‘Anorak of the Year’ — who will it be?
Where? Vapiano restaurant — in the Corn Exchange, 98 Corporation Street M4 3TR.
Time? We’ll start at 6:00. Drinks and mingling for the first hour. Presentations starting around 7:00. Some people will be coming just for drinks. Others for drinks as well as dinner.
Presentations: A projector and screen will be available for PowerPoint presentations about Celebrating the Ordinary. Short presentations — 3 to 10 minutes. If you don’t have a presentation, you may want to tell us your favourite Dad Joke or Christmas Cracker. (We’ll be at The Corn Exchange — corny jokes will be acceptable.).
‘Dr Boredom’: Dr Sandi Mann from the U of Central Lancashire’s School of Psychology, author of The Science of Boredom: The Upside (and Downside) of Downtime, will pop by to give a short talk about why it’s OK to be dull and the benefits of boredom.
Filmmaker Andy Oxley, who produced and directed the award-winning documentary Born to Be Mild, will be there. He would like to meet candidates for his next film about dullsters.
Cost: No fee to attend. For drionks and food, we pay seperatly. Vapiano has a convenient system for this: a card is handed to each person when they enter; food and drinks are recorded on the card; the total on the card is paid when leaving.
Please RSVP: If you plan to attend, please let us know in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d like to know how much space to fence off at the restaurant. Also let us know if you’ll be making a presentation so we get you on the agenda.
Thanks to Steve Morton, DMC member living in France, who mentioned Vapianos to us. He holds meetings of his Philofaxy group — ‘for the love of Filofax’ — at them.