I went on the London May Day March 2012

Picture of BECTU at May Day 2012

Yesterday I went on the May Day March from Clarkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square, accompanied by fellow BECTU members and the union banner.

Picture of May Day 2012 at Trafalgar Square

Pictured above was the scene in Trafalgar Square at the conclusion of the march.

I went to the 10th Big Data London Meetup

Picture of 10th Big Data London Meetup

I went to a most interesting meeting of the Big Data London group, at the new Google Campus, on 23 April 2012.

The sessions covered:

Big data is obviously a big subject! This was the first time I’ve attended this group, and intend to go to further meetings to explore this fascinating subject.

Elbow beer

I had my first couple of pints of Elbow‘s build a rocket boys! draught beer on Saturday (28 April 2012) at the Falcon in Clapham.

The bitter, brewed by Robinsons, proved to be a most excellent quaffable brew.

A nice touch was a CD being used as the basis of the beer pump clip.

Is this the first time a band have had a bitter specifically brewed for them?

To make things even better their website is powered by WordPress!

Plus a significant percentage of all profits raised by the sale of the beer will go to the Oxfam Famine Appeal.

Brilliant!

Stairway to Heaven in Leicester Square tube

Picture of Lost Gravity musician

Seen playing Led Zepplin‘s Stairway to Heaven in Lecester Sqaure tube station last night (28 April 2012) is a member (sorry, can’t remember your name!) of Lost Gravity.

Hammersmith buildings

Picture of buildings in Hammersmith

Behind the Lyric, just off King Street in Hammersmith W6 at 1852 on 21 April 2012.

I went to Record Store Day 2012

Picture of Rough Trade East

I went to Record Store Day at Rough Trade East, just off Brick Lane E1, yesterday.

Picture of Little Boots

Amongst the live acts performing in the store was Little Boots (pictured), who played a great short set comprising of new songs mixed with some old favourites.

I went to WordPress London 11

Picture of WordPress London badge

I went to meeting number eleven of the WordPress London local group on 19 April 2012.

Areas covered were:

Afterwards it was (inevitably) beer at the Sutton Arms.

WordPress London meets on a monthly basis – many thanks to Keith for organising the gathering.

If you’re not based in London, see if there’s a WordPress local group near you on the WPUK wiki.