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Social Fundraiser (Save The Children Child Refugee Crisis Appeal)

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Very special DJs include:

KEVIN ROWLAND (DEXYS) – VERY SPECIAL DJ SET
ANDREW WEATHERALL
JOE GODDARD (HOT CHIP)
JEREMY DELLER
DJ DIE
STEVE MASON
PETE FOWLER
HEAVENLY JUKEBOX
IN LIGHT OF AQUARIUS
+ MORE

Talks from:

CAITLIN MORAN
VIV ALBERTINE
JOHN NIVEN
LLOYD BRADLEY
PETE BROWN
+ MORE

TICKETS – JUST ANY RETURNS IN THE DOOR NOW

Next Tuesday 22nd September we’re putting on a special last minute event to raise some money for this vital project. 

We’ve reached out to Social friends and family and are delighted to have the following special guests joining us for a evening of talks and conversation, and no small amount of music and drinking. Tickets are a tenner… they’ll be a few more chances on the night to give more with special drinks offers, and an amazing raffle including artwork, festival tickets and more.

Arrive early as the night will be introduced by Caitlin Moran (author, columnist and one of the people behind the hugely impactful charity release ‘Help Is Coming’) and John Niven (author of Kill Your Friends, long time Social barfly). Also talking on the night – the legendary Viv Albertine and the UK’s greatest beer writer, Pete Brown, who will give a masterclass on the brown stuff from behind the upstairs bar.

Later on, the Social will do what it does best – put on the very best music on offer anywhere the capital on both floors of the venue. Expect music from Dexy’s Midnight Runners’ iconic frontman Kevin Rowland; Hot Chip genius Joe Goddard; Bristolian legend and all-round top bloke DJ Die; producer, remixer and writer extraordinaire Andrew Weatherall; Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller; illustrator and smooth music aficionado Pete Fowler and R&B and psych crate diggers In The Light Of Aquarius.

Doors 6pm-1am – talks from the off so dont get there late please!

TICKETS – JUST ANY RETURNS IN THE DOOR NOW

Stay tuned for more music and literary announcements via Social media (twitter thesociallondon)

JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT 

> Any of you out there that want to help please get in touch! Please join us and please help us spread the word as we’ve left this late!

>> We want to raise a shit ton of money on the night, need all your help to make it happen

>>> People with lots of followers on Twitter or on Facebook, a share would be really appreciated.

>>>> We’re also planning a raffle – if you’ve got something you’d like to offer please get in touch.

>>>>> People of the press with the power to list on amazing websites please do!

Love you all

The Social x

 

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Raindance Film Festival presents 50 years of Super 8

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Saturday 3rd Oct

In celebration of 50 years of Super 8, Raindance Film Festival will be hosting a special evening with Don Letts

The Don will be previewing his latest project – ‘Two 77’s Clash’, which looks at the myth and the reality of the ‘punky-reggae party’ (punk’s only untold story). Don will also be dipping into his extensive Super 8mm archive to give a taste of what’s to come from what he describes as “a black n’ white story told in glorious colour”…

Following that join us for a Super 8 punk party at The Social with a very special DJ set from Don Letts, Douglas Hart & Andy Fraser, and live music rom Telegram – https://www.facebook.com/teletelegramgram

Julian Hand will be in charge of the super 8 punk projections which will include some of his own work as well as footage from Don Letts’ The Punk Rock Movie and Captain Zip aka John the Super 8 Punk.

Big thanks to Julian Hand and Demian Castellanos for producing the music and video for the teaser trailer.

Screening at Vue Piccadilly, starting at 6:30pm, with after party at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street (walking distance from Vue Piccadilly) 

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Wales in the Rugby World Cup at The Social

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This September we’ll be dusting off the big screens in the upstairs bar for first time since that depressing night in May when half the country went mad and inflicted another 5 years of misery on us all.

This time we’ll be throwing our weight behind another improbable cause – the Welsh national team in this year’s Rugby World Cup. 

20th Sept – Wales vs Uruguay

26th Sept – Wales vs England

1st Oct – Wales vs Fiji

10th Oct – Wales vs Australia

As many of you will surely know or nervously suspect, the Social has long had strong Welsh roots (well, one of us is Welsh and the Super Furries played downstairs in 2001). Recently, we’ve made a point of always stocking beers from the mighty Tiny Rebel Brewery in Newport on the bar (one of the range we always carry – their red ale, Cwtch – was recently awarded Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival). Basically, a night in the upstairs bar is pretty much exactly the same as a heavy old session in Cardiff. So it was obvious that we’d be coming out in support of the boyos in Red when they storm out to chuck the egg about in a field.

We hope you’ll join us for all four initial Welsh group games (on 20th, 26th Sept, 1st Oct and 10th Oct). We’ll also show the support games from some of the lesser rugby playing nations (England, South Africa, New Zealand etc) on those dates as well. Each night will no doubt involve the full spectrum of emotions, a Taff friendly playlist on the jukebox, the odd guest DJ and some great Welsh beers.

These events will be ticketed and strictly limited in number – don’t hang around getting your tickets. 

