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Peter Lacey
18-12-13, 09:03 AM
Sunday January 26th 2014 sees the return of the annual South East Arachnid Show, our fourth show following the hugely successful previous shows. This will be the only arachnid trade show in the south east of England. Doors open 11am and the show finishes at 5pm.

The trade show will be held at the Ashford International Hotel in Ashford, Kent and sits just off junction 9 on the M20 so its easy to find. The full address of the venue is as follows.

Ashford International Hotel
Simone Weil Avenue,
Ashford,
Kent,
TN24 8UX
Tel: 01233 219988

We're currently taking bookings and for previous traders we are offering tables in the same position as last year. Traders are offered entry at 8.30am on Sunday or alternatively they can store their stock at the hotel the night before the show.

The best ways of getting to the trade show are;
By car, just off junction 9 of the M20, it is also just 23 miles from Dover ferry port for anyone coming from the continent.
By train, the venue is 3 miles from Ashford international train station which is on the high-speed rail link so you can get there quickly and there is a short bus ride between the station and the venue.

There is a small entrance fee to the show, the prices are as follows.

Adult – 3
Child (5yrs-15yrs) – 1.50
Child (under 5) – Free
O.A.P – 1.50

Distance to travel? Don’t want to do an early morning start to get there on time?
The trade show is being held in a very plush 4* hotel so if you wish you could travel down the night before and have a night of luxury to wind down from your journey. The prices obvioulsy reflect the quality of the hotel which includes a gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms — great for relaxing on the Saturday. The hotel is also equipped with a full bar and restaurant.
You may receive a discount on advance booking sites.

Another option available, is the Eureka business park opposite the hotel. Here you have the choice of 2 budget hotels. As well as the hotels there is a Bannatyne’s health and fitness club, a 12 screen multiplex cinema and an array of eateries including Frankie and Bennie’s, Beefeater and the obligatory McDonalds, KFC etc so you could turn it into a weekend break. A pedestrian bridge connects the retail park to the Ashford hotel. If you are interested in the budget hotels, the details of the 2 hotels are as follows.

Travelodge, Ashford
Eureka Leisure Park,
Rutherford Way,
Ashford,
Kent
TN25 4BN
Tel: 0871 9846004

Premier Inn, Ashford
Eureka Leisure Park,
Rutherford Way,
Ashford,
Kent
TN25 4BN
Tel: 0845 080 5104

Traders are invited to book their tables via the website, and we can now accept paypal payments. Tables are offered at 20 which includes 2 chairs, 2 passes and some coffee/tea. Please Note: The price of tables and floor space will increase to 25 in January.

Currently booked traders include:
Amazing Reptiles (equipment, gifts, toys and inverts)
Michael Scheller (Germany)
Olaf Hopp (Germany)
Thomas Vinmann (Germany)
The Spider Shop
Peter Grabowitz (Germany)
Martin Goss
Metamorphosis
Custom Aquaria
Rob Hutton
Arthropodia (France)
House of Spiders
British Tarantula Society
South Coast Exotics
Mateusz Panek
Amazillia Zoological (Peter Collins)
Spider Shed
Eddy Lebas (France)
Dirk Reumers (Germany/Belgium)
Nils Belker (Germany/Belgium)
Exotic Pets UK Ltd
Bush Grub
Penfold Reptiles
Lost World
Dare U Snax
Paul and Carrianne Cornwall
Stefan Birkus
Martin Taylor


This year we shall be collecting for our allotted charity:
Clic Sargent which is a child based cancer charity. More information and donations can be made at Jacobs story (http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Luke-Wendy-ClicSargent)
All donations greatly received.


More information can be found on the Invicta Arachnid Club site: Invicta Arachnid Club ~ Customer Information (http://www.invicta-arachnid-club.co.uk/index.php?slab=customer-information)

Those interested in trading at the show should visit here:
Invicta Arachnid Club ~ Traders Information (http://www.invicta-arachnid-club.co.uk/index.php?slab=traders-information)

You can read about last years show here:
Invicta Arachnid Club ~ South East Arachnid Show (http://www.invicta-arachnid-club.co.uk/index.php?slab=s.e.a.s)

Peter Lacey
27-12-13, 11:03 AM
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Another addition to the list of traders, their first show in the UK, Dirk Reumers (Belgium/Germany) has booked 4 tables, offering lots of true spiders, centipedes and scorpions.




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Peter Lacey
13-01-14, 02:49 PM
Trader list updated to include recent additions:
Exotic Pets UK Ltd
Bush Grub
Penfold Reptiles
Lost World
Dare U Snax
Paul and Carrianne Cornwall
Stefan Birkus
Martin Taylor

Peter Lacey
21-01-14, 01:05 PM
We now have a Twitter account specifically for SEAS.
If you wish to follow us you can find us here: @Invicta_SEAS or search for South East Arachnid

I shall be updating the twitter feed when I'm at the show on Saturday (setting up and socialising) and Sunday

David Wilson
27-01-14, 06:15 PM
I would just like to say a big well done to all those who organised and worked hard at the show sunday, and made it the success it was- brilliant turn out given the threats from the british weather, and a friendly bunch of people on the door, I enjoyed it very much, and am very aware of how much work goes into events such as these.
I enjoyed it . Thank you all.

Peter Lacey
27-01-14, 08:33 PM
thank you David, always good to hear praise, I shall pass on your words to the committee.
Planning for next years show is already underway \o/