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Masks!

The very talented Ben Newman is the man behind our brilliant flyer image for October.

Ben has a new exhibition called ‘Masks’ on now at the Nobrow Gallery.  We recommend you get down to Great Eastern Street and take a look.

More info here www.bennewman.co.uk

Keep an eye out for the next mask in the Social series which will be in shops, flyer packs and of course The Social from early November.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jarvis Cocker at The Faber Social

The Faber Social night was back last Monday with an all start cast of literary big guns including Hanif KureishiEdna O’BrienStuart Evers + Sarah Hall.

That line up was obviously enough for a packed house but Faber decided to surprise us all with an extra guest, none other than Jarvis Cocker.

The night was predictably brilliant from start to finish, capped off by a song from Jarvis.

Read more about the night on the Faber Thought Fox blog review

www.thethoughtfox.co.uk

Faber have just released Jarvis Cocker’s book ‘Mother, Brother, Lover’ a selection of sixty-six lyrics, presented with commentary and an introduction by the man himself.

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LTD At The Social

Twelve years on and maybe its time for a rethink. The Social has been serving music, food and drink to Londoners since 1999, even going on to win a handful of awards in the process. But on the verge of becoming a teenager, the people behind the bar decided that maybe a change was as good as a rest. So, the autumn of 2011 will see the upstairs bar radically shaken down, though not in any visible way.
The change will come in the drinks served as the bar adopts a unique concept – just sell the best of the best. Alco-mist Dre Masso will take up residence behind the bar for a limited time to set the ball rolling whilst working alongside a committee of industry experts to select which drinks we’ll be serving. Simplicity and quality are the only factors – why have fifteen vodkas and ten rums if you can do all you want to do with just one? The same applies with the beers served. Just a few of the very best London breweries will be represented as – in our humble opinion – you don’t have to look too far at the moment for the country’s very best beers.

Other than the drinks served, the upstairs bar will retain all the elements that have made it successful over the years. Normal service resumes – just with much, much better booze.

A rebuild and clean up of the downstairs bar will also take place in the coming months – but that’s another story all together.

Read more about it HERE

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Social Meltdown is one!

Ross’s weekly meltdown is 12 months old already! It has been host to countless brilliant guests over the last 52 weeks, from the truly legendary to the newest kids on the block.

We’re honoured and delighted to be joined by Mr Andrew Weatherall for the big birthday celebration! He is obviously one of our favourite DJs ever and is no stranger to The Social (see below), although it has actually been a really long time since he has come and played for us.

We couldn’t be happier to welcome him back behind the decks, a large brandy awaits.

Friday 30th September:

With special very guest: ANDREW WEATHERALL

and Live: GYRATORY SYSTEM

and residents: ROSS ALLEN + BRIAN MORRISON

Check out this rather good live mix from ’94 at The Albany.

http://www.mixcloud.com/TheSocial/andrew-weatherall-live-at-the-albany-august-1994/

Each and every Friday Ross Allen and The Meltdown crew present the best in music to heat you up and melt you down. There is a proper warm up and a gauranteed riot on the dancefloor. The music is whatever takes their fancy. One week the floor will be packed and rocking to the latest bass line monsters from dons, and family friends, like Silkie and Loefah and the next it’s going off to Nina Simone, James Brown and whatever else is funky. Its all about a beat, a bassline and a tune all mixed with love whatever the genre !! Come and join us weekly as we melt it down.

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

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