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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 7th December, 1pm onwards.

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

This will be our 7th anniversary (!) as well as Christmas etc. party.

Please bring food to share.  Any type of food is fine, but please make sure you bring the ingredients list so that people can avoid things if they need to.  Also if it’s messy food please bring plates/napkins, if it needs cutting please bring a knife, etc.

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

January meetup will be on the 11th.

Dance Dance Party Party is a Chicago-originated fun, welcoming dance and social event that has now spread to Texas. From the organizer:

Dance Dance Party Party has come to Dallas! Please join us at the kickoff dance event: DDPP is kind of about exercise, kind of about socializing, and mostly about having a friendly, women-only place to move and enjoy your body! Women of all shapes, sizes, ability, and dance skill are welcome. Tonight’s dance is 6-6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 2155 Dance Studio in Carrollton. (2155 Marsh Ln #144, Carrollton, TX 75006) Admission is $5. Dress is whatever you like to move in – the dance floor is wood, so wear shoes that move easily over that. For more info, contact ddppdallas@gmail.com.

Have fun!

Due to Thanksgiving-induced scheduling weirdness, the November meetup is nearly upon us!

When: Sunday, November 17th, 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 puzzles, fiber projects, or sketchbooks!

What to bring: Crayons, colored pencils, paints, coloring books, a puzzle, powerpoint presentations about your favorite animal, informational brochures about interesting plants.

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

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 9th November, 1pm onwards.

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

Bad book swap!  Please bring any books you don’t want, for any reason (too much orange on the cover, etc.) 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

December meetup will be on the 7th, and will be our seventh anniversary!

It’s spoopy season! Let’s eat some pumpkin stuff and chat.

When: Sunday, October 27th, 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, socks, or tablet weaving projects!

What to bring: Crayons, colored pencils, paints, coloring books, a puzzle, ghost stories, ghosts, squash recipes, observations about decorative gourds.

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

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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