Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by Suzanne » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:58 pm

So....

Are there any details that might be helpful for a tourist such as I?

I am trying to make it.
Hotel suggestion?

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by stuartryder » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:11 am

You can room at mine if need be :) stuart

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by David » Sat May 07, 2016 6:59 pm

Nothing planned yet, Suzanne, except just being there. Hope you make it.

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by stuartryder » Mon May 09, 2016 10:54 pm

http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/

Just a possible activities for some visiting peeps...

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by Ros » Tue May 10, 2016 7:50 am

Thanks, Stuart, will look into that.

We should get stuff planned. Anyone know Manchester?
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Post by Pauline » Tue May 10, 2016 6:02 pm

I don't know Manchester at all. Never been.
However, a workmate of mine has friends in Manchester and is visiting them shortly.
I've asked her to ask her pals if they could recommend a suitable venue.
I've told her what we need/ would like based on last years meet up.
I've also asked for recommendations of reasonable Hotel/ B & B close to venue.
Once I hear back from them I will check them out.

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by k-j » Tue May 10, 2016 7:10 pm

stuartryder wrote:http://www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk/

Just a possible activities for some visiting peeps...

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by Suzanne » Thu May 12, 2016 6:47 am

Thanks for the offer, Stuart, lol. Very hospitable of you.

Looks like I am coming

I'm thinking I should write a poem or two before I book my ticket, just to make sure I still can. Life has certainly gotten in the way this year.

My great grandfather, Charles Kemp, was from Manchester. Maybe I'll find cousins.

Anticipating flying in on Friday and meeting you all at a wonderful pub. :-)

Now, to write that poem.....

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by k-j » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:17 pm

Any updates to the below? Suzanne are you in? Would anyone care to volunteer to arrange a back-room in a pub for us on the Saturday night?

I'll be booking an airbnb now that the pound has collapsed. I'm open to sharing (a property, not a room) if anyone else is so inclined. PM me if so. Larger places tend to be cheaper per person.
Ros wrote:Excellent.

The weekend of 15th October in Manchester.

So far I believe we have:

Ian
Ros
David
Kieran
Peter
Pauline
Stuart
Vincent?
Jackie?

Anyone else? Everyone is very welcome. It was lovely meeting people last year - everyone was exactly like and completely unlike how you imagine them to be.
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by bodkin » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:31 pm

Ros and I have a week's 'staycation' coming up the first week in august, we'll get over there and see if we can arrange something...
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Post by k-j » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:01 am

Excellent, a personal recce is what's required.
bodkin wrote:Ros and I have a week's 'staycation' coming up the first week in august, we'll get over there and see if we can arrange something...
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Post by David » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:59 pm

k-j wrote:Excellent, a personal recce is what's required.
bodkin wrote:Ros and I have a week's 'staycation' coming up the first week in august, we'll get over there and see if we can arrange something...
Indeed. Badcoes on the ground. That should do it.

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by bodkin » Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:30 pm

So... If we are to book a room, we need a clear idea of the numbers. There's a list above, with (I think) seven definites and two maybes... Are the definites still definite? Are the maybes any more probable? Is there anybody else?

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by Suzanne » Sat Jul 23, 2016 6:17 am

Hi.

I was a definite but have become a no. :-( . I have been dragging my feet to say it aloud. I am sorry but I can not make it as I wished.

Warmly,
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Post by bodkin » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:35 am

So we're down to 6? I begin to wonder whether that is enough to make it work? Anybody else definitely still coming?

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by k-j » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:06 pm

I am, and I'm not bothered how few or many show up (sorry not to see Suzanne though). Maybe if we get less than six though we shouldn't bother with a room but just find a nook somewhere.
bodkin wrote:So we're down to 6? I begin to wonder whether that is enough to make it work? Anybody else definitely still coming?

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by Ros » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:26 pm

Not sure we could justify hiring a room for less than 8 or 10, but we could meet on the Sat (poss go round MOSI together, or some art gallery or something?) and then adjourn for a meal together, possibly fit some readings in at some point.

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by David » Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:51 pm

k-j wrote:I am, and I'm not bothered how few or many show up (sorry not to see Suzanne though).
Me too, on all counts. Still hoping to entice Vanessa along as well, but we shall see.

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by bodkin » Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:46 pm

OK, so if all we need is a rendezvous (say MOSI), a way of identifying each other (say a lapel pin in the shape of Emily Dickinson), and a restaurant, then that shouldn't be too hard...
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by ray miller » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:30 am

I might be coming, but I'm not definite. I shan't be walking around an art gallery, though. I'd sooner watch paint dry. What's MOSI?
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Post by Ros » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:10 pm

ray miller wrote:I might be coming, but I'm not definite. I shan't be walking around an art gallery, though. I'd sooner watch paint dry. What's MOSI?
If we pick a modern art gallery, you probably can watch the paint dry.
MOSI is the museum of science and industry - they have a big working cotton loom (if I recall correctly) plus lots of industrial stuff. Is that more to your taste?

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Post by k-j » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:54 pm

Ros wrote:
ray miller wrote:I might be coming, but I'm not definite. I shan't be walking around an art gallery, though. I'd sooner watch paint dry. What's MOSI?
If we pick a modern art gallery, you probably can watch the paint dry.
MOSI is the museum of science and industry - they have a big working cotton loom (if I recall correctly) plus lots of industrial stuff. Is that more to your taste?

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by Suzanne » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:01 pm

Lol.

I am pretty darn sorry to miss out on any of the mentioned combinations.

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Post by ray miller » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:30 pm

Ros wrote:
ray miller wrote:I might be coming, but I'm not definite. I shan't be walking around an art gallery, though. I'd sooner watch paint dry. What's MOSI?
If we pick a modern art gallery, you probably can watch the paint dry.
MOSI is the museum of science and industry - they have a big working cotton loom (if I recall correctly) plus lots of industrial stuff. Is that more to your taste?

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Post by Ros » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:30 pm

OK, you cheery lot, what would be your activity of choice in a city centre? I'm assuming you'd rather not be in a city centre, but we're a bit stuck with that.

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