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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

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Posted:Hello, hello and welcome to the thread for all Irish fire dancers, spinners, object manipulators, drummers, musicians and anyone else interested in these arts in Ireland.



This thread was started nearly a couple of years ago now... and it's since grown to include more people, gatherings, events, fun and games than we had thought possible.



And it's still growing - so if you're new to the arts, or want to meet up with any of us, please post at the end of this thread to introduce yourself... or send me a PM with your email address and I'll add your name to our mailing list.



There are spinners, dancers and manipulators all over the country, and you'll find lots of them on here... don't be shy, we're nice biggrin



So welcome, and hope to see you soon hug



Clare x



Updates on Circus/spinny gatherings around Ireland 6 November 2006



Belfast:



Tuesday:

5pm-7pm

Streetwise (community circus) meet in Morton Community Centre (off Lisburn Road) providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills. Run by the lovely Dave from Babcock and Bobbins (on HoP as Bobbins).

8.30pm-10pm

Lisa and I take our poi workshop in Crescent Arts Centre (featuring occasional special guests when they visit smile) Please PM me if you are interested in poi lessons.

9.30/10pm-midnight

Fortnightly fire gathering in Crescent Park, Belfast (opposite The Fly bar). This is a friendly and informal gathering for anyone interested in spinning fire or learning more. Please PM me if you want to know the dates for the next gathering.



Wednesday:

7pm-9.30pm

Adult circus in Belfast Community Circus (Gordon St, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast). Weekly circus training for adults using various circusy props. 3 per week (I think).



Galway:



Tuesday:

5pm-??

NUI Galway juggling club meet in Aras Na MacLeinn. Run by the fabulous Eimhin (on here as Flip), providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



Thursday:

5pm-??

NUI Galway juggling club meet at the Bank of Ireland theatre as above.



Sunday:

12pm-4pm

NUI Galway juggling club meet at the Dangan Sports Centre. As above.



Cork:



Tuesday:

5.30pm-8pm

Cork Community Circus meet at Loch Community Centre, at the top of Barracks St, Greenmount providing an indoor space to practice and learn new skills. (Probably) run by the lovely Cormac (not on HoP). Three euro cover charge.



Limerick:



Thursday:

7pm-9pm

Limerick Juggling Club meet at the Limerick Youth Centre, on Lower Glentworth Street. Club run by fantastic jugglers Joe McGinley and Richy Brennan.



Dublin:



Monday:

5pm-7pm

DIT juggling club meet in the hall behind Belvedere College providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



Tuesday:

7pm-9pm

Trinity juggling club meet in Goldsmith Hall, Pearse Street providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



Wednesday:

7pm-9pm

DIT juggling club meet in Linen Hall, across the road from Bolton Street. Go through the archway at the side of Bodkins, and it's on the top floor, in the gym.

4.30pm-6pm

NCAD juggling club meet somewhere



Thursday:

6pm-9.30pm

UCD juggling club meet in the Memorial Hall, beside the Architecture buildings providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



Dun Laoghaire



Tuesday:

6pm-8pm

IADT meet somewhere a new club, and everyone is welcome!







Events:



Tralee:



November 24-26

Tralee juggling convention organized by the lovely Fanzinis, the public show is looking fantastic smile





(If you have any updates on these clubs or events, please PM them to me...)





Take care, happy spinning

X

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Helen_of_Poi
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Helen_of_Poi

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Posted: Written by: _Clare_


... I'm thinking of organising such a festival next year... it's going to be alot of work.




Yep, it sure is. Rather you than me wink Fair play to you lady, you do keep yourself busy. And big congratjubilations on CoL biggrin

I too am pining for the good old days of fire, bucky and good company in fields...please if you're going to put anything together, do it at a time when I can actually go, and spin, and drink, and laugh like in olden days...am so busy with my masters degree it's like the ejc never ended.

le sigh

Speaking of EJC business, we will be replacing faulty EJC t-shirts at Tralee. Dee is collecting them at TCD juggling for us, but I'm afraid that for the rest of the country I can't guarantee that we will have the exact size, colour etc that you are looking for as we are going to have to guess when ordering. Then we will not be ordering any more t-shirts. And we will stop having to spend hours sorting them and labelling them for postage all over the world...

Clare, don't get convention t-shirts. Ever. I officially hate them. It's always the little things that take up all the time...

<rant over>


Helen_of_Poi

EJC Ireland 2006 Organisational Team

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Nonky


Nonky

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Posted:Excellent fire gathering last night at Crescent Park- some brilliant movers and shakers around.

Clare and the others involved: I didn't really know anyone so felt a wee bit weird just turning up- but yous made me feel really welcome, so Thank you.

