Soup for 100 is an annual event at the Foundling Museum that brings together 100 creative people in arts and education, to share a simple meal, cooked and served by museum staff.

Artist Richard Wentworth CBE developed Soup for 100 in 2011, as his Foundling Fellowship project, and the event has ran annually ever since. It is a recreation of the annual gathering of artists that William Hogarth instigated at the Foundling Hospital in the eighteenth century. Soup for 100 celebrates Hogarth’s vision of the powerful relationship that exists between the arts, young people and social change.

The Foundling Museum enables artists to transform the lives of disadvantaged children and inspires people to make the world a better place. Artists are central to our 300-year-old story and the spirit of the Hospital’s eighteenth-century Artist Governors lives on, in the work of the many creative people who support our programmes, from visual artists and film makers, to musicians, writers and designers.

Watch this short film to find out more about this annual event