Save Soho Statement

SAVE SOHO and proposed Soho Estates initiative and ‘festival.’

Save Soho has been contacted by numerous parties, including the press and the Metropolitan police with regards to an event being proposed called Soho Summer Street Festival. The confusion has been caused by an unauthorised use of the Save Soho trademark by the property group Soho Estates who have created a replica website using our name, without permission.

While we are eager for Soho to recover its vibrancy as soon as it is safe to do so, we wish to be clear that Save Soho have no connection with this event that John James and Soho Estates are promoting.

We have been in contact with John James and Soho Estates and they have apologised and explained their use of our name is temporary and they have agreed to stop using the copied Save Soho website as soon as their Soho Summer Street Festival comes to an end.

Save Soho’s sole focus is and has always been on the creativity, inspiration and the culture of the performing arts since we were established in 2015. But we applaud individuals and organisations committed to the recovery and safe reopening of Soho businesses, in consultation with the Soho community.

As such, we wish Soho Estates every success in their initiative.

Our own initiative throughout the pandemic has been to create an Artist Support Group which anyone can join via the Save Soho Facebook page.

SAVE SOHO HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SAVESOHO.CO.UK WHICH IS MANAGED AND OWNED BY SOHO ESTATES.

THE SAVE SOHO PETITION

Don’t Railroad Soho: Save Soho from the CrossRail 2 Scheme
Click this link to sign the Petition

A message from Stephen Fry:

The future of Soho could change dramatically this coming June when we anticipate the transport minister announcing the approval of CrossRail 2. It will allow the demolition of two blocks for a new train station that will bring double the footfall of Kings Cross Underground into and around Soho.

That’s 270 thousand people every three hour peak right on the corner of Frith Street and Shaftesbury Avenue. We do not oppose CrossRail 2. However, we oppose any decision to include Soho in the scheme. I have supported the Save Soho movement since it began and have assisted Tim Arnold and the Save Soho group whenever possible. Please join us by signing this petition for yours and our Soho.

Stephen Fry – chairman of Save Soho

Click this link to sign the petition:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/182649/sponsors/OqNPW6jZFUVsFNagxbj

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