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Swindon and District Bonsai Society 9th Winter Image Show

Post  Bob Bailey on Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:32 am

To those of you who missed the Noelanders Show this year why not try the next best thing! The Swindon and District Bonsai Society 9th Winter Image Show will be held on 20th February at the Grange Community Centre (details on Swindon-Bonsai.co.uk)

9 visiting Societies, individual displays by some of Britains top bonsai artists, 8 top Uk bonsai traders, awards in 7 different catergories, full catering and bar and ample parking.
Hope to see you there
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Post  chris on Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:55 am

Hi Bob, both Dragon and Celtic Knot are looking forward to this great event!!!

Not to be missed

Regards Chris

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Post  Ian Warhurst on Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:12 pm

Hi Bob, looking forward to it, can`t wait!.

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Post  Tony on Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:54 pm

Apparently some NORTHERN oik is master of ceremonies... BTW I will be there too showing three trees

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Post  john pitt on Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:01 pm

An unmissable event, one of the best winter image shows anywhere.

I'll be there both as a Trader and Exhibitor,

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Post  fiona on Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:50 pm

Well that seals it then. If both of those sex gods Bob Bailey and John Pitt are going to be there.... flutter eyelashes flutter eyelashes

I have never managed to one but am planning on remedying that this year as I have heard such good things about it. Hope we're not under 6 foot of snow again that weekend.

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Didn't we have alovely time the day we went to Swindon

Post  Tony on Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:40 pm

In my little Chara theys gonna be a whole lotta folk... including Harleyrider, Matt, Simon Jones and a few 'ol trees an all thumbs up




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Post  john pitt on Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:26 am

[quote="fiona"]Well that seals it then. If both of those sex gods Bob Bailey and John Pitt are going to be there.... flutter eyelashes flutter eyelashes

steady on Fiona, I'd hoped to keep a lid on these rumours Smile


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Post  Bob Bailey on Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:57 pm

Fiona, you have made an old man very happy, John will be so pleased!

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Post  alex e on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:32 am

[quote="fiona"]Well that seals it then. If both of those sex gods Bob Bailey and John Pitt are going to be there.... flutter eyelashes flutter eyelashes
Oh thanks Fiona!!!Rolling Eyes cast me off like an auld rag Crying or Very sad

New Dawn Bonsai preparing as we speak, cant wait

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Re: 2011, 9th Swindon 'Winter Image' Show pictures

Post  wabashene on Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:49 pm

Are there any "hidden" rooms I should know about this time a la Wessex Bonsai Show as am planning to attend?

Embarassed

Its a very pleasant drive via Savernake Forest and over the Marlborough Downs from Southampton btw.

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Winter Image Show

Post  Paul B [Swindon] on Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:52 pm

wabashene wrote:Are there any "hidden" rooms I should know about this time a la Wessex Bonsai Show as am planning to attend?

Embarassed

Its a very pleasant drive via Savernake Forest and over the Marlborough Downs from Southampton btw.

TimR

Hi Tim
All the display trees are in one big room with the overflow of traders and a small demo area off of it, so you shouldn't get too lost. The only other room you may need is the cafe & Bar area, but that should be easy to find!!! Follow the smell of Bacon butties

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Re: 2011, 9th Swindon 'Winter Image' Show pictures

Post  Mark Cooper on Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:57 pm

Here are just a few photos from Swindon’s 2010 Winter Image Show to whet your appetites for this coming Sunday’s 2011 show :-

Best in Show / Best Deciduous. Koren Hornbeam



Best Shohin Display (Broom style Zelkova and Red pine)



Best Shohin (Chinese Elm)



More photos from 2010 can be found here http://swindon-bonsai.co.uk/2011/01/28/2010-swindon-winter-show/#more-470





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Winter Image Show

Post  Paul B [Swindon] on Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:16 pm

You took some lovely photos Mark. Hope you take even more at this year's show [2011] At least the lighting conditions should be better!

Paul
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Swindon and District Bonsai Society 9th Winter Image Show

Post  Guest on Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:45 am

Best wishes to all at Swindon today. Really miffed I won't be there. Next year for certain.

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Post  Mike Jones on Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:00 pm

Just a quick update on the 2011 Swindon & District show, Summary ... WOW!

I've been to a few shows in my time but the quality today was just awesome. I was blown away by the quality of so many exhibits. The new venue is a good one; plenty of room to view trees and see the trader stands; (Ouch, wallet is much lighter now) I just could not resist those John Pitt pots (say that quickly).

