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The London Particular At The Social

The London Particular residency at the bar is due to finish at the end of next week, so if you haven’t had a chance to get down and try their brilliant food then do it now!!

We have all been blown away by the new dishes that Becky, Kanji and crew have been serving up every day and have loved having them take over our kitchen for the last two months.  We hope to get them back in again some time in the future for another residency.

They have put in long hours to make it happen, we’d like to thank them for all their hard work – it’s been a pleasure to have them all around.

Don’t forgot to go and try out their cafe in New Cross where all the social dishes and lots lots more can be found 7 days a week (and the best coffee too!)

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The London Particular – ”A thick pea soup, named after the blanket smogs for which London was famous in the 1950’s… a real pea souper.”

For a short time, the fine people from The London Particular will be taking up residence in our kitchen and giving the menu a radical shake up.

The results over the trial period of the last two weeks have been jaw-droppingly brilliant. Word is already spreading that the bar is now offering really great locally sourced, homemade, affordable food.

In case you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, you can enjoy the likes of Beef, Kernel & Bramley stew, Slow Cooked Pork Belly Rolls, Jerusalem Artichoke and Ginger Soup and Homemade Sourdough Doughnuts. There are regular specials and everything can be eaten in or served as a takeaway.

The London Particular itself is located just over the bridge from New Cross Railway station in south east London. It serves freshly cooked food from local, independent suppliers. Everything they serve is a blend of hearty, British, well sourced, served in a tin bowl and embellished with distinct spices and flavours. It’s all healthy, natural and impeccably tasty. They like to be Particular.

Email carl@thesocial.com to book in for lunch or dinner.

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Snacks

– Dalimar Portuguese potato crisps £ 2.00

– Smoked mackerel & heritage potato frittata w homemade garlic mayo £ 4.00

– Side mixed salad (V) £ 3.00

– The London Particular selection of dips & flatbread (V) (Pea dip – Beetroot hummus – Sweet potato & ginger) £ 4.80

– Harissa Pork Ribs  £6.00

– Sharing platter (selection of dips, flatbread, Spanish Gordal olives, cured meat, organic Largueta almonds & pickles) £ 9.00

 

In a sourdough bun  (add Crisps £ 1.50 / mixed salad £ 2.50)

– Mixed marinated beetroot, roast leeks, pea dip & mature cheddar (V) £ 6.50

– Merguez sausage, caramelised onions, roast garlic mayo £ 5.90  (add cheddar – 80p)

– Slow cooked Pork belly, celeriac remoulade with leaves £ 7.00

 

The London Particular hot specials

Small £ 4.00   Large £ 6.00 (add Mash of the day £ 1.80 / Sourdough toast £ 0.80)

Recent dishes have included: Spiced beef & black bean stew – Arbroath smokie chowder with corn salsa – Jerusalem artichoke, potato & ginger dish – Puy lentil and coconut with greens & roast baby squash – Venison, parsnip & oyster mushroom stew – Beef shin, Bramley & kernel ale stew – Braised cannellini, squash & cavalo nero with pecorino

Sweets

– Sourdough doughnuts (plain or lemon curd) £ 1.80 / £ 2.00

– The ice cream Union (vanilla or dark chocolate) £ 2.50


 

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Madd Raff – Every Wednesday

MADD RAFF WEDNESDAYS 

The weekly party from The Heatwave. The rules are simple: No badmind. No posing. 100% dancing. 100% smiling.  Madd Raff is all about dancing, dressing up and having fun! Pure bashment all night with no negativity allowed in the building.  Expect crazy dance moves, banging on the walls and a million whistles and air horns.

Arrive before 10pm to get your nails done for FREE, practise your wining and then rave the night away with the hypest dancehall crew outside Jamaica.

15 Feb – Mighty Moe (Valentines Party)

22 Feb – Djahman & Friday (T&T Carnival Party)

29 Feb – Silverstar & Juvinile (UK Bashment Party)

Doors 7pm-1am. free before 9pm, £3 before 10pm, £5 after.

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Social Newsletter – Week 3

Friday 27th January

THE SCHIZODELIC SOUND

DJs:

DJs: GUY C, AARON FLETCHER + TIM ROCKINS

Mixing Mods with Rockers, Punks with Proggers, Concrete Jungle with African Bush, Brazilian Nuggets with Turkish Delights, Sweet’n’Sour Krauts with Big Macs and Crisp Rappers with Cheesy Ravers any flavour is for the tasting.

