What we're about

🍷 Welcome... If you're single, aged 40-59 and want to meet new people while socialising over a few drinks in the best bars and pubs, or perhaps dancing along to a DJ, live band or tribute act, with plenty of fun & laughter along the way - then read on... 🎶 💃

◼️ ABOUT US...

Whether its a free casino tribute evening (with DJ after), a 70s/80s night, a Karaoke evening, a comedy night or a meal in a lively or quirky restaurant you'll be guaranteed a brilliant time with like minded singles (you won't find any couples at our pub nights or meals!).

We also run day trips, overnighters and longer breaks through the year, all are lively and fun and offer timetabled sightseeing with Pub and Bar stops along the way (for those who want to join in) which is a great way to relax, socialise and get to know others over a few drinks or meal 🍻

Of course, we also run events where you can get to know others in a quieter or smaller environment; Sunday Lunches, Caddies Indoor Golf, Monday Toby Roasts, Mid-Week Meals at Roebuck, Elms and Last Post, Sunday Evening Cinema and many more (and not a couple in sight) 🍴

◼️ HOSTED & RELIABLE...

Unlike other groups, all our events are well organised, highly reliable and properly hosted. We'll be ready to meet and greet you at the exact spot and time we say, have a chat and introduce you to others.

◼️ NO TIME TO LOSE...

Remember, life is not a rehearsal, so switch off the TV, getup from your sofa and enjoy a fab evening out with some lovely people instead. What have you got to lose?

◼️ IF YOU LIKE US...

After attending three events, if you like us, appreciate our efforts and would like to come along to more of our events, our ONCE OFF joining fee is just £14.

We are all volunteers and freely give up our spare time. Your joining fee is much appreciated and helps towards our annual bill from meetup.com and other running expenses.

"We do all the hard work and make it happen, all you have to do is turn up and enjoy"

◼️ WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US SOON... 💃🍷🍻 🎶

PS: We are not a dating website, we are a social group for singles who want to meet new people and have some fun by coming along to events IN REAL LIFE. New membership is only open to single, unattached people in the Essex area who are happy to supply a good profile photo of just themselves, are aged 40-59 and belong to less than 40 other meetup groups.

Upcoming events (4+)

Jamaican Festival - Drinks Food & Music @ Shoebury East Beach 🍺🎶🍹🕺💃🍷😀

East Beach Festival is coming to Shoeburyness, to celebrate Southend’s City status and 60 years of Jamaican independence. To mark these historical occasions, we will be attending a very special event.

East Beach Festival is a free outdoor event featuring Live Bands Performing Artists, DJs, Jamaican and Jerk Cuisine and a variety of stalls and a marketplace, encapsulating the diverse spirit of the City of Southend.

The laid back attitude and the colourful, infectious culture of the caribbean, will captivate you. So, if you a lover of good reggae music and great food, then the East Beach Festival is for you.

One Love, One Vibe, One City. That’s what it’s all about! Join us as we get ready for the East Beach Festival in Shoeburyness this summer.

Saturday, 13th will be a day of exhilarating Island vibes, as we celebrate Jamaica in true Festival Style, bringing the flare of Carnival to Southend.

### Opening Ceremony

East Beach Festival will open with a spectacular extravaganza. The opening event will take the form of a ceremonial event featuring live performances and the ribbon cutting. It will be the start of an amazing day and a chance to grab some great bargains from the market place and tuck into the variety of food and beverages that will be available.

### Essex Got Talent

The stage will definitely be busy as they give the opportunity to upcoming artists and performers to showcase their talents. There will be scheduled performances as well as open mic sessions and on stage workshops.

### Reggae By the Beach

Reggae by the Beach will see some great reggae acts with performances from the amazing Legend, a world renowned Bob Marley tribute band and Paulette Tajah, best known as one of the Queens of lovers rock, to name a couple of the acts for this musical segment. Why don't you enjoy a drink at one of the Rum Bars, while you take in the sweet vibrations of the reggae music.

### Sound System Night

Saturday night, “Independence Night” will bring to the stage the key catalysts in the development of Jamaican music, “The sound system”.
In the early days of reggae music, the sound system was the only way that local artists could get their music to the masses, who would attend the dancehalls to hear the latest tunes. With sound effects and giant speakers, the systems would fill this open space with infectious base tones, delighting the audience with the sound of Jamaica. Join us in the evening to sing and dance to your favourite songs played by one or more of the 8 DJ’s performing at the festival.


✪ WHO CAN ATTEND? ✪

This is a members only event. Members of our group may attend with an RSVP. We are unable to include unexpected strangers or non-members.

