The conference closing party will be held Friday evening from 6 to 8pm in the indoor/outdoor, second-floor event space at HOME.
DIRECTIONS TO CONFERENCE EVENTS:
Alexandra Suite at the Midland Hotel (Keynote on July 31). The Midland hotel is just across the street from the Friends’ Meeting House. The Alexandra suite is located on the ground floor at the back of the hotel. Walk straight through the lobby, just to the right of the elevators, and then look to your left.
Whitworth Gallery (Keynote on August 1).The Whitworth Gallery is located 1.5 miles from St. Peter’s Square. Beginning with St. Peter’s Square on your left and the Midland hotel on your right, walk straight down Oxford Road for 1.5 miles; the gallery will be on your right. Buses traveling down Oxford Road are plentiful and usually cost £1.50-£2.50 per trip, depending on the bus line. You can take the 42/142/143 buses, all of which accept contactless credit cards or cash. Taxis are easy to find in the city centre, and the trip to the gallery will cost around £5-£6. To return, you might want to call a taxi, as they aren’t as easy to hail in the gallery area.
HOME (Closing Party on August 2). To get to HOME for the conference closing party: From St. Peter’s Square, cross Oxford Road toward the Midland hotel and walk down Lower Moseley Road, passing the Midland on your right; you’ll pass Bridgewater Hall on your left followed by the Briton’s Protection pub also on your left. When you get to the intersection with City Road Inn ahead and to your right, cross the street and walk under the arch, passing the Innside hotel on your left; when you reach the Tiffin Room on your right, turn left, and there it is. It’s about a 5- to 7-minute walk. The closing party will be held from 6 to 8pm in the 2nd-floor event space.