UPDATE 28/9/13 14:30: A contact number has been emailed to everyone RSVP'd. If anyone else wants to come along and needs the contact number, do feel free to email Georgi (for regulars, it's the usual LAAG outside events number). We're meeting at 14:30 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall ROOFTOP GARDENS. Arrive whenever you like, though we will mosey down to the Street festival and the street food trucks by 15:00. Weather forecast: a warm 19 degrees, and sunny :-)
A New Theme For Our Sunday Socials : TEMPTATION!
Or ...VICE IS A VIRTUE (Religious, so-called vice that is)
I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me. (George Bernard Shaw)
Why do religionists mix up vice with virtue? They love faith; a vice in virtue's clothing that harms others, yet seem to be scared of enjoying themselves with things that do no one else any harm! So how about we turn it back around ...
We'll break those things morons and mormons believe get you on the Naughty Step! (Adultery might be one we leave to you though!). This month we've organised 'GLUTTONY'...
There is no love sincerer than the love of food. (George Bernard Shaw)
MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT
Community is an important part of this group's remit, so to meet friends old and new come along for an afternoon/evening of conversation & shared laughs with people who understand your views! It's a friendly & welcoming group, & makes a nice change to be able to say whatever you like without someone deciding to be "offended" (BOO HOO!)
We might have mixed up the '7 Stupid rules for sheep' with the '10 Stupid rules for sheep', but actually they're all a load of bollocks anyway so who cares eh? Happy not to know in this case ...& besides, the '7 Deadly things', like most of the 10 Naughty Step things aren't even against the law, so that's how 'deadly' they really are ;-).
They deserve to be broken...
GLUTTONY....AT THE REAL FOOD FESTIVAL
Not tempted? You might be doing it wrong then! What sort of atheist are you...come on, let that hedonism out... ;-)
We're meeting at 14:30 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall ROOFTOP GARDENS (In the cafe there if it's raining). Arrive whenever you like, though we will mosey down to the Street festival and the street food trucks by 15:00 (an outside events mobile number will be emailed out the night before so you can find us easily). There are usually a good number of people who stay till late evening at these events.
(Voluntary donations of £2 or £3 are suggested towards the LAAG fund, to help towards costs of the group and its activities)
ABOUT THE REAL FOOD FESTIVAL:
We may not have much longer to enjoy the great outdoors this year, so let's head off to the Southbank while the going is hopefully still good ...(if it rains there are plenty of hostelries where wannabe gluttons can have a wafer thin mint...)
As well as all sorts of street food to sample (YUM), there are demos by top chefs, the Sheep Show (hopefully not Xtians?) featuring live animals...
...and plenty of live music (well that could mean anything, but what the hell, let's give it a go...)
This three day festival champions small producers, the kind who are often too small or niche to set up a rent paying shop. So it's down to events like this to give them a platform. These suppliers are the ones that the top London restaurants are using.
The Real Food Market appears every weekend, from Friday to Sunday, behind the Southbank Centre and food sold at the stalls is of a high standard, in line with the philosophy behind the Real Food movement - to promote British produce that's nutritionally rich, and made using sustainable and ethical methods. Small-scale producers gather in Southbank Centre Square, the courtyard behind Royal Festival Hall to show and sell their wares, so you can stuff your bag-for-life full of tasty cheese, delicious pies, fresh pasta, seasonal fruit and vegetables, organic meat and many other delicacies.
More info and map
Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station (you can also walk across the foot bridge from Embankment tube)
Meet at 14:30 (till 15:00), at the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Gardens. There's a café there if it's a bit wet and it's adjacent to the Food Festival where we'll be heading to , at 15:00
The garden was designed by the Eden Project