110 replies, 24 voices Last updated by  nicoleneedles 2 years, 3 months ago
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  • #32665

    Anonymous @

    Was wondering if any London sewists would like to connect to chat about sewing, go fabric shopping… Would be lovely to get to know other sewing peeps in the capital πŸ™‚ xx

  • #33492

    jennystitched
    Participant
    @jennystitched

    Hellooooo

    I’m not in London but I live in a backwater and nobody here sews! I’m only a train ride away though, I hope that still counts! πŸ™‚

  • #33508

    Anonymous @

    Hey @jennystitched,

    Of course, that counts!? That’s great! I’m meeting up with a fellow sewist at the end of the month, we’ll probably check out the Liberty exhibition. If you’re free and fancy joining us, let me know.

    Louise x

  • #33546

    jennystitched
    Participant
    @jennystitched

    If you could let me know what date that is, I’ll see if I’m free ! ? x

  • #33547

    alice-alphandary
    Participant
    @alice-alphandary

    Liberty exhibition? Did not know about that one. Where’s it on?

  • #33563

    Anonymous @

    @jennystitched – I’ve pm-ed you πŸ™‚

    Hi @alice-alphandary Yes! There’s a Liberty exhibition at the fashion and textile museum πŸ™‚ http://www.ftmlondon.org

  • #33589

    lawrat
    Participant
    @lawrat

    I’m a London sewing interested in meeting like minded people!

  • #33687

    sewsewsewing
    Participant
    @sewsewsewing

    I’m a london girl too and would be up for meeting up!

  • #33813

    Anonymous @

    Hi @lawrat and @sewsewsewing,

    If you fancy meeting up in the new year, let me know. We could go fabric shopping or checking out a sewing exhibition πŸ™‚

    Happy New Year!

  • #34062

    vanessa-p
    Participant
    @vanessa-p

    I’d be keen too!

  • #34386

    barbarags
    Participant
    @barbarags

    Why not meet up with other sewists at The London Dressmakers Club? We love to chat, go fabric shopping together, go to exhibitions etc. http://www.meetup.com/dressmakers/

  • #34460

    juliacroyden
    Participant
    @juliacroyden

    I’d like to meet up if people are getting together! I need a bit of notice, as I need to arrange for my husband to have the children, but it would be great to make more sewing friends!

  • #34772

    Anonymous @

    I’m in London! The Liberty exhibition at the fashion museum is brilliant, really worth a trip. Not heard of the dressmakers club, sounds like fun.

  • #34803

    missspooky
    Participant
    @missspooky

    I’m a Londoner but fairly new to sewing! Could I tag along? πŸ™‚

  • #34886

    jennystitched
    Participant
    @jennystitched

    @missspooky of course!

  • #34912

    Anonymous @

    Hi @barbarags,

    Thanks for letting us know about the dressmakers club! Sounds like a great group. Will check it out πŸ™‚

  • #34913

    Anonymous @

    Hiya @vanessa-p, @juliacroyden, @poppyinstitches, @missspooky

    Happy New Year! Of course any one is welcome: London-based or not and whatever their experience/skills!

  • #34914

    Anonymous @

    Hello lovelies,

    Hope you all had a lovely Christmas break! How about we start planning an informal meetup? Please let me know if you’d be interested in any of the following options:

    a)The Liberty exhibition – runs until the end of February
    b)Fabric shopping in Goldhawk road – which I have not yet managed to do!
    c)Chat over coffee/tea
    d)Any other ideas?

    It doesn’t have to be a consensus. Some peeps might be interested in doing one thing, others something else. Please say whether you’d prefer a Saturday meetup or are also available during the week. We could then try and find a date towards the end of January πŸ™‚

    Any suggestions welcome!

    X

    • #35456

      juliacroyden
      Participant
      @juliacroyden

      I’m really keen to meet people, but after being given two days of a sewing course in January, I should probably hold off until February! Saturdays suit me best, with a bit of notice, I can do most things!

  • #34953

    thumblenina
    Participant
    @thumblenina

    I’m always up for this kind of thing so do count me in! Would be up for some Goldhawk Road action and/or coffee! x

  • #34960

    lawrat
    Participant
    @lawrat

    I’m in for any of the options. Saturdays would work better for me. Excited that plans are forming!

