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Title: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: Adam on May 17, 2017, 12:19:27 PM
In June... discussed on episode #635. Details coming soon.
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: DarkeningHumour on May 17, 2017, 12:51:00 PM
A European meeting? Truly? I am just going to assume I was the inspiration (http://forum.filmspotting.net/index.php?topic=14240.msg862090#msg862090) for this.

Shame I won't be able to attend though.
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: NigelSmith on May 19, 2017, 01:36:36 PM
I will supply details as they are agreed.

Nigel (Tufnell Park Film Club)
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: timothyeraw on May 19, 2017, 09:30:34 PM
Will travel up for this.

Josh I can get you free cinema tickets at Cineworlds, half price tickets at Curzon Cinemas and a treat on me at the glourious Picturehouse Central. Would love to see a film together or with the meet-up group.

Thanks for reading my recommendation of Lady McBeth on the show.

Tim
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: NigelSmith on May 21, 2017, 01:31:44 AM
Hi everyone

I've spoken to Josh and we've agreed that Monday 12 June at the BFI Southbank at 8pm suits him best for a meetup.

I will try to reserve a table at one of the bars and post here when it's done.

If people want to to meet up before Josh arrives at 8pm very happy to do so.

And if any of you are interested in Tufnell Park Film Club, here's our website and mailing list info.

http://www.tufnellparkfilmclub.com/

I look forward to meeting you next month!
Nigel
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: timothyeraw on May 21, 2017, 03:09:01 AM
Nigel,

just an idea, but what about, heading on to a bar called The Understudy by the National Theatre after first couple of brews? 4-5min walk, Josh gets a scenic route and a bit of variation also. I think it's a lot more atmospheric with better drinks selection too. Maybe check it out next time you're at BFI as it's right nearby?

Are you going to Sundance London?

Tim
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: Josh on May 21, 2017, 09:13:02 AM
Thanks Nigel. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: NigelSmith on May 21, 2017, 11:29:22 AM
Hi Tim

Good idea. I know the Understudy well and agree it's got a better beer selection than BFI. Let's just play it play it by ear - if it's a nice evening we may be able to sit outside there (it can get v v busy though).

Let me see if I can reserve us a table at BFI first. Thematically at least it seems like the best place to meet.

I'm not going to Sundance London sadly. It's same weekend as Stoke Newington Literary Festival which I always enjoy going to.

Nigel   
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: MrBen_King on May 22, 2017, 03:06:34 PM
Hi All,

Delighted this is happening and thanks for organising. I'll certainly be coming along. I work around the corner so it's perfect.

The BFI and the Understudy are both great locations but I thought I'd suggest a another. Only a suggestion mind! The 5th floor balcony at the Royal Festival Hall, next to BFI, is a bit of a London hidden gem. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.urban75.org/blog/a-drink-on-the-fifth-floor-balcony-at-the-festival-hall-on-the-southbank-london/amp/

If the weather is good it's especially magical as it gets the late evening sun and as it's overlooking the Thames it has spectacular views of London. You can get beers in the downstairs bars and then a lift straight to the balcony. The best thing about it is no matter how busy it it on the Southbank it's never packed and you can almost always get a table and chairs.

Cheers,

Ben

@MrBen_King

PS Whether we go there or not please don't tell anyone else about the 5th floor balcony! The person who showed it to me said the first rule of the 5th floor balcony is you don't talk about the 5th floor balcony etc.. ;-)
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: jdc on May 25, 2017, 12:10:13 PM
I will likely attend unless I end up out of town at the time
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: ceno on May 25, 2017, 02:37:45 PM
Hi everyone,

Just listened to #635 and I'm so excited! I'm always so jealous of the meetups organised in America, I just had to register an account to say I'd love to join! Meeting at the BFI sounds great to me, it's a lovely space in a great location.
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: jdc on May 25, 2017, 02:40:25 PM
As long as you registered, don't be shy to introduce yourself and become a regular on the forum:

http://forum.filmspotting.net/index.php?topic=527.0

Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: Sandy on May 25, 2017, 05:10:20 PM
Welcome, ceno. :)

Wish I were in London, so I could attend!
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: malcolmcook on May 26, 2017, 03:49:24 AM
Morning all.

Great to hear about the Southbank meet-up, count me in! 

Many thanks to Nigel for offering to organise.  I arranged the last meet-up in Windsor a few years back so I should still have a contact list of old listeners.  I'll send out a mail shot to those guys to make sure they're all aware.

Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 12th!
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: NigelSmith on May 27, 2017, 04:10:36 AM
That's a great idea Malcolm.
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: pixote on May 30, 2017, 01:31:55 PM
The camaraderie in this thread is smile-inducing.

pixote
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: jdc on May 31, 2017, 08:23:54 AM
Looks like I may have a conflict on this evening:(  I am still going to try to join but maybe later.
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: NigelSmith on May 31, 2017, 10:39:23 AM
Okay everyone who's planning to come to the London meetup. More info!

I have reserved an area in the Riverfront bar at BFI Southbank from 6.30pm on Monday 12 June. It will be in my name (Nigel Smith).

Josh plans to join us at 8pm. If you've not familiar with the bar, you can also get food there.

If would be very useful to know who is planning to come and when you intend to arrive just so I know if I need to reserve more space.

If possible can you please send me an email to feedback@tufnellparkfilmclub.com and let me know when you expect to arrive. Alternatively if you want to get in touch via Twitter I am @nigelcsmith

Many thanks

I look forward to meeting you in a few weeks.

Nigel
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: Josh on May 31, 2017, 10:41:10 AM
Nice work, Nigel. Thank you much!
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: With fronds like these... on June 05, 2017, 08:25:52 AM
As I was there in Windsor a few years ago when Matty Ballgame attempted to climb the gates into Windsor Great Park... I have high expectations of Josh!

Really hoping to make it but work may conspire against me. I've emailed Nigel to say as much.

Chris
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: jdc on June 07, 2017, 11:00:03 AM
Any idea how long the meetup is likely to last? I'm keen to go but have a conflicting meeting starting at 7:30 which I really need to attend. 
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: Josh on June 07, 2017, 06:16:53 PM
I'm sure we'll be together for a couple of hours at least, though there was talk of checking out another place or two after originally meeting at BFI.
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: NigelSmith on June 08, 2017, 02:24:34 AM
@JDC send me an email (feedback@tufnellparkfilmclub.com). I'll give you my phone number so you can contact me on Monday evening if you like.

Nigel
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: jdc on June 08, 2017, 03:59:19 AM
@JDC send me an email (feedback@tufnellparkfilmclub.com). I'll give you my phone number so you can contact me on Monday evening if you like.

Nigel

Thanks Nigel, just sent you an email.  I probably going to finish up around 10ish so I will just have to see what everybody is up to on Monday.  Though, Josh seems to me as somebody that is going to make it an all-nighter;)

Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: chrisbs on June 10, 2017, 03:01:58 AM
Looking forward to this! Should be able to get there for about half seven, just dropped you an email Nigel.

Coincidentally John Wick 2 is out on blu ray on Monday, if it weren't for the whole different regions thing I would definitely pick you up a copy Josh  ;)

Until Monday,

Chris
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: Josh on June 10, 2017, 11:57:42 AM
Ha! Gifts not necessary;) See everyone soon!
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: malcolmcook on June 11, 2017, 04:07:30 AM
Hi everyone, how's it going?  Hope you're all geared up for tomorrow!

I just heard that Jeff Goldsmith of The Q&A (and formerly Creative Screenwriting) is also in town this week.  What a coincidence!  I had a word with him to see if he's free to meet up.  He's got other plans for tomorrow but he might pop down afterwards if he gets free. 

In any case Josh, Jeff asked me to say hi to you from him!

Catch you guys tomorrow.

Malcolm.
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: Josh on June 11, 2017, 03:51:00 PM
Thanks Malcolm.
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: jdc on June 14, 2017, 10:56:18 AM
Thanks Nigel for arranging everything and Josh for coming out.  Was fun to meet everybody for the time I could be there. 
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: Josh on June 16, 2017, 06:38:23 PM
Thanks for coming everyone! Next time we will find that elusive English pub that remains open past 11. Until then, it's Cuban bars and horrible discos for us.
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: DarkeningHumour on June 24, 2017, 04:13:42 AM
Wait, London pubs close at 11pm?

*reconsiders whole life*
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: jdc on June 24, 2017, 05:15:00 AM
That seems to be the old law but relaxed maybe a few years ago from what I read. But I guess the Brits just like their traditions and still close at 11pm
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: gillez on June 28, 2017, 03:19:48 AM
Fell a bit behind on my Filmspotting listening and just catching up on some old episodes.  Heard about this meetup on the Wonder Woman episode.  I would love to have come along and gutted that I missed it.  Any idea when there will be another one?

Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: pixote on June 28, 2017, 01:44:37 PM
At a glance, I keep thinking this thread is about Jack London.

pixote
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: oldkid on June 28, 2017, 06:55:51 PM
This meetup is the call of the wild.
Title: Re: Josh's London Meetup
Post by: jdc on June 29, 2017, 02:03:20 AM
There were quite a few that came to the meetup but none seemed to be forum regulars. A few registered for this thread but I think that was about it.