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Wakefield 2007 to take place in May

Published: 21st Feb 2007, 00:35:12 | Permalink | Printable

New venue found, theatre presentations 'unlikely'

The WROCC have confirmed that the Wakefield 2007 show will take place on May 19 albeit at a new venue. The event's organisers had to ditch the Thornes Park Athletics Stadium, the usual host of the show, and it's "highly unlikely" theatre presentations will be held. The organisers have called on dealers and developers to book stands as soon as possible.

The venue
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Organiser Chris Hughes said: "At last. The Wakefield RISC OS Computer Club is pleased to be able to announce that we will be holding another show this year.

"I have spent the last few weeks trying to find yet another alternative venue, and at least we have found one we feel is suitable. Due to the limit on time and other issues, it is inevitably a compromise venue.

"Regrettably, it is highly unlikely we will have a show theatre this year, due to the various issues of finding our alternative venue. We felt it was more important to run the main show. There is a possibility of a demo area being available, but this will be dependant on the number stands booked, etc."

The show is set to take place on Saturday, May 19, at The Mill House and Frobisher Suite, Stanley Ferry Marina, Ferry Lane, Stanley, Wakefield, WF3 4LT. The event will open from 10.30am to 5pm, and entrance is four quid on the door.


Wakefield show website - not yet updated, but you can contact the show organisers, the WROCC, by emailing show2007info {at} wakefieldshow 'dot' org 'dot' uk or show2007info {at} wrocc 'dot' org 'dot' uk. Alternatively, call Chris Hughes on 01924 379778. Read the original announcement here

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Woo! A pub. I look forward to the show.

 is a RISC OS Userrjek on 21/2/07 1:13AM
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Thanks to Chris Hughes for the announcement. Great stuff.

 is a RISC OS UserEddie on 21/2/07 7:24AM
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Very glad it's still on, but it's looking very much like I won't be able to make it for the first time in some time, as my job is threatening to shove me off abroad for a while.

 is a RISC OS UserSimonC on 21/2/07 10:12AM
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I think its says a lot about the state of the Risc OS market, when the biggest Risc OS event of the year can be held in a pub.


 is a RISC OS Usernx on 21/2/07 10:41AM
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How easy will this be to get to by public transport. the nearest station looks to be a few miles away. I guess cab from Westgate would be the easiest option for most people coming by train.

 is a RISC OS Usercmj on 21/2/07 11:01AM
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Its actually a large Pub/Restaurant with a rather large function room beside a canal. Its not actually being held in the pub! Although the food will be in there. They have had Toy fairs, wedding fairs and craft fairs to name a few things held in the function room.

*In reply to cmj.*

Please give us a little time to deal with the public transport side of things, we only found the venue last Saturday, so have had no time to organise that side of things. We are considering a mini-bus service from at least the railway station. This will be announced one way or the other as soon as we can. More details will appear on the website. Nearest rail stations are Wakefield Westgate and Normanton.

More details will follow as soon as we have them organised.

 is a RISC OS UserWakeman on 21/2/07 11:45AM
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That's great news!

A pity about the lack of Theatre talks but I can understand why.

Looking forward to it already.

Dave C.

 is a RISC OS UserDaveC on 21/2/07 1:09PM
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Wakerman: was more some general thinking aloud about logistics, since i may well be getting there by train.

I'm pretty sure I'll be going to the show, and for a few drinks afterwards - now the show is in a pub, that will be even easier to do =)

Well done to all for organising it and finding in a venue at what's probably quite short notice in "venue organising" timescales!

 is a RISC OS Usercmj on 21/2/07 5:53PM
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"I think its says a lot about the state of the RISC OS market, when the biggest RISC OS event of the year can be held in a pub."


Looking at it on Google Earth, it would seem to be a *very* big pub...

 is a RISC OS Userstevef on 21/2/07 6:44PM
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It's great place. I actually stayed their on business a few years ago and can thoroughly recommend it!

 is a RISC OS UserRickCB on 22/2/07 7:05PM
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Wonderful news.

I have to admit, I was getting a bit worried because I hadn't heard anything and it's the end of February. At least now I understand why I hadn't heard anything.

 is a RISC OS Usercables on 26/2/07 12:56PM
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