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Durbs
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Posted:Please see the new thread:



HAPPY THURSDAYS - GUILDFORD


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Durbs
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Posted:Quick, lock up your ladies (and Keith).

The Randy Love Machine is coming to Guildford eek


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Posted:ubblol



"love machine" i was going to retaliate to that remak durbin....... but - ive been called worse ubblol



I sent lex that txt, dont think she will be there 2nyt wink ubbangel



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Erm....... righto - change of plan!



YAY for being decisive wink



Durbs - that thing you wanted im getting tonight, will bring it up saturday as i may be some time this evening , therfore you will have to make do without me....



i know it will be hard, but you can get through it guys, wink ubblol


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Posted:I made it.. can I be the new 'randy love machine (in training)' TM ? I needs practise ubblol I is all free and single after all.. woot!

had a great time last night - shoulders aren't that sore at all.. AND I managed some (albiet crappy) contact staff, even after all this time... Blessed be to the muscle memory!
As soon as I can find my two staffs I'm determined to learn doubles.. STRUGZ I wanna lesson or 3 off you please. ubblove


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Posted:dam i missed stix rolleyes

lessons a plenty matey no worries and contact too, well done! biggrin

doubles are the way tho, all the way ubbrollsmile

so does that make me the randy love machine teacher......? i can say that because this is the guidford thread and we are allowed to say anything - right wink

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Durbs what have you started......... ubblol


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Posted:I've known you too long for a polite reply.. wink

*fnarf*


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Posted:Copy of e-mail what I just sent to anyone not on the e-mail list:

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Hey everyone, sorry for the group e-mail, but just trawled through a few years worth of e-mails about anyone whos asked about Thursday meetings in Guildford.

So, I had a meeting with the council yesterday with regards to continuing to use York Road car park until the weather warms up enough to regularly go outside.

Basically its a No. Its not at all that they dont want us there, its a matter of insurance. Even though weve got our own, the building itself still needs to be insured which would involve a whole new insurance policy for the car park which theyre not going to do.

Instead of looking at this as a bad thing, we can see this as an opportunity to evolve Personally Im amazed (in a good way) that even in January, outside (!!) were still getting 10-12 people, and in the car park we were around 15-20 which is ace given how cold its been. This summer should be excellent

So the question of an alternative venue comes up. Basically, there aint much choice. As far as I can tell, our requirements are quite tight:
1) Available Thursday evenings (I dont think we can change it after 7 years)
2) High ceiling
3) Lots of space
4) Lighting
5) Music
6) Cheap
7) Open late, till 10/11 ish.
8) Close to station

Ive asked the Arts dept of the council if theyll fund the hire, but assuming they dont (or even if they do, it wont be for a while), well need to charge. We used to charge at the Stoke, but they were oddly kind and were happy with whatever we got. (Thursdays at the Stoke incidentally arent free, plus raises the issue of under-18s).

The best venue I can find is the Guildford Methodist Church, opposite Andertons music shop. If anyone went to Keiths Tai-Chi classes, its the same room, basically a large hall, windows all around, toilets, heating (!). I think it costs around 15 an hour, i.e. 45 a night if we have it from 7-10pm/8-11pm - which would hopefully be 3 a head (the same as Spitz and Synergy in London). The trouble we had at another venue we used to use was the first 2 weeks were packed, then they dwindled out, which meant people ended up paying 15 each to cover the room. This sucked.

In return for having paid to come (aside from having a lovely warm place to practise for a change), Id be happy (and I think others would too) to run proper workshops a bit like Spitz in various moves/props. Weve got a good variety of skills going on now, so potentially, if the teachers are up for it, we can have poi, staff, juggling (passing, tricks etc), hoops, tai-chi, diabolo etc etc.

So, some quick questions, please be honest!!

1) Would you pay 3 to come? If no, what would you pay? (You can say 0!!)
2) What times would you prefer?
3) Would proper workshops interest you? If so, with what props?
4) Would you like to run a workshop? If so, in what?

If you come with other people who I havent e-mailed, could you ask them as well, even give different sets of answers if youre replying for someone else.

What I think will happen is that you have to pay in advance for the block of bookings, Burnt Toast should be able to cover this if the council dont. If the evenings work and we get more than 45 a week, we can save this for quieter weeks or start looking into buying more practise props, fuel for the fire nights etc etc. No-ones looking to make money out of this!

Ive already rung the venue, but not sure if theyll be able to accommodate us at this short notice, so will let you know what the plans are for this week.

Could you all pray/meditate/dance for some nice warm weather on Thursday just incase?

If you have any comments, questions, suggestions please let me know!

Cheers guys


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Posted:tiz a sad day frown

but like you said - the start of somthing new....... which is always good smile

We will find somewhere dude....

ubbrollsmile


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Posted:Best wishes lads...

