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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Posted:**Final Edit - 14th July 2006**
Well after 6 odd years of life in Sydney, i needed a change so have moved to Brisbane - thus will not be updating this again. I cannot guarantee any of the groups are still going - but have tried to insert contact details for all the key meets so you can get in touch with them.

***edit on 4/11/2010 with some links to facebook groups.

Thanx to all the lovely Sydneysiders & Novacastrians for most excellent spinning and silly goodness in the 4 odd years since i stumbles across this remarkable community.

love to all. peace out.
Ed ubbrollsmile
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Right im sick of almost every single post about Sydney asking whats on. I estimate ive typed out most of this info about 20 times for those who have contacted me through the meet otters thing.
All the existing info is old/outdated, so here is the definitive Sydney thread!

8th EDITION, UPDATED 27/03/06
note:
- be safe & be happy!
- for public transport info, call 131500, or go to www.131500.com.au, or if youre too useless to work it out yourself let me know.

Newtown juggling club **ACTIVE** juggle weavesmiley *liked by Ciara*
http://www.somethinkodd.com/juggling/
for more info
Date: Wednesdays, rain, hail or shine
Time: 7:30- 9:30PM
Cost: $6 for hall hire
Location: St Stephens hall, Church st, Newtown.
Directions:
- Train: Go to newtown station, walk out of station, turn right, walk up the main rd. cross on to the left side of the road, turn left into church st. a shop called 'Holy Sheet' is on the corner. Walk about 80 meter down the road, the hall is on the left. You will hear loud banging noises. If you walk past and old church or park, you've gone too far.
- Bus: any bus that goes along king st newtown. Check a street map before hand, and get off near the holy sheet store on the corner. Follow directions as above.
- Car. Turn into church st from king st, you can park inside the hall grounds.
Who Turns Up: Lovely old friends of mine, but no-one really from HoP.
What youll see: mainly clubs- lots of passing, but also balls, diabolo, unicycles, hats, blocks, hula hoops, and sometimes some poi.

Vibe: reasonably serious & focussed - mostly jugglers - lotsa club passing, but with moments of silliness. usually one or two poiers about. Generally a fun night.

UNSW CircusSoc **ACTIVE** juggle weavesmiley *liked by Ciara*
website: www.circusoc.com

Date & Time: check out their website above.
Location: Library Lawn, *apparently changed to the oval behind the Roundhouse bar*
Directions: from Central Station, cross Eddy avenue to get to bus stops. Multiple buses will take you to UNSW. work it out. I think the 860 is the express bus.
At the uni, find a map or ask someone for directions.
Car: I can be bothered. Get a map.
Who turns up: I know a couple of the spinners but none who are Hoppers


FIREARTS @ GLEBE **CURRENT ACTIVITY UNKNOWN** weavesmiley
The crew & regulars who used to run this are no longer, though its possible its still going
Dates: Every Thursday, except when raining.
Time: anytime after 8:30-9pm, but is variable. Goes till 11-midnightish. Attendance is a bit temporamental over winter.
Location: Jubiliee Park, Glebe pt rd, Glebe. [also called bicentennial park]
How to get there:
To get to glebe pt rd
- Public transport. From town hall stn or central stn, catch 431 or 433 bus. tell driver your going to glebe. they drive down Parramatta rd, then turn right into glebe pt rd. tell the drive to drop you as far down glebe pt rd as possible. Walk the rest of the way
- Driving. Get on Parramatta rd, turn into glebe point rd at broadway shopping centre.

To find the park
Go as far down glebe pt rd as possible. go down the hill at the end, and youll see a park next to a river, with a suspension bridge on the right. We'll ususally be somewhere within 15 meters of the carpark

Who turns up:
Anywhere between 6 and 30... numbers are a bit irregular.
What youll see
Fire & glow - poi, staff, doubles, contact staff, rope dart, contact doubles, an occasional unicycle and juggler - a general bit of everything, with the focus on teaching.
Vibe.
Relaxed & cruizy. Mostly a social thing to randomly chat, and spin.
what to bring : kerosene, general stuff, a few cushions & beers, and toys of course!
toilet facilities : the tree.

SURCAS - Sydney University Recreational Clowning Around Society **ACTIVE** juggle weavesmiley
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19227797048
br>Date & time: Usually 2 weekdays per week during semester from 12-2pm-ish. Check the link above.
Location: Sunken Lawn [halfway between library & manning building], Sydney Uni.
Directions: once you get to the uni, find a map or ask some one directions. Most people are pretty helpful & friendly.

To get to the uni
Train: to redfern station, walk out, turn left, follow the steady flow of uni student to the uni.
Bus: any bus running up/down Parramatta rd. get off at footbridge theatre. Ask the bus driver if unsure.
Car: off Parramatta rd. park where ever you can.

