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FS45+ Launch Big Singles Party MALE TICKETS ONLY!! LADIES JOIN WAITLIST!

There are 56 more RSVPs on our sister site, Flying Solo Events http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/

Ladies: please join event waitlist using the link below (I will release tickets when I can):

Gentlemen: please pay for your tickets now using the link below:

http://bigsaturdayssinglesofortyfives.eventbrite.co.uk/

Please use this link for payment now! http://bigsaturdayssinglesofortyfives.eventbrite.co.uk/

Join with other fun, friendly relaxed singles in a non pressured environment.

EVENT INFO:You asked for it & I've sorted it. I'm pleased to announce the much anticipated, and hopefully the first of many Over45(ish)'s Party. We have our own exclusive private party room & a brilliant DJ & a fab dancefloor at a great venue, the fabulous Yorkshire Grey Pub, Grays Inn Road, which has proudly stood on the corner of Grays Inn Roadsince 1676. Located only 200 metres from Chancery Lane underground station, and it’s only a bit further to Holborn, Farringdon, Russell Square and Kings Cross.

"The Yorkshire Grey Pub and Kitchen is a London classic. A well known Pub since 1870. Charles Dickens lived around the corner, Benjamin Disraeli was born next door, Lord Lucan used it as his regular haunt and today it is a very popular Pub frequented by media and TV celebrities and enjoyed by local legal, office and resident folk alike"

The party kicks off at 7.30pm.

I will be doing earlier arrivals for LADIES ONLY at 7.00pm for ladies who wish to come on their own and meetup, make friends and have a pre-party drink with other Ladies before the party starts. At 7.30pm we will let everyone in & the fun will start. Arrivals between 7.30 - 9pm, I will be meeting, greeting and introducing members and helping to get you mingling & in the party mood.

MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT:

I have managed to find and secure a great DJ for our party. We have John Spire DJ'ing for our party. John is going to play a good mix of modern classics plus retro & 60s/70/80s & 90s & whatever we want really. I've opened a discussion board for anyone who has any music suggestions/genres request and you can request on the night too. This is your event, so please let John/myself know what music you want on and we will do our best to play it. John is a multi-talented DJ/Singer and Compere and can even throw in a bit of karaoke if you like. We have full control over the venue music which means two things. We will have a great tunes carefully selected especially for those of the 45+ age group in mind, and that we can control the volume so members can have some great chats & mingling for as long as we like before we get into the party mood & get dancing later on in the evening.

We will be aiming for a 50/50 male to female ratio for this party. I've limited the ticket sales as the venue capacity is 80 people, so please RSVP and pay for your tickets as soon as you can to ensure you get a ticket.

DRINKS INFO & PRICES:

The Yorkshire Grey have a cracking selection of draught and bottled beer, fine wines and spirits. Our ever expanding selection of whisky from all over Scotland and Japan will keep every aficionado busy. Their Cask Ale has been awarded the prestigious Cask Marque Accreditation for 3 consecutive years with our ales tested for quality in appearance, temperature, aroma and taste.

  • Wine from £4.40 for 175ml glass & £16.95 a bottle
  • Craft Beer from £4.50 per pint
  • Cocktails from £5.50
  • Non Alcoholic Cocktails from £3.50
  • Speciality Whiskies & Bourbons from £4.10

TICKETS:

Tickets:

Price £10.50

  • Please purchase your tickets via Eventbrite. Click here for link: http://bigsaturdayssinglesofortyfives.eventbrite.co.uk/
  • Please select the appropriate ticket male/female.
  • Payment processing is through paypal, but you do not have to have a paypal account. If you do not have a paypal account, choose the option to 'pay with a debit or credit card' and fill in your card details, address, email etc as directed by the screen.
  • Once payment has completed you will receive an order confirmation/ticket from Eventbrite and a payment receipt from paypal by email.
  • You do not have to print off your ticket - who can be bothered with that! I'll have a list of names on the door, please see me upon arrival to check in.
  • Any queries/problems paying please email me on [masked]

