Nots return to Europe for a run of Spring Shows and festival appearances

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Towards the back end of last year Memphis band Nots made their European live debut with a series of shows and festival appearances. The group played our Heavenly 25 show at The Garage. You can watch the band perform ‘Shelf Life’ from that night here:

We’re delighted to reveal that the band will follow up their previous album & debut ‘We Are Nots’ with an as yet unannounced new record due to drop later in the year. First, the band are returning to Europe for a series of new shows, including their own headline date at The Lexington.

The band are playing the following shows this spring:

MAY

20th Kortrijk, De Krreun
21st Brighton, Bleach (6pm)
21st Brighton, Sticky Mike’s (1am)
22nd Manchester, Soup Kitchen
23rd London, Lexington
24th Cologne, King Georg
25th Hamburg, Hafenklang
26th Berlin, Monarch
27th Madrid, GetMAD! Festival
28th Paris, Villette Sonique
29th Geneva, L’Usine
30th Zurich, Bosch Bar

JUNE

1st, Marina Di Ravenna, Bronson
5th Nimes, This Is Not A Love Song

PURCHASE THE DEBUT ALBUMWE ARE NOTS’ via ROUGH TRADE

A great debut then, and one that offers further proof of the robust current state of the US underground” — Q Magazine 4/5

Dark, angry and out-there, ‘We Are Nots’ is an impressive, if punishing, introduction.” — Uncut 7/10

They’ve created a surefooted, aesthetic defining opening statement.” — Pitchfork 7.8

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Caught by the River Thames: Their debut London festival at Fulham Palace

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We’re really excited that this summer, our friends at Caught By The River are hosting a wonderful looking festival at Fulham Palace.

Taking place on the weekend of the 6th & 7th of August, ‘Caught by the River Thames’ have revealed the first acts on an eclectic bill of music, poetry & nature. This unique event will be one of the most exciting to attend this summer.

Acts appearing across the weekend include Super Furry Animals/Low/Beth Orton/Mulatu Astatke/Sun Ra Arkestra/Ryley Walker/Kate Tempest/London Sound Survey/Amy Liptrot/Chris Packham.

Caught by the River poets-in-residence Will Burns and Martha Sprackland will curate their own programme in the Faber Poetry Chapel, whilst Pete Fowler, Matt Sewell and Nick Hand will run workshops for the artistically-inclined of all ages.

We can reveal that Gwenno will be joining the bill too — Following the release of her critically acclaimed album ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ last year it will be fantastic to hear her play this picturesque event.

“Caught by the River Thames is a remarkable new music, arts and nature festival. Bringing together a truly inspirational gathering of bands and brewers, authors and artists, thinkers and drinkers, Caught by the River Thames will be part gig, part literary gathering and part nature symposium. Over two days, it will bridge the previously un-spanned gap between psychedelic high-summer rock’n’roll concert and Springwatch. It will unearth archival London audio-history and provide poetry in the total serenity of a Victorian chapel; play host to jump-up party music from the four corners of the world while holding a low-impact, locally sourced Ten Mile Beer Festival.

Fulham Palace sits the northern banks of the Thames, right where the dirty old river begins to roll out of the city. It’s a best-kept secret in a city that’s not got many unturned stones left; a shortcut to a verdant green space just to the west of the metropolis. Situated an idle ten minutes walk from the tube, its somewhere that makes you feel you’ve stumbled out of the city and into the countryside with the very minimum of effort. It’s the perfect place to host a festival.

This August, Fulham Palace will do just that.

Drawing on nearly a decade of experience promoting stages at events such as Port Eliot, Festival No 6, Field Day and the Good Life Experience, Caught by the River Thames promises to be a unique highpoint of the London festival season – a ready made escape plan for a two-day inner city musical road trip that explores the natural world and a multitude of mind-expanding spaces beyond it.”

Head over to the festival website for all the details & the line-up announcements thus far: http://www.caughtbytheriverthames.com/

Plus, if you haven’t visited the Caught by the River website already check it out here for daily posts on nature,films, poetry, Jeb’s jukebox and a mix of everything from festival announcements to ‘Spoken word & Nature Disco’ mixes.

If you we’re un-aware, Caught by the River was founded by Jeff Barrett of Heavenly Recordings as well as Andrew Walsh & Robin Turner. It’s a vision and a daydream shared between friends one languid bankside spring afternoon.

It was conceived as an online meeting place for pursuits of a distinctly non-digital variety: walking, fishing, looking, thinking. Birdsong and beer. Adventure and poetry. Life’s small pleasures, in all their many flavours. It was – and still is – about stepping out of daily routines to re-engage with nature. Finding new rhythms. Being.