Who Turns Up: no idea anymore...
What youll see: everything.
Vibe: relaxed uni feel. Usuallly head to the bar afterwards for a drink in the afternoon sun.

Also have occasional evening BBQs. will post details as they come.

Macpyros - Macquarie Uni Pyros **POSSIBLY ACTIVE** juggle weavesmiley
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7388636053
br>Date: Thursday evenings, during semester
Time: 5pm onward - usually till 8pmish
Location: on the grass out the
back of the
bar (near Lake Yerbery)
Directions: if youre driving, look at a map. by public transport, youll have to catch a bus to macquarie uni. if you cant handle working it out by yourself, PM me
Who Turns Up: no idea.
What youll see: firey stuff
Vibe: only been once, but it seemed friendly.

Stone Circle Fire & Drums **ACTIVE**weavesmiley
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7790690907
br>Date: Friday - closest to a full moon from September-ish to April-ish.

Time: after 10pm
Location: The Stone Circle is on the cliff point just south of Bondi Beach (between Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach). If standing on Bondi beach looking south towards Bronte you will see a cliff - the circle is on the edge of it, protruding over the ocean. You will see a big park up there (Marks Park) - its where you see people flying kites during the day.

Directions: To get there by public transport the 380 bus from Bondi Junction is the easiest way - get off on Fletcher St (one stop after the stop on Denham St, when bus turns off Bondi Rd) and walk to the end of Fletcher street (in the same direction as the bus was going) until you reach the park and walk across the park towards the ocean - you'll see the circle when you reach the other side of the park.

If walking from Bondi Beach, walk south up Campbell Parade and then turn left into Sandridge Rd and then take the first left into Fletcher St and you'll get to the park. If you're adventurous take the walkway that goes along the cliffs from Bondi Beach, that starts behind Bondi Icebergs. If you dont know where that is, probably best to follow the road...

Who Turns Up: random spinners, drummers, and dancers.

what to bring: drums/percussion, firesticks/pois, warm clothes (it can get pretty windy up there), beer etc, candles/lanterns (if you've got some handy) and friends.

Vibe: an interesting mix of hippy and eastern suberbs trendiness - generally a very fun crazy dancy night. this is one of my favourite meets - everyones really friendly.

Bushdoofs
who turns up: Me and a few others occaisonally. visit www.australiens.net for more info, or PM me.
What they are : uber cool electronic dance parties out in the middle of nowhere, with the sweet sound of bass echoing through the hills. Normally psytrance, but blends into trance, d&b, and a few others styles as well. Being completely away from anything, you can do anything you want, but just respect the rights of others to have fun as well.

Terrigal **ACTIVITY UNKNOWN**
Every wednesday night theres a Fire and Drums meet near the surf club on the beach. Its a very family friendly vibe and a very fun night. Ive only been once - but i recommend make it if you can!

Wollongong **ACTIVITY UNKNOWN**
I think theres used to be something on Wedneday nights at the Uni. I also hear rumours of a Full Moon gathering as well.

Newcastle **ACTIVITY UNKNOWN** Click here to go to the Newcastle Thread

Bathurst **ACTIVITY UNKNOWN**
Apparently theres a crew out at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. I know nothing else about them, but your welcome to search for them if your out that way.

please let me know if you know of any other gatherings.

hugs, love, & peace to all!
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FireNix
FireNix

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Location: India/Bristol
Member Since: 4th Apr 2001
Total posts: 904
Posted:
Hi there people of OZ
Hope youre well and enjoying your summer - I am so looking forward to getting over to join you - its grey and cold and wet here in the UK!!
Anyway - the good news is that SOLAR - our Fire Troupe shall be arriving in Sydney for our tour on the 30/12. We'll be heading upto Earthcore near Briz on the 2/12 and then basing ourselves in Byron Bay for a few months, doing Woodfood with Te Pooka, before heading back down to Sydney to do the Public Show of the Convention at the end of January. Well thats the tour plan at the moment - although as we all know - plans can and do change
Especially if any of you folk want to book us for any other shows - Or can suggest any great festivals or street theatre pitches. Do contact us here or at www.projectsolar.co.uk

Here's our write up:

SOLAR send sparks dancing with their blend of grace and skill, passion and power, leaving any audience breathless and awestruck. Don't miss this once in a lifetime chance to be delighted and amazed by this fiery spectacle.
The Internationally renowned SOLAR have performed at important social, Corporate, Festival, Entertainment and Nightclub events, all over the UK, US, Europe, Australasia and Asia, including: Glastonbury Festival Big Top/Outdoor Stage, 2003-05, European Juggling Convention,03,05, Pflasterspektakel,Lintz,05, Boom Festival 04, AK05 Festival,Auckland05, New Zealand Juggling Convention05, The Lions Club of India, Mumbai,03/04, Johnson and Johnson Awards, Balsammand Palace.
SOLAR are 4 Entertainers with over 10 years professional experience between them. Combining their skills to create a truly original and awe inspiring show. Incorperating Dance, Adagio, Comedy and Street Theatre and using a variety of flaming tools - Fire chains (Poi), Ropes, Staff, Clubs, Balls, Whips etc... Spinning, throwing, juggling and balancing fire too bedazzle and amaze all those who witness their art.
Should Fire not be appropriate for your event U.V./Light equipment can be can also provide corporate team building sessions, circus skills workshops, meet-and-greet and roving entertainment.
SOLAR rises and burns, setting alight the show in a spectacle of flames."

