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Birmingham has happened - most enjoyably. Given the time it seems to take to get one of these together we should, perhaps, start thinknig now.

I would like to suggest Cheltenham on 28th July. I am aiming to go regardless, but others may be interested.

It is a Sunday and the second day of the two-day Cheltenham Paint Festival. It is an opportunity to shoot street artists at work. There is lots of street art to discover, some from past events will be painted over, many others will survive for another year. The works vary from whole house ends to a section of hoarding around a building site, complex scenes to simple tags.

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Who knew? I'm up for it principle ... It's an easy outing from Oxford
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Howard mentioned Manchester, among other places, and I was surprised to see it doesn't feature in the cities list. I've photographed there but not recently, so I looked back through the archive. Lots of good locations but since then cameras, image processing software and I'd like to think also my photography have improved.

There are some useful suggestions here and I'd also like to visit Victoria Baths if possible. For refreshment, there are two intriguing pubs I've passed but never entered. This one is in need of protection itself and Peveril of the Peak looks as exotic as its name.
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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Howard mentioned Manchester, among other places, and I was surprised to see it doesn't feature in the cities list. I've photographed there but not recently, so I looked back through the archive.


I'll get one started , being as I'm from Manchester .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 April 2024 at 22:34
I'd be up for Manchester, a city I've barely visited apart from work-related things a couple of decades ago. I'll need plenty of notice, but that was true for Birmingham and that worked fine.

Update: don't forget Phil's suggestion of Cheltenham 👆🏻 in July.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 April 2024 at 22:51
I'd meet up in Manchester if I'm free or change things around with sufficient notice .
Despite living within about five miles of the city centre I always avoid it unless its unavailable.
Such as a trip to LCE's used gear section to trade unused lenses etc , for something else .
It's too crowded for me , though away from the shopping centre area , it is quieter.
It was the first time I wandered over to the Castlefield area the other week .
That's quite a large are combining Victorian and modern developments.
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Iím only available later in the week such as Thurs/Fri etc.

But the next month is gonna be busy for me. Good luck on the planning though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2024 at 08:52
Howard, I'll be at the trolleybus museum open day near Doncaster on the Cheltenham date. A bit far for me anyway, four hours each way by train.
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I'd be interested in Manchester, a city I have never spent time in.   
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The Science and Industry Museum is quite good and 'Real Camera' (near Piccadilly Gardens) is a wonderful visit for anyone interested in used kit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote neilt3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2024 at 11:08
Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

The Science and Industry Museum is quite good and 'Real Camera' (near Piccadilly Gardens) is a wonderful visit for anyone interested in used kit.


IIRC , there doing quite a bit of work at the science and industry museum, so not all of it is open .
I think their due to be finished shortly.
I regret not visiting the part ( I think it was an old market building) that had the airplanes in .
That area is permanently closed due to expensive repair work needed on the building, and ownership issues or some other reason .

I'll certainly calling back there next time I'm over .
The museum is next to the Castlefield area where I visited the other week , lots of old and new buildings together , the junction of the locks and what would have been docks , the disused viaduct that has been opened to the public by the NHS , and is at the end of Deansgate .
The main route into Manchester from that end , passing nearby the main areas of interest architecturally speaking.

I've some pictures on the 500si travelling camera thread , I'll be putting some on the 2023-24 film challenge, and I would have some colour shots if I'd remembered the battery for my digital camera !
I might slip a couple of camera phone shots in the Manchester thread .
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Scanning the web for an idea of what Manchester has to offer and came across Paul Grogan's site - plenty of interest here
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A Sun/Mon meet could work well, taking advantage of cheap Sunday night hotel rates and having a weekend day for those working Mon to Friday. I'm free most weekends in April, June, first half of July, and Aug/Sep.
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