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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 23rd June, 12pm onwards.

Bad book swap!  Bring any book which is Bad, for any reason, and 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 food market outside can serve most needs, 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. 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

(July meetup will be on the 21st.)

Hello Awkwardeers! The time of our eighth encounter approaches.

When: Saturday, June 23rd, 2018, 1 pm

Note: I am taking a bus into Boston. I will update here and on FOCA if something happens to the bus. (I hope nothing happens to the bus.)

Where: Boston Public Library Newsfeed Cafe, 700 Boylston Street, Boston

The closest T stop is Copley, on the green line. The library is directly outside the exit.

Venue: The cafe is in the newer Johnson building (the entrance that faces Boylston Street). The Johnson building entrance is accessible. There are some vegetarian sandwich options, but no vegan ones which I recall.

How to find us: I will claim a table and set up a paper sign. I will have my knitting. I still have no coloring sheets! Please bring your own coloring sheets if you desire coloring sheets! Also crayons! See below.

What to bring: Crayons, paints, coloring sheets, a puzzle, stories to tell to goats, poultry-related trivia.

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

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Hello Awkwardeers! It’s time for meetup number seven.

When: Saturday, May 26th, 2018, 1 pm

Note: I am taking a bus into Boston. I will update here and on FOCA if something happens to the bus. (I hope nothing happens to the bus.)

Where: Boston Public Library Newsfeed Cafe, 700 Boylston Street, Boston

The closest T stop is Copley, on the green line. The library is directly outside the exit.

Venue: The cafe is in the newer Johnson building (the entrance that faces Boylston Street). The Johnson building entrance is accessible. There are some vegetarian sandwich options, but no vegan ones which I recall.

How to find us: I will claim a table and set up a paper sign. I will have my knitting. Due to Mercury being in retrograde*, I will NOT have any coloring sheets this time! Please bring your own coloring sheets if you desire coloring sheets!

What to bring: Crayons, paints, coloring sheets, a puzzle, advice about goats, thoughts about the most preferable breed of miniature cattle.

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

*Mercury is probably not in retrograde.

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 19th May, 12pm onwards.

Crafting!  Feel free to bring any craft which won’t damage the venue, and bring stash/needles/etc for others to learn on if you can.  I can teach knitting to intermediate.  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 food market outside can serve most needs, 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. 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

(June meetup will be on the 23rd.)

Boston Meetup, Saturday, April 28, at the Newsfeed Cafe in the main Boston Public Library at Copley Square. The closet T station is Copley on the Green Line. The Johnson Building, closest to the Newsfeed Cafe, has an accessible entrance. The cafe has a variety of sandwiches and pastries, including vegetarian options, though vegan and gluten-free are less sure.

Your substitute organizer this month is Vicki. I will try to get there by 1 p.m. and claim a table, likely near the large outside windows.

I have shoulder-length mostly white hair, and will probably be wearing a purple shirt. I’ll make some kind of identifying sign for the table (maybe just “FOCA” in large friendly letters).

Feel free to bring coloring things (pencils, crayons, etc. as well as pages to color on), pictures of other people’s pets, and ideas about the evolution and distribution of the sweet potato.

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 21st April, 12pm onwards.

Colouring in time!  Please bring copyright-free colouring sheets, pens, pencils, paper.  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 food market outside can serve most needs, 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. 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

(May meetup will be on the 19th.)

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 17th March, 12pm onwards.

Bad book swap!  Please bring any book you don’t want, whether because the cover is purple or it has too few unicorns.  Take away someone else’s book if you 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 food market will be closed but there are sandwich shops locally, 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. 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 the 21st.)