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

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


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

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