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • This party is for the over 45 ish age bracket. The chosen age bracket is in response to member feedback/requests & suitability of Venue, type of Music, control of music volume & drink selection. We also have a 30-45ish's party coming up soon.
  • Nearest tube is Chancery Lane underground station, its approx 200 metres and it’s only a bit further to Holborn, Farringdon, Russell Square and Kings Cross, so great for Central Line, H&City/Circle/Metropolitan, Victoria & Northern Lines.
  • Please remember weekends = Engineering work. Please check your transport arrangements before leaving and plan an alternative route if necessary.
  • Arrivals: Ladies Only[masked]pm. All members[masked]pm. Please arrive no later than 9pm.The end time for the party is 12am
  • You must purchase a ticket through Eventbrite to join this event. RSVPing on the Meetup Site does not give you entry to the event
  • Price includes entry, meetup site costs, admin costs, organisers fees, DJ, Entertainment, professional hosting fees and paypal processing fees. There is charge of 91p payable to book tickets through Eventbrite Online Ticketting.
  • Guests are welcome, but if you're going to bring a guest, sounds obvious but please make sure they are single!
  • Dress code is smart casual, dressy but not formal
  • Tickets are non-refundable
  • To keep the male/female ticket ratio at roughly 50/50, I will release the tickets in stages. The Ladies usually book onto events in advance & the Men usually leave buying tickets until much nearer the event date. Men, please help me out and book & pay for your tickets when you RSVP, so we can get more ladies for you to party with!! If there aren't any tickets available when you RSVP, please RSVP for the meetup and join the waitlist on Eventbrite and I will keep you updated when I can release more tickets
  • No need to print a paper ticket! I will have a list of names on the door that I will check off when you arrive.
  • Any comments/queries/suggestions/constructive feedback, as always please email me or see me at events so we can discuss in full. My email address: [masked]

 

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  • Sarah C

    Wow had a great response & some amazing feedback from the survey, lots of positives and a few things to work on, thanks so much to those who have completed. I'm pleased to announce that we have a provisional date for our next Party, September 28th with a fab new venue..... watch this space for more info!!!

    July 31, 2013

  • Hugh

    A great launch event. Well done Sarah and thanks to all who came and made the evening happen. See you all soon. Hugh

    1 · July 29, 2013

    • Sarah C

      thanks for being a fab host & meeter & greeter !

      1 · July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well done Sarah, no mean feat in getting the male/female ratio balanced. It was an enjoyable evening and I met some interesting people. It's very unlikely you will ever satisfy everybody's tastes but its evident that you are trying. just a thought...it might be useful putting together a simple, quick survey for new members to rate their priority socialising interests etc as this could be helpful feedback for organising future events.
    Keep up the good work!

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • Hugh

      Great idea Lorna. Please would everyone take 3 minutes to complete the survey which Sarah will be issuing in the next few days :-)

      1 · July 30, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Hi Lorna, cheers for coming on Saturday & helping to make it a great night with your joi de vivre and fun personality. Thanks for your suggestion, I have forwarded a survey out to members so they can return their full and frank feedback to me totally confidentially & help me plan suitable future events. Yes the m-f ratio worked well

      July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Sarah. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. It was nice to find an event where people were generally around my age, but still up for chatting and having a good night out. Tim

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Thank you Tim, member support & positivity is what we need to turn FS45+ into a great meetup group, so thanks for being a member

      July 30, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Hey guys & girls, thanks again for coming on Saturday & making it a fun night. I have created a survey to get your full, detailed & honest feedback. Here's the link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3KDGJ6L Please complete it if you have time, your feedback is very valuable to me & will help me to create suitable future events. Muchas Gracias!

    July 30, 2013

  • Deb G.

    You can't please all the people all of the time! It's v easy to find fault, the venue, music, price, weather etc, but Sarah did a brilliant job organising ths event. Without her hard work this simply wouldn't have happened - well done & thanks. It's all about being positive & making the most of things. I meet some nice people.

    1 · July 28, 2013

    • Hugh

      Deb, you're a star. Thank you. Catch you nect time.

      1 · July 28, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Deb thanks for your feedback, I think its just a matter of finding people with the right attitude for the group and that's going to take a little while. I've been running my Flying Solo Events main group for 9 months now and its taken a while but we now have a good sized group of people with the positivity we need to create 4/5 star events week in week out. I must add that the support and positivity of members has contributed immensely to the success of the group so hopefully the same will happen with this group, over time.

      July 30, 2013

  • Anna

    I think this was a very brave effort on Sarah's part to organise something like this since, by leaving it to the last minute, the men make it so hard to balance the numbers.

    1 · July 29, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Thank you Anna, yes it was & can I tell you that on Thursday I had 24 men booked & around 40 odd ladies, I was sweating a bit. But it all turned out ok on the night, just totted up & we had 49F attendees & 46M. This absolutely does not happen by accident & I have had to send out in excess of 200 emails over period of 4-6 weeks to get the men to come to the party and take a huge chance of it not working out right and getting egg on my face.

