I went to the London Drinker Festival 2012

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I went to the London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival 2012 at the Camden Centre yesterday evening.

Here’s the beers I sampled, along with marks out of ten and a brief comment:

I went to WordPress London 10

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I went to the tenth meeting of the WordPress London local group on 1 March 2012.

The main talks were:

Afterwards it was beer at the Sutton Arms.

Another interesting and illuminating group meeting.

WordPress London meets on a monthly basis – many thanks to the organisers Keith, Chris and Emily.

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

Confirmed: WordCamp Edinburgh UK 2012

WordCamp Edinburgh UK 2012 will take place on the weekend of 14-15 July 2012 at the Surgeons’ Hall in Edinburgh.

The confirmation of the successor to WordCamp Portsmouth UK 2011 follows WordCamp Central processing and venue booking.

This year’s WordCamp venue was proposed by Taryn Wallis and Martin Young, who, along with the Core Group, will be involved in organising this year’s event.

The event website is at the early stages of development by Jonny Albutt and Jonathan Harris – whilst this work is being undertaken go to the planning wiki for
more details.

The Core Group are now seeking sponsors for the event, if you’re interested contact me.

Those who have already expressed an interest in sponsorship will be
contacted shortly.

Microsponsorship by individuals, as last year for Portsmouth, will be
available when tickets go on sale at a date to be announced in due

To keep up to date with developments subscribe to the WPUK mailing list.

What is WPUK? WordCamp UK has recently been renamed to WPUK in recognition of the wider range of activities undertaken by the group.

Snow in Acton

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Snow in Acton at 2238 on 9 February 2012.

I went to the Gil Scott-Heron celebration

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On 19 January 2012 I attended, along with Christina, a celebration of Gil Scott-Heron’s life held at The Grand in Clapham Junction.

This great event, connected with the launch of Gil Scott-Heron’s posthumous memoir The Last Holiday, included tributes by Glen “Astro” Turner, Salena Godden, Kate Tempest, Ben Mellor and Gilles Peterson.

Pictured above is the final curtain call of participants.

Christmas lights in Stalybridge 2011

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Stalybridge Christmas lights 2011.

Christmas lights in Deansgate 2011

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Deansgate Christmas lights 2011.

Christmas lights in Ealing 2011

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Ealing Christmas lights 2011.