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SpacemonkE
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Location: London
Member Since: 12th Mar 2002
Total posts: 25
Posted:----------- Spinning@... Update -----------

Dear all



we have moved to a new location.... se here for the new treead

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/show.../o/fpart/1/vc/1





see you at the rag factory..





this is why we have moved...





We had discussions in the pub on Tuesday regarding the use of the market for spinning@spitz and thanks to friends we have a much clearer idea of whats going on:



Unfortunately we are not allowed back into the market for our workshops. It seems that while we have been out the market for the work, there has been a change of management. The new management appears to want to increase the value of the market area (gentrification is the term being used). This has led to many of the existing tenants not being invited to re enter the market, our selves included.



The stgeorges residents association would have had no idea we would not be allowed back in, so although annoying its not their fault. We still have contacts in the market and we dont want to cut out any future possibility of re-entering the market at a later date by kicking up a fuss, especially when there is no chance at all of us using the space in the current climate.



We need to do 2 things 1. Find a temporary place to play ASAP (see top) and 2. Find a permanent new home to help us move forward we need your help. Please think of the people around you, be it your parents, friends, colleagues etc and see if there is anyone who may be able to finds us a new home put the feelers out there.



If you find somewhere that fits our criteria (see below) then please get a contact name, a number or email and if appropriate, have a brief chat with them as a recommendation or personal contact makes a huge difference. If they are interested, forward their details to me and I will then chase it up.



We require an indoor or covered outdoor area with adequate lighting able to house up to 100 people on a Tuesday evening within 10mins from a tube and centrally located. We also require power to run a portable stereo.



On another note we have decided to have a Xmas party to raise some funds to help us secure a new spinning@..... s venue. The confirmed date is Thursday 20th December in a Brixton from about 7.30 pm to 1 am. More details to follow.



Hopefully we will get sorted very soon and in the meantime we will meet at the poet next week and maybe look at ice skating, bowling or something else there after.



Huge hugs



Kev and the guys at spinning@.... s





grouphug grouphug grouphug grouphug grouphug grouphug grouphug grouphug grouphug grouphug grouphug grouphug

EDITED_BY: Dom (1208047279)


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mirentje
mirentje

newbie
Location: BARCELONA
Member Since: 8th Jan 2007
Total posts: 1
Posted:hi poisterrrrrrssssss!!!

I'm Mireia, from Barcelona, an absolute beginner.... my spinning is as bad as my English, but I carry on.... ubbloco I saw you last Tuesday at Spitafields just by chance, I didn't know.... but anyway it was too late, I was in a hurry and a bit drunk (too cold weather for me wink ) but I stayed few minuts watching you.... cool!!!

I live in Barcelona, and we use to play in the Ciutadella park on weekends, and in L'Opera (a squatter house in Hospitalet) on Wednesdays evening.... so, if you ever drop in BCN, feel free to contact us.... don't try to learn any trick from us, I told you, we're beginners, but you will have a nice time for sure!!!

Spinning kisses,
mirentje


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Yakumo
Yakumo

veteran
Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:I'd really, really wanted to come to this soon, I'd rather daftly not picked up that it's on Tuesdays though, Tuesday's the only day I was able to book a hall to teach karate in, starting tomorrow frown

Blinded by Hyperlights, please donate generously grin

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Be seeing you guys on the 30th

Going to an open day at St.Martins, then going to amuse my self in some way for a couple of hours, then take a trip to my very first spitz smile

Looking forward to it.


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jemima (jem)
jemima (jem)

Pooh-Bah
Location: london
Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002
Total posts: 1750
Posted:Ooh Aimee congrats on getting an interview:D, make sure you are at your most talkative on the day wink

I assume I'll be there smile


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TheApprovingNinja
TheApprovingNinja

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Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 8th Jul 2003
Total posts: 371
Posted:The ninja also known as the steve will be coming to spitz on the 20th on the way back from his travels hope to see everyone still there on a cold feb smile

Viva UGLY STAFF

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:If any body would like to entertain me from approximatly 5 o'clock tomorrow until spitz please let me know as I have nothing to do.
All the museums shut too early to go visitng frown

hug


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Sambo_Flux
Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London
Member Since: 14th Jun 2006
Total posts: 833
Posted:Woo! I'd come down early and meet you if I wasn't working late. It's proper naff. Won't stop me going tho! biggrin

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devkev
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Location: North London.. England
Member Since: 7th Mar 2002
Total posts: 292
Posted:Poi and Staff workshops in Spitalfields Market EC1 London :

Just a quick thank you to everyone who supports spitz... youre great...

And a little nudge to those who have not made it here with us yet... we are here no matter what the weather. There are about 40 people each week this time of year.....(which is amazing and fab). So come and play and chat etc.

1st time is free and a donation of 3 there after  7 - 10pm then off to the poet pub... workshops every week. If your skint... come anyway and let me know... I would rather you were here playing than at home sulking...

So see you every Tuesday...

