Discover the full programme for Soho Summit Rome

Discover the full programme for Soho Summit Rome | Soho House

From headline talks and screenings, to art installations and immersive workshops, here’s everything to enjoy at our Italian festival of ideas, powered by Porsche

Tuesday 27 February 2024  By Soho House

April is the perfect time to visit Rome. T-shirt weather and plates of carciofi aside, it’s also the month that Soho Summit – our biannual festival of creativity and ideas – heads to our House in the Italian capital. 

Taking place from Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 April, this year’s event builds on previous Soho Summits at Soho Farmhouse in the UK and our Los Angeles-based Houses. Now, the summit is back for a third time – and members will join us for three inspiring days, with creative pioneers from the worlds of art, music, film, fashion and more to discuss why creativity is more vital than ever for the modern world. 

Over the course of the summit, this is a topic we’ll explore and debate, along with our members and headline speakers, including actors Jonathan Bailey (Bridgerton), Daisy Ridley (Star Wars), Archie Madekwe (Saltburn), and Billie Piper (I Hate Suzie); film director Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy, Fifty Shades Of Grey); and fashion designers Neil Barrett and Sofia Prantera (Aries).

As part of our ongoing commitment to support the next generation of creative changemakers, Soho Visionaries, powered by Porsche, will be hosting a series of workshops, including collage making with photographer Chiara Bruni and drawing in the dark with artist collective Numero Cromatico. 

There will also be film screenings, music performances and a temporary art installation commissioned especially for Soho Summit. Over the three days, San Lorenzo-based artist Alessandro Calizza will create a live painting on the ground-floor windows and doorways to the House. Drawing on classical references, his work will feature the agave plant, a symbol of strength due to its ability to survive in extreme conditions. Created at a time when hostility remains toward the LGBTQIA2S+ community, his surrealist work aims to offer hope to creative communities and marginalised people.

In an effort to make the event as accessible as possible for members, we will be including BSL interpreters for our talks and adhering to accessibility measures throughout the House, including closed captioning on all cinema screenings. We’ll also encourage panellists, facilitators and leadership to begin sessions with a visual description of themselves to accommodate those who are blind or have low vision. 

See below for the full Soho Summit Rome schedule. To attend, simply book a spot at each of the events via the Soho House app. Please note: all bedroom offers are now sold out. 

All roads lead to Soho Summit in Rome | Soho House
All roads lead to Soho Summit in Rome | Soho House
All roads lead to Soho Summit in Rome | Soho House

San Lorenzo Studio talks

Thursday 25 April 
10am to 10.45am 
Soho Summit: Sam Taylor-Johnson in conversation with Marisa Abela 

Ahead of the release of 2024’s most anticipated biopic, Back To Black, award-winning film director Sam Taylor-Johnson and leading actor Marisa Abela discuss bringing the life of Amy Winehouse – one of the 21st century’s most talented, enigmatic and troubled performers – to the big screen.

Soho Summit: Sofia Prantera in conversation with Jonathan Heaf

What does it take to create a fashion label that everyone, from Gen Z to Gen X, wants to be seen in? Soho House’s Chief Content Officer, Jonathan Heaf, sits down with designer Sofia Prantera to find out. A graduate of Central Saint Martins, she launched luxury streetwear brand Aries with graphic designer Fergus Purcell back in 2014. Since then, it has gained a cult following, with the likes of Zendaya and Taylor Russell wearing it.

12pm to 12.30pm
Soho Summit: ‘You must create’ with Porsche and Jason Barlow

Why is creativity still so vital in today’s world? What makes up a truly creative mind? Jason Barlow, a journalist for more than 30 years, sits down with some of the world’s most exciting entrepreneurs to talk about how advancements in fashion, technology, music and more can be powered by creativity.

12.45pm to 1.30pm
Soho Summit: Daisy Ridley in conversation with Clara Amfo

Balancing blockbusters with interesting indies, Daisy Ridley’s career is something of a blueprint for any actor. Sitting down with TV and radio broadcaster, Clara Amfo, the Star Wars alum discusses upcoming projects, including Young Woman And The Sea – a biopic of Gertrude Ederle (the first woman to swim the English Channel) and Magpie, a Hitchcockian noir thriller that she’s also produced. 

