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Definitely the busiest tuttle so far – we had nearly 70 people signed up on the wiki and although they didn’t all make it, the numbers were swelled by many more who hadn’t said they’d come.
For the first time, for those who still have no idea what happens at a tuttle, I did what I’ve meant to do for ages, I wandered around with my recorder and captured reactions from some of the folk. Mike doesn’t like it being called podcasting, as you’ll hear, so welcome to Tuttle Radio.
This is also for those lovely Lawsons who are clearly pining for something tuttlish.
The ground floor of the new HubKX in York Way is a cafe space, on the next floor up there are three meeting rooms and on top there is a “library” space with room for people to hunker down and do some work.
Sound familiar? Yup, it’s very close to what I suggested here. Err.. except it’s real, it’s happening and it’s opening on 1st October.
Oh and it’s a bit more exclusive. The intention though is to focus on social interaction among members and light-work rather than providing an alternative workspace – that’s what the Hub Islington continues to provide. I went along for a preview visit yesterday. It’s very nice, a bit swankier than I would like my own place to be, but will suit a wide range of people. The full membership rate is £40 per month or £400 for a year in advance. This membership gets you in the door and able to use the cafe and library facilities subject to a fair use clause. Let’s hope fair use in this context turns out to be fairer than some mobile operators ideas in association with ‘unlimited’ data tariffs!
Hire of the whole space will be possible for some evenings and weekends. Friday night will be social night with a licensed bar from 6pm. The meeting rooms are on an hourly fee depending on size. There are discounts on this and on membership fr charities and businesses whose turnover is below the VAT threshold.
No. This isn’t Tuttle Phase 2 (you’ll hear about that soon enough) but it might well play a part in Tuttle Phase 2.5…
If you go along (especially if you sign up for membership) do let them know you heard about it from me – I’m trying to build some real-world link-love.