Every year we traditionally gather at The Social before Christmas for our annual market. This time we’re doing things a bit differently…
The doors will open at midday on Sat 16 Dec but no stalls this year – just good people, excellent beers + hot booze, live music + readings on stage. There will be a special charity raffle too, come along, bring the fam and help us raise some money for War Child and Centre Point.
Hailing from North London, Oscar Browne is the twenty-five-year young multi-instrumentalist-come-singer-songwriter, who’s spellbinding style of meticulous alt-folk, is a contemporary force of seminal nature.
Building a world out of pine trees and finger-picked-mortar, and nesting warmly within the branches of Stephen Fretwell, Nick Mulvey, and John Martyn, Oscar Browne’s roots lie in the foundational intricacy of golden- age songwriting. A founding member of the London based folk-collective Broadside Hacks (amongst other banded-ventures), Oscar Browne’s creative-capability is a limitless array of captivating delights; a timeless sense of musical-magnitude which’ll only keep growing with fine prowess, as Browne continues to cut his teeth as a beguiling ‘must-see’ artist with a widely regarded live-show.
Thrilled to have social friend Melanie Xulu from Moof Mag on the decks on the day.
+ Fracas DJs
CANON FODDER POETRY PRESENTS: Lily Backsell + Ella Frears + Mark Waldron
Lily Blacksell is a poet and events programmer based in London. She started Canon Fodder in 2019. Her two pamphlets are There’s No Such Thing (ignition press) and Stressed, Tested (Rough Trade Books).
Ella Frears is originally from Cornwall and now based in London. She works at the intersection of poetry and visual art. Her collection SHINE, DARLING was shortlisted for both the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Ella hosts and co-hosts shows for Soho Radio and is currently the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
Mark Waldron has published four poetry collections, his most recent, A Straight Up Giant, with Bloodaxe Books in 2023. He was named a Next Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society in 2014. In 2018 The Sunday Times listed him among the seven best poetry performers in the UK.