• 'Science Fiction: Voyage to the Edge of Imagination' @ the Science Museum

    South Kensington Tube Station (outside the station, turn right when you exit the station)

    Come along on Saturday 4th February to visit a new exhibition at the Science Museum on Science Fiction!

    About the exhibition
    The exhibition takes you on a genre-defying, interactive voyage to explore visions of the future based on the science of today!

    See the point where scientists and science fiction creators meet minds, using imagination and innovation to invent new worlds that unravel the complex story of our own.

    The adventure will plunge you right into the heart of a science fiction story and see you follow an artificial intelligence guide of alien origin, board a spaceship and even discover an unknown planet.

    Uncover secrets of the universe through hidden objects from science fiction on film, television and in books, plus paintings, works of art and dazzling photography. Gain a deeper understanding of the global reach of scientific imagination and experience the future of tomorrow.

    The visit should last about 2 hours. The visit is self guiding.

    Tickets
    Tickets are £13.50 per person. If you have an ArtFund card, you get a 50% discount on the exhibition.

    Aim for the 2pm slot.

    Book your own ticket here...

    Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/

    The ArtFund offer that the group is being offered from 16th Jan will enable those that join, a 50% discount on the cost of a ticket to this exhibition!

    You can now purchase your National Art Pass for £15 here - https://www.artfund.org/offer/london-cultureseekers

    Afterwards
    After we will meet back in the 'Science Fiction Cafe' on level 1, next to the shop.

    If you can make it, please come to the cafe afterwards, as it’s a great way to meet and get to know others after the visit.

    Please note, we only wait at the meeting point for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time.

    If you can't see us outside the station, please text.

    Look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.

    Hope to see you there!

    Robert[masked] (text only)

    On the day, if you can’t make the visit, just change your RSVP to No or text me to say you can’t make it.
    Please don’t post any messages in the comments that you can’t make it, as this generates spam for everyone else.

    Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

  • Visit the Cutty Sark in Greenwich!

    Cutty Sark DLR (outside the station)

    Come along on Sunday 5th February to visit the Cutty Sark ship in Greenwich!

    About the event
    The Cutty Sark is a tea clipper ship. The word Clipper comes from 'Clip', which means to 'move swiftly'. She was built in Dumbarton, Scotland in 1869 at a cost of £16,150 and was one of the last tea clippers to be built. She was also one of the fastest, travelling 418 miles in 24 hours. She was named after the apparel (short shirt) of the fictional witch in the Robert Burns poem: Tam o’ Shanter.

    After an improvement in the fuel efficiency of steamships in 1866, the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 which gave ships a shorter route to China, the Cutty Sark only spent a few years on the tea trade before turning to the trade in wool from Australia. Continuing improvements in steam technology meant that gradually steamships also came to dominate the longer sailing route to Australia. She was sold on and became a cargo ship and then a training ship operating from Falmouth, Cornwall.

    By 1954, she had ceased to be useful as a training ship and was transferred to permanent dry dock at Greenwich for public display.

    The ship has been damaged by fire twice in recent years, first in 2007 while undergoing conservation. She was restored and was reopened to the public, but also suffered a smaller fire in 2014.

    Tickets
    Tickets are £16 per person. If you have an ArtFund card, you get a 50% discount on entry.

    Aim for the 2pm slot.

    Book your own full price ticket here... or if you are an ArtFund member, click here...

    The ArtFund offer that the group is being offered from 16th Jan will enable those that join, a 50% discount on the cost of a ticket to visit the Cutty Sark! You can now purchase your National Art Pass for £15 here - https://www.artfund.org/offer/london-cultureseekers

    Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/

    Afterwards
    After we will head to the 'The Gate Clock' (a Wetherspoons pub), 210 Creek Road (next to Cutty Sark DLR station) from 3:30pm for a chat over a drink. Lookout for the groups signs on the table when you get there.

    If you can make it, please come to the pub afterwards, as its a great way to meet and get to know others after the visit.

    Please note, we only wait outside the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time.

    If you can't see us outside the station, please text.

    Look out for the red and blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.

    Hope to see you there!

    Robert[masked] (prefer text)

    On the day, if you can’t make the visit, just change your RSVP to No or text me to say you can’t make it.
    Please don’t post any messages in the comments that you can’t make it, as this generates spam for everyone else.

    Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

  • Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening - Kahve Dunyasi

    Kahve Dunyasi

    On Wednesday 8th February at 6:30pm, we will be having a Midweek Coffee Evening!

    It's a chance to meet and chat with others in the group in a relaxed setting over a hot drink.

    On the day, come to the cafe and come and find our table. Lookout for the 'London Cultureseekers' signs on the tables.

    The cafe closes at 8:30pm.

    Hope to see you there!

    Robert[masked] (prefer text)

    Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

  • Tour of the Royal Albert Hall!

