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GLUG PICKMEUP! - SORRY SOLD OUT / RSVPing on the meetup does NOT guarantee entry

Hi, The team at Somerset House have managed to put together a stellar lineup of design talent for this 2 week design festival and Glug have been invited to put on a one off special evening launch event!
http://www.somersetho...
HOW TO GET A PLACE > To attend you’ll need to rsvp to the meetup.com (this is FREE to do, but we just need a list of who’s coming) and then buy your tickets direct from the Somerset House box office. By rsvp-ing on the meetup we can also make sure you get one of our giveaway packs on the door.
RSVP here
http://www.meetup.com...
Buy your ticket here
http://shop.somerseth... As mentioned above you need to rsvp to get on the Glug list but also buy tickets direct from the Somerset House box office separately. We’ve only got 750 tickets to sell for this event, which I know sounds loads of people but having seen the venue and the special lineup of guests (below) we hope you’ll agree this is one NOT to miss.
WHAT’S ON > The event is being held over two floors of this massive and unique exhibition space. Ranging from the quirky backrooms and corridors where you’ll be able to see various workshops, live printing and design exhibits, to the massive central arched corridor where various exhibits and installations will take place. Then there is also a special talks space where we’re inviting some real design legends to talk about 5 things that inspire and inform their work. We’ve then also put together a special bar and sound system for you and will be bringing in some special Glug touches to liven up your evening and help to launch this fantastic festival.
WHO’S DOING WHAT > All of the following artists are exhibiting at the event. *Denotes those also giving talks at this special evening event. Jonathan Barnbrook*
http://www.barnbrook.... Michael Marriott*
http://www.michaelmar... Chrissie Macdonald*
http://www.peepshow.o... Mr Bingo*
http://www.mr-bingo.o... Concrete Hermit
http://www.concretehe... Alex Trochut
http://www.alextrochu... Le Gun
http://www.legun.co.u... It’s Nice That
http://www.itsnicetha... Print Club London
http://www.printclubl... Rob Ryan
http://rob-ryan.blogs... Jiggery Pokery*
http://www.jiggerypok... Emily Forgot*
http://www.emilyforgo... Sam Arthur
http://www.nobrow.net... Sarah King
http://www.eveningtwe... No Brow
http://www.nobrow.net... Rosie Irvine
http://www.rosieirvin... HelloVon
http://hellovonblog.b... NB: Please note we had a couple of technical issues at the last Glug event with the talks. Rest assured this is our priority to make sure this is perfect for you moving forward. In our defence we just weren’t aware how busy this was going to be, but regardless it will be sorted for this event!
ENTERTAINMENT & BOOZE > For this special evening event we’re putting on a special bar and sound system for the evenings entertainment. Also thanks to our friends at Digital Gurus we’ll be giving away free drinks tokens to the first 100 people to rsvp on the meetup.
DATE AND TIMES > The evening will be held on Wednesday 28th April from 7pm – 10.30pm, we’ll probably also be putting on a special after party drinks somewhere nearby which will be free to enter with your ticket. As always, thanks for continuing to support Glug, the events are run not for profit so we put everything we make from the tickets back into making them even better. We hope you’ll agree this one is going to be really special so get in quick to guarantee your places! Thanks Adrian

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  • silvia

    I can understand why some people are frustrated. However, for those of us who got there early and queued patiently to get in a talk it was really worth the money. I managed only to go in the last set of talks at 8:30 but that was enough for me. And I haven't been to the exhibition before, so the venue made a lot of sense to me - it provided a topic for starting conversations. And thank you Glug for bringing all those cool people in one venue, it was priceless to meet them.

    May 2, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not such a great first GLUG experience - Entrance chaos, general confusion regarding tickets for the talks and larcenous prices at the bar. Quite a bit of interesting work, although presented in secondary school-type format. Did catch the 7.30 'inspirations' and left uninspired - A nice idea, but the guys I saw showed just a bunch of random things/images. I really hope the other speakers managed to introduce 'context'. I think the organizers should review the attendee comments and respond appropriately for the next event. Big UP on the concept - big DOWN on the execution.

    April 30, 2010

  • Ed P.

