Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

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Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Ros » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:37 pm

How about Manchester? Closer than London for our northern contingent, and has an international airport for those keen to come from further away?

I wondered about us meeting for more of the day, perhaps going to one of the museums (eg MOSI, free and interesting) or galleries or somewhere, and then a meal and a reading in the evening as before. Anyone interested? Or have alternative ideas?

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby David » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:03 pm

After the rip-roaring success of this year's event - I admit I only turned up at the tail-end of the first night's festivities, but it was my birthday - I would definitely be interested in repeating this. Don't know Manchester very well, though, and it doesn't seem to set the juices flowing for now. Still, can't think of anything better for the moment. I'll try though.

I'm sure Seth suggested Mull. That's magnificently impractical, but I'd make the effort for that. Bunessan Bakehouse here we come!
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Ros » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:05 pm

Edinburgh?
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby David » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:10 pm

Ros wrote:Edinburgh?

Ooh. I like the sound of that! But I mustn't monopolise the discussions. Come all ye.

(I have others. York. Dublin. Somewhere nice in the Cotswolds. There are many!)
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Antcliff » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:58 pm

My order of preference for the mentioned possibilities

1. Mull......................huzzah!
2. Edinburgh
3. Manchester


However, I realise Mull may not be a good option for those living in the Deep South. (I couldn't get back by train in one day from Doncaster.) However Edinburgh may well be great. The old LNER service up from London is as swift as any service in the country and very easy. So I vote for Edinburgh.

York = possible, yes.
Dublin..really?

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Suzanne » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:44 am

Count me in!

Manchester or Edinburgh both sound good. Skipping London is alright with me, for sure.
My great grandfather is from Chester.


Yep. I would do my best to be there.
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Antcliff » Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:38 pm

My great grandfather is from Chester.


I have ancestors from the Chester area.
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby k-j » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:31 am

Knowing Manchester (and its international airport, nudge nudge) passably, it gets my vote. Edinburgh (or other UK regional airport) is OK too as I can always fly through London. Mull would be a bit trickier. York, kind of a hassle. The Cotswolds, like York but has potential for Spinal Tap-esque goings-on. Dublin is currently showing a nice low price with Aer Lingus and I've never visited.

I must admit I was hoping for Helsinki. Or Iceland.
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Ros » Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:40 am

k-j wrote:
I must admit I was hoping for Helsinki. Or Iceland.


Yes, that would be fun. I was thinking of people's bank balances.

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Suzanne » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:35 pm

Manchester above Edinburgh.


Helsinki 2017 sounds great.
It is a fantastic city.

I would tourguide/hostess a dream weekend for you all. Promise.



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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Suzanne » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:38 pm

Ros... When do you see it happening?
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Arian » Fri Jul 31, 2015 6:47 pm

My choice wold be, in order of preference:

1. Berkhamsted. The Old Mill. 0.25 miles from me. Failing that..
2. Manchester. Fine with me. Long time since I've been.
3. Edinburgh. Not keen. I'd feel obliged to visit all my rellies. I have about 46 there.
4. Helsinki - now there's an idea! Have to be in the Summer, though, so the temperature's above zero.

Good to do it again.

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby David » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:00 pm

k-j wrote:Spinal Tap-esque goings-on

That's settled then. The Cotswolds it is.
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby BenJohnson » Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:28 pm

Having been favourably impressed by Manchester on my last visit I would be happy to go there. The Poets and Players events are always good if there is a chance to combine events. Edinburgh would also rank highly for me.
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby stuartryder » Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:47 pm

Ros wrote:How about Manchester? Closer than London for our northern contingent, and has an international airport for those keen to come from further away?

I wondered about us meeting for more of the day, perhaps going to one of the museums (eg MOSI, free and interesting) or galleries or somewhere, and then a meal and a reading in the evening as before. Anyone interested? Or have alternative ideas?

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Manchester worketh for me - I'm only 15 miles away!

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Suzanne » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:12 am

Manchester weekend in april?
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Antcliff » Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:02 pm

Can't commit at the mo.
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Ros » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:18 pm

Do you know when you might be able to, Seth?

The easiest default seems to be Manchester in the Spring. Does Manchester have Spring? We could organise something more exotic for the year after.

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby k-j » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:22 pm

Had a busy summer hence my absence from the forum.

Manchester's all right with me. I can commit to any date as long as it's a few months in advance.
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby David » Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:38 am

I can do Manchester, I think, but (of course) you never know. I certainly like the idea of it.
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby David » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:22 pm

Incidentally, if anybody relatively new - or relatively old, but shy - was wondering about turning up for this, then please do. We've only done it once before, it was great fun, and it's by no means a closed shop. The more the merrier. Until we get to the point where we have to start booking arenas.

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby Jackie » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:24 pm

Incidentally, if anybody relatively new - or relatively old, but shy - was wondering about turning up for this, then please do.

Thanks for including that, David. I've had a pretty hec-tific year, but who knows what may happen in the one to come. Definitely looking to reestablish connection with PG.

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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby David » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:20 pm

I'm glad you refloated that comment, Jackie. I repeat it. It would be good to see some new faces in among the old. And boy are they old. Mine especially.
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Re: Poets' Graves meet-up 2016

Postby k-j » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:08 pm

Does anyone have any objections to the weekend of March 5th/6th? That would allow me to fly a satisfying triangle instead of two inefficient out-and-backs.

Weekend of March 19/20 would also work.
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