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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 12th October, 1pm onwards.

(Please note change of meeting time, 1pm rather than 12.  Also we will be on level 5)

Colouring in!  Please bring pens, pencils etc. and any copyright-free art to colour, or just come and chat with us.

The venue 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 requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fifth floor, facing the river, hopefully towards the left hand side (go up in lift 2 or 3)

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length pink hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets with options for all genders. 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

November meetup will be on the 9th

Edit: Level 5 facing river, on left near lift 2

Sorry, the date is a week earlier than planned – we’re now meeting on the 14th!

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 14th September, 1pm onwards.

(Please note change of meeting time, 1pm rather than 12.)

Crafting!  Please bring any crafts which won’t damage the venue, and spare stash/whatever if you’re open to teaching others.  Also I can teach knitting to intermediate, so bring your knitting problems if you like.  Or just come and chat with us.

The venue 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 requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Green Bar (go up in lift 1, sadly not as musical as lift 7).

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length brown hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets with options for all genders. 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

October meetup will be on the 12th

It’s that time again! School’s back in session, and we are back at it!

When: Sunday, September 8th, 2019, 10 am

Where: Harvard Art Museum Cafe

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The closest T stop is Harvard, on the red line. The museum is about a ten-minute walk across the Harvard yard from the station.

Venue: The cafe is located in the atrium of the art museum. You do not have to pay the entrance fee to sit in the cafe area. The cafe has a small selection of pastries and other snacks, but if you have specific dietary requirements you may need to bring your own food. The building is accessible via a ramp on Prescott Street.

How to find us: I will claim a table and set up a paper sign. I will have my mending and/or a painting project. I have coloring sheets, but you can also bring coloring sheets, sewing projects, socks, or miniature portraits!

What to bring: Crayons, colored pencils, paints, coloring books, a puzzle, ideas about bison conservation and the distinctions between subspecies of bison.

If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Edit: I’m on floor 5 facing the river, LHS near lift 2

 

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 24th August, 1pm onwards.

(Please note change of meeting time, 1pm rather than 12.)

Bad book swap! Please bring any book you don’t want (cover too green, not enough unicorns, etc.), take away books other people don’t want, or just come and chat with us.

The venue 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 requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Green Bar (go up in lift 1, sadly not as musical as lift 7).

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length brown hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets with options for all genders. 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

(September meetup will now be the 14th, not the 21st.  Apologies for the change)

Hello friends! Guess what, we are having one meetup for July and August COMBINED! It is this upcoming Sunday!

When: Sunday, August 4th, 2019, 10 am

Where: Harvard Art Museum Cafe

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The closest T stop is Harvard, on the red line. The museum is about a ten-minute walk across the Harvard yard from the station.

Venue: The cafe is located in the atrium of the art museum. You do not have to pay the entrance fee to sit in the cafe area. The cafe has a small selection of pastries and other snacks, but if you have specific dietary requirements you may need to bring your own food. The building is accessible via a ramp on Prescott Street.

How to find us: I will claim a table and set up a paper sign. I will have my mending and/or a painting project. I have coloring sheets, but you can also bring coloring sheets! Or sketchbooks!

What to bring: Crayons, colored pencils, paints, coloring books, a puzzle, thoughts and experiences with cheese, bean curd, and/or other curdled protein products.

If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Friends of Captain Awkward meetup – Perth, Australia

This month we are having a Sunday meetup for a change.

When: 
Sunday 28th July, 2.30pm

Where:
Dome Cafe Cockburn
817 Beeliar Dr
Cockburn Central

Details:
BYO craft or colouring in activity, and/or just come along to have a coffee and chat with other fans of this blog. 

How to find us:
I will get there 5 – 10 mins early and find a table in the downstairs section. I have dark brown hair and I’ll have a sign on the table that says FOCA.

Questions? Suggestions for future meetups? Please join our discussion thread in the Meetups section of the Friends of Captain Awkward forums. (Note: you will need to log in to the FOCA forum to see the thread).

Edit: On the fifth floor facing the river, in the middle

 

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 20th July, 12pm onwards.

Colouring in!  Please bring pens, pencils, and copyright-free images, or just come and chat with us.

The venue 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 requirements, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fourth floor, outside the Green Bar (go up in lift 1, sadly not as musical as lift 7).

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length brown hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets with options for all genders. 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

(August meetup will be the 24th.)