  • #35131

    barbarags
    Participant
    @barbarags

    Should anyone want to meet up next week our club is having an after work meeting from 6 pm onwards at a cafe just off The Cut near Waterloo on 12th January. Chat guaranteed and we may even manage to get around to doing some of our handsewing in between swopping tips and looking at patterns. If anyone is interested then let me know.

  • #35350

    stuffjohasmade
    Participant
    @stuffjohasmade

    Can I join you please? ? I’m on a stash diet at the moment but would be up for anything else!

  • #35923

    Anonymous @

    @stuffjohasmade Hey Jo! Off course you can! πŸ™‚

  • #35926

    Anonymous @

    Hey lovelies,

    Hope you’re all having a great start to the year!

    Would anyone be up for a fabric shopping day in Goldhawk rd? Looks like Saturday works best for most so how about Saturday 6 February at 11am (weather and tube strikes/problems/closures permitting)?

    Let me know if you’d be up for it aso we can finalise the details later.

    Xxx

  • #35927

    Anonymous @

    A date for your diary: London Spring Knitting and Stitchng show from 3rd to 6th March
    http://www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/spring/

  • #35933

    lawrat
    Participant
    @lawrat

    I’m in for the Goldhawk Rd trip, any excuse! I normally go to the knitting and stitching show so would be up for a meet up there also.

  • #36011

    Anonymous @

    @lawrat Cool beans! Never been to Golhawk Rd so looking forward to visit at long last this fabric gem πŸ™‚ xx

  • #36015

    scientificsewing
    Participant
    @scientificsewing

    May I join in too @stitcheuse? All the suggested things sound fun to me! Thanks, Kristy xx

  • #36053

    tinydancer
    Participant
    @tinydancer

    If I am not working that day I’d love to come if that’s OK!

  • #36088

    Anonymous @

    @scientificsewing Hey Kristy! Of course you can!! The more the merrier? X

  • #36089

    Anonymous @

    Hey @tinydancer (love your handle!?) – fingers crossed you’ll be able to join us! X

  • #36705

    Anonymous @

    Hi everyone,

    Little reminder – our meetup in Goldhawk rd is still planned for Saturday 6 February meeting outside Goldhawk Road tube station at 11am.

    We could finish the day at a pub for a much deserved drink, some food and more sewing chat. If anyone knows the area, please feel free to share any tips on fabric shops to visit and eating/drinking place.

    Feel free to pm me if you’d like my contact details. If on the day you’re running late, let me know so we can wait for you or tell you where to find us. Any questions, drop me a line.

    Look forward to meeting you! X

  • #36708

    Anonymous @

    So wish I could come but working that weekend ;D( Have fun and hope to come along to the next meet up!

  • #36753

    Anonymous @

    @poppyinstitches That’s a shame! I’m sure there’ll be other times… the stitching show is coming soon! πŸ˜€

  • #37246

    Anonymous @

    Hello lovelies,

    I hope you’ve all had a relaxing weekend. Are any of you still interested in going fabric shopping next Saturday?

    If I don’t hear back from anyone by Wednesday, I think it’s best to cancel.

    Have a great week!

    X

  • #37258

    lawrat
    Participant
    @lawrat

    I’ll be there!

  • #37259

    barbarags
    Participant
    @barbarags

    I can make it. Will probably be imbibing coffee in Costa Coffee if I get there early so, if anyone else gets there early too and wants to join me I will be the one trying to work out how to crotchet a granny square.

  • #37262

    scientificsewing
    Participant
    @scientificsewing

    I can make it too! πŸ™‚

  • #37531

    stuffjohasmade
    Participant
    @stuffjohasmade

    And me!! πŸ™‚

  • #37554

    Anonymous @

    Hiya @lawrat, @barbarags, @scientificsewing and @stuffjohasmade,

    Thanks for confirming! That’s great! I think @vanessa-p will also be joining us πŸ™‚

    Unfortunately the weather forecast isn’t great. It looks like it’s going to be a wet Saturday.

    I’m happy to pm you my contact details if you’d like to ‘friend’ me.

    Has anyone been to Goldhawk rd before? Anyone arriving early, please keep warm and wait inside the Costa cafe! I’m sure we’ll spot each other fairly easily. Please let me know if you have any suggestions/questions.

