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RISC OS to visit Glasgow, Newcastle

Published: 23rd Jun 2006, 06:06:04 | Permalink | Printable

Why aye man

A new RISC OS road show planned for October later this year will visit Glasgow and Newcastle. RISCOS Ltd say they are organising a two day trip to the mean streets of Glasgow and Newcastle, famous for Byker Grove and Alan Shearer. And RISC OS punters visiting the shows could rub shoulders with the city's football fans.

RISCOS Ltd boss Paul Middleton suggested holding the roadshow at the footie stadiums in each of the cities.

He said: "Regrettably it was not possible to find suitable venues north of Manchester for the Christmas Roadshow 2005, but we intend to remedy this for 2006.

"The plan is for the Roadshow to hit Glasgow on Wednesday October 18, followed by Newcastle on Thursday October 19. The Roadshow will then finish at the Guildford Show on Saturday October 21. Local suggestions for venues are welcomed, but tentative venues have been set as Glasgow Rangers Football Ground and Newcastle United Football Ground."

Users living in the north of the UK often feel somewhat left out during the annual calendar of shows and events, which take place in more southerly locations, such as Guildford and Wakefield.

ROL have invited all hardware and software companies in the platform to attend, with hall booking fees dependent on the amount of interest shown by other businesses. RISCOS Ltd have previously organised whistle-stop road show tours around Christmas time last year and on the European mainland.

drobe.co.uk broke the news of the Guildford date on Monday.

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Hmmm, Rangers ground. Well you can be absolutely guaranteed that any RiscOS curious Celtic fans won't attend. Seemingly normal people behave in the most odd manner when it comes to Rangers and Celtic. The reasons are NOT football which is why the Newcastle ground isn't a problem for tynesiders.

 is a RISC OS Usermripley on 23/6/06 8:24AM
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I have to agree with mripley. I would advise against holding the roadshow at either of the big football grounds in Glasgow in case supporters of the opposition refuse to attend. Far better to find a good neutral venue.

I missed last year's roadshow, but if one is held in the north west this year I would hope to be there. If football grounds are the preferred option, I understand Bolton Wanderers have excellent conference facilities. And as I'm not a Bolton supporter I can't be accused of bias!

From my personal point of view, St Helens Rugby League ground would be best, as it's only two miles from my house, but I have to think of others and suggest Bolton as a good venue.

 is a RISC OS Usercables on 23/6/06 12:28PM
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Is the roadshow not coming to the Midlands this year? This would be ironic, since the 2005 roadshow was supposed to be a replacement for the cancelled Midlands show!

 is a RISC OS Usermrtd on 23/6/06 12:32PM
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What a totally dim idea. Maybe ROL don't quite understand the level of rivalry.

 is a RISC OS Userimj on 23/6/06 1:35PM
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In reply to mrtd

This year hopefully there will be a Midlands event on Sat 25th Nov at the Featherstone & Hilton Conference Centre. The ARM club are looking at doing this and the newly formed MUG users will hopefully be helping. We may here more at our next MUG event on 15th July.

 is a RISC OS Userbluenose on 23/6/06 5:52PM
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Bluenose:

Excellent, that is good news!

 is a RISC OS Usermrtd on 23/6/06 8:20PM
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When you are talking about people going ot ibox, the ranfgers/celtic rivalry should not be considered. It is not as bad as you assume.

The main problem is that Ibrox is near a dodgy area and you may have more problems with security on a dark night. Perhaps something like Strathhclyde Uni (next to one of the main train stations) or a suite in the millenium hoel would be better.

or even Glasgow Uni which is next to hillhead underground (only 5 mins from the city centre)

Glasgow also has a motorway going right through the city centre so you can get to either in 10 mins. I will go to the glasgow event if in te country.

cheers Bob; Glasgow

 is a RISC OS Usernijinsky on 23/6/06 9:04PM
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I'm not assuming things are as bad as I make out. I know they are. I live here!

Granted there are very many people who have family and friends on both sides but, if you're a stranger asking for directions then god knows which idiot you ask! However, a neutral ground is no problem whatsoever. The problem with most of the football grounds is that they all tend to be next to a dodgy area(!) and a pain to get to in anything but a car. The suggestion of Glasgow uni is far better and very easy to get to.....and nice pubs ;-)

 is a RISC OS Usermripley on 25/6/06 11:12AM
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Glad to see ROL are continuing to support the current userbase with these roadshows - they really fill the gaps left by a lack of dealerships and user-group expos. So at least they're getting *some* things right when it comes to marketing...

imj: "What a totally dim idea. Maybe ROL don't quite understand the level of rivalry." What? Followers of the round ball in Wales? Paul probably thinks Celtic is a Div 3 rugby team ;-)

 is a RISC OS Usertimephoenix on 26/6/06 9:12AM
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Oh dear. It's a shame the idiots that try to spoil the football in Glasgow are also overshadowing this event. There are a lot of suitable venues in Glasgow. I suppose it's bad luck that ROL took this one. What makes it worse is that after being saddened by being neglected by ROL before, I won't be able to attend this year's event because I'll be out of the country. One day I'll see an Iyonix or RISC OS Select.

-- Sprite

 is a RISC OS UserSpriteman on 27/6/06 9:54AM
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