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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

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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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The Social Christmas Market

Our Christmas Market is back in the upstairs bar in December and this year for one date only . .

‘so many good eggs in one room, you’ll think it’s Easter’ Time Out – Top 10 Alternative Christmas Markets

The Social Christmas Market takes place every year on Little Portland St with a handful of friends invited to stall-out with a selection of amazing records and books, tshirts and tea towels, maps, cards, calendars and socks, artwork and other beautiful objects and ephemera for the soul.

It is one of our favourite days of the year here at the Social and Heavenly HQ. An afternoon of friends, beer and wine, music and proof that Christmas shopping can be enjoyable.

Stalls this year include market regulars Caught by the River, Heavenly Recordings, Pete Fowler, Andrews of Arcadia, The Empress and Suna Socks, plus special appearances from Friendly Records, Harry Langworthy and Sarah Edmonds.

In previous years we’ve always had a couple of markets in the run up to Christmas but have decided to go all out on one date in 2017. So get Saturday 16th December in your diary, doors open at midday, free mulled wine before 1pm and guaranteed good vibes until 6pm.

. . Believe in Christmas Magic

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H&M Early Session Starts This Week

H&M Early Sessions is a brand new showcase and industry networking event showcasing some of the most exciting talent around. Curated and hosted by Hardwick & Morris, the events will take place on the last Thursday of every month at the Little Portland Street venue (except December).

Live:

TRUDY AND THE ROMANCE
https://www.facebook.com/trudymylove/

FAKE LAUGH
https://www.facebook.com/fakelaughmusic/

THYLA
https://www.facebook.com/trudymylove/

As the name suggests, doors will be at 6pm making it the perfect pit-stop pre-gig (or pre Bugged Out which runs every Thursday) with three artists each playing 30 min sets starting at 6.30pm. Drinks and networking will follow.

The first event will be on Thursday 26th October with Thyla opening followed by Fake Laugh and Trudy and the Romance headlining.

Run in partnership with I Like The Sound Of That, the company behind Independent Venue Week, gigs will be free to attend but strictly only via a RSVP to chloe@ilikethesoundofthat.com. Anyone wishing to have their artists play or for artists to apply directly, please contact sam@ilikethesoundofthat.com.

www.hardwickandmorris.co.uk

 

 

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Ambience Chasers #9 Halloween Special

A HALLOWEEN AMBIENCE CHASER SPECIAL

Tuesday 31st October

Ambience Chasers #9

Komodo Kolektif (live)

ADSL Camels (live)

Andrew Weatherall (DJ)

The monthly night from Ulrich Schnauss and Nathaniel Cramp (Sonic Cathedral) launched as a spin-off from their online radio show Sonic Realities, playing atmospheric sounds from Aphex to Eno, Terry Riley to Vini Reilly. 

For this Halloween special expect frightening films and scary soundtracks. As well as the hosts, the legendary Andrew Weatherall will be manning the decks with a selection of dark ambience, terrifying techno and death rattle dub either side of live performances by ADSL Camels (lo-fi electronic loveliness from London) and Komodo Kolektif (psychotropic synth oddess from Scotland).

FREE ENTRY TICKETS

 

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Students!

Students of London, welcome to The Social. A small piece of sanity in Central London . . music venue, bar, exhibition space, local pub, club and safe haven.

Show us your NUS or student card and get 241 booze offers every day before 8pm.

. . . Believe in Magic?

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Behind The Sun

Opening on October 5th at the social, Behind The Sun is an exhibition of graphic art and illustration, featuring works from the USA, Canda, UK, Germany and Ireland.

The title is drawn from the Bert Jansh track ‘October song’. “Quite simply the song was the reasoning for the show as well as being a great opportunity to to collaborate with other artists and designers,” explains John Slade of H.Y.T. studio, who has organised the show with frequent collaborators and infamous central London music venue, The Social, on Little Portland Street.

Artists include:

Chris Harnan. A ‘Berlin and London-based image maker Chris’ style is process driven and he putting an emphasis on “play and experimentation”, forcing himself to “follow tangents that develop from accidents”. His works are a hybrid of handmade elements with computer created imagery.’

