Young Actor: James Hunter

James Hunter
Age: 23
Location: London, England

This week we’re spotlighting young actor James Hunter, co-founder of Old Sole Theatre company and somewhereto_ space user. We’ve been able to give James and many other 16-25 year olds free space, thanks to the support of you, our customers.

Please let us know a bit more about what you’re currently doing?

At the moment myself and the company are branching out, combining art with theatre, as well as developing new plays. We have a growing number of creative associates that are excited in creating work that is refreshing and original, whilst performing and producing it in spaces that match that ethos.

What has being involved with somewhereto_ meant to you?

It meant that my creativity could be pushed further than ever before. Having space to create is one of the hardest logistical processes to overcome and somewhereto_ made it happen with ease with as little stress as possible.

I use to rely heavily on one space that I had a personal tie with; until I optimistically typed “free space in London” into Google and somewhereto_ suddenly popped up. When it came to more creative and daring work being created, I found myself being confined. I broke out of this by somewhereto_ providing me unrestricted space.

somewhereto_ helped starting our Company as we used our time in the space to sort logistics out. We actually registered as a company whilst in the Millenium Suite, which was a massive deal for us. Without being in that space, the process would have been dragged over a longer period of time.

I would recommend to anyone who is looking for freedom of creativity.

What advice would you give someone looking to do something similar?

I would say don’t hesitate! The team are so helpful and they will make sure you get the best space possible.

If you want to help us to keep providing free spaces for 16-25 year olds across the capital, sign up to somewhereto_ and remember us next time you need a venue.