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May 122017
 

It’s not only Smarties that have the answer – ROUGOL does too!

If you want to know what happened at last month’s Wakefield Show, a reasonable approach would be to read the RISCOSitory report – but I haven’t written it yet. The workload here in the bunker is such that the report is still to be written for the earlier Southwest Show – so the Wakefield one might be a while. You could also look at the videos of the theatre talks, but apart from one, I haven’t even watched them, let alone edited and uploaded them for you to do the same.

So what is the discerning RISC OS user who was unable to attend Wakefield to do? Continue reading »

 May 12, 2017  Posted by  User groups Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Nov 302016
 

Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to Bangor London?

Looking down the main hall at London 2016

Looking down the main hall at London 2016

This year’s RISC OS London Show took place on 29th October, and while it wasn’t as large as last year’s event (which I’ll discuss near the end of this report) it was still an enjoyable and worthwhile one. So, without any further preamble, here is a run down of what visitors could have seen, working clockwise from the entrance.

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 November 30, 2016  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Jun 062016
 

Right, I’ve been up to Wakefield, had a cup of tea and a little walk, and now it’s… er, June!?

The annual trip to the North for RISC OS users – the Wakefield Acorn & RISC OS Computer Show – took place this year on 16th April, at the Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale, near Wakefield – the venue at which it originally started in 1996 before setting off for pastures new, and to where it returned some years ago and has remained ever since. Continue reading »

 June 6, 2016  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , , ,
Mar 282016
 

If I’d finished this two days ago, there might have been a 28 Days Later movie reference here! Oh wait, there still is!

This year’s Southwest Show took place on 27th February, and while this year it attracted fewer paying customers through the door than last year (more on that later) there was still a positive vibe, and people – both visitors and exhibitors – seem to have enjoyed the day. So much so that, with next year’s date already set, all but two of this year’s exhibitors have already confirmed attendance. Continue reading »

 March 28, 2016  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Feb 282015
 

‘Ello, John, got a new motor computer?

The most rubber-dated show in the RISC OS calendar, the RISC OS Southwest Show, took place this year just one week ago, on 21st February, 2015 – and it was a busy show, well attended by both visitors and exhibitors.

As usual, the event took place at the Webbington Hotel, Loxton, Somerset, on the side of Crook Peak in the Mendip Hills – a location which, while a touch harder to get to than most shows, is one which is undeniably scenic, with fantastic walking behind and above the venue, and splendid views from in front. Continue reading »

 February 28, 2015  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
May 102014
 

I never knew the RiscPC tasted so good!

This year’s big RISC OS event in the North – the Wakefield Show – took place on 26th April, so it is once again time to put pen to paper fingers to keyboard, and write about it for the benefit of those who were unable to attend. As usual, the show took place in the Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, just off junction 39 of the M1 – the same venue in which it started some eighteen years ago (making this the nineteenth show), and to which it returned several years ago. Continue reading »

 May 10, 2014  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Nov 172013
 

Fanfares, please!

The latest event in the RISC OS Calendar – the RISC OS London Show, 2013 – took place just over three weeks ago in its usual venue, the St Giles Hotel, Feltham. Organised by the RISC OS User Group of London (ROUGOL), the show seemed from my point of view to be as busy and well attended as usual, though I understand the overall number of visitors was down on previous years by a small margin. Having said that, I spoke to a few people who I don’t remember seeing at any shows before – and at least one who confirmed that he was new to RISC OS – so while the numbers may have been down, there do seem to be signs of new interest. Continue reading »

 November 17, 2013  Posted by  Shows, Software Tagged with: , , ,