      2 · July 29, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Big Big thanks to my wonderful hosts for the night, Hugh who did the meet & greets on the door & Johnny who helped with the mingling & getting people dancing on the dancefloor & the pics, Thank you guys I really appreciate it!

    1 · July 28, 2013

    • Hugh

      Your wish is our command.

      1 · July 28, 2013

  • Manjeet

    Had good evening. Met some wonderful people. Thanks

    1 · July 28, 2013

    • Sarah C

      good to have you along, see you soon Manjeet!

      1 · July 28, 2013

    • Hugh

      Fab Manjeet. Glad you enjoyed it.

      1 · July 28, 2013

  • Caroline D

    Just wanted to say that there isn't that much out there for this age group and without Sarah's hard work and organisational skills in advance of last night it wouldn't have happened at all and won't happen again in the future.We would then all miss out! I thought the fee was really fair. The big professional organisations around would charge more....and they aren't that interested in providing very much for us anyway....

    July 28, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Amazing night, thanks to all those who came to make it a great party. We had a great turnout with well over 90 people attending, male to female ratio was roughly 50% fab tunes provided by DJ John & great venue/drink selection. The weather proved challenging with the heat & rain, so well done for tolerating it and not letting it spoil your fun! Thank you so much for all your positive comments & support I've received, it really helps & inspires me. Any constructive feedback please email so we can discuss in full.. first event (for this age group) for me so I'll make any necessary adjustments for next time. See you next time!

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • roger

    Oh dear, it's a busy weekend. Already booked for 27th. looking forward to the next one though!

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Mary

    I've RSVPd yes but am only on waiting list. How many ladies on it?

    July 26, 2013

    • Sarah C

      You're off & you have a ticket!

      July 27, 2013

  • Hugh

    We will also be running a raffle exclusively for the gents.
    . . 1st prize is a dinner date with Sarah
    . . 2nd prize 2 dinner dates.
    Ha Ha. :-)
    I know it's an old joke
    No offence meant sweetie

    July 27, 2013

    • Sarah C

      haha no, not quite. But there is quite an interesting 4th Prize/Booby prize on offer....

      July 27, 2013

  • Mary

    I'm off waiting list. Got my ticket, hurrah!

    July 26, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Great, see you there!

      July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need to change my RSVP... so sorry, was looking forward to meeting some new people.

    July 26, 2013

    • Sarah C

      next time Gavin!

      July 26, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Important Pre Party information - Please read carefully

    To find Yorkshire Grey. Chancery Lane Tube, take Grays Inn exit, find Grays Inn Road, proceed down there & the Yorkshire Grey is on first crossroads/junction you come to (with Theobalds Rd)
    Remember weekend = Engineering Works. Check TFL Website: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livet... and plan an alternative route if necessary
    Arrivals:[masked] Ladies pre-party drinks table - this is for all Ladies, especially those who are coming on their own and want to make friends before the main door opens. 7.30-9pm Entry for all. Event finish time 12pm. Please arrive before 9pm
    Upon Arrival: Please check in with an event host for meet/greet & intros

    1 · July 26, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Tickets: We operate a ticketless event. I have a list of names so no need to print off. Just turn up. No tickets for sale on the door. prepay using Eventbrite
      Dress code. Its a city pub so smartish, smart casual, dressy but not dressed up
      Musical requests & raffle tickets can be organised at the door
      Any last minute questions, please email before 1pm tomorrow. I cannot guarantee a response after this time
      Have an absolutely amazing FS45+ Party Night!
      Best Wishes
      Sarah

      1 · July 26, 2013

    • Sarah C

      All attendees please read this info!

      July 26, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Just over 24 hours to go party people & I cannot tell you how excited I am!! Just in case you missed the email, we have a prize Raffle (how retro!). First prize is a top quality bottle of Champagne to celebrate the Launch of FS45+. then 2&3 are two choice bottles of good quality Prosecco, plus we have a surprise 4th/booby prize.... For tickets see me!!

    July 26, 2013

    • Sarah C

      We are at the Yorkshire Grey Theobalds Road as per the event info. That was something left on from a previous event. No wristbands at this event.

      July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope it goes well for you Sarah
    And hope its a success
    Hope to make others
    Kevin

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Hugh

    Kieran, you old rapscalliion, where are you matey?
    Come join the bestest party on MeetUp ever.

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Sorry to any ladies that are now waitlisted for tickets. Hopefully some more men will pay & I can release a few more tickets. I'll advise ASAP.