Looking forward to the next one now smile


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
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Posted:No problems lady... twas a pleasure to have you there...

And apologies for the drunken man... he's normally quite well behaved rolleyes

We'll be seeing you in a month biggrin



Thanks Helen... shall remember - no t-shirts (are you not coming to tralee?! See you tomorrow anyways, thanks!!) biggrin

And you guys are right... we should get something sorted... for when it's hot biggrin

lurve
xx


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tainted


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Posted:just popping in for a wee hello, havent been here in donkeys....so hey hope everyones well hug

There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers...

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doctor_fandango
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doctor_fandango

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Posted:all good here in Dubland. btw we're having a party in the flat for Sergio. He's moving back to Columbia for ever, and ever and ever! and then he's moving to france or something i think/ anyway we're throwing a massssive party on the 18th. anyone reading this who knows him and is interested in coming out let me know. except aidan. you smell like wee wee.

cya'later

baz

i mean Dr. Fandango


There's no place like 127.0.0.1, There's no place like 127.0.0.1, There's no place like 127.0.0.1,

"in most of our friends we're the hippies. but we have hippie friends of our own.. its like a dog having its own pet" - H. Sinoquet 19-03-2005

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wyld_phyre
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wyld_phyre

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Location: Northern Ireland

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Posted:god you know I haven't spun fire since hallowe'en that's really depressing. Damn my busy life. When's the next fire gathering, I really want to drag my corpse down again and actually have some proper fun!

Not like its any of your beeswax!

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Happy birthday Aidan!

Hope you have a good day

Clare
x


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ado-p
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ado-p

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Posted:thankeee

i am planning a very uber chilled and slightly drunken night. with all the lads and three course of very fine food. bit of fire spinning mixed in maybe...


Love is the law.

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Ronopotamus
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Ronopotamus

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Posted:Happy birthday Adoface!

beerchug

Hope you have a delightful one

hug


Don't bolt your door with a boiled carrot...

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tainted

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Posted:happy bday sweetie hug beerchug

There are no stupid questions, only stupid answers...

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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 1459
Posted:happy birthday aidan beerchug hope you had a lovely evening & you're not too hung over right now smile

barry, i can't make it down to dublin for sergio's leaving party frown bummer. i'll be in dublin the week after, the 21st? if he's still about.... when's he off?

mmmm... big fire meet.... that would be lovely indeed ubblove we'd have to wait till it was warm enough for camping.... may-ish could be right on target.... and i'm sure if i asked nicely we could challenge some of that british lot to another invasion....? hmmmm... something to think about...

L xx peace


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DeepSoulSheep
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DeepSoulSheep

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Posted:Happy Birthday Aiden-face! hug

Will defo try make friday at some poi-nt. smile

Can't do Tralee as I'm off on an adventure on the sunday and need to prepare! wink


I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

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ado-p
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ado-p

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Posted:Thankee everyone. I had a very lvoely very spacey day. Im so hungover today its not even funny. All good though biggrin

Hey Colleen. How'd you like to come to Galway for a weekend and we can make you some new firetoys?

Hey Doc, we're thinking about arriving friday. En crashage et chez toi?


Love is the law.

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Posted:Hi all,
out of my absence I'd like to say that last week while at a rather funky party in birr i met this organic farmer i used to work for, he has a three hundred acre farm so i thought sure he can only say no... and instead of my pessimistic prognostication he said..."of course anytime" biggrin
so a jenny in the town costs 50...now that thats organised,
whose bringing the decks? shall we say the closest weekend to may 1st *hoping may 1st is a weekend*
Sorted, see ya'll at my house...its 2 hours from everywhere:p
Someone has to make things at least seem easy wink


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TheDee
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Posted:May 1st is a Tuesday - so the bank holiday weekend will be the following weekend - that's the 5,6,7th of May... plan away smile

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doctor_fandango
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Posted:lisa, sergio is off on tuesday, so if your not down for tha party, it looks like you'll not be seeing him. frown are you sure ye cant make it down?

ado, hipple bipple once more. and it would be amazing to have toi et ta belle amour in the flat for extra crashage. LN says 'eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee' *with lots of clapping and mini jumping* i'll have the kettle on if you let me know when yous are on the train. LN will be working, but she'll be able to get us in the clubs for free and then we can get drunk together.

good to see you back on the boards eimhin, how are ya keepin?
party in birr, eep!


There's no place like 127.0.0.1, There's no place like 127.0.0.1, There's no place like 127.0.0.1,

"in most of our friends we're the hippies. but we have hippie friends of our own.. its like a dog having its own pet" - H. Sinoquet 19-03-2005

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Nice one Eimhin....

A splendid plan... let's make it happen hug2

How many people do you reckon?

x


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squarefish
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Posted:Heydy ho folks,
only got info on this tonight so apologies for the late notice, anyone else going along?

