Sunday, 5 December 2010


When? Saturdays 4th, 11th and 18th December from 1-6pm

Helllo alll we LE GUN and i
will be selling prints and stuff
with are dear dear chums THE HERTICS
come down and have a look around
theres lots going on
The Social, 5 Little Portland St, London W1
The Social’s Christmas Market
if you like reading
heres lots of words
about whats going on

This Christmas The Social presents a weekly market in the upstairs bar each and every Saturday daytime with stalls from Rough Trade Shops, Caught By The River, Faber, tattoos from David Shrigley, prints, toys and more from Pete Fowler (Monsterism), Le Gun and Heretic, PostCarden and other still TBC. As well as Christmas gifts, shoppers will be able to catch signings, poetry readings, live performances and talks, DJ sets, a fully stocked bar and The Rose Kentish Kitchen pop up cafe.
Saturdays 4th, 11th and 18th December - 1-6pm - The Social, 5 Little Portland St, W1
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Rough Trade (Every Saturday)

Rough Trade Shops bring their legendary store to The Social. Every Saturday in December you will find a boutique selection of perfect stocking fillers from the carefully selected vendors taking part in the upstairs bar Christmas Market. All are invited to pop in and browse through the vinyl, cds and Christmas gifts on sale whilst sipping on some mulled wine and nibbling on a mince pie. Rough Trade will be joined by some friends playing records upstairs on Saturday 18th including The Boy Least Likely To playing their favourite Christmas records.

Caught by the River (Every Saturday)

The Caught by the River shop leaves it's home on the wwweb to get physical at The Social this December. Expect to find the ideal gifts and stocking fillers for those family members with a penchant for the wild, the rural and the rock 'n' roll.

Faber (Every Saturday)

For beautiful literary gifts and stocking-filler humour visit Faber and Faber’s Christmas stall at the Social.

Join us for readings from Faber New Poets Joe Dunthorne and Jack Underwood (December 4, 2.30pm) and a special guest appearance from Helen and Olly, presenters of award-winning comedy podcast Answer Me This!, who will be entertaining shoppers with their unique mixture of pointless knowledge, reckless opinion and a dash of filth (December 4, 3.30pm)

David Shrigley (4th Dec)

Following the success of his project at Frieze Art Fair 2010, modern artist David Shrigley is offering free temporary tattoos to all comers. He will also be signing copies of his new launched collection, What the Hell Are You Doing? (Canongate).

Pete Fowler (18th Dec)

Pete Fowler's Monsterism will be setting up a stall that will include monstrous vinyl toys, screenprints and limited edition lino cuts. Maybe therein lies the ideal gift for the beasts in your life?

Heretic (11th Dec)

Heretic is an illustration and experimental screen printing collective from London. With an unorthodox approach they have carved out their own unique aesthetic. Over the last few years Heretic have exhibited their work in numerous exhibitions around the world.
A selection of Heretic screen prints will be for sale along with some limited edition gig posters for the event.

LE GUN (11th Dec)

Le Gun is an art collective and magazine established by graduates from Londons Royal College of Arts department of Communication Art and Design. Since the 2004 inception of LE GUN, the groups core Neal Fox, Matthew Appleton, Bill Bragg, Chris Bianchi, Alex Wright and Robert Greene has produced four issues of the vibrant, over-sized publication, not to mention countless projects in London that have garnered attention from media outlets like Eye and i-D.

We will be selling prints and artworks by artists from LE GUN and some bespoke artworks

PostCarden (4th + 18th Dec)

PostCarden is a mini garden you can send in the post and has been featured as the hot new product for 2010. Designed to be more playful, curious and interactive, PostCarden combines a gift and greeting card that can be enjoyed by all ages. In a short amount of time your card transforms into a mini green gift, evolving daily in beauty and charm.

Mr Jones Watches (4th + 18th Dec)

Mr Jones Watches design and produce exceptional watches that do more than divide the day into hours, minutes and seconds. They are a London based company whose primary aim is to reconsider the age-old technology of the wristwatch for the 21st century. We have watches that help you make decisions, watches that encourage or undermine you depending on the time of day. Our most popular watch reminds you of your own mortality whenever you check the time. The Mr Jones Watches brand is defined by the innovative and exciting designs that experiment with the idea of time keeping. The range thinks of watches as portable artworks as well as practical devices.

The Rose Kentish kitchen (Every Saturday)

The Rose Kentish kitchen pop up cafe will be serving up some tasty, seasonal, sweet and savoury treats and some delicious hot winter warmers for weary shoppers. Including the customary mulled wine and mince pies of course but with a little twist! Expect some exquisite cakes and handmade savouries all freshly prepared each morning by Rose with organic, free range ingredients, love and lots of Christmas cheer!

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