Edit: cancelled sorry, too few RSVPs. Let me know if you’re interested in coming in future, and any changes which would help
Hello everyone! I haven’t run this meetup for a while, as a combination of my own health issues going on, plus what looked like reduced interest, but here we go again. Please can you definitely RSVP if you are coming, and I will cancel if there’s not enough people. Obviously I will cancel if the situation changes or the rules change 5th November, 1pm, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX. 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 venue has lifts to all floors and accessible toilets. The accessibility map is here: 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. Other things to bear in mind:
- Please make sure you follow social distancing rules. This particularly includes respecting people’s personal space and their choices about distancing.
- We have all had a terrible time for the last two years. 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!
- 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.
Everyone who’s coming please make sure you take a lateral flow test (or PCR) the previous evening or that morning
Please RSVP so that I know there’s enough people not to need to cancel, and so I know to look out for you!
kate DOT towner AT gmail DOT com