Based on a super tight blend of three amigos triple-teaming behind the decks The Schizodelic Sound shall make one shake thy rattle, rok ya Rolex and get on up to get on down. With much unexpected diggings alongside stone-cold classics from the most open book of musical revelry there is a sound for one and all to rejoice in!

Doors 6pm-1am, Free before 9pm, £5 after

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Saturday 28th January

SUBSOUL 

‘The real overground sound’ 

DJs:

+ MR RIVE

Spinning everything from Soul + Disco to Hip Hop and House, a blend of sounds new and old for those looking for an unpretentious party vibe.

Doors 6pm-3am, free before 8pm, £5 after.

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Monday 30th January

ON TOUR WITH CALLA

Live:  HER NAME IS CALLA

We are proud to present an exclusive screening of documentary ‘On Tour With Calla’. It was made by Sebastien Dehesdin after spending 3 weeks with the band Her Name Is Calla  (a five-piece band based in Leeds) around Europe.  The screening will be followed by a live performance from the band.

Doors 6pm-12am. Free entry

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Tuesday 31st January

LIANNE LA HAVAS

Live:

LIANNE LA HAVAS + Support

This is part 3 of her 4 night residency and is SOLD OUT, sorry.

Doors 7pm-12am

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Wednesday 1st February

MADD RAFF WEDNESDAYS

With Special guest: LADY CHANN (Release Party)

The new weekly party from The Heatwave. The rules are simple: No badmind. No posing. 100% dancing. 100% smiling.  Madd Raff is all about dancing, dressing up and having fun! Pure bashment all night with no negativity allowed in the building.

Expect crazy dance moves, banging on the walls and a million whistles and air horns.

Doors 7pm-1am, free before 9pm, £3 before 10pm / £5 after.

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Thursday 2nd February

HIP HOP KARAOKE 

“London’s like a jungle sometimes but nights like this will keep you from going under!”

Time Out

Putting a fresh twist on the ancient art of karaoke, Hip-Hop Karaoke lets you get on the mic and act out your rap fantasies to the fullest, whether that’s teaming up with friends to rock through a Wu-Tang jam, living the lyrical highlife like Jay-Z or Drake, bawsin it like Rick Ross, celebrating summertime with The Fresh Prince or acting all crazy like Nicki Minaj or Ol Dirty Bastard.

You can find HHK every Thursday at The Social.  It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a legendary night out.

Doors 6pm-1am, free entry

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Friday 3rd February

PLAYERS BALL CENTRAL

DJs:  ROB PURSEY + DAVEY BOY SMITH

London’s Crunkest Club Night™ is coming to Central London.  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.

Doors 6pm-1am. Free before 9pm, £5 after.

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Madd Raff February

MADD RAFF WEDNESDAYS 

The weekly party from The Heatwave. The rules are simple: No badmind. No posing. 100% dancing. 100% smiling.  Madd Raff is all about dancing, dressing up and having fun! Pure bashment all night with no negativity allowed in the building.  Expect crazy dance moves, banging on the walls and a million whistles and air horns.

Arrive before 10pm to get your nails done for FREE, practise your wining and then rave the night away with the hypest dancehall crew outside Jamaica.

1 Feb – Lady Chann (Release Party)

8 Feb – King Erruption (Residents Party)

15 Feb – Mighty Moe (Valentines Party)

22 Feb – Djahman & Friday (T&T Carnival Party)

29 Feb – Silverstar & Juvinile (UK Bashment Party)

Doors 7pm-1am. free before 9pm, £3 before 10pm, £5 after.

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Time To Get Schizodelic

This Friday it’s time to get Schizodelic.  

Mixing Mods with Rockers, Punks with Proggers, Concrete Jungle with African Bush, Brazilian Nuggets with Turkish Delights, Sweet’n’Sour Krauts with Big Macs and Crisp Rappers with Cheesy Ravers any flavour is for the tasting.

Based on a super tight blend of three amigos triple-teaming behind the decks The Schizodelic Sound shall make one shake thy rattle, rok ya Rolex and get on up to get on down. With much unexpected diggings alongside stone-cold classics from the most open book of musical revelry there is a sound for one and all to rejoice in!

