If you need more detailed information about a small selection of Wakefield Show exhibitors and their wares than is provided in Mark Stephens’ show report and pictures on the Icon Bar website, but can’t wait for the usual RISCOSitory show report and videos, Ruth Gunstone has stepped in to fill in the gap. Ruth is a member of the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club and, along with Peter Richmond, looks after the show theatre – and has now uploaded her recordings of the various talks to Youtube:
And it has found a new home… in Bristol!
With the most recent Southwest Show having taken place in February, the organisers revealed the date of the 2019 event at the time of the even more recent Wakefield Show last weekend. The date of the next Southwest show will be on 16th February, 2019, so please mark that date in your diaries now.
The date of the next show isn’t the only thing to be revealed, though. The RISC OS Southwest Show 2019 will be taking place in a different venue – the Arnos Manor Hotel in Bristol – with much better links for people coming by both public and private transport alike.
And you thought I was slow putting my videos online!
Ruth Gunstone is one of the duo that handles the theatre at the annual Wakefield Show, along with Peter Richmond, and she has also made video recordings of the talks for the last couple of years. Her recordings from last year’s show are now online for your viewing pleasure – just in time for this year’s show! The videos in question are:
- Steve Revill, RISC OS Open Ltd
- Andrew Rawnsley, R-Comp
- Chris Evans, CJE Micro’s and 4D
- Mystery announcement (aka Richard Brown, RISC OS Developments Ltd)
- Matthew Phillips, Sine Nomine
It’s where the discerning RISC OS user will be on Saturday, 21st April.
It’s now only a little over a week until this year’s Wakefield Show takes place – so let’s take a quick look at what’s in store for you, the discerning RISC OS user in question.
Getting some important details out of the way first, the show will take place at its regular venue:
The Big Ben Club‘s annual gathering, the RISC OS eXperience (English translation) will be taking place this year on Saturday, 12th May, running from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Focusing on the support of Raspberry Pi and RISC OS amongst Dutch users, the event will take place at its usual venue, not far from Amsterdam:
1541 WR Koog aan de Zaan,
Admission is free for both visitors and exhibitors, and the venue supplies refreshments for a reasonable price. There is a car park right outside the main hall at the rear of the building, and there is a railway station nearby and a bus stop right outside the entrance.
And, oh yeah… I should probably say something about the show as well, shouldn’t I?
It is now just two and a half weeks until this year’s Southwest Show, which will be taking place at the Webbington Hotel, its home since the first one took place all the way back in 1998. With there having been no show one year – I believe in 2000 – that makes this the twentieth Southwest Show.
This year’s Midlands Midsummer Mugshow taking place in winter!
The Recursion Computer Science Fair will be taking place two weeks from today, on Saturday, 17th February, having moved from the early July date of the last few years. The Fair offers a fun-packed day for anyone interested in computing in any form, with a heavy focus on education.
The question on everyone’s lips for countless years to come will be “Where were you on 28th October, 2017?”
Okay, they probably won’t be asking that – but I’m asking it now.
Well? Where were you?
I’ll tell you where I was: Feltham. More specifically, the St Giles Hotel – in the conference rooms on the first floor, where this year’s London Show was held. If you weren’t there, I’ll assume you’re reading this because you have an interest in RISC OS, and would like to know what you missed. In which case, read on…
It appears that the London Show website was quietly updated a few weeks ago with the date of the 2018 event: 27th October.
The venue will again be the St Giles Hotel, Feltham, and the doors will be open to the public from 11:00am until 5:00pm, with an entry fee of £5.00 on the door for adults and £0.00 for under-16s.