I expect there will be plenty of photos uploaded so I'll leave it to the Swindon fellas and ladies to show you samples. I took some so will upload tomorrow if none are on by then.

Honestly, having visited the Swindon show some years ago, I just cannot say how the quality knocked my socks off.

In a word ...Stunning.

Fiona, I looked for you but we must have missed one another.

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Post  Bob Bailey on Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:01 pm

On behalf of the Swindon Club I would like to thank all those who attended to-days Show,the visitors,visiting societies,and the traders,all of whom made this our most successful to date. Thanks to the Judges Ken Lever,Paul Goff and John Trott,and to Bob thompson of Dai-ichi Bonsai for sponsering the Trophies.
A special thanks to our Master Of ceremonies the man of wit from up north Mr Tony Tickle,cheers Tony a grand job!
Hope to see you all next year at our 10th anniversary Show. Thank you all once again
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Post  Mike Jones on Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:06 pm

Hi Bob

I know one thing! I sincerely doubt that you will better this one. Best show I have been to for years. Awesome organisation and trees that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end.

Thank you.

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Re: 2011, 9th Swindon 'Winter Image' Show pictures

Post  Paul B [Swindon] on Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:59 pm

Thanks Will & Mike for your comments

Bob, I would also like to add my thanks as Chairman of the Swindon Club, to everyone, that made this such a special show.

The Northern Oik [Tony] did a great job, his voice is a lot louder and was well projected to the other end of the hall. Tony also did a case study of his 3 Hawthorn display. It is a shame that we didn't have a larger demo area, as his talk was enjoyed by everyone that managed to get near it. Thanks Tony.

I am sure that Mark will be posting some of his good photo's on here after he has driven back to South Wales and had a cuppa or two. Then he will have to sort through the numerous shots that he took. So for those that can't wait to see some of them, here are a few.......

Best Large Deciduous.

Best Chuhin

Best Shohin

Best Shohin Display

Tree Award, Sponsored by Dai-ichi Bonsai, Newbury & Redditch


These are just a few of the many great trees at the show, Hope to see everyone there next year.
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Re: 2011, 9th Swindon 'Winter Image' Show pictures

Post  geoff on Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:18 pm

A few more images from the show





























A great exhibition of trees

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Re: Swindon and District Bonsai Society 9th Winter Image Show

Post  Guest on Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:30 pm

Looks like it was a great show. Someone needs to start a new thread in bonsai, rather than down here in announcements. Good to see you posting Geoff. Will give you a ring.

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Re: 2011, 9th Swindon 'Winter Image' Show pictures

Post  Tony on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:02 am

Swindon Winter Show is a CLUB show... and WHAT a fantastic show, the quality the majority of the trees was very high indeed and as high as any show I have seen in the rest of Europe. WELL DONE to the show committee and club members for getting it together on the day.

I made the journey south leaving a 5.00am collecting Harleyrider on the way arriving at 9.00 to a hive of activity in preparation for the show opening at 10.30. I displayed three hawthorns that formed the basis of my case study talk, and was pleased to receive a certificate of Merit for one of the trees.

The shear amount of work and technique employed in the creation of the deciduous trees was breathtaking. And a big surprise being that many trees... and in particular the better trees had been grown FROM SEED by the owners... displaying a fine branch structure.

Swindon Winter Show is firmly fixed in the UK Bonsai Calendar as a MUST VISIT event. Miss it and weep. I will be there again in 2012.

Bob... thanks for your kind comments, there were artists more worthy at the event that should have presented the prises thank you asking me.

One down side was the colour of the lighting in the hall is Sodium lighting, this is why the photos as mostly yellow, so the best photos will have been made with a flash... or you could be a clever clogs (like me) and tweak the images in photoshop (see below) not *perfect* but a bit better Cool







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2011, 9th Swindon 'Winter Image' Show pictures

Post  Paul B [Swindon] on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:09 am

Held on Sunday, the 20th Feb 2011 at The Stratton Community Centre, Grange Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

The figures have now been checked and in all there were about 350 of us at the show during the day.

Best Large Deciduous Award

Best Chuhin Award

Best Shohin Award

Best Shohin Display Award

Tree Award


A few photo's to get the ball rolling, thanks to everyone who took part and see you all next year.

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Post  Paul B [Swindon] on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:13 am

Thanks Will.

It's a good idea, I have done what you suggest. I hope that I have got it right as I have only been on this site for about a week and still finding my way around.

Tony, thanks for the comments and photo

Paul

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Post  handy mick on Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:23 am

Thanks Paul for the photos, fantastic.

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