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Lucy Cooke

Monday 12th March

Zoologist, author and filmmaker Lucy Cooke (often spotted presenting on Springwatch and various other BBC natural history shows) is coming to the Social to give a talk based on her latest book, THE UNEXPECTED TRUTH ABOUT ANIMALS which explores and explodes our biggest myths and misconceptions about animals from Aristotle to Disney.

Hear about how the enigmatic sex life of the eel tortured a young Sigmund Freud and spawned a 2000 year hunt for the slippery fish’s missing gonads. Why hyenas are the feminist icons of the animal kingdom and how beavers were hunted to extinction in Europe for their medicinal testicles (said to be a cure for hysteria in woman).

Lucy’s book has received rave reviews from Chris Packham (‘An eye-opening, informative and hysterical history of our ideas about animals – very funny’) Richard Dawkins (‘Lucy Cooke’s modern bestiary is as well-informed as you’d expect from an Oxford zoologist. It’s also downright funny.’) and Robin Ince (‘A compendium of intriguing and revelatory animal information – you may find dolphins go down in your estimation, while hyenas go up’).

Join Lucy for an evening of animal revelations and you will never look at a penguin in quite the same way again.

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Thursdays Upstairs at The Social

We’re now inviting some top selectors every week to play records in the upstairs bar

Head down each week and find some of London’s best DJs and music lovers laying down nothing but good music. No dancefloor pressure, no genre, just great records. 

Featuring ANNE FRANKENSTEIN and her collection of sublime vinyl, ROUGH TRADE DJs  Sid and Phil showing us all the best new cuts from the legendary record shop, BUGGED OUT’S LITTLE BUGGER mixing everything from techno to rnb and original Social crew GOOD BLOCK bringing the deeper side of their club sound to The Social and more coming soon each month!

Every Thursday night from 8pm until close – Free entry

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Thursdays Upstairs at The Social

We’re now inviting some top selectors every week to play records in the upstairs bar

Head down each week and find some of London’s best DJs and music lovers laying down nothing but good music. No dancefloor pressure, no genre, just great records. 

Featuring ANNE FRANKENSTEIN (March 8) and her collection of sublime vinyl, ROUGH TRADE DJs  (March 22) Sid and Phil showing us all the best new cuts from the legendary record shop, BUGGED OUT’S LITTLE BUGGER (March 1) mixing everything from techno to rnb and original Social crew GOOD BLOCK (March 15) bringing the deeper side of their club sound to The Social and more coming soon each month!

Every Thursday night from 8pm until close – Free entry

 

 

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The Fix

THE FIX continues our fifth year down The Social, featuring the best new breaking bands and as always, it’s FREE ENTRY all night!

Tuesday 6th March

MONCRIEFF (Stage time – 9.45pm)

There’s a lot of buzz about this new artist and former backing singer for Adele who describes his music as ‘neo-noir’. His debut single ’Symptoms’ was an anthemic, bold modern rock/soul cut that fans of Rag N Bone Man or Tom Grennan will instantly connect with. We’re really excited to have him headline our second edition of THE FIX for 2018, as this artist is set to have a huge 12 months.

TURAN (Stage time – 9pm)

A gifted new singer-songwriter, Turan’s brooding emotional guitar soundscapes have hints of Ghostpoet and Massive Attack and his early songs already sound built for big stages. This will feel very special indeed down in The Social basement.

CHARLI TAFT (Stage time – 8.20pm)

Bursting onto the pop world last year with a brilliant first single ‘Love Like You’ (which quickly became Radio 1’s Tune Of The Week) Charli Taft is also a successful songwriter penning huge hits for K-Pop acts like Girls Generation. We can’t wait to hear new music after her exiting debut cut.

SPHYNX (Stage time – 7.45pm)

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Sphynx are an exciting new synth-pop band with a thrilling live sound. Fans of Passion Pit will instantly fall for their charms and we can’t wait to have them open the night.

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Flying Mojito Bros Live!

Big big Saturday night!

Saturday 17th Feb

Join the Flying Mojito Bros as they bring their unique live baggy-country-disco-acid-house (!) productions and peachy, trippy visuals to The Social’s good-time basement. They’ll be joined by two fellow different-disco compadres — DJ / sultry disco botherer Citizen Helene — and DJ Algy Strutt from soundcloud’s *mammoth* re-edits blog Gouranga. Hoo-eeeeeeee

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New Exhibition – Social Change

Launch party Thursday night! Feb 1st

SOCIAL/CHANGE is a collection of selected work by Mark James_Works. An artist, designer and filmmaker. 

His work includes art direction, video direction, photography, illustration and graphic design. He has designed record covers for various artists over the last 20 years. His conceptual work is inspired by a mix of popular culture and social commentary and has gained a reputation for being challenging and controversial.  

He made news headlines around the world on numerous occasions with his artwork. From a football hooligan action figure in 2004, which was condemned by the FA, to his phallic chicken shop branding that went viral in 2014. He again hit the headlines in 2016 by faking a meteor falling over South Wales as part of an art installation for Cardiff Contemporary Arts Festival. 

www.markjamesworks.com

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Bugged Out’s Little Bugger – Feb Thirst Free Party!

Next week it is Feb first and we have a Feb thirst! Dryness be gone!

We’re throwing a FREE PARTY with some FREE BEERS and some of our favourite DJs to celebrate the end of January!

Join us, Lemmy and the guys from Bugged Out!, the Heavenly Jukebox, our friends from Camden Town Brewery and some special guest DJs for this Thursday night drink and dance.

Join us, Lemmy and the guys from Bugged Out, the Heavenly Jukebox, our friends from Camden Town Brewery and some special guest DJs for this Thursday night drink and dance. 

When: 7pm-1am

Where: Social basement

Cost: Free

 

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Go-Kart Mozart

Wednesday 21st Feb

Live:

Go-Kart Mozart

People of the past were known to use that most notable phrase: ‘to blow your mind’ – I think it is time to scatter the dust off this old expression and to reinstate it because I can think of no better epithet to describe the effect these songs will have on the discerning listener other than to say they will positively ‘blow your mind’!!

Come and have your mind blown by Go-Kart Mozart live at the Mozart’s Mini-Mart album launch party. Includes appearances from special guest DJs.

Tickets, priced £8 (+ booking fee)

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The Social Super Bowl Party

We’ll be opening our doors once again for a super-no-nonsense Super Bowl 2018 party on Little Portland St.

A London Super Bowl fixture. Big screens, big American beers and burgers and of course excellent music too

Early bird tickets are just £5 but you’ll need to be quick to get one of those!

Doors 8pm-late

TICKETS

The Social
5 Little Portland St, Fitzrovia, W1
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus

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The Social Super Bowl Party

We’ll be opening our doors once again for a super-no-nonsense Super Bowl 2018 party on Little Portland St.

A London Super Bowl fixture. Big screens, big American beers and burgers and of course excellent music too

Early bird tickets are just £5 but you’ll need to be quick to get one of those!

Doors 8pm-late

TICKETS

 

The Social
5 Little Portland St, Fitzrovia, W1
Nearest tube: Oxford Circus

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