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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.)

Dear Captain,

Thank you so much for your blog!

This might be banal and is probably a case of Overthinking It. But it is something that I repeatedly seem to worry about recently.

Do you have any tips/guidelines on how to deal with the situation where you have said something that could be taken the wrong way. Where you realize, after the incident, that it might have been received in away you did not mean, and also remembering that the reaction might have been a bit off. Yet, bringing it up and apologizing might risk making something big and weird out of something that was small to begin with.

Best wishes!

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I forgot the Cthuhlu!

There is a sign instead.

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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 2nd December, 12pm onwards.

It’s our Christmas meetup and five year anniversary, so that means shared food.  Please bring any type of food you want to share with others, just make sure you bring the ingredients list so that people can avoid things if necessary.  Also if you’re bringing something messy please bring plates/napkins, if you’re bringing something which needs to be sliced please bring a knife, and so on.

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

(January meetup will be the 13th.)

EDIT: running 10 or 15 minutes late sorry, see you soon

 

This is our 60th meetup, believe it or not!  The December one noted below will be our five year anniversary.

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Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 11th November, 12pm onwards.  Please note slight change of location, same as last month – Green Bar rather than Blue, e.g. same thing as the previous location but the opposite side.  Also please note we are starting an hour later than previously.

Bad book swap time again.  Please bring any book you don’t like – cover too orange, too few werewolves, etc. – and swap it for someone else’s book  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 food 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

(December meetup will be the 2nd, and will be a shared meal.)

From your host, “Catmom”:

San Francisco Bay Area Meetup

Saturday November 18th starting at 1 pm (ending 3-pm-ish pm to 4-pm-ish as people wish.)
Location: Whole Foods, 3111 Mowry Ave, Fremont.
This location is .6 miles from Fremont BART (about a 15 minute walk).
I am told it is wheelchair accessible.
There is both indoor and outdoor seating — I expect we will be inside.
To find us: Look for convener Catmom who will be wearing a “Cat in the Hat” hat (classic red and white striped tall top hat).
Feel free to bring knitting, coloring pages, questions about life, etc.

Thanks,

Catmom

Enjoy!