Visit the Caught by the River website here.

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Amber Arcades debut new single ‘Right Now’ & announce new shows

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We’re pleased to announce the new single from Amber Arcades and their debut for Heavenly. Titled ‘Right Now’ the track is premiering over at Stereogum:

“Amber Arcades’ previous single “Turning Light” was one of the best we’ve heard so far this year, and today she follows it with another strong track called “Right Now.” This one trades the prior song’s fast-paced rush for a retro Euro-pop jangle but keeps the incandescent glimmer. Project mastermind Annelotte de Graaf shared some background on the track:

The words for the chorus in Right Now popped up in my head almost immediately and I built the rest around it associatively. Even now the precise meaning is hard for me to pin down and can shift over time, but generally I’d say it’s about the billions of different views there are to this life and whatever we’re doing here with our time and how all these differing views are probably equally true and false. I guess that’s kind of everything and nothing. And I think that might be the point.”

LISTEN TO RIGHT NOW HERE:

Right Now’ was recorded in New York with producer Ben Greenberg (The Men, Beach Fossils, Destruction Unit). Amber Arcades are due to release their debut album in the Spring.

The band will also be supporting label mates Palehound on their UK tour in addition to their shows with Nada Surf. Plus, the band have been added to the bill for a Heavenly all day event at The Moth Club on March 12th, where the band will supporting Gwenno.

FULL DATES & TICKETS

Saturday 30th January — Ekko. Utrecht, NL
February 7 Grasnapolsky Festival, Kootwijk NL
Tuesday 1st March — Gullivers, Manchester *
Wednesday 2nd March — Start The Bus, Bristol *
Thursday 3rd March — Shacklewell, London *
Friday 4th March — PIAS Nites, Beursschouwburg, Brussels
Saturday 5th March — Rough Trade, Nottingham
Sunday 6th March — Headrow House, Leeds *
Monday 7th March — Sticky Mike’s, Brighton *
Saturday 12th March – Moth Club, London, Heavenly night w/ Gwenno, Britain
March 15/20 SXSW, Austin, Texas, USA
Saturday 9th April — The Deaf Institute, Manchester ^
Sunday 10th April — King Tuts, Glasgow ^
Monday 11th April — Electric Ballroom, London ^
* with Palehound
^ with Nada Surf

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New Video Alert | Gwenno | Fratolish Hiang Perpeski

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Gwenno has a new video for her single ‘Fratolish Hiang Perpeski’ directed by Jacek Davis. Gigwise are premiering it:

The video offers a sort of physical manifestation of these layers, as Gwenno appears through various camera filters and guises, draped in red silk, a paisley wrap, even cling film, each incarnation superimposed over the next, or doubled up as if through a drunken, psychedelic haze.

I made this video with photographer and film maker Jacek Davis,” Gwenno says. “Jacek’s imagery evokes pure glamour in the most DIY sense, and since Fratolish Hiang Perpeshki is about dancing in a dystopian future where robot overlords have taken over the world and we’re all rapidly being turned into clones, we thought we’d make a video of me dancing — as a final wave goodbye to freedom.”

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

The single is from her debut album “Y Dydd Olaf’ which was released to great critical acclaim last year:

Y Dydd Olaf is at once spooky and playful, romantic and angry… Mixing an ancient, bucolic language with otherworldly dance music is a genius move.”
Mojo – ★★★★

Saunders immediately commuincates a sense of fracture and collapse, the dying fall of Golau Arall or the chaotic pop static of Stwff unfolding against an ominous deep red horizon… This record demands what’s left of your time.”
Q Magazine – ★★★★

A record so effortlessly coherent, consistent and engaging as to be almost perfect… A fabulous voyage that delights at every unexpected turn.”
Record Collector – ★★★★

A neatly devised tribute to 1970s electronic pop, all vintage synthesizers and propulsive krautrock beats, with echos of Goldfrapp and Stereolab.”
Financial Times – ★★★★

The Welsh-language debut by the former Pipettes frontwoman pairs luscious, breathy vocals and sci-fi themes with funky electronica and industrial clanks – the sound of the M4 meeting the autobahn.”
Time Out – ★★★★

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LP | CD | DIGITAL ALBUM

Feb 26 Kunstencentrum Vooruit Gent, Belgium
Mar 10 The Bodeg, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Mar 11 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mar 12 Moth Club London, United Kingdom
Mar 23 LFSM Festival, Nantes, France
Mar 25 WALES GOES POP! Cardiff, United Kingdom
Apr 01 Laugharne Festival,Laugharne, United Kingdom
May 12 Focus Wales, Wrexham, United Kingdom
May 21 Moogfest 2016, Durham, NC

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New Video Alert | Night Beats | No Cops

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Night Beats have an awesome new video for ‘No Cops’. Directed by Riley Blakeway, it’s premiering over at Yahoo Music.