    South Kensington Tube Station (outside the station, turn right when you exit the station)

    Come along on Saturday 11th February for a tour of the Royal Albert Hall!

    About the event
    The Royal Albert Hall was built to fulfil the vision of Prince Albert (Queen Victoria's consort) of a "Central Hall' that would be used to promote understanding and appreciation of the Arts and Sciences and would stand at the heart of the South Kensington estate, surrounded by museums and places of learning".

    The Hall is a Grade I Listed building; and has been in continuous use since it opened in March 1871. It can seat 5,272 people. The list of famous performers and world figures who have appeared at the Royal Albert Hall since it opened is unrivalled.
    Wagner, Verdi and Elgar conducted the first UK performance of their own works on its concert platform. The list of popular music artists who have performed here includes Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Oscar Peterson, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Sting and Elton John.

    Among leading world figures who have spoken at the Hall are The Queen, Sir Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, His Holiness The Dalai Lama and Albert Einstein. It has also been used to host film premiere's as well as sporting events like tennis and boxing.

    We are having a 1h 30mins tour of the Royal Albert Hall.

    Cost
    Tour cost is £14 for Full Members & £15 for everyone else (payable by cash on the day).

    Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/

    Afterwards
    After we will head to the hall's cafe at 1:30pm for a chat over a drink.

    If you can make it, please come to the cafe afterwards, as its a great way to meet and get to know others after the visit.

    Please note, we only wait outside the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time.

    If you can't see us outside the station, please text.

    Look out for the red and blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.

    Hope to see you there!

    Robert[masked] (prefer text)

    On the day, if you can’t make the visit, just change your RSVP to No or text me to say you can’t make it.
    Please don’t post any messages in the comments that you can’t make it, as this generates spam for everyone else.

    Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

  • Visit the Bow Street Police Museum!

    Covent Garden Tube Station (outside the station - on James St)

    Come along on Sunday 12th February to visit the Bow Street Police Museum!

    About the museum
    The museum tells the story of the 'Bow Street Runners', a law enforcement group setup from Bow Street Magistrates' Court in 1749. The runners evolved into the Metropolitan Police in 1839.

    The 'Bow Street Runners' were originally only 6 men employed by the magistrates' court to round up people who had failed to appear for their trials at Bow Street Magistrates' Court. The runners were setup by a magistrate called Henry Fielding. Fielding was also an author, with his most famous book being 'Tom Jones', published in 1749.

    The museum opened in 2021 and is set in the former Victorian Police station (closed in 1992).

    The visit is self-guiding. We are meeting at two different time slots - 12:30pm and 1:30pm, please indicate which time slot you wish to go for when you RSVP.

    Cost
    Entry cost is £6 for Full Members & £7 for everyone else (payable by cash on the day).

    Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/

    Afterwards
    After we will head to the 'Bow Street Tavern' 37 Bow Street, a short walk from the museum at 3:30pm for a chat over a drink.

    If you can make it, please come to the pub afterwards, as its a great way to meet and get to know others after the visit.

    Please note, we only wait outside the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time.

    If you can't see us outside the station, please text.

    Look out for the red and blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.

    Hope to see you there!

    Robert[masked] (prefer text)

    On the day, if you can’t make the visit, just change your RSVP to No or text me to say you can’t make it.
    Please don’t post any messages in the comments that you can’t make it, as this generates spam for everyone else.

    Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

  • [ONLINE] Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening

    Link visible for attendees

    On Wednesday 15th February at 6:30pm, we will be having an online Midweek Coffee Evening!

    It's a chance to keep in touch and chat with others in the group.

    So nearer the time, pour yourself a coffee (or tea) and click on the link after you RSVP.

    Hope to see you there!

    Robert[masked] (prefer text)

    Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

  • Tour of Dr Samuel Johnson's House!

    Chancery Lane Tube Station (outside the station via exit 4)

    Come along on Saturday 19th February for a tour of Dr Samuel Johnson's House!

    About the event
    Dr Johnson's House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London. Samuel Johnson, the writer and wit, lived and worked here in the middle of the eighteenth century, compiling his great 'Dictionary of the English Language'.

    Now restored to its original condition, the house contains panelled rooms, a pine staircase, and a collection of period furniture, prints and portraits.

    Dr Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) was a writer, poet and critic, who wrote the 'Dictionary of the English Language'' which is one of the most famous dictionaries in history. First published in 1755, the dictionary took just over 8 years to compile and listed 42,000 words.
    Johnson required only six helpers, will each word being defined in detail; the definitions illustrated with quotations covering every branch of learning. It was a huge scholarly achievement, more extensive and complex than any of its predecessors.

    We have a private tour of the house, where we will also learn more about him.

    Cost
    Entry to the house and the guided tour is £9 for Full Members & £10 for everyone else (payable by cash on the day).

