In support of Soho-based charity, Samaritans, Soho Speaks Out is an exclusive panel event with some of Soho's industry-leading men, addressing the International Men’s Day themes; “Making a Difference for Men and Boys” and “How can we give Men and Boys better life chances”.
Our free event will see a line-up of influential and inspirational men offer a unique window into their experiences in various industries and the opportunities available to others.
The talk will be hosted by Can We Just Ask founders, Annie Clarke and Will Clempner, podcasters and social media influencers who are experts at beginning conversations that matter.
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.
Soho Speaks Out is free to attend.
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