Corbet Place
London, England E1 6NH

MiniBar - London

Your Monthly Face To Face

You think about creating the next, flickr, or Web 2.0 start up? You think London lacks opportunities to meet up and discuss those ideas?

For those who don't have time to attend a full BarCamp, some of us have come up with MiniBar, a chance to snaffle some free beer while discussing p2p, Creative Commons, web applications, social networking and general Web 2.0 mayhem & fandango.

It's fun, it's free and you don't have to bring a sleeping bag. Come to Corbet Place for an early Friday evening get together the at Truman Brewery (off Brick Lane, next to Spitalfields Market and Liverpool Street Station). There's a (normal sized) bar, a DJ, and some nice people to chat to. Who knows, you even might find out something you didn't know. For the first one John Buckman of and will say a couple of words about music sharing, p2p philosophy and Creative Commons.

We will also be trialling our very Situated Social Tagging system! Think people, not URLs, and sticky-backed tags! More on the night...

The meetings will happen at the same place every month.

The meeting is organized by the people behind CreativeCommons England & Wales,, and


Friday 17 November 2006 17.30. Talk at 18.30 -- and from then on, freeform. Arrive early before we drink all the beers.

17.30-18.30 Drinks and Social Tagging
18.30-18.45 Presentation by John Buckman of Magnatune
18.45-19.00 Q&A
19.00-20.00 Mingle with Drinks
20.00 onwards: Keep on drinking.. / DJ


Corbet Place, Old Truman Brewery
E1 6NH, T 020-77706100

For more information please check out the website:

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Added by OpenBusiness on November 7, 2006



Update: Google has sponsored some give aways and we have now (in 1 day) 35 people who have rsvp'd
You don't see all here as we stupidly have used meet up and email for rsvp's as well.
So far we have mix ranging from web 2.0 geeks, to Bloomberg, Guardian, Google and CC enthusiasts. Ah - and OFCOM. Should be an interesting mix.
So keep on signing up


Hmmm.. this appears to clash with the UK Firefox 2 Launch Party also in London on the same night!


I've been told firefox party will not happen?
But now we are having over 60 people coming...


I'm planning to leave work early, come to this event and then pop into the Firefox 2 party later on.

I don't think that either event organisers are going to move dates, although maybe they can merge venues and/or work with each other? I'm sure Google and Firefox are happy to sponsor together :)


The Firefox Party is now on December 1st. Check for all the details.

- Neil.


Cool, even better.


delineator, Gareth - looking forward to seeing you again. Everyone else - looking forward to meeting you :)


Registration is closed now - with 130+ registerd guests we simply have reached the limit!


I believe that I signed up as a yes on the meetup site as well as here a while ago, What is the authoritative list of who's in?