Past, Present and Future Meetings
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The Old Kings Head, 47-49 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1NA
The night will be a celebration of all things May Day which will lead into a discussion on the proposed removal of the May Day bank holiday by the present government and what we can do about it.
Soon to be ex-SELFS host Scott Wood will speak briefly on May Day superstitions and folklore.
Neil Transpontine will speak on May Day and Beltane rites from the Roman era to the present day, concentrating on celebrations and festivals in South London.
Rediscovering Urban Rituals show their film on their Jack-in-the-Green procession with the Fowlers Troop with a live musical re-enactment. Come watch footage of a Jack-in-the-Green in its natural environment.
The Imbolc meetings are
- The Grapes, 76, Narrow Street, London, E14 8BP, Sunday 6th February 2011 (from 5:00 pm onwards)
- Battersea Beer Festival Wednesday 9th February 2011 (convene at 7:30pm in the downstairs bar)
Winter Solstice 2010
South London, at Hooper's Bar on Sunday 19th December from 7pm onwards...
The Netwalking Club is joining with the Networking Club to celebrate the Winter Solstice on Sunday 19th December at 7pm. The venue is Hooper's Bar, 28 Ivanhoe Road, London, SE5 8DH
Summer Solstice 2010
Since everything is footballs and vuvuzelas, this years Summer solstice meeting will take place on Sunday 20th and Sunday 27th June. That is a game of two halves.
Sunday 20th June - an informal meeting in Victoria Park following the Limehouse Loop
In other words, after the Netwalking Club event finishes, the Networking Club begins, at the Paradise Gardens!!!
The second half will be on Sunday 27th June, starting at 7pm, at the Cross Keys at 31 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9BA
No food, and no Belgian beer.... but we could move on in search these elements!
There may be extra time...
South London, at Hooper's Bar on Monday 3rd May from 7pm onwards...
Vernal Equinox 2010
The equinox falls on a Saturday! We will meet at The Pembury Tavern on Saturday 20th March, from 19:00 UTC (7:00pm).
Meeting at The Royal Oak on Saturday 31st October 2009
Autumnal Equinox 2009
Sunday September 27th ?
Summer Solstice, 2009
May Day 2009
On Sunday 3rd May, meeting at the Pembury Tavern, after 5pm.
Vernal Equinox 2009
We will coagulate at the London Drinker Beer Festival: Wednesday 18th March 2009.
The Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, London, WC1H 9AU
Winter Solstice 2008
Four members of the Networking Club met at a secret location all day on 21st December 2008. Followed by a walk...
Autumnal Equinox 2008
September 22nd is Monday! Let's meet on Sunday 21st.... at the Pembury! See Upcoming
Summer Solstice 2008
We will meet at the Herne Tavern at 7pm.
Strangely, the Solstice is 2008-06-20 23:59 UTC
We met on 4th May at The Pembury Tavern
Vernal Equinox meeting
The Vernal Equinox was at 05:48 Thursday 20th March 2008, and we met on Friday 21st at 7pm at The Pembury Tavern
Winter Solstice 2007 Meeting
This year we find the Solstice on 2007-12-22- at 06:09 (so we started at 18:09!!)
There will be some sadness, since the East London Line closed on the same day
And now re-opened! See... Gonzo Trail Number One
The Royal Oak, followed by "Simply Indian".
Wednesday 31st October (All Hallows Eve, Samhain) 2007
Saturday, 4th August, at the Royal Oak at 6pm.
Don't forget. Take your drinks (or a jug of beer) from the Royal Oak across the road the curry restaurant.
- Royal Oak on Randomness
- Royal Oak at Beer in the Evening
- Simply Indian on Randomness
- Simply Indian, 25 Tabard Street, London, SE1 4LA
The Royal Oak opens at 6pm on Saturdays: The Royal Oak, 44 Tabard Street, London, SE1 4JU
We tend to follow the quarters days and cross quarter days. See 
This list of the cross quarter days is from Wikipedia 
- 5-10 November: wikipedia:Samhain, (lìdōng)
- 2-7 February: wikipedia:Imbolc, (lìchūn)
- 4-10 May: wikipedia:Beltane, (lìxià)
- 3-10 August: wikipedia:Lughnasadh, (lìqiū)
Mid June? The Equinox is on 21st June (at 18:06 UTC), but we had a pub crawl instead.
Not quite Beltane, but close enough Sunday April 29th 2007 in East Dulwich.
Hoopers Bar at 28 Ivanhoe Road, London, SE5 8DH Phone 020 7733 4797
The Vernal Equinox, 2007-03-21 at 00:08 UTC.
The Greenwich Union, 56 Royal Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8RT, the evening of Wednesday, 21st March 2007.
51.476675 -0.009515 (WGS84) 51.476159 -0.007896 (OSGB36)
Or you can you go to dorkbot
Chinese New Year
Back at the Pembury Tavern for Chinese New Year on Sunday February 18th 2007
Meeting from 7pm at the Pembury Tavern. Food served until 9pm.
This will also be a "wake" for some parts of the West Ham Allotments Society who will have had to move off their land in the past few days, to pastures new...
The Second Wikimeet in January 2007
Some members of the Networking Club went to the Wikimeet on Tuesday 9th, at The Montagu Pyke on Tuesday 9th January 2007: a damp squib of a flash mob...