Spear headed by DJ Guy C (Gorillaz Sound System [MK1] and The Bees Tour DJ, throwing it down on the decks like a man possessed), Aaron Fletcher (The Bees main man, song writer and internationally treasured musical innovator) and Tim Rockins (Zombie Flesh Eater, mindblowing maximalist artist and graphical craftsman busting with the A to Z of sound).  It all adds up to the most ridiculously dope record box you’ve ever looked in, combined with Kaleidoscopically-psychephrenic lightshows, visuals and animated posters The Schizodelic Sound is here. Fundamentally with the  basic ideal of keeping the dance floor alive.

The Schizodelic Sound start this Friday the 27th January and will be in residence on the last Friday of every month.  

Doors 6pm-1am, free before 9pm.

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Social Newsletter – Week 2

This year has got off to a flyer! 

This Friday we’re keeping it free entry all night long as the guys from Black Butter Records come and take over for the night.

Take the time to head to the website to see what we have coming up over the next few weeks and into February.  Loads of great new nights (inc Players Ball Central), live shows, film nights and the return of the Faber Social.

www.thesocial.com

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SOCIAL NIGHTS OUT

Thursday 19th January
HIP HOP KARAOKE 

“London’s like a jungle sometimes but nights like this will keep you from going under!”  Time Out

Putting a fresh twist on the ancient art of karaoke, Hip-Hop Karaoke lets you get on the mic and act out your rap fantasies to the fullest, whether that’s teaming up with friends to rock through a Wu-Tang jam, living the lyrical highlife like Jay-Z or Drake, bawsin it like Rick Ross, celebrating summertime with The Fresh Prince or acting all crazy like Nicki Minaj or Ol Dirty Bastard.

You can find HHK every Thursday at The Social.  It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a legendary night out.

Doors 6pm-1am, free entry

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Friday 20th January

BLACK BUTTER RECORDS

DJs:

RUDIMENTAL

CINEMATIC

+ WOZ

Home to some of 2011 hottest club hits and hitmakers, Black Butter is going to blow up in 2012.  This is a FREE party with acts from the label and special guests showing you what to expect from the big year to come.

Doors 6pm-late, FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT

www.black-butter.co.uk 

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Saturday 21st January

SUBSOUL 

‘The real overground sound’ 

DJs:

JAZZIE B

+ MR RIVE

Spinning everything from Soul + Disco to Hip Hop and House, a blend of sounds new and old for those looking for an unpretentious party vibe.

Doors 6pm-3am, free before 8pm, £5 after.

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Monday 23rd January

ZOO ZERO E.P LAUNCH

Live:

ZOO ZERO

Launch party for Zoo Zero’s debut EP ‘Green Apples’, released that day.  There’ll be a live show from the band and support, special guest DJs (and possibly an extra-special acoustic set or two), a Green Apple tombola and seven-inches available to buy!

Doors 7pm-12am. £3 or £6 with the EP

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Tuesday 24th January

LIANNE LA HAVAS

Live:

LIANNE LA HAVAS + Support

This is part two of her 4 night residency and is SOLD OUT, sorry.

Doors 7pm-12am

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Wednesday 25th January

MADD RAFF WEDNESDAYS 

The new weekly party from The Heatwave. The rules are simple: No badmind. No posing. 100% dancing. 100% smiling.  Madd Raff is all about dancing, dressing up and having fun! Pure bashment all night with no negativity allowed in the building.

Expect crazy dance moves, banging on the walls and a million whistles and air horns.

Doors 7pm-1am, free before 9pm, £3 before 11pm / £5 thereafter.

Facebook

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Thursday 26th January

HIP HOP KARAOKE 

“London’s like a jungle sometimes but nights like this will keep you from going under!”

Time Out

Putting a fresh twist on the ancient art of karaoke, Hip-Hop Karaoke lets you get on the mic and act out your rap fantasies to the fullest, whether that’s teaming up with friends to rock through a Wu-Tang jam, living the lyrical highlife like Jay-Z or Drake, bawsin it like Rick Ross, celebrating summertime with The Fresh Prince or acting all crazy like Nicki Minaj or Ol Dirty Bastard.

