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The Social Christmas Market

The Social Christmas Market is back with Cold War Steve, Rough Trade Books, Heavenly, Faber Social and lots more!

A time honoured tradition here on Little Portland St. Stalls from all your favourite people full of brilliant presents, special beers, mulled wine, music, mince pies and really nice people.

Special guest stalls include Rough Trade Books, Cold War Steve, Heavenly, Faber Social, Caught by the River, Andrew of Arcadia, Suna Socks, Justin Robertson, So Young, Ben Langworthy and lots more!

This year the market takes place on Saturday 8 Dec from midday sharp until about 1730. The bar and kitchen will be knocking out bloody marys, mulled wine, special beers from Camden Town Brewery and the ‘perfect cheeseburger’ (London in Stereo) all day long. 

We’ll have both floors open for extra space, stalls up and down and live music in the basement mid afternoon. 

All the family welcome!

Follow the Facebook event here for all the updates

Free entry 

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The Social Christmas Market

The Social Christmas Market is back with Cold War Steve, Rough Trade Books, Heavenly, Faber Social and lots more!

A time honoured tradition here on Little Portland St. Stalls from all your favourite people full of brilliant presents, special beers, mulled wine, music, mince pies and really nice people.

Special guest stalls include Rough Trade Books, Cold War Steve, Heavenly, Faber Social, Caught by the River, Andrew of Arcadia, Suna Socks, Justin Robertson, So Young, Ben Langworthy and lots more!

This year the market takes place on Saturday 8 Dec from midday sharp until about 1730. The bar and kitchen will be knocking out bloody marys, mulled wine, special beers from Camden Town Brewery and the ‘perfect cheeseburger’ (London in Stereo) all day long. 

We’ll have both floors open for extra space, stalls up and down and live music in the basement mid afternoon. 

All the family welcome!

Follow the Facebook event here for all the updates

Free entry 

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Mattiel Live at The Social – Tomorrow (Wed) Night!

Secret (until now) last minute show from Mattiel!!

TICKETS

 

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Christmas at The Social

Christmas enquiries have been hectic. But you’re not too late. We still have some dates in the diary for an upstairs takeover (up to 75 people), basement blowouts (up to 150) or the full venue for you and 250 mates.

Both floors have bars, sound system and DJ set ups and we can do great food and drinks packages – speak to holly@thesocial.com !

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Upstairs at The Social

Every Friday and Saturday we invite some of favourite DJs to come and play, coming up . . 

Friday 9 November – Sid Newman 

Saturday 10 Nov – Grizzle

Friday 16 Nov – C&S, Jeff O’Toole and others

Saturday 17 Nov – Grizzle

Friday 23 November – Token Girl DJs

Saturday 24 Nov – Anne Frankenstein 

Friday 30 Nov – Big Orielles’ party in the basement and they’ll be someone excellent play ing records upstairs too!

Always free to get in! Great records guaranteed.

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Steve and Kavus’ prog-disco-electronic-psych-rock-techno-party is back

Former World Snooker Champion Steve Davis is coming back to the Social basement for the second in a new series of irregular parties alongside his DJ partner Kavus Torabi (Gong / Cardiacs / Knifeworld) . . 

Together since their first surprise appearances at Bloc and Glastonbury back in 2016 they have travelled up and down the country playing some the best underground clubs and festivals. They bring a unique and totally banging prog-disco-electronic-psych-rock-techno-party everywhere they go.

We’re delighted to now be their occasional London home!

DJ support from Jeff O’Toole + Social residents C&S

FREE TICKETS

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New Exhibition: Cold War Steve

A Brief History of the World (1953 – 2018) – An exhibition of work by Cold War Steve 

The 5 star debut exhibition from Britain’s greatest living artist!

“No one has caught the mood of Brexit Britain as acutely as Cold War Steve” The Art Newspaper

“Online therapy for those beaten down by political despair” The Guardian 

“Exemplifies an angry new movement . . the new furious absurdism” The Economist 

“Produces some of the cleverest, funniest content around” The Metro

The Social are extremely proud to announce the world’s first retrospective exhibition by the unarguable leading artist of our times – Cold War Steve. The exhibition opens on Monday October 15 and runs until December sometime.

A Brief History of the World (1953 – 2018) is the first collection by the artist who’s been christened the ‘Brexit Bruegal’. It documents many of the major events that have shaped the modern world in a series of deeply kaleidoscopic images. The collection presents an alternate history – a timeline is haunted by the stalking Zelig-like figure of iconic TV hardman Phil Mitchell. As Phil traverses these hellscapes, a recurring cast of characters builds around him – the collective presence of household names such as Donald Trump, Alan Brazil, Danny Dyer and Fray Bentos reflect the ebb and flow of our daily news cycle. Truly, this promises to be show to rival Frieze or any of the autumn’s major gallery openings.

Since first posting in spring 2016, Cold War Steve’s art has become “online therapy for those beaten down by political despair” (the Guardian). Previously, these pictures have only been available on Twitter (under the title McFadden’s Cold War). For many, they’ve offered a far more believable documentary of global events than any of the major news channels. A Brief History of the World (1953 – 2018) is the first time Cold War Steve’s work has been presented in this form – as pictures on walls. Also, there’s a bar right behind said pictures so you can chuck alcohol into the mix while you’re looking at them.

The Social will host a series of McFadden’s Cold War inspired DJ sets during the exhibition run with very special guests choosing appropriate dystopian drinking music.

