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.

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.

December 2014
It was great to see so many of you at the Christmas/ 10th Anniversary celebration on Monday. In the end 29 people turned up.  That's not quite the record (which is 33) but it's in second place. I was pleased that we had a significant number of the original members, including James O., who came up with the name "Broken Drummers" and who travelled a long way to be there. We also had three new people: Philip, who we recruited at Hogswatch, and Tara and Charlotte who we had not met before but turned out to be veteran Feegle impersonators. Plus, of course, loads more people who have joined over the course of the last 10 years.
I did a quiz on Christmas songs, which Tim W. and Ruth won. Tim has agreed to do a quiz for next time as he says it will be good for him. How or why I'm not sure but keep it in mind when we do the quiz. Tim W. then kindly made a speech, which was a relief as I was flagging after shouting the quiz answers at 29 of you whilst trying to keep Bill quiet!
Tim observed that I have been running Drummers for most of its 10 year history. I've had a great time doing that. Coming to Drummers was a huge turning point in my life. I even met my husband at a Drummers meeting. Therefore I'll repeat what I said Monday night. I didn't found Drummers, I started coming in March 2005 and took over running it in August 2006. The person who got the whole thing up and running in the latter half of 2004 was Jack. Since he wasn't there Monday I'll say a big thanks to Jack now. Thank you also to the rest of you for coming along and making Drummers what it is (whatever that may be).
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.