Getting spooky ahead of Halloween – our next general meeting is a ghost tour of the Arsenal.
Having had such a splendid time on our Women of the Arsenal Tour back in March for International Women’s Day, we’ve asked Royal Arsenal Tours to do a ghost tour for our next general meeting so we can all get into the Halloween spirit!
Members can come along to this event for FREE. On this occasion, however, we will need to charge guests more than the usual £5 simply to cover the cost of the tour itself, we would not make any profit at all from this. Guests can come along on the night for £12 and this includes a free drink of house beer, wine or a soft drink at the Tap Room where we will all meet which we think is pretty good value and still cheaper than if you booked directly with Royal Arsenal Tours to do this very walk.
The other option for potential guests would be to consider becoming a member on the night if that doesn’t feel like too much pressure! At this point in the year (1st October – 31 December), the membership fee is a mere £9.75 and you wouldn’t have to pay for the walk as it is free to members. Do what is right for you though 😉
We will meet at The Tap Room, 15 Major Draper St, Royal Arsenal, SE18 6GD at on Thursday 5th October 2017 at 19:30 and the walk itself will commence at 20:00.
Feel free to dress up spookily if the mood takes you 🙂
November general meeting – trip to Houses of Parliament
It wasn’t our intention to have two general meetings in a row that are out and about but when local MP Matthew Pennycock offers to host you at the Houses of Parliament, it seems churlish to refuse so that’s where we are heading on Thursday 2nd November 2017!
If you wish to come to this trip, we need to know as far in advance as possible so we can finalise a list for security. Please could you drop us a note if you haven’t already done so to indicate your interest in attending by Friday 6th October 2017.
We advise members and guests to get checked in through security between 18:30 – 19:00 so we can kickstart our meeting off promptly at 19:30. If you do get through security quicker than anticipated, then kill some time marvelling at Westminster Hall and/or helping us set up the room. If anyone is up for bringing along some baked goods for the event, we would be incredibly appreciative and happy to reimburse you for the cost of ingredients if you bring along your receipts.
We’re dropping the C-word…Sorry…!
We know it’s only just switched up to autumn but we are already thinking about the Christmas Social!ma
The Members Only Christmas Social is an optional extra that we organise as everyone enjoys a festive knees-up with friends. The cost of this is not included in the Membership Fee as we still meet in August but we will aim to keep the cost as reasonable and accessible as we can.
Please keep Thursday 7th December 2017 free in your calendar and we’ll update you with further details as soon as we have them.