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[Fsuk-manchester] Software Freedom Day 2014 in Manchester

From: Michael Dorrington
Subject: [Fsuk-manchester] Software Freedom Day 2014 in Manchester
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:20:50 +0100
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* Event: Software Freedom Day 2014 in Manchester

* Location: The Castle Hotel in the Northern Quarter.
* Address: 66 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE.
* Date: Saturday, 20th September 2014 (3rd Saturday in September)
* Start time: 12:00
* Finish time: 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:


This includes Manchester, UK!

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 2014 in Manchester at The Castle Hotel on Saturday, 20th September.

*  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 address@hidden .

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.

* http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Manchester

MFS Chair.

FSF member #9429
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is a nonprofit with a worldwide
mission to promote computer user freedom and to defend the rights of all
free software users."

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