The Great British Booze-up | January 23, 2007

UPDATE: The Venue has now changed to the Lava Lounge, 405 E 7th St, so please update your records!

Clearleft, Boagworld and @media 2007 are pleased to announce the first annual “Great British Booze-up” at SXSWi this year.

With so many of our fellow countrymen heading over to Austin, we thought it only fitting to throw a party. We’ve hired out a traditional <cough/> British pub and will be delighting you with an evening of drinking and merriment. This is your opportunity to meet some of your favourite British designers and marvel at their funny accents and eccentric ways.

We’ve put some money behind the bar, and thanks to the beneficial exchange rate, this should last for a while at least. We’re also organising food, so you won’t be limited to warm beer and pork scratchings. In fact, it should be the perfect destination for all you hungry and thirsty conference goers. However you’ll want to get there early as numbers are limited.

The event kicks off at 7:30pm in the Lava Lounge on Seventh Street. Last orders will be at 10:30pm, just in time for a final drink before heading round the corner to SXNW.

To set a reminder, why not head over to the upcoming page for the event. Hope to see you there.

Posted at January 23, 2007 4:02 PM


Frances Berriman said on January 23, 2007 4:19 PM

You should put this in upcoming, if you haven’t already. :)

It’ll be nice to have a slice of home!

Frances Berriman said on January 23, 2007 4:40 PM

Or you could ignore me and pretend I read everything fully!

Richard Conyard said on January 23, 2007 5:15 PM

Great Boo is up? Well that is good news, I was getting rather worried about his health.

Jan Brasna said on January 23, 2007 7:45 PM

Sweet! European vibe, let’s par-tay!

Scott G said on January 23, 2007 11:57 PM

hahah. I don’t remember a British pub in Austin? :-)

Can’t wait! Sounds great, will see you there. Can you bring over some John Smiths Bitter with you?

Elvis said on January 24, 2007 7:51 AM

It sounds interesting there. I hope I would join the party having fun. :)


Simon said on January 25, 2007 8:44 AM

“Great Boo is up?”

Please somebody else tell me they thought of Blackadder when they read that!

Gerard said on January 25, 2007 4:17 PM

Man, I’d love to get across to some of these things, but it’s all the harder when you’re bankrolling the trip yourself! Guess I’ll raise a glass in Northern Ireland instead!

Good luck with the booze-up!

andy budd said on January 26, 2007 11:15 AM

Compleate Blackadder reference. Just waiting for somebody to own up to having a thingey shaped like a turnip.

Brian Artka said on February 6, 2007 3:52 AM

Speaking of SXSW, I just got my FEB 2007 issue of the magazine and was wondering when did Andy become Jeremy and Jeremy become Andy? They muffed the picture captions up…. (page 17)!