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Baggy Mondays

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Saturday 22nd Oct

After another storming festival summer, The Social’s longest-running night (Est. 2002) comes back home for more Madchester-powered indie disco mayhem at its latest Saturday night free party. Expect the Roses, the Mondays, New Order, The Charlatans, Blur, 808 State and dancing on the tables.

7pm-1am

Free entry

BOOK A TABLE

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Bookings, Parties and Takeovers!

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Book your party at The Social now by dropping Carl an email here 

We can host groups from 2 to 250 in one or both of our bars. Booths and tables for smaller groups are booked free of charge. Prices for bigger bookings available on request, but to be honest they’re pretty sensible.

Booking a table:

Drop us a line by email here or calling 0207 636 4992 – available upstairs or downstairs most nights or for Burgershack lunch or dinner too. Ask for a membership card hook up too and take advantage of all our drinks offers. Let us know if it’s your birthday . .

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Booking the upstairs bar:

Our upstairs bar holds up to 75 people with seating in our 5 leather booths and space at the bar. Perfect for birthdays, weddings, wakes and Brexit-motivated-emigration parties. Heavenly Jukebox sound track or DJ set up on request too.

Booking the basement:

Designed to withstand nuclear attack or – at the very least – the worst that people could chuck at it our basement is perfect for bigger parties holding up to 150 people. Complete with full live PA, stage, DJ set up and projectors – downstairs is the perfect Central London party basement.

Booking the whole venue:

Talk to us! Exclusive use of the whole of 5 Little Portland St means you can get 250 in over both floors.

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Promoters:

The basement is ready for live shows, club nights, launches and events for 150 people. Full live PA and DJ set up in house as well as one of London’s most legendary and lovely sound engineers, Tall Paul. 

Drop us a line with your ideas and we’ll hit you back with full tech info and availabilities 

Book your party at The Social now by dropping Carl an email here

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Parties and Bookings

basementsocial

Book your party at The Social now by dropping Carl an email here.

We can host groups from 2 to 250 in one or both of our bars. Booths and tables for smaller groups are booked free of charge. Prices for bigger bookings available on request, but to be honest they’re pretty sensible.

Booking a table:

Drop us a line by email here or calling 0207 636 4992 – available upstairs or downstairs most nights or for Burgershack lunch or dinner too. Ask for a membership card hook up too and take advantage of all our drinks offers. Let us know if it’s your birthday . .

upstairsocial

Booking the upstairs bar:

Our upstairs bar holds up to 75 people with seating in our 5 leather booths and space at the bar. Perfect for birthdays, weddings, wakes and Brexit-motivated-emigration parties. Heavenly Jukebox sound track or DJ set up on request too.

Booking the basement:

Designed to withstand nuclear attack or – at the very least – the worst that people could chuck at it our basement is perfect for bigger parties holding up to 150 people. Complete with full live PA, stage, DJ set up and projectors – downstairs is the perfect Central London party basement.

Booking the whole venue:

Talk to us! Exclusive use of the whole of 5 Little Portland St means you can get 250 in over both floors.

heavenlyboard2

Promoters:

The basement is ready for live shows, club nights, launches and events for 150 people. Full live PA and DJ set up in house as well as one of London’s most legendary and lovely sound engineers, Tall Paul. 

Drop us a line with your ideas and we’ll hit you back with full tech info and availabilities 

Book your party at The Social now by dropping Carl an email here

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September Membership Offer

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New Membership Offer for September

Use your free membership card to get TWO HOUSE SPIRIT AND MIXERS for £5 every day until 8pm

Click here to request membership by emailing your full name, address and date of birth to Carl

The Social Xx

 

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Fatboy Slim Celebrates 20 Years Of ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’

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FATBOY SLIM CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF ‘BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY’ AT THE SOCIAL

Exclusive DJ Set Announced, As Fatboy Slim Plays The Album In Its Entirety, With Added Bonus Fun,

On September 13th

SEMINAL DEBUT ALBUM ‘BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY’ REISSUED ON 23rd SEPTEMBER ON SKINT

100 free tickets available from DICE FM on Thursday 1st Sept at 9am

Twenty years to the day since it was first unveiled to the world, Fatboy Slim’s debut album ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ will be rereleased on September 23rd on Skint. To mark the occasion, Fatboy Slim AKA Norman Cook will be playing out the seminal album in its entirety at The Social, London on September 13th, with some extra special nuggets thrown into the mix for good measure. The Social (in it’s previously incarnation as The Heavenly Social) is the spiritual home of Big Beat, the club where Fatboy Slim found the perfect home for his melting pot of styles, amongst the increasingly homogenised Super-Clubland scene of the mid-90s. With a capacity of a little over 100, the chance to see Fatboy Slim returning to where it all began promises to be a truly special night of beats, hedonism and celebration of the album that kick started an entire movement.

After a prolific period for Cook in the early 90s under various guises of Beats International, Freak Power, The Mighty Dubcatz and Pizzaman, ‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ was the album that saw the birth of Fatboy Slim as an artist and DJ. The album would define a scene and an ethos and introduce the world to one of the biggest Superstar DJs of the era. Effortlessly blending big funk and hip-hop beats with the euphoria of Acid House, the album drips with innovative and witty samples and perfectly captures the good-time vibes of the mid-90s own Summer Of Love – music made for a grotty club next to Brighton pier that went on to conquer the world. It was the first artist album to be released on highly influential dance label Skint.

