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Social Newsletter – Week 4

The London Particular are coming to take over the Social kitchen from February 13th.

You can expect a whole new menu at the bar, lunch time specials, a separate evening menu, brilliant food to eat in or takeaway.  Fear not, Square Pie’s will still be available!

Read on below and get yourself booked in for lunch.

There’s a new mix for you this week from Good Block.  The boys and girls will be back mob-handed next Friday night.  This Friday it’s time for Players Ball Central

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The London Particular At The Social

For a short time, the fine people from The London Particular are going to be taking up residence in our kitchen and radically shaking up the menu. If their brilliant cafe in New Cross is anything to go by then this is sure to be an absolute treat.

Over lunch time and dinner you’ll be able to enjoy the likes of Beef, Kernel & Bramley stew, Pork Belly Rolls, Jerusalem Artichoke and Ginger Soup and Homemade Sourdough Doughnuts – eat in or takeaway!

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SOCIAL NIGHTS OUT

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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Saturday 4th February

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.

Upstairs you can find the Breakin Bread DJs hosting a special one off all night long.

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

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Sunday 5th February

SUPER BOWL PARTY

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.

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.

Doors 8pm-late.

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Monday 6th Febraury

FABER SOCIAL

The Faber Social returns with a stunning line-up of spring fiction and non-fiction.

With special guests:

JON MCGREGOR, ALEX PRESTON, LUCY CALDWELL, JANE HARRIS

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-12am. £5 entry – Please carl@thesocial.com to reserve a space.

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Tuesday 7th February

LIANNE LA HAVAS

Live:

LIANNE LA HAVAS + Support

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

Doors 6pm (early stage time – 8pm)

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Wednesday 8th February

MADD RAFF WEDNESDAYS 


With Special guest:

KING ERRUPTION

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 9th 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 10th February

GOOD BLOCK

The Good Block launch in January was a road block from early doors until close, thank you to all 8 DJs that turned out and smashed it.

With special guest DJs:

CONRAD GLIMPSE, ALEX TURPIN, BRADLEY ZERO, GIGOLO MEDINA, PETER, AVB + AXEL FOELY

Check out the new mix from Good Block residents, Gigolo Medina

Bringing a new night to The Social every 2nd Friday of the month. The Good Block will blend Disco, Boogie, Hip Hop, House, Soul and Lazer Funk 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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And It’s Goodbye From Him?

Sonic Cathedral presents Fairewell and Crushed Beaks

According to this week’s NME, word is that Fairewell’s Johnny White is talking about quitting live shows.  All the more reason to grab tickets for his show at the bar on Feb 13th!

Read the full article here

Sonic Cathedral – Monday 13th Feb

Live:

FAIREWELL

CRUSHED BEAKS

Fairewell’s second ever headline show and third gig in total following his hugely acclaimed debut album, ‘Poor, Poor Grendel’, which was released on Sonic Cathedral Recordings late last year. Fairewell is Johnny White, originally from Sheffield, now based in north London. He makes music that is both grandiose and introspective and claims to be influenced by Popol Vuh, cLOUDDEAD and The Black Heart Procession, but we can hear The Radio Dept, M83 and a whole lot more as well. Live he is joined by Joe Daniel (Angular) on bass and Josh Alexander on drums for something that is a lot heavier – comparisons have been made to Flying Saucer Attack.

Crushed Beaks, New London-based duo who combine full-on noise with melody, texture and atmosphere. Their debut single ‘Close-Ups’ / ‘Sun Dogs’ was released on Too Pure last November and was one of the year’s most promising new releases.

Plus guest DJ Pete Gofton and cult films

www.soniccathedral.co.uk

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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.

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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

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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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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!

www.thesocial.com

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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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