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Monday, April 2nd, 2012
11:00 pm
this year's picnics, so far
There's two definite picnics announced so far this year, one a Munch, the other a well-established general alternative picnic.

Perves in the Park (Unplugged) - Perverts picnic & jamming session in Hyde Park (you don't have to be musical to attend!)
Formed around Munches and fetlife. If that sentence means nothing to you then make sure you research them before thinking about attending.
Monday, April 09, 2012 · 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Hyde Park, London (nr the Diana Memorial/Serpentine Gallery), Hyde Park W2 3XA
Where will it be held?:
Opposite the Serpentine Gallery, in the clearing next to the car park on West Carriage Drive (next to the Diana Memorial), Hyde Park, London - exactly the same location as last time.
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All Tomorrow's Picnics (not sure if that group is private or invite only, but details reproduced below (not that there are many details you need for a picnic - get food, turn up, sit down, eat, drink and be merry):
Hampstead Alternative Picnic May
Saturday, 12 May 2012
14:30 until 19:30
The start of Summer is here:)
Kenwood House
Hampstead Lane, NW3 7JR London, United Kingdom
This one looks like it's going to be big (though not having the limit on size of gatherings that the Royal Parks have helps on that score). Over 200 positive responses on the facebook group and 23 on the LGMG meetup (one or two of which are 'yes's on both groups).
Back-up plan: Kenwood House coffee shop or The Gate in Highgate Village.

Current Mood: accomplished
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
3:50 am
first 2012 picnic announced
Okay, chances are there will be other picnics before it, but they haven't been announced yet!

First of a series of Hampstead Heath picnics (on the lawns in front of Kenwood House) is to take place on Saturday 12 May 2012, starting around 14:00 and going on until they chuck us out.
Thursday, November 11th, 2010
1:23 pm
Bristol Gothic Tea Party
Bristol Gothic Tea Party
Sunday 21st of November 2pm
Bristol County Sports Club, Colston St, Bristol (BS1 5AE)
Please bring along cakes, biscuits, sandwiches, buns, fruits etc etc to share.

This is a gothic event but we don't bite (thats vampires you are getting confused with) so everyone is welcome to come along. If you came last year and are wondering about the new venue, this is a larger building, directly opposite the old venue.

Look forward to seeing you all there.
Saturday, June 26th, 2010
7:36 pm
Bristol Gothic Picnic
The sun is shining, but we have parasols. Yet another opportunity to flounce about in your gothic finery during the daylight hours

Everyone is welcome to come along, if you have difficulty finding the place please just send me a note. A map can be found here: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?client=firefox-a&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=51.452001%2C-2.587007&spn=0.001675%2C0.004823&z=18
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
4:29 pm
Tea Party - Bristol
I'm having another tea party, this one is the day after Goth Fest (details) so if anyone is looking to stay overnight on the Saturday and needs help finding somewhere, just send me a note. That goes for directions too :)

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
3:16 pm
Saturday, February 28th, 2009
5:32 pm
Another Tea Party in Bristol

The previous gothpicnic post contains directions to the tea party if you need them
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
1:33 pm
Tea Party This Sunday
After the success of the last tea party, I'm having another.

Would anyone care to join me for tea?

For those of you travelling in to Bristol by train, either walk(25mins) or catch any bus(5 mins) on the opposite side of the road to the city centre. Then walk up the hill past the Colston Hall (2 mins), the pub is on your left.

For those of you travelling by car the closest car park is just off Park Row after Zero Degrees (a pub that looks like a train station). How you get there depends on the direction you are travelling, follow signs to the BRI should help, its very close to the car park. Once parked leave by the bottom most entrance and walk left, the pub is on your right.
Monday, February 25th, 2008
7:37 am
Gothic Tea Party
I don't know if lady_of_the_dea (the organiser) has posted this or not, but next Sunday (March 2nd – Mother's Day) is the 2nd Gothic Tea Party. The last one was held in the summer last year and was very successful. Unfortunately I don't have access to a flyer but the idea is that everyone brings cakes (ever home cooked or purchased). The venue is upstairs at The Griffin Pub who can supply beverages, wines and spirits. The tea party starts at 14:00.

