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Big Singles Gherkin Party - 250 Expected -FAB DJ- Amazing Venue 275 Tickets Sold
PLEASE READ OUR EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES BEFORE ATTENDING ANY OF OUR EVENTS click here: https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619 Party 4/4 of our fantastic Summer Season! At our members FAVOURITE venue. Come rain or shine I promise this is going to be an AMAZING night. Even better, the Sterling has had a refurb & its looking AMAZING! Meet up, make friends, mingle & dance with single people of ALL AGES in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. In July we had a great times at the Gherkin, with 252 attendees and a full Gherkin.. fab atmosphere - great party - 10 ratings of 4.8/5 stars on Meetup is conclusive 'EVERYONE LOVES A GHERKIN'... So lets do it again. Our events are open to members of all ages however you should be aware our default age for this event is 28-55 & we have loud and lively/busy atmosphere after 8.30pm. THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT...! TICKET SALES: PREPAY ONLY (due to venue licensing conditions!). Please be aware that due to the popularity of the venue/event, we expect this event to SELL OUT - therefore buying your ticket promptly is advisable Prices Early Bird Tickets £10 SOLD OUT! Standard Price Tickets £15 on sale NOW TO BUY TICKETS CLICK LINKS BELOW: TICKET TAILOR : https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/181445/ EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-singles-gherkin-party-250-expected-fab-dj-amazing-venue-tickets-48022742315 (Use Eventbrite if you can't get ticket tailor to work as the charges are more expensive) Processing charges will be added to your ticket prices. We operate a TICKETLESS SYSTEM for our events - so YOU DO NOT NEED NEED TO PRINT A TICKET FOR THIS EVENT (unless you want to). Just quote your Guest List Name, Surname to our event hosts upon arrival. I have paid - so why is it showing as unpaid on meetup, do I have a ticket? - CLICK HERE: https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/51384131 PREPAY ONLY BY - NO CASH/CARD ON THE NIGHT AT THIS VENUE Venue Licensing Forbids- SORRY! NO PAYMENT = NO ENTRY EVENT INFO: We have exclusive hire of the whole venue at THE STERLING BAR - BASE OF THE GHERKIN! (http://www.thesterlingbar.co.uk/venue-details/) (Nearest Tube Liverpool Street/Bank/Aldgate) The Sterling 'This stylish city bar sits at the base of The Gherkin, one of London’s most famous and iconic buildings. There’s a great range of wine and drink to complement good conversation. The glass walled, main bar offers plenty of space and great views out onto the concourse and the impressive architecture and unique design make The Sterling a trendy spot in the centre of the City. Yes we have the Sterling...! The City Boys & Girls will not be around at the weekend, (hopefully some of them will be off duty & joining us!), so we have the GHERKIN BAR all to ourselves...& we will have some tables outside which we can use if we have some nice weather.. Dress code will be Smart Casual/Dressed up but not formal. FORMAT OF EVENT: Entry 6.30pm -9.30pm FEMALE FRIENDLY! We will have a 'ladies table' designated from 6.30pm for ladies who wish to come on their own & meet 'wing women/gal pals' for the night. (Please arrive early if you wish to use the ladies table). Maybe dare I even chance to say an 'outdoor' ladies table if its warm enough whoohoo! Be part of it ladies! Chatting & Mingling:[masked]pm Music & Dancing (Music & DJ/Disco): 8.30pm until 12pm/close This is an AMAZING VENUE & we have our own exclusive venue hire, I have organised a fabulous party with our resident DJ Grant.... so we can have some great tunes selected & mixed and we will be able to take member requests, so we can listen to the music we like! As usual we will start the event nice and quietly for mingling/convos and louder volume music later on for dancing. We will be clearing the dancefloor area for dancing probably around 8.30pm ish but if you still want to continue nattering with your new mates or a certain person, or need a rest from dancing, you can use the quieter area upstairs bar or al fresco using the very nice outside tables (weather dependant). We have fab hosts joining myself on the night and they will be there to meet and greet you, introduce you to others, help you to mingle and get you in the mood, and support you throughout the night. DRINKS PRICES: NO HAPPY HOUR HERE - Sorry! FOOD IS NOT AVAILABLE - Sorry - please eat before or ask for a passout. Nearest place for eats is Liverpool Street Station Standard Prices: Wine from £3.80 glass-£20 Bottle Prosecco £6.75/£37 a bottle