1000 Londoners

Sophie in is and is Street Party Organiser.

Sophie is a mother of two from Brixton. The film takes us on a five year journey, as the neighbours of Thornbury Street come together as a community. Sophie grew up in the RAF, so knowing those around her has always been fundamental to her way of life and she missed that kind of camaraderie in her area. In 2009, in an attempt to bring her community together, Sophie organised a street party. It was a great success and blossomed into an annual tradition and inspired many more streets to do the same. This year, Sophie took her community bonding endeavours one step further, organising an exhibition of photographs of their neighbours at the Ritzy in Brixton. Find out more in Sophies guest blog

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Questions & Answers

  • What's your first memory of London? Coming in on the train to Camden Market, on Saturday with my school friends, in my early teens.
  • What do you miss when you're away from London? The wide mix of people, the bustle and excitement. The history in the streets and buildings.
  • What's your favourite neighbourhood? Soho. Where I first started working as a runner in TV production.
  • What's your favourite building? The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. I've always loved them, and it was very special to have them in my view, at St Thomas's hospital when each of my daughters were born.
  • What's your ideal day out in London? A walk around Westminster, Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square. A drink in an old pub down a back street, dinner on the South Bank and a trip to the Theatre.
  • What's your ideal night out in London? Drinking with friends after work in the White Horse or the Shaston in Soho and a curry at Masala Zone, off Carnaby street.
  • What's your most hated building? Canary Wharf.
  • What's the best view in London? Across the Thames from the South Bank or any of the bridges.
  • What's your favourite open space? Battersea Park.
  • What's the most interesting shop? All charity shops, I love getting books from them.
  • What's your favourite place to hang out? On my street, chatting to my neighbours.
  • What's been your most memorable night out in London? The stormy night I met my partner, outside a Soho pub in 2000.
  • How would you like to spend your ideal day off in London? A picnic with my partner and children in Brockwell Park, Brixton.
  • Where would you take someone visiting from out of town? Gordon's Wine Bar in Charing Cross.
  • What's the worst journey you've had to make in London? Getting home on New Years Eve in the 90's.
  • What's your personal London landmark? Big Ben.
  • Who's your favourite fictional Londoner? James Bond.
  • What's your favourite London film, book or documentary? The film, Skyfall.
  • If you could travel to any time period in London, past or future, where would you go? 1800.
  • For you, who is the ultimate Londoner? Shakespeare.
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