£5 entry including a free bottle of Tiny Rebel with every ticket. Might even see if the kitchen can knock out some rarebit for old times sake

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Forever Heavenly presents an Evening with Jock Scot

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Monday 14th sept

Jock Scot live with Davy Henderson and in conversation with Robert Rubbish

Jock Scot is one of my all time heroes. A Musselburgh superstar” Irvine Welsh

Combat poet Jock Scot has worked with artists including The Clash, Ian Dury, Vivian Stanshall, The Libertines and British Sea Power. To mark the impending feature-length documentary Jock Scot: Services To Rock ’N’ Roll and the reissue of his album My Personal Culloden, Jock will be reading his poetry live to musical accompaniment from Davy Henderson (Fire Engines, The Nectarine No.9, Sexual Objects).

Jock will also be in conversation with Robert Rubbish, director of Jock Scot: Services To Rock ’N’ Roll. The event will be compered by Roy Wilkinson, author of the rock/family/forestry memoir Do It For Your Mum.

Jock Scot is only guy who can save both the written word and the Anglo-Scottish Union” John Cooper Clarke

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John Higgs Book Launch

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Friday 28th August

John Higgs talking about Stranger Than We Can Imagine and other books

Daisy Eris Campbell (Cosmic Trigger play) talking about her current schemes

and Alistair Fruish (Kiss My Asbo) on his trance-inducing new book

+DJ set from Flinton Chalk of TC Lethbridge

Doors 7pm – free entry

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Deep Hum August

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Wed 5 Aug

TRAAMS

The Whig Whams

The Venus Lyx

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Wed 12 Aug

Hot Vestry

An event marking the launch of Dave Haslam’s new book Life After Dark: A History of British Nightclubs & Music Venues

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Wed 19 Aug

BAS JAN

Dog Chocolate

JIBBA Jab

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Wed 26 Aug

LOCK

Celluloid Jam

Doors 7pm every Wednesday night – £5 entry

 

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Faber Social & The Quietus presents ‘Whisky & Cigarettes’

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Lighting new cigarettes, pouring more drinks. It has been a beautiful fight. Still is”– Charles Bukowski

On Monday 17th August, Faber Social will be teaming up with our friends The Quietus, to bring you a night of ‘Whisky & Cigarettes’. Offering a gathering of exceptional writers who will discuss music, words and vices. Joining us will be John DoranJohn NivenDBC Pierre Wyndham Wallace. We also welcome Keeley Forsyth to play live.

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Writer and co-founder of The Quietus, John Doran’s reading of Jolly Lad details alcoholism, substance abuse but also the healing power of music, and the redemption of fatherhood. Based loosely on his column, MENK, crafted for VICE Magazine, the book concentrates on music, memory and the meaning of working class.

John Niven, author of Kill Your Friends, has been translated in seven languages and his journalistic contributions to magazines include a monthly column in Q Magazine.

DBC Pierre, Man Booker Prize-winning author, has been published in over 40 countries worldwide and been adapted for theatre in London.

Music journalist, Wyndham Wallace, writes regularly for Uncut, The Quietus and Classic Pop. Wallace’s first book, titled Lee, Myself & I, navigates his time with legendary singer-songwriter Lee Hazlewood.

Keeley Forsyth is a singer and vocalist described as ‘the bastard love child of Peggy Lee and Nico’ by co-collaborators Eccentronic Research Council. She brings together elements of dark, twisted folk tales and sea shanties with industrial pop, musical theatre flavours that create a unique presence on stage.

This evening is sure to be a lot of dark, twisted fun. We hope you can join us.

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School of Noise 2

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Monday 27th July 

I’M AFRAID WE’VE HAD TO POSTPONE MONDAY’S S.O.N SESSION UNTIL AUGUST – APOLOGIES ALL!

A second chance to join a special evening workshop for adults presented in association with Bowers and Wilkins, The Social and of course The School of Noise upstairs at The Social.

CHECK OUT THE LAST ONE HERE

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The School of Noise nights aim to encourage the exploration of noise, sound and music in creative, enjoyable and educational ways. Run by a collective of musicians, sound artists and noise enthusiasts the School of Noise intends to help make experimental music increasingly accessible. There is no need to have experience playing music to take part in the workshops and they are open to people of all abilities.

The workshops will be hands on sessions with lots of things to try out, people on hand to help out and a relaxed atmosphere throughout – the bar will be open and serving! 

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Beck

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On Tuesday 30th June we were honoured to have Beck played a secret show in our basement 

With four guitars and a drum machine, he covered Prince and The Rolling Stones and finished with Loser – it was incredible and surreal!

Big thanks to Faber Social who made it happen and of course Beck and his crew for agreeing to do it at a moments notice

Reviews:

http://www.qthemusic.com/10745/column-beck-secret-london-show/

http://www.nme.com/news/beck–2/86611

http://diymag.com/2015/07/01/beck-surprises-london-with-intimate-solo-gig

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Caught by the River Presents: On The Snap

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Monday 22nd June

Author Brian Case in conversation with Richard Williams 

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Impulse Club revival night featuring

Music from James “saxophone colossus” Endeacott and James “this is our music” Oldham

Tickets £5 in advance from We Got Tickets redeemable against the purchase of a book on the night.

TICKETS

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