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Title: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on March 12, 2018, 12:30:05
Curefans from all over the world will gather in London to see the world's best band and for this occasion we have prepared the following program. This a joint meetup with The Cure Community & A Pink Dream forums!

Program

Friday 6th of July

13:00 Picnic #1: In Regent's Park (North East corner, next to London Zoo)
18:00 The Hawley Arms Camden (https://goo.gl/maps/4wg2Nt7K4Vt) - Event on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1660208100729883/)
21:00 The Cureheads gig at Camden Dingwalls (https://www.facebook.com/events/560414140971586/) (tickets £5.00)


Saturday 7th of July

11:00 Lamb & Flag (https://goo.gl/maps/ALG42ZcbmyB2) pub (where Chris Parry first met Robert)
13:00 Picnic # 2: Lancaster Gate (https://goo.gl/maps/Jtgr5dqabyr) (near the fountains)
14:00 Mitre Lancaster Gate pub (https://goo.gl/maps/pS7MBmCCNpH2)

Sunday 8th of July

15:00 The Cureheads (https://www.facebook.com/events/2070090059927785/) '40 years of The Cure’s music live on The Belonging Bandstand' (this gig takes place in Crawley)
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting - 6th July 2018
Post by: chemicaloverload on March 24, 2018, 13:54:10
Hi all,

Opening this topic to chat exclusively about the London fan meeting. If you're on Facebook, and event has been created and there's about 300+ people interested/going to this meeting:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1660208100729883/

The fan meeting will take place Friday 6th of July.

We're still looking for a good place to do this gathering. As we will be a large group of people, we will be requiring a place with the following characteristics:

  • Good location(somewhere in/near the area of Hyde Park/Candem would be nice, but is not mandatory)
  • Can hold up to 50-100 people
  • Serves both food and drinks to reasonable prices and/or they're willing to give a special discount to us curefans during that day
  • Willing to play music from the bands at the Hyde Park festival, i.e. The Cure, Slowdive, Ride, etc. - or even better, they allow us to use their turntable, etc. for us to play the music!

If you're an owner of a place that has the above, please let us know here or to info@curefans.com

For everyone here in the forum, please feel free to comment if there's something we're missing in these requirements or anything else you may want to add.

:smth023

Hello Sanchez, I was just wondering if any progress has been made on this, I don't have facebook to check the group. I was looking at a few bars in and around Hyde park, just to see what they were like, some really lovely Victorian ones, but please if you can message me of any developments made on this, it would be very appreciated :)
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting - 6th July 2018
Post by: dsanchez on March 24, 2018, 15:26:29
@chemicaloverload thanks for your interest! I will post updates to this thread as soon as I have more news... Take cure and see you soon!
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting - 6th July 2018
Post by: chemicaloverload on March 24, 2018, 15:38:09
Brilliant. Thank you  :)
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: helloimageifonly on May 12, 2018, 01:35:29

Friday 6th of July

13:00 Picnic in Regent's Park (precise location TBC)
18:00 The Hawley Arms Camden (https://goo.gl/maps/4wg2Nt7K4Vt)
21:00 The Cureheads gig at Camden Dingwalls (https://www.facebook.com/events/560414140971586/) (tickets £5.00)


This all looks exciting :)
I am wondering if there are other fans traveling alone to London as me? This is an adventure because I've never traveled alone before and only once been in London but too long ago to remember anything that would help me now. 
My hostel is near Hydepark and I am wondering if I will be able to go to The Cureheads at Camden Dingwalls and still be able to get to the hostel after? Looking right now on Google Maps and it seems quite far to walk. Is there all night subway in London?

Thank you
 
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: chemicaloverload on May 13, 2018, 22:43:05

Friday 6th of July

13:00 Picnic in Regent's Park (precise location TBC)
18:00 The Hawley Arms Camden (https://goo.gl/maps/4wg2Nt7K4Vt)
21:00 The Cureheads gig at Camden Dingwalls (https://www.facebook.com/events/560414140971586/) (tickets £5.00)


This all looks exciting :)
I am wondering if there are other fans traveling alone to London as me? This is an adventure because I've never traveled alone before and only once been in London but too long ago to remember anything that would help me now. 
My hostel is near Hydepark and I am wondering if I will be able to go to The Cureheads at Camden Dingwalls and still be able to get to the hostel after? Looking right now on Google Maps and it seems quite far to walk. Is there all night subway in London?

Thank you

Ah, that’s wonderful you are having an adventure on your own! Always the most fun. As far as I was aware there is a night subway:

https://tfl.gov.uk/campaign/tube-improvements/what-we-are-doing/night-tube

Have a wee spy there and also, night buses might also run too. Check with your Hostel to see what the cut off time is you can go back there.

Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: helloimageifonly on May 15, 2018, 13:04:32

Ah, that’s wonderful you are having an adventure on your own! Always the most fun.


