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Manlug are participating in a joint meeting with Manchester Free Software as below:
Software Freedom Day 2013 in Manchester
Location: Castle Hotel (Pub)
66 Oldham Street,
Meeting Date: 21/09/2013
Meeting times: 11:00 - 16:00
"Firefox. Linux. LibreOffice. Want to learn more about these and the massive amount of other Free Software? Then come to Software Freedom Day 2013 in Manchester at The Castle Hotel on Saturday, 21st September. 11am-4pm."
Software Freedom Day is an annual worldwide celebration of Software Freedom with the aim of promoting Free Software to everyone. This year the event lands on Saturday, 21st September. You can see the teams around the world that will be participating at: http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/map/index.php?year=2013 This includes Manchester, UK!
If you know people and/or groups that would be interested in finding out more about Free Software then please forward this email to them and encourage them to attend. You can use our tag line: "Firefox. Linux. LibreOffice. Want to learn more about these and the massive amount of other Free Software? Then come to Software Freedom Day 2013 in Manchester at The Castle Hotel on Saturday, 21st September. 11am-4pm."
Bringing computers, preferably laptops, that the owner can demo Free Software on. In particular bringing computers that installs can be demo'd on (along with install CDs). If you want to do this then please email firstname.lastname@example.org .
People willing to go out on the streets to advertise the event by handing out leaflets on the day and directing people into the venue. If you are want to do this then please email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Castle Hotel in the Northern Quarter.
66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. 0161 237 9485.
Parking: The venue parking facilities are not amazing. There are parking meter bays on the street but it's very expensive, only really good for a short stop. There are paid parking lots around the venue, the light blue P in this OpenStreetMap centred on The Castle Hotel http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/53.48356/-2.23386 , though we can't vouch for how good they are. A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP http://www.ncp.co.uk/ . If you can't decide otherwise then park in Manchester Arndale.
Public Transport: Manchester Victoria (MCV) train station, Shudehill tram station and Manchester Piccadilly bus station are all fairly close to The Castle Hotel, see http://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/53.48356/-2.23386 OpenStreetMap centred on The Castle Hotel. Manchester Piccadilly (MAN) train station and Manchester Central Coach Station are not too far either.
Further details at:
More Information General information about Manchester Free Software meetings can be found on our website.