    July 25, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Yes we have gone a bit over on the Ladies tickets and now waiting for the men to catch up. However I am working on it & a few men have paid today. If you click through to the Eventbrite Link it will allow you to join the waitlist: http://bigsaturdayssi...­

      1 · July 25, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Wohoo! 3 Fab Event Hosts (Sarah, Johnny, Hugh) + 1 Great Venue + 1 Amazing DJ/Great Tunes + 3 lovely award winning Real Ales = 1 Great Night!! Lets Rock out the Yorkshire Grey FS45+

    July 25, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Some great suggestions coming in!! You guys have got great taste in music... Hope you're looking forward to some real ale. I might even try some of it!!
    In case you missed my email, the Ales that should be on on the evening are:
    Ringwood Best at 3.8%
    Jennings Cumberland 4%
    Ringwood Boondoggle 4.2%

    July 25, 2013

  • Hugh

    Sorry, I couldn't help it. After today's surprise announcement . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa_PbyWUZ4Q

    And just to compensate

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/81081292/

    Little known original 1968 version. Not the more famous UB40 cover version (which is pretty good actually).

    1 · July 25, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Hugh is one of our event hosts for the evening and will be meeting & greeting you upon your arrival

      July 25, 2013

  • Janis

    Hi Miranda, I am going on my own. I like the idea of women arriving first.

    1 · July 22, 2013

    • Bernie C.

      Thanks for that as I will be coming on my own too. X

      1 · July 24, 2013

    • Penny H.

      Great idea Sarah, bit daunting to arrive on my own not knowing anyone.

      1 · July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoy the party
    Wish I could join you all
    But at. Another meet up
    That night and need to have a early nigh .
    But will come to future ones

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to dancing and meeting you all!

    1 · July 23, 2013

    • Sarah C

      great to have you along Nargis!

      July 24, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Thanks for all your payments in over the weekend. Still even stevens with the male female thing so far, so we can still sell more tickets, so looking good. More payments please, & more musical requests so DJ John can check if he's got them for you. Cheers!

    July 22, 2013

    • Penny H.

      It says somewhere! that you can pay on the night, is that ok?

      July 22, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Im intrigued by this because I can't see where it says this? Maybe you could shed some light.... No payments on the night, the payment is through eventbrite, here is the link: http://bigsaturdayssi...­

      July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have put a small playlist request on the discussion board

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone want to meet outside the tube station, save me getting lost!!!

    July 22, 2013

    • Sarah C

      its real easy to find... come out of Chancery Lane station using the Grays Inn Road exit. as you go up the stairs look to your right & you you will see the junction of holburn and grays inn road. Follow grays Inn road on the left hand side until the first road junction you get to & The Yorkshire Grey is on the crossroads straight ahead before you cross. its where Grays Inn road crosses Theobalds Road. If you get the tube exit right it should be plain sailing. Here is the streetmap link http://www.streetmap....­

      July 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you, but I get lost with a sat nav. Ha ha, I'm sure I will find it,

      1 · July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I'm unable to make this evening, I was really looking forward to meeting people and having a boogie, please inform me of the next one
    Hope everyone has a gret time, I'm gutted as I'm a disco diva

    July 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Got the dates wrong, I am going

      July 22, 2013

    • Sarah C

      great stuff!

      July 22, 2013

  • Penny H.

    A great idea, to get people together who are 45+. I look forward to meeting new people and having fun.

    1 · July 21, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Thanks for your feedback Penny! Great to have you along

      July 22, 2013

  • Janis

    Hi Miranda, I am going on my own. I like the idea of women arriving first.

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Miranda

    My first event and looking forward to it. Any other ladies going on their own?

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Only a week to go people! How exciting or what. So please as many payments in as possible, especially MEN, you slowcoaches. Come on lets make this a great party, the first of many. Click the evenbrite link, its here: http://bigsaturdayssinglesofortyfives.eventbrite.co.uk/. Really fasxt & easy payment processing, no messing around and no need to print your tickets out. Muchas Gracias

    July 20, 2013

  • Claire

    sorry. I'm on holiday :) hope to come to the next event :)

    July 18, 2013

    • Sarah C

      next time Claire!

      July 19, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Saw my fab hosts for the eve Johnny & Ian last night and we discussed the plan of action for FS45+ Launch Party which is basically as follows. Get everyone in, make everyone feel welcome, get them chatting, mingling, drinking & dancing & having a great time!! Everybody ok with this???

