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New Exhibition – Social Change

Launch party Thursday night! Feb 1st

SOCIAL/CHANGE is a collection of selected work by Mark James_Works. An artist, designer and filmmaker. 

His work includes art direction, video direction, photography, illustration and graphic design. He has designed record covers for various artists over the last 20 years. His conceptual work is inspired by a mix of popular culture and social commentary and has gained a reputation for being challenging and controversial.  

He made news headlines around the world on numerous occasions with his artwork. From a football hooligan action figure in 2004, which was condemned by the FA, to his phallic chicken shop branding that went viral in 2014. He again hit the headlines in 2016 by faking a meteor falling over South Wales as part of an art installation for Cardiff Contemporary Arts Festival. 

www.markjamesworks.com

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Bugged Out’s Little Bugger – Feb Thirst Free Party!

Next week it is Feb first and we have a Feb thirst! Dryness be gone!

We’re throwing a FREE PARTY with some FREE BEERS and some of our favourite DJs to celebrate the end of January!

Join us, Lemmy and the guys from Bugged Out!, the Heavenly Jukebox, our friends from Camden Town Brewery and some special guest DJs for this Thursday night drink and dance.

Join us, Lemmy and the guys from Bugged Out, the Heavenly Jukebox, our friends from Camden Town Brewery and some special guest DJs for this Thursday night drink and dance. 

When: 7pm-1am

Where: Social basement

Cost: Free

 

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Go-Kart Mozart

Wednesday 21st Feb

Live:

Go-Kart Mozart

People of the past were known to use that most notable phrase: ‘to blow your mind’ – I think it is time to scatter the dust off this old expression and to reinstate it because I can think of no better epithet to describe the effect these songs will have on the discerning listener other than to say they will positively ‘blow your mind’!!

Come and have your mind blown by Go-Kart Mozart live at the Mozart’s Mini-Mart album launch party. Includes appearances from special guest DJs.

Tickets, priced £8 (+ booking fee)

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The Social Super Bowl Party

We’ll be opening our doors once again for a super-no-nonsense Super Bowl 2018 party on Little Portland St.

A London Super Bowl fixture. Big screens, big American beers and burgers and of course excellent music too

Early bird tickets are just £5 but you’ll need to be quick to get one of those!

Doors 8pm-late

TICKETS

The Social
5 Little Portland St, Fitzrovia, W1
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus

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The Social Super Bowl Party

We’ll be opening our doors once again for a super-no-nonsense Super Bowl 2018 party on Little Portland St.

A London Super Bowl fixture. Big screens, big American beers and burgers and of course excellent music too

Early bird tickets are just £5 but you’ll need to be quick to get one of those!

Doors 8pm-late

TICKETS

 

The Social
5 Little Portland St, Fitzrovia, W1
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus

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Faber Social and The Quietus Presents Art Sex Music with Cosey Fanni Tutti

Faber Social and The Quietus Present:

ART SEX MUSIC

Featuring…

Cosey Fanni Tutti (in conversation with Laura Snapes)

Chris Carter (Live)

Lilith Whittles (Talk)

The Quietus (DJs)

Hosted by Luke Turner

TICKETS

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Huw Stephens Presents 2018

Huw Stephens has been putting on the very best new bands and acts at The Social for over ten years . . and is back for 2018!

On the second Tuesday of the month we open the doors to the basement at 7pm and welcome three amazing new artists chosen by Huw. Always free entry and always brilliant. The first show of this year is on Tuesday 9th Jan >>>

Line up:

Girlhood

Kizzy Crawford

+ Nabihah Iqbal (DJ set)

Girlhood

Girlhood features the production work of Christian Pinchbeck and vocal talents of Tessa Cavanna plus a revolving collective of musicians and vocalists. When they met in late 2015, it was the right time to cross paths; Christian was looking for a new creative outlet having suffered broken hearts and broken bones when his previous band split whilst Kenya raised Tessa wanted to work on something removed from her neo-soul roots. Bonding over a shared love of Barry White, The Fugees and late 80s hip hop, Girlhood record at Christian’s narrow boat “Molotov” on London’s Regents Canal.

Kizzy Crawford

A Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage, 20 year old Kizzy Crawford’s solo career began just a few years ago. In that time, Kizzy has developed an increasing sophistication to her songwriting and performance, which is complimented by her soaring voice that boasts both range and charisma.

“Real talent” Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

“Wonderful” Richard Coles, BBC Radio 4

“A star in the making. Not only a great songwriter but also an experienced, polished performer.” Stereoboard

“She’s overflowing with a comfortable self-confidence and has every right to be” Big Issue

Nabihah Iqbal (DJ SET)

Formerly known as Throwing Shade, Nabihah Iqbal is set to release her debut full-length album “Weighing of the Heart” via Ninja Tune in December 2017.

