LAAG NEW MEMBERS/First Timers WELCOMING SOCIAL (but all members welcome)

  • January 10, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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The first one was a great evening, so here's another NEW MEMBERS' SOCIAL, to welcome our newer members & first timers (ALL members welcome, to help meet and greet our newer shipmates).

18:30 - We'll meet DOWNSTAIRS, MAIN BAR, in the curtained-off area (at the short end of the bar).

(N.B Our regular monthly talks are upstairs in a private room (DOORS 7pm, start 7:30), but these newbie socials are DOWNSTAIRS + CURTAINED OFF AREA, FROM 18:30)

JARVIS LECHAT, INTERSPECIES REPRESENTATIVE, SPEAKING FROM LAAG HQ (If "Getting atheists to agree is like herding cats" (Richard Dawkins), then a cat herder might not be a bad idea ;-))

ABOUT THIS EVENT

All members welcome and the meetup is aimed at welcoming & getting to know new members/first timers. Some organisers will be present to answer any questions about the group, chat about your individual journeys to atheism if you wish to do so, discuss any ideas etc. Don't worry, it is a warm and welcoming group and no one is pressured to talk! All members, new and er.. er.. er.. 'experienced'?  ...are welcome to come along for a social chit-chat & catch-up, and to help welcome our new members to our growing community.


LONDON ATHEIST ACTIVIST GROUP is known as 'LAAGers', we welcome you!


We'll arrive from 18:30 (DOWNSTAIRS, CURTAINED OFF AREA AT THE SHORT END OF THE BAR)... come along any time in the evening that suits you (usually a fair number of people do tend to stay till closing time at LAAG social events, so there should be someone to greet you all evening) Obviously you can arrive earlier if you like, and there is a reasonable menu selection if you want to eat there. (Feedback on food has been good!)

Where?

Well served for transport and in a very central location, (From Temple Tube you can even enjoy the gorgeous views of the river first) it's a pleasant 5 mins walk to our (un)spiritual home at the genial Devereux Pub. We'll meet DOWNSTAIRS, MAIN BAR, in the curtained-off area (at the short end of the bar).

DIRECTIONS

The route to the Devereux Pub from Temple station is very easy and only 5 mins - but we've shown it on the photo below as it can be a bit tricky to find the first time - it involves a pedestrian route going through a covered stone flight of steps.

See you there! And...

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A voluntary donation of £2 or £3 is suggested as for all socials, which helps cover the group's costs and allows activism events and materials.



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  • haggis_lad

    Running late. Will be there for 1945. Serves me right for living in the sticks. I'm nearly Amish out here

    January 10, 2014

  • Kieron

    An excellent evening, our new members seem settled in quickly and all seemed to enjoy themselves. I didn't managed to speak to everyone, but will do my best next time.

    1 · January 12, 2014

  • Brian

    Great opportunity to meet new members + great conversations

    3 · January 11, 2014

    • Kieron

      Agreed, and even on the train home we were still going strong eh Brian. Struck up a conversation with a Christian couple, their son had just made his first (un)holy communion, and they didn't really comprehend the cannibal aspect of the ritual,,, but they do now ..!

      1 · January 12, 2014

  • Adrian

    Great night and this time we even spilled over into the main bar from our reserved area. Perhaps we've outgrown this space. Either way it was a delightful evening. I certainly had some great conversations and met, I hope, all the newbies. Thanks too, to the regulars and organisers who came along and supported the night. And thanks to Cloe for organising the 'after-party' festivities!

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • Georgi L.

      Marek even managed to score himself a nickname already! No idea what it means, but then I don't think he did either ( hic!)

      January 12, 2014

  • Anna

    Great, very friendly.

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Paul R

    Great to meet and talk to everyone last night.

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Georgi L.