Hi! Yes well, I couldn't let this 40th anniversary slip away just because nobody I've asked wanted to join me. This only happens once, we live only once, the music will be excellent and there will be lots of Curefans!  ..and hopefully some Curefriends :)
 
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: Tessi on May 15, 2018, 13:39:39
Hey dear, just found at the cure fan page:
https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/the-cure-aftershow-party-electrowerkz-tickets/7943785 (https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/the-cure-aftershow-party-electrowerkz-tickets/7943785)

There is help for those who travel alone  :) There will not be much time to get aware of it  :cool
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on May 15, 2018, 19:48:05
I will be travelling alone too. 5th of July I arrive and I plan to sleep in Reading. 6th I plan to sleep in Camden and 7th near Hyde Park lol See you cureheads!
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on May 15, 2018, 19:49:11
Is there all night subway in London?

Don't think so, but there are buses running all night :)
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: helloimageifonly on May 18, 2018, 07:17:15
Hey dear, just found at the cure fan page:
https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/the-cure-aftershow-party-electrowerkz-tickets/7943785 (https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/the-cure-aftershow-party-electrowerkz-tickets/7943785)
Thx for this link! I have my ticket for this :)

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Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: Natashaspiro on June 20, 2018, 14:36:49
i will travelling from bali indonesia to london ,hope i can join you guys there,see you!!
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: helloimageifonly on June 21, 2018, 01:12:37
i will travelling from bali indonesia to london ,hope i can join you guys there,see you!!

See you there!  :cool
Do you have your ticket yet?
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: Natashaspiro on June 21, 2018, 04:23:29
already have the ticket,yeaaay,see you there..
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 01, 2018, 21:07:42
The program has been updated and is final, please check it in the first post of this thread (http://curefans.com/index.php?topic=8761.msg766305#msg766305).

See you all in the central meeting at The Hawley Arms in Camden this Friday at 18:00! I will be going to this one, to The Cureheads gig and maybe to the picnic on Sunday.
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 02, 2018, 04:29:10
By the way, is there anyone interested in going to The Cure exhibition in Crawley Friday morning?
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: helloimageifonly on July 02, 2018, 14:48:05
I wish that I could. To see where everything all started is something on my to do list for sure. This Friday I am only arriving around 15h and leaving again on Sunday @ 15h..so it is not going to be this weekend for me.
Lucky you who can visit Crawley and this museum this weekend and be completely immersed in The Cure!  :oops: :cool
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: Tessi on July 02, 2018, 14:55:06
yes i am interested.
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 02, 2018, 15:06:12
yes i am interested.

When do you arrive to London, Tessi?
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 02, 2018, 15:07:01
This Friday I am only arriving around 15h

OK! at least you can make it to the fan meeting in Camden ;)
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: helloimageifonly on July 02, 2018, 21:41:39
This Friday I am only arriving around 15h

OK! at least you can make it to the fan meeting in Camden ;)

Yes that's true  :)
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: Tessi on July 03, 2018, 11:10:01
hey, i arrive at the 5th in the early morning (so i am interested in fan meeting on thursday too) and i stay near hyde park. Let´s decide spontaneously.
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 03, 2018, 11:27:06
hey, i arrive at the 5th in the early morning (so i am interested in fan meeting on thursday too) and i stay near hyde park. Let´s decide spontaneously.

The (central) fan meeting is in Camden on FRIDAY. However, I also arrive Thursday early morning and planning to go to Crawley with other curefans. Wanna join us? Will send you a PM.
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: Tessi on July 05, 2018, 17:14:49
Yes I will join you if I may. Sent you a message. Where is the meeting point? And when?
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: AllCatsAreGrey77 on July 05, 2018, 19:15:00
Hallo!I would be interested in joining you on Friday but At what time do meet to go to Crawley?I m arriving in London at 9.00 a.m . (at airport) I m staying in Hyde Park too...
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 05, 2018, 19:32:21
Hi guys, roundtrip to Crawley is about 50 € by train (journey 40') please see timetable attached. Let me know your thoughts asap. I am still undecided when to go.


Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: Tessi on July 06, 2018, 07:21:38
There's a cheaper possibility to go: 19 for round-trip if I see it right and I am thinking of going on Sunday cause there also will be a cureheads party right?
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 06, 2018, 07:53:59
Sunday would be even better, however, in my case, I am returning home by noon already...
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 06, 2018, 09:22:52
Important info:

Make sure you bring photo ID to any events tonight/ this weekend in London. You may be refused entry to venues on the weekend if you don’t. This is now the law in London. It’s not an age thing, it’s a security thing for fire drills, counter terrorism and sexual conduct.

(Thanks Gary)
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 06, 2018, 10:22:04
No Crawley for me today. I will go to Covent Garden around 11:15 for Richard Bellia's photo exhibition. If you go there around this time, I will be wearing my Hamburg 2002 T-shirt. See you!
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: helloimageifonly on July 06, 2018, 10:49:30
Does anybody want to join me to Camden later today? I will be arriving around 4pm @ the hostel near Hydepark and will be leaving from there around 5pm I think.
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 06, 2018, 11:42:21
Does anybody want to join me to Camden later today? I will be arriving around 4pm @ the hostel near Hydepark and will be leaving from there around 5pm I think.

If its for the fan meeting at the Hawley Arms I plan to be there from around 17:45. Many people of this forum will be there too. See you!
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: helloimageifonly on July 06, 2018, 12:01:51
Does anybody want to join me to Camden later today? I will be arriving around 4pm @ the hostel near Hydepark and will be leaving from there around 5pm I think.