Her first release was on Kassem Mosse’s Ominira imprint in 2013. Following on from that, she put out two EPs on No Pain In Pop, a dance 12″ on Happy Skull, and Ninja Tune released her ‘House Of Silk’ EP in 2016.

Born in London in the late ‘80s, she attended music school from a young age, learning the piano, flute and guitar. Her listening habits started with Michael Jackson and Oasis. In her early teens, she got into punk and metal. At around 16, her tastes broadened out, encountering the likes of Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Explosions In The Sky alongside older bands too, like The Cure, Joy Division and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Nabihah studied a joint honours BA in History and Ethnomusicology at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and it was during her time as an undergraduate that her musical horizons widened further. She took classes in various music styles including Gamelan and the Turkish classical tradition. Her main performance instrument was the Sitar. After SOAS she moved to Cambridge to study a postgraduate MPhil focused on South African history. She then moved back to London, where she did a law conversion degree and simultaneously started getting more involved in throwing parties and making music.

Nabihah has been focusing fully on her music career since October 2013 and now in December 2017, she prepares to release her debut album “Weighing of the Heart”. Taking her sound in a different direction from the music she was making as ‘Throwing Shade’, Nabihah puts more focus on live instruments, charting the waters where dance music and pop meet. Recorded in her studio space, Nabihah approached the recording sessions with an open mind, playing all of the parts on the album herself. The album was mixed by Studio 13’s Stephen Sedgwick and mastered by John Davis at Metropolis.

Aside from her music production, Nabihah has also been presenting a bi-weekly show on NTS Radio since early 2013, where she explores music from different parts of the world.

Other projects include presenting a four-part documentary series ‘Relocate’, for i-D Magazine and Volkswagen, a collaboration with Chinese artist Zhang Ding, a commission by the Tate to compose music for the Turner Prize and a collaboration with Wolfgang Tillmans as part of his recent Tate Modern exhibition. She has performed live at both the Tate Modern and Tate Britain, as well as the Institute of Contemporary Arts and she also took part in a group performance as part of the Barbican’s Basquiat retrospective.

 

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The Social NYE

Live:

CREATURES

+ BAD PARENTS

DJs:

Rough Trade, Heavenly Jukebox + more to be announced

Last year The Parrots and Yassassin saw off 2016 in style. They brought smiles to our faces and poured love into our hearts . . we decided that morning in the afterglow that we’d do it all again, put on bands we love and of course get back the Rough Trade DJs who were amazing upstairs until whatever time it was we stopped. 

So this year we’re over the moon to have CREATURES, one of our favourite bands of the year, headlining our party on Little Portland St. 

“Picture a band dreamt up by Wes Anderson. A band of 70s looking cowboys straight out of Westworld armed with psychedelic guitar riffs and all the hair” Northern Exposure 

They’ll be joined by South London duo BAD PARENTS aka Misty Miller and Tom Shelton.

+ a cast of DJs, fun loving party people, friends, family, Tall Paul, our lovely staff . . and hopefully YOU. 

Last remaining tickets

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New Exhibition: Babak Ganjei

NEW EXHIBITION: BABAK GANJEI

(Starts Friday 15th December)

After graduating from Saint Martins with a FIne Art degree Babak Ganjei’s multi disciplined practice has covered stints playing in bands (Absentee, Wet Paint) and publishing a few autobiographical comic books,  as well as a fully illustrated reworking of the Patrick Swayze movie Road House. Recent projects have included turning entire books by Jeremy Clarkson, Nigel Farage and Donald Trump into blackout poetry, and selling some twigs from a fancy neighbourhood on ebay. He is currently reclaiming lost film pitches he had been tweeting over the last five years. 

www.babakganjeiworks.com

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The Social NYE

Live:

CREATURES

+ BAD PARENTS

DJs:

Rough Trade, Heavenly Jukebox + more to be announced

Last year The Parrots and Yassassin saw off 2016 in style. They brought smiles to our faces and poured love into our hearts . . we decided that morning in the afterglow that we’d do it all again, put on bands we love and of course get back the Rough Trade DJs who were amazing upstairs until whatever time it was we stopped. 

So this year we’re over the moon to have CREATURES, one of our favourite bands of the year, headlining our party on Little Portland St. 

“Picture a band dreamt up by Wes Anderson. A band of 70s looking cowboys straight out of Westworld armed with psychedelic guitar riffs and all the hair” Northern Exposure 

They’ll be joined by South London duo BAD PARENTS aka Misty Miller and Tom Shelton.

+ a cast of DJs, fun loving party people, friends, family, Tall Paul, our lovely staff . . and hopefully YOU. 

Last remaining tickets

X

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