oho Then is a photo-based podcast available to experience at tpg.org.uk/SohoThen. Over six, themed episodes people share their memories and experiences of living and working in one of London’s most notorious neighbourhoods – from the 1920s to 2000. Soho Then is commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery and produced by Clare Lynch. Release of the final episode of Soho Then coincides with the exhibition Shot in Soho at The Photographers’ Gallery, 18 October 2019 – 9 February 2020.
Episode 1: Food & Shopping
Tony O’Loughlin opening the shutters of Coleman Cohen Cigar Shop, corner of Frith Street & Old Compton Street, c. 1980, courtesy of Tony O’Loughlin.
Episode 2: Film & Cinema
Leslie Hardcastle at the BFI Central Booking Agency, 164 Shaftsbury Avenue, c.1950, courtesy Leslie Hardcastle
Episode 3: Fashion & Tailoring
Rina Rottondo, wearing a dress she purchased from Hilda’s on Berwick Street, 1960s, Courtesy Rita Rottondo
Episode 4: Clubs & Late Night Establishments
Dressing Room, La Vie en Rose, Ebbonknee and Ruby Venezuela, c. 1985, courtesy John Campbell
Episode 5: Sex & Sexuality
Yvonne Taylor inside the Candy Bar, 2008, courtesy Yvonne Taylor
Episode 6: Home & Homelessness
London belongs to us’ posters in the window, 35 Great Pulteney Street, announcing a rally in Trafalgar Square, 1973, courtesy Leslie Hardcastle