The launch took place at Daunt’s Bookshop, Holland Park, on Wednesday 19th November. Tuppy signed 70 copies and was interviewed by BBC Ouch! Articles are also appearing in Vice (http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/tuppy-owens-interview), Big Issue om 1st Dec) etc.The book is published by Jessica Kingsley and is on Amazon.
The debate at the November London lunch was “How to give the online Clubhouse the same “loving family feel” that the lunches enjoy” and the solution we came up with was: encourage online members to meet in person at monthly lunches around the country. If you would like to help create a lunch near you (they normally take place at 1.30 on a Saturday in a quiet, accessible, reasonably priced but lovely bar). It’s best to have a small team with a variety of impairments running each lunch.
Everyone enjoyed the 35th Anniversary of the Outsiders at Finch’s in Finsbury Square — the staff were really helpful, our space was a bigger and brighter, they don’t have the television on, and the food amazing. So we are going to switch from their sister pub, Paternoster. There is an underground car park opposite, and it’s 4 minutes from Old Street tube, 6 minutes from Moorgate, and a bit further from Liverpool Street. We will put the details of transport and details up on this site (See Club – Events).
We are highly encouraged by this news as we need help for our project to enable disabled people who are unable to masturbate to pleasure themselves whenever they like, for example in the middle of the night, without assistance. We are hoping this relationship will work out and our project will succeed..
A new member who is blind, isolated but keen to help has joined up, and will be helping up publicise our club in the Australian press and amongst the various political groups. This will bring a new dynamic into our clubhouse.
The London lunch on the 15th November will be a celebration of our 35 years of success and both old and new members are welcome to attend.1.30 to 5.30 at Finch’s near Moorgate station, Veronica the Manager previously worked at the paternoster and knows the outsiders. Directions from Moorgate and Old Street Station and Local bus routes are below:
General Manager Veronika Gormley Mostkova
FINCH’S 12A Finsbury Square London EC2A 1AN 020 7588331 E:email@example.com
This lovely pub is wheelchair accessible and sells reasonably priced delicious food.
Founder of Outsiders, Dr Tuppy Owens (pictured below), has written a book “Supporting Disabled People with their Sexual Lives — a clear guide for health and social care professionals, which talks about Outsiders and all our work,with many quotes from members and colleagues. Publication date: 19th November.