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December Saturdays

RESERVE A BOOTH !

The Social is open from midday to 3am with the famous and unmissable Christmas Market during the day then DJs playing the best funk, disco, psych, soul, house, boogie and other good records.

Saturday 1st Dec – The very first Christmas Market of the year from midday. In the evening downstairs is closed for a private party but upstairs The Social and Heavenly DJs will be playing until 1am.

Saturday 8th Dec – The Social is open for the Christmas Market from midday but then closed for a private party in the evening.

Saturday 15th Dec – More Market business from midday and the Noise of Art Christmas Party over both floors from 7pm.

Saturday 22nd Dec – Your last chance to check out our Market this year and then we’ll be having a pre Christmas break drink until 3am with Launette (NTS) who’ll be joined by guests Neal Birnie & James Cronshaw (Sounds of the universe) playing Soul, Disco, Rare Groove & Boogie.

More about the Christmas Market

 

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Arcadia Meets Social Uptown

To coincide with The Social Christmas Market our good friend John Andrews will be installing ‘Andrews of Arcadia meets The Social Uptown – A Takeaway Exhibition of Vintage Angling Ephemera and Occasional Artworks For the Soul’ on the walls and in the alcoves of The Social at 5 Little Portland Street in the district of London known as W1.

In addition to framed Abu art, including a rare piece by Anders Osterlin of Arbman and a pair of 19th Century Red Deer Antlers by Adsetts of Derby, the bar will be festooned with very special Arcadian beermats produced by the artist and man of ink Martin Clark of Tilley Printing.

Each piece in the exhibition, which will run through December into the heart of midwinter, will be for sale for immediate takeaway or later delivery/collection by arrangement.  A pricelist will be available behind the bar and all further enquiries should be directed to me on field telephone 07890 274 383.

www.andrewsofarcadia.com

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NYE

NEW YEARS EVE

**EMAIL CARL@THESOCIAL.COM WITH ANY QUERIES, QUESTIONS OR REQUESTS FOR NYE**

The Line Of Best Fit, Double Denim Records, Rockfeedback & Transgressive Records join forces this New Year’s Eve and take over The Social for a very special night of live music, surprise guest DJs, booze, shenanigans and all round good clean vibes.

The full line-up is set to be revealed over the coming weeks and will feature some of our nearest and dearest friends and allies in an all night freak out over both floors of The Social in Central London.

Tickets just £15 each. Open 8pm – 3am.

TICKETS

UPSTAIRS BAR – hosted by Transgressive Records & Rockfeedback

DJs:

Theme Park DJs 
Transgressive DJs 
paraDyse DJs
+ Many more TBA

DOWNSTAIRS BAR – hosted by The Line Of Best Fit & Double Denim

Live:

Towns
Wolf Alice 

DJs:

Very Special Surprise Guest TBA 
Double Denim Records 
The Line Of Best Fit 
Co-Operative 
+ Many more TBA

TICKETS

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In Light of Aquarius

Saturday 24th November

IN LIGHT OF AQUARIUS 

DJs:

Richie Deeney (The Toes) + Ben Ayres (Cornershop)

In Light Of Aquarius play a rolling treasure trove of old Rhythm and Blues, rocking roots, southern soul, garage, frat beat and psych madness.  In Light Of Aquarius run a monthly night called ‘Wang Dang Doodle’ in London and have DJed for the likes of The Fall, The Vaselines, Warpaint, The Strokes, The Libertines, Franz plus many others

Doors 6pm-1am, free before 9pm / £5

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Mobile Library

Wednesday 31st October and always the last Wednesday of the month in the upstairs bar . . 

A monthly night of Soundtracks, Library Music and Adult Exotica; ideal tunes for setting the world to rights in a booth.

Mobile Library Top 5

5 – Brian Bennett – Chase Side Shoot Up – More famously known as the theme tune from BBC Golf Highlights. “Play the Golf one,” is a familiar shout at the Mobile Library. So I always do. 

4 – Stefano Liberati – Shark Jazz – If a tune was called “Shark Jazz” and wasn’t any good it would be a massive disappointment. Fortunately this as awesome as a tune involving Sharks on an Italian Soundtrack album should be.

3 – Sven Libaek – Dark World – The Xylophone solo about halfway through confirms this as true elevator music and interestingly from Australia. 

2 – Claudja Barry – Love For The Sake Of Love – Claudja Barry was in Boney M, a staggering fact considering how excellent this solo disco ballad is.

1 – Moondog – Bird’s Lament – As borrowed by Mr Scruff, recorded in 1969 by New York Street musician Moondog who dressed like a Viking and invented percussion instruments.  A more interesting career path than the majority of us. 

A special Mobile Library mix can be streamed/ downloaded from The Mobile Library Volume 1

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Faber News

Faber Social 

We have two installments in November . .

