Whampgather VII – Four Worlds Collide

It’s that time again… no, not Hammer Time; not even “business time”. It’s whampgather time.

If you’ve been knocking around the world of whamp for a while, you’ll know the drill. Every few months, we organise a large get together. It used to be a tweet-up, but tweet-ups are a bit passé these days, and plenty of non-tweeters turn up (and are very welcome). So, it’s more a hyperlocal gathering. On September 8th, we’ll have number 7 (read about previous ones).

For this whampgather I’ve extended the invitation beyond the borders to some of our neighbouring hyperlocals: St John’s Wood, Swiss Cottage, Maida Vale and of course Kilburn. Lets make this this biggest whampgather ever!

Very excitingly, this wll be only the second gather where we have exclusive use of a venue. And what a venue. The incredibly popular Priory Tavern has very kindly given us the pub for the night. If you’re in the know you’ll be aware that this means amazing cocktails (as well as great beer and wine), so look out on the night for some very special customised local concoctions. Food will also be available. We’re starting earlier than usual – 7pm, so you might want to come straight from work

I’m also really pleased to announce that DJ Sid Trotter (a regular at The Good Ship) will be providing the music. There will of course be the chance to win fab local prizes in the raffle (with all money raised going to The Winch).

Best of all, there’s the chance to meet some fellow locals. I realise some people aren’t sure about meeting people “off the internet”, but hopefully, the fact that we’re on No.7 of these events and each one is bigger and better than the last proves that people enjoy it. So why not take a gamble and come along? Everyone is remarkably friendly, the age range is wider than you might imagine, and it’s neither geeky nor cliquey – just a bunch of great people who happen to live in the area.

What now? For the first time, this will be a ticketed event. It’s still free of course, but if you’d like to come along then please order tickets here. There is a maximum capacity, so I suggest ordering sooner rather than later to ensure your place.

If you don’t know the Priory Tavern, it’s on the southern edge of West Hampstead on Belsize Road (between Kilburn High Rd and Priory Rd, near Little Bay). It’s a five minute walk from Kilburn Park tube, amd a brisk 10 minute walk from West Hampstead tube. If you’re coming from the northern reaches, I’d suggest a bus down the Kilburn High Road and if you’re coming from Swiss Cottage or St John’s Wood, then the 31 bus.

See you there!

  • Oh dear, yet again I won't be able to make it – will be in Stroud cat-sitting again. Have fun, everyone.

  • Someone's pointed out that Willesden Green wasn't included on the list of local neighbourhoods. Not a deliberate slight – there are several WG people coming anyway. The "Four Worlds" were based on the other active hyperlocals who I know. Naturally anyone who would like to come can (or at least can join the waiting list now).