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).

Monday 23 April

10.30 a.m. Kent Group – Meeting at Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre, Canterbury, 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for a demonstration of PerfectIt and macros. There will be a small charge to cover the room hire and refreshments. All SfEP members/prospective members are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 25 April

10.00 a.m. Edinburgh Group, Glasgow Group and North/East Scotland Group – A joint get-together is being planned by these three Scottish local groups at the Linlithgow Canal Centre, Manse Road Basin, Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 6AJ. Coffee and light refreshments will be available from 10 a.m. and there will be a group discussion (topics to be confirmed) from 10.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. This will be followed by a finger buffet lunch, with the option to explore Linlithgow during the afternoon. The cost for attending is £10 per person. Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information or to book a place.

Wednesday 25 April

12.30 p.m. Berkshire Group – Meeting at The Golden Retriever, Bracknell. We are an informal and friendly group for ‘oldies’ as well as ‘newbies’. All are welcome! For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 25 April

7.30 p.m. North West England Group – Meeting at The Windmill, Chester Road, Tabley, Knutsford WA16 0HW. We usually break for something to eat around 8.00 p.m., and the meeting finishes around 9.30 p.m. If you need a lift from the station, please get in touch as there's usually someone who can help out. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 26 April

12.30 p.m. Cumbria/Borders Group – Venue to be confirmed. The meeting will include an informal discussion on all matters marketing related and how to attract better paying clients. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ May

Devon Group – Meeting at the City Gate Hotel, Exeter – date, time and topic to be confirmed. 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).

______ May

West Anglia Group – Meeting – date and venue to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 2 May

10.30 a.m. Sussex Group – Meeting upstairs at Koba, Western Road, Brighton. Interested newcomers are always welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Saturday 5 May

11.00 a.m. North/East Scotland Group – Meeting upstairs in the Arthurstone Terrace Library building, Dundee (5 Arthurstone Terrace, Dundee DD4 6RT) for a discussion (topic to be confirmed) and an informal chat. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 14 May

7.00 p.m. Norfolk Group – Meeting – from 7.00 p.m. onwards at the Heathfield Centre, Heathfield Student Community Home, Norwich NR3 1TT for a bring-and-share meal, followed at 7.30 p.m. by an informal discussion. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 14 May

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).

Wednesday 16 May

12.00 noon Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Meeting in Bedford – venue to be confirmed. At the meeting, we will: 1. Discuss what we achieved last year – what are you most proud of? And why? 2. Bring a book to swap/lend to another editor! If you live in Beds or Bucks and haven't attended one of our meetings, do get in touch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 16 May

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).

Wednesday 16 May

6.30 p.m. London Group – Meeting 6.30 p.m. until 8.00 p.m., followed by dinner. Please arrive by 6.15 p.m. so that we start at 6.30 p.m. sharp. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 17 May

12.30 p.m. Three Counties Group (Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire) – Lunch at Chez Pascal, 8 New Street, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Everyone welcome. 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).

Thursday 24 May

12.30 p.m. Herts/Essex Group – Meeting at the Coach & Horses in Bishop’s Stortford. All are welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 24 May

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tearooms at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. These are 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).

______ June

Cotswolds Group – Our next planned event will be a Cotswold Way walk: a saunter around the Windrush in the steps of the Mitfords. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ June

West Wales Group – Meeting at Café Rio, Quay Street, Haverfordwest – date, time and venue to be confirmed. New members and SfEP visitors to Pembrokeshire are welcome! For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ June

West/North Yorkshire Group – Date, time and venue to be confirmed. The group meets every three months in Saltaire, near Shipley, West Yorkshire, for a chat on all things editorial. All members are welcome, and non-members can attend up to three meetings. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 6 June

10.30 a.m. Northern Ireland Group – Meeting in Caffè Nero, Fountain Centre, Belfast (opposite Waterstones) – 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon. This will be an informal social meeting with no specific discussion topic, 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 6 June

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 7 June

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

Friday 8 June

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).

Thursday 14 June

6.30 p.m. London Group – Meeting 6.30 p.m. until 8.00 p.m., followed by dinner. Please arrive by 6.15 p.m. so that we start at 6.30 p.m. sharp. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ July

Devon Group – Meeting – date, time and venue to be confirmed. 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).

Tuesday 10 July

6.30 p.m. London Group – Meeting 6.30 p.m. until 8.00 p.m., followed by dinner. Please arrive by 6.15 p.m. so that we start at 6.30 p.m. sharp. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 12 July

West Anglia Group – Our bonus summer jolly at Anglesey Abbey. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 16 July

7.00 p.m. Norfolk Group – Meeting – from 7.00 p.m. onwards at the Heathfield Centre, Heathfield Student Community Home, Norwich NR3 1TT for a bring-and-share meal, followed at 7.30 p.m. by a discussion/workshop (topic to be confirmed). For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 16 July

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 17 July

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

Thursday 19 July

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tearooms at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. These are 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).

Wednesday 1 August

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 2 August

West Anglia Group – Our summer jolly at Wimpole Hall. Everyone is welcome. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

______ September

West Anglia Group – Meeting – date and venue to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 17 September

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).

Wednesday 19 September

10.30 a.m. Northern Ireland Group – Meeting in Caffè Nero, Fountain Centre, Belfast (opposite Waterstones) – 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon – topic to be confirmed. 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 19 September

12.00 noon Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Meeting in Luton – venue to be confirmed. If you live in Beds or Bucks and haven't attended one of our meetings, do get in touch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 20 September

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tearooms at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. These are 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).

Wednesday 3 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 11 October

West Anglia Group – Meeting – venue to be confirmed. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 12 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 20 November

12.00 noon Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire Group – Meeting in Milton Keynes – venue to be confirmed. If you live in Beds or Bucks and haven't attended one of our meetings, do get in touch. For further details, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 22 November

12.30 p.m. West Midlands/Birmingham Group – Lunch in the Edwardian Tearooms at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. These are 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).

Tuesday 27 November

Northern Ireland Group – Christmas lunch – time, date and venue to be confirmed. 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).