Thats just for potential bookers!!

Anyway, heres the HELP bit - we shall be requiring a vehicle to turn into the SOLAR mobile and transport us, all our equipment and P.A. all over your lovely country. Quite possibly we shall need camping and cooking equipment also. - So the ask!!:
Does anyone know of some lovely person/people who may have any of the above for sale, rent, lending or giving!! Alternatively if we cant get a vehicle for the 1st part of our journey to Brisbane on the 1/12, is there anyone on their way there from Sydney who could give us a lift!!
Any and all help will be gratefully recieved and some free workshops exchanged for your good energy
So put the thinking caps on and see if you can help us to entertain you 's
Thanks alot


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~Leah~
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infinafta
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Member Since: 22nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 8
Posted:Stone Circle is back again this SFriday, 18th of November!
We had a nice semi-official start last month, but this week its ALL systems go for another season.

Sculptures By the Sea is also on, and the weather forecast for Friday is looking good!

see yas there!

Venue as always is Marks Park, South Bondi, from 10pm.
(photos and more details were posted on the previous page)


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courts1979
courts1979

Rainbow Brite
Location: Newtown, Sydney
Member Since: 20th Apr 2005
Total posts: 169
Posted:Oh man im heaps keen for stone circle fun!!!!

But alas frown i am camampink..

Next time for sure, wink
hope the weather does get better sunny

have fun
ubbrollsmile
Courts x


Lifes too short, dance nakked & wiggle ur arse!!


PyroMonkey
PyroMonkey

b...bal...lence?....
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 370
Posted:w0000000000000000t!!!
im so there!!
that is if im not too hung over from my formal the night before tongue

hope to see alot of spinners there!!
Lets hope this nutter wind dies a bit...



Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:Written by: courts1979


But alas frown i am camampink..





camampink??? umm

anyways, im flying back from brissy that afternoon so i should be able to make it.

hmmm... i really should update this thread sometime...


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PyroMonkey
PyroMonkey

b...bal...lence?....
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 370
Posted:that could be an idea, my deewhy thing has died so you can get rid of it when you do

hope to see ya there



courts1979
courts1979

Rainbow Brite
Location: Newtown, Sydney
Member Since: 20th Apr 2005
Total posts: 169
Posted:Written by: Dentrassi

Written by: courts1979


But alas frown i am camampink..





camampink??? umm




redface Yeah as in Camping


Lifes too short, dance nakked & wiggle ur arse!!


PyroMonkey
PyroMonkey

b...bal...lence?....
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 370
Posted:oooo, in that case i shall say that i also went camampink last w/e too tongue

hope you have as much fun as i did!!



PyroMonkey
PyroMonkey

b...bal...lence?....
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 370
Posted:W0000000000t!!!
Stone circle last night was awesome
Good to see you again Dentrassi, it'd been a while.

The rythme put out by the drums helped heaps with the spinning. It was good to get out and see other spinners again after my exams, it showed me that i can still learn something!!

tongue

Hope to see you all again there next full moon!!



Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Posted:**BUMP!!!!

First post has been updated ubbrollsmile


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infinafta
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Member Since: 22nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 8
Posted:

hey crue,

Stone Circle is on again this Friday, 16th of December!

Going to try a bit earlier this time - start time is 9pm, not the usual 10pm.

The full moon actually falls on the Friday this month.

Lets hope the weather is on our side. smile



Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane
Member Since: 9th Apr 2003
Total posts: 3044
Posted:I think i might actually start a completely new event post for stone circle this time.... hang on....

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Covenant
Covenant

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Location: Sydney
Member Since: 19th Mar 2005
Total posts: 2
Posted:Hey Dentrassi, thanks for the e-mail the other day. I've got a friend staying with me from Holland. I might bring her around for the Thursday night spin. We did some spinning of our on Sat night, and I've put some photos up. Have a look is your interested. http://www.wanders.ca/gallery/?gallery=Playing%20with%20Fire%2007012006



Pirate Boy
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Location: wollongong, Australia
Member Since: 29th Oct 2002
Total posts: 20
Posted:I was wondering if anything special is happening fire-wise in the sydney this thursday?... if so, let me know..

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Only those who prosper may truly judge what is sane...


