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Stephen Fry joins 'Save Soho' campaign

2015-01-13
Stephen Fry has joined a campaign to preserve Soho's performance and entertainment venues. The ‘Save Soho’ campaign aims to work with landlords, developers and Westminster Council in order to preserve the area's arts heritage following a number of closures in recent months. stephen fry soho Speaking on Soho Radio, Mr Fry said: "Save Soho is not about shaming landowners, it is hoping to work with them and be given a small consultation role in their plans." "It's always been very much a modern place; a place that defines modern attitudes towards music, towards theatre, towards hospitality, as they call it..." he told ITV. The move comes as yet another Soho gay bar - the Green Carnation - announced it will close this month in order to be redeveloped. The news comes just days after Manbar shut down for good, blaming Westminster Council's decision to remove its entertainment license - find out more. Owner Chris Amos said of Manbar's closure: "I sincerely believe had we not had to spend considerable amount of time and money fighting Westminster City Council to keep our entertainment licence, Manbar would still be open today." It was revealed last week that Fry is set to marry his partner Elliot Spencer later this year - click here to read more.
Meanwhile, famous London drag club Madame Jojo’s was forced to close at the end of last year following a 'serious violent incident' - click here to find out more. More stories: 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK' to air on Channel 5 later this year? Listen to Rihanna cover Madonna's 'Vogue'