What we're about

This group is for London-based single women of colour* in their 30’s who want to broaden their friendship circle with other like minded ladies. Meetups will happen once a month (at least) and will typically be along the lines of dinners, dinner parties, poetry nights, live music events, book discussions, intelligent and fun conversations, general friend-making, socialising and network building.

If, like me, you have some lovely friends, but find yourself being one of the very few single women in your circle, then this might just be the group for you! We're not here to be down in the dumps about being single (although there's nothing wrong with an occasional rant!) we're here to have fun, enjoy each other's company whilst enriching each other's lives and establishing genuine friendships. And who knows we might just stumble into Mr Right whilst we're doing it :)

Three things I ask from all members:

1. Positive vibes ONLY, please be mature, friendly and welcoming to everyone.

2. Please do not commit to attending an event and then not show without prior notice - this can cause issues when booking tables/venues.

3. Please follow and support @swoc_ldn on instagram - this isn't a must - but it'd be nice if you did :)

A few things to note:

This is not a raving group (not to say that we'll never go raving, but this will be the exception not the rule!) Non-drinkers are welcome. Most meetups will happen on Sunday – Thursday evenings and occasionally Saturday evenings.

I can't wait to meet you all. Feel free to message with any questions. xx

*Women of colour is the term I use to classify non-Caucasian women.

Upcoming events (2)

Meet, greet and mingle over chilled vibes, food and cocktails

Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse

Let’s keep it simple and chilled and meet each other amidst chilled vibes and cocktails at Levi Roots’ Caribbean Smokehouse in Stratford (Westfield) Please read ALL the details below carefully. Address: 103 The Street Westfield Stratford City Montfichet Rd London E20 1EJ Please arrive for 18:45 sharp (unless I communicate otherwise, closer to the event.) The booking will be made once I have numbers. Feel free to bring a friend or 2 but please ensure that they meet the criteria of this group. We will keep it as informal and natural as possible, so we'll start the evening by introducing ourselves to each other - you can share as much or as little as you want, but please remember that the purpose of this group is to get to know each other and establish connections with each other. Then we will let the night flow naturally, but we'll make sure that we discuss the types of things we'd like to do as a group going forward. Please note that in order to be respectful of everyone's budgets we will NOT be splitting the bill - everyone will pay for their own meal and drinks - this way, no one is put in an awkward position. Dress code: stylishly casual. *Please RSVP no later than 2 weeks before the event - after this date it will not be possible to RSVP as I need numbers to secure the booking in advance*

Neo-Soul and Chill

South Place Hotel

Hey Ladies, so I thought it would be nice for us to rid our Sunday blues by having a chilled Sunday evening meetup at an event called "Got Soul Sundays". The night takes place in an intimate bar and will be full of Neo-Soul vibes (think, Floetry, India Arie and D'Angelo), table games (think Jenga) cocktails and a selection of hot and cold bar food. To give you an idea of what the vibe is like you can look at this promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMb1ZuDYPEI or take a look at their instagram page @gotsoulevents I've not been here before but i think it looks like it has a nice chilled vibe and it seems like a fun yet mellow way to start the week! If you've been before, please let me know your thoughts. Full details are below: Venue South Place Hotel 3 South Place London EC2M 2AF (Nearest tube stations: Liverpool Street and Moorgate) Time: Venue opens at 6pm - let's aim to arrive for 6.30 - everyone can leave at a time that suits them Entry: FREE all night ID: This is an over 25s night, so if you're fortunate enough to look fresh faced, please bring ID just in case :) Table: I will reserve a table, depending on how many are coming Dress code: Casual but fly! (their words, not mine LOL) Please note: This is a lounge, not a club night however 2 stepping and singalongs are welcome and have been known to happen often. Hopefully this is adequate info, but feel free to message me with any questions at all between now and then. Thank you Can't wait! Jennifer

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