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book nowReturning to this popular Northern venue, we hope to see lots of you at Bradford. Despite the overwhelming delights of our grand meeting in Stratford, we're offering the usual array of exciting choices, not to mention the availability of authentic curry!

The weekend will offer all the usual delights of a BOS convention; classes for folders of all levels, the BOS library, BOS Supplies (with a special convention discount on offer!), the infamous novelty competition, an extensive exhibition area (where everyone can display their work), a “fold & talk” area where you can relax, tea & coffee and much more. If you will be attending classes, we ask you to read our student's guide and reflect on it.

Our theme will be "Origami Fashion" - we hope you will send us diagrams for any suitable models - trousers, jackets, hats, ties, shoes, you name it!

Please note, when you drive into the car park a camera photographs your car and records the time. You need to validate your car number in  the machine on reception to prove you are a guest, or you get a hefty parking fine from a third party.

Free Folds
We're sure many of you fold a great deal of origami designs, but what do you do with them afterwards? We're asking you to sort out a box of cast-offs, "not quite there" models and those simply surplus to rquirements, and put them in a box (anonymously) at the convention for others to take home with them. What isn't right for you may give someone else hours of fun, working out how it was made. Anything left over will be donated to a school.

Anyone interested in contributing to the programme or assisting with the convention in anyway should contact the organisers (see below).

As usual we will be holding an Exhibition, please bring along your latest origami endeavours; we thrive on your origami work, be it old, new, perfect or in the course of completion - original or an interpretation of another’s work, even gallant failures with a story to tell are welcome! Please don’t be shy: let us see what you have been up to recently. You’ll have a chance to tell us any stories behind your work at the Exhibition Review  Other folders always enjoy hearing these tales, and frequently we learn surprising things about exhibits.

The programme organisers, would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to teach your own model (we need models of all levels).  We would like teachers to explain briefly before or during their session how they came to create their particular model.  Apart from teaching you could offer to help in the supplies shop, arrange the exhibition table, or assist with preparing paper for folding groups.

Click here for the booking form. You can pay using paypal or send a cheque to the membership secretary.

Bookings organiser : Penny Groom
Programme organiser: Thea Anning / Lee Armstrong / Nick Robinson

Getting there
mapThe venue address is Euroway Estate, 6 Roydsdale Way, Bradford BD4 6SA.

Here is the venue website and here is a google map. Right is a simplified map, click to see the full-size version

Car: For many people from the south, just head up the M1 and turn onto the M62 just before Leeds. Follow the M62 to junction 26 then take the M606. You will see signs for the Campanile about 5 miles along. Exit the M606 at junction 2, turn right underneath it (Merrydale Lane) then take the first right (Roydsdale Way) into the Euroway Industrial Estate. Once in the estate, turrn right and you will see the Campanile.

Train : The Bradford Interchange is 3.6 miles from the venue. From there you will need get a taxi or bus from Bradford city centre. The approximate price of a taxi to the Campanile is £6 from the city centre or £22 from Leeds and Bradford Airport.

Bus: from Bradford centre, take the 606 directly to Euroway Industrial Estate

Please use the BOSmail mailing list and our Facebook page to arrange shared travel, it’s cheaper, environmentally friendly and more fun!

Here is the online booking form

Convention fees
With approval by the membership, we have introduced a daily convention fee for delegates to help cover steadily rising prices such as hire of room and equipment, and administration costs. More fee details

Please Note
Confirmation of your bookings and directions to the venue will be sent shortly after your form is received. If you have not received confirmation of bookings within three weeks, please contact Penny Groom to make sure that your booking form has not gone astray.

Final details of convention administration arrangements, timings of meals, details of the provisional programme and other information will be sent to attendees shortly before the convention.

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