Hugs Kev

grouphug weavesmiley juggle welcome peace


its all about the fun fun fun fun and more fun...

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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:ubbcrying

I miss you guys

ubbcrying


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Just_Another_Clown
Just_Another_Clown

old hand
Location: London
Member Since: 1st Jul 2005
Total posts: 965
Posted:Im going to be coming down tomorrow, weather permitting smile See you all! biggrin

Q:"How many Jugglers Does it take to change a light bulb?"
A:"One, but another 99 others saying,'I could do that if I only practised more'" biggrin biggrin

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Denny
Denny

Here again gone again
Location: Central London
Member Since: 5th Oct 2004
Total posts: 157
Posted:Should be along tonight, work crises permitting. Got a newcomer to introduce to all you lovely people smile

"Talk hard"

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:Hiya! I'll be visiting you next week I think... can someone pm me directions given that I'm useless and don't know where I put them last year? Cheeeeeers biggrin

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Sambo_Flux
Sambo_Flux

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Location: Norf London
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Total posts: 833
Posted:PM duly sent! biggrin

Missed yesterday's due to having to work late at the last minute. Grrrrrrr, was looking forward to it too. frown Oh well, roll on next week then! smile ubbrollsmile


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Birgit
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had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
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Posted:Thanks muchly hug

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Neon_Shaolin
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hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
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Total posts: 6120
Posted:Will this still be going in June, say the 19th? I'll be back from my travels and just wondering if its worth stopping in London on that date to come to this...

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Sambo_Flux
Sambo_Flux

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Location: Norf London
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Total posts: 833
Posted:It's every week dude! There were 40 people or so the week before new year (when it was bloody freezing), so I reckon it will be rammed in June! biggrin

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Sweet...

And Spicy... biggrin


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Fixx
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Location: London
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Total posts: 25
Posted:Yay, I'll actually make it this week! I've been once before, about 6 months ago, oops!

Looking forward to meeting everyone biggrin


"If you're not living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space"

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Sambo_Flux
Sambo_Flux

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Total posts: 833
Posted:Did anyone leave a set of juggling clubs at Spitz last night? There was a non-Spitz-owned set left over at the end.

They're in with the rest of the stuff, ready to be picked up whenever. smile


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Durbs
Durbs

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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
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Posted:Oooo - were they Radical Fish? Pink, yellow and orange?

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Sambo_Flux
Sambo_Flux

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Location: Norf London
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Posted:I'm fairly sure they were, yes. smile

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hexagonic
hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester
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Posted:How much of the market is open for spitz at the moment?

ah wah wah wah a wah wah

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Sambo_Flux
Sambo_Flux

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Location: Norf London
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Total posts: 833
Posted:A section of the old market bit in the corner near the Spitz bar. We've had at least 60 people for the past 6 weeks, with enough space for everyone. smile

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Soul is the Ocean

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hexagonic
hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester
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Posted:grouphug

ah wah wah wah a wah wah

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UCOF
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Posted:Flump a bumpy lumpy ubbrollsmile

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simian
simian

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Location: London
Member Since: 11th Oct 2002
Total posts: 3149
Posted:i now live in Whitechapel, which is within walking/drunken stumbling distance of spitz.
Yay! Go me!


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anochecer_j
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Member Since: 27th May 2007
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Posted:Hey, i'm completely new to staff and things and a lot of these posts are from about 2 years ago, are the lessons in spitalfields still on tuesdays at 7?

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Denny
Denny

Here again gone again
Location: Central London
Member Since: 5th Oct 2004
Total posts: 157
Posted:Yep, we're still running (or spinning) smile See you this evening?

"Talk hard"

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Glåss
Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 8th Nov 2001
Total posts: 2523
Posted:**ANNOUNCEMENT**

100% Unofficially announcement

The Spitz management spoke with Kev last night to say that they had had some complaints that some people were smoking "very strong cigarettes". and that if they get anymore complaints, they will report it to the police, and may review whether to allow the Juggling/spinning workshops to continue in Spitz

Smoking of illegal substances is ... Illegal. Please do not do it at Spitz workshop, least the whole workshop gets banned.

Also in one month Smoking of anything will be banned completely indoors and that includes Spitz market. (It's the law -sorry).

Also- theres a Month in the middle of this summer where we might be limited to only 50 people allowed in Spitz - due to building work. In that case - does anyone have a great idea of a venue we could temporarily relocate to for the summer?
A park perhaps, somewhere nice?

Other than that, Spitz is grand.


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newgabe
newgabe

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Posted: Written by: Sambo_Flux



We've had at least 60 people for the past 6 weeks, with enough space for everyone. smile





ubblol

60 London spinners, and about 10 of anywhere else's wink



*very strong cigarettes* : nicely worded.



Spitz is grand? Really? To be honest I was amazed at what a small, peculiar and uncomfortable spot it was, given the otherwise brilliance of the London scene. And it must be bloody freezing in winter!



This sounds like a good time to find a larger, better venue all round: Good luck!


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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