Following on from the recent DSRA open meeting, it is now time for us to think about our Christmas social event: A chance for Dalston Residents to get together for some pre-festivities jollification (not sure that is actually English, but if not, it should be). 😉
Over to Ben Collins who has been pondering the possibilities:
At our autumn social event on the roof terrace in September, there was a ‘show of hands’ for us to organise a Christmas ‘do’. The idea of us all siting around drinking champagne in a shiny white marquee overlooking the new fountain in the Square was eagerly agreed to! Hmm…. You wish! The practicalities of organising such a ‘do’ are, on further study, pretty prohibitive.
However, being ever positive, we would like to put two alternative ideas to you.
We organise either
1) An informal ‘get together’ in Cafe Route: The Residents Association reserves a couple of tables at Cafe Route for one mid December evening between 6.30 pm and 8pm. Residents let me or Cafe Route know they are coming for the event. Each would simply buy their own food and/or drink on the night.
2) Organised Xmas canapes and mulled wine, by ticket booking, at Lift cafe & coffee-shop: The Residents Association books the ‘function room’, from 6.30pm to 8pm, for 20-30 people in the back of Lift on Kingsland Rd, opposite Tesco Express (alcohol is available for functions). Residents would have to commit in advance to this social, by buying a ticket for (approx.) £7.50, to cover the cost of a scrumptious Christmas finger snack with Mulled wine.
Both could be fun. The ‘Lift’ option is more ambitious and will need people to commit at least two weeks ahead (possible dates are Wed 12th Dec or Thurs 19th, to be agreed with venue management), while the Cafe Route option would potentially allow for more spontaneity
Please let us know which option you would be most interested in.
All that is left is for you to complete the poll. Simply click against your preferred option and then click on ‘Vote’. Job done. We will announce the outcome soon.