Libby Purves meets shoe designer Marc Hare; filmmaker Leslie Woodhead; choreographer Kate Prince and Howard Raymond, son of Paul - the King of Soho.
Shoe designer Marc Hare is known for his stylish handcrafted shoes. His creations are worn by some of the world's most fashionable men including Robert Downey Jr, Javier Bardem and Tinie Tempah. He opened his first shop in London last year and is taking part in The Secret Meaning of Shoes,a talk examining how and why shoes have become such a fetishised commodity. The Secret Meaning of Shoes is part of a series called 37 Things You Need to Know About Modern Britain at The House of St Barnabas, in London.
Leslie Woodhead OBE is a documentary maker. He shot the first TV footage of the Beatles performing at the Cavern Club in 1962 and has won many awards for his work. His book, How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin, tells the story of how the band's music galvanised young Soviets to challenge the communist regime. How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin - The Untold Story of a Noisy Revolution is published by Bloomsbury.
Choreographer Kate Prince is founder and artistic director of dance company ZooNation. Their production of Some Like It Hip Hop has just returned to Sadler's Wells. Referencing Billy Wilder's film and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, the comical tale of love, mistaken identity and cross-dressing is played out in their trademark style of hip hop, comedy and physical theatre. Some Like it Hip Hop is at the Peacock Theatre.
Howard Raymond is the son of Paul Raymond who launched Raymond's Revuebar in London's Soho in 1958. Paul Raymond went on to build up a property empire and publish adult magazines such as Men Only, Mayfair, and Razzle. Howard is an adviser on a forthcoming film about his father called the King of Soho.