    The best line of the evening was Peter, with "There are no duds here!". LOL.... And he's right - a full room and a great bunch of people turned up, mingled, got to know each other ...and of course the inevitable after- party-party led by our 'Initiation Organiser', Cloe ;-)

    Don't forget folks, the next event is on Tuesday 14th, upstairs at the Devereux again, 7pm for 7:30 start and is a more formal speaker event (followed by social time) - this month the talk is about monarchy, and we'll have REPUBLIC's CEO, Graham Smith as our speaker (Clear parallels with atheism for irrational deference, privileges in law, and sycophancy (for a start), it is not surprising that a huge percentage of atheists are republicans) LINK:http://www.meetup.com/London-Atheist-Activist-Group-friendly-community/events/136272702/

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Mihai M.

    Great welcoming social as always. Not my first one and certainly not my last!

    4 · January 11, 2014

    • Cloe

      M had his initiation.

      2 · January 11, 2014

  • Peter

    Great!

    2 · January 11, 2014

  • Jess E.

    Hi, sorry had to change my RSVP. Not very well. Will try and come to the next thing!

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Mark R.

    Sorry can't make it .Will try again for the next one

    January 10, 2014

  • Anthony H.

    and I now have to work late... There goes my new years resolution to get more involved. Hope to meet you all one day. Have a good night.

    2 · January 10, 2014

  • Georgi L.

    Just a little reminder: This meetup is DOWNSTAIRS in the curtained off area, from 18:30 (i.e. Main bar, not our usual upstairs room as for the talks). Obviously feel free to arrive earlier or later as it suits you... we'll be there till closing time.

    3 · January 9, 2014

    • Cloe

      They curtain us off so we don't interact and disturb the normal people.

      3 · January 10, 2014

    • Georgi L.

      Who wants to be 'normal' anyway? ;-)

      January 10, 2014

  • Georgi L.

    Hi folks, be prepared to be even more friendly than usual tonight ;-)... our private area at the pub could be rather full as we've opened up the numbers to allow waitlisted people in - but as people turn up at different times it should be fine (and we can always expand into the main bar area if needed).

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Emma

    Hey guys, I may not be able to make it tonight sorry. I have just started a new job so should really be at the end of week work drinks they are doing. Depends how late it keeps me...

    1 · January 10, 2014

    • Georgi L.

      No worries Emma, just drop in if you can and otherwise we'll look forward to seeing you another time. Good luck with the new job!

      January 10, 2014

  • Roger

    Although I can't be there tonight (I will be rehearsing the London Saxophone Choir) it's wonderful to see so many new people interested in finding out what we're up to!

    3 · January 10, 2014

  • Ana

    I will come tomorrow with one of my friend. He is not a member. Hope it wont be a big deal

    January 9, 2014

    • Georgi L.

      He's welcome Ana (I assume his intentions are 'honourable"? ;-))

      1 · January 10, 2014

  • Paul R

    Phew, just got the last spot. See you there.

    2 · January 9, 2014

  • Felix

    Unfortunately I can not attend because I will be attending the event 'Homosexuality is not Un-African'.

    January 9, 2014

    • Adrian

      It's a shame that clashes, but you can't be in two places at once. Hope to welcome you at another LAAG event soon :-)

      January 9, 2014

  • Adrian

    Our first event like this back in October was really good fun, and what with it being new year we've had quite a few joining this month who are coming along. Looking forward to meeting you all :-)

    2 · January 7, 2014

  • Alex D

    Would it be OK to pencil myself in provisionally, even tho I'm an occasional rather than a noob? I'll prob be in town that day, but if so will likely be a little late. Would be great to see y'all - even if you turn me away cos you're full and I'm not a confirmed "yes"!

    2 · January 5, 2014

    • Adrian

      That's fine Alex - it's a very casual event :-)

      January 6, 2014

    • haggis_lad

      I'm sure there is a stable you could use

      2 · January 6, 2014

  • Alan B

    First timer... See you there...

    2 · December 28, 2013

    • Cloe

      Reppin' Herts.

      1 · December 29, 2013

  • haggis_lad

    Hope to see many of you there and still suffering from festive hangovers :p

    November 30, 2013

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