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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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Big Gig

Next Tuesday the 4th, Charlie Boyer and The Voyeurs and Temples are both playing the bloody brilliant Sonic Cathedral night at the bar.

Find out more here

The NME are on it too . . should be a good one.

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Saturday Nights

Throughout September some our favourite DJs are stepping into bring us five Saturdays of funk, soul, hip hop, house, disco and party business to keep us dancing until our brand new Saturday night starts in October.

1st Sept – Heavenly Jukebox

8th Sept – Embassy of Good

15th Sept – tbc

22nd Sept – Yacht Rock

29th Sept – Relative

Doors 6pm-1am, free before 8pm, £5/£3 members

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Spinning some tunes

Top England Cricketer, and no.1 Bluetones fan, Graeme Swann has been at the bar enjoying our jukebox!

Grab this month’s copy of Q to read the full interview with Graeme and see what he was doing down the bar.

We’re BIG cricket fans at The Social so were delighted to see this . .



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Carnival Warm Up Party + Mix

Madd Raff is our weekly dancehall party, every Wednesday night at the bar – as you can imagine they love Carnival and they’re are throwing a warm up party tomorrow to get things started before the weekend.  

Here’s a few words from The Heatwave – and make sure you go and grab their new Carnival Mix from Noisey too.

‘It’s CARNIVAL time!!!

MADD RAFF is the OFFICIAL midweek warm up party for this weekends NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL – actually the best weekend of the whole year!

The Heatwave family will be bringing the MADDEST Bashment vs Soca selection, carnival vibes are guaranteed at The Social this week !!

BRING YOUR WHISTLES & HORNS!!!!!!Come and RAVE WITH THE HEATWAVE at Carnival this year! Make sure you follow @gabrielheatwave on twitter and find out where the party is !!Make sure you reach early! We dance and get mad from EARLY !! + Roll up roll up FREE NAIL ART before 10 !!CARNIVAL WARM UP CARNIVAL WARM UP CARNIVAL WARM UP CARNIVAL WARM UP CARNIVAL WARM UP CARNIVAL WARM UP CARNIVAL WARM UP CARNIVAL WARM UP CARNIVAL WARM UP CARNIVAL WARM UP’

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Faber Social Poetry Special

The Faber Social celebrates poetry on Monday 3rd September with some of the most exciting new talents around.  

Fiona Benson is a poet of vision and resonance who is working towards a debut collection.

Emily Berry writes wittily and wickedly about modern lives; her first book will appear in 2013.

Joe Dunthorne is the author of the celebrated novels Submarine and Wild Abandon and is preparing a collection of poems.

Toby Martinez de las Rivas’s incantatory debut will be published next year.

Sam Riviere’s 81 Austerities is published this summer in response to cuts by the coalition government.

Jack Underwood is a poet of skill, freshness and virtuosity, who is working on his debut.


More about Faber New Poets

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H. Hawkline Launch Party

Tuesday 21st August

In town to celebrate the release of his widely acclaimed Black Domino Box EP, fast-rising Cardiff-based multi-instrumentalist H. Hawkline channels his idol Richard Brautigan through a rough cement mixture of sludge rock, Felt and seaweed.

H. Hawkline + R. Seiliog

“H.Hawkline is the beatiest thing to emerge from Lundy Island since the 2007 Norovirus outbreak” – Gruff Rhys  //  “Sweet and otherworldly – a one off” – Huw Stephens


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Huw Stephens Presents

It’s been almost 5 years since Huw started throwing his parties in The Social.  

Every month the very best new bands, MCs and artists have come down to play to a packed basement. And it’s always FREE ENTRY too.

Tuesday 10th July from 7pm



+ Soccer 96

Huw Stephens’ new music night brings some of the most exciting new bands to his monthly residency. Formed in Bristol and compared to the National and Arcade Fire, Escapists will headline. Expect crazy electro-jamming from Soccer 96 who are main support. DJ Felson and Huw playing records.


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Madd Raff

Madd Raff is brilliant each and every Wednesday night.  

It’s a proper mid-week party with lots and lots of happy people getting on the dance floor in the basement right from the off.  It’s the only place you can find The Heatwave every week throughout the summer during their packed festival schedule and they have loads of special guests and launches lined up too.

Madd Raff – Every Wednesday night from 7pm.

July Dates

4th July // Reggae Gold 2012 album launch party >> celebrating 20 years of the annual dancehall reggae compilation from VP Records. Free CD giveaways on the night!

11th July // English Fire from Miami’s Black Chiney sound plus London hip hop/dancehall veteran Seanie T

18th July // We are throwing a Rihanna party in honour of our favourite pop bashment queen! Guests DJs Fire Man Sam and Mainy

25th July // RoxXxan live! Upcoming Birmingham MC performing her new hit single Too Fucking Facety and spitting over bashment riddims


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Players Ball Central

Friday 6th July

London’s Crunkest Club Night™ is back in Central London. 


Rob Pursey + Davey Boy Smith

Southern Hospitality DJs Rob Pursey and Davey Boy Smith will be bringing you all the hottest new club anthems, breaking future classics, bringing back your old favourites and just generally giving you the crunkest, buckest, wildest clubbing experience in London.


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