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Billy Bragg’s US Tour for Roots, Radicals and Rockers

May 3, 2017| by johng

To celebrate publication of Billy Bragg’s excellent history of skiffle, Roots, Radicals and Rockers, he’s embarking on an ambitious six-city tour across the US.

Cosey Fanni Tutti at Rough Trade East

January 23, 2017| by Faber Social

We’re pleased to announce the official launch of Cosey Fanni Tutti’s forthcoming autobiography, Art Sex Music, will take place at Rough Trade East in London on the evening of April 5th …

Short Stories

January 5, 2017| by Faber Social

We’re excited to share details of the first collaboration between Faber Social and Faber Members, with a double bill of events celebrating the short and sweet. Join us over two evenings …

GO AHEAD AND DROP the BOMB

November 27, 2016| by Faber Social

We’re excited to announce our first Faber Social for 2017, taking place on February 8th at our spiritual home The Social, 5 Litte Portland Street. GO AHEAD AND DROP the …

Karl Hyde – Book Tour

October 11, 2016| by Faber Social

We’re excited to announce that Underworld’s Karl Hyde will be appearing at the following select dates in support of publication of I Am Dogboy, a beautiful, full colour collection of Karl’s diaries …

Unleash the Beast

August 23, 2016| by Faber Social

We had such fun in at our August Faber Social we’re going to do it all over again! Faber Social Presents UNLEASH THE BEAST We have words from… Paul Kingsnorth …

Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow

July 18, 2016| by Faber Social

On August 15th we’re heading into the unknown for Faber Social with Free Your Mind…And Your Ass Will Follow, back at our spiritual home of The Social in London. We have an …

Tim Burgess x Rega – Turntable Collaboration + New Tour Dates

July 1, 2016| by Faber Social

To accompany the forthcoming publication of Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco by Tim Burgess (published by Faber on July 21st), Tim and cover artist Pete …

TIM BOOK TOUR – UPDATE!

May 20, 2016| by Faber Social

We’re excited to announce more details and guests for Tim Book Tour, Tim Burgess’s upcoming conversation tour in support of his forthcoming second book Tim Book Two, published on July …

TIM BOOK TOUR

May 4, 2016| by Faber Social

We’re very excited to announce that Tim Burgess will be hitting the road in July in support of his forthcoming book Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures from Istanbul to San Francisco. …

Now Booking: New Voices

December 11, 2015| by Faber Social

On February 1st 2016 we’re excited to team up with our friends from Literary Friction, the literary talk show on the always excellent NTS Radio. Entitled ‘New Voices’, the night …

The Language of Place

November 26, 2015| by Faber Social

***PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE – MARCH 8th*** We’re excited to announce a very special Faber Social in February. For a second year running we’re staging ‘The Language of Place’, a …

Jon Savage ‘1966’ Book Tour

October 27, 2015| by Faber Social

We’re hugely excited to announce that Jon Savage is off around the country in November in support of his hugely anticipated new book 1966: The Year The Decade Exploded, published …

1966 with Jon Savage

October 22, 2015| by Faber Social

Faber Social are proud to present a 1966 Film Season at the Barbican. Jon Savage will be discussing his new book ‘1966: The Year the Decade Exploded’ as he takes …

Billy Bragg Book Tour

October 20, 2015| by Faber Social

Faber Social is pleased to announce that Billy Bragg will be going on tour with his new book ‘A Lover Sings: Selected Lyrics’ Saturday 21st November – London Rough Trade …

Faber Social Presents: For the Record

October 20, 2015| by Faber Social

Faber Social and Book Weeks Scotland presents ‘For the Record’, a night of storytelling, performance and the secrets of the Scottish music scene with Fence Records and Fife’s finest, James …

Good Night and Good Riddance: Launch at Rough Trade

September 15, 2015| by Faber Social

We will be launching ‘Good Night and Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five Years of John Peel Helped Shape Modern Life’ by David Cavanagh on September 24 at Rough Trade East with …

Psychedelia and Other Colours Launch Party

August 19, 2015| by Faber Social

‘A fantastic, exhaustive history of the genre: comprehensive but gripping, packed with eye-opening period detail and with a brilliant analysis of everything from Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to …

