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 A History of British Arcades with special guest Dr Alan Meades  (All day)  A History of British Arcades with special guest Dr Alan Meades (All day)
Join us on this special day as we welcome Alan Meades to the Arcade Archive.

Alan is perhaps the topmost authority on the history of arcade games in the UK and has compiled his work in the book "Arcade Britannia", an essential read for any arcade enthusiasts. His research has focused on his childhood love of British arcade culture. He has rescued long-lost arcade games, interviewed arcade game designers, arcade owners and industry veterans, and worked with SEGA and BACTA (the arcade industry trade body).

He has also held lectures on the topic around the world including at Stanford University, New York University, The University of Malta, and institutions in Norway and Germany, and spoken on the subject at various international conferences.

On this special day we're delighted to host Alan as our guest speaker and learn all about the very unique history of the British arcade.

The day will include:
• A special talk from Alan on the social history of the British amusement arcade.

• An afternoon buffet to keep your energy levels up for gaming

• Full access to the Cave and Arcade Archive

You can find his book here and follow him on YouTube

We look forward to welcoming you to The Cave and Arcade Archive, a retro technology haven in the heart of The Cotswolds.
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Arcade Archive is located on the ground floor of the mill. There is a very slight step into the main door, and inside there is a small ramp through a doorway separating the two halves of the exhibit that is 80cm wide.

Please note that the toilets are located on the 3rd floor and are only accessible via stairs.

Snacks, sweets and soft drinks are also available. (Please note, The Cave operates on a cashless basis; only card payments are accepted

If you have any questions about your visit please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

Please see our booking terms & conditions here.
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When:1st Oct 2023
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Belvedere Mill
United Kingdom