Local groups: Calendar of events

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SfEP members are welcome at all local group events. Those who don't already belong to the Society are welcome to attend up to three local group meetings before deciding whether to join.

What the groups do varies. Most meet regularly, providing opportunities for passing on knowledge and networking. In addition, they may visit local printers and other relevant venues, have speakers at their meetings and organise training.

Note: Members of the SfEP and the Society of Indexers (SI) are now able (and encouraged) to attend each other’s local group meetings. These meetings offer the chance to network, discuss common topics and to gain an insight into the issues faced by the other society. The SI has several local groups of varying sizes who meet for informal lunches, more structured workshops and excursions to local sites. For more information on the SI’s local groups, please see the SI website or contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ September

Northern Ireland Group – Meeting in Caffè Nero, Fountain Centre, Belfast (opposite Waterstones) – date and time to be confirmed. We meet every three months in Belfast city centre and our meetings are very informal – usually a group chat over morning coffee – and SfEP members as well as those new to editing and proofreading are very welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 13 September

11.00 a.m. Cambridge Group – Meeting in the Book Room Bar at The Hilton Cambridge City Centre, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DT. (The bar is on the left as you come off the escalator.) Please come along for a general chat about all things editorial, and bring suggestions for other topics we might discuss during the autumn. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 14 September

12.00 noon. York Group – venue to be confirmed – 12.00–2.00. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 14 September

7.30 p.m. Bristol/Bath Group – Meeting at Toto’s wine bar, Redcliff Street, Bristol). It'll be our last evening meeting this year so hopefully we can see out the summer with a sunny riverside drink! All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 19 September

7.30 p.m. Edinburgh Group – Meeting in the downstairs meeting room at the Cumberland Bar, 1–3 Cumberland Street, Edinburgh. The meeting will be spent planning the group's programme for the year ahead and also getting feedback from the 2017 SfEP conference. For further details, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 20 September

12.00 noon. Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Meeting at Zizzi, The Hub, central Milton Keynes. If you live in Beds or Bucks and haven't attended a meeting, do get in touch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 21 September

10.30 a.m. East Midlands Group – Meeting at Cafe Sobar in Nottingham (22 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 2DQ). There is no specific topic to be discussed, so we will just be having a general catch up and chat about all things editorial (and otherwise). Coffee and cake, as always, can be accommodated too!

We welcome SfEP/SI members and those considering joining the SfEP. For further details, and to let us know you plan to attend, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 21 September

11.00 a.m. Mid-Somerset Group – Meeting at the Bear Inn, in Street. The meeting will take place shortly after conference, so the intention is that those of us who went to Wyboston Lakes will feed back on the proceedings. However, it’s likely that we’ll also need to feed ourselves with cake if we’re to do so effectively … so our topic will be ‘Conference debriefing – and cake!’

For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 21 September

11.00 a.m. Oxford Group – Meeting at the King’s Arms (Wadham Room), Broad Street, Oxford 11.30–12.30. The topic will be ‘Feedback from the conference’. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 21 September

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tea Room at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. This is on the first floor of the Gallery. We have an informal meeting where members old and new can catch up, have lunch or just enjoy coffee and cake. Members and interested newcomers are all very welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 22 September

10.00 a.m. West/North Yorkshire Group – Our next meeting will be for morning coffee (and a cake, if you wish!) at Café into the Opera, Salts Mill. This is the smaller café on the third floor of the mill.

This will be a chance for those involved in editing and proofreading – or who want to find out more about it – to meet and share experiences with others in the area. Our theme will be specialisation, or ‘What's your niche?’ Do you have a proofreading or editing specialism? Or do you work on different types of material, perhaps in varied subject areas? And if you’re just starting out, do you have a particular field of work in mind that you’re planning to pursue? All SfEP members and interested non-members are welcome to attend. Please confirm your attendance by Monday 18 September to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 25 September

7.00 p.m. Norfolk Group – Meeting from 7.00 p.m. onwards at the Holy Trinity Church, Essex Street, Norwich NR2 2BL for a bring-and-share meal, followed at 7.30 p.m. by an informal discussion and conference feedback. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 26 September

12.00 noon. Kent Group – Informal discussion and lunch at the White Rabbit in Maidstone. All are welcome! For further details, to confirm attendance or to suggest topics for discussion, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 26 September

3.00 p.m. Skype Club – The next Skype Club meeting will be held at 3.00 p.m. UK time (BST). The discussion topic will be the conference and feedback from those of us who go to it. We will also discuss topics that we would like to discuss in the following few months, so please come with your ideas.

As well as SfEP members who are located outside of the UK, members who are in far-flung parts of the UK and find it almost impossible to get to local group meetings are welcomed. If you would like to attend, please let Janet know before 5.00 p.m. UK time on Monday 25 September so that you can be added to her Skype contact list. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 27 September

12.30 p.m. West Surrey/North Hants Group – Lunch at The Shepherd & Flock, Farnham. This will be an informal meeting and all are welcome. Please let us know about a week before the meeting if you’re hoping to come. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 28 September

12.00 noon. Devon Group – Meeting in the downstairs cellar at The City Gate, 1 Iron Bridge, Exeter EX4 3RB. This will be a networking session, with a chance to chat, pick brains, and to pass on tips and tricks – and work! All SfEP members and those interested in editing are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 29 September

12.00 noon. Sheffield Group – Meeting at the Stag’s Head on Psalter Lane. We are a small, lively and friendly group, and our meetings are informal with discussions about anything which is on people’s minds on the day. We are delighted to welcome new or ‘interested’; members, as they always add a new dimension to the conversations, and whether novice or experienced, we can all still learn from each other. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ October