‘Secrets’ at The Social

July 28, 2015| by Faber Social

Last night, our friends at English PEN collaborated with us to bring you a night of exceptional writers. ‘Secrets’ at The Social, featured Jack Underwood, Max Porter, Sadie Jones, Emma Jane Unsworth, …

Faber Social & The Quietus Present: ‘Whisky & Cigarettes’

July 15, 2015| by Faber Social

“Lighting new cigarettes, pouring more drinks. It has been a beautiful fight. Still is” – Charles Bukowski In August, Faber Social will be teaming up with our friends The Quietus, …

Review: Beck at The Social

July 8, 2015| by Faber Social

On Tuesday the 30th of June, after some frantic organisation, Beck played a secret show at Faber Social in front of 100 people. Our roving reporter Robin Turner has filed …

Faber Social and English PEN presents ‘Secrets’

June 30, 2015| by Faber Social

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic …

Win Tickets to Beck at The Barbican

June 23, 2015| by Faber Social

As announced last week Beck will be joining the line-up of Doug Aitken’s incredible Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening at the Barbican to play a one-off show joined …

Beck: Word Reader

June 19, 2015| by Faber Social

We’re pleased to announce that Beck will be joining the line-up of Doug Aitken’s incredible Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening at the Barbican. The event is produced by …

Faber Social presents Work In Progress

April 27, 2015| by Faber Social

In June we bring you something very special to Faber Social. A night of brand new, exclusive material. We’ll be announcing more names in the coming weeks, but we begin …

Faber Social presents Original Rockers

April 2, 2015| by Faber Social

Original Rockers by Richard King is published today, and we’re happy to announce that it’s Rough Trade’s Book of the Month. ‘A highly personal memoir that vividly articulates the sheer …

The Poem That Took The Place Of A Mountain: Reflections On The Language of Place

February 10, 2015| by Faber Social

On April 13 we once again join with our friends at Caught By The River to present The Poem That Took The Place Of A Mountain: Reflections On The Language …

A Night of Sandy Denny

January 19, 2015| by Faber Social

To celebrate the publication of I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn: The Biography of Sandy Denny by Mick Houghton (March 5), Faber Social will be presenting of night dedicated to all things …

Kim Gordon – UK Book Tour

December 10, 2014| by Faber Social

Faber Social are excited to announce that in support of her highly anticipated memoir Girl In A Band (published by Faber on February 24 2015), Kim Gordon will be in …

Goodbye To All That

December 9, 2014| by Faber Social

On February 3 2015 Faber Social & The Royal Society of Literature present a special event to celebrate the much-anticipated publication of The Illuminations by award winning author and journalist, Andrew …

Assassinated Beauty at Proud Camden

November 4, 2014| by Faber Social

From November 2014, Proud Camden presents Assassinated Beauty; a collection of iconic photographs of the most iconoclastic band of the late twentieth century, Manic Street Preachers. The exhibition will mark …

Faber Social Pop-Up Shop

September 30, 2014| by Faber Social

Faber Social is thrilled to announce the opening of a dedicated and exclusive pop-up shop on Cecil Court in a venture with Natalie Galustian Rare Books. The shop will stock …

Faber Social and Stanley Donwood Presents Humor

September 26, 2014| by Faber Social

On November 3 2014 we bring you a special Faber Social curated by celebrated artist and writer Stanley Donwood. Esteemed actor, writer and artist Ric Jerrom will be reading from …

Lives, Landscape, Leviathan

September 23, 2014| by Faber Social

Join us on October 13 for our next installment of Faber Social, in association with our friends at Caught By The River, for Lives, Landscape, Leviathan. Reading on the night …

Faber Social Presents Teju Cole

August 11, 2014| by Faber Social

This October we bring you a special extra edition of Faber Social. A rare opportunity to hear the Nigerian-American writer, photographer and art historian, Teju Cole, in conversation with Richard …

Faber Social Presents Words and Music

August 4, 2014| by Faber Social

Featuring a very special, yet secret music performance. We can’t say much, but if you think about Domino Records you’re heading in the right direction. For the first time the …

Faber Social in association with The Quietus presents Krautrock

July 14, 2014| by Faber Social

Faber Social in association with The Quietus present KRAUTROCK Celebrating the publication of Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany, of which Simon Reynolds says ‘Future Days does …

