What we're about
Hi and welcome to East London Lesbians Meet Up group.
We welcome all women to this Meet Up group; lesbians, bisexual women, queer women, trans women and all who identify as women.
We organise regular and one off events to suit all social & cultural tastes.If you fancy a quiet midweek trip to the cinema in a small group, for example, or a drink in a pub where you can connect with more people, you have come to the right place.
Our regular Monthly Meet ups include:
1st Monday every month - A monthly low key board games evening at a cosy pub in Walthamstow Village; gastro pub, craft beer and a lovely garden nook - starts October 3rd and hosted by Maria
2nd Tuesday every month - a gathering at The Red Lion in Leytonstone. Very accessible (2 minute walk from tube - central line). A space to eat, talk and enjoy a great gastro pub food and catch up with other ELL members. Hosted by Molly http://theredlionleytonstone.com/
3rd Monday every month - A Women's Group run by the East London Out Project providing support and guidance for lesbians in a social setting. ELOP also offer a range of services which can be accessed via this event. Hosted by ELOP.
A monthly Book Club - details to follow
4th Week every monthly - Supper Club that tours the eateries of East London. Hosted by Molly and guest hosts.
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 numbers attending plus a wait list. Smaller groups are arrange 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 bookyour 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 blocked 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.
The only event that does not operate this strict policy is the Monday pub night in E17 where we appreciate you RSVPing yes, but it's no problem if you don't make it.
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 basketball 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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