Nottingham, UK. Like minded people and a job

I've just started developing alternative interfaces for computers using the bx-24 which I'm happily enjoying. I have a problem however
in that I am the only one in my group of friends interested in this and so I can't really have any conversations because no one know what I'm talking about. Is there anyone in the Nottingham, UK area doing such things that enjoys talking about such things, or does anyone know of any groups that I could join in the same area.
On a second note, I'm interested in this stuff because I'm an artist who produces video installations. I raise this because I'm working on a project at the moment and I'm looking to employ someone to do some coding work for an interface. At the moment it's been developed using the bx-24 and Director but its not dictated by those if there are better options.
Again this is really directed for those in the UK (although not necessarily Nottingham) since it's possible then to move the hardware about. I could do with this being done quite quickly so it could be a nicely contained job for someone. If you interested or you're one of those people around Nottingham get in touch.
OK that's it.
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