The very well attended Ubuntu 13.04 London Release Party on 25 April 2013, at The Old Thameside Inn, gave an excellent view across the river of what appears to be an ongoing competition to build the most ridiculously shaped building in the City.
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The Television Centre BBC Club bar closed its doors for the last time on Thursday 28 March 2013.
The next day I thought I’d do a bit of research on the history of the bar.
Amazingly, a quick visit to Google revealed there was no text on the history of the bar (there isn’t even a Wikipedia page!) and only one historical picture I could find (the one above, which is from bbc.co.uk!)
I’m therefore in the process of pulling together a short history of the TC Club bar.
This will not be five volume book set (!), but a (probably fairly long) post on this site.
If anyone has any pictures, facts, stories, memories, etc relating to the history of the TC Club bar, I’d be grateful if you could drop me a line with the subject line ‘A short history of the TC Club bar’.
At the moment there’s also a lively discussion on this subject on Facebook, if you’re that way inclined.
26 March 2013 at 2146 by Comments|
I was passing through the Television Centre BBC Club bar on the evening of Saturday 23 March 2013 (as you do), and the next thing I knew, I was ‘accidentally’ attending the last TV News party at TC (at least as far as I know).
Quite a number of those at the do I had first met at Lime Grove Studios in the 1980s, when it was first the Topical Production Centre, and afterwards the Current Affairs Production Centre.
The party was formally being held because of a number of staff leaving Television News, but it turned into a opportunity to meet up with colleagues from the past and present.
A great night, and thanks to the organisers for making it happen!
26 March 2013 at 2055 by Comments|
I was at the last Friday night at the Television Centre BBC Club bar on 22 March 2013.
The bar was full to a level I’ve rarely seen in recent years. The evening was great fun but was obviously mixed with an element of sadness.
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A great time was had by all at the Television Centre Staff Event on Thursday 21 March 2013!
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It was the usual surprising, inspiring, bustling, informative, argumentative and lively mix built on Open Space principles.
Amongst the sessions I took part in where:
Afterwards, the world was fully put to rights at the post events drinks in Doggetts.
2 March 2013 at 1301 by Comments|
Plenty of equipment to see in the exhibition, but I did notice a number of the larger company stands weren’t quite of the size as previous years.
It was interesting to note the increased number of small UAVs on display at the show, all various forms of remotely controlled helicopter used for mounting camera and sound equipment.
At the end of the afternoon I caught Orange Coconut‘s Gary Hewson giving a presentation on understanding codec compatibility: making the right choice for editing and delivery.
After the exhibition I went to the BECTU BVE 2013 social, jointly organised by the union’s Young Members Forum and London Production Division, during which plenty of ale and other beverages where consumed in a networking environment (full disclosure: I was involved in organising the social!).
23 February 2013 at 1218 by Comments|
Two presentations were made at the meeting:
Salutations to WordPress.com for sponsoring the drinks and pizza.
Afterwards it was beers at the nearby Masque Haunt.
If you’re not based in London, see if there’s a WordPress local group near you on the WPUK wiki.