A Brief History of the World (1953 – 2018) runs upstairs at The Social. Opening times:  Monday – Thursday 15:00 / Friday (lunchtime special) 12:30/ Saturday 18:00

Praise for Cold War Steve:

Jon Savage: “He’s like a modern Hogarth or Gillray. He’s newsy and angry. It’s what Brits do best. Don’t engage with these people’s arguments because they don’t have any. Just flay them alive with humour, sarcasm and art.”

Kathy Burke: “One of the funniest accounts on Twitter.”

Al Murray: “It’s so funny you can’t really parse it. To say any more might shatter the thing I love about it.”

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New Exhibition: Cold War Steve

A Brief History of the World (1953 – 2018) – An exhibition of work by Cold War Steve 

The 5 star debut exhibition from Britain’s greatest living artist!

“No one has caught the mood of Brexit Britain as acutely as Cold War Steve”

“Online therapy for those beaten down by political despair” The Guardian 

“Exemplifies an angry new movement . . the new furious absurdism” The Economist 

“Produces some of the cleverest, funniest content around” The Metro

The Social are extremely proud to announce the world’s first retrospective exhibition by the unarguable leading artist of our times – Cold War Steve. The exhibition opens on Monday October 15 and runs until December sometime.

A Brief History of the World (1953 – 2018) is the first collection by the artist who’s been christened the ‘Brexit Bruegal’. It documents many of the major events that have shaped the modern world in a series of deeply kaleidoscopic images. The collection presents an alternate history – a timeline is haunted by the stalking Zelig-like figure of iconic TV hardman Phil Mitchell. As Phil traverses these hellscapes, a recurring cast of characters builds around him – the collective presence of household names such as Donald Trump, Alan Brazil, Danny Dyer and Fray Bentos reflect the ebb and flow of our daily news cycle. Truly, this promises to be show to rival Frieze or any of the autumn’s major gallery openings.

Since first posting in spring 2016, Cold War Steve’s art has become “online therapy for those beaten down by political despair” (the Guardian). Previously, these pictures have only been available on Twitter (under the title McFadden’s Cold War). For many, they’ve offered a far more believable documentary of global events than any of the major news channels. A Brief History of the World (1953 – 2018) is the first time Cold War Steve’s work has been presented in this form – as pictures on walls. Also, there’s a bar right behind said pictures so you can chuck alcohol into the mix while you’re looking at them.

The Social will host a series of McFadden’s Cold War inspired DJ sets during the exhibition run with very special guests choosing appropriate dystopian drinking music.

A Brief History of the World (1953 – 2018) runs upstairs at The Social. Opening times:  Monday – Thursday 15:00 / Friday (lunchtime special) 12:30/ Saturday 18:00

Praise for Cold War Steve:

Jon Savage: “He’s like a modern Hogarth or Gillray. He’s newsy and angry. It’s what Brits do best. Don’t engage with these people’s arguments because they don’t have any. Just flay them alive with humour, sarcasm and art.”

Kathy Burke: “One of the funniest accounts on Twitter.”

Al Murray: “It’s so funny you can’t really parse it. To say any more might shatter the thing I love about it.”

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Q Mag presents The Making of . . Love is Magic by John Grant

On Wednesday 10 October, Q Magazine will host a special, strictly-limited capacity event at The Social, W1, with John Grant.

The American singer-songwriter will be talking about the creation of his brilliant new album Love Is Magic, discussing its lyrical themes and how he developed the record’s electronic sound. He will also be fielding questions from the audience.

Presented by Q Magazine.

1800-2100 – after party upstairs x

TICKETS

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Hot Wax

Central London’s greatest new weekly party is here in one of W1’s last remaining and best loved music venues. 

The Social has been throwing parties for 20 years with everyone from Fatboy Slim to Fat White Family, The Chemical Brothers and Hot Chip, Aphex Twin and Adele all playing in the basement on Little Portland St.

Now presenting it’s first ever dedicated student club night, HOT WAX every Thursday!!

+ CHEAP BEERS 

+ CHEAP SHOTS

+ SUPER CHEAP ENTRY 

+ GUARANTEED HOT WAX ON THE DECKS

+ STUDENT DISCOUNTS // MEMBERSHIP DEALS 

+ 100% VIBES 

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard//Tame Impala//Oh Sees//Shame//IDLES//Fat White Family//Blur//Goat Girl//LCD Soundsystem//The Libertines//ASAP Rocky//The Strokes//Franz Ferdinand//The Maccabees//Radiohead//New Order//Hot Chip//Gorillaz//Florence And The Machine//Jamie T//Ty Segall//Protomartyr//Parquet Courts//Childish Gambino//Black Lips//St Vincent//Kendrick Lamar//Arcade Fire//OutKast//Tribe Called Quest//MGMT//Lorde//MF Doom//Arctic Monkeys//The Horrors//Kasabian//Wolf Alice//King Krule//The Orielles//Kanye West//Courtney Barnett//Beyonce//The XX//MIA//Queens Of The Stone Age//Run The Jewels//Wu-Tang Clan//Charlotte Gainsbourg//Omni//Ought//Yeah Yeah Yeahs//Ghostpoet//Nadine Shah//HMLTD//Vampire Weekend//Nirvana//The White Stripes//Beck//Mac DeMarco//Car Seat Headrest//Pond//Temples//Ariel Pink//The Growlers//Twin Peaks//Fidlar//Hookworms//The Lemon Twigs//Drenge//Conan Mockasin//The Modern Lovers//Hinds//The Kills//OFWGKTA//Beastie Boys and MORE!

Starts 8pm upstairs – then until LATE in the basement

£3 on the door

Free guest list via DICE.

EVERY THURSDAY

Join the Social family . . . Believe in Magic!

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