Oooooh I'm so excited about February! I've been planning for ages to put on a bunch of events and I'm going to tell you about them one by one! But for now, here is an overview of the details of each event:
FRUIT SALAD SOCIAL
THURSDAY 10TH FEB
5PM-7PM (but come along whenever you like)
WHAT IS IT?
A meet-up for any queer singles/ready to mingles to meet and chat and make connections!
THIS IS THE BIGGEST ONE YET FOR LOVE MONTH!
YOU CAN EXPECT
A room full of lovely lgbtq+ babes
Some activities and games to get the conversation flowing
Some easy crafting
...and some treats for love month!!!
We have a room all to ourselves - Little Nan's Bar's 'Grandads shed' - so it will be a private, safe meet up in a sweet queer venue - and we have the biggest private room they have so bring along all your queer friends!
Expect low/colourful lighting (some twinkling lights) in this wonderfully tacky spot - with background music which we will keep at a low level.
The room is wheelchair accessible, however, the toilets involve one step up
Little Nan's is right by Deptford station - which has step-free access
TICKETS ARE FREE - BUT BOOK ONE SO I KNOW TO MAKE UP A GOODY BAG FOR YOU!
LOVE ADVICE BOOTH @ LUSH OXFORD STREET
SATURDAY 12TH FEB
ALL DAY - DROP IN FOR A CHAT!
LUSH OXFORD STREET STORE (in the cafe upstairs)
The Lush Oxford Street store have let me sit in their cafe all day and give love advice to all of the lovely people that come by!
I'll be there for anyone who needs to talk over their love life, dating woes, or friendship dramas - whether you're lgbtqia+ or not I will be a sympathetic ear and a well of advice - so come in, say hi, and let me help you through whatever love problems you're going through!
THE LOVE ADVICE IS FREE * NO NEED TO GET A TICKET * JUST DROP IN WHEN YOU CAN!
Though getting a ticket will give me an idea of numbers to expect :)
CITY FARM SINGLES EVENT
SUNDAY 13TH FEB
AT SPITALFIELDS CITY FARM
Spitalfields is a lovely city farm, with gardens for the community to use to grow food and lots of animals that were rescued or retired to the farm. There are donkeys and goats, bunnies and ferrets, sheep and pigs, and more!
The idea is to have a lovely visit to a lovely farm and meet some lovely people and have a lovely time!
Here's the plan:
11:00 - Farm Tour
12:00 - Meet the animals in the Yurt :)
13:00 - Flower crafts and mingling
14:30 - We have to leave the yurt by then but we can head to a café nearby after if we want to :) (glasshouse is round the corner...)
Tickets are £5 and this cost goes towards the cost of renting the yurt and the staff for showing us the animals!
If you can't pay - shoot me a message and I'll arrange for you to come along for free
FRUIT SALAD SALON
FRIDAY 18TH FEB
SHOREDITCH NAILS - DALSTON SALON
Come along to Shoreditch Nails - Dalston, get a cute manicure and meet some LGBTQ+ singles/ready-to mingles!
We are filling this nail salon with lovely queer babes, it's the perfect setting to have a chat with some cuties, make some friends, and maybe even get a date out of it!
Your ticket will pay for a 30minute mani - there will be a menu of nail art for you to choose from and lots of colours of polish to pick (I'm going for orange of course :) )
To make the event more accessible there are two ticket prices - the cheaper one is for anyone who can't pay the full price, and there is a limited number of these so please only select the concession if you need to.
The ticket cost goes to the nail techs and for extra costs of flyers, snacks, drinks, and goodie bags!
The salon has step-free access and a step-free toilet and is just down the road from Dalston Junction overground station - which has step-free access and tfl say it has 'A' accessibility
CRAFT & MEND SEW-CIAL
A Whole Orange X Queer Craft - Craft and mending sew-cial!
SUNDAY 20TH FEB
@ BADGER BADGER
This will be a chill meet-up for mending and mingling! Bring yourself and something that needs mending - guidance and materials will be supplied by Becky from Queer Craft - and we'll be tending to small rips, holes or weakened spots on clothes that can be mended by hand.
Bring your favourite craft and work in progress or 1-2 small mending projects that can be mended by hand. we'll have plenty of supplies and Becky will be on hand to help you get started on your repairs and give advice!
We will have access to basic materials for making repairs to your well-loved garments such as needles, threads, scissors and embroidery threads, and offcuts to repurpose as patches. If you have a project that needs specific materials or matching threads etc, I recommend you buy these ahead of the social to bring with you!
We will mending your well loved garments and textile items using patches, sashiko and boro style stitching - a great place to start for beginners! Examples of projects could include: Patching hole in the knee or crotch of your trousers, mending a tear in the armhole of your shirt or fixing the lining of your pocket.
If you have an idea but aren't sure if it’s suitable or what you might need to bring along, please pop me a message over at @queercraftlondon!