Reading’s Rocking to the Social Beat

Thames Valley Park

Thames Valley Park

Claire Thompson, Waves PR

Reading’s always been a sociable place.  It’s had a festival here for years. Even the prison has a poem written about it!

It’s a mere half  hour by train from London. And it’s home to some of the biggest tech companies in the UK as well as some of the most innovative start up successes in the world, on-line and off.

But as well as being sociable, it’s also ‘social’ in the media sense.

It’s currently playing host to at least four notable meet-ups (in alpha order):

Reading Geek Night: http://readinggeeknight.com/ (@rdgGeek on Twitter)

Inaugural meeting November 10. With beer!

Reading Girl Geek Dinners: http://readinggirlgeekdinners.wordpress.com/

Always well organised and driven by the incredible enthusiasm of founder Sarah Blow - watch the blog for information.

Reading Tweet Up: http://rdgtweetup.co.uk/(#rdgtweetup on Twitter) – every other Wednesday

What goes on? Video by Chris Alexander:

Rdgtweetup (by Chris Alexander) from Daniel Saxil-Nielsen on Vimeo.

TVSMC: Thames Valley Social Media Café

http://tvsmc.redcatco.com http://twitter.com/tvsmc on Twitter)

Takes place in Reading on the third Thursday of every month and one other place, rotating, on the first Thursday.

What goes on at TVSMC?

Just surf – there are lots of pictures courtesy of Benjamin Ellis, Redcatco, one of the original ‘founders’, around. Oh, and this video.

And two previous posts on this site may further enlighten:

Tuesdays, TVSMCs and Tuttle Tattle

Thames Valley Social Media Cafe (September)

Given that Reading is one of the most demographically average places in the UK, or at least was for many years, things could be looking healthy, even for the somewhat London-centric UK.

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