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Gaming Galaxy => Retro Events => Topic started by: zapiy on March 24, 2016, 12:47:44 PM

Title: South West Amiga Group Meeting No.1!
Post by: zapiy on March 24, 2016, 12:47:44 PM

Below is something I've been involved in helping to get off the ground.

If you fancy an afternoon of Amiga gaming, demos, tinkering and general chit-chat then read on...


The South West Amiga Group (SWAG) originally formed in December 1997. They met once a month in Bristol to discuss their favourite computer. The group continued in various forms until 2005 when the group disbanded.

In 2016, riding the wave of renewed interest in the platform, the group has been resurrected, a new venue found and new events planned.

SWAG embrace both classic and next generation machines, including all Amiga OS variants, MorphOS and AROS. This includes physical, emulated and FPGA based platforms. All are welcome – but remember … Only Amiga Makes it Possible

First Meeting Details

To get things off to a flying start we’ve arranged to hold our first SWAG meeting in a rather special venue. Open for the first time only a week prior to our booking is the new Swindon Makerspace - ( - a fully refurbished building perfect for those wishing to tinker with new and old Amiga hardware and software.

The date of the first SWAG meeting is Saturday 7th May, from 12 noon until 4:00pm.

The Swindon Makerspace can be found at Unit 34, BSS House, Cheyney Manor, Swindon

There is free parking on site, while the venue offers free Wifi plus tea and coffee making facilities.

If You Arrive Early

If you get to the venue early you’ll find the Café Aroma on site, serving all day breakfasts and lunches. A large McDonald’s and the Swindon Designer Outlet Food Court are also only five minutes drive away.

Those who wish to explore the centre of Swindon could do a lot worse than visit the excellent Museum of Computing - (

For Further Information

If you’d like more information then please visit the official SWAG web site at (

You can also find us on:

Facebook - (
Twitter - (

And Finally

If you are planning on coming, please drop us an email to let us know. We need to get a rough idea of how many people to expect Also, if you’re planning on bringing any hardware (computers, screens etc.) then please detail that in your email.

SWAG can be contacted at:

Anyone going to this?