Draught Lager from £5.10 per pint Ale from £5.15 per pint Soft Drinks from £3 Cocktails from £8.75 IMPORTANT INFO - please read!: Please read ALL EVENT INFO - When you RSVP for our events, its on the assumption that you have read all event info. Please take ownership of your own responsibility for choosing events which are suitable for yourself. • This event is for all ages, our default age range is 28-55 - ALL AGES WELCOME • If you look or may look under 25 please bring photo ID/proof of age as the venue have right to refuse admission if you do not have proof of age. There may also be a light bag search. • Please arrive EARLY i.e. 6.30pm for better intros mingling & conversations, especially if you are a new member. Its very hard for me to do intros later on in the night when people are well into their convos, tend to be in groups and a bit tipsy and nigh on impossible when it is packed, the music is loud and the event is in full swing! We do not do any intros after 8.30pm for this reason. • There will be loud music later on in the night. If you prefer an event without music where you can have lots of intimate conversations, please join us at one of our quieter meet ups! • Please do some research and plan your journey using smartphone googlemaps/streetmap or just an old fashioned London A-Z prior to leaving and have some idea where you are going. Some places in London can be difficult to find and I cannot be held responsible for people getting lost or not able to find places. • Ticket Price includes full time planning, administration & organisation costs, meetup site charges, marketting, hosts expenses, professional hosting fees and payment processing charges. We think our events represent excellent value for money, but if you don't & are not happy with paying for the event please don't come to the event! Tickets are non-refundable • THIS IS A PREPAY event - We cannot allow cash on the door (sorry!) due to venue license. Please help me out by paying for the tickets using the above links promptly • For entry all you'll need to do is quote your PAYMENT NAME/EMAIL ADDRESS which you will be asked for when you RSVP to the meet. Make sure you quote this name on the door when you arrive. We have an app/doorlist with everyone's name on it, no need to print tickets. •Guests are welcome, but if you're going to bring a guest, sounds obvious but please make sure they are single & please make sure they have seen the event info/format & read the important info before attending •Dress code is smart casual, cocktail dress, dressed up but not formal, fancy dress or accessorising (OPTIONAL), no sportswear, no hoodies, no ripped jeans. • We use a photographer at our events and we put the photos on our meetup page/website. If you do not wish to be photographed you must inform a party manager and the photographer WHEN YOU ARRIVE at the event. 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 or responsibility for photos, videos & broadcasts including 'Facebook Live' that our guests/hosts/organisers/members take - 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 • 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 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. • Please note that snacks provided may be peanuts or other snacks which contain traces of nuts and nut oils or may have been made alongside other products containing nuts. Deciding to take part in an event, deciding whether to attend an environment where these items are present, and/or whether to consume snacks at the event is a decision and the responsibility of the individual - FS Events can not be held responsible for any issues resulting from food allergies. •Attendance is subject to our disclaimer. Please CLICK HERE (http://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/48809375) to view. Members and their guest who attend our events do so subject to our FS MEETUP GROUP RULES - Please CLICK HERE (https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50152784) to view. •Constructive Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated. Moaning & venting is not. We all work very hard to try to ensure members all have a good time. We can influence sometimes, but we cannot control venue factors i.e. quality of food/drinks/service, please see the venue management for these issues as you normally would. Please see an event host in the first instance so issues to do with the event can be dealt with/explained on the night.. if not please email post event. [masked]

The Gherkin (The Sterling)

30 St Mary Axe, EC3A 8BF · London

£15.00
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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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