Ant Lib Weekender - Adam & the Ants Celebration & Convention 2009

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Tower BridgeYes it's that time of year again when Adam & the Ants fans from across the world put on their thigh-high booties and head to London for the annual gathering of the Antpeople!

The Ant Liberation Front is proud to present the Ant Lib Weekender - our largest, most ambitious event yet! Recession? What Recession..?!
Antpeople deserve the best in value entertainment, and we're offering a credit-crunch-busting weekend of live tributes, big screen video, discount merchandise, and lashings 'n' lashings of the best Antmusic committed to disc - all to
celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Ants' seminal debut LP Dirk Wears White Sox.

This year we will be partying in the historic Tower Bridge area of London, on the edge of the financial/city district near the Tower of London, and a cat-o-nine's distance from the River Thames. For from under a tenner, you'll have a weekend to remember with fellow fans of the face that launched a thousand whips...

Ant Lib Weekender - Adam & the Ants Celebration 2009

Friday 6 November
Venue: The Crypt Bar
Location: E1 8AZ
Time: 7pm-late
Meet, greet and catch up with old & new Ant chums in a warm, casual, Ant-friendly environment with pub-priced drinks, happy Ant chatter, bar games and free buffet!

Saturday 7 November
Venue: The Abbey Bar
Location: 33-35 The Minories, EC3N 1DD
Time: 8pm-3am
Featuring big screen rare Ant video, the finest Antmusic from throughout the decades, special guests including Terry Lee Miall, Chris 'Merrick' Hughes and Gary Tibbs, plus live Ant tribute performances courtesy of The New Royal Family (playing their final major public appearance) and Ligotage, fresh from the success of their performance at Ant Pride earlier this year.

British Music Experience logoSaturday 7 November - Sunday 8 November

Our friends at the BME are kindly donating a free pass (worth £15!) to every Ant Lib Weekender ticket-holder for their brand new exhibition at the O2, Greenwich to see Adam Ant's famous buccaneer jacket as well as hundreds of other iconic costumes and props from 50 years of British popular music. More info >

Prick Up Your Ears @ The Comedy Theatre: Contact us directly if you would like to reserve tickets for our group booking to see the Sunday matinee performance of this brand new adaptation of the Joe Orton/Kenneth Halliwell story starring Little Britain/Shooting Stars' star and Ant fan Matt Lucas.

Ordering your Ant Lib Weekender tickets
Entry to this year's Ant Lib Weekender is via advance ticket only priced at £10 each. Order online by selecting the amount of tickets required, then click the payment link at the top of the page. Please note that online ticket orders incur a small handling fee to cover 3rd party charges. Save yourself this fee by taking advantage of our Accommodation offer (see below) or by purchasing your tickets by post.

By Post: Send a cheque / postal order made payable to Ant Liberation Front, remembering to include your full name, postal address, email address (so we can email your e-ticket), phone number and number of tickets required to Ant Lib HQ, PO Box 48384, London W12 7YG

Industrial Action by Royal Mail
Cheques/mail items are currently taking 1-2 weeks to reach the Ant Lib PO Box due to industrial action by Royal Mail in the London/South East area. With the possibility of a national postal strike in the weeks leading up to the Ant Lib Weekender, we strongly recommend that you post your ticket order & payment via 1st class Special Delivery before 31st October if you cannot order online.

On receipt of your ticket purchase you will receive an e-ticket for your entry to the Ant Lib Weekender - please print it and bring it with you on your arrival to allow entry. Your BME pass will be emailed to you seperately nearer to the date of the Ant Lib Weekender. Please note that tickets are transferable but not refundable.

Weekender Hotel / Accommodation
We are no longer taking bookings for our ticket & accommodation package deal with Premier Inn London City (Tower Hill) - however, there are currently alternative room vacancies at the nearby Travelodge Tower Bridge (Double rooms only) and Travelodge Aldgate East (Double and Twin rooms available).

Ant Lib Weekender - lick to enlargeTravelling to Tower Ant Hill, London

Both Friday & Saturday night venues are located in the Tower Bridge area of London, known as Tower Hill. A mix of financial and tourist types, the area is one of the most safe parts of the city and although served well by pubs and cafes, is relatively quiet at weekends.

Travelling by tube: Some of the many tube stations within a few minutes walk: Tower Gateway (2 mins) served by DLR, Tower Hill (3 mins) served by Circle and District lines, and Aldgate (3 mins) served by Circle and Metropolitan lines.

Travelling by bus: Aldgate bus station is located nearby and acts as a busy hub for many buses serving both the city and West End. Click here for daytime bus services and here for night buses.

Please check your route before travelling as essential maintenance work is carried out at weekends which may affect your journey on the tube. For further information on planning your journey to the Ant Lib Weekender, visit the Transport for London website or download/print this handy tube map.

We look forward to seeing you in November!
The Ant Lib Weekender Team

The Abbey Bar

A favourite Ant shirt designWear Your Ant Shirt to Work Day - Friday 6 November 2009

Even if you can't make this year's Adam & the Ants Celebration, why not show the world your Antness by plucking out an old Ant shirt from your wardrobe and wearing it with pride for all to see!
This year sees the launch of this new Adam & the Ants awareness campaign, supported and promoted by the Ant Liberation Front for the nearest Friday to Adam Ant's birthday in November each year. This year's date is Friday 6 November, so even if you can't make it to the annual celebrations, you can join us in spirit!
Don't own an Adam & the Ants shirt? Shame on you! Get thee to the shop on ye olde Ant Lib Online website, order via PayPal before Saturday 24 October and we will ship your threads to you in time for
Wear Your Ant Shirt to Work Day!

Last updated: 14 October 2009

Name Sales End Price Fee
Ant Lib Weekender Advance Ticket   Ended £10 £0.9