Show report: Southwest 2020

I don’t think anyone can possibly disagree with me when I say that 2020, so far, has been an unusual year. Most of the world is in some form of lockdown due to the SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, with movements beyond our homes and interactions with people beyond our own households at a minimum – which means (in a RISC OS context) shows and user group meetings aren’t taking place.

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Southwest Show – final round up of pre-show news

As the countdown until this year’s Southwest Show ticks over into the final twenty four hours – the show takes place tomorrow, Saturday, 22nd February at the Arnos Manor Hotel in Bristol – a few press releases and announcements have found their way to me. I can’t spend any real time crafting individual articles this time around, so instead here’s a round-up of show-related news that has come my way since I posted a show preview.

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News nybble: Buy from Elesar now, collect on Saturday

If you’re heading towards the Southwest Show in Bristol on Saturday, and there’s something you’ve been thinking of buying from Elesar Ltd, now is the time to do it. The company is once again offering a ‘click and collect’ option for physical goods, which shaves off the postage cost for physical goods. If the option is chosen when an order is placed, nstead of the goods being posted out, they will be brought to the show for collection there – just pop along to the RISC OS Open Ltd stand…

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Preview: Southwest Show 2020

It is now just over a week until the first show of the calendar year takes place – the RISC OS Southwest Show – so why not sit back, relax, and look ahead to who will be there, and what they’ll be showing you? And if you’re one of the exhibitors, after reading this, you can go into a full blown panic as you realise just how close we are to the show, and how much preparation you still have to do!

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Show report: Southwest 2019

It was the dawn of the third age of mankind second venue for the RISC OS Southwest Show Since its inception, each and every Southwest Show until this year’s had been held at the Webbington Hotel in Somerset – a grand total of twenty one shows, with twenty years between the first, which took place on 7th February, 1998, and last year’s event, which took place on 24th February, 2018.

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It’s now just one week until the RISC OS Southwest Show 2019

And in a new, easier to reach venue, so you now have one excuse fewer if you don’t come! As of today, it is now just one week until the 2019 Southwest Show, which takes takes place on Saturday, 16th February – in a new, more accessible venue in Bristol. The change of venue has been known about for some time, but even as late as a few days ago, I saw a comment expressing surprise, so dealing with that important point first, the new location is: The Arnos Manor…

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Show report: Southwest 2018

Better late than never, but not as late as last year – so that’s something, right? This year’s Southwest Show took place on Saturday, 24th February, at the Webbington Hotel and Spa – the same venue at which it has been held every year since its inception. This year’s show was therefore the 21st, marking twenty years since the very first one, held in February 1998. There was therefore cake – which you missed out on if you didn’t come to the show, and which everyone who was present enjoyed.…

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Date announced for Southwest 2019

 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…

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