As a general rule, we meet on the 4th Saturday of every month at the Knights Templar. See the list on the right for when the next meeting is scheduled. Meetings start at around 12:30pm and last as long as there are members present to participate, (most of us get bored of each other by about 6:00pm at the latest).
If you would like to attend one of our meetings, please join the Mailing List first and introduce yourself.
(For Bath members, the Bath Perlmongers meet up regularly, and despite the title, LUG members are welcome to, and frequently do, turn up)
There is no set agenda to speak of, if you have a particular problem that you'd like to have explained in person, a troublesome piece of hardware you'd like someone to look at, or would just like to meet like-minded Linux enthusiasts and share a pint or five, you're all welcome to turn up.
Feel free to bring a piece of interesting hardware along, (although some people take this too seriously and bring a car boot full), as that will usually steer the conversation accordingly. As a yardstick, a Sharp Zaurus, some Bluetooth gubbins and the aforementioned car boot brimming with free elderly Sun Microsystems workstations have all been previous attendees!
- By train: This is the best option. Catch the train to Bristol Temple Meads. After leaving through the ticket barrier into the ticket hall, do not turn left onto the station forecourt, but go straight ahead across the travel information office, into the old station building. Head through the bike parking, and follow the patch across the car park, across the front of Starbucks, and into the courtyard. The Knight's Templar is behind you, on the left.
- From Broadmead: Either: Catch the number 8/9 bus to Temple Meads station, stops on Broadmead sides of House of Fraser and Primark – see map. Once arrived at Temple Meads, enter into ticket hall, and turn left. Follow directions above. Or: Leave Broadmead by going to the Castle Park side, follow Wine Street away from the Old Market end, and round the corner, across Bristol Bridge, and onto Victoria Street. Follow Victoria Street to the roundabout at the end, and take the second exit from the roundabout, into the business park. When you reac the end of the road, turn left, then you enter the courtyard with the Knight's Templar on your right. Or: Catch the River Taxi from the Castle Park direct to Temple Quay.
- From The Centre: Either: Catch the number 8/9 bus to Temple Meads station, from the stop in front of the Hippodrome. Follow directions above. Or: Leave The Centre via Baldwin Street – the road that's approximately opposite the Hippodrome. Turn right at the end of Baldwin Street, and cross Bristol Bridge. Follow "From Broadmead" instructions above. Or: Catch the River Taxi from The Watershed direct to Temple Quay.
- By Bus: From Bath, catch the X39 to Bristol Temple Meads. Ask the driver to tell you when to get off, if you don't know. Once you're there, you can't miss the station. From elsewhere, ask on the list, and someone should be able to help out; alternatively call Traveline on 0845 608 2 608.
- By Cycle: The Knight's Templar is on a major cycle route, and has ample parking. Ask on the list for directions.
- By Car: Park & Ride, if possible. Go on, you know you want to. P&R information is available on the Bristol City Council website. The A4 Bath Road P&R stops at Temple Meads station itself, so you've only got a five minute walk to the Knight's Templar (see above). The Long Ashton and Portway P&Rs don't go to Temple Meads on the weekend, so jump off at either Broadmead or The Centre, and follow the directions above. In fact, if you're coming down the Portway, stop at either Avonmouth, Shirehampton or Sea Mills station, and give some support to the criminally underappreciated Severn Beach Line train into Temple Meads. If you insist on driving in all the way, there are a number of car parks near the Knight's Templar. Bristol City Council has a rather useful car park finder on their website; recommendations include Gardiner Haskins, and the NCP and/or Bristol City Council car parks just off Temple Gate (turn left immediately after passing the Holiday Inn Express). Temple Meads station itself has a car park, but it's rather expensive.