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 register you as a member we will need to use your email address, you will provide this to us when you book tickets for our events.

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!

Our group has no age restrictions but you should note that most of our members are by default, overall in their 30s, 40s & 50s.

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 photo so 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.

GDPR compliance & Mailing List

Flying Solo is a MEMBERS ONLY social group. Membership is free and our events are 'pay as you go'. To be eligible for FREE membership you provide us with and authorise us with use of your email address, and you become a member automatically when you join us on one of our meetups (you opt into our membership when you buy a ticket/register for a free ticket). We use your email address for our own purposes, to keep you in our membership datatabase, keep in touch with you and to make you aware of news and events. The only information we keep/use is your email address. We do not sell your email address or let 3rd parties use it. If you do not want us to use your email address, you cannot become a member or attend group events. You can unsubscribe from our group emails at any time by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the page. You can unsubscribe from Meetup messages (automatically generated) by changing your settings on meetup - please CLICK HERE (https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002863152-How-do-I-unsubscribe-from-Meetup-emails-) to see the Meetup Help article with instructions

Upcoming events (5+)

Saturday Night FEVER@Disco54 NEW VENUE FREE ENTERTAINMENT -HAPPY HOUR/FREE DRINK

PLEASE READ OUR EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES BEFORE RSVP/ATTENDING our events https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619 £5 LIMITED PREPAY Tickets - INCLUDES WELCOME DRINK /FREE NIBBLES /ENTRY TO THE CLUB - processing charges are added to ticket price. TICKET LINK: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/256568 £7 CASH ON THE NIGHT Please remember to RSVP! Let's END May with another Saturday night out that is going to send SHOCKWAVES through the FS community and be this year's talked about event....Disco 54 at Cafe de Paris Leicester Square. https://www.disco-54.co.uk/. Its time to liberate your fabulous single disco loving Saturday night out at this at this brand new, fabulously amazing night out 'Electrify your night at Disco54 at Cafe de Paris. Taking inspiration from New York’s infamous Studio54, Disco54 a place where you can have your night your way! Start your night watching the incredible immersive Disco Cabaret Show whilst enjoying drinks and end your night dancing ’til 3am with our resident DJ’s spinning absolute bangers from Old School Disco to NuDisco' EVENT INFO Join other relaxed, friendly, relaxed sociable singles. Due to the popularity of the club, it is highly recommendabled to arrive early to maximize our time together with other meetup members. I will be hosting so will be there to meet & greet and introduce you to others if required. Please arrive between 6.30 & 8pm for this meetup, as entertainment starts at 8.15pm ( performers, dancers and acrobats) and DJ from 9:30. We are told. A welcome drink shot for everyone before arriving 8 pm and some free Nachos to share amongst the group. We will be meeting and greeting and introducing all our guests to each other when you are arrive. Wristbands will be used to know who the people from the group are. HOW TO FIND US Disco54 -Cafe De Paris, short distance from Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square HOW TO FIND US/ AREA AT DISCO54: Tables booked on the Mezzanine. Please ask RECEPTION staff for help to find our location - DO NOT ASK BAR STAFF Free cloakroom until 10pm. Please arrive by 9pm latest for this meetup. HAPPY HOUR till 8pm which includes 241 House Cocktails, 241 House Beers & £30 bottles of Prosecco. Single friends and guests are welcome Once you are inside the venue you can remain until the end of the Clubbing night at 3am at no extra cost. Dress code is smart and elegant. No trainers allowed FREE drink & FREE Nibbles are provided complimentary by the venue - food is a nibble or two, it is not a full meal, so please eat before if you're hungry or order food from the bar food menu. A valid ID (Passport, European id, or Driving Licence but no student card, travel passes or bank or credit cards) may need to be shown at the entrance. Minimum age for this event is 21 years. - Club rules not ours EVENT SUITABILITY: WE DO NOT have a private room or any control over the music volume for this venue. We have not done this venue before so we don't know how loud the music is going to be at what time, when the DJ starts, if the entertainment starts on time/why doesn't it/what time the food comes out ETC ETC. These are VENUE FACTORS beyond our control. We will figure it all out on the night, If you want a quiet meetup with no loud music, lots of conversations and getting to know you time, where everything happens at precise times, this is not the meetup for you. Please skip this one and choose another meetup which is suitable for your needs.

