[Talk-GB] London venues

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Thu Mar 14 10:08:08 UTC 2019


Geovation is on Goswell Road now, not far from the old address:

https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3527722639

Tom

On 14/03/2019 10:02, SK53 wrote:
> I don't think Geovation are at 1 Seckford Street anymore (Future Cities 
> Catapult have taken over IIRC), which is a shame as Seckford Street is a 
> really nice venue. It' still available for events, but I suspect with 
> substantial costs. I don't think Geovation have moved very far away.
> 
> I suspect Andy is right & tech spaces are the best bet. There may be a 
> few churches/community centres in Central London who regularly rent 
> rooms at (for London) modest prices: for instance, Westminster Friends 
> Meeting House, but availability for a Saturday is likely t constrained. 
> Many of these places now pretty much fund themselves by using heavily 
> promoting their facilities for commercial events (Friends House on 
> Euston Road charges around £500 for a room on a Saturday).
> 
> Universities are another possibility but, even with a staff member as 
> advocate, societies I've been involved in have found the bureaucracy 
> involved far too unwieldy. Places like UCL which were relatively lax 
> have had to tighten up a lot after it was found an (honorary) academic 
> was hosting eugenics advocacy events.
> 
> Jerry
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 at 09:16, Jez Nicholson <jez.nicholson at gmail.com 
> <mailto:jez.nicholson at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Bury the hatchet with an old rival at the Geovation Centre?
> 
>     On Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 11:29 PM Andy Mabbett
>     <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk <mailto:andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>> wrote:
> 
>         On Wed, 13 Mar 2019 at 23:14, Rob Nickerson
>         <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com <mailto:rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com>>
>         wrote:
> 
>          > For the next OSM UK annual general meeting we thought we
>         would try
>          > London as a possible location. Does anyone know of good (and
>         cheap)
>          > venues that we can use?
> 
>         Newspeak House:
> 
>         https://www.nwspk.com/
> 
>         Let me know if you'd like an introduction to the founder./ manager.
> 
>         Alternatively, you might ask one of the tech co.s in London (Google,
>         Microsoft) to sponsor-in-kind by prviding a room.
> 
>         -- 
>         Andy Mabbett
>         @pigsonthewing
>         http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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