London meetup indoors – November

Hello everyone!

Last month’s indoor meetup went ahead successfully, so here we are again, back in the old venue.

Pandemic rules in England now allow us to meet up without restriction, although we still need to be sensible. So, here we go:

20th November, 1pm, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX.

The venue has step free access and accessible toilets. The accessibility map is here.

We will be on Level 2 (the upper levels are closed to non-ticket-holders), but I don’t know exactly where on the floor. It will depend on where we can find a table. I will have my plush Chthulu which looks like this:

Please bring your masks/exemption lanyards, and obey any rules posted in the venue.

The food market outside (side opposite the river) is pretty good for all sorts of requirements, and you can also bring food from home, or there are lots of cafes on the riverfront.

No need to RSVP, but please let me know if you want me to keep an eye out for you!

Other things to bear in mind:

  1. Please make sure you follow social distancing rules. This particularly includes respecting people’s personal space and their choices about distancing.
  2. We have all had a terrible time for the last year. Sharing your struggles is okay and is part of what the group is for, but we need to be careful not to overwhelm each other or have the conversation be entirely negative. Where I usually draw the line here is that personal struggles are fine to talk about but political rants are discouraged, but I may have to move this line on the day when I see how things go. Don’t worry, I will tell you!
  3. Probably lots of us have forgotten how to be around people (most likely me as well), so here is permission to walk away if you need space. Also a reminder that we will all react differently, so be careful to give others space if they need.

I will cancel this meetup if government guidance changes, so keep an eye on this space.

kate DOT towner AT gmail DOT com

One thought on “London meetup indoors – November

  1. Dear CaptainAwkward,

    Finally, I can join. I am from Turkey and been following you since the start of the pandemic.

    First of all, thanks for helping me keep sane. Times were so difficult for me when I was locked in with toxic people but “destruction “ brought a lot of creative “construction” for me and last week, I took that big step, also making a childhood dream come true. I got out of Turkey and moved to the UK with a global talent visa.

    Don’t want to overwhelm you with my story but I have been looking forward to joining one of these meetups. Finally, being in the UK, I can join.

    Hope to see you next week. All the best, Elif

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