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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
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All the existing info is old/outdated, so here is the definitive Sydney thread!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!
hug2 peace kiss

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infinafta


newbie


Total posts: 8
Posted:The Stone Circle is again on this Easter Friday! This time its falling on the night of the full moon too.



And if its anything like the last its going to be awesome.



Details are the same as posted above by Dentrassi.



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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:I'm going to try to pop in this evening to Newtown, if I can persuade my 14 yr old daughter!

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

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Infusion

newbie
Location: Sydney

Total posts: 2
Posted:Hi Dentrassi,
Just letting you know that I won't be able to make Glebe this Thursday, got a work thing on I forgot about, but I'll definately make next Thurs. Email is rogueqd@iinet.net.au if you want to get in touch before then.
Eddie (from Full Moon Madness) smile


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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:couldnt make it to juggling at newtown last night Newgabe- i was seeing a band in the city area. Hope you had fun!
Ill be there at Glebe tonite though.

no probs eddie. see you whenever!

hug


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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Didn't make it to meet you guys, sorry! Ended up seeing the Lion King of all things. It was wicked actually! Quite inspiring. Made we want to be a big powerful old woman with lots of guts, my own toys and a really loud voice!

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

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:ubblol id love to steal one of the giraffe stiltwalker costumes.

are you down for much longer or have you headed home yet?


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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Striker
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

member
Location: Sydney, Australia

Total posts: 3
Posted:Hey there Ed,

You can expect me back at Glebe as of this week. I've already arranged to take a friend of mine.

You still up for making that fire eating stick for me?

--Striker.


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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:My goodness! this is a voice from the past! errr.... i never did get around to that did i.... i'll see if ive got some spare wick.

cheerio wave


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Striker
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

member
Location: Sydney, Australia

Total posts: 3
Posted:Don't blame you, I dissapeared for a year smile

Work changed my schedule, and as of last week, I now have Thursdays free again, and fully intend to get back in to practice (not that I was any good at anything other than fire eating in the first place) wink

Seeing my fire stuff is in the boot of my car (in Queensland) I'm looking to buy a staff before Thursday, so i have something to play with when I'm there.

Looking forward to seeing you (and everyone else) again.

--Striker.


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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:i have a few spare staffs if you need to borrow one on thursday.

Glebe's been a bit quiet recently, but we're gradually starting to get a new wave of regulars trickling through.

cheerio!

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Eveish
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Eveish

*Tickles pretty strangers*
Location: Australia

Total posts: 610
Posted:Hiya Sydney ppls, I'm hopefully popping down next week or the week after... I would like to drop in to the Glebe spinning and the Newtown juggling..
Ed and Roz, I will call you when I know for sure. Does anyone here have a floor I could crash on for two - three nights? or do you know of a good hostel? I have stayed in a few different hostels around Syd but most are a bit pricy.
Either way, I'm looking forward to partying and twirling with you all!
beerchug juggle


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AnotherPyro

newbie
Location: Sydney

Total posts: 18
Posted:I set up a Yahoo Group for the Sydney Scene. www.sydneyspinners.cjb.net . Hopefully everyone can remember an address like that. Feel free to use it to promote your group or gathering. It is unmoderated so anyone can join and post. It's about time Sydney got organized. ubbloco

Ahhhh Life.......So many wonderful shades of grey.

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Eveish
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Eveish

*Tickles pretty strangers*
Location: Australia

Total posts: 610
Posted:Thats a great idea, thanx anotherpyro hug
I've added it to my yahoo groups.


What if I should fall right through the centre of the Earth and come out the other side where people walk upside-down?!

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:if your desperate you can have a floor to crash on at my house. my flatmate has a small spare mattress.
I live in Drummoyne at the moment - about 10-15 mins by bus from the city.
cheerio!


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:If only I could say:

"See you all next week!"

frown

soon...I promise.


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Eveish
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Eveish

*Tickles pretty strangers*
Location: Australia

Total posts: 610
Posted:Thanks Ed! huga floor would be so much appreciated, (even a back yard for a tent would be fine) I will PM you with when it is likely to be, and just let me know if that time is inconvenient, I'm looking forward to seeing you all agin smile It's been ages since I was last in Sydney!