If you are not a member of our group (Southend Over 40s), simply apply to join us and then you can RSVP. Click here to join our group: https://www.meetup.com/southend-over-40s-nights-out/?action=join


✪ NEWER MEMBERS ✪

For newer members, don't worry about your first few visits as everyone is here to have a good time, meet new people and socialise so you're pretty much guaranteed to enjoy the day.

Your hosts will be Pippa, Elle and Danny. If you don't know us, take a good look at our photos, come and say hello (no matter what we're doing) and we'll introduce you to the others.

We'll do our best to look out for you based upon your profile picture (hope its a good one?).


✪ MEETING SPOT & TIME ✪

We'll update this nearer the time with a meeting spot, so stay tuned !

People will be wandering throughout the day, so if you'd like to have a chat and get to know others then please arrive soon after 1130.


✪ PARKING AND TRANSPORT ✪

There is limited public pay and display parking on site from the George Street Shoeburyness entrance. Alternatively there are public car parks and authorised parking areas around Shoeburyness.

The festival is easily accessible by train, as the C2C train line from London has the final destination of Shoeburyness, which is located within 10 mins walking distance of East Beach.

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Theme night @ the Grosvenor Casino (with tribute & DJ) FREE ENTRY 💃🍺🎶🍸

..... and we are back at one of our favourite venues !

Each month will be a differently themed night, and they plan to make each evening an event with a tribute and will also include a DJ.
Keep watching for an update on the theme this month.

So for those who've not been to the Grosvenor (top of Pier Hill), don't miss out, come and join us! It's smart, has a large bar area, stage with dance floor, great music (with DJ & dancing after the act) and a good mixture of ages. So put on your smart outfits and your dancing shoes and let's have some fun.

So why not join us from 8:30pm for yet another spectacular evening of entertainment, drinks and dancing at The Grosvenor 💃🥂🎶
And thanks to the Grosvenor, this evening is FREE entry.

We hope to see you there 🍷💃


✪ WHO CAN ATTEND? ✪

This is a members only event. Members of our group may attend with an RSVP. We are unable to include unexpected strangers or non-members.

If you are not a member of our group (Southend Over 40s), simply apply to join us and then you can RSVP. Click here to join our group: https://www.meetup.com/southend-over-40s-nights-out/?action=join


✪ NEWER MEMBERS ✪

For newer members, don't worry about your first few visits as everyone is here to have a good time, meet new people and socialise so you're pretty much guaranteed to enjoy the evening.

Your hosts will be Pippa, Elle and Danny. If you don't know us, take a good look at our photos, come and say hello (no matter what we're doing) and we'll introduce you to the others.

We'll do our best to look out for you based upon your profile picture (hope its a good one?).

Newer members should ideally arrive about 9pm.


✪ MEETING SPOT & TIME ✪

We'll meet on the right hand side of the bar nearest to the stage and dance floor. Keep walking straight ahead through the main door and the bar is in front of you.

Your hosts will be standing around here from 8:30pm ready to meet and greet everybody. If you'd like to have a chat and get to know others then please arrive soon after 9pm as conversation and introductions can be difficult once the entertainment begins.


✪ PARKING ✪

The Royals (shopping centre) car park is right opposite the casino entrance. It's a well lit, modern, open, multi-storey building with 400 spaces.

Big Yellow Suitcase @ The Exchange, Southchurch 🍷🎶🥂💃🍺🕺

Join us for an evening of great music with the Big Yellow Suitcase, an Essex based party band, at a great venue in Southend.... 🎶💃🎷🕺🍷

The Exchange is a unique building, bursting with character, thanks to its interesting financial history. In a previous life, it operated as a Barclay’s Bank, before the building was bought at auction in 2002. The venue has since been developed into a modern, fresh pub for the local community. The Exchange celebrates this financial history through its name, and we’re making genius use of the original bank vault as our beer cellar!

If you have not experienced this venue before, its a great lively pub with a good atmosphere, so why not join us for a few drinks and a bit of a dance this evening.

We hope you can join us... 🍷🎶


✪ WHO CAN ATTEND? ✪

This is a members only event. Members of our group may attend with an RSVP. We are unable to include unexpected strangers, non-members or couples.

If you are not a member of our group (Southend Over 40s), simply apply to join us and then you can RSVP. Click here to join our group: https://www.meetup.com/southend-over-40s-nights-out/?action=join


✪ RSVP REQUIRED ✪

Members, please click RSVP so we know who to expect and you'll also be kept up to date with event news and any important changes.