    Can’t wait to meet you all on Saturday! Xx

  • #37564

    Anonymous @

    Oh can I come too?

  • #37569

    lawrat
    Participant
    @lawrat

    Looking forward to it! I’ve been before but normally by myself so looking forward to shopping with others.

  • #37571

    Anonymous @

    Hi @shalsop, of course you can! We’d love to have you with us! X

  • #37601

    jennystitched
    Participant
    @jennystitched

    Boooooo I can’t come this weekend πŸ™ πŸ™ I hope you all have a lovely time and I look forward to the next one (fingers crossed there is a next one!!) Xx

  • #37673

    scientificsewing
    Participant
    @scientificsewing

    @stitcheuse – I have been before but it was about a year ago and I can’t really remember any meeting points etc! I am really looking forward to it! πŸ™‚

  • #37676

    Anonymous @

    @jennystitched You will be missed…. but AMSTERDAM!!!! How’s your trip going? xx

  • #37859

    Anonymous @

    @lawra @barbarags @scientificsewing @stuffjohasmade @vanessa-p @shalsop

    Hi guys,

    I kept checking for tube closure anouncements and couldn’t find anything about Goldhawk road until just now πŸ™ Annoyingly part of Hammersmith and City Line, which includes Goldhawk Road station, will be closed this weekend.

    How do you feel about it? Would you prefer to postpone it to Saturday 13? Or shall we meet as planned this Saturday and venture out on replacement buses on a rainy day?

    Let me know what you’d prefer and will go with the majority πŸ™‚

    Xxx

  • #37860

    jennystitched
    Participant
    @jennystitched

    @stitcheuse if you can get to Hammersmith tube Goldhawk Road is only about 15 mins walk away so there’s always that option if it’s not raining too much (actuall did this walk in the rain a few weeks ago and it’s more or less direct from Hammersmith tube!)

  • #37864

    jennystitched
    Participant
    @jennystitched

    PS @stitcheuse I keep trying to.message you but it won’t work ?? x

  • #37865

    Anonymous @

    Thanks @jennystitched! That’s definitely an option!?

    We’ve sent direct messages to each other a while ago and it worked. So not sure why it’s not working now πŸ™ I’ll try from my end.

  • #37866

    lawrat
    Participant
    @lawrat

    Shepherds bush station is also another station not far.

  • #37868

    jennystitched
    Participant
    @jennystitched

    @lawrat good point – this might actually be closer!

  • #37870

    Anonymous @

    @lawrat Thanks for that! That’s another option!

  • #37920

    scientificsewing
    Participant
    @scientificsewing

    from memory shepards bush tube is close! @stitcheuse

  • #37967

    stuffjohasmade
    Participant
    @stuffjohasmade

    I’m still up for it – I really don’t mind walking from Hammersmith as long as I have a map! πŸ™‚

  • #38019

    Anonymous @

    Thanks to those who got back to me re:Saturday meetup. So let’s go ahead with it. I propose that we still meet as originally planned. So here’s the info again to avoid any confusion.

    We’re meeting on Saturday 6 February at 11am at Costa CafΓ© located at 55 Goldhawk Road,London W12 8QP see map https://goo.gl/maps/CZAXFd3zsWE2 The cafΓ© is next to A to Z fabrics which will be our first stop πŸ™‚

    Please note that Goldhawk road station is CLOSED this weekend.
    Nearest tube stations: Hammersmith, Shepherd’s Bush. It’s a 10-15 minute walk and (replacement) buses run from both stations.

  • #38029

    Anonymous @

    Thanks to those who got back to me re:Saturday meetup. So let’s go ahead with it. I propose that we still meet as originally planned. So here’s the info again to avoid any confusion.

    We’re meeting on Saturday 6 February at 11am at Costa Coffee located at 55 Goldhawk Road,London W12 8QP see map https://goo.gl/maps/CZAXFd3zsWE2 The cafΓ© is next to A to Z fabrics which will be our first stop πŸ™‚

    Please note that Goldhawk road station is CLOSED this weekend.
    Nearest tube stations: Hammersmith, Shepherd’s Bush. It’s a 10-15 minute walk and (replacement) buses run from both stations. Attached are journey planner maps from both these stations for your perusal.

