Save The Social

by The Social in London, England, United Kingdom

Save The Social


raised of £150,000 stretch target


92% 134 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £95,000 is pledged by August 31st 2019 at 11:59am

We have two weeks to raise enough money to save one of the West End's longest serving and best loved independent music venues from closure.

by The Social in London, England, United Kingdom

JONATHAN VARNEY 17th April 2019

I used to frequent the Social in my younger days. Was always one of the best places to be if you were into music. I was devastated to hear it was at risk so felt I had to do my bit to save one of London's treasures.

Matthew Dawe 13th April 2019

We just missed out on the Albany but The Heavenly Jukebox nights hold a very very special place in the hearts my group of friends. We fell in love with the club and The Chems and it's lovely to see them support this campaign. Best of luck saving the bar - look forward to a new socialism tee, my old one is a little tight these days! x

Mark Kates 8th April 2019

Everything Heavenly is heavenly to me and The Social needs no justification to those of us who know. It was great to see so many from this family at Doves RAH for the Teenage Cancer Trust and I am happy to support

rita tait 4th April 2019

A few pounds more to add to earlier amount and take it over to £135,000. Might end up signing my pension over at this rate.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£200 or more

Socialist Roll of Honour

Get your self on the permanent roll of honour (somewhere as yet to be decided) within our four walls. Your name forever associated with the heroic act of saving the bar!

£10 or more

20 of 20 claimed

impulse! Jazz Club with Four Tet and lots more

A special one off impulse! night with very special guest DJs Four Tet, Cherrie Flava, Tenderlonious and Dennis Ayler, Gareth Sager and John Coxon. Another massive Save The Social Friday night party.

£30 or more

42 of 80 claimed

Faber Social Special

The famous Faber Social literary night at The Social returns for ONE NIGHT ONLY on May 1st, in a smash-up with our friends at Hamish Hamiton. Enjoy an evening with a large handful (or a handful and a half) of some of the most inspiring and adventurous writers out there, including Ali Smith, Viv Albertine, DBC Pierre, John Niven and Joe Dunthorne. The Big Daddy of Literary Acid House, Irvine Welsh, will be soundtracking the night behind the decks.

£30 or more

Socialism T Shirt

A reprint of the original Social t shirt from back in the days of the Albany, white text on dark blue. Perfect for weddings, board meetings, protests and rallies.

£50 or more

123 of 350 claimed

Own a piece of the Pete Fowler exhibition

Own your very own piece of the current Pete Fowler exhibition. Come and take your pick and get it signed at a special party with Pete when the exhibition comes down

£100 or more

7 of 200 claimed

Ticket for re-launch night

Donate £100 and you'll get an invite to our re-launch party with very special live guest breaking in the new stage and PA. Cocktails and food on arrival.

£100 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Emma Warren writing prize

Writer and journalist Emma Warren will help you craft that important cover letter or communique to a beloved one. She’ll work with you by email and phone to get the sentences singing, and saying exactly what you mean.

£100 or more

75 of 250 claimed

Ticket for a special Social 20th birthday bash

250 tickets for a special birthday party with some very special guests in the basement. Cocktails and food on arrival. Big night guaranteed.

£100 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Babak Ganjei - 'Standard B@stard - Film Idea'

Classic Babak Ganjei 'Standard B@stard - Film Idea' poster - 50 x 70cm - as featured in Babak's exhibition at the bar last year.

£250 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Foxbase Alpha placard

Three of ten replica Foxbase Alpha signs made for the album's 20th anniversary. Unlike the original - which resides in a glass case in the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame - these replicas are double sided with the Foxbase Alpha design on both sides. Signed by band. Own a piece of Pop Art and Save The Social at the same time! Sign measures: 40.5cm x 50cm and is 118cm long. Ships free in UK, due to size buyer will have to pay postage if outside of the UK.

£300 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Sound Of Water vinyl signed by artist Julian Opie

Way back in 2000, shortly after The Social opened its doors, the world renowned artist Julian Opie worked with Saint Etienne and designed all the artwork for their fifth studio album Sound Of Water. Julian has kindly signed 3 vinyl copies of the record (on the reverse) – the first and only copies ever signed by the artist (and the band) and the ultimate Saint Etienne collectable.

£330 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Bluedot Festival (pair of adult weekend tickets)

Two tickets for this incredible festival literally in the shadow of Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire. Featuring Hot Chip, Kraftwerk 3-D, Kate Tempest, Jarvis, John Grant, New Order and so much more. We've been it's brilliant! These two tickets are cheaper than on the website by £8 (!!) and no booking fees either, whoop! Big thanks too Bluedot crew x

£500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Port Eliot Festival family ticket with extras

Port Eliot have kindly offered us a family ticket (2 adults + 2 kids) for the full weekend of this year's festival. Plus a one to one family letterpress printmaking workshop with Nick Hand of Bristol’s The Letterpress Collective. And if that wasn't enough they'll be a goody bag of every Caught by the River book too!

£500 or more

Honorary Socialist Membership

Level-up your free membership! Pay us a monkey and get free entry to dedicated nights, advance notice on special events, £100 tab and a pretty incredible metal Social badge that only you special members will ever get your hands upon. You will of course also be added to the permanent roll of honour.

£1,150 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Good Life Experience for 4 ppl + bell tent + more!

The good people at the Good Life Experience festival have given us two of these beautiful packages >> 4 x adult weekend tickets (entry from Thursday) plus a four person bell tent, £50 to spend at The Glynne Arms, Hawarden AND a £30 voucher to spend at the Caught by the River bookshop on site as well! The tickets and tent on their own are worth over £1200 . . only two available.

£10,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Social party for you and 50 mates

Come and take over the upstairs bar with up to 50 pals and drink all night long. We'll supply the DJs to your taste and make it a proper night to remember.

£20,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Social party for you and 100 mates

Come and take over the basement with up to 100 pals and drink and dance all night long. We'll supply the DJs to your taste and make it a proper night to remember.

£50,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Name the upstairs bar

We all really love the upstairs bar, could it be one the greatest bars ever? We think so. If you're a super Social supporter with a bit of money to spare and you fancy naming the upstairs bar in your honour or someone else's then this is the reward for you. We'll chuck in a 5k tab for you to use in your renamed bar!