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    Default South East Arachnid Show 29/1/2012

    Sunday January 29th 2012 sees the return of the annual South East Arachnid Show, our second show following the hugely successful 2011 show. This will be the only arachnid trade show in the south east of England.

    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

    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 nice 5* 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.

    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 from the park to Ashford hotel is currently in progress enabling a quick direct link to the show. 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 or direct through me, and we can now accept paypal payments.


    Current list of confirmed traders are:
    Amazing Reptiles
    Metamorphosis
    Matt Goss
    Custom Aquaria
    Arthropodia (French)
    Thomas Vinmann (German)


    More information can be found on the Invicta Arachnid Club site:
    http://www.invicta-arachnid-club.co....er-information
    Those interested in trading at the show should visit here:
    http://www.invicta-arachnid-club.co....rs-information
    You can read about last years show here:
    http://www.invicta-arachnid-club.co....p?slab=s.e.a.s
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    Getting close now.
    We have a number of private individuals finalising tables plus the confirmed bookings below:


    Amazing Reptiles (Equipment)
    Metamorphosis
    Martin Goss
    Custom Aquaria
    Arthropodia (France)
    Thomas Vinmann (Germany)
    Peter Grabowitz (Polyped)
    Curtis Lakin and Cameron D.E Konigen(Phasmids, bush crickets and beetles)
    The Roach Hut
    Hugh McMahon (Stained Glass and jewellery)
    House of Spiders
    B T S
    Amateur Entomologists' Society
    Essex Reptiles and Amphibians Club
    Michael Scheller (Germany)
    Jays Pets
    The Spider Shop - Rob Hutton
    Jackie Younger
    Daniella Baylis - photography and ceramics
    Radek Pinczewski 'Tarantula World'


    Plus the Invicta Arachnid Club will have plenty of tables offering surplus breeding stock and equipment. We shall also be providing advice, giving out caresheets and organising the raffle during the event.


    Hope to see some familiar faces and share a few beers with some of you the night before.
    My Collection - Summer 2011




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    Just an update on the show arrangements. The bar area adjacent to the halls will contain the societies, so an excellent opportunity to socialise and consume some snacks. You'll find the British Tarantula Society, Amateur Entomologist's Society, Phasmid Study Group and Essex Reptiles and Amphibians Club in this area.

    One of the recent additions will be Bush Grub, giving us the opportunity to taste the foods we usually feed our inverts in lollypops, chocolates, sweets and savouries. We also have South Coast Exotics and Peter Shinn as additional traders plus numerous traders have booked extra tables. We're now approaching our maximum of 84 tables for the show.

    The bar area will also contain the creche room for your purchases. Cost £1 which provides you with a ticket for the raffle which is drawn at 5pm.

    A full list of traders, with recent additions as follows:
    Amazing Reptiles (equipment, gifts, toys and inverts)
    Michael Scheller (Germany)
    Thomas Vinmann (Germany)
    The Spider Shop
    Peter Grabowitz (Germany)
    Martin Goss
    Metamorphosis
    Curtis Lakin and Cameron D.E Konigen (Phasmids, bush crickets and beetles)
    Custom Aquaria
    Rob Hutton
    Matt Arnold
    Arthropodia (France)
    House of Spiders
    The Roach Hut
    KLM Natural supplies
    British Tarantula Society
    Amateur Entomologists' Society
    Hugh McMahon (Stained Glass and jewellery)
    Essex Reptiles and Amphibians Club
    Jays Pets
    Jackie Younger
    Daniella Baylis - photography and ceramics
    Radek Pinczewski 'Tarantula World'
    Bush Grub - unusual sweets and snacks
    South Coast Exotics
    Peter Shinn
    Nicky and Harry Bailey
    Sonja Netopil (Germany)
    Painted Lizard (crafts)
    Phasmid Study Group with Ian Abercrombie making an appearance.
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    Raffle will be drawn at 4pm


    South East Arachnid Show (SEAS) Sunday 31-1-16 Ashford international Hotel jct 9 M20
    Why not make a weekend of it.




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    A big thanks to Peter and Connie Kirk for attending SEAS, and some help with identification
    Nice to see you both again.

    And a thanks to all those who came along to support our show, a great attendance and a great opportunity to catch up with visitors and traders alike.
    My Collection - Summer 2011




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