Wednesday, 8 March 2006

Copyfighters London, Sunday 19 March 2006 open event

I've blogged about the London Copyfighters' Drunken Brunch and Talking Shop before.

Their last event at the Stanhope Centre will still be hosted by Cory Doctorow, but then Suw Charman of the Open Rights Group will continue to host the brunches as picnics in Hyde Park starting in April, and will be looking for an indoor home for the events come the autumn.

In honour of this last Copyfighters' event at the Stanhope it will be open to the general public, so please feel free to spread the word to anyone you think might be interested (though unfortunately I don't think I'll be able to make it on this occasion, myself).

It will be co-sponsored by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Open Rights Group, the Foundation for Free Information Infrastructure and the Open Knowledge Forum Network.

Here are the details.

When: Sunday, March 19. Food from 11AM to 1PM; Speakers' Corner excursion 1PM-~2PM.

Where: Stanhope Centre (Stanhope Centre, Stanhope House, Stanhope Place, London W2 2HH)

Directions: The nearest underground station is Marble Arch. If you are at the Marble Arch tube station, walk West on the North side of the street. The Street is Oxford Street as you exit the tube but it immediately becomes Bayswater. Keeping walking due West for 2 blocks (using the pedestrian underpass to cross under Edgeware Road). Hyde Park will be on your left or to the South as you walk. Then, take the first right after you exit the pedestrian underpass is Stanhope Place. It is about 75 yards from where you exit the pedestrian underpass. Walk north on Stanhope Place approximately 50 feet to the first set of steps on the block. You will see a sign for Stanhope Centre. Walk up the stairs and ring the bottom bell, which is marked Stanhope Centre.

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