Seattle trio Night Beats have gained considerable critical recognition for their brand of psychedelic R&B music, shown off to fine effect on their latest album, ‘Who Sold My Generation’, out Jan. 29th on Heavenly Recordings. Fans of the band compare them to the 13th Floor Elevators at their ‘69 peak, as well as BRMC and Black Angels.”

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

No Cops’ is the bands first single from their forthcoming album ‘Who Sold My Generation.’ The single is released on a 7″ this Friday featuring a new track, the B-side ‘Vultures.’

“Blackwell’s guitar sounds like a peyote vision feels like, all layered swirls and fuzzed out reverb. Vocally, he brings to mind the pinched style of The Cave Singers’, only with a more breathless vibrato.”Consequence of Sound

‘No Cops’ is a dirty-as-hell pieces of blues-driven psych, reminiscent of T-Rex at their preening best yet filtered through the haze of a bad trip.”Clashmusic.com

PRE-ORDERNO COPS’ via ROUGH TRADE

The band release ‘Who Sold My Generation’ on January 29th.

“Toxic neo-psych from Texas…Their third album pulsates in glorious obliviousness to all interim ‘developments’ in rock.”Q ★★★★

“Who Sold My Generation is bathed in a warm fuzz perfected in 1966 yet fizzes with a 21st century attitude too.”MOJO ★★★★

“Night Beats deliver a confident third album that, from the opener, ‘Celebration #1’ enfolds the listener in a potent ambience.”Shindig ★★★★

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PRE-ORDER THE CD
PRE-ORDER ON ITUNES

The band kick off their European tour in Dublin on January 21st and conclude in Amsterdam on February 22nd.

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New Artist Announcement: Heavenly Sign Amber Arcades

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We are delighted to be able to announce that we have signed Amber Arcades, the project of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf, to Heavenly.

To coincide with this announcement Noisey have premiered a brand new track, ‘Turning Light’, taken from the forthcoming debut LP which we’ll be releasing this coming Spring. Listen below.

The track was written in the early hours of the morning and recorded in New York with producer Ben Greenberg (The Men, Beach Fossils, Destruction Unit) and a backing band including members of Quilt and Real Estate.

I was heavily jetlagged throughout the album recording process and kept waking up at 5am. One day I went to the studio early and Keven (Lareau, who plays bass on the recordings) was there already too. He was jamming out on this krautrocky bassline and I’d been playing with this melody in my head for a while which happened to fit over it perfectly. We wrote the track in an hour, then when Ben came into the studio we recorded it, also in an hour. I wrote the lyrics the next morning when I was again awake way too early. I think this half awake/half still dreaming energy definitely seeped into this track.

Amber Arcades will also be doing a number of live shows over the next few months including a few UK dates supporting Nada Surf in April:

Jan 14/15/16 — Eurosonic/Noorderslag, Groningen, NL
Jan 30 — Ekko. Utrecht, NL
Feb 7 — Grasnapolsky Festival, Kootwijk NL
March 15/20 — SXSW, Austin, Texas, USA
April 9 — The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK (w/ Nada Surf)
April 10 — King Tuts, Glasgow, UK (w/ Nada Surf)
April 11 — Electric Ballroom, London, UK (w/ Nada Surf)

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Heavenly Bands On The Road — Full Dates & Tickets

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TOY HEADLINE PIAS NITES, JANUARY 25TH, LONDON, VILLAGE UNDERGROUNDTICKETS

TOY PIAS Nites

NIGHT BEATS
DATES & TICKETS

Night Beats

JANUARY

21/01 | IR, DUBLINTHE GRAND SOCIAL
22/01 | UK, LEEDSHEADROW HOUSE
23/01 | UK, GLASGOWO2 ABC
24/01 | UK, MANCHESTERSOUP KITCHEN
25/01 | UK, NOTTINGHAMTHE LOFTHOUSE
26/01 | UK, BRIGHTONTHE HOPE & RUIN
27/01 | UK, LONDONOSLO
28/01 | FR, LILLEL’AERONEF
29/01 | FR, PARISLA MAROQUINERIE

