Let's Get Solsticed! A Midwinter's Nodermeet in Melbourne (thing)
[In the Pagan Year] the WINTER SOLSTICE is a day or period of days in the winter when the days are shortest (light) and the nights longest (darkness prevails). This is usually a time in their festivities of drunkenness, revelry and debauchery (perversion), and I must say, that spirit is no different in the world we live today.
- Shamelessly detourned from www.jesus-is-lord.comNow, if that doesn't sound like an excuse for a nodermeet, what does?
Who:Do you live in Melbourne? YOU.
Do you live in Victoria? There's trains, dammit.
Do you live in Australia? Well, domestic flights are getting cheaper...
None of the above? Ermm... If you don't show, that's okay. This time.
When:Saturday, June 19, 2004, from 3pm. It's over. Pictures can be found here
Where:Festivities to kick off at the supergroovy Great Britain Hotel in Richmond. The pub is furnished with scads of funky old couches, and sports a beer garden just in case the sun comes out (stop laughing, it could happen!). In the cellar is a refreshingly dingy bar-booth-n-dancefloor arrangement, which opens late at night for all your cheesy house beat requirements. Beer drinkers are urged to sample the famous house brew, Piss Lager.
For those peckish souls wanting dinner, there are ample possibilities, depending on the mood of the afternoon. Richmond is full of restaurants, all within walking distance. The GB also does great pizza, should a few hours of alcoholic delight undermine the possibility of the "walking" bit.
How:This is what you're aiming at:
447 Church Street
(corner of Church and Lesney St.)
Melways reference: Map 2G K10
Visual reference: It's a big grey building with "GB" on it.
Accommodation:There's a bunch of accommodation to be found in Melbourne, from spanky five-star hotels to backpacker hostels. Oh, all right then: there is limited couch and floor space available at our house. If you'd like to pass out on our carpet, please let us know well in advance. We have cats, so if you have an allergy, be warned.
Offers of accommodation from other Melbourne noders are welcome. Any developments in that area will be added here.
teos has graciously offered floor/couch accomodation for one or so people if necessary (thank you teos!!)
RSVP:To flag your interest (or otherwise) in this bold venture, /msg heppigirl at your earliest convenience. Here are the brave noders who have already done so:
With bells on
Sweden:Ideas are welcomed for the making of contact with this mob.
Check back here for updates. For breaking news, Oznoders use and recommend the bush telegraph usergroup.
Many many thanks go out to la petite mort for all her help in the planning of this venture, and to tWD for all his ideas and help with this project and WU. I vow to be your slave for a week :)