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West Country Exhibition from Simons

Posted: Mon 28 Sep, 2015 2:10 pm
by DSimons
D & J Simons would like to invite you to attend their West Country Exhibition at the end of this week.

We will be showing all our new 2015 range of wooden and Emafyl picture mouldings.

Plus equipment from:

Valiani CMCs, Fletcher, Alfammachine, cassese, Epson, Fuji and many more...

Representatives from Simfilm, Colourmount, Framiac software and the Fine Art Trade Guild will also be in attendance.

Details are as follows:
Sunday 4th October - 10am - 5pm
Monday 5th October - 10am - 4pm

The Almondsbury Interchange Hotel
Gloucester Road
Almondsbury
Bristol BS32 4AA

There is plenty of free parking! Please come along and join us.

Re: West Country Exhibition from Simons

Posted: Mon 28 Sep, 2015 3:26 pm
by Tudor Rose
We will be there on the Sunday, hope to see other Forum members there.

Re: West Country Exhibition from Simons

Posted: Mon 28 Sep, 2015 7:54 pm
by Not your average framer
We are also going on the sunday.

Re: West Country Exhibition from Simons

Posted: Tue 29 Sep, 2015 8:46 am
by DSimons
Sorry, forgot to mention that the director of Valiani will also be in attendance as well.

Re: West Country Exhibition from Simons

Posted: Tue 29 Sep, 2015 1:09 pm
by Steve N
Will be there Monday :clap:

Re: West Country Exhibition from Simons

Posted: Mon 05 Oct, 2015 10:45 pm
by Not your average framer
We went there on Sunday and found it to be quite an easy venue to get to. I was limited on time, so I was in and out in about 90 minutes.

Colourmont had their own representative there and I spent some very useful time with her being shown all the new additions to their range. First of all was their 3.2mm thick mountboard available in 4 colours, I think that this is a new range, but I could be wrong! Also they were promoting a new white core self adhesive mountboard which is O.K. for sticking you own paper to before cutting as mounts. I was quite impressed with their display samples of this board and it has certainly got me thinking. Before leaving the Colourmount stand I took the opportunity to get stocked up with some new swatches and selectors for my shop.

Simons had their usually mix of mouldings and machinery. Valliani have recently released a wall mounting bracket for studios with limited space. The number of new Simons mouldings which I have not already seen when their area rep Jeff Sheen comes to call was quite limited and I have already got samples of most of them, but the interesting thing was that the new additions were mainly aimed at the better quality end of the market. Many of them look quite classy and this does seem to have been a recent trend over the last few years.

I don't know how many new mouldings were on show, but here is a very brief list of the one's that I liked:

Palma range - Rectangular shape with gold, or slver edges,
5480 range - Narrow spoon with metallic edges in various colours.
Highgate range - Interesting shaped and very finely flutted in two, or was it three widths.
Provence range - Modern looking rectangular veneered mouldings.

Also the Display range which is designed for making up box frames of various sizes and colours. These mouldings are finished on all faces illiminating the need to line the internal faces.

Overall I found it was worth the effort of going and on the way home got well and truely "podged" at the Puxton Park Carvery just off the M5, which I can also recommend.

Re: West Country Exhibition from Simons

Posted: Thu 08 Oct, 2015 1:07 pm
by Whitewater Gallery
Sounds interesting, I am hoping that next year they will have a West Country Exhibition :smirk: I think I need a passport if I travel to Bristol!

Re: West Country Exhibition from Simons

Posted: Thu 08 Oct, 2015 6:47 pm
by Not your average framer
Yes, I have noticed that. If you are going into Cornwall across the Tamar bridge there is no charge, but If you are leaving Cornwall across the Tamar bridge then you have to pay a toll on the bridge. Could this be a conspiracy to keep the Cornish in Cornwall?

:giggle:

Re: West Country Exhibition from Simons

Posted: Fri 09 Oct, 2015 10:57 am
by Whitewater Gallery
I think it is just a ploy to encourage people to stay on the North Coast - no charges leaving this way!! :D