Future Events

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings of our Group are usually held on a Monday. Details of upcoming events are also published on the East London Humanist Meetup site.

The meetings aim to be educational, stimulating and fun.  It is a chance to engage socially and in lively discussion and debate with like minded, open-minded thinking people.  There is also an opportunity to keep up to date and engage in our campaigning and other activities.

END OF YEAR DINNER
Monday 11 December 2017 6.30 to late

The Olive, Leytonstone

Join us for a seasonal celebration at the warm and friendly  Olive restaurant  opposite Leytonstone Tube Station.

Fabulous  good value Turkish and Mediterranean food.

To ensure your place please register on Meetup.

 

An evening of Humanist infused poetry
Mon 22 January 2018.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Raise your spirits on a dark winter evening with a celebration of poetry touched by Humanist values. From Burns (A man’s a man for a’ that),  to Bronte (‘Farewell’), and beyond.

Poems chosen, read and discussed by group members. Please feel free to bring a poem of your choice to read.

“…….a poet is a sage; a humanist, a physician to all men….”   John Keats (1795 – 1821) from The Fall of Hyperion.’  The poem was unfinished when Keats died tragically at the age of 25.

The George, Wanstead

Free entry. Open to all.  Doors open at 7.00 for light refreshments and chatting. Join us at the convivial George pub opposite Wanstead Tube after the meeting for more socialising.

Wanstead Library

* The library is a 2 minute walk from Wanstead Underground Station (Central Line).  Nearby bus stops include: 308;145;W12;W13;W14;66;101. There is also free easy parking adjacent to the library and good disabled access.

HUMANIST PASTORAL SUPPORT
Mon 26 February 2018.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

 Discussion led by Simon O’Donoghue from Humanist Care, the pastoral support arm of Humanists UK community services department.

This is an opportunity to find out more about this important and developing area of work, and how you can become involved.

HUK is committed to ensuring that non-religious people have access to pastoral support which reflects their worldview, provided by like-minded individuals. HUK believes that everyone needs compassion and empathy when going through difficult times, irrespective of their beliefs. For this reason, HUK provides pastoral care to the non-religious, a group of people who have historically been overlooked in this area.

A network of volunteers is being trained and developed to provide this support. Currently there are volunteers operating in hospitals and prisons, It is hoped to expand this to universities, the armed forces, and other places in need of non-religious pastoral care.

Pastoral support volunteers provide the sort of care that might be provided to religious people by chaplains.

Simon O’Donogue.

Simon O’Donoghue is the Head of Pastoral Support at Humanists UK. He has completed Homerton Hospital’s year long chaplaincy training course, has a background in psycho-therapeutic interventions, and has trained many of Humanist Care’s pastoral support volunteers.

Free entry. Open to all.  Doors open at 7.00 for light refreshments and chatting. Join us at the convivial George pub opposite Wanstead Tube after the meeting for further socialising.

* The library is a 2 minute walk from Wanstead Underground Station (Central Line). Nearby bus stops include 308;145;W12;W13;W14;66;101. There is also free easy parking adjacent to the library and good disabled access.

Mon 26 March 2018.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Details to be confirmed

Mon 23 April 2018.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Details to be confirmed

Mon 14 May 2018.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Details to be confirmed

Mon 25 June 2018.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Details to be confirmed

Mon 23 July 2018.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Details to be confirmed

Mon 24 Sept. 2018.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Details to be confirmed

Mon 22 October 2018.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Details to be confirmed

Mon 26 November 2018.  7.30 – 9.00 pm
Wanstead Library*

Details to be confirmed

December 2018. End of year celebration 

End of year celebration. Details to be confirmed