    Have to agree with Paul B. I had already been to Pick Me Up on the Saturday prior, but thought i'd pop down again to see the talks. The entry was a complete shambles, and the whole raffling system really irked me to be honest.

    So i essentially paid £7.50 to see an exhibition that i'd already seen. £4 for a beer was also a bit steep.

    Only positive was the rather nice Mr Bingo print that was handed out. "Brraaaaaaap" to him.

    April 30, 2010

  • Rachel M.

    It was a great evening - a little chaotic on entry - but really fun

    April 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    The thinking behind the event was great but things were a bit chaotic because of the popularity of the event and the subsequent large number of people who arrived. Maybe expectations were higher because of this. I was expecting more depth from the talks. The on-going 'Pick Me Up' artists & designers at work was interesting but the busy event meant that trying to have a chat with them about their work was v difficult. The evening was good natured, if a little full!

    April 29, 2010

  • Pip

    Too many people, expensive drinks and despite getting there early couldn't get tickets to any of the talks so paid £7.50 to shuffle round and look at a sale where much of the work you can buy online anyway.

    April 29, 2010

  • Mauricio M.

    the only down point was probably the entrance. it felt a bit unorganized.
    other than that it was a brilliant event.

    April 29, 2010

  • Paul B

    Although alot of the work on display was fantastic and the venue was amazing, I wasn't overly impressed to be charged £7.50 to essentially attend a sale. There was little/no chance of getting a ticket for a talk, and even less chance of finding the toilets.

    I was surprised to find that it was £4 for a can of Carlsberg: on a par with Glastonbury for pricing.

    I appreciate the work put in by organisers, but I don't think it was as successful as previous Glugs. Sorry guys.

    April 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another amazing night! Full of great work, the talks were excellent and the music and venue were spot on! Can't wait until the next one.

    April 29, 2010

  • Ben H.

    Another great night of inspiring work and like minded people :o)

    April 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Best Glug yet :D

    April 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very busy but the talks were short and sweet and i bought myself a massive print which makes me very happy.

    April 29, 2010

  • phillis

    This event, in comparision to the other previous events lost a huge element of the cosy chilled out networking element.

    April 29, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I attended the 1st talk (7.30pm) and the speakers weren't interesting; they never made the connection with their inspiration and the work they do. It was like seeing a bunch of kindergarten kids come on stage. No disrespect to the speakers but there should have been more emphasis on the design and all they did was come up on stage and showed a bunch of pictures. I could have done that by going onto something called the internet.

    The exhibits were nice, however. Though would have wanted to see more.

    This event is more about "networking" as I understand it so why weren't there mediums to allow people meet other unknowns at the event? It was like getting a group of people together in one place and it stopped right there. So the whole tagline (More notworking than networking) of this event was lost, in my opinion.

    April 29, 2010

  • Rory S.

    bad bar-no dancing :) sorry was in the mood for a midweek adventure.

    April 28, 2010

  • rebekah f.

    really great event and will definitely be coming to the next one!!!

    April 28, 2010

  • PinkBalaclava

    Sorry to say that it was very disappointing, ..it had such potential. Where's the substance??

    April 28, 2010

  • Ian H.

    ...so we've split the talks into the three groups. People can get a voucher on entry (get there early to secure these), one voucher per person. That way we're hoping that almost 300 people get to see these not just 90 people who sit through all of them.

    Please bear in mind this event is so much more than just a collection of talks and that's what we're trying to balance out.

    Hope that helps explain it.
    Ian

    April 26, 2010

  • Ian H.

    Hi Emma / All,

    In terms of the talks we've got a cinema room to hold these in. Fully kitted out so the sound and production are much better. We've had people in the past saying these have been too informal so it's the best space we have in the venue for these.

    With over 750 tickets sold for this event and only space for 90 people in the cinema obviously we have to come up with some way of keeping as many people as happy as we can.

    April 26, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really looking forwards to it, but slightly concerned about the 'raffle' system for the talks... The main reason I'm travelling all the way from Brighton is to see them, and I'll be pretty disappointed if I only get to see one, or even none... And I'm sure lots of other people feel the same! I'd be interested to know a bit more about how this system is going to work, because I think a lot of people could end up disappointed, and this would be a great pity.

    April 26, 2010

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