What we're about
Welcome to East End Lesbians, Bi and Queer Women
The group is open to all women of any age who identify as lesbian, bisexual or queer. Refugees and asylum seekers welcome! No haters of any variety, ta!
Our Meetups are planned and run by members, so are as varied as our members’ interests and imagination. No one is paid to do this - we do it for love!
There are a mixture of regular and one off social, sporty and cultural events mostly based in East London, although some further afield. There are smaller events with limited numbers and a wait list and events that are unlimited in numbers. Many events are free or low cost. We also aim to give access details where these are available or at least give the link to the event. For ticketed events you will always be expected to buy your own tickets, but we will try to arrange to sit together.
If you come to a few meetups and like the cut of our jib, then you too can start running stuff. The more the merrier! Just let an event organiser know and we will help you get started! But you can just be a ‘joiner-in’ too - because nothing would run without you!
Events coming soon: FRINGE! Queer Film Festival, Pizza night and Noodle Night in Stratford, The Enchanted Garden at William Morris Gallery, Die Valkyrie, Alleluja, Heidi Bucher at Parasol Unit, Madness of George III, Diversity LGBT Choir winter concerts...
First Timers Brunch is especially for those new to the group and Meetup. Attend up to 3 times till you have found your feet and made some buddies
Vegetarian/Vegan Eat up open to all who love food, vegan, veggy, flexi... come and join the fun!
Drinks and chat in a fab Bethnal Green Boozer, first Tuesday every month. A chance to chill, meet new and old friends, drink (sobriety respected) and eat some great pub food.
Book Club meets in a smashing pub in Walthamstow. We eat and drink and talk about our experience of the book and this provides a kicking off point for a wide ranging and often raucous discussion. Members suggest and choose the books we read.
Film Club We watch a film and then eat, drink and talk about the film, films we love and anything else that takes our fancy. You do not have to be an expert just love the movies.
NTLive is for theatre, opera and ballet lovers who didn't snag a ticket in time or are too skint for the real thing.
See our calendar of events for full details of these and other one off events
Knowing who you are Please use your own name and a recognisable picture. If you cannot do this for safety reasons message me and I will make alternate arrangements.
Cancellation policy: we don't do no-shows in this group, we treat meetups as we would do meeting friends, and cancel promptly, at least 24 hours before the start of the event, or send apologies. Cancelling way in advance allows a person on the waiting list to take your place and enjoy themselves instead of you. If you can’t do that, then our group is not for you.
Online safety Only share phone numbers and other personal information by private message. Do not share via comments as this is visible to everyone. We try and keep trolls out but people are not always who they seem to be online. You cannot be a member of this group if we cannot message you. You can always block someone on messaging if necessary.
Promoters Anyone suspected of joining only as an event promoter will be asked to leave the group.
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See you soon!
Linda, Jess, Bry, Baharak, Tolu, Kyla, Claudia, Shelley, Patricia, Susan, Raf, Gemma, Cat, Jane, Evi, Sara, and Jo.