Big Summer Singles Party-Fabulous DJ-Outdoor Area-150 Expected! 70 tickets sold

Balls Brothers Austin Friars

£8.00

Please read our EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES (https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619/0/#[masked]) both before you RSVP and before you attend our events. Tickets & Prices: £8 Prepay Early Bird £12 Standard Price - When Early Bird Tickets have sold out £15 Last Minute Tickets/Cash on the Door Price Ticket Links: Ticket Tailor: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/flyingsolo/262115/ Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/big-balls-singles-summer-party-fabulous-dj-outdoor-area-150-expected-tickets-61025969317 PAYMENT INFO: Processing charges are added to your payments. Use Ticket Tailor for cheaper processing. You can pay by any credit or debit card. EVENT INFO: Join up to 150 (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. Summer is here - Time to start our Summer Season parties - so lets kick it off at an amazing party at a venue our members LOVE! Event hosts 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. Balls Bros Austin Friars. A well located venue with fabulous layout, mezzanine, dancefloor, quiet room and outdoor area.. I reckon we might have covered ALL bases on this one. Downstairs area perfect for mingling/drinking/chatting and equally suitable for dancing & partying later on...! BB AF WEBSITE (https://www.ballsbrothers.co.uk/austin-friars/) 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 Meet & Greet - Introductions & Mingling with Low Volume Background Music 8.30- LATE Party Time with DJ & Amazing Tunes - A mix of R&B, Party Classics, Mainstream, Latin & Dance Tunes LAST ENTRY: 9:30pm DRINKS PRICES: HAPPY HOUR/DRINKS OFFER IS SELECTED DRINKS ASK AT BAR - until 8pm Wine Bottle £15 Prosecco Bottle £20 Amstel pint £4 Classic Cocktails £5 Standard Prices Wine - Prices start from £6.20 a glass/£22 bottle Prosecco from £7.50 glass/£36 bottle Cocktails Standard Price from £9.25 Amstel Draught Pint £4.85 London Pride £5.10 Soft Drinks: from £2.50 Please check with individual bar staff at time of at time of placing your drinks order for prices. FOOD: KITCHEN is open until 9.30 - Grazing Menu CLOAKROOM: Cloakroom is available and MUST BE USED £1 per item - we do not accept any responsibility for lost/valuable items. Please take care of your personal possessions. CHILL OUT ZONE/QUIETER AREA: We have a quieter room next to the main party room, for you to continue conversations once the DJ music starts. 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! HOW TO FIND BALLS BROTHERS AUSTIN FRIARS (VERY IMPORTANT): Nearest Tubes: Bank/Liverpool Street - 6 minutes walk max Austin Friars is a pedestrianised set of roads off OLD BROAD street. You can get onto Austin Friars a number of ways, including 2 exits off OLD BROAD STREET - Pinner's Passage & Austin Friars. Please see the photo for a map. ENTRY/GUEST LIST INFO: 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. • 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. • 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. Optional Masquerade Ball Theme • 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 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 • 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 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. • 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. • Places are non refundable, however you should let me know if for some reason you are unable to attend. • 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 Please read our EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES • Any constructive comments/suggestions/feedback is very much appreciated. Venting/Moaning is not. Please see event hosts on the night with any issues and/or forward your feedback to [masked] after the event.