    Any questions, drop me a line! See you on Saturday! Xx

    @lawrat @barbarags @scientificsewing @stuffjohasmade @vanessa-p @shalsop

    PS: please ignore the post above. It’s unfinished but I can’t delete πŸ™

  • #38034

    barbarags
    Participant
    @barbarags

    Looking forward to meeting all those who can make it.

  • #38154

    barbarags
    Participant
    @barbarags

    Tried to post the photo but it would not work. I enjoyed meeting you all and hope that this will be the first of many.

  • #38157

    Anonymous @

    @barbarags Hi Barbara, it was nice to meet you too. Here’s the link to the Prym silicone heat-proof guards we discussed http://www.jaycotts.co.uk/products/heat-proof-finger-guards#.VrZmsnYYY0M

  • #38158

    Anonymous @

    So how much fun did I miss out on? Do post photo’s of your day x

  • #38173

    lawrat
    Participant
    @lawrat

    Hi all

    I really enjoyed hanging out with those who were able to make the it yesterday. The next meet up that we are working towards is the knitting and stitching show at Olympia on sat March 5. Anyone who is going on that date and wants to meet up lets us know!

  • #38268

    scientificsewing
    Participant
    @scientificsewing

    Hi Everyone, Just wanted to say was lovely meeting you all!

    @barbarags has put the photos on her blog! http://frame.bloglovin.com/?post=4743126404&blog=11692319

    @lawrat I am game for the knitting and stitching show – I went last year but was on my own and it wasn’t that fun, definitely needed sewing buddies – I will buy my ticket asap! πŸ™‚

  • #38269

    Anonymous @

    Hi everyone! I also want to say how great it was to meet you all on Saturday. It was a fun day! πŸ˜€

    @lawrat I will be there a the knitting and stitching show on Saturday. Already got my ticket! πŸ™‚

  • #38343

    needleandted
    Participant
    @needleandted

    Hi I’ve just found this post. Sorry to have missed your trip to Goldhawk Road, it’s a great place to fabric shop, did you buy much?

    I have just registered for a ticket at the Knitting & Stitching Show, would love to meet you all there.

    πŸ™‚

  • #38381

    Anonymous @

    I’d love to come along to the next meet up at Olympia, I’ll book my ticket today!

  • #38446

    spoolsandwombats
    Participant
    @spoolsandwombats

    Me too! Is everyone going to the Saturday session?

  • #38826

    Anonymous @

    booked my ticket for the saturday!

  • #39023

    lawrat
    Participant
    @lawrat

    Glad to see quite a few of us will be meeting at the knitting and sticking show. I must admit I have never been on a Saturday before so I don’t know if it is very crowded from the beginning.

    What time will be good for everyone? The show starts at 10.

  • #39026

    Anonymous @

    It can get quite busy on a Saturday. I am happy to get there early, say around 10-10.30am.

    • #39243

      spoolsandwombats
      Participant
      @spoolsandwombats

      I’ve just booked my ticket for the knitting and stitching show! Looking forward to seeing you all there. Happy to get there early at 10 or 10.30am. I’ve never been to Olympia before, so let me know if there is a convenient meeting place.

  • #39114

    vanessa-p
    Participant
    @vanessa-p

    The knitting and stitching show came round quick this year! I’d love to come along but will have to see when it’s closer to the time. Only ever been late and on the Friday so a Saturday trip might be fun (and always better with company!)

  • #39273

    stripymango
    Participant
    @stripymango

    Sorry to have missed the Goldhawk Road shopping spree. If you do another one, would love to come along although I can’t do the first Saturday of the month. This is why I can’t join you at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show but looking forward to hearing about your visit.

  • #39279

    jacks23
    Participant
    @jacks23

    just seen this post and am hoping to go to the Knitting and Stitching Show on the Saturday πŸ™‚ (was going to go on the Friday but can’t get the day off work)
    I was thinking of going to Goldhawk Road afterwards as it doesn’t look too far from Olympia – don’t live in London so want to fit in as much as I can while I’m there

  • #40028

    stuffjohasmade
    Participant
    @stuffjohasmade

    Hey guys, I’m going to give the Knitting and Stitching Show a miss this time as I will be house hunting that weekend. However, I thought you might like to see what I made with one of my purchases from the Goldhawk Road meet up – it’s a By Hand London Anna dress that I made for a wedding yesterday. It served me well on the dance floor!! Has anyone else made anything yet?

