Central London Humanists Annual Picnic

  • July 24, 2010 · 2:00 PM
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Update: We are delighted that the BHA choir will join us at our picnic to provide some fantastic background music!

Welcome to the third annual Central London Humanists picnic! We're always pleased when this time of year comes around and the CLHG can hold its hugely popular social in one of London's wonderful parks. We're holding the picnic on a Saturday this year after polling members for their preferences. We've gone for an early start, 2pm, but are going to continue until 8pm so that people can join us for either the afternoon or evening. I would suggest coming along for 2pm or 5pm, but the flexibility is there for you to pop in at any time. We're also trying a different venue, Kensington Gardens which is both beautiful and very close to Lancaster Gate tube station. Meeting point The meetup point is 2pm on the grassy bank about 200 yards from the station to the left of and overlooking the stunning Italian Gardens. Ring me (Dave) on[masked] if you can't see us, but we will have a banner advertising our presence. Food and drink We'll have some beer and red wine to start us off, plus some still and sparkling water. We'll also supply disposable glasses, plates and cutlery. Please bring along some food of your choice and additional drinks. If you post the food items you're bringing when you RSVP (on the right hand side of this page) then it may encourage others to bring different things. The event is also being advertised via Facebook so take a look there too: http://www.facebook.c... It's best not to bring breakables as if they do shatter it's a problem for children and dogs running around after we've gone. Also bring rugs, blankets or other aids to comfort if you don't want to sit on the grass, but we're not allowed chairs or tables here. Music is permitted in the park but not if it annoys other people. Cost As we're trying to finish our fundraising for the Emitos Girls Football Team we'd like to ask picnickers for a donation of £5, of which £3 will go to the appeal and £2 to the cost of picnic supplies and group's finances (namely, hire of the venue for our talks). The BHA Choir will also gratefully receive donations! Acts of God Naturally we're expecting gorgeous weather but we will postpone the picnic if the drought breaks just for us!

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  • David M.

    Hi everyone. Thanks for coming and making it a great event. I'm hopeful that your generosity has allowed Alice to cross the line with the Emitos appeal, but I will wait and see.

    Also it was the first time I'd heard the choir and I was very impressed. Thanks to you all. 'Bridge over troubled water' was the only one which didn't work quite as well for me. Maybe it was the big space. But I really enjoyed all the rest, as well as seeing you enjoy yourselves.

    July 26, 2010

  • Alice F.

    Fantastic day with good food, good music and good company. As always, I'm already looking forward to next years picnic!

    July 26, 2010

  • Alan P.

    A great afternoon! Many thanks to Dave for arranging it all - and also to the BHA choir. If we had all sat together it would have been quite a throng (but probably breaking the rules!)

    July 25, 2010

  • Sapna R.

    The picnic was great this year and it was nice to see lots of new faces there.

    July 25, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great to see so many new people as well as the regulars. Good food too.

    July 25, 2010

  • Steve C.

    Sorry I can't be there

    Does anyone want to say this


    All the best, Steve

    July 22, 2010

  • Josh K.

    Epicurus, the garden philosopher, extolled the happy, tranquil life, characterized by peace and freedom from fear, the absence of pain, and by living a self-sufficient life surrounded by friends. He taught that pleasure and pain are the measures of what is good and evil, death is the end of consciousness, the gods do not reward or punish humans, the universe is infinite and eternal, and that events are ultimately based on the motions and interactions of atoms moving in empty space.

    July 5, 2010

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