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Big Balls Bros Party-170 Expected AMAZING VENUE FAB DJ, 90 tickets sold already!
We had 170 at our last Big Balls party - lets see if we can do it again or more at our next BIG BALLS. Balls Bros Shoe Lane (http://www.ballsbrothers.co.uk/shoe-lane/) with a fabulous area perfect for mingling/drinking/chatting and perfect for partying later on...! Last time we were here with world cup Football early on and DJ Grant doing his thing late night. It was a brilliant atmosphere and lots of positive feedback so we're going back! This is an amazing venue with an outdoor area perfect for chats if the weather permits. Come rain or shine I promise we're going to have a great time! Tickets & Prices: £9 Prepay Early Bird - On sale soon - limited time/amount £13 Standard Price -On sale once early bird tickets have sold out - limited time/amount £17 On the day/night price & CASH price. Ticket Tailor: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/190489 Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-singles-party-balls-bros-shoe-lane-170-expected-amazing-venue-tickets-49325607219 'I have paid for a ticket but I am seeing unpaid next to my name on Meetup - I am worried I don't have a ticket' - CLICK HERE : https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/51384131 PAYMENT INFO: Processing charges are added to your payments. Ticket Tailor - You can use paypal account OR any credit or debit card 'check out as guest'. Please use EVENTBRITE link only if you can't get Ticket Tailor to work or don't want to use paypal as the processing charges are more expensive...Links sometimes don't work that well on mobile phones or tablets - please try a laptop or standalone PC if you can't get the payment processing to work- also please clear temporary internet files/cookies EVENT INFO: Please join up to 160 (expected) other friendly, relaxed, party loving London Singles for a fun night out at this AMAZING VENUE! This event is open to members of ALL AGES- ALL WELCOME. By default the age range/attendees to be late 20s to early 50s. An event host will meet and greet you upon arrival to make you feel relaxed and welcome. The event hosts will introduce you to other members if you so wish also encourage you to mingle. WE HAVE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WHOLE VENUE INCLUDING MEZZANINE (below) AND OUTDOOR AREA (above) and DANCEFLOOR, drinks, mingles and chats.... (Pictures Below) ALL NIGHT LONG! We have LADIES TABLE from[masked] for ladies who want to attend solo and make friends with other ladies and share a cocktail or two before the party starts.... People arriving on their own - Its perfectly ok to arrive on your own, over 50% of our members turn up on their own... male or female we will introduce you to other friendly folks when you arrive. Please request further intros/further support on the night if you need it. FORMAT OF EVENT:[masked] ARRIVALS - Intros/Ladies Table/Mingling HAPPY HOUR/DRINKS OFFER IS £5 for SELECTED COCKTAILS - Until 8pm Meet & Greet - Introductions & Mingling with Low Volume Background Music 8.30- LATE Party Time with DJ Grant & Amazing Tunes - R&B, Party Classics, Mainstream Dance Tunes plus member requests PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY FOR QUIET TIME/MINGLING as the music goes on at 8.30 and its impossible for us to do intros at that point. LAST ENTRY: 9:30pm DRINKS PRICES: Offers £5 SELECTED cocktails Aperol Spritz, Cosmopolitan, Mojito, Margarita, Expresso Martini SUMMER SPECIAL: Pimms £20 a jug There is an extensive wine & drinks list at this venue! - CLICK HERE (http://balls-brothers.novus3.fatsomasites.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2017/07/73157-BALLS-BROTHERS-SHOE-LANE-DRINKS-MENU-20PP-JULY-2017-REFRESH-CHECKED-BY-PROOFREADER-FINAL-TS.pdf) Standard Prices Wine - Prices start from £4 a glass/£20 bottle Prosecco from £6.25 glass/£35 bottle Cocktails Standard Price from £8.75 Draught Lager Pint £4.60 Ale - None on tap - London Pride Bottles £4.86 Soft Drinks: £2.60 Please check with individual bar staff at time of at time of placing your drinks order for prices. FOOD: KITCHEN IS open with a limited menu. CLOAKROOM: Cloakroom is available and MUST BE USED. We have negotiated a good price with the venue £1 per item - we do not accept any responsibility for lost/valuable items. Please take care of your personal possessions while you are in the venue. CHILL OUT ZONE/QUIETER AREA: We do not have a separate quieter area at this venue. There is an outdoor area which will be quieter. HOW TO FIND BALLS BROTHERS: Nearest Tubes: Blackfriars - 10 minutes walk Take Farringdon Street (A201), Turn Left onto Fleet Street then right onto Shoe Lane Chancery Lane - 10 minutes walk. Take High Holburn (towards Farringdon direction), right onto New Fetter Lane then Left onto St Andrew Street. Continue. Shoe Lane/Balls Brothers will be on your left BIG LOVE LOYALTY SCHEME - Attendees will get sent an email the Monday after the event for FREE/HALF PRICE tickets to our next BIG do. You must attend to get the email! IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Please read this information. When you attend its on the understanding that you have read and