Everyone one of us has many gifts for the world. And one of mine has always been the ability to get people together. A few years ago, I decided to get all my friends, contacts and acquaintances together in one place for a picnic.
I called it the “Friends and Friend’s Friends Picnic”, held every August. It is now time once again for this annual gathering in Regents Park.
The idea is to get a lot of friends and their friends together. I invite all my friends and they invite all their friends and they invite their friends and so on……and before we know, there will be 100’s of friends, new and old, having a lot of fun.
(By the way, what is YOUR special gift for the world?!)
Everyone is invited to bring their own food and drinks plus some extra to share. We will also be playing football, frisbee etc for fun, so bring those trainers and sports gear. And of course children are most welcome. If you haven’t got any, borrow some for the day!
There are lots of things you can do in Regents Park. There is boating on the lake, heronry and waterfowl collections to visit, and of course the world famous Rose garden.
We will also be having some African drumming and singing. Bring along any musical instrument that you would like to play.
Please note that this picnic will be happening no matter what the weather is on the day!
A heat wave is forecast for mid August so it should be a great day out for all of us.
The details are as follows:-
Date: Sunday 19th August 2007
Time: 1pm till 9pm
Location: Regents Park at the London Mosque end. Use the Mosque as your landmark, as its minaret is visible from almost anywhere else in the park.
Enter the Park via Hanover Gate, turn left and you are there. You will see a children’s play area. The chosen picnic spot is the whole of this semicircular area of grass and there is room for at least a 1000 people.
Parking – You must pay for parking within Regents Park even on Sundays till 6.30pm. Alternatively, you CAN park free on single yellow lines on Prince Albert Road, and around St Johns Wood High St.
Nearest Tube stations: – St Johns Wood and Baker Street
For further clarification, please call me on 07803 950 250. Keep this number with you on the day, in case you are lost – remember that Regents Park is huge.
Please invite all your friends and ask them to invite their friends. And so on – this could be the start of something big.
So that we get an idea of the numbers coming, please confirm your attendance by mailing me at Friends Picnic 2007
This is the sixth year running that I have organised this Friends and Friend’s Friends Picnic. It is now an annual event and is held every year in August.
The theme for this year’s picnic is “Friendship, Fun and Peace”, so let’s all go for it.
If you are not able to come to London for this picnic, then no matter where you are in the world, how about organising your own? Check out my simple guide on how to hold yor own picnic anywhere in the world 🙂
For further information and clarification, just contact me 🙂
I am afraid the weather has put me off the Friends party yet again.
I come up with migraine if I get rain in my hair . If the weather is rainy……I am afraid I won’t be attending the picnic.
Once again, I apologise and hope all goes well on the day. I know how much effort you put to get everyone together.
Sorry to have missed your pique-nique, Arvind. How did it go?
The picnic was fabulous with almost 50 people turning up despite the overcast conditions. And it didn’t rain all afternoon!
We had some drizzle just as we were packing up, so I think the gods were there with us partying too 🙂
See you again at a future event.
PS – Pics will be up soon on Facebook.
Love and best wishes
Is that really all there is to it because that’d be flbaebrgasitng.
Hello my friend
I am from North India
Congratulations you have a beautiful and informative site
I’m fascinated by a new friends anywhere in the world
Ehm… may be I haven’t go to London yet haha..
But on Feb,2014 , me and my JHSchool friends will hold an picnic, too…
And I just wanna say that your article is inspiring… thanks…