Faber Social Presents Julian Cope

May 8, 2014| by Faber Social

On Monday June 23 Faber Social are proud to present Julian Cope at The Tabernacle in support of his debut novel One Three One: A Time-Shifting Gnostic Hooligan Road Novel. …

Faber Social and The Quietus Presents Love’s Secret Domain

April 28, 2014| by Faber Social

On Monday, May 12th, The Quietus will be teaming up with Faber Social to present a night of music, words and film exploring the British uncanny and modern occult in …

Viv Albertine On Tour

April 16, 2014| by Faber Social

Join us for the launch of Viv Albertine’s spectacular new book Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. With readings and in-conversation plus support from Bryony Kimmings, Anat …

Andrew Weatherall Photo Gallery

April 11, 2014| by Faber Social

A selection of photos from our day of culture at the House of St. Barnabus, curated by the Faber Social’ former Artist-in-Residence, Andrew Weatherall. Thanks to everyone who came down …

Artist in Residence Handover

March 28, 2014| by Faber Social

Next weekend at House of St Barnabus in Soho we will celebrate Andrew Weatherall’s year as our inaugural Artist in Residence with an afternoon and evening of literary conversation and …

Faber Social Presents Short Stories

March 19, 2014| by Faber Social

Faber Social in association with The White Review present a night of short stories featuring exceptional talent from both sides of the Atlantic. We’re lucky to have the winner of …

Andrew Weatherall’s Social – Programme Details

March 18, 2014| by Faber Social

With a little under two weeks to go we’re excited to reveal more details about Andrew Weatherall’s Social, presented with The House of St. Barnabas and Festival Number 6. The …

Andrew Weatherall at The House of St Barnabus

February 21, 2014| by Faber Social

The House of St. Barnabas and Faber Social, in association with Festival No.6, are proud to present ANDREW WEATHERALL’S SOCIAL on Saturday 29 March 2014. Part of The House of …

Faber Social & The Local Present Folk

February 3, 2014| by Faber Social

We welcome you to join us in a celebration of all things folk with our good friends from The Local, London’s foremost hub of quiet music and the team behind …

Wise words from Viv Albertine

November 18, 2013| by Faber Social

You know that thing you’ve been dying to get off your chest? Well, now is the time to share it! Faber & Faber have teamed up with Tatty Devine to …

Faber Social presents the Saint Etienne Christmas Party 2013

October 24, 2013| by Faber Social

This event is now sold out, thanks folks! Much-loved pop trio Saint Etienne invite you to celebrate Christmas with them in style at their only event of the season – …

Life’s too short to be shy… with Tatty Devine

October 11, 2013| by Faber Social

This November, Faber Social and Tatty Devine join forces to celebrate women’s voices. As a female led company, Tatty Devine believe in being an individual, expressing yourself and equality in …

Faber Social presents Unreal City with Andrew Weatherall, Michael Smith and guests

September 12, 2013| by Faber Social

For October’s Faber Social, co-hosted with Heavenly Recordings, we invite you to an evening celebrating the UNREAL CITY that is London. Michael Smith and Andrew Weatherall perform from their new release Unreal City. Ben Watt talks about …

Talking Shop with Cope, Collins and Cale at Green Man 2013

August 23, 2013| by Faber Social

There’s a beautiful festival in Wales called Green Man. It’s a decent sized festival for a man of my age. No major queues for the Real Ale and the Goan …

Short Story Season

August 19, 2013| by Faber Social

The short story ‘form’, as it has come to be called, often feels like a younger neglected sibling of the better-nourished, over-indulged, fatter and brasher, novel. Novelists work on a …

Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley to tell the story of modern pop on tour with special guests

August 12, 2013| by Faber Social

Faber Social is proud to present a national tour of one-off events to mark the publication of Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop by Bob Stanley. Throughout October, …

Faber Social Presents Poetry & Music

August 2, 2013| by Faber Social

Join us for this one-off event celebrating Poetry & Music with a heady mix of stories, music and performance backed by a stellar line up; The Leisure Society, headed up …

