Archive for June 2010

Rising Sun on Thurs 1 July

It promises to be even warmer tomorrow... we are definitely in the Rising Sun's beer garden.

For new people, this is about 2 minutes away from the library centre at 25 Harlesden Road, WillesdenNW10 2BY at:

See you there!

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Al... Al Fresco

Willesden Library Centre has kindly agreed that we can contact them by 10.30am on Wednesdays to book the room - this means that Anne/Sam/I will make a decision then as to whether we are in the Rising Sun or the room - please keep an eye on this blog as we will not be emailing everyone every week.

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Where have all the planes gone?/Long time passing

We wondered where the planes were that had plagued us last week.

We wondered why the pub's ventilation exhaust, that had rumbled at us last week was silent.

Where were all the other punters, popping out into the garden for a smoke and a (very loud) chat?

We had nine people, and eight had brought stuff to read out. Poor Steve, Mary and Joe did not get a chance... so they will go first next week.

A damn good evening.

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We are meeting in the Rising Sun tonight

Gorgeous weather today, so we are meeting again in the beer garden of the Rising Sun ( 25 Harlesden Road, London NW10 2BY), which is literally 2 minutes from the library centre.

Although there was noise from planes overhead and some of the other regulars were at times a little noisy, we think it beats the hell out of the airless room in the library centre.

See you at 8pm!

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Summer in the City

Well, you could knock me down with a feather - you just have to mention the possibility of holding the group in the pub garden - and twelve people turn up! Despite the occasional airplane noise and the odd patron wondering into the garden to discuss Eastenders at full volume, holding the group
al fresco turned out to be a great idea which we will no doubt re-visit.

Whilst sitting in the garden we were taken to visit a sultry summer camp in America and a model posing for an art class in a cold room, we then met two ballet students, a terrorist and a woman wrestling with the philosophy of altruism. We also welcomed two new members and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, you should have been there. Perhaps next time eh?

If the sun is shining next Thursday, we will decided around four pm whether wgwg will be in the library as usual or at the pub, so watch this space for more instructions, we wouldn't want you to go to the pub by mistake...

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Group tonight might be in a beer garden

Look out for posters tonight if the glorious weather holds, we might be in the beer garden of a local pub, which is a 3 minute walk from the library centre...

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We are stardust, we are golden, and we like a good read.

The North London Reading Group has taken over a pub in central London on Saturday 31 July for their first literary evening - "Bookstock!"

Eight very varied local authors will be reading, performing and discussing their works in a beautiful Edwardian room in the Blue Posts pub in W1. In between there will be comedy, competitions, reasonably priced beverages (courtesy of Mr. Samuel Smith), and plenty of socialising and book swapping.

Download a flyer (PDF, 513KB)

Whether you are a member of one of the 10 North London Reading Groups or just fancy a bit of literary action, make sure you join us — the entertainment kicks off at 7:30 at The Blue Posts, 81 Newman Street, W1T 3EU.  Tickets are just £5 in advance from the North London Reading Group home page (or £6 on the door). 

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8 chairs

6 people
3 readings
1 pint

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Thursday 3 June 2010

Tonight, we were taken to Ireland (on the the day after the night before) and a poem transported us to a busy railway station in Japan where a man waits for his lover, hoping he will still recognise her when she finally arrives. We ended the night in a typical London school.

Talking of travel, our lovely globetrotting Joe is off again, this time to work in Istanbul, we wish him well and will all miss his poetry, his prose and his company ( but we trust he will come back again - he always does!)

And who says no one turns up at wgwg when the sun's out - we had another big group tonight, 10 people including two new members, one of whom was brave enough to read on her first visit to wgwg - well done Jane!

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