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Old 14/01/12, 15:08   #1 (permalink)
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The main celebration in Trafalgar Sq. is on the 29th of Jan I understand.

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Old 15/01/12, 21:02   #2 (permalink)
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I'm interested. If it helps, in the past we've used the Chandos as a meeting venue for CNY and other meets because of its convenience, reasonable food, acceptable 'refreshments' and it enables members to pop in and out as the mood and weather takes them. (Of course it doesn't mean we'd necessarily have to do the same this year.)

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Sounds like a good idea. I know the Chandos.

Any idea what's a good time? I've been a couple of years ago, but don't remember the details.

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Ooh, I'd have thought lunchtime or early afternoon so people can shoot the dragons in the morning, stop for a bite and a natter and there'd still be time for some photos afterwards.

What do others think?

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I'm interested, Year of the Dragon. Some establishments are giving free cocktails to the dragons. ... drunken cavorting dragons .

The Chen Brothers who hold the Guinness World Record for the highest pole jump in the flying lion dance should be performing in Trafalgar Square.

Due to redevelopment work I think the firework display is in Trafalgar Square (not Leicester Square as in previous years) at 17:40.

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Old 18/01/12, 19:20   #6 (permalink)
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Location for Chandois please
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29 St. Martins Lane, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 4ER

It's on the corner of B404 / St.Martin's Place / William IV Street. See here: link.

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The Chandos.

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Old 22/01/12, 11:47   #9 (permalink)
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Fortunately tube engineering works in London will be light on Sunday with only the Piccadilly, District, Overground, Waterloo & City, DLR, and Bakerloo lines affected. (I would add a weblink but I did this last time and confused everyone because I hadn't noticed that it's a date-relative link; so it would be correct today but viewed tomorrow it would show Monday 30th's disruptions. The information's available from the TfL site under Live Travel News>Tube,DLR Overround tab.)

Has a notional time and place been set yet ... ?

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Old 22/01/12, 14:01   #10 (permalink)
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No time set yet, midday at the Chandos?

I'm happy to do a bit of coordination, but even more happy for someone else to do it

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I'll be around and pop into the Chandos a few minutes past noon to say hello. Hopefully I can find everyone - the group as it can get quite busy. Shall we designate a corner upstairs for easy meeting? Upstairs can also accomodate a larger group without having to spread across multiple booths.
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I'm happy to circulate my mobile number closer to the time, so people can find us.
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OK, I'm about to send people contact details, so shout if you want to go and haven't said anything yet.

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PS - just to make it easier to see, meeting place is The Chandos at 12:00 (midday).

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My movements are still a little uncertain, which is why I haven't previously said anything, but I am hoping to be there.

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I'm all set to join you, but will "default" to bringing a C***n.

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What - "Chinaman"?

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A fine little meeting - the perfect reason to come in from the cold for refreshment. Does anyone have a few favourite shots to share?

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Don't think I got any interesting shots (not processed the card yet), but had fun talking to everyone.
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Nice to meet up with you all...

As for photo's...very slim pickings I'm afraid. China Town was heaving...absolutely no chance for a novice like me!!

At least the card didn't fail...although I almost wish it did.

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