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The place to discuss unofficial social gatherings organised by forum members, for forum members. These unofficial events are not organised or endorsed by the publishers of this site.



Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:11:01 +0100

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Re: SE1 Book Club 2016

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:11:01 +0100

The next book club will be on Monday 17th October at 7.30pm at the Kings Arms Newcomen Street.

the book we will be discussing is Diary of a nobody - George Grossmith

Chris will be shortlisting the next three books for us to choose from.

The book for November is The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

The SE1 Book club is a mixed group, anyone who lives or works in SE1 and likes reading is welcome to join. Just come along and say hello. Ask at the bar if you are not sure who we are. New members are always welcome.



Re: SE1 Book Club 2016

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:04:35 +0100

Hi

My choices below:

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Epic of the Joad family, forced to travel west from Dust Bowl era Oklahoma in search of the promised land of California. Their story is one of false hopes, thwarted desires and powerlessness, yet out of their struggle Steinbeck created a drama that is both intensely human and majestic in its scale and moral vision.

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
The Glass Castle is a memoir and an absolutely shocking tale of growing up in rural America. Every time you think things can’t get any worse – they do. Your own childhood will seem like a rose-coloured tale after you make your way through this book.

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad (1899):
The main character, Charles Marlow, transports Ivory down the Congo River in Central Africa. During one of his trips he meets Mr. Kurtz, a man well known to the natives, with whom he develops an unhealthy obsession. Heart of Darkness is an exploration of colonialism and the brutality and racism that is deemed necessary to maintain power.



Re: Come Dine with Us in 2016

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:53:51 +0100

[quote Tattie]
Wines: Prosecco with Chambered
[/quote]

Couches and chambered ... these events are getting very cosy!



Re: SE1 Book Club 2016

Sat, 20 Aug 2016 17:00:10 +0100

The next book club will be on Monday [b]19th September[/b] at [b]7.30pm[/b] at the [b]Kings Arms[/b] Newcomen Street.

the book we will be discussing is [b]Rituals[/b] by Cees Nooteboom.

Wendy will be shortlisting the next three books for us to choose from.

The book for October is [b]Diary of a nobody[/b] - George Grossmith

The SE1 Book club is a mixed group, anyone who lives or works in SE1 and likes reading is welcome to join. Just come along and say hello. Ask at the bar if you are not sure who we are. New members are always welcome.



Re: SE1 Book Club 2016

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:52:34 +0100

Diary of a nobody is the choice for October



Re: SE1 Book Club 2016

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 20:52:05 +0100

Diary of a nobody is the choice for September



Re: SE1 Book Club 2016

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:40:27 +0100

Here are my 3 choices:

* Three men in a boat - Jerome K. Jerome
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames from Kingston upon Thames to Oxford and back to Kingston. The book was initially intended to be a serious travel guide, with accounts of local history along the route, but the humorous elements took over to the point where the serious and somewhat sentimental passages seem a distraction to the comic novel.

* Diary of a nobody - George Grossmith
The Diary of a Nobody is so unassuming a work that even its author, George Grossmith, seemed unaware that he had produced a masterpiece. For more than a century this wonderfully comic portrayal of suburban life and values has remained in print, a source of delight to generations of readers, and a major literary influence, much imitated but never equalled.
If you don’t recognise yourself at some point in The Diary you are probably less than human. If you can read it without laughing aloud you have no sense of humour.

* The Ragged Trousers Philatropists - Robert Tressel
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is a classic representation of the impoverished and politically powerless underclass of British society in Edwardian England, ruthlessly exploited by the institutionalized corruption of their employers and the civic and religious authorities. Epic in scale, the novel charts the ruinous effects of the laissez-faire mercantilist ethics on the men, women, and children of the working classes, and through its emblematic characters, argues for a socialist politics as the only hope for a civilized and humane life for all.



Re: SE1 Book Club 2016

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 21:52:05 +0100

[quote natlondon]Hi all,

of the selection above, [b]Gods behaving badly[/b] will be discussed this [b]Monday 15th August[/b] - at the King's Arms, Newcomen Street, 7.30. Based on our last conversation we may well say a few words about Kevin Katchadourian, too, who knows...

Of the selection proposed in print in July for the September session (The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera, The third man by Graham Greene and Rituals by Cees Nooteboom) the majority vote went for [b]Rituals[/b]. We'll talk about it on [b]Monday 19th September[/b].
Nicola, we'll see you then, welcome!

See you all this Monday, enjoy the sunshine in the meantime.[/quote]

Thanks Nat I have been meaning to post couldn't remember which book was for sept and ironically neither could MrJac tattle should be shortlisting I will remind her.
See you all tomorrow



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 17:54:52 +0100

Hi all, I missed this summer social, but just wondering if anyone fancies meeting up again soon for another get-together? It would be lovely to meet some more people in the area! Nicola.



