What we're about

Every friend or partner started with the first hello!

We aim to provide a safe environment for you to make new friends and widen your social circle. We know how daunting it is for ladies to come alone to events so we can even put ladies coming alone in touch with each other beforehand. We'd like to offer this to you too guys but we know how strange you would think it was if we said we could network you with other men beforehand lol! We can only suggest that you arrive at the start of the event when we can properly introduce you into a mixed group of new arrivals and ease you in gently.

We have members from 30 but the majority are 35 - 55 with older than this too even 60s. We don't mind younger or older but we must state that this is our majority.

If you wish to book for any of the events please text Julie on 07809 709099 with full name and email stating the date of the event. Please note that RSVP only does not book you.

Upcoming events (5+)

Free Live Music

Primo Bar, London

Join me on Friday, April 26th for a night of live musical entertainment at the Primo Bar located in the Park Plaza Hotel Westminster, 200 Westminster Bridge Road SE1 7UT. Admission is free and the entertainment starts at 9.00 pm and I have reserved a table for 8.30pm so that we can all have a drink or two and get to know each. Dress code I would suggest is smart causal and of course getting there is quite easy. The name of the band performing on the night is Colombolco and I have provided a few details about them below and there is of course youtube What a better way to spend a Friday evening . "Bands don’t come more fun, frivolous and ballsy than Colomboloco. This joyous mix of Italian, Spanish, Gypsy and Ska music makes for a sound somewhere between The Godfather and the best festival band you’ve ever seen in your life. Some of the finest musicians in the capital today having easily the best time you’ve ever seen a band have on stage. Do not miss this absolute delight." Grazie mille to Adam Pickering of Sounddhism Colomboloco are the most fun you can have in London with or without your clothes on. Prepare yourself for a blitz of eccentric theatricality, wild gypsy beats, virtuoso fingerwork, wanton genre-mixing, lunatic dancing and inexplicable outfits. The devil has 5 new souls on his roster and we invite you to join them in the inferno! Colomboloco shows blend dynamic and eclectic folk Mediterranean beats from across Southern Europe with Tarantella, Classical Opera, as well as Greek, Spanish and Turkish traditional music in an epic journey around the globe worthy of Colombus himself. The band’s musicians hail from Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey, performing in South Italian dialect, Italian, Spanish and also in English, French, Hebrew and Russian. The band enjoy residencies in many of London’s most prestigious music venues, have performed at festivals and toured across the UK and Europe, and have popped up at private parties for the likes of The Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Gordon

Free bar gathering 3rd Fri every month Finos Basement Wine Bar, Mount st W1

• What we'll do PLEASE READ ALL INFO Free to attend, VERY informal get together bar option in Finos wine bar on the 3rd Friday of EVERY month 7pm onwards - this will be for over 40's plus or anyone with mature attitude. Another informal and unnamed 'of a certain age' group of people meets here that I (Eve) go to anyway and they have said they would welcome more people to come along to chat to. I can introduce people to people if you wish. There are some ex-Nexus and ex-Intervarsity etc. that go if you knew of those groups. Very Important : You can appreciate please that there is absolutely NO GUARANTEE how many may attend or male/female ratios but am letting people know about this possibility anyway as an additional bar option for you all. The more that come the better it will be. After all its better than staying in with cocoa and slippers ! You only need to meet a couple of interesting new people to make it a good night and increase your social circle/nights out. I am leaving this option open monthly (3rd Friday of month) for anyone who wants to come along as I go anyway. I admit its not the cheapest wine bar because of where it is but it and the staff are very pleasant, easy to find once you know, and ideal on a Friday if you fancy an evening out. Why not come for an hour or two anyway - you don't have to drink alcohol to have a good time. Check out at: http://www.finos.co.uk/finos • What to bring Please look up on how to get there - Finos Wine Bar, 123 Mount St, Basement Bar. No signal in bar - please organise travel from Bond st. Green Park is near too. Mount St is Berkeley Sq end. Bring a smile, open mind & willingness to chat and meet new people. This bar gathering will be for people at a loose end on 3rd Fri of month who wants to come along. NB: If new/nervous to any Icing events just ask for EVE - all the bar staff in here know me - I have been going here for over 20 years. • Important to know No door lists for names as public bar but if you haven't been to ANYTHING at all before please email [masked] with your mobile number and name so we can keep you informed easily of the larger dance events monthly (up to 400). I will pass that to the main Organiser of those events (Julie) so she can keep you informed of the big monthly dances.

