Winsor and Newton factory tour meet-up! April 20, 2010 5:42 PM   Subscribe

Meetup-with-an-ulterior-motive: Winsor and Newton factory tour in Middlesex, England, on May 4, 2010 -- anybody?

A colleague of mine recently did this tour (see here) and was over-the-top complimentary about it. Needless to say, I want to do it too! But they have a 12-person minimum before they will book a tour, and I'm just one person.

So, mefites, here's your chance to help me stack the deck -- by joining me on the Most Amazing Tour Ever (of a paint factory). Free stuff is involved. The catch? They only do tours on Tuesday, and I'm only in England on Tuesday, May 4. I checked, and there's currently no tour booked for that date, which means I need to scrounge some people.

I know, long shot, but I thought I'd try!
posted by obliquicity to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:42 PM (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Man oh man oh man, Windsor and Newton watercolors are basically the only thing I will use these days (except for their raw umber; I don't know why but I can not abide W&N raw umber.) This sounds so cool, in that really fantastically nerdy way. Unfortunately, my flight back to the states is on the first.
But, your quest is a worthy one! Never give up! Never Surrender!
posted by daniel striped tiger at 8:16 PM on April 20, 2010

Where did that extra d come from? Winsor and Newton. Winsor.
posted by daniel striped tiger at 8:18 PM on April 20, 2010

Count me as a tentative yes, assuming nothing weird comes up at work. What time of day is the tour?

For those Londoners considering it, the factory is on the Bakerloo line.
posted by Optamystic at 5:22 AM on April 21, 2010

According to the agenda they sent me, the tour begins at 10am and ends around 1-1:30pm.
posted by obliquicity at 12:29 PM on April 21, 2010

I'd love to go on the tour, but I have a stupid continent and ocean blocking the way. GRAR!
posted by deborah at 2:16 PM on April 21, 2010

Hm, maybe I was overly optimistic in putting this in the meetup sidebar. It looks like with just two of us, there's no way it's a go.
posted by obliquicity at 11:56 AM on April 23, 2010

I'd be up for it and could probably get hold of another person too - but doesn't make 12 of course. Sorry about that.
posted by paduasoy at 2:04 PM on April 24, 2010

Hm, I am going to write to them and ask what happens if we have 4 or 5... maybe there are other people like me, with a small group interested (a girl can dream, right?), and we can join forces.
posted by obliquicity at 10:59 PM on April 25, 2010

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