“A History of Bohemian Soho” – The Colony Room Club Book Launch 15th March

Posted by Justine Solomons on 4 March 2013, in News

The Club at the Ivy have invited Byte the Book subscribers to an upcoming book launch.  The event is on Friday 15th March, doors will be at 7pm for a 7:30pm start and it is free to attend.

Here are some more details:

The Colony Room Club existed for 60 years, hidden away up some dark, dingy stairs. Post WWII, inside a small luridly green room, the most extraordinary people collided. The stories of what went on there are the stuff of legend as it was a place where people truly relaxed and could be themselves without fear of moral codes and judgment.

The formidably foul mouthed and witty owner, Muriel, welcomed the likes of Francis Bacon, Freud, Brian Howard and Kate Moss through the door.

Sophie Parkin was given the archives after Michael Wojas died, leaving behind 3 years of researching, interviewing and writing The Colony Room Club 1948-2008. In The Loft, you will be given a unique look in to the history of post war Bohemian Soho in an intimate talk and slide show - you may need to look away if you blush easily.

Limited Editions and Collector Editions of the book will be available to buy

To attend, please email katiew@the-ivyclub.co.uk

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