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COMING UP AT THE SOCIAL

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Wed
27
Oct
Sonic Cathedral Presents: Sennen + Mildred Maude
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Thu
28
Oct
We Are So Young: Hotel Lux
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Fri
29
Oct
Oíche Shamhna
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Sat
30
Oct
London GOT Seoul: KHH and K R&B Halloween Ball
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Mon
01
Nov
White Rabbit Live: The Tangle

The Social Gathering

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Jul 17 2021
Reopening The Social

– Please don’t come to The Social if you’re experiencing any symptoms or have been told to isolate. This may…

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Oct 12 2021
Life Beyond The Neutral Zone #14: Birmingham Joy – Lias Saoudi

As luck would have it we received news that Lias would be DJing at The Social and this piece entirely…

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Oct 12 2021
Tape Leaders

After hooking up with Velocity Press during lockdown it is a great pleasure to finally have a real life event…

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Oct 11 2021
It Is The Social, After All, A Love Story – Joshua Idehen

“Wow, it’s just two corridors on top of each other”. Thats how I described The Social to a mate, the…

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Sep 29 2021
People Funny Boy – David Katz

Six months or so into the life of White Rabbit Books  I was contacted by David Katz, informing me his…

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Sep 24 2021
Lightning On The Sun – Nicholas Hogg

In the dingy backrooms of beer-damp pubs, where the snakebite and black  glowed in plastic cups, and the curling wraiths…

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Sep 22 2021
Modern Life Is Ruining Classic Movies – Joshua Idehen

You know what, 2021 is the year that killed some of my favourite movies, dead. So you know how it’s…

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Current exhibition in the bar

Joe Dilworth
Sonic Cathedral Presents: Slough Festival 1991
27 October 2021 - 27 November 2021
To coincide with the forthcoming book, ‘Grass To Gaze’, we are excited to announce that there will be an exhibition of Joe Dilworth’s incredible photos of Slough Festival 1991 at The Social from October 27 to November 27. The festival has become known as the “shoegaze Woodstock” thanks to a line-up that included Ride, Curve, Slowdive and Revolver and Joe’s photos record the goings on both on and off stage.

Entry to the exhibition is free and the opening night launch party on Wednesday, October 27 will feature DJ sets from Pye Corner Audio and Maps. The same night we also have Sennen and Mildred Maude playing downstairs and tickets for that are on sale now.

“I was shooting for Melody Maker that day, but as I shot about 10 rolls I don’t think I would have broken even on the job,” says Joe. “A live picture would normally pay about 40 quid, so I was really doing it for myself.

“I’d seen most of these bands playing in pubs a year or so before, so it was amazing to see them before such a big crowd. Pretty soon after though, everyone was on tour all over the world, so in retrospect this felt like the last time we all got to hang out together.”
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