West Midlands Vegan Festival

Had a great time at the West Midlands Vegan Festival last year, so planning to go back again this year!

Full details at http://www.veganmidlands.org.uk/festival/home.html

 

The festival runs from 11am to 6pm, but there's also an after-party until 1am (https://www.facebook.com/events/396862977043691/) so you might want to stay over. You can get a double or family room at the local Travelodge for £36. It's a bit basic but it's cheap!

Alternatively, the Premier Inn is just £32. It's closer to the station, but further from the festival.

9.36am Train gets to Wolverhampton easily in time for the first set of talks.

Festival Facebook event - https://www.facebook.com/events/417809864898883/
London Meetup Group event - http://www.meetup.com/londonvegan/events/77000262/

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  • Richard

    Here is the final plan (eventually!)
    Meet at 9.15 (about) outside the coffee stall in Oxford Railway Station. Those getting the train (including me) can get tickets and get the 9.36am train to Wolverhampton.

    Those going in the car - Christina+1, Imogen, Joella, Chloe are setting off around then as well from the carpark next to the station. Then we can all meetup at the festival around 11am.
    If anyone wants my mobile just message me.

    See you all tomorrow!

    Rich

    2 · October 26, 2012

    • Hannah

      I will be catching the train too. Just to check - I don't need to reserve tickets for the train right? I can just buy them tomorrow a bit before we catch the train? (Sorry I'm still figuring out the UK train system!)

      October 26, 2012

    • Richard

      Great! You can buy on the day, but there may be queues which is why we get there a bit early.

      October 26, 2012

  • Richard

    Hi Everyone
    As trains are quite expensive, and also do not go back late so we can't stay for the after party - There are now 2 cars available - and petrol plus rent is much cheaper than getting the train each I think, even with a student ticket. One car with 3 places in driven by Christina. One car with I expect 5 places in driven by Chloe. So 7 places for non drivers.

    At the moment we have 5 people (plus Chloe) going assuming that Richard is going from London (is that right Richard?)

    Are other people interested in this? Please reply. If more people are interested in coming then we will need another car and driver, or some of us can go by train.

    October 25, 2012

    • Richard

      Hi All
      We are just waiting to see if there are any other takers for a car. One car will be going and coming back around 10pm to midnight - depends what everyone wants to do. Another car we would have to rent, and at the moment unless 1 or 2 more people sign up by lunch-time tomorrow if may not be worth it. This car would come back about the same time. At the moment I'm counting Imogen+1 for the car, me, Chloe, Christina+1 (driving). Is this okay Imogen? Anyone else for the car at these times?

      October 25, 2012

    • Imogen

      Hey, yes that's all good. If that's too many people for one car then Joella and I are really happy to get the train. Give me a text tomorrow to let me know or I can ring you after work to sort it out.

      October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    is anyone getting the train up?

    October 23, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm thinking of going. Train is fine, but at £33 each any appetite for someone getting a car? Enterprise rent them for £45 for the weekend. They have an office in Botley or Cowley. Someone would need to pick it up on Friday and return it before that time on Monday. If you do get the train ask for Oxford-Leamington return and Leamington to Wolverhampton return. It works out cheaper splitting the journey at £29.60, but you just stay ont he train like normal just have 2 sets of tickets. Weird I know but it's a trick I learned when I commuted to Birmingham all the time.

      1 · October 24, 2012

    • Richard

      Hi Chloe and everyone

      A car sounds like a good idea, or perhaps two of them looking at the numbers?
      I was thinking of staying the night to go to a bit of the party organised afterwards. Is anyone interested in this? I don't drive unfortunately but of course will pay for share of petrol...

      October 24, 2012

  • Richard Ⓥ M.

    See this event on London Vegans for train/accommodation info http://www.meetup.com/londonvegan/events/77000262/

    October 24, 2012

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