London organizer Kate has sent the monthly reminder:
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 21st March, 11am onwards.
This month will be for knitting and other crafts. I can teach knitting to intermediate level, but there’s only one of me, so if you can help teach please come along, bring stashes etc. Also if you are a beginner come and learn. If you are into crochet or macrame or anything else crafty, I can’t teach those but I would be interested to see them! (I can also teach sewing & garment alteration to intermediate if anyone wants to learn? Let me know if there’s interest.)
If yarn isn’t your thing, one of our members, M., also suggested this cool method for turning an old t-shirt into a bag:
I haven’t tried it myself, but it looks like it could be fun to do as a group project, so bring the stuff if you want to try.
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. The excellent food market outside has loads of different food options, which can fit most food requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.
Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Blue Bar (go up in the JCB lift, lift 7, which is bright yellow and quite musical).
Here is the internal map of the Royal Festival Hall: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/sites/default/files/documents/RFH_map.pdf
I will have my Cthulhu with me, which looks like this: http://forbiddenplanet.com/3950-cthulhu-baby-plush/ One time I forgot it but I will do my best this time, however if I forget again I will put up a sign. I have long brown hair and glasses.
The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets. Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.
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 com
(April meetup will be on the 25th.)
Crafts! So cool!
Chicago, I will maybe see some of you tomorrow, yes?