By The National Trust
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60 years of Bohemian Soho is brought vividly to life in this unique audio tour, narrated by veteran Soho entertainer Barry Cryer.
Soho Stories knows where you are, what street you’re on, and whispers its hedonistic history in your ear.
With stories from celebrity ‘Sohoites’ such as
- Molly Parkin on boozing with artist Francis Bacon
- Janet Street Porter on the Groucho club
- Frankie Fraser on the rise of the gangster
- Wee Willie Harris on the birth of rock n’ roll
With music to score your journey by the Correspondents, Brian Eno and others, and readings by Felix Dennis, Anna Adams and Maggie O’Farrell.
WARNING: some stories contain strong language and references to sex and violence.
What's New in Version 1.2
To celebrate the release of 'The Look of Love' starring Steve Coogan (in cinemas 26th April), we have new stories on Paul Raymond and his club, Raymond's Revuebar...
- new interview with Paul Willetts, biographer of Paul Raymond
- exclusive clips from the movie
- account of a striptease... featuring a cheetah!
Terrific guide to Soho
A brilliant guide to Soho for anyone who wants to get a deeper sense of the history and characters that have made the neighborhood what it was over the years. The app can be linked to your location, with the stories fading in and out as you walk the streets, hitting different points of interest. I love the interviews and audio they picked - the National Trust really went out of their way to find the true voices of the area. Great stuff, and a wonderfully designed window into Soho.
While I have yet to get in depth with the stories on hand just the clear design and virtual presentation of the Soho neighborhood is enough to highly recommend this application. Whether you are physically in Soho or not one can just tap on the virtual map and hear audio regarding the area you tap upon. The storytelling so far seems crisp with clear narration and style to spare. Soho Stories can be seen as a storybook for adults and is well worth a try and listen.
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- Category: Travel
- Updated: Apr 05, 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 194 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: The National Trust
- © 2012 National Trust
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.