This June, London’s Soho will come alive at Soho Music Month: a celebration of music and culture featuring outdoor gigs, workshops, in-store performances and events. Festivities will kick off on World Oceans Day (8 June), when Ganton Street will be hosting live music in collaboration with ocean conservation organisation Project 0. Wondering what you can do to help protect our oceans? Visit the Project 0 pop-up exhibition at 3 Newburgh Street, where you’ll find art from the likes of Elizabeth Hoff and Alma Laura alongside photography by Tim Atkins.
Throughout the month, Platform LDN will be taking over 3 Carnaby Street with a range of free activities, including panel talks, live music and creative workshops. Highlights include an exhibition from US hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, an evening of acoustic music, and a talk on mental health in the creative industry. And for industry hopefuls, BBC Radio 1Xtra Jamz Supernova will be hosting a masterclass on how to launch a business and create your own career. Meanwhile Andreea Magdalina, founder of global female music network shesaid.so, will be hosting a networking event to connect like-minded women in the music industry.
Visitors can also learn about the area’s rich music history in one of the special walking tours, guided by Mr Londoner, also known as Antony Robbins. You’ll visit the spot where Jimi Hendrix played his first gig, as well as hip hop record shop Deal Real, which saw open mic nights from the likes of Amy Winehouse and Kanye West.
Many Soho bars and restaurants will be getting involved with special music-themed cocktails, live music and DJ sets, including The Rum Kitchen, The Good Egg, Pizza Pilgrims and underground speakeasy-style bar Cahoots.
Across Soho, London
1-30 June 2019
Events are free to attend. For more information, please visit carnaby.co.uk