Friday, 18 July 2014

One week to go!

Midland Expo 2014 is now just a week away and the last minute arrangements are all now in place.

Last week the show committee had a meeting with the Leasowes Sports Centre Manager who has proved to be very helpful and co-operative, both he and the staff are evidently keen to see the show a success.

The centre are undertaking the catering arrangements, there will be a café in the former bar area upstairs with additional tables & chairs in the adjacent balcony area. Additionally there will be two more food stalls at ground level, one of which will be a "Samosa Stand" which we are planning to locate in the small hall/gymnasium so please go along and try these spicy delicacies.


Please note that, as in previous years, we are staggering the set-up allowing traders into the hall first followed by clubs & SIGs to help relieve congestion.

  • 07.00 - Traders admitted to hall for set-up, vehicles may be offloaded near to the access doors and then moved to the far side of the front car park
  • 08.30 - Clubs and SIGs have access to halls, once unloaded cars to be parked in remaining spaces in the front and then the side car parks.
  • 10.00 - Show opens to general (paying) public, parking on the rear car park.
  • 10.00 to 13.00 - Competition registration. For classes and rules please go to the competition page.
  • 13.15 Judges' briefing.
  • 13.30 - 14.30 Competition Judging.
  • 15.30 -16.00 Presentation of awards.
  • 16.00 Show closes, public to vacate halls.
  • 16.00 - 18.00 Knockdown, traders and clubs to vacate halls.
  • 18.00 Centre handed back to management

Monday, 12 May 2014

Mid May update

Rob Barwick
With a little over two months to go to Midland Expo 2014 preparations are well in hand, Roger Hartill and Rob Barwick have done sterling work with the trade and exhibitor bookings.

Roger Hartill

We now have a full complement of exhibitors (Branches, clubs and SIGs) for July's show - for the complete list please see the Exhibitors page.

On the traders front we almost have a full house, are awaiting confirmation on the last two tables available, the Traders page has up-to-date details.

There will further updated of the website in the coming weeks with more details on directions and access via public transport to the Leasowes venue.

Meanwhile we look forward to seeing you all on 27th July.