West by West Midlands Social, Saturday 13th March 2010, Birmingham UK

The numbers game


For one night only, attendees will become numbers at WxWM 2. In addition to those who’ve come forward and offered to speak, we asked you to bring a question or a topic (and a stetson and a dongle). You will be assigned a number. If your number is drawn, courtesy of the magic of random number generation, you’ll be asked to tout your question or topic, with it opening up to the floor to discuss, debate and share experiences. You don’t need to have a speech prepared, or anything fanciful, just be prepared to pipe up. It’s all about starting a conversation in a pub and having an element of the unknown to boot.

The WxWM posse are really looking forward to seeing you all next week and are thrilled at yet another excuse to get some beer down our necks chance to do something a bit different. Thanks to all of you who have signed up so far – it’s fantastic that so many of those that joined us for the original event are back for more, and it’s equally fabulous that we’ve got some new blood coming along! Inclusion is important to us, so the fact that this has given an opportunity for new people to be a part of it all warms the cockles. Or summat. Anyway, this is how we roll.

Not signed up yet? Better be quick – only a few spaces now remaining! You can register at our Eventbrite page.


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WxWM Now Fully Booked


We’re now fully booked for the venue capacity. Thanks to everyone who’s confirmed they’re attending:

Andy Mabbett
Andy Parsons
Antonio Roberts
Ben Whitehouse 
Charlie Pinder
Danny Smith
Donato Esposito
Gemma Harris 
Jaki Booth
John Mostyn
Jon Bounds
Jon Hickman
Julia Gilbert
Julia Higginbottom
Kara Crozier 
Karen Strunks
Kasper Sorensen
Katie Parry
Katie Spragg
Mark Steadman
Matthew Somerville
Michael Grimes
Nat Higginbotham
Neil (rasga)
Nick Booth
Nicky Getgood
Paul Taylor 
Shona McQuillan
Simon Howes
Vikki Green

A reminder to attendees that WxWM start at 3pm tomorrow. Doors open (well, ok, just the one door) at 2.50pm so that we can get some top heckling in to perturb Mark Steadman and the Rhubarb Radio crew from the outset!

Don’t forget your Stetson, y’all…..

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Attendees: Nom Nom Nom Alert


Spaghetti Western Cat says thank you to those of you who have already registered – we have a really lovely mix of people so far!

Spaghetti Western Cat need to ask attendees a question: do you want munchies at about 5pm? The lovely folk at the Kitchen Garden Cafe have to prep food for the evening menu from about 5pm, so the lovely day chef slinks off unless he’s needed. So, if a whole bunch of want to get some nommage around then, Spaghetti Western Cat needs to let them know…pronto. Remember, food and drink

Kitchen Garden Cafe have some scrummy food – if we give enough notice we can have food in a hearty, kind of mad-skillz style. We’d recommend the day menu for light bites and om-nom-nom-nom goodness, so we can keep going with the beers and not be too sleepy for our Texan rendezvous. You can see the sample daytime menu here. We just need an idea of the number of folk who will want food, please. Folks – it’s buy your own, just in case you weren’t aware. 😉

Please could you drop us a line here or DM us on Twitter @wxwm by Thursday night. I will try and get something sorted if numbers are sufficient, otherwise we can all just order when we get hungry up until about 4.30pm. Yum!

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