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In Light of Aquarius

Saturday 24th November

IN LIGHT OF AQUARIUS 

DJs:

Richie Deeney (The Toes) + Ben Ayres (Cornershop)

In Light Of Aquarius play a rolling treasure trove of old Rhythm and Blues, rocking roots, southern soul, garage, frat beat and psych madness.  In Light Of Aquarius run a monthly night called ‘Wang Dang Doodle’ in London and have DJed for the likes of The Fall, The Vaselines, Warpaint, The Strokes, The Libertines, Franz plus many others

Doors 6pm-1am, free before 9pm / £5

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The Social Christmas Market

The Social’s Unmissable Christmas Market Is Back! 

The Social’s Famous Christmas Market returns to the district of London known as the West End and in particular to Little Portland Street on Saturday 1st December 2012 and for each Saturday thereafter until Christmas.The market will happen in the upstairs wood panelled bar at The Social and stalling out for your delight each week will be the essential arts and culture website Caught by the River and their spectacular shop filled with books, maps, badges, records as well as exclusives from their cupboard, all the way from Spitalfields vintage fishing tackle dealer for the soul Andrews of Arcadia with selected post-war angling clothing, luggage & letterpress Christmas cards alongside designer/maker The Empress with her new flock of beaded birds, sequinned brooches and designer jewellery.  Joining us in the kitchen at the market every Saturday will be Felix & Pi who are heading into the warm after the summer running their kitchen in the allotment . .

Each week our residents will joined by two very special guest stalls to be announced over the next few weeks, but be assured you can expect and iron your five pound notes in anticipation of authors, books and signings from the Faber stable, limited editions t-shirts by Millionhands, raw chocolate by Laura Coxeter, exclusive designs jewellry by Central St. Martins and others . .

The doors will be open between 12pm and 5.30pm, entry is free and with a fully stocked bar including a special Social Christmas ale on tap, our homemade mulled wine, hot cider, Mary’s bloody and otherwise, hearty food, impromptu DJ sets, outbreaks of festivity, we invite you to come down our chimney where a very warm welcome is guaranteed. 

Email carl@thesocial.com for more info or press enquiries

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Mobile Library

Wednesday 31st October and always the last Wednesday of the month in the upstairs bar . . 

A monthly night of Soundtracks, Library Music and Adult Exotica; ideal tunes for setting the world to rights in a booth.

Mobile Library Top 5

5 – Brian Bennett – Chase Side Shoot Up – More famously known as the theme tune from BBC Golf Highlights. “Play the Golf one,” is a familiar shout at the Mobile Library. So I always do. 

4 – Stefano Liberati – Shark Jazz – If a tune was called “Shark Jazz” and wasn’t any good it would be a massive disappointment. Fortunately this as awesome as a tune involving Sharks on an Italian Soundtrack album should be.

3 – Sven Libaek – Dark World – The Xylophone solo about halfway through confirms this as true elevator music and interestingly from Australia. 

2 – Claudja Barry – Love For The Sake Of Love – Claudja Barry was in Boney M, a staggering fact considering how excellent this solo disco ballad is.

1 – Moondog – Bird’s Lament – As borrowed by Mr Scruff, recorded in 1969 by New York Street musician Moondog who dressed like a Viking and invented percussion instruments.  A more interesting career path than the majority of us. 

A special Mobile Library mix can be streamed/ downloaded from The Mobile Library Volume 1

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Faber News

Faber Social 

We have two installments in November . .

Monday 5th November

Celebrating the anniversary of Guy Fawkes’ failed plot, the Faber Social is proud to present an evening of dissent, featuring readings from hugely influential writer James Kelman, author of the Booker-winning novel How Late It Was, How Late; novelist Ali Smith, author of The Accidental and There But For The…, and Stewart Home, artist, filmmaker, writer and activist.

Topped with a dj set from Dorian Lynskey, journalist and author of 33 Revolutions per Minute, please join us for an evening of words, ideas and music.

Monday 12th November 

Faber Social joins forces with MAN Booker to bring you readings from four distinguished alumni of the prize. Sarah Hall, shortlisted in 2004 for her novel The Electric Michelangelo and longlisted for How to Paint a Dead Man half a decade later will join Adam Foulds, the acclaimed young poet and winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, whose own novel, The Quickening Maze, was shortlisted in 2009, The line-up is completed by Deborah Levy, the writer to have most recently experienced the agony and ecstasy of a Booker shortlisting just last month for Swimming Home, and MJ Hyland, whose novel Carry Me Down, was nominated for the prize in 2006. Join us and these four 21st century stars of the novel form from 7pm.

Tickets £5 in advance via faberandfaber.eventbrite.com

In November, Julian Cope’s epic COPENDIUM: An Expedition into the Rock n Roll Underwerld, will hit the shops. From Lord Buckley to Sleep, from Blue Cheer to The New Lou Reeds, in just shy of 800 pages COPENDIUM challenges all the rock n roll orthodoxies you have come to accept and indulge. 

To mark this publication, Faber Social is taking Copendium on tour for three unforgettable evenings of entertainment put together and hosted by Julian himself. For details of gigs in Glasgow, Manchester and London on consecutive nights, click on the attached link to Julian’s Head Heritage site.

Email carl@thesocial.com to enter the prize draw for a chance to win a copy of the Copendium!

http://www.headheritage.co.uk/copendium/

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Bond Girl

Check out this shoot of New Bond Girl, Bérénice Marlohe taken by the fantastic Jeff Hahn recently . . 

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Halloween Bashment

Hot Wuk Wednesdays is the weekly bashment dance spot, The Heatwave’s bashment headquarters.