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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol

Total posts: 904
Posted:Hi there all you lovely Sydneyites
I shall be visiting your lovely country in the next 2 weeks. Im flying back to the UK for the summer season (starting with Glastonbury) from a great tour of NZ and shall be coming vis Brisbane and flying out of Sydney, so only a week this time round. Coming back at the end of the year to work - possibly with Te Pooka, possibly independently......Anyhow>>>>
Would love to hook-up with as many of you HOP-ers as possible, for a spin - possibly run an informal workshop/skillshare for those interested.
Wondering where would be the best option (of the many) in Sydney. I guess that will depend on when Im fying out heh!!
Anyhow any info would be greatly appreciated, as would any kind offers of some floor space/garden for a hammock stylee, for a night or 2.
Please PM me, so I can sort my schedule between Brisbane and Sydney
Looking forward to seeing you guys - and respect for so much spinny and juggly fun to be had in your place


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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:have sent you an email.

cheerio! wave


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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:Written by: Unfortunatly Can Obtain Fruit

If only I could say:

"See you all next week!"

frown

soon...I promise.



awww hug poor UCOF.


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PyroMonkey
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

PyroMonkey

b...bal...lence?....
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney, Aust...

Total posts: 370
Posted:Hey howdy hey,
been a while since last contact but hey whatcha gonna do....
rgds the deewhy post on me trying to organise a regular meet, tell em to pm or email me if there interested or know anyone who is, would reeeeeeeeeeally love to get that going. i'm gonna try to make it to the next stone circle, school n stuff is kickin my ass atm.... is it gonna be on the friday before or after the next full moon (which is on the 24th to my knowledge)


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Eveish
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Eveish

*Tickles pretty strangers*
Location: Australia

Total posts: 610
Posted:oooh ooh, stone circle.. I haven't been to one of those : ) when is it? if it is Friday 27th I might be able to come : ) Does anyone know?

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PyroMonkey
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

PyroMonkey

b...bal...lence?....
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney, Aust...

Total posts: 370
Posted:not too sure but thats the friday after the next full moon, so fingers crossed ppl!! hope to see ya down there.

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 3044
Posted:Sorry to dissappoint - got in touch with the guy who runs Stone Circle - and it doesnt run over the colder months - he said he did one in May last year, and hardly anyone turned up.

Itll start up again in October.

Cheerio!


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PyroMonkey
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

PyroMonkey

b...bal...lence?....
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney, Aust...

Total posts: 370
Posted:NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooo...................

My life is ended, well i spose ill have to get my ass into gear and get that deewhy spin going... any takers?.....


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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear,...

Total posts: 4693
Posted:avarst all!

i'm coming back for a second helping tomorrow and will be elligible for both newtown and glebe(although i had to find this thread again to check the times)!

see you all soon!

p.s. Bring doubles dentrassi, i need new skillz!


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Psycho_lemming
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

Psycho_lemming

Running hippy spinning lemming
Location: Scotland

Total posts: 15
Posted:yay biggrin

*BUMP*


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sonic236
BRONZE Member since Nov 2004

sonic236

Member
Location: Manly, NSW, USA

Total posts: 1
Posted:just moved to manly from the US...does Firearts @ Glebe still happen every thursday? anything else happen in sydney for a novice?

anyone in manly who likes the fire??


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Infusion


Infusion

newbie
Location: Sydney

Total posts: 2
Posted:If your in manly there's a drumming/fire thing on Sunday nights at Shelly beach. I haven't been yet, but I know guys who go.

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courts1979
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

courts1979

Rainbow Brite
Location: Newtown, Sydney, Australia

Total posts: 169
Posted:Anyone know when the next stone circle is on?
Heaps keen!!!
CX
ubbrollsmile


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flash fire
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 2758
Posted:This Friday, 21st October. PM me your email address and I will send it to the list master.

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