understood this information: FINDING THE VENUE: Please do some research and plan your journey PRIOR to departing. Using smartphone googlemaps/streetmap, my directions above, or just an old fashioned London A-Z prior to leaving and have some idea where you are going BEFORE YOU LEAVE. Some places in London can be difficult to find regardless of whether you have directions or not. Sometimes GoogleMaps gets it wrong, Apps don't work and phone signal is not available or batteries run out. Organisers cannot be held responsible for people getting lost or not able to find places. ENTRY/GUEST LIST INFO: This is a prepay event - For entry to the event - all you need to do is quote your 'Guest List Name'. So when you purchase your ticket - you will need to enter the name you wish us to use on the guest list. If you don't know what name you have used we won't be able to find you on the guest list. Any guests of yours that arrive separately will need to quote your guest list name. If we cannot find your name on the guest list because you can't remember the name you used, you will need to show us a copy of your ticket either printed or on your email or you'll need to pay again and we will refund you upon proof of your original event payment. DRESS CODE: The venue operate a smart dress code, smart/casual - no trainers, sportswear or ripped jeans. FS is not responsible if you are unable to enter because you are not correctly dressed. This is an upmarket venue and most people will be dressing up - see our past event photos at this venue for reference PHOTOGRAPHY: WE use a photographer at our events and we put the photos on our meetup page. If you do not wish to be photographed you must inform a party manager and the photographer IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU ARRIVE at the event. We may also do Facebook Live Broadcasting. If there are photos on the website that you wish to be deleted please request by email post event. We do not have any control of photos, videos & broadcasts that our members take, or what happens to them - therefore if you're not happy/comfortable with this please consider the suitability of our events and do not attend if its going to be a problem for you. PHOTO ID: The Bar operate a Check 25 policy. If you’re lucky enough to look under 25, then you will be asked to prove you are over 21 MEETUP FEE: This is a paid meetup - price includes marketing, meetup site fees, hosts expenses, travel expenses, organisation and administration. If you do not wish to pay for the meetup please don't attend. FOCUS: The focus of our group & our events is Socialising/Meeting People/Making Friends/Having Great Nights Out. We are NOT a dating/matchmaking group. We usually get a very good ratio of M to F at our events but we do not guarantee or organise the M to F ratio at this event & you should be aware that OUR EVENTS ARE VERY POPULAR WITH MEN. If this is an factor that is going to affect the enjoyment of your event - please do not RSVP/attend & complain or make comments on the noticeboard as this will result in the removal of you from the group. Please choose alternative meetups which are more suitable to your needs. Thanks for your understanding and co-operation ATTITUDE - Please arrive with a positive attitude and make an effort to chat to people, participate and and mingle at the event. We bring venue and people together and there is no formula for fun. RSVP: If you RSVP & change your mind, please cancel your RSVP. Regular no-showers prevent the enjoyment of meetups for other meetupers, so if you do not attend, you will be marked as a no show, and may be deleted from the group.INTROS & MINGLING - Please arrive earlier for better mingling and intros, especially if you are a new member. Its very for event hosts to do intros later on in the night when its louder, busier & people are well into their convos and a bit tipsy. We attempt to provide introductions to everyone who arrives at the event. Sometimes we do miss people if we're busy and a lot of people arrive at the same time. If we accidentally miss you and you have not received an intro and would like one, please ask one of our hosts at the hosting station by the door as you came in. The party will be LOUD, LIVELY & BUSY ATMOSPHERE. The music will be an eclectic mix suitable for ALL AGES. REFUNDS- Places are non refundable, however you should let me know if for some reason you are unable to attend. RULES & ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES: Attendance of Flying Solo Events is subject to our FLYING SOLO RULES - (https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50152784) please ensure you read and understand these rules before you attend. Please also - for your own benefit read our EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES ( https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619/0/#[masked] ) - so you can understand our events, decide whether they are suitable for your needs and manage your expectations. FEEDBACK: Any constructive comments/suggestions/feedback is very much appreciated. Venting/Moaning is not. Please see event hosts on the night with any issues so we can deal with them there and then and/or forward your feedback to [masked] after the event.