If you later find you can't make it, please undo your RSVP asap - it's courteous, only takes a moment and could free up a space for someone else.

NOTE: Members who clock-up multiple no-shows or lastminute cancellations will gain a reputation for being unreliable and inconsiderate, and may not be allowed to attend events with an attendee limit or may be deleted from the group.


✪ NEWER MEMBERS ✪

For newer members, don't worry about your first few visits as everyone is here to have a good time, meet new people and socialise so you're pretty much guaranteed to enjoy the evening.

Your hosts will be Pippa, Elle and Danny. If you don't know us, take a good look at our photos, come and say hello (no matter what we're doing) and we'll introduce you to the others.

We'll do our best to look out for you based upon your profile picture (hope its a good one?).


✪ MEETING SPOT & TIME ✪

We'll meet on the right hand side in the raised area as you enter the pub.

Your hosts will be standing around here from 8:00pm ready to meet and greet everybody.

If you'd like to have a chat and get to know others then please arrive soon after 8pm as conversation and introductions can be difficult once the entertainment begins.


✪ CAR PARKING ✪

There is a car parking along Southchurch Road and down the side roads.

80s Party Night, DJ, Dancing & Loads of Fun @ Maritime Rooms (Cliffs Pavilion)🍸

Tonight the Maritime rooms will be hosting the Tropicana 80's night so why not get your dancing shoes on and join us to celebrate this brilliant party evening - 80s style 🥂🕺🍺💃 🎶

Dance yourself back in time with the help of a mirror-ball or two, relive the nights when Madonna and Michael Jackson ruled the dance floor. Rock out, disco dance and strut your outrageous stuff (shoulder pads and big hair are optional) 🍸

All members are welcome to join us for what promises to be another great night out, one which we've enjoyed for many years. 🍻


✪ WHO CAN ATTEND? ✪

This is a members only event. We are therefore unable to include unexpected strangers, non-members and couples.

If you are not a member of our group (Southend Over 40s), simply apply to join us and then you can RSVP. Click here to join our group: https://www.meetup.com/southend-over-40s-nights-out/?action=join


✪ RSVP REQUIRED ✪

You must be a member of our group and RSVP and pay before attending. Please click RSVP here on this page if you'd like to come along and you'll be invited to pay the £10 payment.

If you later find you can't make it, please undo your RSVP asap - it's courteous, only takes a moment and could free up a space for someone else.

NOTE: Members who clock-up multiple no-shows or lastminute cancellations will gain a reputation for being unreliable and inconsiderate and may be deleted from the group.


✪ TICKETS ✪

We have bought 20 tickets to this event so far, which will be allocated to the first 20 people to pay. Thereafter we will be booking tickets in batches of 5 as more people pay on the payment page.

IMPORTANT: They often sell out of tickets a few weeks before the event so we will close the event once the tickets have sold out.


✪ HOW TO PAY ✪

On this page, Click "RSVP" to say you are going (or maybe "PAY NOW").

This takes you to paypal where you can quickly pay by debit or credit card even if you don't have a paypal account.
You will be asked to pay £10.80 of which paypal take around 80p in fees (they don't work for free).

No need to say you have paid, your name+face showing on this page as an RSVP is enough for us all to know :)


✪ REFUNDS ✪

Your ticket is not refundable if you do not turn up or if you do not cancel by 6pm on Friday 2nd September.

Apart from that, your ticket is refundable if somebody else pays for a ticket after you have cancelled, all tickets have been bought and all cancellations before yours have been filled. To cancel, simply change your RSVP to NO.

To claim your refund, message me (Pippa) and I'll arrange to pay you in cash (avoids paypal fees) when we meet at your next event.


✪ NEWER MEMBERS ✪

For newer members, don't worry about your first few visits as everyone is here to have a good time, meet new people and socialise so you're pretty much guaranteed to enjoy the evening.

Your hosts will be Pippa, John Cooper, Danny and Elle. If you don't know us, take a good look at our photos, come and say hello (no matter what we're doing) and we'll introduce you to the others.

We'll do our best to look out for you based upon your profile picture (hope its a good one?)


✪ MEETING TIME & PLACE ✪

Head to the small entrance hall by the Maritime Room door. There is a little desk here dealing with tickets, where your hosts will be standing from 8:30 - 9:00pm, ready to greet everyone and take newer members inside.
You will need to collect yours when you arrive or if you arrive later, come and find us inside.


✪ CAR PARKING ✪
Best to park on seafront and walk straight up the steps, or there is parking at the Cliffs. There is also a chargeable public car park round the corner in Shorefield Road.

We look forward to seeing you there 🍸🎶🍺

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