Soho Summit 2023: Full schedule announced

Promotional poster for Soho Summit 2023

Our inaugural festival of ideas, powered by Porsche, will take place at Soho Farmhouse this April – here’s what’s on the agenda

Monday 3 April 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. 

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

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

See the full schedule below: 


Thursday 27 April


GLASSHOUSE SCHEDULE

10.45 to 11.15am – Yinka Ilori in conversation with Russell Tovey
Multidisciplinary artist and designer Yinka Ilori talks to actor Russell Tovey about the inspiration behind his Soho Visionaries commissioned sculpture, ‘Beacon of Dreams’, which will be featured at the Soho Summit. After the talk, head down to the oak tree where Ilori unveils the piece. You must have a spot on the guest list to gain access to this talk.

1pm to 3pm – Guest Chef Lunch: Native at Glasshouse
Head to the Glasshouse for lunch with the team from Native. Championing sustainable cooking, founders Ivan and Imogen have a strong passion for foraging and growing their ingredients to get the best of what nature has to give. This all comes together to show a unique outlook on British heritage cooking. 

Tickets are £60 per person and include a welcome drink and four-course menu featuring Black Bream Ceviche, Roast Lavington Lamb with wild garlic, and Rhubarb and Rosemary Meringue Pie. Please note: as this is a set menu with no variations, exceptions will only be made for vegetarians and those with allergies. Please email courtney.howlett@sohohouse.com with any allergy requirements no later than Thursday 20 April.

You must have a spot on the guest list to gain access to this lunch. This is the only event where members can book to attend with a plus-one. Please book via the app

HAY BARN SCHEDULE

10am – Nick Jones: ‘The secret histories of Soho House’
In conversation with Jo Whiley

Kicking off our talks in the Hay Barn is Founder Nick Jones on all things Soho House with TV and radio host, Jo Whiley. Members also have the chance to ‘Ask Nick Anything’ as part of an interactive Q&A segment.

You must have a spot on the guest list to gain access to this talk. If you have bought a bedroom package, you do not need to book a place via the app

Introducing The Soho Summit 2023 | Soho House

11am – Richard Browning demonstration
Richard Browning, the inventor of the Iron Man-esque jet suit, will be flying into Soho Farmhouse to demonstrate the full power and spectacle of his creation. He’ll also be free to answer any burning questions from members. 

Introducing The Soho Summit 2023 | Soho House

11.15am – Jeremy O. Harris in conversation with Sinéad Burke
Jeremy O. Harris is an American playwright known for his works such as Daddy and Slave Play. Sinéad Burke is a disability educator, advocate and author who champions accessibility, equity and social justice. Together, they discuss their shared interest in representation and their mutual love of fashion. This conversation is not to be missed.

Soho House has partnered with Sinéad Burke’s consultancy, Tilting the Lens, to implement accessibility at the Summit. This will include BSL interpreters for our talks, ramps and hand rails on the main stage, and subtitles on all cinema screenings. We will also encourage panelists, facilitators and leadership to begin their engagement with a visual description of themselves to accommodate those who are blind or have low vision. 

You must have a spot on the guest list to gain access to this talk. If you have bought a bedroom package, you do not need to book a place via the app

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

12.45pm – Sir Paul Smith in conversation with Dermot O’Leary
Legendary British fashion designer Sir Paul Smith sits down with broadcaster Dermot O’Leary to talk about what it takes to build a heritage brand with a lasting legacy.

You must have a spot on the guest list to gain access to this talk. If you have bought a bedroom package, you do not need to book a place via the app. 

Introducing The Soho Summit 2023 | Soho House

2.30pm – Max Richter in conversation with Nihal Arthanayake
Composer, pianist and producer Max Richter is a titan of the contemporary music landscape. He arranges, performs and composes music for stage, opera, ballet and screen. Over the course of eight solo albums, he has amassed more than one million sales and one billion streams. In this talk, radio host Nihal Arthanayake interviews him about his incredible career to date.

You must have a spot on the guest list to gain access to this talk. If you have bought a bedroom package, you do not need to book a place via the app

Introducing The Soho Summit 2023 | Soho House

3.45pm - In conversation with Emma D’Arcy
House Of The Dragon star and Golden Globe-nominated actor, Emma D’Arcy, discusses the life-changing role of Rhaenyra Targaryen.

You must have a spot on the guest list to gain access to this talk. If you have bought a bedroom package, you do not need to book a place via the app

Introducing The Soho Summit 2023 | Soho House

4.45pm – In conversation with Michèle Lamy 
Cabaret performer, fashion designer, artist and cultural icon Michèle Lamy talks all things unabashed creativity.

You must have a spot on the guest list to gain access to this talk. If you have bought a bedroom package, you do not need to book a place via the app