If its for the fan meeting at the Hawley Arms I plan to be there from around 17:45. Many people of this forum will be there too. See you!

Yes it is! See you then :)
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 06, 2018, 12:04:14
I will be wearing my Hamburg Color Line Arena t-shirt... I don't think many people will wear this so it will be easy to recognize me :P
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: Tessi on July 06, 2018, 16:32:07
Hey guys, I've been to the fan meeting at 13 in regents Park but no other cure fans in that area. I was searching for 70 minutes but there was no fan meeting. Maybe they changed the venue... So now to make sure there's really a fan meeting when i go to camden... So is it for sure????
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: Ulrich on July 06, 2018, 17:18:05
to make sure there's really a fan meeting when i go to camden... So is it for sure????

Yes, David (dsanchez=Admin of this forum) has definitely booked a room there at Hawley Arms, as he said himself he will be there:

at the Hawley Arms I plan to be there from around 17:45.

Edit: on FB he posted this:
"Hi all! We are already in Camden. Once you arrive to the Hawley Arms go straight to the upstairs room that we have booked for us from 18:00. There will be a TV also for those who want to watch the World Cup. See you in a bit!"
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: chemicaloverload on July 06, 2018, 19:38:31
Im in here with my little daughter if anyone wants to come and say hello :)
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: helloimageifonly on July 06, 2018, 20:37:41
Where?
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: Candystripelegs on July 07, 2018, 14:58:03
Is anyone picnicking in Hyde Park? If there’s still a meet up, I can’t find it!
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: Tessi on July 08, 2018, 11:40:24
There was no picnic neither on friday, Saturday and no meeting at the pub at Lancaster gate nor at lambs and flags - I tried it all haha
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 09, 2018, 10:43:41
There was no picnic neither on friday, Saturday and no meeting at the pub at Lancaster gate nor at lambs and flags - I tried it all haha

Tessi, I am sorry to hear this. We (curefans.com) initially proposed a single meeting at the Hawley Arms (which to be honest was one of the best The Cure fan meetings I ever remember!) however,  other The Cure communities suggested a picnic which we agreed to and thought it was a good idea. It turns out, however, many fans started queuing at Hyde Park from 10am! so they did not have time for any picnic or meeting whatsoever. In this sense, it was really good to have done the meeting the day before the event, as it was the only actual time where we could all meet. In past Cure gigs we have met around lunch time (when the gig took place in the evening) and these were also well attended.

Anyway, it was nice meeting you at the Hawley Arms and I hope you had a blast!
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: Trust... on July 09, 2018, 10:53:46
 :kissing_smiling_eyes: Hey all cure-friends. It was great meeting all off you @Friday! Great weekend. Glad I'm back over here :rocker (seems it doesn't excist anymore :-(-
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: MeltingMan on July 09, 2018, 11:45:05
In past Cure gigs we have met around lunch time

Someone suggested initially a dinner at Lambs and Flags around 7pm on Friday, and I liked
that idea. This doesn't work, of course, with a large group of people. I'm saying that because
of expected events in the future. I would like to attend the next meeting in any case.
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 09, 2018, 11:48:58
Someone suggested initially a dinner at Lambs and Flags around 7pm on Friday, and I liked
that idea. This doesn't work, of course, with a large group of people. I'm saying that because
of expected events in the future. I would like to attend the next meeting in any case.

Yes, that's why we booked the Hawley Arms, and we had there easily around 100 people. It was hot like hell though, but watching the World Cup, listening to The Cure and meeting other Cure fans like us it was quite an experience!
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: dsanchez on July 09, 2018, 12:25:06
We were watching the World Cup at the Hawley Arms and this is the very moment when Brazil is eliminated. At the same time, you can hear "End" played... What are the odds?

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Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: AllCatsAreGrey77 on July 09, 2018, 16:11:58
On Friday there were several delays on flight and tube so I went to Crawley Sunday morning instead of friday but I was with some friends in Hawley Arms and Dingwalls for Curehead show and yes It was really nice and we had a very lovely time!The main trouble was the bloody hot weather..onestly it s been very hard to reach somebody everywhere  XD . personally I was queing at 9.30 a.m so..yes no fanspicnic...it was the same for most fans..
Title: Re: The Cure 40th Anniversary: London Fan Meeting
Post by: helloimageifonly on July 09, 2018, 17:35:49
I had a great time meeting Curefans as well  :) :cool
Before leaving Fridaymorning I was a little nervous because I was leaving on my own but that didn't take long because during check-in @ Brussels I met some Curefans already and so it started with fun and then we had the same train back again so we spent time here and there during the whole weekend. Going to the fanmeeting and @ the meeting @ Hawley Arms I met genuinly nice people as well and @ the festival too..really! It was unbelievable and I am still floathing a bit in the sky from the whole experience :heart-eyes Lots of people where smiling and nice  :) It is extraordinary to share these intense emotions for this band with likeminded people. 

I didn't manage to go to The Cure aftershow party. Did anybody go there? And how was it?