1.45pm to 2.15pm
Soho Summit: Gianni Politi in conversation with Kate Bryan

An exciting artistic talent working out of Italy, Gianni Politi’s pieces feature in Soho House Rome’s permanent art collection, with a studio located just moments away from the House in San Lorenzo. Politi joins Soho House’s Global Director of Art, Kate Bryan, to discuss the state of play for contemporary Roman art, as well as how he both borrows from and interrogates historic painting traditions in his distinctive practice.
2.30pm to 3pm
Soho Summit: Amelia Warner in conversation with Elizabeth Day

As women making waves in traditionally male-dominated worlds, composer Amelia Warner, who has written the score for the upcoming Young Woman And The Sea, and Elizabeth Day, host of the hugely successful podcast How To Fail, are passionate about amplifying female voices. Here, they talk about the importance of this, as well as their own successes and career paths.
3.15pm to 3.45pm 
Soho Summit: a conversation with Jonathan Bailey 

From Bridgerton to Fellow Travelers, Jonathan Bailey – who will be seen next in the film adaption of the hit musical Wicked – will discuss his career and personal endeavours to date.

4pm to 4.45pm
Soho Summit: Archie Madekwe in conversation with Billie Piper 

The star of 2023’s watercooler film Saltburn, Archie Madekwe, sits down with multi-award-winning actor (and soon-to-be star of Netflix film Scoop), Billie Piper, to share their experiences in the entertainment world – and what it’s like to book a role that changes everything for you.

Friday 26 April
11am to 11.45am
Soho Summit: a conversation with Neil Barrett 

English menswear designer Neil Barrett cut his teeth at Gucci and Prada before launching his namesake brand in 2000. Since then, he has attracted A-list fans including Brad Pitt, Jamie Dornan and Justin Timberlake. He sits down to discuss his career, inspirations and future plans for the brand.

Discover the full programme for Soho Summit Rome | Soho House
Discover the full programme for Soho Summit Rome | Soho House


Thursday 25 April
10am to 11.30am

Soho Visionaries workshop: a colouring masterclass 

Engage your senses in a colour and scent workshop to develop your very own shade of paint and a bespoke piece of artwork to take home.

12pm to 1.30pm
Soho Visionaries workshop: collage making with Chiara Bruni

Photographer and author Chiara Bruni, whose work has been exhibited widely across Italy, leads a collage workshop, guiding members through the art of creating a leporello – a unique, collaged tri-dimensional paper book.

2pm to 3.30pm
Soho Visionaries workshop: artistic letter writing with Edoardo Servadio

Edoardo Servadio’s work is inspired by Rome iconography, which he explores with a vibrant and distinctive style. In this workshop, he encourages members to investigate the world of letter writing, offering an artistic take on the historic form. 
4pm to 5.30pm
Soho Visionaries workshop: drawing in the dark with Numero Cromatico

Numero Cromatico is an artist collective established in Rome in 2011 by a group of researchers with a background in both visual arts and neuroscience. In this workshop, the interdisciplinary collective guides members through an exploration of their creative skills as they draw while blindfolded.

Discover the full programme for Soho Summit Rome | Soho House
Discover the full programme for Soho Summit Rome | Soho House

Screening room

Thursday 25 April

Soho Summit: Back To Black screening with an introduction from director Sam Taylor-Johnson and lead actor Marisa Abela.

Soho Summit: Magpie screening with an introduction from producer and lead actor, Daisy Ridley.

5pm to 5.45pm
A conversation with Charlie Brooker 

Attention Black Mirror fans: the man behind the show that’s gripped a global audience reveals anecdotes about the Emmy award-winning anthology series. 

Wednesday 24 April
Welcome dinner – Beatrice Grannò

The actor, singer and star of The White Lotus is a Rome native; she will be taking to the stage to perform during Soho Summit’s opening night welcome dinner.
Available to bedroom guests only.
Thursday 25 April
Dinner – Cat Burns
Best known for her hit single ‘Go’, the British singer-songwriter will entertain dinner guests with a three-track set.
Available to bedroom guests only.

Thursday 25 April
Closing party – Maribou State

Made up of Chris Davids and Liam Ivory, English electronic duo Maribou State – who have eight EPs and two studio albums under their belts – will play at the official Soho Summit closing party. 

Please head to the Soho House app to reserve your spot at the talks, workshops and screenings. Bookings will open at 12pm GMT on Wednesday 28 February.