FREE EVENT Tiger Tiger - FREE DRINK & 241 HAPPY HOUR ! 100+ Expected

Ticket Link to register for FREE place - NO TICKET NO ENTRY: http://buytickets.at/flyingsolo/261038 Join other sociable Londoners in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We're in a top london location which is VERY POPULAR WITH OUR MEMBERS - Please read our EVENT ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES (https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619) - before you RSVP or attend our meetups. FREE EVENT - JUNE SPECIAL. You must register for a FREE TICKET to get entry to our event. You must select either Male Ticket/Female Ticket. Please note we always have more Men than females, especially at FREE EVENTS. We are restricting Male tickets, but if you're wanting a 50/50 event with lots of ladies, and it's going to spoil your evening if you don't get that, please choose an alternative event. Ticket Link to register for FREE place: http://buytickets.at/flyingsolo/261038 NEW TICKET RULES - You can only register for 1 ticket per person. If you want friends to join they will need to register themselves using their own guest list name and their own email address. No more than one ticket per person - anyone who registers duplicate tickets will have the additional ticket deleted. You don't need to bring tickets to our events, simply turn up and quote your guest list name when you arrive. EVENT INFO: Lets get together, chat and make friends with LOW VOLUME BACKGROUND MUSIC ....perfect for chatting & getting to know you !! ...We have our own private room in PICCADILLY CIRCUS where we can chill out chat and mingle in an amazing location in the heart of the WEST END. We have a FREE WELCOME DRINK for everyone who arrives before 8pm and we will be meeting, greeting and introducing all our guests to each other as they arrive.. Please arrive[masked]pm latest for this event. The Mingle/Social aspect of the night will end at 9pm. For members who wish to continue the night, there is a FREE afterparty with DJ & Dancing. You can stay in the club as long as you like, and go into any rooms that are open to the public. We have an area booked in Opal Lounge with DJ playing Mainstream/R&B/Commercial Party Tunes provided by the TIGER TIGER DJ All welcome- It doesn't matter if you're a 'newbie' or a 'reg' everyone is welcome at our events and all of our members are friendly and welcoming and always make an effort to chat to folks. We always get a good mix of new members and members who have been to events before. Arriving alone - no problem - At least 50% of our members do so and you'll be introduced to others when you arrive - I will be hosting the event from[masked]pm...so will be there to meet & greet you, and introduce you to other members if you wish (please request intros) and to encourage you to mingle with other members. VENUE INFO : Drinks Prices - Please check drinks prices on drinks menu or with individual bar staff BEFORE placing your drinks order TTDrinks Menu: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18liLfDRQBvWawRFTm9KpUbFlpjYSrYtW/view HAPPY HOUR: 241 all drinks until 8pm IMPORTANT INFO PLEASE READ: Nearest Tubes: Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus HOW TO FIND TIGER TIGER: Use Exit 4 of Piccadilly Circus, continue to Haymarket, Tiger Tiger is not far down the road on the left hand side. HOW TO FIND OUR AREA AT TT: We have exclusive access upstairs in the CLOUD LOUNGE - 1st Floor of the TIGER TIGER. Please ask staff for Cloud Lounge and/or look for our 'Flying Solo' Signs to help you find your way. Please do some research and plan your journey using smartphone googlemaps/streetmap or just an old fashioned London A-Z prior to leaving. • Free drink is a small glass of CAVA and is provided by the venue - no non alchoholic or alcoholic alternatives are available • Dress Code: Smart casual Trainers are OK, no tracksuit bottoms or jackets, or hoodies. PhotoID i.e. passport/driving licence MAY be required for entry. If you don't have it you may be refused entry by the door staff. Club rules not ours.

