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Details of the next #EUtweetup events

Brussels Andy Carling Tweetup, Monday 6th November, 1800, London Calling

Those of you in Brussels (and indeed on Twitter!) for a while will remember a detemined curmudgeon of a journalist named Andy Carling (@quarsan) who used to write for New Europe before returning to the UK a couple of years ago, just when the rest of us were thinking of fleeing the island!

Anyway, Andy is back in Brussels for a few days at the start of November, so we are organising a tweetup in his honour. And yes, I know a Monday is a little bit odd, but no other day works… And yes, the (cigar) smoking ban does indeed apply at our venue.

DATE: Monday 6th November – from 6pm until 9pm at least (come as and when you want to)
LOCATION: London Calling, Place de Londres [map] (where else?)
WHERE? Inside, at the far end of London Calling, past the bar! Please check @EUTweetup or #EUTweetup on the day for details

And for those of you who have never been to an EU Tweetup: the idea is pretty simple. There’s no agenda, it’s informal, and you meet folks for a beer who you otherwise only argue with on Twitter. We’ve been doing it for years and it works. Really.

 

Brussels Tweetup Thursday 12 Oct at London Calling, Place de Londres

Don’t worry. He’s not actually coming to the Tweetup.

“Whadda ya want?”
“Sufficient progress to move to stage two!”
“Sorry, can’t have that, but how about a Duvel?”

As Brexit negotiations drag interminably into their fourth round this week, and no sufficient progress in sight, come and have a beer instead with some of the most insightful EU nerds in Brussels.

Meet the folks whose Twitter threads you’ve liked, whose knitting patterns you’ve appreciated, or whose awful puns have made you groan.

For those of you who have never been to an EU Tweetup before it’s pretty simple. No agenda, no need to sign up, just come along and chat and have a beer with the folks you’ve otherwise previously encountered on Twitter. We’ve been doing it for some years now and it has become a bit of a Brussels tradition. We can assure you these folks are friendlier in real life than they are online. And no, we still do not know who Berlaymonster is.

DATE: Thursday 12th October – from 6pm until 9pm at least (come as and when you want to)
LOCATION: London Calling, Place de Londres [map] (where else?)
WHERE? Inside, at the far end of London Calling, past the bar! Please check @EUTweetup or #EUTweetup on the day for details

London tweetup Friday 15 Sept, 1800, and Oxford tweetup Saturday 16 Sept, 1330

Jon Worth, one of the EU Tweetup organisers, is back on Brexit island in mid-September – so that’s good reason to get some Twitter nerds together to talk about EU politics, social media, and the dreaded Brexit.

The procedure is the same as with any EU Tweetup – very informal, come along when you want, and chat over a beer with the people you otherwise argue with via Twitter. We’ve been doing this for some years now, and it always turns out to be a good discussion!

The details of the Tweetups are as follows:

Friday 15th September, London

Time: 1800 until at least 2100, possibly later – check #EUTweetup to see if it’s still going
Location: The Albert, 52 Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1H 0NP [Map] – table booked in the name of WORTH
Nearest Tube Stations: Victoria and St James’s Park

Saturday 16th September, Oxford

Time: 1330 until 1530 (possibly later) – check #EUTweetup to see if it’s still going
Location: The Cape of Good Hope, 1 The Plain, Oxford OX4 1EA [Map] – table booked in the name of WORTH

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Summer #EUTweetup in Brussels: 17 August at the Black Sheep

Summer EUTweetUp

Brussels traditionally empties out over the Summer and there is not much on the agendas of those left behind. So, following high demand from those still here, we will hold the next Brussels Tweetup on Thursday 17 August at The Black Sheep near to Place Flagey.

We will start a little earlier than usual meeting from around 17.00 (until people want to go home).
Should the weather hold, we may be playing with a 360 camera in the fountains courtesy of our friends at @ZNConsulting.

All welcome so please spread the news. And, as always, follow the #EUTweetUp hashtag for news and updates or contact @ktowens.

Ellis Gourmet Burger Tweetup with Jason Knoll – Thursday 13th July

As previously announced, at the next Brussels tweetup on Thursday 13th July, Jason Knoll (@JasonLKnoll) and 8 of his High School students from Madison, Wisconsin will meet the Twitter nerds. As the students are still at school, this is going to be more of a dinner than a pub night tweetup!

So how will it work?