Re: SE1 Book Club 2016

Sat, 13 Aug 2016 09:07:41 +0100

Hi all,

of the selection above, [b]Gods behaving badly[/b] will be discussed this [b]Monday 15th August[/b] - at the King's Arms, Newcomen Street, 7.30. Based on our last conversation we may well say a few words about Kevin Katchadourian, too, who knows...

Of the selection proposed in print in July for the September session (The unbearable lightness of being by Milan Kundera, The third man by Graham Greene and Rituals by Cees Nooteboom) the majority vote went for [b]Rituals[/b]. We'll talk about it on [b]Monday 19th September[/b].
Nicola, we'll see you then, welcome!

See you all this Monday, enjoy the sunshine in the meantime.



Re: SE1 Book Club 2016

Sun, 07 Aug 2016 20:21:40 +0100

Hi everyone,

My name is Nicola and I am an interested in joining as a new member - can you let me know if you have chosen the book for September yet? Thanks!



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:49:56 +0100

We are now in the pub, not in the raised area but outside the loos. I have the SE1 logo above the table. The pub did not appear to have my booking! We are here now and that is the main thing. Come on down!



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:23:14 +0100

SE1 summer social is tonight. We are meeting at the raised area in the far right back corner of the pub.

Date: Thursday 28 July 2016
Time: 6:30pm onwards
Venue: Elephant & Castle pub, 119 Newington Causeway SE1 6BN
http://elephantandcastlepub.com/

All SE1 posters & lurkers are welcome!



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:21:38 +0100

It would not be an SE1 Social without you, Jackie!! See you tonight!



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:39:31 +0100

I'll CERTAINLY be there!! If not me, who?



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:40:32 +0100

Great stuff - see you there



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:03:04 +0100

Looking forward to it - see you there.



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:27:32 +0100

Thanks SophieLondon for the recommendation! I have just spoken to Jamie at the E&C and he has booked the raised area in the far right back corner of the pub for the SE1 social.

Date: Thursday 28 July 2016
Time: 6:30pm onwards
Venue: Elephant & Castle pub, 119 Newington Causeway SE1 6BN
http://elephantandcastlepub.com/

All SE1 posters & lurkers are welcome! See you there!!



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:39:03 +0100

Pity - about location - we've missed the opportunity to use the new Elephant & Castle pub - which opened last week. We were in on Saturday and it's great. It's part of the Antic chain. No connection but I was a happy customer! Maybe we should have an SE1 social to check it out?



Re: SE1 Book Club 2016

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 21:56:48 +0100

Book Club this monday [b]18th June 7.30pm Kings Arms Newcomen Street[/b]
Discussing [b]The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao[/b], by Junot Diaz.

Mrs B to short list books for September.

Hope to see you there

New members welcome



Re: Come Dine with Us in 2016

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:42:40 +0100

[quote Tattie]Correction - the starters were courgette and pea fritters. No aubergine in sight....[/quote]

and the 'couches'...? ;-)



Re: Come Dine with Us in 2016

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 15:14:10 +0100

Correction - the starters were courgette and pea fritters. No aubergine in sight....



Re: Come Dine with Us in 2016

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:01:09 +0100

Lovely dinner last night with:

Champagne to start

Summer Tomato salad with aubergine/pea fritters
Wines: Bengoutxe and Tokaji Cuvee

Chicken in tomato and yoghurt sauce with couches and salad
Wines McGuigan Estate Chardonnay and Hardy's Varietal Range Chardonnay

Lemon Posset with Grilled figs
Wines: Prosecco with Chambered

Yum!



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:52:24 +0100

Looking forward to coming along and meeting people in the area!



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:28:28 +0100

Venue is now booked under my name, Juanita. Summer social will be at The Trinity pub on Borough High Street (next to Borough tube) http://www.london-se1.co.uk/restaurants/info/227/the-trinity

Date: Thursday 28 July
Time: 6pm onwards

See some of you there! All SE1'ers are welcome



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 14:52:14 +0100

Hope to make it along!



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 13:12:06 +0100

How about the Understudy next door to NT or Roebuck?



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:14:22 +0100

Yeah! Looking forward!



Re: SE1 summer social 2016

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:31:04 +0100

OK, we have a date! Please put Thursday 28 July 6pm in your diaries! Venue tbc. Any suggestions?



SE1 summer social 2016

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:01:54 +0100

Hello, anybody interested in getting together for a drink (or two!) in a local pub one evening during the summer? Venue suggestions welcome. All on this site are welcome.The more the merrier!