Rozi
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Posted:Sydney Juggling Convention

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...


Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Posted:not sure about how big thursday at glebe will be. Ill be off down to Rainbow, and a few others are up north at Confest - then theres the entire public holiday thing - we're getting a good turn out at the moment - but im not sure how this week will turn out.
E.


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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Total posts: 3044
Posted:Bump! first post updated. have yet to confirm the uni club meet times but hopefully most of whats there is correct. Ive expanded the scope of this thread to include Greater Sydney and surrounding regions, so if you hear of anything within say 2 hrs drive of Sydney let me know.

If anyones up that way - the Terrigal meet is worth it.

Hugs to all.
E ubbrollsmile


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FireNix
FireNix

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Location: India/Bristol
Member Since: 4th Apr 2001
Total posts: 904
Posted:Heh There Dentrassi
Hope youre good
Im in Sydney only till Wednesday - any chance of my jeans back!! Or maybe I find them next tour!
Shame we didnt get to meet up this time - I may go into town catnre tomorrow and busk - so let me know if youre around
Peas


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Dentrassi
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Posted:err i left them at Gabes house several months back last year. there were some spinners there who said they were going to meet you in byron (cant remember who - possibly the french guys?).

if that didnt happen - no idea - maybe they're still at Gabes!



pretty busy am afraid till after wednesday - i guess ill see you next tour - im moving up to brissy in a couple of months so ill probably see you up that way.

safe travels hug

E ubbrollsmile

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Jeans at my place rolleyes
More than extremely likely.. after this summer the *question mark* box in the laundry is soooo full!!!

and yay Ed, I was wondering when you'd break the news that the Sydney thread may have to look after itself for a bit.. or another Sydner take it on...


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FireNix
FireNix

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Location: India/Bristol
Member Since: 4th Apr 2001
Total posts: 904
Posted:Thanks Ed - for dropping those - i'll get to wear them someday!!
Gabe - look for a pair of impossibly tight jeans and theyre mine!!
See ya both in Briz - next time round and Gabe - im going home early to get my van in a good enough state for you to be welcome whenever you need it. Looking at driving over to The EJC if you need a lift - around the 7th
Love to ya - and give Arashi a BIG hug when you see him - tell him I hope he's got a bikini ready for Ireland - he'l' know Y!


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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
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Posted:What, THOSE tiny little jeans!!!! I thought they fell off a garden gnome wink
Will PM you about lifes little travels eh; getting close!!


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Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane
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Total posts: 3044
Posted:the search function doesnt seem to be picking up this thread - so this point is purely to change that

Sydney sydney NSW greater sydney glebe newtown manly
australia bondi

hopefully that kicks the thread into action again.


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newgabe
newgabe

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Posted:oooh dentrassi,
what are those sydney sydney NSW greater sydney glebe newtown manly ozzie bondi peeps going to do without you!


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Durbs
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Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
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Posted:Word peeps
(And hugs to the 2 of you above me wink hug )

Me and the lady are going to be Sydney in a few days, so ummm - might see some of you there maybe possibly.

Cool....


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Rozi
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Posted:Send me a pm when you arrive. Would love to say hi.

It was a day for screaming at inanimate objects.

What this calls for is a special mix of psychology and extreme violence...


acid_weekend
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Member Since: 23rd Apr 2006
Total posts: 10
Posted:yay I'm not alone down here =D

My pockets hurt...


Y2k-Hippy
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Location: Camden (Sydney) NSW
Member Since: 10th Sep 2002
Total posts: 13
Posted:Hi Guys I know Circusoc is mentioned in the initial Posting by the ever knowlagable Dentrassi but I hope I can update some things for ya all.

We meet Monday nights 5pm to about 9pm with every second week going to the unit Gym afterward for Acro Balance stuff. (we dont meet in Uni Hollydays)
We meet at the Physics Lawn, behind the Red Building and beside the cricket pitch (you'll most likely need to ask about) There should be a map on the website Dentrassi linked to.

We mainly play with fire and socialise, but we have jugglers, unicyclists, acro base's and flyers and more.

We have a problem with our insurance with the Uni that only allows members to fire, but if Im about I'll offer to pay (if i have it on me or can con it out of someone else) and it still wont stop you from learning or teaching with out fire.

This said we are a LARGE group, with 20 to 40 regulars each week (mid year and double to tripple that at the start of uni each year), and we would love people to visit us and hang out share tricks gosip anything as most of them dont get out to other groups around sydney.

I do get out to Gleb Often, though I havnt for a couple of months now, and Im interested in droping into some of the others around Sydney.

Hope to see some new faces.

Because Everyone in our little comunity are great people to be around.


Tree Bad, Fire Pretty


Dentrassi
Dentrassi

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Posted:bye bye sydney - have made my final update of the first post.

happy spinning & hugs to all!
E ubbrollsmile


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