Introducing the Soho Summit 2023

Introducing The Soho Summit 2023 | Soho House

Part of our ongoing collaboration with Porsche, the inaugural festival of ideas will take place at Soho Farmhouse this April – here’s everything you need to know

Tuesday 17 January 2023   By Soho House

This spring, Porsche and Soho House will unite for the first-ever Soho Summit. A festival of ideas populated by a host of high-profile creative minds from the worlds of design, art, technology, fashion and sustainability, the unique event will take place at Soho Farmhouse over the course of two days in late April (26 to 28) and be open exclusively to members. 

Here’s everything you need to know. 

What is the Soho Summit? 

The Soho Summit powered by Porsche is a two-day event jam-packed with keynote talks with fashion designers and actors, panel discussions with sustainability experts, immersive experiences, and hands-on creative workshops. Whether you come for the day or stay for the duration, expect screenings with auteur filmmakers, gala dinners, and unexpected conversations with like-minded people. There will be installations by globally renowned artists, connections over food and music, and creativity. 

When and where will it be held? 

The Soho Summit will take place at Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April 2023.

Soho Farmhouse is nestled in 100 acres of Cotswolds countryside. A treasure trove of mini-break potential, there are cabins, huts and cottages, as well as a spa, pools, and multiple restaurants and bars. 

For the Soho Summit, Soho Farmhouse’s grounds will be divided into four zones: Experimental and Immersive for surprising art installations and creative journeys of discovery; Talks and Panel Discussions where you’ll catch edifying conversations with keynote speakers; Workshop and Create for interactive classes and workshops with leading artists and designers; and Porsche Art of Dreams Space with an art installation commissioned by Porsche. 

Introducing The Soho Summit 2023 | Soho House
Introducing The Soho Summit 2023 | Soho House

Meet the speakers 

The Soho Summit will bring together creative professionals, thinkers and innovators from across the world. Here’s a teaser of those already confirmed to appear (with more names to be announced soon):

Andrew Scott

The critically acclaimed actor, and BAFTA and Golden Globe winner is beloved for his performances in the TV series Sherlock and Fleabag, as well as his lead role as Garry Essendine in a 2019 stage production of Present Laughter at The Old Vic in London. His most recent turn sees him take the mantle of Tom Ripley in HBO’s landmark adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith classic.

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Yinka Ilori

A multi-disciplinary artist and designer whose bold visual language draws on his British-Nigerian heritage to convey new narratives through contemporary design, Ilori is perhaps best known for mounting a temporary structure named ‘The Colour Palace’ outside the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2019. Ilori’s work straddles the fields of architecture, sculpture, furniture and interior design, and he has collaborated with the likes of Superblue Miami, LEGO and Universal Music.  

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Sir Paul Smith 

The legendary British fashion designer arguably invented contemporary tailoring as we know it today. Since founding his eponymous brand over half a century ago in 1970, he has garnered multiple plaudits – a knighthood included – for his contribution to the global fashion canon. 

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Priya Ahluwalia

Designer and founder of fashion brand Ahluwalia, she draws inspiration from her Indian-Nigerian heritage by repurposing vintage materials in factories that employ rural women and pay them fairly. A recipient of the British Fashion Council’s NEWGEN, she is one of the most exciting emerging designers promoting a sustainable and ethical approach. 

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Jeremy O. Harris

Jeremy O. Harris is an American playwright known for his plays Daddy and Slave Play. The latter received 12 nominations at the 74th Tony Awards, breaking the record for most nominations for a non-musical play. Harris has worked in film and TV, including the role of co-producer for season two of Euphoria. In his work, he explores the radical potential of language, sexuality and queer perspectives, and race in contemporary society.

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Ticket packages with accommodation

o The Soho Summit accommodation packages will go on sale in February 2023 and range in price from £1,400 to £3,000 for two people, depending on the bedroom type selected
o To book, please register your interest here. All members who register their interest for the event will be emailed directly with links to book their bedrooms
o Packages will include: 
o Two nights at Soho Farmhouse on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April 
o Wednesday: dinner at Pen Yen with a live performance 
o Thursday: breakfast, lunch, and a gala dinner and afterparty with a guest DJ and live music performances
o Access to your choice of one workshop for two people
o Priority access to talks for two people

We have a limited number of bedrooms available for members. To be notified when packages go on sale, please register your interest below.