FEBRUARY

01/02 | FR, BORDEAUXLE BOOTLEG
02/02 | FR, LYONLE MARCHE GARE
03/02 | IT, BOLOGNAFREAKOUT CLUB
04/02 | IT, BRESCIALATTERIA MOLOY
05/02 | CR, ZAGREBTVORNICA
06/02 | SB, BELGRADEKC GRAD
08/02 | AT, VIENNAARENA
09/02 | DE, MUNICHBACKSTAGE CLUB
11/02 | CH, VEVEYROCKING CHAIR
12/02 | CH, ZURICHZUKUNFT
13/02 | CH, GENEVAL’ECURIE
15/02 | DE, STUTTGARTKELLER CLUB
16/02 | DE, HAMBURGHAFENKLANG
17/02 | DE, BERLINBADEHAUS SZIMPLA
18/02 | DE, DRESDEGROOVESTATION
19/02 | DE, COLOGNETSUNAMI CLUB
20/02 | BE, BRUSSELSMAGASIN 4
21/02 | NL, UTRECHTEKKO
22/02 | AMSTERDAMBITTERZOET

THE ALBUMWHO SOLD MY GENERATIONOUT ON JANUARY 29TH

KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD
DATES & TICKETS

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

FEBRUARY

16/02 | UK, MANCHESTER, GORILLA
17/02 | UK, NOTTINGHAMRESCUE ROOMS
18/02 | UK, LONDONELECTRIC BALLROOM
19/02 | UK, BRIGHTONTHE HAUNT
20/02 | NE, AMSTERDAMPARADISO NOORD
21/02 | NE, GRONIGENVERA
22/02 | DE, COPENHAGENPUMPHUSET
23/02 | SW, STOCKHOLMDEBASER
24/02 | SW, GOTHENBURGPUSTERVIK
26/02 | COLOGNE, GERMANYGEBAUDE
27/02 | BE, BERLINBI NUU
28/02 | GE, NUREMBERG Z-BAU

MARCH

01/03 | SW, ZURICHMASCOTTE
02/03 | BE, BRUSSELSANCIENNE BELGIQUE
03/03 | FR, PARISLA FIECHE D’OR
04/03 | NE, ZEEWOLDEWHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

OUT NOW: ‘PAPER MACHE DREAM BALLOON

PALEHOUND
DATES & TICKETS

Palehound

FEBRUARY

27/03 | FR, GEMERIQ, BELFORT
28/02 | FR, PARISFIREWORKS, POINT EMPÉHMÉRE

MARCH

01/03 | UK, MANCHESTERGULLIVERS
02/03 | UK, BRISTOLSTART THE BUS
02/03 | UK, LONDONSHACKLEWELL ARMS
05/03 | UK, NOTTINGHAMROUGH TRADE NOTTINGHAM
06/03 | UK, LEEDSHEADROW HOUSE
10/03 | GE, BERLINTHE MONARCH
11/03 | NE, AMSTERDAMLONDON CALLING

THE ALBUMDRY FOODOUT ON MARCH 4TH.

GWENNO
DATES & TICKETS

Gwenno

ALL SHOWS

23/01 | UK, HEBDEN BRIDGE, THE TRADES CLUB / LONELADY
12/03 | UK, LONDONMOTH CLUB / HEAVENLY ALL DAYER
25/03 | UK, CARDIFF, WALES GOES POP
01/04 | UK, LAUGHARNE, LAUGHARNE FESTIVAL
12/05 | UK, WREXHAM, ST GILES PARISH CHURCH

OUT NOW: ‘Y DYDD OLAF.’

THE NECTARINE NO.9

Nectarine No.9 - Davy Henderson

ALL SHOWS

25/01 | UK, MANCHESTER, ISLINGTON MILL
28/01 | UK, GLASGOW, CELTIC CONNECTIONS

OUT NOW: ‘SAINT JACKON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME

AMBER ARCADES

Photo by Nick Helderman

Photo by Nick Helderman

ALL SHOWS

14–16/01 | NL, GRONINGEN, EUROSONIC NOORDESLAG
30/01 | NL, UTRECHT, EKKO
07/02 | NL, KOOTWIJK, GRASNAPOLSKY FESTIVAL
15–20/03 | USA, AUSTIN, TEXAS, SXSW
09/04 | UK, MANCHESTER, DEAF INSTITUTE (w/ NADA SURF)
10/04 | UK, GLASGOW, KING TUTS (w/ NADA SURF)
11/04 | UK, LONDON, ELECTRIC BALLROOM (w/ NADA SURF)

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A Heavenly Year — Highlights & Our 2015 Releases

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In our 25th year we’re delighted to have released our highest number of records from our current roster of brilliant artists.

