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Your Guide to London’s SohoCreate Festival 2016

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Updated: 9 February 2017
SohoCreate Festival brings together leaders from the worlds of film, theatre, art, VFX, advertising, food and fashion. Soho Square will be bursting with an assortment of talented creatives as the UK’s biggest festival celebrating creativity, returns for its third year. For one week only (Monday June 6 until Friday June 10, 2016), the capital will play host to a festival of talks, debates, workshops, open houses, pop-ups and parties. To make sure you visit the festival’s most unmissable events, Culture Trip London have found only the best!


Electric Theatre Collective

The best way to start this week of festivities is the Electric Theatre Collective, which is created from a group of world class animation directors, immersive content producers, game designers, VR originators, music composers and sound designers. The group produces ground breaking and genre defying work for television and web, which is available to see in this exclusive workshop. The event allows you to get inside the studio of the Electric Theatre Collective and have the sensational opportunity to learn about what makes their effects so special!

6 June 2016: Monday 4PM – 6PM

13-14 Margaret Street, London, UK


Creative Careers Fair

If you cannot decide which events to go to, head over to the Creative Careers Fair and catch bitesize talks from a range of innovative Soho companies, offering an exclusive look into what they are working on. Visit artist Rosemary Cronin’s zine making workshop or explore pop-ups from Microsoft Lift London, Mousetrap Theatre Projects, Picture Central, the Mill and Film London. Be sure to bring along your CV and an open mind for valuable advice from London’s top creative recruiters.

6 – 7 June 2016: Monday & Tuesday 11AM – 5PM

Soho Square, London, UK 


SohoCreate Festival 2015 | Courtesy of SohoCreate

SohoCreate Festival 2015 | Courtesy of SohoCreate


Creative Business Symposium

Come along to Soho’s The Cube to meet the best creative minds in the business and learn how to transform your bottom line. The Symposium features some of the most established creatives in the UK, including fragrance connoisseur Jo Malone, and Sir John Hegarty, the founder of global advertising agency Bartle Bartle Hegarty. The Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, Ed Vaizey, will be kicking off the festival’s Guardian Live lunchtime debates analyzing how creativity can change lives, business and communities.

8 June 2016: Wednesday 1.30PM – 7PM

The Cube, Soho Square, London, UK


The Business of Fashion

Join two of the country’s top fashion designers, Henry Holland and Patrick Grant, as they discuss their business in the competitive world of fashion. Holland is well known from the success of his established international brand, House of Holland, whilst Grant is a recognized figure for his brand Hammond and Co and as the director of Norton and Sons and E. Tautz. Explore the world of fashion as the speakers question how they built their greatly successful brands and what the future of the industry looks like.

8 June 2016: Wednesday 6PM – 7.15PM

The Dome, Soho Square, London, UK


The Evolution of Ideas

With an award-winning panel set to inspire, the Evolution of Ideas talk is perfect for the film, theatre or architecture enthusiast. The panel, which is chaired by prominent journalist, interviewer and arts editor Craig McLean, explores the beginning and the journey of a creative idea. The director of the celebrated film documentaries Senna and Amy, Asif Kapadia talks with architect Amanda Levete, and Olivier award-winning playwright Simon Stephens about the process of creation and collaboration in their respective fields.

9 June 2016: Thursday 9PM – 10.15PM

French Protestant Church, Soho Square, London, UK


SohoCreate Festival 2015 | Courtesy of SohoCreate

SohoCreate Festival 2015 | Courtesy of SohoCreate


Dolby Mystery Screening

Sit back and relax after a week of talks, pop-ups, debates and workshops, with this mystery film screening. The unannounced movie will be shown exclusively at this year’s SohoCreate for the first time in Dolby Atmos. Plus, Dolby are giving you the opportunity to win free tickets, by correctly guessing the film. Follow @SohoCreate on Twitter to hear clues about the mystery screening!

10 June 2016: Friday 3PM

Soho Square, London, UK


Digital Journalism and Trust

Calling all budding journalists and digital media enthusiasts! Finish the week on a high, as the Editor-in-Chief of Digital Spy, Julian Linley, hosts a conversation with the digital editors of Elle, Cosmopolitan and NetDoctor. Join Taylor Anderson, Claire Hodgson and Natasha Bird as they discuss creditability and trust in online journalism, in an age where news is instantaneous.

10 June 2016: Friday 4PM – 5.15PM

The Dome, Soho Square, London, UK


Tom Harvey, Chief Executive of SohoCreate| Courtesy of SohoCreate

Tom Harvey, Chief Executive of SohoCreate| Courtesy of SohoCreate


SohoCreate Festival will take place from Monday June 6 until Friday June 10, 2016.