The monthly reminder from Kate:
London Awkward people will meet up at the Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 11am onwards on the 5th of October.This time as an icebreaker & for fun we will have a Terrible Book SwapThis is in no way compulsory, but if you would like to, please bring a book you think is terrible in some way (prose, gender politics, plot, etc.)
Preferably terrible in a an entertaining rather than traumatising manner?
See if you can persuade someone to take it off your hands! Or failing that, I guess we could donate them to a (very unfortunate) charity shop?Please let me know if you have other icebreaker ideas for the future.
This venue is working out really well.
They sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. There is a farmers’ market outside with loads of different food options, which can fit most food requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.
To avoid confusion, we will meet at one of the inside tables, in one of the windows in the side facing towards the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The large open area is on what a British person would call the first floor, but is labelled as floor 2 just to be helpful.
I will have my Cthulhu with me, which looks like this: http://forbiddenplanet.com/3950-cthulhu-baby-plush/ I have long brown hair and glasses.
The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets.
The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/. There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.
My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT comSee you there, with the worst book you can find!(November meetup will be on the 9th.)Cheers,Kate