Sophie Parkin first went to the Colony in 1975 with her mother Molly, a member from the 1950’s. Sophie became a member in 1979, a gift for her 18th birthday while studying Fine Art at St Martins School of Art, frequenting the Colony throughout the years until its final closing in 2008. She has also written and published seven other books, written for most national papers and appeared on stage at The National Theatre, The Cheltenham Literary Festival and the recent 5X15. She organises Performance at The Chelsea Arts Club. She is on the recent National Trust App ‘Soho’. Sophie and her husband published designed and produced the book themselves. It has been brilliantly reviewed in most national papers and a few European ones too.