Karmageddon 5

(sometimes called K5 or K:V)

Saturday, 1st December 2007

1.30pm, Golden Square, London

Questions / Comments? email k5@joinees.org

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Newbie Help - Getting to Golden Square - Getting to The Pub - FREE PUB TICKETS are very important

If you need help on the day, ring the K5 Hotline - 07941 84 84 83.
(Please put this number in your phone before you start your journey to K5!)

K5, Karmageddon 5, K:V. They're all the same thing. Once again, Joinees from all around the world are converging on London for an afternoon of Group Wandering* and RAoKing, followed by Going To The Pub.

(* Some people refer to it as a "group march", but I personally doubt that Joinees could ever March properly even if you put us in the calendar between February and April.)


The basic plan for the event is:

  1. Meet up at Golden Square (please try to get there by 1.30pm, we will be moving on between 2.00 - 2.30pm)
  2. Group-Wander along Regent Street / Oxford Street and do whatever Random Acts of Kindness we can. Feel free to bring some wrapped presents to give out to the general public!
  3. Once the time is right (somewhere around 4pm), we'll go to Jamie's, on Maddox Street where a bunch of awesome stuff will happen - including a raffle and various other activities designed to raise money for good causes. (You'll need a TICKET)

There's a whole load of extra info on the forum - including: an important note about under-16's, some of us are going skating on the Friday night, and some stuff about the pub we're going to.

(Please Note: The pub recently changed its name from The Stone Horse to Jamie's. It's the same place, just with a new name)



Help for people who are new to MEets / don't know London

If you feel a bit freaked out at the idea of tackling the crazyness that is London on your own, Joinee Wilf and friends are offering to meet people at their mainline train station (or bus / coach, etc.) on the Saturday morning and guide you along to where everyone's meeting up. Info about this offer - including Wilf's email address to take him up on it - is up on the forum.

A whole load of Joinees will be gathering in Leicester Square beforehand - some will be having late breakfast in the various pubs, some going for ice-cream and others just wandering round. I'm sure a at least a few of them will have Big Obvious Signs ("Join Me", "K5", etc.) - they're very approachable people.


Getting to Golden Square

Golden Square is a nice space that's off the main roads and generally very suitable for us to all gather at. The most convenient London Underground stop is Piccadilly Circus (on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines). We strongly advise taking the "Regent Street East Side / Subway 1" exit out of the station as this points you in the right direction.

We have a lovely Google Map showing the route from there, and also a photo story of the same journey. There will be some Helpful People along this route to point you in the right direction. We'll try to give the Helpful People some big signs (either "Join Me", "K5", "K:V" or something like that).

For the people who are starting the day at Leicester Square (see forum), there's now an extra map with the walking route from there to Golden Square.




Getting to The Pub

Our pub for the evening is Jamie's, on Maddox Street (just off Regent Street). See a map and also some helpful photos.

You will need a Free Pub Ticket in order to get past our Amazingly Effective And Lovely Door Staff. We will have a good supply of spare tickets available on the day (at Golden Square), but please print and bring your own if you possibly can.

Once we're all safely at the pub, there will be a bunch of charity-fundraising type stuff going on. We will not be collecting money from the General Public during the "walking round outside" stuff. The pub will be serving a range of very nice food, up until 7pm.

Additional details of our evening in the pub (including a vague schedule of events) can be found on the forum.

(If you are arriving later in the day and coming directly to the pub, Oxford Circus tube is closer.)

Please Note: The pub recently changed its name from The Stone Horse to Jamie's. It's the same place, just with a new name.




Free Pub Tickets (IMPORTANT!)

Because the pub-party part of the proceedings is going to be a private event (to avoid the stresses we've had with uninvited / unwanted members of the public causing trouble at past Karmageddons), you will require a Free Pub Ticket to get in to the pub.

The Web Ticket System now has an extra allocation of tickets available. Request your tickets online and print them out directly from the web.

Hurry - Web Ticket System closes tonight (Thursday)! Requesting new tickets closes 9.30pm (UK time), Printing of requested tickets closes 9.45pm.

If you have any problems with the ticket system, email k5@joinees.org. If you aren't able to print your own tickets and bring them with you, please get tickets when we meet at Golden Square.

If you're coming directly to the pub later in the day and won't have a ticket with you, please immediately email us to say so, and then call the K5 Hotline when you arrive outside the pub (07941 84 84 83).