Aussie ‘Erotics’ to meet in Piccadilly Circus
Since 1935 South Australians have been meeting at the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus at 12 noon on 1 October every year.
SINCE 1935 South Australians have been meeting at the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus at 12 noon on 1 October every year. Once there, the attendees then have the chance to sign the Eros Club book, making them life members of the Eros Club and formally known as ‘Erotics’. They are then eligible to attend annual Eros Club events held in Adelaide.
The Eros Club originated when several young South Australians travelling to Europe in 1935 agreed to meet up in London on 1 October at noon. None of them had been to London before but one had heard of the statue of Eros in a central part of London, so they decided to meet there. It was during this first meet-up that they thought to form a Club and to make the meetings annual. They also decided that anyone who turned up at Eros at noon on 1 October would automatically become a member.
The first meeting was attended by 12 people. Since then numbers have varied from none and one during WWII to about 240.
After meeting up in the heart of Piccadily Circus, the group usually moves to a pre-arranged venue for lunch and drinks. Since 1965 these arrangements have been made by the Office of the Agent General for South Australia and have recently involved refreshments including Cooper’s beers, South Australian wines and Vili’s pies.
If you would like more information on this event, please contact Libby Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Facebook.com/pages/The-Eros-Club/189737097750586?sk=info