I've changed our October meeting venue (this Sunday!) to The Mews - which looks like an interesting and hopefully fairly quiet venue - in the centre of Southend.
Bacchus looks wonderfully quirky, but, although I respect choices about what people want to eat and so forth, the cruelty involved in creating foie gras upsets me so much that I wasn't comfortable patronising a venue that serves it.
Being the Sunday afore Hallowe'en, I thought we could converse about all this mystical. Perhaps mysticism as the pre-cursor to philosophy and the importance of magical thinking to otherwise rational humans.
And also; have a nice cocktail and generally a pleasant time with interesting company.
I do hope you can make it!