The Broken Drummers

The Broken Drummers is a London Discworld group. We meet once a month on the first Monday evening. We start at 7pm although there's usually a few who arrive early. Membership is free, just come along. New members and visitors to London welcome. There are also Broken Drummers groups in Australia.

THE DECEMBER MEETING WILL BE HELD ON 8TH DECEMBER, THE SECOND MONDAY, IN ORDER TO AVOID A CLASH WITH THE HOGSWATCH EVENT IN WINCANTON.

NEXT MEETING IS THE CHRISTMAS DINNER. THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL MEAL THAT YOU NEED TO ORDER IN ADVANCE. PLEASE CONTACT US TO DO THIS. IF YOU DON'T WANT THE MEAL YOU'RE STILL WELCOME TO COME ALONG.

What can you expect?

There is no entry fee. Ever

We welcome anyone and everyone who enjoys Sir Terry's works, or quite likes them or wants to find out more. We have had many visitors from overseas who have enjoyed themselves and made new friends. The discussions do not only concern the works of Sir Terry Pratchett but wander and meander through other genres and authors and also leaping to TV and Film production. We also find time for a quiz. The prize is superb. The chance to set the quiz the following month.

October 2014
We met on Monday. It seems a long time ago now. We had one new person, Marina, who we knew from the forum. We talked a lot about Hogswatch and did our best to encourage those who have never been to come along. 
There was discussion of the most recent Dr. Who. My impression from that discussion is that I enjoy it more than most because my expectations are a lot lower. I still think the "moon is an egg" episode was utter crap, though and don't get me started on why anyone would repair a Dalek without disabling its weapon function first.
The was a happy moment when the staff at the Monkey Puzzle brought us a free bowl of chicken goujons. I'm still not quite sure why but they were nice (as is their roast pork belly with crackling and an apple stuffed with black pudding. I'm having a Homer Simpson moment just thinking about it).
Only other thing that sticks in the mind is that I mentioned that I avoid putting anything too smutty in meeting reports as they are seen by people who have never been to Drummers. Everyone pointed out that anyone who would be shocked would probably hate Drummers anyway. Very true.
The Monkey Puzzle

The Monkey Puzzle is a pub just off Edgware Road. Despite its modern exterior, the Monkey Puzzle is a traditional pub. Staff are friendly and welcoming and the pub serves a range of tasty pub meals. 

The Monkey Puzzle is a few minutes walk from Paddington and Edgware Road stations (although beware the Bakerloo branch of Edgware Road station is a bit further away). The address is 30 Southwick Street, Sussex Gardens, W2 1JQ.

If you enter via the beer garden, you will find us at the opposite end of the pub. If you have any problems, the staff can direct you. For more information and a map see the Monkey Puzzle's website.