What we're about

Hi and welcome to East London Lesbians Meetup group! This is a friendly and welcoming Meetup group that is supportive of diversity, including bi, trans and nonbinary identities.

We organise regular and one off events to suit all social & cultural tastes. If you fancy a trip to an art gallery, a walk in the woods, or a chat over dinner where you can connect with more people, you have come to the right place.

Our regular Monthly Meet ups include:

A monthly Supper Club that tours the eateries of East London. Hosted by Róisín and Mel.

A monthly gathering to see the drag show 'Drag Out the Weekend' at the Northcote pub in Leyton/Leytonstone. A space to catch up with other ELL members, enjoy great gastro pub food and watch a different drag act each month. Hosted by Hebba. https://thenorthcotee11.com/

A monthly Book Club held at the Castle Pub in Walthamstow Village. Hosted by Róisín and Nic.

A monthly low key Board Games Evening at a cosy pub in Walthamstow Village with craft beer and a lovely garden nook. Held on the 1st Monday every month. Hosted by Maria.

A monthly gathering at the Red Lion pub in Leytonstone. Hosted by Kirsten. https://theredlionleytonstone.com/

There are also many other one-off cultural and social events scheduled on our calendar.

We offer some events that are unlimited in numbers and some that are smaller with a fixed number attending plus a wait list. Smaller groups are arranged for people who prefer a more intimate event and also on occasions where we are limited by numbers e.g. restaurant table sizes. You will always be expected to book your own tickets for events but we try and make arrangements so we can sit together.

Please RSVP YES only if you wish to join us. We ask that members treat RSVPing to a meet up with the same level of commitment they would an arrangement to meet a friend. You would not just fail to turn up unless it was a major emergency. It's horrible and disheartening to be stood up and it may mean others on the wait list who want to come are prevented from doing so. Organisers and Event Hosts organise the group in their own time and the monthly website subscription fees are paid by the organiser.

On this basis, if you do not attend a meet up without changing your rsvp to "no" and cancel at the last minute on two occasions your membership will be cancelled. Obviously, this excludes emergencies. We just ask you let us know in good time that you can't come.

We encourage members to host events that they are interested in and we would be delighted to support you if you wish to host an event that interests you in an area/venue you're familiar with. Examples of events that members have run include cinema visits, basketball, art walks and walks in Epping Forest.

We strongly advise that members do not advertise their phone numbers, or any other personal details, in the comments section which is available on every meet up organised. You can email other members within the group or swap numbers when you meet.

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The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs @ Soho Theatre

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"Benediction" a film by Terence Davies

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Laughing Labia - all-female comedy night

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