Feb 182017
 

That’s just seven days – so few you can count ’em on the fingers of, er, one and a bit hands!

In a week’s time, a large contingent of the RISC OS community – hardware and software developers, businesses, hobbyist programmers and, of course, general users – will be converging on a hotel in a rather nice setting on the Mendip Hills for the first main event of the year: RISC OS Southwest, organised by R-Comp‘s Andrew Rawnsley and Orpheus Internet‘s Richard Brown.

The hotel is, of course, the Webbington, which has hosted the Southwest Show since its inception in 1998, and the doors will be open to the public from 10:30 until 4:00pm, with an entry fee of (I believe – it isn’t specified on the show website) £5.00. Continue reading »

 February 18, 2017  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: ,
Jan 152017
 

But not so formally that I had to wear a dinner jacket to publish it here!

Although the date for the 2017 Wakefield Show has been known about since the 2016 London Show, where it first appeared in the public eye in the issue of Archive Magazine published on the day of the event, it hadn’t been formally announced. At the time Archive’s editor, Jim Nagel, told me that he asked WROCC’s Chris Hughes for the date so that it could be included in the magazine, and I similarly asked Chris for confirmation before publishing it in a news nybble.

Today, however, that more formal announcement has been issued by the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club, the group that organises the event. Continue reading »

 January 15, 2017  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: , ,
Dec 122016
 

Talk about leaving it until the last minute, that’s only 320 days away! EVERYBODY PANIC!

Completing the trio of dates in 2017 for the main shows that take place in the United Kingdom, the date on which next year’s RISC OS London Show will be taking place has been announced as 28th, October, 2017.

The St Giles Hotel, Feltham will once again be the venue, and while it may be a little too early to be absolutely certain who will be there (well, I will be – and you can obviously expect ROUGOL to be there, since they organise it) the show website has already been updated with banners for people to promote it on their own websites.

And for the first time ever, that means this website is sporting banners for all three UK shows down the left hand side!

 December 12, 2016  Posted by  Shows 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: , ,
Nov 102016
 

Organiser Chris Hughes has been in touch to confirm that date of the next Wakefield Show is 22nd April, 2017, as published in the latest issue of Archive Magazine – so mark that date in your diaries now, folks.

No comment was added about the venue, so I would imagine it is safe to assume that it will be at the Cedar Court Hotel as usual. Such details will undoubtedly come when a more formal, and more detailed announcement is made – if there is one thing that can be said about the Wakefield Show, it’s that it is always very well planned and organised.

 November 10, 2016  Posted by  Shows Tagged with: ,
Oct 232016
 

Feltham’s calling to the faraway towns, come along and see the best OS around!

It is now just one week until I’ll be heading home from Feltham (and will have already long since reached home, looking at the time) – which means it’s just five days until I’ll be heading in the direction of Feltham.

The day between those two journeys, of course, is when I’ll be in Feltham, exhibiting at this year’s London Show, organised by the RISC OS User Group of London – and here’s why you, the discerning RISC OS user, should be there as a visitor1: Continue reading »

 October 23, 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 312016
 

One does not simply walk into Mordor Wakefield. It’s better to go by car or train.

This year’s Wakefield Show will be taking place on 16th April, which is now just over two weeks away. The show will take place in the combined Cypress, Hawthorne and Oak Suites of its usual venue, the rather nice – and very easy to find – Cedar Court Hotel, which is a stone’s throw from junction 39 of the M1, so readily accessible by car. Continue reading »

 March 31, 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: , ,