Here’s our new releases of 2015 in date order:

Mark Lanegan — ‘A Thousand Miles To Midnight — Phantom Radio Remixes’
Duke Garwood — ‘Heavy Love’
H.Hawkline — ‘In The Pink of Condition’
Stealing Sheep — ‘Not Real’
Eaves — ‘What Green Feels Like’
Kid Wave — ‘Wonderlust’
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard — ‘Quarters’
Gwenno — ‘Y Dydd Olaf’
DRINKS — ‘Hermits On Holiday’
Hooton Tennis Club — ‘Highest Point In Cliff Town’
Fever The Ghost — ‘Zirconium Meconium’
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard — ‘Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’
Nots — ‘We Are Nots’

Plus, our Forever Heavenly imprint also re-issued for the first time on vinyl:

Jock Scot — ‘My Personal Culloden’
The Nectarine No.9 — ‘Saint Jack’

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To mark our 25th year Rough Trade Shops also released a double CD Heavenly compilation, celebrating Heavenly at 25, CD1 features a track from each of our current roster with CD2 making our 2015 Record Store Releases available digitally for the first time.

Heavenly 25 Compilation

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE

Marking our anniversary also meant a series of great live shows, parties & a chance to read about label founder Jeff Barrett in a variety of interviews.

Here are our highlights of 2015

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HVN300 ‘A Heavenly weekend in Hebden Bridge — The Quietus Review >

In Pictures: Neil Thompson captures our 25th birthday at Hebden Bridge >

Heavenly Recordings wins best indie label at The Music Week Awards >

In Pictures: Jocks & Nerds Magazine capture Heavenly Recordings artists >

A Heavenly 25 summer party at The Kazimier, Liverpool >

Heavenly host a stage at End of The Road Festival >

Rough Trade Shops celebrate 25 years of Heavenly with compilation release >

Fred Perry Subculture capture our final Heavenly 25th party in London >

A Heavenly 25 portrait exhibit by Brian David Stephens at The Social >

Thanks to all those who hosted our events, purchased the records and partied in our 25th year. It’s been a blast.

A heavenly year

Believe In Magic. Always.

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New Video Alert | Hooton Tennis Club | Always Coming Back 2 You

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Hooton Tennis Club have a new video for their fourth and final single from their debut record ‘Highest Point In Cliff Town.’

Directed by Douglas Hart, you can watch the video for ‘Always Coming Back 2 You’ here.

NME Magazine premiered the video alongside an in depth ‘Lifelines’ interview with the band.

READ THE FULL Q&A HERE.

Hooton Tennis Club round off 2015 with a show at legendary Liverpool venue The Kazimier tomorrow night, before the venue closes it’s doors on New Years Eve. In association with Harvest Sun promotions the band will headline the evening with support from Trudy & The Orielles, plus, the bands producer Bill Ryder-Jones will be playing records in-between sets.

Hooton headline The Kazimier

REMAINING TICKETS

The bands debut album ‘Highest Point in Cliff Town’ has made it into Mojo magazines, Piccadilly Records & Q Magazines albums of the year lists.

PURCHASE LP, CD or DOWNLOAD THE RECORD HERE.

“A debut that’s utterly irresistible: a summer soundtrack that makes staring out of the train window significantly less mundane.”
DIY – 4 Stars ****

“Few recent debuts have felt quite so enjoyable.”
Mojo – 4 Stars ****

“Their earworming slacker rock narrates small-town life and its crushes, house parties and waiting for things to happen like it’s the last carefree summer before adulthood kicks in.”
Q Magazine – 4 Stars ****

“1990s slacker guitar rock played with wit, charm and confidence.”
The Sunday Times

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SHOP: New Heavenly merchandise in time for Christmas

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We’re thrilled to mark the beginning of December with a selection of new Heavenly products in our emporium.

We have a new run of Heavenly Bird sweatshirts in grey and navy — the perfect winter warmer. Plus, there are new Heavenly Bird red tote bags & classic Heavenly logo t-shirts too.

Following the popular letter pressed prints of our catalogue spines, Huw Cowling has done another fantastic illustration of a turntable, also letter pressed with 30 numbered prints available.

PURCHASE TODAY

IF YOU WANT TO SAVE ON POSTAGE & DON’T WISH TO ORDER ONLINECOME AND SAY HELLO AT THE SOCIAL CHRISTMAS MARKET.

Taking place from 12pm on Saturday the 12th & 19th of September, we will be setting up shop alongside our friends Caught by the River, Heavenly, Saint Etienne, Faber Social, Pete Fowler, The Idler, Films, Empress and Andrews of Arcadia, Suna Sox, For The Record, Hurry Up Harry, Brian David Stevens and lots more.

Join us for fun, festivities and merriment at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London, W1.

ENTRY IS FREE | EVENT DETAILS HERE

The Social Christmas Market

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