The Griffin
41 Colston Street
Telephone: 0117 930 0444

Apologies for X-posting.

Current Mood: calm
Saturday, July 7th, 2007
9:34 pm
Picnic tomorrow...
The location for Sundays picnic is at the Lily pond in front of Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath.

We should be there from around 12.30 so turn up at any time after that.

Bus routes that go to or close by are 24, 46, 168, 214, C2 and C11.
Trains, Silverlink to Hampstead or Gospel Oak.
Tube, Northern line to Hampstead high street.

If the weather is REALLY crap, the plan is to go to the Big Red pub.
Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
7:02 pm
BRING LOTS OF BOOZE and some food if you must.

*except chav fuckers!!!

Current Mood: bouncy
Sunday, June 3rd, 2007
9:27 pm
9th June
Friends, Romans, Country bumpkins,

Saturday 9th June is my 30th birthday. I'll be having a 'bring your own' picnic on Hampstead Heath, starting around 2pm. At dusk or earlier I will be heading off to a public house called The Flask in Highgate Village. This is an open invitation for you to join me to commiserate the end of my twenties. Obviously, it is very weather dependent, so if the start of my thirties is gloomy, I shall be in the Flask all day, and will probably be lying wrecked by booze and sobbing on the floor by about 2.27pm.

Rough picnic spot (subject to change, especially if too busy) - somewhere between the WC at the end of Merton Lane and the nearest pond:

The Flask PH:

Friday, June 1st, 2007
7:18 pm
update: guide to 2nd june picnic
Details for THAT dreaded PICNIC of Unutterable EXTRAVAGANCE:
On the BOLD assumption the Almighty's intentions with the weather fully returns to undiluted goodwill (this lady fully intending to pull some divine strings using the pious card), the more exact directions to the
HYDE PARK picnic
at 3pm are here:
directions to Hyde Park picnic
When exiting, turn left and walk to park entry refered to as ‘Victoria Gate’. Then follow map or signs pointing towards Police station. Roughly 8 minutes of walking later a black iron spout should appear on left hand side. Start gazing around and picnic should be found within 5 meter radius, beneath the most superior low-branched willow! : D
Should the Almighty decide to withdraw his good favour and bestow us with unfavourable weather-conditions (from which one can possibly conclude the pious card didn’t work - and rapidly draw a lot of dubious conclusions pronto to which the lady of this journal will pointedly turn a deaf ear) direct your steps on Saturday, 3pm, to the opulently mirrored and gilded interiors of:
2:15 pm
Bristol Gothic Tea Party
Why does it keep on raining? I promise you I will organise a picnic once the weather starts to improve, but in the time being would anyone care to join me for tea?

2:21 am
Saturday, May 26th, 2007
12:10 pm
2007-06-02 - hyde park picnic
Two friends of mine are having a joint birthday picnic - all elegantly dressed people are invited :-)

You don't have to be elegantly dressed, but it won't hurt...

The following, copied'n'pasted.

The time of the year has come for the Lady of Elegance’s & Lady of Excellence’s flamboyant b’day-picnic-


- and you are ALL warmly invited-

...be so goth it hurts...

Date: 02 June (a Saturday)

Time: 2.30pm

Place: Hyde Park (reminder & detailed map to come closer to the date)

Dress: this year as EXTRAVAGANT as you DARE to in the middle of the day! The Ladies of Quality will certainly turn up in full 17th-18th century ball-gown attire, and will be highly pleased of receiving matching/dashing guests. No pressure applied.

Bring: BRILLIANT mood. Presents/cards not expected, but a good social disposition will be highly appreciated!
Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
10:44 am
Too rainy for a picnic
Too cold and wet for a picnic, so to tide us over until the weather improves Bristol Gothic Picnic has become Bristol Gothic Tea Party. Look forward to seeing any new faces.