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  • #40030

    Anonymous @

    Wow!! Beautiful dress Jo! Well done!! I love the colour of the dress!! Looks great on you. ?

  • #40040

    barbarags
    Participant
    @barbarags

    Good luck with the house hunting. The Anna Dress looks very elegant and a superb fit.

  • #40077

    scientificsewing
    Participant
    @scientificsewing

    @stufjohasmade – that dress is perfect! Glad it served the dance floor well!

  • #40499

    stuffjohasmade
    Participant
    @stuffjohasmade

    Thanks @shalsop, @barbarags and @scientificsewing! Looking forward to seeing what everyone else has made! πŸ™‚

  • #40684

    scientificsewing
    Participant
    @scientificsewing

    Hi,

    At the Goldhawk Road meet up someone was saying they were looking for muslin fabric? I am really sorry I cannot remember who it was! but I have just seen this on ebay if you are still looking!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Muslin-Fabric-In-Two-Colours-/230997593097?var=&hash=item35c8878c09:m:mQ9LkaxNj0ETtvwVsPMH-fQ

  • #40687

    Anonymous @

    @scientificsewing I think it was me. Thank you for the information! πŸ˜€

  • #41131

    gemning
    Participant
    @gemning

    Hi all, I’m new to the group – shame I missed GOldhawke Rd, I’m going to the Thursday night knit and stitch as I cannot make Saturday – I’d be really interested in getting involved in future meets

    Gem

  • #41569

    lawrat
    Participant
    @lawrat

    Well it looks like quite a few of us are meeting up on Saturday! Shall we say 10.30 outside Kensington Olympia station? Does that work for most people?

  • #41571

    Anonymous @

    Yup that sounds good to me. πŸ™‚

  • #41641

    needleandted
    Participant
    @needleandted

    I have my pass for Saturday, I’ll be coming with another sewing friend. 10.30 outside Kensington Olympia station, cool, see you all there.

  • #41778

    spoolsandwombats
    Participant
    @spoolsandwombats

    Great! I’ll see you guys there at 10.30am outside Olympia station. Looking forward to meeting you all. My name is Alice by the way πŸ™‚

    • #41847

      needleandted
      Participant
      @needleandted

      Good idea Alice to mention your name ha ha. I’m Olu, see you all at 10.30am πŸ™‚

  • #41895

    scientificsewing
    Participant
    @scientificsewing

    I will be there @lawrat! @shalsop is that ok for you?

  • #41896

    Anonymous @

    @scientificsewing I’ll be there too! See you then! πŸ™‚

  • #41977

    sewnintheattic
    Participant
    @sewnintheattic

    Hey there, I’m not based in London, but I’m currently running a competition on my blog to win tickets to the following shows in case anyone is interested:

    *Sewing For Pleasure, Fashion & Embroidery and Hobbycrafts, NEC, Birmingham 17th – 20th March 2016
    *Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, ExCeL, London 7th – 9th April 2016
    *Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts, NEC, Birmingham 1st – 3rd July 2016

    see my blog for more information!

    Competition closes at midnight on Monday 7th March.

    Good luck if you do enter!

  • #42120

    spoolsandwombats
    Participant
    @spoolsandwombats

    Hey looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow morning. Is there a specific place outside Kensington Olympia that is good to meet? I haven’t been there, so not sure how big it is. If not, I’ll be the Asian girl wandering around looking a bit lost.

  • #42143

    lawrat
    Participant
    @lawrat

    @spoolsandwombats were meeting outside the station first as that seems to be a one entrance exit place. I’ll have a look for you!

  • #42144

    Anonymous @

    @lawrat @scientificsewing @spoolsandwombats See you ladies soon!! And whoever else is going! πŸ™‚

  • #42147

    lawrat
    Participant
    @lawrat

    Ok we’re all here and we’re going in. If anyone else is here let us know!

  • #42411

    scientificsewing
    Participant
    @scientificsewing

    @lawrat @scientificsewing @spoolsandwombats Was lovely to see you all on Saturday – did you stay much longer after I left? what else did you all buy?