Winter Solstice Meeting
The Winter Solstice meeting was held to the Royal Oak in Borough, on Friday 22nd December, starting at 19:30. The Royal Oak is at 44 Tabard Street, London, SE1 4JU (020 7357 7173)
We took our beer across the road to "Simply Indian" which was great!
The First Un-meeting
The first un-meeting of the Networking Club took place on Saturday 9th December 2006. A short commemorative journey on the North London Line, and from there go to Pig's Ear Beer Festival at Ocean in Hackney. Handy in that the North London Line goes to Hackney (Hackney Central). The last services in the North London Line between Stratford and North Woolwich will run on Saturday, 9th December, 2006.
Or just walk through the door on the day.
Un-meeting on 9th December 2006
5th November 2006
- Peter C
- Andrew Black
- David M
23rd September 2006
14th July 2006
- Andy Roberts
- Linda H
- Peter C
- Andrew B
- Matthew B
- Two Mac laptops
- One Nikon SLR (F401)
Another Possible Venue
How about Sun and Doves at 61 - 63 Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, London SE5 9NS?
Possible Future Plans
I enjoyed the solstice evening, thanks. This is just a suggestion but I wondered if it might be worth doing something in conjunction with Wiki Wednesday , since there haven't been any since March in London, and there might be enough overlap of interest and motivation? The Wiki Wednesday I went to was very formal whereas the Networking Club was very informal so perhaps a combined event could aim somewhere in the middle. Just a thought. Meeting in another pub and drinking cider is also fine by me. --Andy Roberts 21:02, 23 June 2006 (BST)
Summer Solstice was on Wednesday, 21st June 2006
Standard J. D. Wetherspoon pub, fairly large, 100% non-smoking. 10 minutes walk from London Bridge station (along Tooley Street). "Improved recipe" item are available from the menu.
Address: 196/198 Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 2UN (for your favourite mapping website).
The Pommeler's Rest is a pub of two halves. One has screens showing the World Cup 2006 and more space. The second half is the area reserved for children and has no screens.
Standard JDW menus with "improved recipes"!!
Children in the pub must obey the rules
Children can stay in the pub until 9:00 pm (21:00) subject to a set of rules.
I wonder how they enforce these rules....
CHILDREN LICENCE RULES
Child Must Be:
- ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT AT ALL TIMES
- SEATED ONLY IN A DESIGNATED AREA
- CONSUMING A SUBSTANTIAL MEAL, NOT CRISPS ETC.
- FINISHED AND TABLES VACATED BY 9:00 PM
CHILDREN MAY NOT APPROACH THE BAR
On This Day
- Stonehenge, June 21st, 2006
- BBC News Online
- I took a few photos during the zenith --Andy Roberts 15:04, 21 June 2006 (BST)
... Frank Winfield Woolworth opened his first “Woolworth’s” store in Utica, New York in 1878. That store failed within a year. He opened a second store on 1879-06-21 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This store became a success. Frank Woolworth brought his brother Charles Sumner Woolworth into the business and together they, and others, began to open more stores. The stores were often opened in partnership with other businesspeople. The Woolworths also entered into partnerships with “friendly rivals”, who operated independently but co-operated in order to maximize their purchasing power for their inventories.
Dorkbot will clash with the Networking Club.... ho hum.
Dorkbot London Time: 7pm, Wednesday 21st June 2006 Where: Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road, London E14 7HA Directions: 15 or 155 from Aldgate east, or D6 from Hackney, Limehouse or Westferry DLR, Shadwell tube and a nice walk through the building sites. In the cool, airy grandeur of Limehouse Town Hall, we present the delightful and fragrant: - Donald McRobbie, creative and musical uses for MRI scanners. - Annie Spinster: http://anniespinster.co.uk/ opendorks: - Roger Ibars, and his http://www.selfmadeobjects.net/ - Greenman: Greenman: - The l-atlas, a visualisation tool for freeform social networks.
One of the other attraction for the evening of 21st June is a walk along the River Thames led by Alex Lifschutz
See also other meetings close to here...
First meeting - Sunday April 9th, 2006
The last meeting of the BBC Networking Club coincided with the first meeting of the Networking Club.... April 9th, 2006.
Monday May 1st, 2006
May 1st was Beltane
Another meet at the Pembury, for a few drinks and a curry.
First meeting to he held away from The Pembury Tavern was on Wednesday June 21st at 19:00 at the Pommeler's Rest
The Pembury Tavern
The Pembury Tavern is a large, single bar, non-smoking pub with wireless connectivity run by Steve Early, situated at number 90 Amhurst Road, Hackney, E8 1JH (phone 020 8986 8597).
Jake: Mr Fabulous, how marvellous it is to see you. You're looking younger than ever. Mr Fabulous: Wait, you guys can't come in here. Jake: Nonsense my dear fellow, my brother and I have come to dine to celebrate my early release from the service of the state. Mr Fabulous: Wait, let's talk outside. Let's have a cup of coffee outside. Jake: Why heavens no! We seek a full meal and all the compliments of the house. Come Elwood let us adjourn ourselves to the nearest table and overlook this establishment's board of fare.