Map: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=358833&y=173116&z=0&sv=bs1+2ep&st=2&pc=bs1+2ep&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf
Thursday, July 27th, 2006
11:09 pm
The Cure Third Annual Picnic 2006-08-06
As posted to alternatelondon:

Well, here we go again, fellow Cure heads.

I propose to hold, for the 3rd year running, another Cure picnic at The Cure's Hanging Gardens location in Twickenham.

Come along, bring food, alcohol etc, but please do respect the gardens and dispose of your rubbish afterwards. There are pubs along the riverside that we can dive into if the weather turns bad, but hopefully it will be okay.

Please see my flyer for details, and spread the word!

flyer for the cure annual picnic

See you there I hope.

(x-posted all over the place, so sorry if you see this more than once)
Saturday, June 10th, 2006
2:53 pm
English Heritage are doing a Knights tour thing.

I'm going to go to one of the Old Sarum events (the 24th and 25th of June). Who wants wants to join me and what day?

There are lots of other dates if people are interested in going but can't make it to Old Sarum.
Thursday, June 8th, 2006
9:12 am
Bristol Picnic
Everyone is welcome to come to Bristol on the 25th of June for a 'dress your best' picnic on Bristol Downs.

Map: http://www.streetmap.co.uk/newmap.srf?x=356580&y=173218&z=1&sv=356580,173218&st=4&ar=Y&mapp=newmap.srf&searchp=newsearch.srf
Friday, May 19th, 2006
3:59 pm
Leeds Picnic in Hyde Park
Goth Picnik,
Hyde Park,
2006-September-23rd, Saturday

A pre-gig meet up for WGW forum members, Cult fans and not forgetting the whole wide world of Goth in all its many incarnations.

Picnik meet-up time to be announced nearer to the date and to be arrived at through consensus.

From city centre follow Woodhouse Lane to Hyde Park or walk through University grounds at Beech Grove in a North-Westerly direction past the Uni, up University Road and cross Clarendon Road into Hyde Park. Cut-through is only possible on foot.

Bus services (to Woodhouse and Headingley) that go past Hyde Park can be caught on Woodhouse Lane opposite the St. John's Centre and the Merrion Centre as well as at the bus station.


Friday, May 12th, 2006
1:04 pm
Tomorrow's picnic rollcall
We have a goodly list of people and are still up for many more.

Sebastian (winolj?)
zeke_hubris avec Le Sprogling
Possibly arachne
Possibly trishpiglet

Entertainments will involve watching adelpha try to teach me the arts of rotary self-flagellation (otherwise known as poi). Possibly adviseable to bring a crash helmet. The plan is to meet at Hyde Park tube station between 1pm-1.15pm. Obviously, this is weather permitting. If you want, drop me an email tomorrow before setting out (tzuey.ren@gmail.com) and I'll let you know the state of play - I can check my inbox from my mobile, so mail me anytime.

See y'all there :)

Current Mood: chipper
Thursday, May 11th, 2006
7:19 pm
Saturday afternoon?
I believe this glorious weather is too good to waste and therefore suggest a picnic in London on Saturday. Say Hyde Park? 1 o'clock-ish. The usual suspects...

Get back to me in the comments if you want to come. Sproglings welcome.

Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, April 30th, 2006
9:19 pm
bank holiday
Lots of picnics everywhere, on one of the first bank holiday Mondays of the year - except where I am, it seems :(

Bristol, near the Observatory on the Downs.

Sheffield at the Botanical Gardens

Grimsby (almost) had one on Sunday.

No doubt there'll be something in London this weekend but I haven't seen anything...

Not quite the same thing, but picnics do occur there: Kingston Green Fair.
9:49 pm
Bristol Gothic Picnic
For the attention of people not on bristol_goths:

There is going to be a Bristol Gothic Picnic taking place on Sunday May 21st, starting around 1:00pm. It will be held near the Observatory, on the Downs (near to the Clifton Suspension Bridge). I believe the intention is to 'wear your best' and bring your own food and drink! Visit bristol_goths for more information/updates.

