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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).

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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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Social Newsletter – Week 1

Happy New Year Year to you all.  There are some new developments down at the bar. . 

First up, we have a whole new set of Friday nights starting this month (and one in February which we can can’t announce yet). Read all about them HERE. It all kicks off on the 13th January with Good Block.

This Friday the Heavenly Jukebox, Mark + Matt will be hosting a Friday Social for one week only over two floors, which means i get to play records in the basement for first time in ages – looking forward to it, come and say hello.

Saturday Night we’re open until 3am to celebrate a year of SubSoul nights.  Jazzie B is playing an extra long First Birthday set alongside Chris P Cuts and Mr Rive.

We have finally got Zane ‘Cunningham’ Cunningham to put together his very first exhibition of photos for the bar.  They look BIG, bold and colourful, full of energy and need to be seen.

The launch party is on Wednesday 11th January from 6.30pm with some free beers for early arrivals.  All are welcome and the Southern Hospitality DJs will be on hand to soundtrack the pictures of their own parties!

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SOCIAL NIGHTS OUT

Thursday 5th 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 6th January

FRIDAY SOCIAL

DJs:

CARL + DANNY (Heavenly Jukebox)

MARK + MATT (Droyd + Fones)

Carl, Danny, Mark and Matt will be taking over both floors of The Social this coming Friday for a one off resident’s party before the new nights take up residence from next week.

You can expect second-hand sevens, jukebox soul, disco, funk + hip hop, brand new house 12s, borrowed edits and no detoxing.  

Doors 6pm-late, free before 9pm, £5/£3 members

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Saturday 7th January

SUBSOUL FIRST BIRTHDAY

‘The real overground sound’ 

DJs:

JAZZIE B

CHRIS P CUTS

+ MR RIVE

Tonight the boys are celebrating a year of this top underground party for those looking for the overground sound!

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 9th January

SYMPTOMATIC PRESENTS

Live:

HALFLIGHT

ROSIE WILBY + THE FLYING RATS

Inspired by the likes of The Arcade Fire, The National and the Guillemots, Halflight are new for 2012. Their implausibly large sound features the
Neil Hannon-esque croonings of lead singer, Chris Cookson, whose affected
melodies and lyrics will have you hooked from the start.

Doors 7pm-12am. £5 in advance

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Tuesday 10th January

HUW STEPHENS PRESENTS

Live:

KWES

TROUMACA

This is Huw’s monthly night at The Social.  He has been presenting the very best in new music on Little Portland for over 4 years. Alongside him will be Felson will be on the decks.

Doors 7pm-12am. Free entry

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Wednesday 11th 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 £3 before 10pm / £5 thereafter.

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Thursday 12th 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 13th January

GOOD BLOCK

DJs:  GIGOLO MEDINA, PETER, THE GOOD BLOCK DJs + GUESTS

Bringing a new night to The Social every 2nd Friday of the month.

The Good Block will blend Disco, Boogie, Hip Hop, House and Soul from the 70′s to the current day. Flying across New York, Chicago, Detroit, Kingston, London, Lagos and beyond.

Each month’s line up will welcome a host of established club DJs who leave their current guises behind to do something left of centre. From The Gap Band to Big L to Kerri Chandler to Mr Vegas, come get deep.

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

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New Exhibition – Zane Cunningham

Zane Cunningham, like most great night-life photographers, started out taking pictures whilst partying and DJing with his friends. Over the last three years Zane has upped his game and developed his own instantly recognisable super-fresh, tone-perfect style.

Over the past 12 months he has documented the legendary Southern Hospitality club nights, Players Ball and Hip Hop Karaoke, and the shots that make up this exhibition are the result.

Zane’s photography has managed to capture the unique positivity, vibrancy and pure energy of the events perfectly. And being shot by Cunningham has become as much a part of these nights as doing a turn on the mic at The Social or dancing down the front with J-Bo and friends at Camp.

The exhibition is up now in the ground floor bar.  Join on Wednesday 11th January for the launch party upstairs from 6.30pm.

Launch Party Event

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New Friday Nights

We have got a whole new set of Friday nights starting in January – see below for all the details.  

This coming Friday will be handled by The Social residents and Heavenly Jukebox in the basement before another new night starts on the first Friday of month from February 3rd, more on that announcement to follow later.

THE GOOD BLOCK – Friday 13th January

DJs:  GIGOLO MEDINA, PETER, THE GOOD BLOCK DJs + GUESTS

Bringing a new night to The Social every 2nd Friday of the month. The Good Block will blend Disco, Boogie, Hip Hop, House and Soul from the 70’s to the current day. Flying across New York, Chicago, Detroit, Kingston, London, Lagos and beyond. Each month’s line up will welcome a host of established club DJs who leave their current guises behind to do something left of centre. From The Gap Band to Big L to Kerri Chandler to Mr Vegas, come get deep.

Doors 6pm-1am. Free before 9pm, £5/£3 members

BLACK BUTTER RECORDS – Friday 20th January

Special Guests: RUDIMENTAL, CINEMATIC, WOZ + VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

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-1am. Free entry all night

THE SCHIZODELIC SOUND – Friday 27th January

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 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/£3 members

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NYE tickets

Advance tickets for NYE are now sold out.  There will be a limited amount  available on the door, email carl@thesocial.com for more details

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SoulQuarium – This Wednesday

 

 

THE FIRST SOULQUARIUM – WEDNESDAY NIGHT UPSTAIRS

The SoulQuarium is a new night presented by Ronnie Herel from 1xtra.  In true Social style it’s chance for Ronnie and friends to come down and flex some different musical muscles.

Every 3rd Wednesday of each month,

BBC Radio 1xtra’s Ronnie Herel spins everything musically cool & soulful alongside special guests commencing this Weds 14th December with Abi Clarke (Sounds Of The Universe)

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Cheers Ken!

The Search for the Perfect pub continues . . 

Robin Turner and Paul Moody shared a pint with Ken Livingstone down the bar the other week and had a chat about pubs.

Read his thoughts and those of some other famous patrons HERE in their brilliant Guardian piece.

Robin and Paul’s book, ‘The Search for the Perfect Pub: Looking For the Moon Under Water’ is available now, it’s an excellent read and the ideal Christmas gift for that boozy uncle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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