    I am going to start a new thread for a Walthamstow 30th April!

  • #42412

    scientificsewing
    Participant
    @scientificsewing

    sorry @shalsop I tagged myself instead of you in my post above!

  • #42414

    Anonymous @

    @scientificsewing I don’t think we stayed too much longer in at the show but we did get our hands stamped as we were walking out just in case we wanted to go back in. πŸ˜€ We then went for lunch at a cafe place nearby and chatted there for awhile. It was a lovely day! Wished I had more money to have bought loads more fabric!

  • #46082

    fionakatem
    Participant
    @fionakatem

    Hello everyone! I am sat in my bedroom back in Devon getting very excited about moving back to London in June now I’ve found this thread! Any meet ups from June onwards I’ll be up for! I am addicted to fabric shopping, I used to go to Berwick St on my lunch break a couple of times a week… but always on my own. I also really want to learn to knit and crochet (I currently only sew really) and it’ll be great to have other people to talk to about dressmaking and all things in that world as my boyfriend really couldn’t care less πŸ˜‰

    FK x

    • #46392

      needleandted
      Participant
      @needleandted

      @fionakatem Heee heee!!! My husband is just the same πŸ˜‰ He never gets excited about fabric.

  • #46193

    scientificsewing
    Participant
    @scientificsewing

    @fionakatem I haven’t seen one for june as of yet but I am organising one for the end of this month (the walthamstow meet up on the forum!) but i am sure there will be more! πŸ™‚

  • #46348

    barbarags
    Participant
    @barbarags

    16 April 2016 10.00 to 16.40. An event some of you may be interested in, especially if you love vintage. A chance to dress up, if you wish, or just enjoy what’s on offer. One of my local sources of sewing supplies is having an anniversary celebration. Check out some of the events and offers over the course of the day.I could not make the link to their newsletter work so the easiest thing is to give a link to our dressmaking club site where I have written some details.
    Did you make the “Walkaway Dress” of Sewing Bee fame. Then wear it to the store to enter the contest for the best one (check out the judging time to be announced later on their Facebook page)
    Visitors are encouraged to wear their own makes, especially vintage for which there just might be a prize.
    This store is two steps away from Tooting Bec tube on the Northern Line. At the end of the day those that have the energy and time could walk(15 minutes) to my house for tea and cake and chat- and possibly sewing if you want to bring something.

  • #46362

    barbarags
    Participant
    @barbarags

    My link to the 70 th anniversary event has not appeared. I will try again but I do have difficulty trying to get anything up on this site, be it from iPad or PC, so here goes. http://www.meetup.com/dressmakers/events/230221755/

  • #46363

    barbarags
    Participant
    @barbarags

    Ok, still no luck. Well, the 70th anniversary is at the Sewing and Craft Superstore, 300 Balham high Road, London Sw17 and I am sorry that I cannot give you the link to all the events, competitions, prizes etc going on. If anyone cares to check out The London Dressmakers Club on Meetup and check the details I have listed for 17 April they will see the information I was trying to give you.

  • #46386

    jennystitched
    Participant
    @jennystitched

    Hello all! Who is going to the Pattern Review meet up tomorrow at Sew Over It? Would be great to meet some of you!
    https://sewing.patternreview.com/blog?s=2146151

  • #46391

    needleandted
    Participant
    @needleandted

    I was thinking of going jennystitched I think I’ll have to give Goldhawk Road a miss though, asI’ll have no one to look after my girls.

  • #46393

    needleandted
    Participant
    @needleandted

    @scientificsewing please let me know about the Walthamstow meet up. I’d like to join and meet everyone.

  • #46397

    barbarags
    Participant
    @barbarags

    I will be at the Pattern Review event. I must remember to have a look through my patterns and see if there are any that I know I am not going to make realistically.

  • #46581

    scientificsewing
    Participant
    @scientificsewing

    @needleandted here is the link to the meet up https://thefoldline.com/forums/topic/walthamstow-fabric-shopping-30th-april/

    i will tag you on that page too! πŸ™‚

  • #46626

    nicoleneedles
    Participant
    @nicoleneedles

    The Sewing and Craft Superstore meet up sounds excellent! Is anyone going?

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