Balls Brothers Shoe Lane

Athene Place, 73 Shoe Ln, London EC4A 3BQ · London

£9.00
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What we're about

"The first thing that attracted me to the group was the title, "Flying Solo." It describes we singles in a fun and liberating way. Meaning we are willing to spread our wings and open to new things. Fits me to a tee"

Flying Solo is an inspirational concept for single people in London. We are a social group for single people. We arrange social gatherings, networking, mingles, meals and parties for our members to meet up on a regular basis, make new friends, have fun and have a great time. Our aim is to empower single people and we reflect this in our events.

Membership of Flying Solo is free and our events are free or pay-as-you-go. To become a member all you need to do is join our email database, you can sign up for this when you attend your first event.

If you like to socialise and want to meet new people of the same and/or opposite sex, and find a lot of your mates don't go out because they are married/partnered up, not available due to childcare commitments, are always skint or just can't be bothered to go out, or you haven't got a 'significant other' that wants to take part in fun activities, then this is the group for you.

We arrange nights out at convenient venues where so that people can meet new people & regular members, get together, have fun and get to know each other in a relaxed, non pressurised environment. It is for people who like to socialise but do not want to be patronised or pressured into thinking that they must meet someone or be the life and soul of the party (if you want to be though that's fine too!). The aim is to have a good time, meet people, make new friends, build social confidence and have an enjoyable evening with others who are in the same boat.

All events are hosted, which means you’ll be meeted, greeted, made to feel welcome and introduced to other members (if you wish) and encouraged to mingle at every single event we run.

All of our events are suitable for members who want to attend 'on their own'. In fact most of our members, including female members, arrive Solo. You will be introduced to people upon arrival, some events we have a special Ladies table - for ladies who want to make friends and enjoy a cocktail and a natter before they mingle/party. We do not do any 'introduction games' or awkward male/female introductions & you will never be put under pressure or made to feel as though you need to meet or talk to someone on our events.

As a female led group, we are very female friendly. We know attending events and walking in to a bar/club on your own can be a nerve-wracking thing to do... so if you want to attend as a lady on her own to our events you will be very welcome and well supported.....

What people are saying about Flying Solo:

“ Last nights Yager Bar event great as my first event - friendly atmosphere to meet people my age, great host and plenty of food ”

— Paul (http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/members/204710165/) on Jun 2, 2016.

“ Good way to meet new people. ”

— Dionne (http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/members/29381362/) on Apr 14, 2016.

Please see our group review page (http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/about/comments/?op=all)for more feedback on our social events.

So if you're stuck in on a night and you want to do something with like minded people and not feel like a sad desperado, remember: Life is a Lottery, 'you've got to be in it to win it' , so get yourself involved!

We have currently have events for our members of All Ages, these are advertised as 'All Ages' events & for our 45 & above members, these are advertised as 45(ish)+ (FS45+).

Our All Ages group has no age restrictions but you should note that most of our members are by default, overall in their 30s, 40s & 50s. We are not an 'ageist' group or strict on age limits, but experience has shown me that people of different age groups/generations do sometimes enjoy different types of nights out/different atmospheres/venues etc and I try to take that into account when I create the different meetups.

Look out for meet ups coming up and suggestions for what people would like to do are always welcome, or if you'd like to host your own events or co-host with me- great! Please drop me an email or see me at events with your ideas. Constructive feedback and ideas on how we can improve our events are always welcome and valued , please email me on sarah@flyingsoloevents.co.uk or see me in person at an event.

How to get the most out of Flying Solo Meetup Group

• Please read the meetup info before you RSVP - Sounds obvious but a lot of people don't. Some meetups may not be your thing - I try to provide as much info for you to make an informed choice - but you can't do this if you don't read the info.

• You are much more likely to make friends if you come to events regularly. People come along on our meets to see other people they have met on previous meets! & believe it or not its a small world - even on London Meetup! If you attend regularly, you will soon notice our 'regular faces' as well as meeting new people each and every event.

• Have a clear profile photoso that other members can see who you are. Nothing fancy, no cats, dogs, landscapes or other people in your pic, just a nice face shot so people can recognise you on Meetup. If you need a nice pic doing, please let me know & I'll take one for you.

• Interact with members between meets using meetup event message boards. Be friendly... say hi, introduce yourself, join in with the pre & post event banter! People will feel that you are friendly and like they know you already when they meet you at the meet!

Look forward to meeting you at our warm, fun, relaxed and friendly group!

Sarah C

Group Organiser

Flying Solo London - Social Group for Single People

Please note:

We are a very active group. If you don't want to be receiving email from me/our hosts please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/48809891).

Membership and Attendance of all events is subject to our FS Meetup Group Rules (http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50152784/0/#129636102)- please read.

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