Poetry Next Sunday

Sunday, September 2nd
From 2pm – 5pm

The Society Club
12 Ingestre Place, W1F0JF


Come and have a drink, chat with new friends and listen to some afternoon poetry at The Society Club – as we welcome Ian Parks, author of ‘The Exile’s House‘, just published by Waterloo Press

Described by Chiron Review as ‘the finest love poet of his generation’, Ian Parks has taught creative writing at Oxford and Leeds and is currently poetry editor at Litro.  His poems have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Observer, The Independent on Sunday, London Magazine, Poetry Review and have broadcast on BBC Radio 3.   His collections include A Climb Through Altered Landscapes, Shell Island, The Cage, Love Poems 1979-2009 and The Landing Stage.  His latest collection has already been hailed by writer David Cooke as ‘poetry which is universal, profound and as natural as breathing.’  He is a 2012 writer in residence at Gladstone’s Library and Writing Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester.



The Story Salon #1

Join us for the launch of London’s most intimate monthly literary event.  Featuring award-winning writers Evgenia Citkowitz, Will Cohu, Alison MacLeod and Hazel Osmond, hosted by Cathy Galvin and WordFactory.

Saturday, 25th August
12 Ingestre Place, Soho W1F0JF

£5 on the door
Wine, speciality drinks and books available on then night for purchase

RSVP strongly encouraged – space is limited!


Daphne du Maurier

Dame Daphne du Maurier is a favourite of ours – so much so – we have several early and first editions of her works for sale at our shop.  Including this gem – a first hardcover edition of ‘The Apple Tree’ – her 1952 collection of stories and novellas – which includes the novelette ‘The Birds’.
Yes, did you know that du Maurier wrote the story that inspired the film The Birds?
The story was inspired by when du Maurier saw a man plowing a field while seagulls were diving above him …

(we’re always happy to hold or even ship books to you, if you can’t make it in to Soho – just give us a call at 02074371433 or email direct at babette@thesocietyclub.com)


Wednesday, August 15th
An Evening with Samantha Bailey and her new book ‘Stripped’

When Sam Bailey tells people that she used to take her clothes off for money, three questions usually follow. The first is ‘Why?’ The simple answer is that she enjoyed it. She liked showing off, being desired and earning a lot of money. The second is ‘How did you get started?’ Sam was 17, had a poorly paid job that she hated and couldn’t bear to think that was all there was for her in life. The third question is: ‘So, Sam, what was it like?’
In “Stripped”, Sam Bailey reveals all about her experiences, taking us behind the scenes and introducing us to the other strippers   Join us as Samantha reveals all about her experiences; taking us behind the scenes and introducing us to the behind-the-scene world of the strip-club underworld
Copies of Stripped will be available on the night for purchase and signing

Britain’s Top Model: Modesty

A few months ago, the lovely people over at Clarks stopped-by The Shop and shot their new campaign.   If you have been over to The Society Club, you know it’s hard to get any photos without one of the dogs mugging for the camera.

So it’s no wonder that in some of the photos in the Clarks campaign, you will notice Soho’s famed Bulldog making a cameo appearance….


Pop over to Clarks to see the photos for yourself.   There are two locations near The Society Club – one on Oxford Street and one over on Regent.  Both shop windows feature shots of Modesty.

Modesty now refuses to get out of bed for less than £10,000 a day.

Here she is on-set.