Following a review of the expressions of interest to host WPUK Unconference ???? UK 2015 number 2 (working title), which was scheduled to take place on the weekend of 25-26 July 2015, the event has been cancelled.
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4 March 2015 at 1607 by Comments (1)|
The day started with Huw Stephens spinning the disks.
Then followed the experimental folk sounds of Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog who sing mainly in Welsh.
Poet, author, playwright, actor and TV presenter (phew!) Owen Sheers then recited poems concerning the experiences of wounded soldiers.
Teleman, who where suprisingly heavy at points, concluded the event in fine style.
On my way back to Camden Town, I popped into the Dublin Castle for a final pint, and in the backroom found a group from the Hwyl – the dancing continued until 0200!
24 February 2015 at 1356 by Comments (4)|
You are invited to propose a venue to accommodate WPUK Unconference ???? UK 2015 number 2 (working title), the follow-up to WordCamp Birmingham UK 2015.
The event is scheduled to take place on the weekend of 25-26 July 2015.
It’s planned to apply for WordCamp status for the event when the full planning team has been put in place.
Full details are on the event venue requirements page.
12 February 2015 at 1730 by Comments (1)|
WordCamp Birmingham UK 2015 took place on the weekend of 7-8 February 2015.
As coordinator of WPUK, which produced this event, I would like to thank all of those involved:
- All attendess, who ensured there was plenty of feedback and contributions over the weekend
- The speakers, who shared their knowledge through a wide range of talks and workshops
- The Studio Birmingham, who provided an excellent and modern venue
- The Birmingham local WordPress group, particularly Jonny Albut, Kirsty Burgoine, Rachel McCollin and Pauline Roche who worked closely behind the scenes with the WPUK Core Group
- The sponsors, without which the event would not have been possible
There will be an announcement shortly concerning the follow up event, which is likely to be held during July 2015.
29 December 2014 at 1528 by Comments (2)|
WordCamp Birmingham UK 2015 takes place on the weekend of 7-8 February 2015 at The Studio in central Birmingham, and is the follow up to WordCamp Bournemouth UK 2014.
£15 discount early bird tickets for the event are now available – the price increases to £25 at midday on Sunday 11 January 2015.
Microsponsor tickets are available – these are intended for individuals and small enterprises.
Sponsorship for companies and organisations is also available.
The weekend is produced by WPUK.
31 August 2014 at 2206 by Comments (1)|
We therefore got to the site on the evening of Monday 11 August 2014 and erected our tents using our extensively rehearsed procedure (?).
Before the festival started proper, we spent plenty of time exploring the local (repositioned) Settler’s Bar (formerly the Holiday Inn), the settler’s late night bonfire and the local town of Crickhowell, particularly the magnificent Bridge End Inn beer garden overlooking the River Usk.
At the start of the actual festival on the evening of Thursday 14 August. we saw the rousing Waterboys on the Far Out Stage, followed by visiting the first night of the Green Man Bonfire.
The Friday was spent mainly at the second Green Man Beer and Cider Festival in the gothic Courtyard, followed by our first late night visit to the Far Out After Dark and Chai Wallahs dance areas, along with a second visit to the Green Man Bonfire.
On Saturday afternoon we heard a fascinating interview with Peter Howell of the Radiophonic Workshop. Later we saw the fantastic The War on Drugs and the semi-legendary Mercury Rev on the Mountain Stage, followed by a second visit to the Far Out After Dark and Chai Wallahs dance areas combined with our third Green Man Bonfire.
On Sunday we attended an amusing interview with Gruff Rhys on the making of his last album. Later on the Mountain Stage we experienced the heavier-than-expected Anna Calvi, the laid back Bill Callahan and the crystal sounds of First Aid Kit. We then went to the Far Out Stage to witness Kurt Vile and the Violators, who, surprisingly to me, looked like Status Quo roadies! The night inevitably concluded with the Far Out After Dark and Chai Wallahs dance areas along with our final Green Man Bonfire.
The next day was mainly spent de-rigging our tents and moving Christina’s bag, which had mysteriously quadrupled it’s weight! Moving the centre of operations to the Bridge End Inn beer garden, we discussed our next move. Des then decided to return home, and after further in depth discussion, we decided to move to The Old Rectory Hotel for one night of luxury.
The next day, following an impromptu day long review of the national press in the hotel reception, we then moved to the Park Farm Camp Site, and re-rigged our tents.
The next day we discovered the reason for Christina’s baggage weight increase – some of the clothes were wet! Following the use of the site clothes drier, we took the fifteen minute walk into Crickhowell to stock up on supplies and visit some of the local hostelries.
We spent the rest of week visiting the local area, and checking the local supplies of ale and cider, before finally returning to reality on the afternoon of Friday 22 August 2014.
All in all, an excellent two weeks – roll on Green Man 2015!
17 July 2014 at 1436 by Comments (14)|
WordCamp Bournemouth UK 2014 took place on the sun drenched weekend of 12-13 July 2014.
As coordinator of WPUK, who produced this event, I would like to thank all of those involved:
- All of those who attended, who ensured the weekend was lively and engaging
- The speakers, who gave a wide-ranging and stimulating range of sessions
- Bournemouth University – the Executive Business Centre was an ideal and modern venue
- The WPUK Core Group, who with Alison Boyle, worked behind the scenes to ensure a smooth running weekend
As I said during at the end of the event, we are planning to move to a six month event cycle in the future – with Birmingham, the close runner up to Bournemouth in the venue selection ballot, planned to take place in the first quarter of 2015.
15 June 2014 at 2206 by Comments (2)|
There’s now only four weeks left to get your tickets for WordCamp Bournemouth UK 2014.
The two day event will be held at Bournemouth University on the weekend of 12-13 July 2014, and you can still propose presentations for the running order.
Sponsorship options are open for individuals, companies and organisations.
The WordCamp Bournemouth UK 2014 logo is by Jonathan Harris.
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