The Society Club Soho
–Posted by Tessa on 11 November 2011
The Society Club is the brainchild of former nightclub promoter Robert Pereno, his wife, interior designer Babette, and former publisher Carrie Kania. The bookshop/art gallery/café/salon combines the couple's passion for literature, music and art.
A long table runs through the centre of the shop, aiming to bring like-minded people together over tea, coffee and an eclectic menu of pastries and cakes. The trio sell everything from pulp fiction novels to first-edition books, Babette's homemade jam, snuff, limited-edition prints, moustache wax and organic dog food by cult brand BettyMillerPet.
Book launches, poetry readings, storytelling and live music sessions take place regularly. The last event was a Q&A with Andy Warhol’s friend and The Factory’s in-house photographer, Leee Black Childers.
At the moment the gallery is showing photographs by Graham Smith from his book about Eighties clubland.
The Society Club is also staging a programme of pop-up events around Soho including a Film Club (Monday nights at the Soho Sanctum hotel) conceived as a throwback to bohemian salons of the past.
The Society Club, 12 Ingestre Place, W1F OJF
Visit their website here