Faber Social presents Short Stories with DBC Pierre

July 30, 2013| by Faber Social

Join us for an evening of music, performance, celebrating the narrative in minature, with this month’s theme Short Stories. Booker-Prize winning DBC Pierre will read from his debut collection of …

Between Auster and Berryman…

July 16, 2013| by Faber Social

Last Tuesday, after a busy week of shows in Paris and London – including a unique performance of Song Reader with an All-Star Cast* at the Barbican – Beck visited …

The Pictish Trail: Beck Song Reader Live

July 16, 2013| by Faber Social

I can’t read sheet music.  Cannot do it. Never even attempted to learn – not properly, at least.  I don’t know the difference between quavers, breves or minim’s; clefs, staffs …

Faber Social in association with Esquire presents David Peace

May 22, 2013| by Faber Social

For one night only bestselling author of The Damned Utd David Peace will be in conversation with Dan Davies, about his brilliant new novel on Bill Shankly Red or Dead. …

More than a few people were checking their drinks when SJ Watson had finished….

May 21, 2013| by Faber Social

So to the second Faber Crime Social – breaking all the rules by being on the first Tuesday of the month rather than the (bank holiday) Monday – which opened …

Beck to perform Song Reader Live at the Barbican with Jarvis Cocker, Beth Orton and more

May 16, 2013| by Faber Social

A stellar-line up of artists including Beck, Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, Beth Orton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joan As Police Woman, Conor J O’Brien (Villagers), Michael Kiwanuka, The Staves, The Guillemots, Pictish …

Faber Social presents Telling Stories with Tim Burgess

May 10, 2013| by Faber Social

Faber Social is proud to present TELLING STORIES – an evening with Tim Burgess plus special guests including Mark Collins (The Charlatans), John Doran (The Quietus) and Jack Underwood (Poet, …

Introducing Peter Leonard’s Harry Levin

April 16, 2013| by Faber Social

The opening scene tells you everything you need to know about Harry Levin. In three terse pages Peter Leonard sets his protagonist up for the remarkable two-hander that is Voices …

The Rhythm of Prose and the Rhythm of Music

April 15, 2013| by Faber Social

Hans Christian Andersen said, ‘Where words fail, music speaks.’ Gustav Mahler said, ‘If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to …

Faber Social at this Year’s Festival No.6

April 5, 2013| by Faber Social

Faber Social is delighted to be co-curating the Estuary Stage with Caught by the River at this year’s Festival No. 6, Portmeirion, which takes place on 13-15 September 2013 with music, literary …

Faber Social Presents Power, Corruption and Lies – 3 June 2013, 7pm

April 5, 2013| by Faber Social

Speaking out against absolute power, corruption and lies is left-wing commentator, author (Chavs) and Independent columnist Owen Jones; salonière and child of Thatcher Damian Barr will be reading from his …

The Analogue Music-Lover’s Ultimate Fetish: Vinyl

April 5, 2013| by Faber Social

‘April is the cruellest month’, a one-time Faber poet and publisher said in the distant past. So on an unseasonably cold and unforgiving evening, with Spring yet to awaken, we …

Tom Benn on Influence, Inspiration and Writing Manchester

April 5, 2013| by Faber Social

Red Harvest was my first Dashiell Hammett. The murder of a corrupt town’s sole civic reformer (‘a lousy liberal’), who also happens to be the son of its compromised and …

Quiet Mischief at Play

March 1, 2013| by Faber Social

On March 4th, Faber Social celebrated our first monthly event of the Spring with perhaps our most international line-up of novelists so far. Nadeem Aslam, Pakistani-born and Huddersfield raised, and …

Messing About in Boats: Writers & Rivers

February 4, 2013| by Faber Social

‘I grew convinced that following water, flowing with it, would be a way of getting under the skin of things, of learning something new.’ Roger Deakin From Siddhartha to One Hundred Years of …

The Morning After

January 24, 2013| by Faber Social

On Tuesday the 29th, the Faber Social is all about Beer – a celebration of booze and booziness after the long, cold weeks of what has for many been an abstemious January. …

A Pint of Beer is Every Woman’s Right

January 17, 2013| by Faber Social

The first Faber Social of 2013 – RE-TOX on 29th January (now sold out) – will be a celebration of all things beer. We haven’t worked it out, but we’re pretty sure …