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Hi, well the 29th BTS Exhibition is rapidly approaching and we have made some ground breaking changes.

First, is the superb new venue.

It will be held at the RICOH ARENA, Coventry on Sunday 18th May 2014. After ten years at the Coseley School we felt, after consultation with many members, that we need to move things up a gear. The school has served us well but I openly admit that for the last couple of years we have had few issues. With this in mind we decided it was time to find a new venue. The Committee were tasked with finding a new site for the exhibition and after a long search we were directed towards the RICOH ARENA by a good friend of Angela and myself. (Thanks Vanessa )

  • It is 1300sqm and will allow us to house the exhibition under one roof. The BTS Exhibition will be held in the EON Lounge on the second floor. It is a versatile, column free room. It boasts natural daylight, high ceilings, inbuilt Audio Visual facilities and a magnificent view of the pitch. The EON Lounge is the ideal location for the all new BTS Exhibition.
  • There is on site accommodation and we have negotiated excellent rates. Single rooms (bed and breakfast) £48.50, double rooms (bed and breakfast) £56.00. (Call Vanessa or Laura at Swordfish to book on 0121 452 4454and quote BTS2014. Credit card details will be required as a guarantee but payment is direct with the hotel) Main hotel SOLD OUT!
  • If you are visiting the BTS exhibition why not make a weekend of it and join us for the legendary “BTS Night Before” get together. Over the years we have organised a pre-exhibition meet in a local pub. Last year we were joined by over 60 friends of the BTS at the event. The “BTS Night Before” is open to everyone to attend and is an opportunity to meet up with some of the exhibitors, visitors and the BTS Committee. This year we are hoping to be able to host the evening in one of the private bars at the Ricoh Arena. Watch this space.
    With the hotel on site why not join us for good beer, delicious food and some fine music. Meet up with friends or make new ones. Enjoy a lovely breakfast and be fresh and ready for the exhibition the next day. What could be better.


  • Visit www.exhibition.thebts.co.uk for more details.

    This is a new era for us and we hope you will all support us as you have always done in the past.

    See you there.

    Ray and Ange


See what you missed: Visit the BTS Lectures page!
Full review of the Lectures now on line! 28th February 2014
 “The aim of the British Tarantula Society is to promote and encourage the responsible husbandry, research, captive breeding, conservation and general knowledge of theraphosids, scorpions and associated fauna”

British Tarantula Society: Established in 1984 – With our roots going back much earlier the BTS is the world’s oldest ongoing tarantula society.  In 2013 we celebrate 29 years of the Society and our 28th Exhibition.  Our main site is for public viewing. Here you will find:

  • BTS Forum: for posting questions on tarantulas and other related subjects.
  • BTS Classifieds: for trading your captive bred tarantulas etc.
  • BTS Gallery: Members galleries and the Theraphosid gallery a great reference guide
  • BTS Chat Room: Open tarantula chat and expert guest chat sessions. plus much much more!
  • The BTS Members website:  Password and username protected B.T.S. Members area.

B.T.S. Members area where you can download the latest journal and many back issues, most online journals are enhanced versions.  There are also articles and species listings and the beginner’s questions and answers matrix.  If you would like to view this area then use the “how to join” to find detail’s on how to become a full or web only member of the British Tarantula Society.  Complete the membership form and return it to the head office.  The forms carry all the information needed to join today!

Head Office: Please direct all official enquiries to head office: Angela Hale
Membership: All enquires please contact Erin and Phil

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