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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.)

UPDATE AS OF 11:48, SUNDAY 3/18: well, this is very annoying! There was a holdup on the Commuter Rail, so I will not be arriving with my sign and my knitting until around 2 pm. Please carry on without me!

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Hello Awkwardeers! NUMBER FIVE NUMBER FIVE NUMBER FIVE

When: SUNDAY, March 18th, 2018, 1 pm

I am taking a moment here to emphasize that the meetup is on SUNDAY this weekend.

Where: Caffè Nero, 733 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

The closest T stop is Green Street, on the Orange line (one stop from the end). The coffee shop is a ten minute walk west of the station.

Venue: So far as I can tell from Google maps and the Yelp page, the building should be reasonably accessible. It’s level with the sidewalk and has a variety of table sizes.

They have some vegetarian (not sure about vegan) options and one gluten-free sandwich.

How to find us: I will claim a table and set up a paper sign. I will have my knitting, some coloring sheets, and some art supplies.

What to bring: Crayons, more fun coloring sheets, a puzzle, stories about llamas.

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

NOTE: I will not be organizing the meetup in April, though I hope to make a rousing comeback in May! If you would like to organize the April meetup, please head on over to the forums and post in the Boston thread about your ideas!

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.)

Edit: forth floor is closed, I’m on the 5th floor facing the river, near door D blue side

 

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

Crafting meetup!  I can teach knitting to intermediate, or feel free to bring any craft you like which won’t mess up the venue.  Also bring stash/spare needles for others 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. 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

ALSO: since this is the day Black Panther comes out in the UK, I want to organise a bonus cinema trip.  If you’re interested in coming, tell me on the Facebook group or via email by midnight Wednesday 14th, and I will organise a block booking.  Somewhere in centralish London, zone 1 or 2, and I’ll try for not ludicrously expensive although to be fair this is London.

(March meetup will be the 17th.)

From your host, Jane_the_chicken:

Hello Awkwardeers! Are we making this a regular thing? We may be making this a regular thing!
When: Saturday, January 20th, 2018, 1 pm
Where: Diesel Cafe, Diesel Cafe, 257 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
The closest T stop is Davis Square, on the red line. The cafe is about a 2-5 minute walk from the station.
Venue: The cafe will be on the left side of the street if you’re coming from Davis. They’ve got sandwiches, a couple salads, breakfast foods, and various drinks. They say on their website that they can try to accommodate food allergies or dietary needs.
We’ll be meeting in the back of the cafe! I will get there early and try to sit at the big wooden table. That being said, because of the layout of the cafe, we may have to spread out among neighboring tables a bit.
How to find us: I will claim a table in the cafe area and set up a paper sign. I will have my knitting, some coloring sheets, and some art supplies.
What to bring: Crayons, more fun coloring sheets, a puzzle, interesting etymological facts about the language of your choice.
If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA or PM me (Jane_the_chicken.)
Enjoy!

Edit: apparently the food market is closed this month, so maybe bring a sandwich or something?

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 13th January, 12pm onwards.

For New Year, it’s time to donate resolutions!  Please write down on a slip of paper anything you think would be a good positive resolution for someone else to follow, and take away inspiration from other people.  (Normal Awkward and body positive rules apply: no diet talk etc. please.)  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

(February meetup will be the 17th.)