Apologies for x-posting.

Current Mood: awake
Thursday, March 9th, 2006
10:55 pm
Possible goth picnic
The easter holidays are coming up so people at uni/college will be free, and as good friday is a bank holiday and most businesses are closed on a bank holiday I thought it would be a good time for a goff picnic. There do need to be a few things sorted out, like where it is and how people are going to get there.

I'd suggest Salisbury (it's where I live and I can't travel or afford buses/trains/etc), though that won't be good for some people. There is a pub with a beer garden in salisbury, a beer garden was suggested as it might be cold. I can do a propper look at pubs if Salisbury is chosen. As for transport, some kind of money pooling thing could work, so every one pays the same ammount.

Any thoughts? Suggestions?
Thursday, June 9th, 2005
12:44 pm
Pagan Cloister Picnic

I have just received this from MOOTS, so for those interested here another Picnic:

Pagan Cluster Picnic (12th July)

 This is a call out to all pagans* actively creating alternatives to the G8
to join us in a Pagan Cluster Picnic to meet in London - Midday, Sunday 
June12th in Hyde Park between The Serpentine Gallery & The Temple Lodge! 

The idea being to BYO food, drinks, stories, inspiration & spells to 
share!! A number of us are heading up to the G8 summit in Scotland in July 
and this picnic is especially relevant if you are making the journey! But
all who are working the magic around the G8 summit are invited to join us. 

* = and witches, shamans, sorcerers, magicians, jedi, warlocks, chaoists, 
jesters, healers,  angels, chaotes, discordians, thelemites, heathens and you who are reading 
me now.


Wednesday, June 1st, 2005
5:28 pm
London Veggieness (again) 2005-June-11 CANCELLED

[edit] There was no feedback, so there's going to be no meal - pity...

The meal we had a couple of months ago went fairly well, though the meetup strategy could do with some work - how do you tell which one's are there for the meal if you meet in a Goth pub? This shouldn't be a problem this time as we're going to Islington in a couple of weekends time.

The plan: on Saturday, June 11th, to meet either outside Angel tube station or in the Old Red Lion Theatre Pub in the early evening and go on to the Indian Veg restaurant.
For those who haven't been to Indian Veg before, it's about five minutes walk from Angel tube and (like the Thai Veg we went to before) is a buffet restaurant. A good selection of food, all you can eat, and for less than a fiver (last time I went it was actually an unbelievable £2.95!)
We'll be meeting at around 18:00 or 19:00, either outside the tube station, or possibly going to the pub first - I'll leave that part of the plan for when I've got some feedback (that means you).

Indian Veg Bhelpoori House
92-93 Chapel Market,
N1 9EX
020 7833 1167

Old Red Lion Theatre Pub
418 St John Street

Saturday, May 14th, 2005
10:42 pm
picnicking weekend

Due to a birthday and a BiblioGoth meeting the weekend of 21st and 22nd will involve two picnics, the particulars or which are almost entirely identical!
On the Saturday help us celebrate silkyraven's birthday by meeting in the South-East corner of Regents Park (near Portland Street tube) for a picnic, around two o'clock - followed by a pint or three at the Green Man (opposite the afore-mentioned station) - possibly sooner rather than later depending upon the weather.
The following day, meet outside the exact same station, walk with us to the South-East corner of Regents Park and picnic again. If you've read this month's BiblioGoth book (Sheridan le Fanu's In a Glass Darkly) then join in the discussion, or just enjoy the balmy afternoon (we can dream) before heading to the Green Man.
All clear? See you there.

