Wakefield Acorn and RISC OS Computer Show 2020 announced

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The date has been known for a while, and exhibitors have already been sent their booking forms, with confirmed bookings and news appearing on the website – and now this year’s Wakefield Show has been formally announced. It will take place on 18th April, at the usual venue:

The Cedar Court Hotel,
Denby Dale Road,
Calder Grove,
Wakefield,
WF4 3QZ.

The show website reveals that there are already a good number of confirmed exhibitors, with a mix of larger and smaller companies (and individuals), and both 8 and 32-bit platforms are covered – and as the date draws closer, more names should appear on the list. For anyone working on any hardware or software that they may wish to exhibit, but haven’t already been contacted by the organisers, contact details can be found on the website.

There will be the usual show theatre, with a number of talks given throughout the day – but the programme of talks won’t be available until much closer to the show.

Another regular feature will be the charity stand, and details of what items the stand can take to sell on can be found on the website. The charity stand has raised a total of over £25,000 for the Wakefield Hospice over the years; which is an impressive amount.

Coincidental to the number of thousands of pounds raised for charity, twenty five is also relevant to the show for another reason this year – it’s the 25th show organised by the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club!

In order to recognise that milestone, the entry fee for visitors is reduced this year by a massive 60%. Instead of paying £5.00 to gain entry, this year it will cost just £2.00. There will also be a prize draw, a regular feature of the show for a while now, and this year the Club is hoping to add an extra ‘silver’ prize as another way to recognise and celebrate this being the 25th show.

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