & BFI. “exquisite classical style, intricate guitar work” (The Stage)

Tuesday, June 25th
The Society Club
12 Ingestre Place, Corner of Ingestre & Silver Place, W1F0JF
6:30pm
£5 on the door

Yelp Captures Soho: The Photogenic Launch Party!

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YELP CAPTURES SOHO The Photogenic Launch Party 10th May, 8 to 10:30pm at The Society Club

Throughout March and April, everyday Londoners, armed with no more than the phones in their pockets, have been snapping amazing pics of Soho. They’ve captured everything from the sights they’ve seen, meals they’ve ate, good times they’ve had and the people they know.

And now it’s time to show these shots off…

You’re invited to the official launch party of the Yelp Captures Soho exhibition show at The Society Club. The best pics submitted will be professionally printed and framed by Metro Imaging and displayed in the gallery. There will be amazing free food, free drinks, entertainment and a few surprises along the way.

*****
PICTURES PRINTED AND FRAMED by… Metro Imaging
FOOD by… Chipotle Mexican Grill, Kan-Kun SauceYummy Boutique
DRINKS by… La Hechicera Rum, AIVY VodkaBrockmans GinThe Craft Beer Social ClubMooboo Bubble Tea
ENTERTAINMENT by… Animal Vegetable Mineral Curiosities, Drink DeckThe London Index
PICTURES BY… *Winners announced soon!*

Scarlett Carlos Clarke presents ‘Other Rooms: The Photography of Steph Hartop’

The Society Club in conjunction with Scarlett Carlos Clarke announces a new exhibit with up-and-coming photographer Steph Hartop in her first London solo show.

Currently studying Fine Art and History of Art at Goldsmiths, Steph Hartop is the first of many young photographers to be selected by Scarlett Carlos Clarke for an exhibition at The Society Club. Clarke’s plans for showcasing some of London’s young talent began earlier this year with a show of her father’s, Bob Carlos Clarke.

‘The aim with his show was to attract the attention of some young artists and photographers and inspire them to want to do a show here at the Society Club and give them a platform to sell their work. – Scarlett Carlos Clarke

‘The name of the show references Truman Capote’s novel Other Voices, Other Rooms. Andy Warhol’s exhibition of his film work at the Hayward in 2008 was named after this influential novel. The themes throughout my photographs focus on performance and the rituals surrounding photography and theatre. I am drawn to specific sites for their underlying hidden narratives and I am interested in the way the body can interact with disappearing spaces.’ -Steph Hartop

‘We’re thrilled to have someone so dedicated with working with and championing young artists. Scarlett, as curator, will bring a fresh, young eye to the London gallery Scene’. -Babette Kulik and Carrie Kania, owners of The Society Club

Other Rooms : The Photographs of Steph Hartop as curated by Scarlett Carlos Clarke will be exhibited at The Society Club from April 3rd

About Steph Hartop
Steph Hartop was born in 1991 and her work was recently included in ‘Medium Rare’, the art collective at The Chronic Love Foundation in the Bussey Building, Peckham. She is currently studying Fine Art and History of Art at Goldsmiths.

About Scarlett Carlos Clarke
Scarlett Carlos Clarke was born in London in 1992. She has been involved in London’s art-world since birth and recently curated a show of her father’s work; Live Fast Die Young.

About The Society Club
The Society Club, ‘A bookshop with style’ (Tea Time in Wonderland) is located in Soho, London with the intention of bringing ‘the best of all possible things’ to the forefront. The Society Club aims to promote culture, style and literature through select events and exhibits over an extensive cocktail menu. The Society Club has been honoured to host exhibits by photographers formento+formento, John Stoddart, Derek Ridgers, Chas Ray Krider as well as iconic photographer Leee Black Childers. The Society Club was featured as The Cult Shop in FT’s How to Spend It, named by The Guardian as a favourite independent bookshop and a best drinking spot in The Telegraph. http://www.thesocietyclub.com

Photo Soho

Yelp Captures Soho
A one-of-a-kind photo contest

Photo Soho!

Today, an amazing photo can come from anywhere or anyone. It’s no longer about the quality of the equipment but that perfect moment caught on something as simple as an iPhone. Yelp, one of the largest local review websites in the world, is teaming up with The Society Club, voted one of London’s interesting spots by CNN, to showcase these amazing images.

From now until April 20th, everyone is encouraged to snap photos of things seen in Soho: their meals, animals, work, play and more. Submissions will be judged by a professional panel and the best entries will be hung in a special exhibit in The Society Club. Additionally, all winners will be invited to a VIP launch party for the exhibit.

“You no longer have to be a professional photographer to capture an amazing moment,” according to Alex Shebar, London community manager for Yelp. “People are snapping pics of London life daily and we want to share them with more than just their friends. We want the whole city to see them.”

This event is additional partnering with Alternative Arts and Photomonth. Part of the money in the sale of the photos will go towards The Soho School. For more information on the contest and how to enter, go to

http://www.yelp.co.uk/events/london-yelp-captures-soho-a-one-of-a-kind-contest

 

SOHO AND SEQUINS

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The Society Club is honoured to present
SOHO AND SEQUINS
A Dazzling Poetry Night with Jeremy Reed

The legendary Jeremy Reed, along with harpist Maria Christina Papadopoulou, present a night of spoken-word poetry.

Jeremy Reed has been called by the Independent ‘British poetry’s glam, spangly, shape-shifting answer to David Bowie.’ His poetry, fiction and performances both solo and with the Ginger Light are inimitable in their intense visual dynamic and his highly original award-winning poetry is often rooted in Soho and its underground milieu. He has published over 40 books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, including most recently Piccadilly Bongo, Enitharmon Press, 2011, Here Comes The Nice, Chomu, 2011and The Life of John Stephen King of Carnaby Street, Haus, 2011. He is accompanied by Maria Christina Papadopoulou, the extraordinary beautiful harpist from the Ginger Light who turns the instrument into an evocative psychedelic rainbow.

Tuesday, March 12th

Doors open at 6:00pm, Performance at 7:00pm
£10 door *

*Due to limited seating, Tickets Must Be Purchased In Advance – Only 25 Available

To purchase tickets, please stop-by The Society Club between now and Monday, March 11th or call with credit card information at 0207 437 1433
The Society Club
12 Ingestre Place
Soho, W1F0JF

Ryan Clifford Presents Hung

The Society Club invites you to an unforgettable evening, as Ryan Clifford presents HUNG.

Part performance, part poetry, Mr. Clifford will present a story that only grows in intensity.  Inspired by Clifford’s personal experiences, Hung is a spiritual journey from homophobic Dagenham to the seductions and perils of the gay scene.   It is a rallying cry to the tribe to embrace ways of living that are less conventional and more individual.   Hung is an experiment in spoken word featuring one hell of a writer/performer.

Join us for a night you won’t soon forget.

£5 on the door
All door money will be donated to GMFA (Gay Men Fighting AIDS).  GMFA was founded in 1992 and is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to gay men’s health.   Their mission is to provide gay men with accurate and credible information and with the skills that enable them to make informed choices and exercise control over their own actions.   For more information about this important organization, visit  http://www.gmfa.org.uk/

Monday, February 25th
6:30-7:30

The Society Club
12 Ingestre Place
W1F0JF