"Would you like to hear about Cirque du Soleil's Major International
Multidisciplinary Shows that combine Circus Arts, Acrobatics, Music,
Singing, Dance and Theatre, world-wide?


Would you like a chance to discuss exciting opportunities offered by
Cirque du Soleil with one of its Artistic Talent Scouts?

If so, you are invited to a DVD presentation followed by a
question-and-answer session with Deirdre Mulrooney (Ireland) who works
as an Artistic Talent Scout for Cirque du Soleil.

Date: Thursday, 16^th November
Time: 1.00p.m
Venue: Theatre, DIT Rathmines
All Welcome"

Hope to see all ye there smile


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ado-p
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ado-p

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Posted:Could be interesting.



Come back and let us know how you got on squarefish. And if they ask about me... tell em i'm busy right now and couldnt make it... wink



 Written by: _Clare_





How many people do you reckon?



x





All of em smile


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ado-p
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ado-p

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Posted:*waves* for Ronan smile



Bring back some sun!


Love is the law.

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ma'tina
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

ma'tina

multiplex
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Posted:Hey Ado....wave



a belated.........

Happy brsdiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii hug kiss hug to you!!!!

hope you and your beauty are happy and healthy........

give a big kiss to her......and have a not so cold winter....... wink



tina

xxx


- Ho Sa -
kisses & peace & love to beautiful madges
*rever le temps le prendre*

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squarefish
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Location: the state of flux

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Posted:well now:), that was interesting:

Cirque Du Soleil are actively seeking new talent from Ireland, the website has info on the casting process and they are looking for both replacements for artistes leaving the various productions and talent for new productions in the pipeline.



They want mad/crazy acts/talents based on the abilities of the human body.



DVD was very impressive and a little bit intimidating but the lady doing the Q+A said that the demo clips don't have to be studio grade, they just want to see how you move, body type and so on.



I have put the handout up in my gallery as a PDF so ye can go and take alook at the details.



PS.Those people that asked me for those things......check your mail....





EDIT: sorry guys no go on the PDF, best effort resulted in a somewhat fuzzy JPEG, if anyone wants, I can Email them a copy of the PDF, much easier to read.

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Looks like fun smile





Sadly though, I couldn't get accom sorted out in Tralee, so can't afford to come... frown



Bah... Sorrys ubbcrying



That's about two years now I've been promising to go...



Meh.



If I start saving now, I might be able to afford it next year smile



take care, and hope to see you all somewhere soon...



Clare x


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Tir_na_nOg


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Posted:Hey clare..

Feel free to take couch space at the UCD apartments if you do comedown!!

You shouldnt let a small little thing like that keep you from comng down to Tralee!!

If ya dont come down sure I guess I'll see ya somewhere! (Belfast JC '07!!!)

Take care smile

Rob


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Posted:hi all,
last night adios to sergio was awash with the whole dublin juggliing community, thanks Barry and LN...ubbtickled

(Hiya squarefish,
could you send me that stuff so's i can have a peek,
sound smile)flipflopproductions@hotmail.com

So bank holiday on the weekend after may first, so may 4th- may 7th, sweet thanks dee. What do you all think? juggle weavesmiley peace angel2 devil kiss grouphug lolsign wow


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Fired_Up


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Posted:Bring A tent or somethin with ya, or sleep in your car, i do that quite a bit, comfy when you got a HUGE duvex, in a tiny little car like mine!! wink

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squarefish
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Posted:Clare-
thats about the most lame arse excuse I've heard not to go to Tralee, ubblolmost of us don't know where we'll be staying either tongue
M.


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Fired_Up


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Posted: Written by: squarefish


Clare-
thats about the most lame arse excuse I've heard not to go to Tralee, ubblolmost of us don't know where we'll be staying either tongue
M.



I'm tellin ya, stay in the car...duvex...sorted haha!!!

I couldn't agree more squarefish!
Does any1 know the exact dates for this tralee thing?


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TheDee
SILVER Member since May 2004

newbie
Location: Dublin

Total posts: 47
Posted:This weekend... starting on the Friday (that's the 24th Nov) evening (Greyhound Bar beerchug, Pembroke St), KDYS Hall on Denny St from Saturday morning, finishing with games on Sunday afternoon

can't wait... bounce2

there'll be some room to crash in the TCD apartments if your stuck for a place to rest your weary head!

Dee


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Fired_Up


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Posted:See thing is, I've never been to one of these things before, i cant even juggle, well i can a little bit, i just like my fire poi! you reckon it'd still be cool for some1 like myself to tag along.

I got a camper sorted for this weekend too, so if any1 sees an old banged up v-dub with loadsa beats in the back come say hi!

Adios


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