20 December 2012

Philofaxy Meet Ups - March 2013

Christmas is just around the corner, but plans are in place for two meet ups in March 2013. These will be taking place in Manchester and London on March 9th and March 16th.

I will be in UK for a couple of weeks so I have been able to adjust our travel dates so I get two Saturdays... got to get your priorities right?!!!

So this is a 'calling notice' for people who would like to attend the either of Philofaxy Meet Ups in Manchester or London or both!.

Please read all of the post before you apply for a place on the meet ups. Places are limited in numbers.

When and Where

Manchester - 9th March 2013

The date of the meet up is Saturday 9 March 2013 and we will meet initially at 12 noon at BHS in Market Street.

However, the actual arrangements for this meet up are fairly flexible, and we will tie down the more precise arrangements in the next few weeks once we have a list of people. We need to decide on where to eat and where to shop afterwards, so anyone who is local to Manchester and knows the City Centre well, we would appreciate your input.

Thank you.

How to book a place on the meet up

To get a place on the meet up you need to email: steve[at]philofaxy[dot]com and mark your email March 2013 Manchester Meetup but not before 8am (UK time) Saturday 22 December 2012. Please only request a place if you are 99% certain that you will be able to attend on the 9th  I'm hoping this time to have full attendance.

As places are allocated you will receive an email back again confirming your place on the meet up.

Please do not book travel tickets etc until you have a confirmed place. I will attempt to confirm places within 2-3 hours of receiving your email.


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London - 16th March 2013

The date of the meet up is  Saturday 16 March 2013 and we will meet initially at 12 noon at Vapiano on the corner of Southwark Street and Great Guildford Street on the South Bank of the Thames, this is behind Tate Modern on Southwark Street about a 10 minute walk from either London Bridge Station or Southwark Tube Station.


We have visited this venue before.  They have a great ordering system which uses a smart card to record the items you order from the bar or food counter. When you pay the bill you will only be paying for the items you ordered and there's no additional service charge. Because of the flexibility on their ordering and payment system, you will be able to easily pay with cash or card. If you are slightly late it won't be quite so critical.

You can read all about the restaurant on their website here

During the meal there will be plenty of time for chatting and sharing Filofax organisers... There is also a large lounge area were we can sit and drink coffee or something stronger.

Then we will take a walk across the river to City Organiser who have kindly agreed to open their shop for us on the Saturday afternoon... in fact Andy will hopefully be joining us for lunch at Vapiano. 

Our meet up will finish at about 5:30pm

How to book a place on the meet up

To get a place on the meet up you need to email: steve[at]philofaxy[dot]com and mark your email March 2013 London Meetup but not before 8am (UK time) Saturday 22 December 2012. Please only request a place if you are 99% certain that you will be able to attend on the 16th  I'm hoping this time to have full attendance.

Once all twelve places are assigned additional names will be added to a reserve list, in case anyone has to drop out of the meet up.

As places are allocated you will receive an email back again confirming your place on the meet up.

Please do not book travel tickets etc until you have a confirmed place. I will attempt to confirm places within 2-3 hours of receiving your email.

Should you be unsuccessful in booking a place on this particular meet up in March there will be another meet up in spring/summer 2013 the dates are as yet to be confirmed.

Additional Information

If you aren't familiar with London or how to get to Vapiano from the station you are arriving at then use the Transport for London Journey Planner, it's generally quite good. 

Once we have our full list of people, we will exchange email addresses and if you aren't familiar with London you might be able to get someone to meet you at the station you are arriving at.

Your safety on the day and your enjoyment on the day is of paramount importance to me, so don't be afraid to ask any questions by email, I want everyone who attends to get the most from the day.

If you are staying over night there are a variety of hotels in the area, Premier Inn, Travel Lodge, Holiday Inn Express, Mercure all have hotels in the area. 

I will be staying down in Kent so I will be coming up for the day, but I'm sure if people want to meet up afterwards for a meal like the recent London Meet Up, then I can stay late in to the evening as well. 

Thank you... any questions?


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9 comments:

  1. I've already entered the date in the 2013 diary section. Looking forward to 9 March

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  2. I won't be able to make it in March, but I know you are all having a great time! I will be with in my thoughts...
    Thomas

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  3. Gutted!!! My boss has just rescheduled our conference from the week of March 11th in Weymouth to some week in May instead :o( Have a fab time :o)

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  4. Oh no I don't believe it! I won't be able to attend unfortunately due to my partner's birthday lunch. So wanted to show you my new collection :-) since the previous meet-up. Just received today the personal Malden from WH Smiths not bad price either, and I tracked down the navy personal Ascot which I love. Hope you all have a fun time, hope to be on the next meet-up! JD X

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  5. Unfortunately I won't even be able to attempt to make it. Just checked in my fill and I have children contact that weekend of the 16th and as much as I would love to spend time being all filofaxy I'm afraid my children take priority. Hope you all have a good time.

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    1. Thanks Simon, another time I'm sure.

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  6. I so wish I lived in England so I could attend!! The very thought of being so close to a Filofax store!!! I live in Tasmania, Australia. The filofax ranges in our stationery stores is VERY limited. Domino, Apex and the odd Metropol. And the prices!!! Very expensive. I have ordered online, but it's not quite the same!!

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