At first NOGSOG had a varied programme of events, alternating coffee and chat meetings in one of the rooms at 31a Mansfield Road with other things such as film evenings, board game evenings etc at members' own homes.
In the late 1980s NOGSOG went into a slow decline and finished up with a very small number of the same people meeting in a very small room at 31a each week. When the inevitable happened and NOGSOG snuffed it, some people on Switchboard tried to start another non-scene social group because there was certainly a need for such a group. The first attempt was the short-lived Icebreakers group. This was followed by a joint effort between the GAI Project and Switchboard which gave birth to Breakout. Breakout is still running successfully and what it does can be explored via its website - click HERE to see.