Cotswolds Group – A visit to the Cheltenham Literature Festival. The format will likely be one or two Festival events, with a cafe or restaurant stop. Details to be confirmed closer to the event. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ October

Essex/Suffolk Group – Meeting in Colchester – date, time and venue to be confirmed. Please come along to meet likeminded people for a chat, a drink and a bite to eat. Support required please from Essex members if this group is to continue. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ October

Toronto Group – Date, time and venue to be confirmed. Any member in Toronto or its environs would be welcome to join us for a light lunch. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 3 October

11.30 a.m. East of England Group – Our next get-together will be at Squire’s Coffee House, inside the Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF. The usual selection of hot and cold drinks and light bites will be available to help the conversation along. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 4 October

10.30 a.m. Sussex Group – Meeting in the Mad Hatter (Western Road, Brighton). Our usual informal chat over a cup of coffee! All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 4 October

12.30 p.m. Wessex Group – At the Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh, near Southampton. All welcome but please RSVP so we know what size table to book. Thanks very much. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 5 October

2.00 p.m. Cumbria/Borders Group – Meeting at Tebay Services Hotel, Tebay Services, M6 northbound, in the hotel lounge. If you’d like to join us for lunch before the meeting, please confirm attendance by 30 September. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 6 October

Herts/Essex Group – Meeting in Saffron Walden – time and venue to be confirmed. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 9 October

7.30 p.m. Manchester Group – Meeting in the boardroom, on the second floor at Rain Bar, Great Bridgewater Street, near Oxford Road station in Manchester. It will include a discussion on a subject that’s yet to be decided. If you’d like to attend, or would like more details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Newcomers: please be sure to contact Graham, so you can be added to the email list, just in case there’s a change of date, time or venue.

Thursday 12 October

West Anglia Group – Meeting at the Rose , in Stapleford. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 17 October

7.30 p.m. North West Group – Meeting at The Windmill, Chester Road, Tabley, Knutsford WA16 0HW, when we will be discussing plans for our Xmas outing! We usually have something to eat around 8.00 p.m., and the meeting finishes around 9.30 p.m. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 18 October

12.30 p.m. Berkshire Group – Lunch – venue to be confirmed. This will be a friendly and informal meeting to discuss all things editorial and to ask any burning questions you may have, especially if you're new. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 31 October

12.00 noon. York Group – venue to be confirmed – 12.00–2.00. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ November

Essex/Suffolk Group – Meeting in Chelmsford – date, time and venue to be confirmed. Please come along to meet likeminded people for a chat, a drink and a bite to eat. Support required please from Essex members if this group is to continue. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ November

Toronto Group – Date, time and venue to be confirmed. The topic will be ‘Macros’ and the wonderfully helpful Paul Beverley will be attending virtually to talk to us about macros, answer questions we have, and if there is time, demo a couple of his easier ones. Any member in Toronto or its environs would be welcome to join us. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 3 November

10.30 a.m. Sussex Group – Meeting in the Mad Hatter (Western Road, Brighton). Our usual informal chat over a cup of coffee! All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 9 November

12.30 p.m. West Surrey/North Hants Group – Lunch in a pub or restaurant – venue to be confirmed (we tend to alternate between Farnham and (near) Guildford). This will be an informal meeting and all are welcome. Please let us know about a week before the meeting if you’re hoping to come. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 13 November

7.00 p.m. Norfolk Group – Meeting from 7.00 p.m. onwards at the Holy Trinity Church, Essex Street, Norwich NR2 2BL for a bring-and-share meal, followed at 7.30 p.m. by a discussion. Date, topic and venue all to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 13 November

7.00 p.m. South Warwickshire/Coventry Group – Venue (in Leamington Spa) to be confirmed. We meet from 6.30 p.m. onwards in a bar and then move to our table at 7.00 p.m. This is an informal group where ‘newbies’ and ‘old hands’ get together to chat about anything and everything, sometimes related to editing and proofreading, sometimes not. Please let us know about a week in advance of each meeting if you’ll be attending, and we’ll confirm the venue. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 14 November

12.00 noon. Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Meeting at the White Lion, in Houghton Regis, Dunstable. Topic to be confirmed. If you live in Beds or Bucks and haven't attended a meeting, do get in touch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 21 November

12.30 p.m. Berkshire Group – Lunch – venue to be confirmed. This will be a friendly and informal meeting to discuss all things editorial and to ask any burning questions you may have, especially if you're new. For further details, and to confirm attendance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 23 November

11.00 a.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – ‘How Editors Edit’ session. Proofreaders and editors with some experience get together to share ideas and processes we follow when we are working on a document. This will take place at Nettl in Birmingham and will precede the main meeting being held at another location at 12.30 – see separate meeting entry below. For further details, and to confirm your attendance at this session, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 23 November

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tea Room at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. This is on the first floor of the Gallery. We have an informal meeting where members old and new can catch up, have lunch or just enjoy coffee and cake. Members and interested newcomers are all very welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Friday 24 November

11.00 a.m. Oxford Group – Meeting at the King’s Arms (Wadham Room), Broad Street, Oxford 11.30–12.30. Paul Beverley will talk about macros and show us how to use them (to be confirmed). For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 6 December

Berkshire Group – Lunch – Christmas Social. Venue and time to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 6 December

12.30 p.m. Wessex Group – Christmas lunch at the Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh, near Southampton. All welcome but please RSVP so we know what size table to book. Thanks very much. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 14 December

West Anglia Group – Christmas party at Toft Village Hall. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

2018

Wednesday 7 February

12.30 p.m. Wessex Group – Christmas lunch at the Cricketers Arms, Eastleigh, near Southampton. All welcome but please RSVP so we know what size table to book. Thanks very much. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).