January 12, 2007

the london culturally-deprived geek day out: sunday 21st january

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Having spent most of the last few years in front of a computer screen, immersed in a tangled web of blogging, business and cartooning, I'm starting to feel a bit deprived of culture. And I'm sure a lot of techie/geek/entrepreneurs types out there feel the same.

It's been ages since I went to an art museum. Months and months. I think it's time I went and visited one, here in London. Not only that, I think it would be more fun if I brought along some fellow cuturally-deprived techie/geek/entrepreneurs types along with me. We could all use a dose etc.

So all you geeks out there, feel free to join me. I'm planning on going Sunday, the 21st of January. Let's meet somewhere for lunch at noon, check out a museum [my vote would be for the Tate Modern], then maybe go grab a beer afterwards. Drop me an e-mail if you fancy coming, also please add your name to the wilki. It should be fun!

One stipulation: Taking a page out of the London Girl Geeks' book, I find this kind of event is always far more jolly if there's a good balance of men and women. So the rule is: Everybody who attends must bring along another person of the opposite sex. Easy.

If enough people turn up maybe we can turn this into a regular event...

Posted by hugh macleod at January 12, 2007 11:49 AM | TrackBack
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Deffo do the Tate Modern - very cool. And talking of geeky get togethers, have you considered dropping along to Russell's coffee mornings? I go when I'm in London and times coincide.

Posted by: Graham at January 12, 2007 2:30 PM

Sounds great, I'll be in the capital for one of my rare 'weekend in London' modes and I'd love to meet up with geeks and bloggers, not least to bounce ideas off them about the non-geek marketing managers I recently persuaded to think about business blogs.

The only trouble is, the problem of finding someone to bring (of the opposite-sex) who'd stay awake when the conversation strayed to geek stuff and blogging...

Posted by: Andrew Denny at January 12, 2007 4:42 PM

Really cool!
=)

Posted by: Poher at January 12, 2007 4:47 PM

Nice! Tate Modern definitely gets my vote. How about another stipulation...any guy that brings a woman friend must bring an overachieving, hell bent on changing the world, and thoroughly intimidating woman friend. And the reverse for the women who come along. Why? Because I said so ;)

Posted by: Fredd Kambo at January 12, 2007 4:49 PM

Sunday afternoons are reserved for feet up catching up with EastEnders - now *that's* culture

Posted by: Dennis Howlett at January 12, 2007 5:08 PM


If you fancy something a bit different, then that's the weekend of the London Art Fair in Islington - which is where I'll be (just window shopping sadly).

L

Posted by: lydia at January 12, 2007 7:34 PM

I like your plan... if I was in London (or indeed England at all) I'd totally be in. Have fun! Blog about the exhibits?

Posted by: Kat. at January 12, 2007 8:03 PM

I'm up for it but the Tate is absolutely mobbed on Sundays.

Posted by: John Dodds at January 12, 2007 8:23 PM

mars needs women!

Posted by: julien at January 13, 2007 11:36 PM

If you ever make it to Kansas City, I'll take you to the Nelson-Atkins, and we'll loll amoung the Moores - LOL

You can also see the giant shuttlecock.

http://www.nelson-atkins.org/

Posted by: Marti at January 13, 2007 11:37 PM

Wish I could join! I haven't visited the Tate for a couple years now.

Posted by: ariel at January 14, 2007 2:59 AM

agh! why don't i live in the UK?!

Posted by: warm fuzzies at January 14, 2007 5:25 AM

ohh jolly ! - what a good idea for geek get togethers !... I might do a danish one *s* - heck, I will.. =)

Posted by: henriette weber andersen at January 14, 2007 1:59 PM

Rock on, Henriette.... good luck with yours =)

Posted by: hugh macleod at January 14, 2007 4:52 PM

Great idea, Hugh. Looking forward to it. Tate Modern will be crowded but fun. Suggest Borough Market for pubs/restaurants. Great spot on Sundays and close to the museum.

Posted by: George Nimeh at January 15, 2007 4:24 AM