What is bashment? Bashment is the ultra hype sound of modern Jamaican music: the excitement of rewinds, incredible dancing, the rammed dance floor and amazing vibe of a Caribbean rave.

The Heatwave’s midweek party turns The Social basement into a mini Notting Hill Carnival. Get rum drunk and collect your free whistle and horn, you might see the most incredibly acrobatic dance move or hear the wickedest MC jumping on the mic. One thing is certain: the vibe will be INSANE. 100% smiling, 100% dancing, 100% big tunes.

Every Wednesday we rave like it’s a Saturday!

www.theheatwave.co.uk/wednesdays

Facebook The Heatwave

Twitter @TheHeatwave

 

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Know?

KNOW?
New & Pre-Release Bass & Beyond

Every Saturday

7pm-1am

Free before 8pm // £5 after

For £3 guaranteed entry list before 10.30pm, group bookings, table reservations & info email guestlist@knowquestion.co.uk

Keen to share their knowledge and passion for new music, some of London’s best DJ’s and special guests come together for this new weekly session. Without forgetting that the dance floor knows best, our resident DJs and guests will be playing new and pre-release tracks, cutting edge and experimental bass sounds from House to Hip-Hop & beyond every Saturday night.

Those in the Know share with those who want to Know – and those that just want to dance!

Residents on rotation include:

Kutmah, Josey Rebelle, Spin Doctor, Chris P Cuts, Motive, BobaFatt, Mo Fingaz, & CWD.

NOVEMBER LINE UPS:

3rd – BobaFatt / Josey Rebelle / Chris P Cuts
10th – Yungun EP Launch party ft. Mr Thing (onstage 9pm) / Spin Doctor / Chris P Cuts
17th – Jon 1st / Chris P Cuts / CWD
24th – ItsNate (PA onstage 9pm) / Motive / Kutmah

Get in the KNOW?

WEBSITE? www.knowquestion.co.uk

FACEBOOK? www.facebook.com/KNOWQuestion

TWITTER? www.twitter.com/kn0wquesti0n

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Hot Wuk Wednesdays

Hot Wuk Wednesdays is the weekly bashment dance spot, The Heatwave’s bashment headquarters.

What is bashment? Bashment is the ultra hype sound of modern Jamaican music: the excitement of rewinds, incredible dancing, the rammed dance floor and amazing vibe of a Caribbean rave.

The Heatwave’s midweek party turns The Social basement into a mini Notting Hill Carnival. Get rum drunk and collect your free whistle and horn, you might see the most incredibly acrobatic dance move or hear the wickedest MC jumping on the mic. One thing is certain: the vibe will be INSANE. 100% smiling, 100% dancing, 100% big tunes.

Every Wednesday we rave like it’s a Saturday!

Doors 7pm-1am, £5 before 10pm / £7 after

www.theheatwave.co.uk/wednesdays

Facebook The Heatwave

Twitter @TheHeatwave

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Huw is 5

Huw Stephens has been putting on his monthly party at The Social for 5 years.  

It staggered me slightly when he told me this 6 months back, i can remember first talking to him about doing the night so clearly, it feels like last month.

Every month he has booked the very best new live bands, electronic acts and MCs from all around the UK and brought them to London to play.  Quite often it’s the first time these acts have come to the capitol and yet each and every month the basement is packed to the staircase.

We love Huw and we love his night.  Long may it continue on Little Portland Street – i actually couldn’t imagine The Social without it. Thanks Huw for all your hard work from everyone at the bar xxx

In October we are dedicating every single Tuesday to Huw Stephens Presents.  He has put together 5 amazing bills of music with some special secret guests who we can’t announce, no need to really, just turn up early and come salute Huw!

Tuesday October 16th

Becoming Real

The Insomniax

– – –

Tuesday October 23rd

Tom Williams and the Boat

Sweet Baboo

Barbarossa

Luke Sital Singh

– – –

Tuesday October 30th

Super secret special guest!

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Trees For Cities Night

Trees For Cities – Saturday 15th September

Trees for Cities, the party-minded charity that raises money to plant trees in urban areas around the world, is hosting a party at central London’s most established electronic music haunt, on Saturday 15 September.

A splendid musical line-up features regular Trees DJs Ben Osborne, head honcho of pioneering music and film outfit Noise of Art, Leftside Wobble, re-edit maestro and recent K7 signing, and David Jenkinson (hermosabeatscartel), a man as familiar with DJing on the beach in Cannes and Miami as he is with dropping tunes for London Trees partygoers. We’re also very excited to have a Trees DJ debut from the force that is Miss C, a Burning Man aficionado and general good-time party lady with an increasingly enviable festival resumé.

All profits from the night go to Trees for Cities and its brilliant tree planting work in urban areas in London and beyond.

The evening follows the Tree-Athlon event earlier that day in London’s Battersea Park. There, an assortment of live bands and performers will join Ben Osborne on the Blue Bus – a vintage 1962 VW bus that Noise of Art used as a ‘Love Buggy’ stage for psychedelic events at this summer’s Latitude Festival.

The Tree-Athlon sees hundreds of runners coming together to run 5K at London’s coolest fundraising event. If you fancy running (and you should), it’s £22 to register. Anyone signing up for the Tree-Athlon gets in free to the party, with a list available at the VW bus.

Register at http://www.treesforcities.org/what-you-can-do/fundraising/tree-athlon

Advance entry at the Social party is a paltry £3 in advance (early doors), or £5 if you’re slow. On the door it’s £3 before 8pm, £5 before 10pm and £7 after. Sound complicated? It isn’t really. It’s cheap.

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