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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 …

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 …

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 …

‘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 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 …

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 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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

January Retox

January 13, 2014| by Faber Social

Faber Social welcomes you to Another England in 2014 and an evening of film and literary entertainment. Last January we welcomed in the New Year with as screening of the now …

Richard Milward at The Social

November 11, 2013| by Faber Social

After enjoying a three-month subterranean existence pasted to the tiles of The Tunnel Gallery under Middlesbrough train station, a new series of my paintings – The Rebirth Pool – has …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …