• 2019 AUTUMN Artist's Way Group 'Getting Started'

    Megaro Bar

    £6.00

    The THURSDAY evening Autumn group meets to work through the 12 weeks of The Artist's Way book, by Julia Cameron. We will meet each week to share our progress and support each other in our creative journeys. You don't need to have done the Artist's Way before and returners are welcome! Your hosts are Gordon and Kim - they are volunteers and will be working through the book with you too. Please keep your RSVP up to date so we know whether to expect you. If you RSVP and don't show up to this first meeting, you risk being asked to leave the group. What will happen at this meetup? This first meeting is about 'Getting Started'. In this session, we will introduce ourselves and share how the meetings will work. To prepare, please try to read the introduction and Basic Tools section of the book and bring a notebook with you! Does it cost anything? Yes, £6 (one-off fee) and a drink each week. There is a sign up fee of £6 which goes towards the meetup.com subscription costs. You will need to pay in advance to secure your place and please read the prep materials (see above)! **You will also need to buy a drink at the venue - this is a requirement otherwise we will be charged a hire fee.** This is a 'Creative Cluster' This is a "creative cluster", not a taught course or therapy group. You might like to read the appendix in the book called Trail Mix which covers Julia's concept of Sacred Circles (although we do it our own particular way!). It's a self-run group with volunteers as hosts at each meeting. Time, dates and location We'll meet on Thursdays at Megaro Eatery opposite King's Cross Station. Your hosts will be at the venue from 6.45pm and the meeting will start promptly at 7pm. The session will start then and will finish by 8.30pm, sometimes earlier depending on how the discussions go. This group will meet for 13 weeks (including the Getting Started session), until 12 December 2019. We hope you can commit yourself to coming to most of the meetings. Any questions? If you've got any questions, please contact one of the hosts or Kateboo. See you there!

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  • Mutual Fanclub Showcase!

    SimpleGifts: Unitarian Centre for Social Action

    £5.00

    The Mutual Fanclub Showcase 2019 will be shining a spotlight on the many and varied creative talents and projects of our members and selected friends. If you want to present your work, (8mins max), please contact Event Organisers Helen or Amber, or leave a message in the comments section. Don't want to share or perform yourself? You can still come and cheer us on as we present a variety of work including music performances, dance, theatre, fiction reading, poetry and an art exhibition. Got something to show? Sign up and be a participant! And bring as many friends/family as you can to support you and enjoy the showcase. Participants - please contact Event Organisers Helen or Amber with a brief description of your requirements and what you will be presenting. We will send further instructions directly but be prepared to bring a bottle and some snacks to keep our supporters going. Participants should arrive at 6.30pm to help with set up. Guests - please arrive by 7pm to support your friends. ***You must contact me if you wish to present work at this event!*** Directions: The venue is, unfortunately, quite difficult to find so please make a note of my phone number [masked]) and take a look at the directions I have put together: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ZcELFlVAwBT3N0VlhPZGRTd0k/view?usp=sharing There will be a voluntary donation of £5 for this event. Proceeds go to the good work of Simple Gifts, which provides English Language classes, community lunches and after school clubs for the local community. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Mutual Fanclub monthly get together

    Planet Organic

    Join us for our monthly Mutual Fanclub meeting on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month. Please bring news of your creative achievements and intentions (and pen and paper). We meet at Planet Organic, Tott Ct Rd. (NOT Torrington Place, don't get confused!) Please bring £3 to cover the meetup subscription fee. Also, you must buy a drink or snack to keep the cafe sweet! Note: Due to the high number of no-shows recently, please make sure that your RSVP is up to date so we know whether to expect you! This meeting is not set up to work through the Artist's Way book, but we may discuss some of its tools. You don't need to have worked through the Artists Way to attend - it's open to all. This month's meeting is hosted by Lara. About Mutual Fanclub We meet every month to share our creative goals and celebrate successes small and large. We also have occasional Showcase events where members share their creative work, such as readings, music, artwork and animations. The next Showcase is Saturday September 14th. New members are always welcome! We spend most of our time focusing on our goals and intentions for the coming month. Please come prepared to talk about how you got on with your goals (or 'focus') over the previous month as the opening 'roses and thorns' exercise. Then we'll go deeper into your goals for the future. Agenda 6.45 - Lara will be at the venue from 6.45 Please make sure you arrive by 7pm when we will start the official meeting - we will aim to end by 8.30pm. Introductions/Roses and Thorns Individual creative goal setting Sharing pairs Check out ** please keep your RSVP up to date so that we can look out for you **

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  • We have LIFT-OFF! Editing for (Fiction) Writers

    I will lead a practical session for writers who want to bring their work to the next level - and aim for the stars! It will be planned for fiction writing but many tips can be applicable to non-fiction as well. We'll start with a brief chat about our goals, to set a benchmark. Then we will look at a few pages of our own work and apply a targeted editing process to address common weaknesses and share common strengths. To bring: 1) some pages of your own work, 2) a sample of a writer you admire whose work is like your own, 3) any books/resources you have found useful on your writing journey, plus notebook/pen or laptop - whatever you would normally use. This will be a bespoke session tailored to the needs of the group. It is a chance to work on your own writing in a focused way, not a sharing or feedback group. The purpose is to practice raising the quality of our own writing. This makes a nice Artist's Date for our Artists' Way folks and a super inspiration for our Mutual Fanclub regulars - but you do not have to have done The Artists' Way to participate. [This session is FREE, but please purchase something from the cafe if you can. If there is any issue with the venue, we'll reconvene at Planet Organic next door.]

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  • Mutual Fanclub monthly get together

    Planet Organic

    Join us for our monthly Mutual Fanclub meeting on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month. Please bring news of your creative achievements and intentions (and pen and paper). We meet at Planet Organic, Tott Ct Rd. (NOT Torrington Place, don't get confused!) Please bring £3 to cover the meetup subscription fee. Also, you must buy a drink or snack to keep the cafe sweet! Note: Due to the high number of no-shows recently, please make sure that your RSVP is up to date so we know whether to expect you! This meeting is not set up to work through the Artist's Way book, but we may discuss some of its tools. You don't need to have worked through the Artists Way to attend - it's open to all. This month's meeting is hosted by Helena. About Mutual Fanclub We meet every month to share our creative goals and celebrate successes small and large. We also have occasional Showcase events where members share their creative work, such as readings, music, artwork and animations. We hope to do this again in September. New members are always welcome! We spend most of our time focusing on our goals and intentions for the coming month. Please come prepared to talk about how you got on with your goals (or 'focus') over the previous month as the opening 'roses and thorns' exercise. Then we'll go deeper into your goals for the future. Agenda 6.45 - Helena will be at the venue from 6.45 Please make sure you arrive by 7pm when we will start the official meeting - we will aim to end by 8.30pm. Introductions/Roses and Thorns Individual creative goal setting Sharing pairs Check out ** please keep your RSVP up to date so that we can look out for you **

  • Mutual Fanclub: One day writing retreat in North London

    Finchley Central tube station

    £12.00

    Do you have a million little things that you need to do before you can start your project? Do you you need time and space to start writing? Or to get back to your project? Join us for a day of gentle writing and mutual support in leafy North London! What ever medium you work in, this creative retreat is aimed at creating a calm, inviting & focused space in which you can work and create. We will begin with morning coffee, introductions and setting our objectives. Then the day will be divided into sections of writing time - sort of elongated pomodoro technique sessions. Should you like there will be inspiring books and exercises to get you started or you can bring your own work in progress. Venue: The venue is a large private house in Finchley Central (25 min from Charring Cross / 14 min from Camden). Once registered, you will be sent the exact address details. Practicalities: *Please bring: - A packed lunch (there are cafes & shops nearby if necessary) - your writing/work tools (laptops, notebooks, etc.) Tea, coffee and snacks will be available throughout the day to keep us going! This is a special event with limited numbers. Therefore members are requested not to invite guests. If you don't have PayPal, or if you have any questions, please contact Maya directly. *Sorry we don't have a microwave. * photograph is for illustrative purposes only. (That’s not my garden :) )

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  • Mutual Fanclub monthly get together

    Planet Organic

    Join us for our monthly Mutual Fanclub meeting on the second Tuesday of the month. Please bring news of your creative achievements and intentions (and pen and paper). CHANGE OF VENUE: We return to Planet Organic, Tott Ct Rd. Please bring £3 to cover the meetup subscription fee. Also, you must buy a drink or snack to keep the cafe sweet! Note: Due to the high number of no-shows recently, please make sure that your RSVP is up to date so we know whether to expect you! This meeting is not set up to work through the Artist's Way book, but we may discuss some of its tools. You don't need to have worked through the Artists Way to attend - it's open to all. This month's meeting is hosted by Kate(boo) About Mutual Fanclub We meet every month to share our creative goals and celebrate successes small and large. Last month, we had a very successful Showcase where seven members shared readings, music, artwork and animations. We hope to do this again in the autumn. New members are always welcome! We spend most of our time focusing on our goals and intentions for the coming month. Please come prepared to talk about how you got on with your goals (or 'focus') over the previous month as the opening 'roses and thorns' exercise. Then we'll go deeper into your goals for the future. Agenda 6.45 - Kate will be at the venue from 6.45 Please make sure you arrive by 7pm when we will start the official meeting - we will aim to end by 8.30pm. Introductions/Roses and Thorns Individual creative goal setting Sharing pairs Check out ** please keep your RSVP up to date so that we can look out for you **

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  • Week 3 review - Artists Way Summer group (Thursdays)

    Location visible to members

    This is the fourth meeting of the Winter group which is working through the Artist's Way book by Julia Cameron. We'll be reviewing the Week 3 chapter of the book. To get the most out of this meeting, you need to have started doing Morning Pages and gone on an Artist's Date. If you can do some of the tasks in this week's chapter too, even better! If this is your first meeting, you'll need to pay a one-off subs fee of £6. You'll also need to buy a drink or snack from the bar each week but £6 is just for the first week. Please keep your RSVP up to date so we know whether to expect you. Newcomers are welcome this week although we will close the group after the Week 3 meeting, which is this week, so will be the last week for new people to join us. You need to buy a copy of the Artist's Way book and please bring that and a notebook with you! FAQs What will happen at this meetup? At each weekly meeting we'll discuss our progress and experiences with the chapter reading, exercises and creative tools. Is there anything to prepare in advance? In order to take part in this group, you'll need to be committed to doing the Morning Pages every day and an Artist's Date once a week. Also, please read the relevant chapter of the book and, if you have time, do a few of the tasks. You don't have to do all of them, just go for the ones that really appeal to you - and/or really repel you! Does it cost anything? There is a one-off fee of £6 which goes towards the meetup.com subscription costs. Please pay at your first session. **You will also need to order a drink at the bar (soft or not) before the meeting starts. This is a requirement of this group since we are using the space for free.** Note: this group will close to new members AFTER the Week 3 review meeting on June 20. This is a 'Creative Cluster' This is a "creative cluster", not a taught course or therapy group. It is semi-facilitated with your hosts working through the book alongside everyone else. You might like to read the appendix in the book called Trail Mix which covers Julia's concept of Sacred Circles (although we do it our own particular way!) Time, dates and location Megaro Eatery, mezzanine/balcony level, Euston Road every Thursday Please be at the venue from 6:30pm and the meeting will start promptly at 6.40pm. The session will start then and will finish by 8pm at the latest. This group will meet for approx. three months. Any questions? Sunny, Jane and Ren will be your hosts, working through the book with you.

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  • Week 2 review - Artists Way Summer group (Thursdays)

    Megaro Bar

    £6.00

    This is the third meeting of the Winter group which is working through the Artist's Way book by Julia Cameron. We'll be reviewing the Week 2 chapter of the book. To get the most out of this meeting, you need to have started doing Morning Pages and gone on an Artist's Date. If you can do some of the tasks in this week's chapter too, even better! If this is your first meeting, you'll need to pay a one-off subs fee of £6. You'll also need to buy a drink or snack from the bar each week but £6 is just for the first week. Please keep your RSVP up to date so we know whether to expect you. Newcomers are welcome this week although we will close the group after the Week 3 meeting. You need to buy a copy of the Artist's Way book and please bring that and a notebook with you! FAQs What will happen at this meetup? At each weekly meeting we'll discuss our progress and experiences with the chapter reading, exercises and creative tools. Is there anything to prepare in advance? In order to take part in this group, you'll need to be committed to doing the Morning Pages every day and an Artist's Date once a week. Also, please read the relevant chapter of the book and, if you have time, do a few of the tasks. You don't have to do all of them, just go for the ones that really appeal to you - and/or really repel you! Does it cost anything? There is a one-off fee of £6 which goes towards the meetup.com subscription costs. Please pay at your first session. **You will also need to order a drink at the bar (soft or not) before the meeting starts. This is a requirement of this group since we are using the space for free.** Note: this group will close to new members after the Week 3 review meeting!! This is a 'Creative Cluster' This is a "creative cluster", not a taught course or therapy group. It is semi-facilitated with your hosts working through the book alongside everyone else. You might like to read the appendix in the book called Trail Mix which covers Julia's concept of Sacred Circles (although we do it our own particular way!) Time, dates and location Megaro Eatery, mezzanine/balcony level, Euston Road every Thursday Please be at the venue from 6:30pm and the meeting will start promptly at 6.40pm. The session will start then and will finish by 8pm at the latest. This group will meet for approx. three months. Any questions? Sunny, Jane and Ren will be your hosts, working through the book with you.