The purpose of the group is to be an open forum for anyone who is interested in polyamory and able to attend, to meet poly people and find out more about polyamory, socialise with others who understand the concept and discuss anything you want to really. It is NOT designed as a "cruising" or "picking up" event, so don't come expecting everyone to be looking for new partners. If you receive unsolicited "let's meet" or other predatory messages from a member, please forward them to the admin team. We aim to be a safe space for everyone.
We meet in a pub which is accessible for wheelchair users, not too noisy, not too expensive, serves food, is central ... we've really tried to make the venue as accessible as possible for most people. Our new venue for the Tuesday meetup does have a couple of steps at the entrance, there is a buzzer to inform pub staff if you need assistance or a ramp. If you need assistance and if you wish, you can let the group organisers know in advance and we'll make sure the pub staff are expecting you. Do come along if you are interested in meeting poly people, if you are poly yourself, or if you think you might be. We're a friendly lot and don't generally bite. :-)
NOTE TO MEDIA PEOPLE OR RESEARCHERS: Our members often do not appreciate researchers asking questions at meet ups. I am not a spokesperson for polyamory and I do not appreciate the endless flow of requests for information. Please seek information online or from the Poly Media Association http://www.polymediaassociation.com/ If you email me with questions about polyamory I am most likely to forward your request to someone from the PMA anyway. We also strongly recommend you read this guide to interviewing poly people - http://emanix.livejournal.com/30996.html.