Over the past year or so, I have had a few messages on here – and on other websites where I socialise – asking if I could provide ideas for things to do, or a calendar of events I know about.
To give a bit of background, in a couple of other places I have a past history of organising social events which often involved group access to exclusive venues or a bit more than the average tourist would get if they turned up.
As a result, I am on loads of mailing lists and have tons of events sent to me via various subscriptions. Hence, if someone asked about what was on, while my own personal calendar had a detailed list of things I personally wanted to do, it wasn’t a total list of all the things I would know about.
So – after more recent prodding, I have decided it is time to put that resource into the public arena and create an events calendar.
The events calendar will generally list the sorts of events which I (and presumably as you are reading this – you) would like to go to if time and money were unlimited. Fortunately for my wallet, most of the venues I like tend to be free or very cheap!
I wont in general (exceptions are bound to occur) list mainstream commercial events, such as music concerts, theatres etc, as there are already listing magazines which do that far better than I can – but they in turn tend to miss off the lectures, historic talks, walks and open days which I love going to.
The calendar will initially be mainly London, and the surrounds – but may if popular expand slowly to cover a wider area.
I hope you find it a useful resource, and I will endeavor to keep it up to date. At the moment, only I can add new events to the calendar, but I will open it up to everyone (subject to moderation) shortly.
If you have any suggestions or bug reports, please add them in the comments below and I will do my best to see what can be fixed.
So, why not have a look at the “London Events Calendar”