Faber Social Poetry Special

The Faber Social celebrates poetry on Monday 3rd September with some of the most exciting new talents around.  

Fiona Benson is a poet of vision and resonance who is working towards a debut collection.

Emily Berry writes wittily and wickedly about modern lives; her first book will appear in 2013.

Joe Dunthorne is the author of the celebrated novels Submarine and Wild Abandon and is preparing a collection of poems.

Toby Martinez de las Rivas’s incantatory debut will be published next year.

Sam Riviere’s 81 Austerities is published this summer in response to cuts by the coalition government.

Jack Underwood is a poet of skill, freshness and virtuosity, who is working on his debut.


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H. Hawkline Launch Party

Tuesday 21st August

In town to celebrate the release of his widely acclaimed Black Domino Box EP, fast-rising Cardiff-based multi-instrumentalist H. Hawkline channels his idol Richard Brautigan through a rough cement mixture of sludge rock, Felt and seaweed.

H. Hawkline + R. Seiliog

“H.Hawkline is the beatiest thing to emerge from Lundy Island since the 2007 Norovirus outbreak” – Gruff Rhys  //  “Sweet and otherworldly – a one off” – Huw Stephens


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Huw Stephens Presents

It’s been almost 5 years since Huw started throwing his parties in The Social.  

Every month the very best new bands, MCs and artists have come down to play to a packed basement. And it’s always FREE ENTRY too.

Tuesday 10th July from 7pm



+ Soccer 96

Huw Stephens’ new music night brings some of the most exciting new bands to his monthly residency. Formed in Bristol and compared to the National and Arcade Fire, Escapists will headline. Expect crazy electro-jamming from Soccer 96 who are main support. DJ Felson and Huw playing records.


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Players Ball Central

Friday 6th July

London’s Crunkest Club Night™ is back in Central London. 


Rob Pursey + Davey Boy Smith

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.


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Summer Cocktails

Thomas and Jake have put together a range of special summer festivals, including quite an ambitious pineapple number! 

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Free Social Membership

You don’t need to be a member to come to The Social but it will get you cheaper drinks and other offers . . 

Members can now get 2 for 1 on special cocktails, selected bottled beers, house wine and £1 off every pint – every day between 12-8pm until the end of July.

And for a limited time membership is FREE – ask at the bar or email carl@thesocial.com for details


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Merc Live

We are pleased to announce this new run of dates in association with Merc Live

For your chance to win tickets to any of these shows, simply fill in the form HERE choosing the band(s) that you would like to see.

DJ ELI from the ‘Wreck it up Crew’ will be playing every date to keep the night swinging and there is lots more to come!

Lucky winners will be notified 1 week prior to the gig. GOOD LUCK!

* Please note that to enter this competition you must be at least 18 years of age. All attendees of the Merc Live gigs must also be at least 18 years of age.

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Caught By The River and Faber Social

The Social welcomes back Faber Social, a monthly evening of stories, music and performance – this month in association with Caught by the River

On Monday July 2nd the Faber Social celebrates nature writing – and the nature of writing.

Will Atkins takes us through wild terrain, discussing the position of moorland in our literature, history and psyche. Author/photographer/angler Chris Yates describes a night-time journey deep into the heart of the British countryside.  Robert Macfarlane reads from his book The Old Ways, exploring pathways, stories and ghosts, and also presents a new collaboration (which he worked on with Radiohead artist Stanley Donwood and writer-artist Dan Richards). Kirsty Gunn reads from The Big Music – a new work that is as much a landscape as a novel. We’re also joined by poet Alice Oswald, author of the T.S. Eliot Prize-winning Dart.



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Madd Summer

Madd Raff is brilliant each and every Wednesday night.  

It’s a proper mid-week party with lots and lots of happy people getting on the dance floor in the basement right from the off.  It’s the only place you can find The Heatwave every week throughout the summer during their packed festival schedule and they have loads of special guests and launches lined up too.

Madd Raff – Every Wednesday night from 7pm.

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6 June // Jacky Murda & Nasah (Mud Fam)

Canadian ragga junglist Jacky Murda is joined by Madd Raff regular and bashment DJ from Skinnyman’s Mud Fam crew Nasah.

Check out Jacky Murda remixing Vybz Kartel

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13 June // Orange Hill

Orange Hill is the new crew put together by Radio 1’s Ras Kwame alongside Junior Tubby, the nephew of the late great King Tubby! They fuse UK dance music with Jamaican dancehall in a new sound they call Electro Bashy.

Check out heir new single with Vybz Kartel 

and their previous single with Busy Signal, Kano & Fatman Scoop  

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20 June // Curtis Lynch & Serocee // Necessary Bass launch party

Curtis Lynch is the UK’s number one dancehall producer and his Necessary Mayhem label has released numerous hits in recent years from the likes of General Levy, Stush, Tippa Irie, Lady Chann, YT, Mr Williamz and many more. Now he’s launching a new imprint, Necessary Bass, dealing with reggae-influenced drum’n’bass and dubstep.

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27 June // YT & Mr Williamz // Revolution Time launch party

Since his breakout hit England Story, YT has been among the top dancehall artists in the UK. He launches his new album Revolution Time at Madd Raff alongside longtime collaborator Mr Williamz.

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Sonic Boom and Richard Milward

Faber Social presents REVOLUTION with Sonic Boom and Richard Milward Monday 25th June

Sonic Boom, once of Spacemen 3 and now Spectrum, is one of the most influential and celebrated underground musicians of the past three decades. Join us for a rare solo set from the psychedelic guru, most recently feted for his work with MGMT. Sonic will be supported by the remarkable young British novelist, Richard Milward, Teeside’s very own Laureate. Richard will be reading from his choose your own afterlife novel, Kimberly’s Capital Punishment, which will be published as a very special limited edition in July.

£8 in advance / more on the door


Buy the book: Special edition / Standard edition

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