The date of the next Wakefield Show has already been noted here in the RISCOSitory bunker, but it has now been formally announced. As reported in that post, the event will take place on Saturday, 23rd April, 2022 at its regular venue:
The Cedar Court Hotel,
Denby Dale Road,
That means the show’s organisers – Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC) – are planning to make it a physical show once again.
The event that was set to take place in 2020 would have been the 25th Wakefield Show, but that had to be cancelled because of the pandemic, and the next show the Club organised took place earlier this year, but that was a virtual event, also because of the pandemic.
That means, although the 2021 virtual event was technically the Wakefield group’s 25th show, the 2022 event will still be their 25th in-person one – so it is an anniversary event, celebrating over a quarter of a century of shows organised by the Wakefield Club.
Many of the exhibitors who planned to attend the 2020 show, from both the 8 and 32-bit worlds, are planning to make their appearance in 2022, and there will of course be a series of talks in a separate show theatre. Keep your eye on the show website for more details as and when they are published.
Another benefit of a physical show is the ability to support a good cause – the Wakefield Hospice – by way of the charity stall, allowing you to do so by either buying something that has been kindly donated (or simply by handing over some money to support the cause), or by donating some goods to be sold. To date, the Wakefield Show has raised around £25,000 since 1996.
So if you are a RISC OS user, please make a note in your diary to attend the show – and if you have something you might wish to show off to other RISC OS users, why not consider booking a stand while there is still space available?