The Blitz Party

Needs a location

Been a few times and had such an amazing time, it's like going back in time, so if you are looking for something usual, fun, exciting and love 1940s glamour you know what to do, would love you guys to join me, am collaborating with other groups. Live entertainment, dancing, singing, jiving in a great vibrate buzzing atmosphere. If you are looking for an alternative event from the norm where you get to dress up in 1940's glamour this will be right up your street, think Blitz Britain World War2. The Blitz Party run for shelter takes you back in time to the 1940's featuring swing dancing, live music, and bunkers complete with sandbags, searchlights, blackout curtains, oil lamps and military bunk beds. oh and don't forget you must dress the part in order to attend, anything 1940's everyone makes an effort at these events Check out more details here http://www.theblitzparty.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbZqwOy9Naw RUN FOR SHELTER! Pin up your victory rolls and wave your Union Jack with pride, dust off your stripes and polish your medals. Turn out that light and pile into our authentic air raid shelter for the Blitz Party . Pencil on those stockings and pin up your victory curls. Polish your medals, wave your Union Jack with pride and make your way to our 1940s bunker for a night-long celebration of neighbourly spirit. Tickets General Admission Early Bird £35 General Admission + Pre Party Dance Class £45 Dance lessons starts at 7 pm Total Booking Fee: Plus £2.10 Am purchasing the £35 ticket Doors open at 8 pm, am arriving by 9.30 pm You can purchase your tickets here https://www.theblitzparty.com/buy-tickets/ The Blitz Party is back for another trip down memory lane to the patriotism and community spirit of 40s London. Reporting for duty in Waterloo and featuring swing dancing, live music, and delicious cocktails, this Party will be another authentic celebration of Blighty's wartime revelry and forties glamour. Choose a classic cocktail from our ration books or swing dance with a handsome soldier whilst listening to live big bands at London’s hottest night, where cocktails, dancing and neighbourly spirit are the order of the evening. Return to an era where victory curled girls made do and mended and men wore their moustaches and medals with equal pride. Please note The Blitz Party operates a strict 1940s dress code, if not you will be turned away and asked to return to the future, everyone really goes out of their way to look the part, it all adds to the fun of this event :)

BIG Dressy Summer Singles Party Max 450 in London Sat June 15th

Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Please note that RSVP only does not book you for this event. Please message Julie on[masked] with full name, mobile and email if you would like the link to book for June 15th for our big Summer Party. Join us for a classy night of fun socialising with the most cosmopolitan mix of sociable singles from London and the surrounding suburbs. Intros at 7pm at the bar in mixed groups followed by our Social Circle at 7.45pm to get everyone chatting and then the party with our amazing DJ until 12.30am. Members can still carry on chatting in the hotel main bar downstairs when our event has finished . We will also be holding our version of lock & key at 9pm and there will be small prizes for the first 10 couples who find each other. Tickets are £17.75 including the ice-breakers and the party with DJ. This is prepaid via the link on our website as everyone is registered with confirmed details to maintain a safe environment. RSVP ONLY DOES NOT BOOK YOU FOR THE EVENT PLEASE NOTE. All bookings are prepaid via our website. If you only RSVP the Meet Up system will send you a message saying you are booked but please ignore this message as you would have needed to have prepaid beforehand to register and have the ticket text on your mobile from our number when you arrive. Your name will also be on the guest list if you have booked. The numbers attending are always far more than you will see on any of the 9 Meet Up groups where our events are shown. Our parties are also promoted on Skiddle, Event Brite, Design My Night and our own website. We also have a big database of existing members as our club was launched in 1994 so we also have a lot of new people joining via recommendation. The Conservatory is a spectacular venue with a high, glass roof, big dance floor with podium in the middle and palm trees coming out of the floor. We have reduced bar prices in our function room bar. DRESS CODE Guys: Dress code is suit trousers and smart, plain long sleeve shirt and smart shoes as a minimum for men. Can even wear full suits or black tie outfits with bow tie if you have them guys. Ladies: It's dressy dress code so cocktail dresses or ballgowns are ok for this party. The minimum smart evening trousers and dressy top. Definitely NO jeans or casual clothes. SOCIAL CIRCLE ICE-BREAKER When enough people have arrived by 7.45pm we form a big circle with ladies on the outside and men on the inside. The men move to the right to chat to the next lady after 3 minutes when the whistle blows and this continues for 15 moves. LOCK & KEY ICE-BREAKER We will give one colour raffle ticket to the ladies and another colour ticket to the men at 9pm when most people have had a chance to arrive. The idea is to find the person of the opposite sex with the matching number and the first 10 couples back to the DJ win a small prize. This ice-breaker has proven to be a great success for those arriving later who are unable to arrive at 7pm for the main introduction part of the evening. FEMALE NETWORKING If coming alone ladies please let us know as we can put you in touch with other ladies coming alone on the female networking beforehand. Obviously you will meet lots of men at the events but ladies usually feel safer if coming alone with other ladies. Please message full name, mobile and email if interested in booking for June 15th. Regards Julie Davies (organiser of the club running this event)

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