Holy moley itís July. Where does the time go!? How come itís still raining? Why are our veins blue, but blood coloured red? Mysterious questions... the answers to none of which lie within this month's news!

Get Involved with VILLAGE...

Our Diversity Survey has shown that a lot of you involved with Village and our events want to do more for the community we're created.

Over 13,000 people are reading this and we'd like one of you who knows a thing or two about web developing, design and programming to get in touch and join the team. There are exciting plans afoot! If you'd like to help then please click here for more information.


KENSINGTON ROOF GARDENS - TERRENCE HIGGINS TRUST AND HARVEY NICHOLS JOINS THE PARTY

After months of blood, sweat and manly tears and several weeks of shameless plugging, our Rooftop Birthday Party is now 6 weeks away. We're teaming up with the THT to run a raffle on the night just for them, with prizes kindly donated by Harvey Nichols and the promise of a mystery celebrity guest. Tickets are selling faster than a runaway hessian mat on a well greased helter skelter, so if youíre coming along and donít want to be left at Sadface Station, get your tickets here.


VD Goes National... Manchester Launch!

Before you call the NHS emergency helpline, listen up. We're delighted to announce that Village is launching a regular monthly drinks event in Manchester on the 13 Aug. This means our network is now up and running in 3 Major Cities - including London and Brighton. Village member, Justin Moore, will be taking the reigns! Thanks Justin! :-)

Click here for details of the Manchester event.

Our members come from a diverse range of industries and backgrounds which makes networking interesting and stimulating. We very proud to be part of a network that is attitude-free and free to join.

What we started, Village members maintain and support - a unique place for gay professionals to enjoy. We have plans to further expand our network and offer throughout the year, in other countries too.

So if you'd like to get involved, please get in touch! Remember we all have full-time jobs and participation is voluntary (but great fun!)



458 THANK YOUs!

A massive 'ta very much' to the 400 or so members who came to our London June Drinks. Take a look at the pics, here. And if you missed this one, make sure you make it along to our Summer Party this month at the Light Bar E1.


MAN WINS HOLIDAY

Our playing card networking competition at Strawberry Moons was a great success.

Congratulations to Justin Reid from London, who wins a fabulous free trip for 2 people to Brussels, including Eurostar tickets and hotel accommodation, courtesy of Turn Left City Guides.

Our runner-up, JP Franco, wins a bottle of bubbly on us!


BEN BRADSHAW DROPS IN @ SOHO HOUSE - 21 JULY

With so much happening in the world of politics, we invite you to join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening at Soho House, where openly gay MP and new Cabinet Minister, Ben Bradshaw, will talk to us about his life, career and expectations for developments in British Politics. Not to be missed! Reserve your place, here.


Professional Dating Ė 22nd July

Weíd like to tell you a bit about a night of speed dating we have planned for later this month.

Itís open to 50 guys who are receptive to the idea of meeting someone jolly. Pretentious, elitist, emotional feckwits need not apply!

To reserve your place, please click here.


AND THE PEOPLE MARCHEDÖ

Last weekend was, of course, Pride weekend. We hope everyone had a marvellous time.

Village marched all the way with the Interbank Forum and Merrill Lynch Bank of America, the proud sponsors of our Summer Party this month! Send us your Pride photos and we'll get them up on the website.


AND FINALLY... TUES 28TH JULY!

VILLAGE DOES "CITY DRINKS" - OUTDOOR SUMMER PARTY AT THE LIGHT BAR, E1

For our Summer Drinks Party this year, Village is taking over a famous London landmark - The Light Bar, E1! This really is an incredible venue; former Electric Light Station for GER, The Light Bar is a first-rate blend of nightclub, bar and restaurant situated between the City financial district and trendy Shoreditch.

With an incredible 600 capacity, the whole venue, the roof terrace and outdoor courtyard will be ours for the entire night! Guest-list yourself here.


That's it for now. From everyone at Village, have a great month. And if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Best wishes,

Everyone at Village :-)
(Known by the company we keep)


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