You can find HHK every Thursday at The Social.  It’s no exaggeration to say that this is a legendary night out.Doors 6pm-1am, free entry

Facebook

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Friday 27th January

THE SCHIZODELIC SOUND

DJs: GUY C, AARON FLETCHER + TIM ROCKINS

Mixing Mods with Rockers, Punks with Proggers, Concrete Jungle with African Bush, Brazilian Nuggets with Turkish Delights, Sweet’n’Sour Krauts with Big Macs and Crisp Rappers with Cheesy Ravers any flavour is for the tasting.

Based on a super tight blend of three amigos triple-teaming behind the decks The Schizodelic Sound shall make one shake thy rattle, rok ya Rolex and get on up to get on down. With much unexpected diggings alongside stone-cold classics from the most open book of musical revelry there is a sound for one and all to rejoice in!

Spear headed by DJ Guy C (Gorillaz Sound System [MK1] and The Bees Tour DJ, throwing it down on the decks like a man possessed), Aaron Fletcher (The Bees main man, song writer and internationally treasured musical innovator) and Tim Rockins (Zombie Flesh Eater, mindblowing maximalist artist and graphical craftsman busting with the A to Z of sound).  It all adds up to the most ridiculously dope record box you’ve ever looked in, combined with Kaleidoscopically-psychephrenic lightshows, visuals and animated posters The Schizodelic Sound is here. Fundamentally with the  basic ideal of keeping the dance floor alive.

Doors 6pm-1am, Free before 9pm, £5 after

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Faber Social Returns

On Monday 6th February the Faber Social returns with a stunning line-up of spring fiction and non-fiction.

Jon McGregor, one of the UK’s top five short story writers, reads from his collection This Isn’t the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You.

Alex Preston, whose prizewinning first novel This Bleeding City tackled the financial crisis, now turns to money, sex and religion for inspiration in The Revelations, also published in February.

Lucy Caldwell reads from her novel The Meeting Point, recent winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize.

And finally, Jane Harris, author of the hugely acclaimed The Observations, will read from her second novel Gillespie and I, just out in paperback.

Doors 7pm, £5 entry.  Please carl@thesocial.com to reserve a space.

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On Tour With Calla

Monday 30th January

Join us at the end of the month for the screening of a new film by Sebastien Dehesdin and live show from Her Name Is Calla – and it’s FREE ENTRY!

Live:

HER NAME IS CALLA

We are proud to present an exclusive screening of documentary ‘On Tour With Calla’. It was made by Sebastien Dehesdin after spending 3 weeks with the band Her Name Is Calla (a five-piece band based in Leeds) around Europe. The screening will be followed by a live performance from the band.

Watch the trailer below:

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The Celestial Cinema

The first of a monthly film club curated by Jeff Barrett starts on Monday 27th February . .

Saint Etienne and Heavenly Films present:

What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day?

Directed by Paul Kelly

What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? (2005) continues Saint Etienne’s  ongoing fascination with the city of London and its diverse array of
people, space and places. Directed by Paul Kelly, this superb  documentary explores East London’s neglected Lower Lea Valley,  beautifully
capturing the areas’ last moments before it undergoes a  major redevelopment programme that will transform it from a derelict  wasteland into the
site for the 2012 Olympic Games. (running time 46 minutes).

plus

Drift Street

A short film by Michael Smith, the writer and presenter of BBC’s ‘Drivetime’ and ‘Citizen Smith’.

Michael says: Drift Street is the first thing I’ve directed. If the Culture Shows are “picture essays” then Drift Street is a kind of “picture-poem”, more open-ended, less constrained by linear narrative. It was commissioned for the Floating Cinema as part of the Create Festival, which promotes the cultural life of the East End.

Still (above) from What Have You Done Today, Mervyn Day?

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Super Bowl Party

ADVANCE TICKETS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT 

Sunday 5th February – Super Bowl XLVI

Having sold out two years in a row, The Social is proud to once again host its London Super Bowl 2012 party in aid of Shelter.

From 8pm enjoy DJs and entertainment, before attention goes to the big screen for all the build up at 11 with kick off at 11.30. Full commentary – and Madonna’s half time show – will be played through the venue’s massive sound system, so you can be sure not to miss a thing.

TICKET PRICE FROZEN!

This event has sold out both years it has run in the past – so buy tickets now. Limited tickets will be held back for the door, but will cost £10.

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