Inevitably, the folding appetites of many people are not whetted entirely by two conventions a year, so the BOS organises local meetings, generally once a month. These meetings are mostly informal with about a dozen people attending on average.

The idea is to bring along any new (or old!) books you have found, any folds you are struggling with, any origami memorabilia and show them to other local members.

Folds are taught, stories exchanged and a good time is had by all. If you’d like to come along, just give the organiser a ring to check all is “as advertised” and off you go!

There are still large areas of Britain not  covered by mini-meetings – if you are in an “origami oasis”, please contact Nick Robinson so we can help you set meetings up, or to add details of your meetings to this page! Specific meeting dates may well be on our events listing. If you want more company, try one of our conventions!

*** Please note that during the coronavirus pandemic many mini-meeting groups are still continuing online. Our list below has been updated to reflect this, but please contact the organiser to check details.

Online meetings at present. Last Sunday of each month. Contact Ed Holmes. General inquiries – call David Venables on 01564-824255

Brighton & Hove
Online meetings at present. Second Sunday afternoon of the month. Contact Louise Mabbs on 01273 732512

Online meetings at present. Meetings usually on the 1st Saturday of the month. Contact Tony O’Hare on 0117 9446106 or 07766761251.

Bury St Edmunds
Every third Sunday. Upstairs room of Oakes Barn. 3pm to 5pm. Contact Fraser Macmillen

Tom Arnold is starting meetings in the Gloucester area – contact him on 01452 534150 for more details.

Online meetings at present. See the London Origami pages for details. London Origami have produced an online meeting guide, available from the home page of the London website. We have also produced a Jitsi meeting software guide. Contact: Sharon Turvey. (updated May 2020)

Online meetings. Once a month. Contact James Simon

Email O: Once a month. A collection of diagrams and YouTube videos, sent to Manchester folders. Contact Dave Tittle

North East
Usually on Sunday. Details from James Dobson 01661 833895.

East Midlands mini-meetings. Contact Toni Lachetta 0115 926 1578 for further information.

Oxford: Meets 7pm every Monday during term time at Brasenose College. Contact Dominic Clark:

Last Sunday of odd months (Jan, Mar, May, etc.) For more details check or contact Dennis Walker on 01383 880193.

Online meetings at present. Every month, usually on a Sunday, held at either Nick’s or Thea’s. Contact Nick Robinson for more info or to add details of your meetings to this page.

Online meetings at present. Dave Raynor is running meetings in Slough, normally on the last Saturday of the month. Call or text him on mobile 0791 920 5671 or email him on the link above for further information.