It's nice when people from the internet can come together in real life and put on a do. It's nice that you can go along and get to know some of these people that you've only known from afar. It's also nice when you're in a fab location and are being entertained by more than a handful of interesting folk and being fed by some master chefs.
Nice To Meet You is set up by Art Wednesday, an arts and culture website that promotes what's new to do in the city. Thereafter, they set up their own event. Nice To Meet You
#1 proved such a success that they are back for a second round, and #2 looks set to prove similar fates.
The one night only event takes place next Wednesday, and is led by Ben Hammersley. The polymathic broadcaster is an internet technologist, Editor-at-Large at Wired UK, the Prime Minister's Ambassador to East London's TechCity and erstwhile war correspondent and photographer. Pixie Geldof will provide the night's entertainment with her band Violet, with a barbeque on offer by speciality caterers Funthyme. It all sounds like a jolly good time, provided the weather stays as nice as the ambience is sure to be - the venue is Dalston Roof Park. Further dates are pencilled in for August and September, with talks by experts from fields as diverse as business, art and advertising; it's definitely one to keep a close eye on.
Nice To Meet You #2 is at Dalston Roof Park from 1830 on Wednesday 11 July.