    We are meeting at two timeslots to avoid overcrowding on the tour in the house - 12:00noon and 2:00pm. Please indicate which timeslot you wish to do when you RSVP.

    Go here to become a Full Member - http://www.meetup.com/London_Cultureseekers/dues/

    Afterwards
    After we will head to the 'Ye Olde Cock Tavern' 22 Fleet Street at 3:30pm for a chat over a drink. The pub is close to Blackfriars or Temple Tube Station. The pub would have been frequented by Dr Johnson.

    If you can make it, please come to the pub afterwards, as its a great way to meet and get to know others after the visit.

    Please note, we only wait outside the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time.

    If you can't see us outside the station, please text.

    Look out for the red and blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.

    Hope to see you there!

    Robert[masked] (prefer text)

    On the day, if you can’t make the visit, just change your RSVP to No or text me to say you can’t make it.
    Please don’t post any messages in the comments that you can’t make it, as this generates spam for everyone else.

    Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

  • 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' exhibition @ the Natural History Museum

    South Kensington Tube Station (outside the station, turn right when you exit the station)

    Come along on Sunday 19th February to visit the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum!

    About the exhibition
    The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is an annual competition staged by the Natural History Museum. This year's competition received over 50,000 entries from over 100 countries.

    On display will be the winning images in the various categories, along with stories of how the picture was taken.

    The exhibition runs until June, before going on tour around the world.

    Tickets
    Tickets are £18 per person. If you have an ArtFund card, you get a 50% discount on the exhibition, which works out as £9 per person.

    Aim for the 2pm slot.

    Book your own ticket here...

    The ArtFund offer that the group is being offered from 16th Jan will enable those that join, a 50% discount on the cost of a ticket to this exhibition! You can now purchase your National Art Pass for £15 here - https://www.artfund.org/offer/london-cultureseekers

    Afterwards
    After we will meet at the 'Central Cafe' in the museum from 3:30pm for a chat over a drink.

    If you can make it, please come to the cafe afterwards, as its a great way to meet and get to know others after the visit.

    Please note, we only wait outside the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time, so please be early or on time.

    If you can't see us outside the station, please text.

    Look out for the red and blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign.

    Hope to see you there!

    Robert[masked] (prefer text)

    On the day, if you can’t make the visit, just change your RSVP to No or text me to say you can’t make it.
    Please don’t post any messages in the comments that you can’t make it, as this generates spam for everyone else.

    Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

  • Cultureseekers Midweek Coffee Evening - Starbucks, Wimbledon

    Starbucks Coffee

    On Wednesday 22nd February at 6:30pm, we will be having a Midweek Coffee Evening!

    It's a chance to meet and chat with others in the group in a relaxed setting over a hot drink.

    On the day, come to the coffee shop, grab a drink and come and join us. Lookout for the 'London Cultureseekers' signs on the tables.

    The cafe closes at 8:30pm.

    Hope to see you there!

    Robert[masked] (prefer text)

    Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

  • 'Discover Surrey Quays’ Guided Walk with Diane B

    Canada Water Tube Station (outside the station - by the library)

    £10.00

    Come along on Saturday 25th February for a Blue Badge Guided Walk with Diane Burstein!

    About the walk
    This tour takes us through Southwark Park with its lake, two art galleries and a walled garden commemorating local heroine Ada Salter. We view a Swedish Church and hear about the area’s past Scandinavian community.

    After this we head down to the river to explore the old Surrey Commercial Docks, now home to a watersports centre, new housing and an eccentric pub!

    We learn about the timber docks and the whaling fleets who came into the Greenland Dock. We finish with a riverside walk towards the former Victualling Yard, 18th century naval warehouses and officers’ homes remain as a reminder of this area’s maritime past.

    The walk is a private walk for the group, we will be guided by Blue Badge guide Diane Burstein.

    It will last about 2 hours.

    Payment
    Full Members of the group will be £8, everyone else the cost is £10 per person (payable in advance when you RSVP).

    To become a Full Member, go to: https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/dues

    For Full Members - just amend the amount before it takes you to Paypal to £8 before paying.

    Afterwards
    After we will head to a local pub, for a chat over a drink.

    If you can make it, please come to the pub afterwards, as it’s a great way to meet and get to know others after the visit.

    Please note, we will only wait at the station for 10 minutes after the advertised meeting time so please be early or on time.

    Look out for the red & blue 'London Cultureseekers' group sign outside the station.

    Hope to see you there!

    Robert[masked] (text only)

    On the day, if you can’t make the visit, just change your RSVP to No or text me to say you can’t make it.
    Please don’t post any messages in the comments that you can’t make it, as this generates spam for everyone else.

    Please make sure you are aware of the group rules here before RSVPing - https://www.meetup.com/london_cultureseekers/messages/boards/thread/53768478

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