We’ve reserved a room at Ellis Gourmet Burger, Place Jourdan 20 (map), upstairs. Jason and the students will be there from 1800, and people can arrive from then onwards. If you want to eat something, can you please tell us your order by Wednesday 12th June, 1800 at the latest (i.e. 24 hours before the tweetup!) using the form below – the options on the form below correspond to the menu options here (PDF). You can submit the form for up to 4 people. Kindly DM @jonworth if you then subsequently cannot make it, or will be late. If you just want to drink something you do not need to fill in the form – just come along. And you will have to pay for your own food on the spot! As ever keep an eye on #EUtweetup for updates!

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

 

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#EUTweetup Brussels: 8th June – Wild Geese – and 13th July – Venue tbc

We are happy to announce two summer tweetups in Brussels.

Thursday 8th June (the day of the UK General Election!) from 1800 at Wild Geese, Avenue Livingstone 2, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium [map] from 1800.

Thursday 13th July from 1800, venue tbc – but this is a special tweetup as Jason Knoll (@JasonLKnoll) is in Brussels with his students. We first met Jason at a Tweetup back in 2015 and we’re happy to welcome him back. He’s a high school teacher in Madison, Wisconsin who uses Twitter as an educational tool with his students – so come along and meet them!

#EUtweetup Brussels: Thursday 6th April – Brew Dog Brussels

It’s finally happened. Article 50 has been triggered and the EU28 is becoming the EU27.

Perhaps even more noteworthy for an audience, the FT front page article opened with not one, but three tweets. You see, there is always a silver lining. The EU flag-tastic pictures filling our timelines from various grassroots initiatives across Europe also give us hope!

So, let’s seize the occasion and toast to the next 60 years of the EU at a celebratory . After a democratic vote:

We are meeting on 6 April at from 6.30pm until 10pm (…at least) It’s right next to Gare Central (map) and has an amazing terrace if the Brussels weather decides to cooperate, but having lived in Brussels for a while, we reserved the ‘tasting room’ in the middle of the bar, you know, just in case! And, if all that doesn’t convince you, it may even be your last chance to see

No need to register, just follow the hashtag and come along. Hope to see you there!

#EUtweetup Brussels: Tuesday 28th February – London Calling/Place de Londres

Nearly March and no ?! Did you miss us? Time to announce the first #EUtweetup of 2017!

Everything you need to know in less than 140 characters:

Brussels #EUtweetup Tuesday February 28 – London Calling – from 6.30pm*

We start at around 6.30pm* (until people want to go home). We also revive out tradition to make each #EUtweetup as topical as possible:

Building on the spontaneous last week, we have more special guests to introduce you to. Later in the evening a group of “Dutch social media influencers” will join us!

So, make sure to stick around for a while – it’ll be worth it, we promise! The likes of  , and will answer all your questions about the role of social media in the upcoming Dutch elections.

Follow the hashtag for news and update.

*Carnival costumes optional

#EUtweetup Brussels: Wednesday 7th December – Brew Dog Brussels

BrewDog_Brussels_(@brewdogbrussels)_•_Instagram_photos_and_videos_-_2016-02-08_14.35.19Another impromptu #EUtweetup!

This week 15 Polish youtubers, bloggers, instagrammers are in town – so why not go for a drink with them and learn the tricks of the trade? Some of them are local heros, passionate about urban-bicycling and green cities, others are the real influencers on the Polish web, with YouTube subscription counts reaching over 300K. Amongst them the organizers of Polish TweetUps, a female duo of vlogging truck-drivers and a pro-refugee activist, organising the “Walk to Aleppo” during Christmas.

Sounds intriguing?

Join us for an #EUtweetup on Wednesday, December 7 at 8PM.

Venue: BrewDog Brussels

If you can’t find us please tweet to

#EUtweetup Brussels: Tuesday 15th November – London still hasn’t called (or notified)

lcAutumn becomes winter. The Brussels hacks huddle inside, with hands wrapped around glasses of dark beer, and wonder about the phoney war. And Theresa May still hasn’t sent the Article 50 notification.

Meanwhile the kind folks over at Euractiv have blogged about EU Tweetups, and James Crisp is encouraging us all to be more positive about Belgium. So why not come along for a beer? Everyone is very welcome!

Put the details in your diary!

DATE: Tuesday 15th November – from 6pm until 9pm at least (come as and when you want to)
LOCATION: London Calling, Place de Londres (where else?)
WHERE? Inside, at the far end of London Calling, past the bar! Please check @EUTweetup on the day for details

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