Thursday, May 12th, 2005
9:12 am
This Sunday
Copied from jhaelan
The Hyde Park Costume Picnic 2005 (link points to a poll for a rough idea of numbers and write-ups of previous events)

Form is purely for guidance, but as follows:
When: Sunday 15th May 2005, from 2pm until people go home

Where: On the north side of the Serpentine, a little west of the cafe at the eastern end [map]. Nearest tube is probably Hyde Park Corner

What: Laughter, nibbles, Champagne, Pimms, corsets, costumes and other finery
Bring food, drink and entertainment according to your tastes. Nothing is "out of costume" though the theme is regarded as "edwardiana verses trad goth verses flouncey". If the weather is inclement, I suggest we adjourn to the Marlborough Head though on previous numbers this may be a bit of a squeeze
Friday, March 25th, 2005
7:01 am
London Veggie Goth Meal

I know it's not a picnic, but it's a bit cold outside for that kind of thing, so I thought I'd post it here first to remind you all the community still exists, before Spring comes around (properly comes around, not just a couple of days of relative warmth).

The plan is for a bunch of Goth-types to meet up in the Devonshire Arms, then go on to eat at the Thai Veg down the road. For those unfamiliar with the restaurant, it serves a buffet with a wide range of vegan foods. I'm told by my more omnivorous friends that the selection was good enough that the absence of actual meat didn't upset them (and this was from a tripe-eater), so the more carnivorous should be just as happy as the vegetarians and vegans.

We'll be doing this on 2005-04-16 (or Saturday the 16th of April). To avoid starting eating at different times we're going to meet up at the Dev from 14:00 onwards, and go to the restaurant as a group at 15:00. Obviously if you're running late, go straight to the restaurant. Food is £6 for a plate (all-you-can-eat buffet) with drinks extra - I normally have green / jasmine tea, quid a cup, including refills. Don't forget to tip!.

I'm going to assume that there's someone reading this who doesn't know Camden at all - if you know both places then you can skip this paragraph without missing anything. Coming up the escalators at Camden Town tube station turn right and go through the gates. Turn left (avoiding the massive throngs), go around the HSBC bank so that you pass the entrance to the tube station. This is Kentish Town Road - take note of the Thai Veg across the road on your right - and carry on walking until you come to the Devonshire Arms on your left.

I think that covers everything - any questions? Last time I checked Thai Veg didn't have a website, but I'll have another look soon.
[edit] The closest I could find to an official site is at vegveg (at least that's the domain their email address ends in - gotta love a restaurant who's email address is vegan@vegveg.com). The following are also helpful (though there seems to be dispute as to the name of the place!): allinlondon; veggieheaven

Wednesday, August 11th, 2004
7:06 pm
another journey by train -or bus-
Hiya! Just joined. Live in Scotland, love picnics, couldn't go to the 'hanging gardends one but hey! :) Info in profile... HI SHERI!

OK. to the point:

Sorry if this is irrelevan to some folk and for x posting

Sell your city. Would like to meet up?

I have holidays from 29th OF AUGUST to 5th OF SEPTEMBER

First I thought I’d lock myself in my flat, unplug phone and switch pooter off and just rest. BUT It’d be a waste. I need a change of scenery and I can still get time to myself, and maybe meet some of you, Ljers.

I have thought of some places that hold a special meaning only but I am open to suggestions or ideas, especially if one of you fancies meeting me. If no one is able to do so, at least please make some recommendations.

Options so far are only:

LONDON - cos I love it and this time I want to go to TATE -been many times but never get tired of it-
CRAWLEY - cos THE CURE -never been-

… more?

First I thought I’d do a wee tour 1 DAY 1 CITY but if CURE tours the UK I must save money and be up for it -and WGW- and also this is ment to be done very cheaply. Might look for hostels and/ or travel at night time.

SO… ANY IDEAS? I really am open to all suggestions. Clubing is not necessary but one Goth pub nite or -RELATED TO THIS COMMUNITY- A GOTH PICNIC would be nice.



Current Mood: determined
Wednesday, August 4th, 2004
11:40 pm
preliminary post

Inspired by the picnic in the Hanging Gardens last weekend (see netgoth entry below) I've started this LJ community. It isn't limited to London picnics, and for this reason I'm thinking that any posts should feature the town or city involved in the subject line. And possibly the country as well.

[netgoth entry]

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