Theatre, Cinema and the Arts

The greater number of such events are organised by our Arts Group (details below). Due to the way it works you generally will not see these events in the Diary. In addition, other members organise theatre, opera & cinema events which appear in the Diary. See the separate Theatre page.

 Arts Group

   
The Arts Group meets every month to swap ideas for theatres, cinemas, concerts, etc. 

We cover a wide range: from the tiniest fringe theatre to the glitziest West End show, from back-room-of-a-pub gigs to arena-sized events, from art house movies to the latest blockbusters—plus we take in dance, galleries, stand-up comedy ... anything that takes your fancy, really—because you get to choose what we see. Sure, there's a small hardcore of people who regularly arrange events: but the key principle of the Arts Group has always been that anyone can organise a show that they want to attend, and maybe persuade others to join them. The key focus is our monthly meeting, generally held on the first Monday of the month, where a bunch of us get together and informally make plans for events - a process that, from a distance, looks like a lot of people drinking while passing event fliers and cheques between each other. If you can't make that meeting, don't worry: later that evening, an email summary of proceedings goes out via the Broadcast system to all members, so you can still book for the shows we've agreed on.

Don't think of us as just a ticket agency, though: we're not called the Arts Group for nothing. All our arts events generally include a meal beforehand or afterwards, to allow people to socialise and make new friends. It's not just about seeing shows, it's also about getting to know the people you see those shows with. We don't bite (except for during those meals I mentioned earlier). And if you decide to organise an event for us, we'll like you even more. 
 

 

Gerard Gleeson - Arts Group Co-ordinator

 


 
COUNTRY WALKING -EPPING FOREST
Sunday 18 November 2018
Private to members of London IVC
GRETEL'S BIRTHDAY LUNCH
Sunday 18 November 2018
A pub lunch to clebrate Gretel's birthday.  Please sign in for details. ...

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DOORJAM AT THE STAGE DOOR
Sunday 18 November 2018
Sunday night is Doorjam night at the Stage Door pub an open mic where an array of musicians all get to perform two songs each. Sometimes there is a longer set by a spotlight act. There are real ales, wines and traditional pub food. ...

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KEEP-FIT TO MUSIC
Monday 19 November 2018
This is an exercise class set to music with a warm up at the start & a cool down with stretching at the end. In between there is a 25 minute aerobic workout for the heart & lungs followed by floor work with resistive exercise. The instructor ...

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THE GEORGE, WANSTEAD, PUB NIGHT.
Monday 19 November 2018
Monthly Wanstead pub evening. ...

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ASTRONOMY LECTURE ON PLANETS AROUND OTHER STARS
Tuesday 20 November 2018
An astronomy lecture on planets around other stars ...

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PILATES CLASS
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Pilates classes for all levels. Get fitl ...

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MUSEUM VISIT AFTER LUNCH
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Private to members of London IVC
DE BORTOLI WINES WITH THREE COURSE DINNER
Wednesday 21 November 2018
A high quality three course dinner with wine tasting at the Civil Service Club. For around £25-30 we will enjoy a fine dining quality three course meal prepared in their excellent kitchens. The food here really is very good. The meal is accompa ...

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READERS' GROUP: A BUZZ IN THE MEADOW
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Reading is primarily a personal pleasure but if you would like to share your love of books with some like-minded people why not join us in our reading group? We meet as usual to discuss our monthly book but first we'll mark our final meeting of 2018 ...

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