You've got a really lovely group there... and well done for the organising of a new space....

I hope it doesn't come to that here... though it seems a bit inevitable.

Best wishes on finding somewhere new hug


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Posted: Written by: Bigrandylovemachine

i know it will be hard, but you can get through it guys


umm Erm.. best lock everyone up on second thoughts... ubblol

Was lovely to see you Clare, well done for keeping the pace despite the cold weather, jet lag, ice balls and general abuse... hug smile

An I'd pay 3... what about the summer though?

If anyone wants to escape the cold after a spin tommorrow, come down the boiler room with me to see these guys http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=81957272

It's the lastest incarnation of the Gaga's with my next door neighbour drumming and I expect they'll be up for a bit of a party... biggrin


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Posted:Methodist Church isn't available frown Arse, that would've been a good venue... Back to the drawing board smile

In the summer, just go back down the river I reckons...


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Posted:I'm sorry, am I seeing things...?

Durbs, you used the word 'practice' as if you were actually practising something specific, which, to be honest, sounds a bit too much like work to be Burnt Toast...

Are you on Drugs?


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Posted:Woot - we have a venue biggrin

Details on the first page...


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Posted:so.. the update is dated at 30th january... and today is what... 10 days later?

Slap.

I mean Slack.


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Posted:It says *Current as of 30/1/07* tongue

Oh I forgot the other rule

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Posted:Wouldn't want to come to your gay meet up anyway...

Guildford is for gays...

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Posted:ubblol

So everyone keeps telling me.

Alright, you can come, but only if you take a CJ workshop and tell everyone you're really called E_war_


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Posted:bounce excellent..bounce2



Well done Durbs for finding happy Thursdays a new home! *applause* clap

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Posted:hmm... Is that with, or without underscores?



Guildford is a bit of a trek from the south of spain...



maybe another day... when it's warmer... wink


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Posted:I'M SO CONFUSED!!!!!!!! So where the flaming hell is this new venue??? Is it backline? Glad you've sorted a new venue but you could have seriously made it easier to work out where???

:hugs: :hugs:


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Posted:Sorry, have those flabby eyelids obscured your vision?
Only the map, dircetions and name of the venue in the first post would've shown you where it was and what it was called.

"Is it Backline?"
Yes Lex, you go there, and everyone else can go to the Riverside Centre which is where it actually is.

Muppet...
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Posted:so many rules... rolleyes

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Posted:Sorry dude, but as it's my money, my time, my name and my reputation at risk if people break stuff, damage the room, get busted for drinking on the premises or borrow my props without returning them, then I think it's fair enough.
Likewise the fact I've supplied the last fire nights with at least 16 litres of paraffin, all of which has willingly been used yet no-one else seems to think to bring some could be viewed as mildy inconsiderate (perhaps more-so as I think I'm the only one with a job...)


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Posted:smile


Are you pissed off Paul?

smile

awww. bless.
xx


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Posted:I am with you on the parafin front. At the meets in Adelaide Josh and Kate used to bring lots of kero and had a tin next to it for donations. Anyone who wanted to spin a bit of fire would put some change in - perhaps you could do something like that? Or we could just take it in turns to bring the fin??!! smile

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Posted:Im with ya - i always bring my own, but then thats coz i have a job too smile

Chris you slack hippy - dont bitch tongue not only is it Durbs reputation on the line, i wrote his referance, you would want to make me out a liar now would you wink

On a bighter note ubbrollsmile THURSDAYS ARE BACK, sweet and in a nice shiney new venue.

5 great reasons to go this thursday:

Its the virgin meet (means kieth will definatley show wink )
Im going
Toast people are awesome
Lex hopefully wont make it
and you will ge to see that Durbs really is that small in real life too smile

Go Toast!

bounce biggrin bounce ubbloco bounce biggrin bounce


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Posted:Easy Strugz!!!! Actually I was planning on shifting my weight over to that end of Guildford. Was also going to suggest that people came round to our place before. I'll skin up wink

Will try and get Ronnie down but won't hold my breath!!!

hug hug


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Posted:whoooo, im diving to yours straight from work - you going to make me dinner? wink

or seeing as your so fat can we just cut up and cook excess bits of you?

ubbangel


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Posted:Cool - will anybody be able to give me a hand setting up around 7:45?

Need to shunt some tables around, and hopefully if Len's coming, we'll get the UV cannon set up too for glowy fun smile


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Posted:Seeing as the rest of you are a bunch of spliff smoking slackers I guess that I'll have to volunteer my services - 10 an hour.

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Posted:Right any of you fatties out there who fancy coming round for some strongbow before tonight you're more than welcome. Just to clarify I won't be cooking - eaten all the food in the house anyway wink

Love you all (except STrugz wink ) See you later kiss kiss


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