Daniel David Freeman. ‘Daniel David Freeman is an artist and designer from London. He has worked commercially for clients including Vice, Dazed, Uniqlo, Puma, Adidas and Converse. He has exhibited in group shows across London, New York, L.A and Hong Kong as well as solo shows at Beach London. “His drawings work to shrug his arts education and imagine himself as an outsider who draws from imagination, influenced purely niche communities that other people rarely, if ever, get a glimpse of.”

Ellie Andrews. “South London graphic artist Ellie Andrews’
work is as bold and distinctive, partly due to her repetitious use of a “particularly satisfying” hue of royal blue, but also down to her cheekily cute characters. “I really enjoy designing logos and typefaces for branding, so whenever I get the opportunity I love to put my own concepts together.” she’s worked with big brands like Urban Outfitters Fred Perry, MTV, New York Times, Bloomberg Vew, The Debrief, Lazy Oaf, Business Week”.

H.Y.T. is a graphic and illustration studio that was established as an avenue for artist and designer John Slade to showcase his commercial work. Since it began in 2009, the studio has grown an impressive client base that includes Nike, Tate Modern, Transport for London, Lazy oaf. According to the studio, the stylistic output of H.Y.T. is an extension of Johns’ enjoyment
for “bold, striking, conceptual graphics and illustrations.” H.Y.T. studio keeps it’s approach fresh by working across a variety of techniques and mediums whilst still experimenting with styles to suit particular briefs and create impactful outcomes.

Nejc Prah. Graphic designer Nejc Prah works with vibrant colours and crazy shapes creating work that combines 80s club typography with fourth dimension landscapes. The Slovenian- born, New York-based designer has produced work across print and digital that is disruptive, vibrant and unique. By day he works in the creative team at Bloomberg Business Week. His personal projects include poster series for musicians, hardware store catalogues and identity and publication designs.

Noah Butkus. Growing up, Noah found himself spending all of his time with skateboards and comic books. This is where he found all his inspiration, and for the most part still does. Aside from art and design for the band Death Threat, his first widely recognised output appeared on graphics for Burton Snow- boards. This work was followed by commissions for posters, ads, catalogues, and product applications from a wide variety of companies. now living in Manhattan. At 32, he has already paid considerable dues in the art world. No longer tied to a company desk he spends his days at his studio, balancing commercial and personal work. In recent years he has also begun exhibiting his work in both solo and group exhibitions.

Rob Whoriskey. Rob is an illustrator, printer, painter and visual collaborator living in Dalston, London. Robs’ work depicts London culture in pop art style. His subjects range from chicken shop logos, images of the band Crass, cigarette butts, pigeons and many more subjects that are icons of the city. Apart from interesting personal work he also has an impressive commercial client list including Fred Perry and Dover street Market.

Tylor Macmillan. Tylor is a designer and artist living and working in Vancouver, Canada. His work is a hybrid between drawing and graphic design where his one-page creations become neatly composed formations of illustrations and graphic icons. Throughout Tylor Macmillens’ work is a focus on how the mediums he uses interact with experimental printing processes. This means the sharp, cartoon aesthetic to the different components is offset wonderfully by the grainy texture and tone of Tylor’s chosen printing method. This adds another dimension to his posters and zines. The symbols and icons Tylor creates are full of pop culture references that hark back to old video games, familiar toys and the internet. As a result the visual language he’s created feels familiar but still cryptic enough to engage viewers.

Tim Head. Tim is a British artist living and working in London. Working across a wide range of mediums Tims’ work has persisted to maintain the highest standard, weather design, art, film making, illustrating, curating, photography, etc. He has produced work for brands such as Carhartt, Champion, Law magazine, Converse, Warp and NTS Radio.

The exhibition poster is designed by Paul Camo Roberts,a graphic designer who has exhibited drawings in London and Japan, made short films for Raindance Film Festival, co-founded clothing brand Crossover and was an integral part of setting up the London based trainer store Slamminkicks. He is also known for his work with Plastic People, Werk Discs and most recently MIC Records. Paul is also the founder of the legendary ‘We Are…’ show, an infamous radio show now running bi-weekly on London’s NTS Radio.

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