Dance of the Heart = Fun, Joy, and Open to Love

The Chateau Barnes

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ALL AGES MEET . ALL WELCOME - MEMBERS FROM OTHER MEETUP GROUPS WILL BE ATTENDING (please arrive between 1.30pm and1.50pm ready to start at 2pm) If you are open to something a little different, this is for you. Enjoy the blend of fun, joy, and opening to love energy that we will create to enable us to raising our vibrations, creating more "feel good", giving us a natural ability to attract whatever we wish into our lives . Come willing to play too. Dance of the Heart is an uplifting blend of free expression dance with some relaxing moving meditation. As there are no steps to learn, it is ideal for everyone who want to benefit from dance, and believes “they can’t dance”, as well as those who can. It's a great way to connect too. A “Dance of the Heart” enthusiast shares what she most enjoys about it. “I love the freedom to be me, and to move without limitations. It’s so much fun: not only do I find my usual inhibitions are released, but I leave each session uplifted, energised and with my heart opened. I feel happy, relaxed and feel like I am falling in love with everyone! We have some beautiful feedback from previous Meet Up sessions http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/events/225735697/ and http://www.meetup.com/londonspirituality/events/227087531/ as well as from a Flying Solos session https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/events/231938874/ which you may find helpful to read. Other fans talk about the following benefits: • "It is so much fun. I feel so great. I find socialising after a Dance of the Heart session gets taken to a whole new level. It's amazing!" • “I feel so much more confident, more deeply connected with others and this impacts all my relationships” • “I used to judge myself and others. Now I do this less and less. Life is so much more fun” • “My health has improved so much” • “My stress levels have decreased, I feel so alive. I really feel I have "healed my heart"” • “Karen gently encouraged to expand my comfort zone and I find that so much more is possible now that I do” If you are ready to fall in love with life (or even with that special someone) “Dance of the Heart” may be the missing piece in the jigsaw for you. Whilst Karen's work has evolved to focus more on fun, joy and opening to love, the videos below will give you a flavour of her latest creation, Dance of the Heart. This has evolved from many years of teaching and leading Dance Meditation which included her teaching on BBC1’s Inside Out series where she showed 3.6 million viewers how Londoner’s can have fun without alcohol and on the BBC’s equivalent in South Korea as part of a documentary on dance in medicine. (If you scroll down the page, you can see an extract from both of these programmes) There are hundreds of different exercises included in Dance of the Heart. The video below for the South Koreans includes a version of an Indian Head Massage undertaken in a group. This exercise was included for the TV cameras and will not be part of this coming session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8_VCbwabdI The video below for the BBC includes a slow motion exercise. This particular exercise will not be part of this coming session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnJUHGHckYo Do come and give it a go. There are a maximum of 20 places for this session, so book now to ensure one has your name on it. Join Karen for this special session of Dance of the Heart. Stay on afterwards for tea and som socialisng. The price is £10 in advance (please pay in advance at the link below to secure one of these £10 spaces. (I do have 2 assistants/concessions slots for £5 if you can arrive by 1.30 pm to help check people in. You will still be able to participate in the dance. If you would like one of these assistant slots, do message me with your mobile number. Here is how to book your £10 place: • Pay via Paypal (see below) • After you have paid, RSVP on Meet UP. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DVUUWEU8BWNXN or £15 on the door (if any tickets remain) Do wear layers. Dance of the Heart is a series of sessions. Whilst each is different, they all open the heart and bring participants uplifting experiences, fun, joy, feelings of love and more! Not only that, but the more you experience these feelings on the inside, the easier it is to attract whatever you wish into your life (relationships, work, money, ease and flow) Your Facilitator - Karen Skehel: Life and Love Coach As a life and love coach, Karen Skehel has been helping her clients meet their soul mates over more than 15 years. Whilst she is now in her 14th year of living with her own soul mate, she also knows how to successfully navigate the single scene having been single herself for seven years following her divorce. Karen has had many “claims to fame”. For example: She has coached on relationships in front of 1.5 million people on ITV's most popular day time programme, (The Trisha Show, ITV’s answer to Oprah) and has also appeared on ITV2. She also wrote for Natural Health Magazine as The Soul Doctor and The Life Coach over a four year period, contributing a page addressing readers' life challenges every month. She has also appeared on the BBC’s equivalent in South Korea teaching her Dance of the Heart as part of a documentary on dance as a healing too, alongside facilitators from all over the world. She has also taught a session for BBC1’s Inside Out series where she showed 3.6 million viewers how Londoner’s can have fun without alcohol. P.S. Karen is also offering a Free Relationship Readiness Test which will tell you whether you are ready now to “manifest your soul mate” or whether you have blocks and/or specific areas to focus on and what these areas are. You can take the test at http://www.theinnerspa.co.uk/manifestyoursoulmatedayretreats.php Having worked with hundreds of clients over the last 15 years, she has learnt a thing or two about what people want, what they need and what works. She blends her combination of skills to bring her clients experiences that are empowering, fun and life changing. You can find out more about the extensive nature of her work at www.wow-coaching.co.uk (http://www.wow-coaching.co.uk/) and coaching supervision at www.coachingsupervisor.co.uk (http://www.coachingsupervisor.co.uk/) Here is an opportunity to open to the healing power of love as well as heal any heartbreaks from past relationships of all kinds. Come willing to play too. Please read all of the event information here and our Event Attendance Guidelines (https://www.meetup.com/Flying-Solo-Events/messages/boards/thread/50637619/0/#[masked]) before attending any of our events.

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