Monday 5th November

Celebrating the anniversary of Guy Fawkes’ failed plot, the Faber Social is proud to present an evening of dissent, featuring readings from hugely influential writer James Kelman, author of the Booker-winning novel How Late It Was, How Late; novelist Ali Smith, author of The Accidental and There But For The…, and Stewart Home, artist, filmmaker, writer and activist.

Topped with a dj set from Dorian Lynskey, journalist and author of 33 Revolutions per Minute, please join us for an evening of words, ideas and music.

Monday 12th November 

Faber Social joins forces with MAN Booker to bring you readings from four distinguished alumni of the prize. Sarah Hall, shortlisted in 2004 for her novel The Electric Michelangelo and longlisted for How to Paint a Dead Man half a decade later will join Adam Foulds, the acclaimed young poet and winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, whose own novel, The Quickening Maze, was shortlisted in 2009, The line-up is completed by Deborah Levy, the writer to have most recently experienced the agony and ecstasy of a Booker shortlisting just last month for Swimming Home, and MJ Hyland, whose novel Carry Me Down, was nominated for the prize in 2006. Join us and these four 21st century stars of the novel form from 7pm.

Tickets £5 in advance via faberandfaber.eventbrite.com

In November, Julian Cope’s epic COPENDIUM: An Expedition into the Rock n Roll Underwerld, will hit the shops. From Lord Buckley to Sleep, from Blue Cheer to The New Lou Reeds, in just shy of 800 pages COPENDIUM challenges all the rock n roll orthodoxies you have come to accept and indulge. 

To mark this publication, Faber Social is taking Copendium on tour for three unforgettable evenings of entertainment put together and hosted by Julian himself. For details of gigs in Glasgow, Manchester and London on consecutive nights, click on the attached link to Julian’s Head Heritage site.

Email carl@thesocial.com to enter the prize draw for a chance to win a copy of the Copendium!

http://www.headheritage.co.uk/copendium/

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Bond Girl

Check out this shoot of New Bond Girl, Bérénice Marlohe taken by the fantastic Jeff Hahn recently . . 

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Halloween Bashment

Hot Wuk Wednesdays is the weekly bashment dance spot, The Heatwave’s bashment headquarters.

What is bashment? Bashment is the ultra hype sound of modern Jamaican music: the excitement of rewinds, incredible dancing, the rammed dance floor and amazing vibe of a Caribbean rave.

The Heatwave’s midweek party turns The Social basement into a mini Notting Hill Carnival. Get rum drunk and collect your free whistle and horn, you might see the most incredibly acrobatic dance move or hear the wickedest MC jumping on the mic. One thing is certain: the vibe will be INSANE. 100% smiling, 100% dancing, 100% big tunes.

Every Wednesday we rave like it’s a Saturday!

www.theheatwave.co.uk/wednesdays

Facebook The Heatwave

Twitter @TheHeatwave

 

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Know?

KNOW?
New & Pre-Release Bass & Beyond

Every Saturday

7pm-1am

Free before 8pm // £5 after

For £3 guaranteed entry list before 10.30pm, group bookings, table reservations & info email guestlist@knowquestion.co.uk

Keen to share their knowledge and passion for new music, some of London’s best DJ’s and special guests come together for this new weekly session. Without forgetting that the dance floor knows best, our resident DJs and guests will be playing new and pre-release tracks, cutting edge and experimental bass sounds from House to Hip-Hop & beyond every Saturday night.

Those in the Know share with those who want to Know – and those that just want to dance!

Residents on rotation include:

Kutmah, Josey Rebelle, Spin Doctor, Chris P Cuts, Motive, BobaFatt, Mo Fingaz, & CWD.

NOVEMBER LINE UPS:

3rd – BobaFatt / Josey Rebelle / Chris P Cuts
10th – Yungun EP Launch party ft. Mr Thing (onstage 9pm) / Spin Doctor / Chris P Cuts
17th – Jon 1st / Chris P Cuts / CWD
24th – ItsNate (PA onstage 9pm) / Motive / Kutmah

Get in the KNOW?

WEBSITE? www.knowquestion.co.uk

FACEBOOK? www.facebook.com/KNOWQuestion

TWITTER? www.twitter.com/kn0wquesti0n

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Hot Wuk Wednesdays

Hot Wuk Wednesdays is the weekly bashment dance spot, The Heatwave’s bashment headquarters.

What is bashment? Bashment is the ultra hype sound of modern Jamaican music: the excitement of rewinds, incredible dancing, the rammed dance floor and amazing vibe of a Caribbean rave.

The Heatwave’s midweek party turns The Social basement into a mini Notting Hill Carnival. Get rum drunk and collect your free whistle and horn, you might see the most incredibly acrobatic dance move or hear the wickedest MC jumping on the mic. One thing is certain: the vibe will be INSANE. 100% smiling, 100% dancing, 100% big tunes.

Every Wednesday we rave like it’s a Saturday!

Doors 7pm-1am, £5 before 10pm / £7 after

www.theheatwave.co.uk/wednesdays

Facebook The Heatwave

Twitter @TheHeatwave

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