Super prize draw at Wakefield (in Bradford)

There tends to be a prize draw held at the Wakefield Show, but this year (Saturday, 21st May – being held in Bradford) marks something of a milestone; it will be the 25th physical Wakefield Show, and the first physical one since the pandemic. The usual prize draw has therefore been given a little boost – which may or may not have involved gamma rays or a radioactive spider – and it’s now a SUPER one.

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Wakefield Show makes a temporary move to Bradford

Welcome to the Wradfold1 Show! The Wakefield Show has hit a few problems (outlined below) since the milestone 25th event was first scheduled for April 2020, and technically took place in 2021 as an online event – although the next time exhibitors gather in the North to show off their wares, it will still be the 25th physical show organised by the Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club (WROCC). The latest setback came recently as it emerged the regular venue was not going to be re-opened on time, so couldn’t host…

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Wakefield Show homeless, seeking new venue

The Wakefield Show usually takes place in April of each year, though recent times have had an impact on that; the pandemic meant the 25th show had to be put off in 2020, and took place in 2021 – around its normal time – as an online one, with the 25th physical event scheduled for this year instead. This year’s event was originally announced for 23rd April, but ongoing refurbishment work at the hotel caused it to be put back by a month to 21st May. However, there has been…

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Midlands User Group meeting – prepping for the Summer Show

A handy meeting to join if you’re thinking about exhibiting Later this year, the Midlands User Group (MUG) will be holding their Midsummer Show, resurrecting it as an online event, to be held using the Zoom video conferencing software. Unlike the London and Wakefield shows that have taken place via the software, however, with a run of presentations held one after the other, the group is aiming to make more fuller use of Zoom’s facilities, and make their event more like a traditional show. But online.

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Midlands show returns as a virtual event

In recent months, particularly in announcements for their user group meetings, you may have seen references to a show to be organised in 2022 by the Midlands User Group – a resurrection of their old Midsummer MUG Show. And if you happened to look on RISCOSitory at any point over the last few days, you may well have noticed that a banner has appeared in the sidebar for just such a show. The show page(s) on the group’s website were updated at the end of November with the show’s details…

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Midlands User Group discussing Pi cameras – 4th December

Pi… Camera… Action! (And erm… RISC OS?) Although most laptops these days include webcams, as do some normal monitors even, the Raspberry Pi has its own camera module and a number of third parties also supply cameras for the device. At the next Midlands User Group (MUG) meeting, John Rickman will be talking about cameras for the Pi, and exploring what you need to use one.

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