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jugjimcos


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  Posted: In May myself and Anna organised our annual
Juggling and Circus Skills event at Laurieston
Hall with 36 fire and UV enthusiasts.

We've had some noteable Poi Spinners along in the
past, but this was the first time we had a lovely
bunch of people from this fantastic site taking
part.

So I wanted to draw attention to our annual 3 day event in near Swindon:

22 - 25 August 2003 Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
http://cosmosjugglers.co.uk/lsf/


in the hope that some of you will be interested in this one as well.

The Scotland event is already fixed for next year:

3 - 8 May 2004 Castle Douglas, SW Scotland
http://cosmosjugglers.co.uk/laurieston/


We have 35 places and 15 deposits in already.
This event has never yet sold out in 11 years but
it looks like it might just do that next year so
you've had your warning!

You may be able to spot one or two noteable HoP
personalities on the web pages plus
"The UK's most successful Poi Spinner".

Hope to see some of you again and meet more spinners in August.

I encourage those of you who attended to tell
everyone about the fantastic venues, lovely food,
relaxed atmosphere, stunning fire show, good
company, table football or whatever you enjoyed
the most...

Many thanks!

Jim Cosmos

[ 15. July 2003, 11:19: Message edited by: jugjimcos ]


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Fable Goodman


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  Posted:great to hear from you jim,

I have enjoyed all of your events, that I have attended, and I can truly say that what I have learned from You, Anna, and the various participants, has definately changed my life for the better.

Sorry I missed Laurieston this Year, but I am definately planning to be at Lower Shaw Farm


LOve and Hugs


Fable (aka Lawrie)


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jugjimcos


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  Posted:Good to hear from you too Fable mate!
Thanks for your kind words - I've learned much
from you too. Really looking forward to enjoying a few days with you again.

Book soon though. I've just heard from Andrea
at the Farm - 19 bookings so far.

Jim


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Axis


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  Posted:This event is a BLINDER !
Can't recommend it highly enough!
simply come to one of these courses and be blown away. I have been going for nearly ten years, these are the perfect way to springboard yourself from amateur to proffessional.

Keep up the good work you guys!

Axis


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.Morph.
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  Posted:I'm not gonna be able to make it, I'm gutted coz I know it'll be a great weekend. Is there a sauna there too?

Jim, I have been so efficient that I sent you a copy of the video ages ago, yet it is still on my floor here It'll be with you soon. Hope you 3 are spinningly happy. If I don't see you before I'll see you for a spin @ Laurieston

Guy, good to see you at Glasto, damn that's an awesome weekend! did you get a copy of the vid?



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jugjimcos


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  Posted:FireMorph! Great to hear from you. I was just thinking of you yesterday and planning to get in
touch.

No sauna at Lower Shaw but there is usually a sweatlodge available with an old bath to jump into

Good to hear that you and the Axis met up at Glasto. I look forward to going back in future years - we got a bit "piltonned-out" a few years ago. Things are more sorted now I hear. At least I have some great Glastonbury tales of our time to tell the Grandchildren....

Looking forward to seeing the vid.

Hope the performing etc. is developing well for you

Jim Cosmos


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  Posted:quote:Originally posted by jugjimcos:
"The UK's most successful Poi Spinnerthats an awfully big quote to make! does this person have a name? is it glass?
is he/she the Poi version of jay gilligan?


PK.

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In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

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coleman
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  Posted:i believe 'anna', referred to in the first post here is 'anna semlyen', nee 'jillings'.

she wrote a pretty good book on clubswinging i heard.

guess if she does Poi then that makes her a pretty successful Poi spinner...


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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jugjimcos


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  Posted:Apologies. I should have said 'probably "The UK's most successful Poi Spinner"' or more accurately 'In my humble opinion "The UK's most successful Poi Spinner"'. Admittedly, my experience is limited.

Maybe I should have kept quiet. He/she is an inspiration to myself and many though. I'm delighted that we have such a range of participants on our events, from complete beginner through to professional. Makes the events such a rich blend of personalities. I don't want to embarrass the person I was referring to - but they are a regular contributor to this board and appear on our web site - but in disguise.

Its not Anna, whilst an excellent Poi spinner technically I think she sees herself primarily as a club swinger/pole spinner. She's not a HoP visitor. Others spring to mind who may be more successful UK club swingers ( ) than anna (but I'm very biased) depending on what criteria you use - Sharon Haddock, Kati Yla-Hokkala & Ben Richter for example.

I was quoting Michal Kahn, author of "Poi Spinning" and within my knowledge I agree with her. This Poi spinner is successful in that he/she is technically amazing, a circus school trained performer, has honed routines over several years, has great costumes & stunning publicity material, is multi-talented, seems to get bookings everywhere and regularly collaborates with other professional performers on special projects. He/she is also generous teacher and fun to be with.

I'm sure there are others who also have all these attributes but I've not met them yet.

[ 16. July 2003, 12:22: Message edited by: jugjimcos ]


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coleman
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  Posted:kati and sharon swing poi?!

now that i'd love to see


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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jugjimcos


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  Posted:Meant club swingers - more latenight ambiguity.
Have edited my original post so that i hope it makes more sense.


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coleman
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  Posted:cool maybe it was just me and my wrong end of the stick facination

again, a big for the offer of putting anna's book online.


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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jugjimcos


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  Posted:30 bookings for this event so far - 8/8/03
It will soon be full. Just a few bed spaces left, then its possible to squeeze in a few campers.

Web page for the event:

http://www.cosmosjugglers.co.uk/lsf/
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Free Club Swinging and Pole Spinning book:

http://www.semlyen.net/cosmosjugglers/lib/contents.htm


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Fable Goodman


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  Posted:Just checked in here for the first time in about six months...

Still planning to be going to Laurieston Hall In may.

I was wondering how the bookings are going, and who is coming who I might know.

LOve and hugs


Fable


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