12 Ingestre Place, W1F0JF

Archive for the ‘Chatter’ Category

NICK VALENTINE author of CLUBS, DRUGS AND CANAPES: A Deep Journey Into the Shallows of the Night

In Chatter on November 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

One Man.  5,000 Parties.

 Clubs, Drugs and Canapés cover

The Society Club welcomes NICK VALENTINE author of CLUBS, DRUGS AND CANAPES: A Deep Journey Into the Shallows of the Night

Saturday, November 23rd

6:30-8:30pm

The Society Club, 12 Ingestre Place, Soho W1F0JF

 

 

‘Nick Valentine, the indefatigable prince of the London party scene’ (Roger Taylor)

 

Clubs, Drugs and Canapés traces Nick Valentine’s story; just a suburban bloke who has blagged, lucked and laughed his way into just about every party, club, stage and hot-tub imaginable.

Introduced to the world of celebrity at an impressionable age when Steve Currie, bass player with the legendary T. Rex, moved in to Nick’s family home, Nick was star-struck and knew he too belonged on stage. He made his musical debut two weeks later despite making Sid Vicious sound like a virtuoso.

Nick then sailed through his teenage years and twenties as a paste-up artist, journalist, musician and DJ until he eventually banked in the shallows of canapé central,  attended over 5,000 parties and drunk enough champagne to test the Thames Barrier.  An enterprising period acting as a social PR further led to this self-confessed dilettante, co-founding entertainment news and co-founding three London nightclubs, including the much lauded, The Cuckoo Club. With the West End as his nocturnal playground, Nick then bid sleep a final fond farewell.

This account is a surprisingly touching look at the mechanics of enjoying life to the max. If Adrian Mole and Janis Joplin had a bastard love-child, his name might very well be Nick Valentine.

Books will be available on the night for purchase and signing

Exciting News

In Chatter on September 8, 2013 at 11:08 am
Exciting times for us – we are CLOSED in September for some much-needed re-do’s at The Society Club.   We’ll be back open the first week in October where you can expect more seating and more bookcases and a proper working downstairs!    Can’t wait.
We are also scheduling our Fall events – so check back for dates/times for music, poetry, readings, photographer talks and various entertaining nights…
Also – in big news – we are in the process of publishing Violet’s memoirs this Fall – ‘Good Times in Soho’ will be launched at The Society Club this December.   A limited edition of 500 will be printed …
And … a brand-new website will be launched, too!    And Babette and Seki have both promised to start blogging.
All good news.  xoxo

We’re in Time Out

In Chatter on June 27, 2013 at 12:07 pm

The fantastic people over at Style Tails included us in their Secret City guide to London spots where pooches are welcome…

“This awesomely eccentric cultural space combines a gallery, bookshop and cocktail bar.  Grab a post-work tipple with your cultured canine and leaf through the rare books (including some vintage erotica).  There’s organic dog food and liver treats on hand, as well as three resident dogs: Monty, Molly and Modesty.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 189 other followers