Faber Social

Here’s what’s going on at the next three Faber Social events down the bar

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Faber Social and Rough Trade Shops Present Vinyl

2nd Apr 2013, 7:00 p.m.
The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1

Ten years since the launch of iTunes, six years since the first UK Record Store Day, this April, in collaboration with Rough Trade Shops, Faber Social will be all about Vinyl.

Pete Paphides (BBC 6 Music’s Vinyl Revival) will spin some records and host some chat; Travis Elborough will take us on a trip through 60 years of recording history reading from his book The Long-Player Goodbye; a panel of industry experts including Jude Rogers and Spencer Hickman will wax lyrical about the life and love of vinyl; Simon Reynolds will be zipping in from LA to read from his new update of Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture; The Pogues founding member and accordion player James Fearnley will read from his story of the band’s life Here Comes Everybody (“It’s just how I imagine I’d remember it”- Shane MacGowan) and Workin’ Man Noise Unit will play a live set of tinnitus-inducing tantrum rock. Put the needle on the record.

Tickets £6 in advance / £8 on the door.

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Faber Social Presents Crime

7th May 2013, 7:00 p.m.
The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1

In May Faber Social engages in some unlawfully bad behaviour to bring you an evening of music and literature from some of the best crime writers around.

Featuring new and bestselling fiction from multi-award-winning authors including Sophie Hannah (Kind of Cruel); SJ Watson (Before I Go To Sleep); RJ Ellory (A Simple Act of Violence), Stav Sherez (Eleven Days), Tom Benn (Chamber Music) and Russ Litten (Swear Down).

Tickets £5 in advance or £7 on the door.

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Faber Social Presents Power, Corruption & Lies

3rd Jun 2013, 7:00 p.m.
The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1

Taking our lead from the title of the 1983 New Order album, June also marks 30 years since the start of the second Thatcher Ministry, so this month’s Faber Social is dedicated to Power, Corruption and Lies.

Speaking out against absolute power, corruption and lies is left-wing commentator, author (Chavs) and Independent columnist Owen Jones; saloniere and child of Thatcher Damian Barr will be reading from his powerful memoir Maggie & Me about the impact of growing up under Maggie’s controversial policies; followed by some free-speech from feminist activist, founder of UK Feminista and author of The Equality Illusion Kat Banyard; critic and award-winning writer Louise Doughty will look at the seduction of this month’s tripartite theme by reading from her thrilling new novel Apple Tree Yard; poet and author Owen Sheers will do a special reading from his powerful new verse-drama, as heard on BBC Radio 4, Pink Mist.

Tickets are £5 in advance or £7 on the door.

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