Re: small social group
Posted by swadeshp
January 11, 05:31PM
I apologise for net getting in touch sooner. I was away during the festivities and only came back to London recently (day after New Year is always a nasty shock to the system!). I am delighted at seeing so many people wishing to participate in meeting up and attending films and plays ...
I also need to apologise for not being very 'savvy' with the ins and outs of EDF system. I only looked at the private messages and mistakenly believed that there were only 3 people interested ... and then perhaps as a way of testing how magnanimously forgiving the membership is, I foolishly started a new thread instead of scrolling down - as has been kindly suggested by someone. My pathetic jokes and digital stupefaction apart, I have been thinking seriously of how to make a start. Please feel free to send me your suggestions.
I would like to mention a few things:
i) I'd love to hear of film suggestions (not many good ones showing at the moment). Films, I feel are better at reaching a wider audience and cater for larger range of tastes. Very much my own point of view of course. I recently discovered Peckham cinema and was very pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it is, the reasonable admission price and lots of leg room - seats are not squashed together. More amazing still it was nearly empty - which I liked. No one chewing pop corns and no chatting behind me ...
ii) Perhaps a meeting somewhere - pub or cafe ... it would be very nice to meet up and have a chat about ourselves. I have been known to frequent the Fox on the Hill - what my intellectual friends would classify as somewhat 'low brow' but which French intellectuals adore.
iii) I'd love to hear of the sort of film/plays and any other events you would like to explore.
iv) I'd also suggest we include in our explorations any books or anything else we've read lately (newspaper/magazine articles)- not a book club but a chatty fun way of sharing thoughts and ideas and hopefully a pint or two.
I have been to see the Joker and Irishman recently and also saw a documentary about Miles Davis (at the Peckhamplex). Last play I saw was Garcia Lorca's Blood wedding at the Young Vic a few months ago..... plenty to talk about. Korean film - Parasite to appear soon - much talked about.
Hope you all got this message and am looking forward to hearing your suggestions and any comments you may have.
PS I've been thinking I should post a very short resume about myself if that would be of any relevance. May perhaps make it easier to relate to each other rather than communicating to a strange unknown character. Your thoughts?