The album will be available on expanded 2CD and special limited edition yellow vinyl formats. The 2CD version will feature the album in its entirety on disk one and a second bonus disk of rare B-Sides and previously unreleased material.

ALBUM AVAILABLE TO PRE ORDER NOW HERE

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Christmas (yes Christmas!) at The Social

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You know what? We’re taking Christmas enquiries and bookings now! it’s true, it’s completely mental but sadly also true.

So if you fancy throwing a big party upstairs in our wooden bar (up to 75 people) or downstairs in the basement (up to 150 people), hiring out the whole bar (250 people) or you just want a booth for a few mates in December then drop us a line and we’ll give you all the info you need.

We’ve set aside all the Wednesdays in December again this year for venue takeovers. Drop us a line and find out more. It ain’t that crazy really, we’d love to work with local companies and small businesses. Music business types, record label owners we’re looking at you too. We want good Social Christmas vibes for nice people . . think of us as a Central London safe house in a time of festive peril.

Email Carl here to find out how it all works

Anyway, sorry for this Christmas message. I’m sat sweating in a pair of shorts writing this.

The Social Xx

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Welcome to Burgershackland

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Burgerac’s Burgershack & The Social present

Welcome to Burgershackland

by Rob Flowers

1 September – 1 November

Welcome to Burgershackland, a magical place where you’ll meet burger blogger Burgerac as a cap-wearing, cheering glove-toting cartoon burger dude – and a host of other illustrated characters including a zen-like smoke shack producing puffs of happy smoke, a hooded wizard conjuring burger magic, and a cape-wearing burger fend. Or, to put it more simply, welcome to the mind (and artwork) of illustrator Rob Flowers – who’s been weaving burger themed dreams with The Social’s resident burger-guru Burgerac since 2011.

This solo show of Rob Flowers’ work (in situ at The Social from 1 September through to 1 November 2016) showcases characters created since 2014 as part of the ever colourful brand identity of Burgerac’s Burgershack.

Rob is based in East London and his studio is not simply a work space but a place for him to surround himself with the things he takes more inspiration from. Collectible fgures, toys and no small amount of McDonalds ephemera from the late 70s to late 80s abound and the sheer volume of his collection threatens the structural integrity of many a well-laden shelf. “Ideally,” Rob tells us, “ I’d like to live in a land of hamburger patches, milkshake volcanoes and fllet-o-fsh lakes.”

While milkshake volcanoes are still very much in the R & D stage of things, patches, enamel pin badges, T-shirts and a whole bunch of super awesome Rob Flowers x Burgerac’s Burgershack merch is on the way and will be launched during the exhibition. A Big Shack and a Fillet-o-Fish inspired special will appear on the menu too – so stay tuned to the relevant streams to fnd out more as and when.

www.robfowers.co.uk

@hellorobfowers

@burgershack_

For any further details and press images, please contact Gavin Lucas on burgeracblog@gmail.com or on +44 (0) 7957 489 893

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Burgershack presents The Big Shack

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National Burger Day fast approacheth (it’s this Thursday 25th Aug folks) and Burgershack are offering 20% off all food for the day AND running a super special burger, Big Shack (pictured above) – their shameless homage to the most famous double patty burger ever created. Big Shack features 2 x 3oz smashed beef patties, American cheese, Big Shack sauce, sour pickles, onions, iceberg lettuce, all housed in a double cut demi-brioche seeded bun.

“Burgershack’s residency at The Royal Oak pub in Marylebone was such a stonking success it was made permanent. And now it’s invading The Social on Little Portland Street…”
Mr Hyde

“If you’re a true burger fan you’ll know all about the brilliant Burgerac blog. Now the man behind London’s best guide has started his own burger-serving project.”
Victoria Stewart, Evening Standard

“Another week, another burger pop-up. But this one’s different: Burgershack is set up by burger blogger / patty obsessive Burgerac and offers a well-executed menu.”
Shortlist

“A laid-back joint where high quality burgers and good times reign supreme.”
Karen Day, Cool Hunting

“A sort of burger temple.”
We The Food Snobs

“9/10.” London’s Best Burgers

Burger Shack at The Social

 

 

 

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Stranger on the Shore

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Three short films about the weirdness of the English coast on Wednesday 31st August

It’s different by the sea. A bit strange even. Just as the coast lies at the ends of England geographically, it’s also at the edges of our society and the margins of our culture, which has always made it a site of eccentricity, transgression, colour and romance.

Stranger on the Shore is a new cycle of video-poems by Michael Smith and Maxy Neil Bianco, looking at the bohemian eccentricity of Hastings, the dockside desolation of the Thames Estuary, and the spooky enchantment of Whitby. The films feature an original soundtrack by Andrew Weatherall & Nina Walsh.

Stranger On The Shore (Trailer 1) from Maxy Neil Bianco on Vimeo.

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Shilpa Ray

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Friday 29th July – (7pm-9.30pm)

Shilpa Ray – fiery blues-punk future-icon – stops over in London for one night only ahead of a festival set in the depths of Somerset. We’re ecstatic to be the ones hosting her dark rock sound.

Shilpa and her band have been making waves for a few years in their native New York. Championed by Nick Cave, the release of debut album ‘Last Year’s Savage’ marked her out as an act to pay close attention to.

So yeah. Come on down. We’re only charging £7 on the door, which is a ridiculously good deal for music this good. Chucking a couple of support acts at you, too. The place sells ace craft beer and some fairly hard-hitting cider to boot. No excuses, right?

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