    July 19, 2013

  • Amara

    May be a friend

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • Sarah C

      ok great, + when you've decided please add your +1 to your RSVP and you can purchase an extra ticket through eventbrite link, let me know if you need any help

      July 18, 2013

  • Gisella

    I can't make this one, hopefully I'll see you all at the next event

    July 17, 2013

    • Sarah C

      ok Gisella, see you next time!

      July 18, 2013

  • Sarah C

    I have got the Babble Mayfair Party tomorrow evening with Flying Solo which I am mega excited for & then next week the FS45+ am so excited I can hardly sleep. Am going down to check out the venue again today & organise the seating/dj area with the managers and then meeting up with John on Sunday to discuss the music & entertainment for the eve. I am seeing Johnny D & Hugh @ Babble to discuss the hosting for the eve, So it all going on, hoping to give you guys and girls the best party I possible can!

    July 17, 2013

    • Sarah C

      may I just say as well how absolutely overwhelmed I am with all the positivity, support and enthusiasm I have received from for this event, you have amazing attitude, thank you so much!!

      July 17, 2013

  • deane

    Hope to join you next time!

    July 17, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Next time Deane!

      July 17, 2013

  • Anna

    I have booked and paid for it on the other site.

    July 17, 2013

    • Sarah C

      thanks very much Anna!

      July 17, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Cheers for all the payments received this evening!

    July 16, 2013

  • Deb G.

    A female friend single & over 45!

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Sarah C

    For those who saw the email earlier today, apologies was a mistake with the RSVPs we actually have 113 RSVPs which is still fabuloso but only people who have paid for their tickets using Eventbrite have a guaranteed and reserved place so please do so soon, merci beaucoup!! And men hurry up and pay please you slowcoaches!!

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, I'm so pleased this is launching, I'm going to wait for a quieter event as I don't do parties, but hope it goes really well and look forward to meeting with you soon! Happy Birthday Ola!!

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Hey Julie, this is a meetup group for FS45+ parties, but if members want to hold their own events they can do, please suggest an event. Events will need to be hosted so we will need a volunteer host.

      July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi - I just signed up and am confused about payment - one site said pay through eventbrite, who charge an extra payment fee, another said I'm confirmed and to pay on the door. Which is right?

    1 · July 13, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Hi Hilary, there are no payments on the door. I've checked and I've received your ticket payment, thank you. Eventbrite take 91p for processing as advised in the event info above. You're confirmed so no need to print ticket as I'll have a list of names on the door, see you then!

      July 15, 2013

    • Sarah C

      i've inboxed you with payment details today Debbie, please check your inbox and follow the Eventbrite link

      July 16, 2013

  • Chaand C.

    Sorry cant make the 27th as a poet friend of mine is visiting from India, I am organising a poetry recital for her. Definitely next time . But I hate paying on sites!! Rather pay at the door and No extra charges please! Why not arrange next event at some nice quiet decent bar?

    July 15, 2013

    • Sarah C

      Thanks for your feedback. The event is specialised/tailored event. I charge a payment to cover various things that I have to pay upfront and need the cash for, i.e. Costs to hire the venue, DJ, Marketting etc. Also to guarantee that people actually turn up and make it a quality event that everyone can enjoy with lots of other people. Some meetups do not charge and therefore there is no obligation for people to go. Imagine that when you've made a personal effort to get dressed and get yourself there only to find out there are only a few people going or even worse, noone turns up? What a waste of time, money and an evening of your life. I also have to control the male female ratio somehow & advance tickets help me to do this. Please appreciate that it is party/event so it very different from quiet drinks in a pub.

      July 16, 2013

  • Vittoria

    sorry I am going on my annual leave that day.

    July 15, 2013

    • Sarah C

      have fun vittoria & see you next time

      July 16, 2013

  • Sarah C

    Hi there

    Great news people we've had a fab response for the group and for the party. Between the two sites Flying Solo & FS45+ we've had 160 RSVPs for this party!!! and we have less than two weeks to go now, this is amazing!! If you have paid for your place, thank you very much & ignore the rest of this message.

    If you've not paid for your place, please do so now. It helps me to organise the event and pay the upfront costs I have to for this party. It also helps me to maintain the male/female ratio so that we have a good balance of people there for you to mix and mingle with. I cannot guarantee last minute tickets, on the door tickets or anything like that as it can distort the male female ratio.

    Here is the link, it literally takes 2 minutes! You don't need a paypal account and can pay with any credit/debit card.

    http://bigsaturdayssinglesofortyfives.eventbrite.co.uk/

    If you're not coming please cancel your RSVP.

    Very much appreciated. Muchas Gracias!

    Sarah

    July 16, 2013

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