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Manlug meeting September 2014


Software Freedom Day 2014 in Manchester

Location: Castle Hotel (Pub)

66 Oldham Street,
M4 1LE

Meeting Date:  20/09/2013

Meeting times: 12:00 - 16:00


ManLUG and Manchester Free Software are teaming up again to bring Software Freedom Day to Manchester. This year the event will be a party celebrating Free Software. There will be talks, chat and demos with food and drink available from the bar. The event will be relaxed and friendly and will be inclusive of those wanting to get into Free Software.

More information is available at:

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, 20th September. You can see the teams around the world that will be participating at:

Help needed

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 .

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 and


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 , though we can't vouch for how good they are. A lot of them, perhaps all, are are owned by NCP . 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 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.