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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Hello people!! wavehello



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Post Festival Update

Dunc would really, really like all your feedback on the Play Festival on the PLAY web site. So post on the forum there or use the Contact Us form to give as much feedback as you can.



Dom





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info update

Cost - 15

Dates - 19th - 21st August 2005

Location - Shrewsbury Agricultural Showground, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK.

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UPDATE 23rd July 2005



Tickets now on sale, go to the website or book via telephone on 07814 018 091



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Update - 5th Jan 2005

The site is now up and running at http://www.playfestival.co.uk
there is a forum included so everyone can contribute to the ideas, concepts and development of the festival as a whole. It wouldn't survive without "everyones" involvement so feel free to log on, register and let us know what you'd like from us while you're there.

And to think non of this would have started if I hadn't gotten into HoP and realised how wonderful this scene is, thank you HoP even if you did remove the link from my sig without telling me why, or even telling me rolleyes hug



Update 31st January 2005



Tickets can now be Pre-booked, up to five adult and five free childrens (u14's) can be booked, once they are released for sale you will be given a set time period to buy them before they will be offered to the public. We're still unsure what the time period will be but it will be a reasonable amount of time, such as 6 weeks, from them being released before they will be put back into the ticket pool. Everyone will be advised by email and in various public announcements of the release date well before they're out.







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I have been thinking for a while about organising an Object Manipulation (couldn't think how else to describe it!!) Convention sometime next year, and thought this would be the best place to get the ball rolling! (pun pun)



My idea is this......a mini festival for spinners/jugglers etc that's small and laid back enough to enjoy but big and organised enough to get the most out of. Maybe a band/dj or two in a tent, a fire show each night, weekend camping and most importantly lots of workshops, idea exchanges and fun for all the family. Easy going and fun are the objectives.



It wouldn't be poi based, it would be for all object manipulators from hat juggling to ribbon dancing and everything in between and to the sides so no pigeon holing or amimosity between arts will occur.



So what I'd like to know is if I organised, laid out capital etc for a proper weekend festival (Fri -> Sun) would I get enough interest and of course people attending? I obviously can't afford it by myself but if I put up the cash the more people I expect to come the cheaper I could cost it out per person.



I'd like to hope it'd cost no more that 25 each, but obviously the more people we expect to come the cheaper we can make it, I'd much rather it was a tenner than 25! (please note attendance would be a capped limit for safety and comforts sake)



All I'd be looking for is to break even or turn a small profit so it can be piled back into the next one making it even better and also cheaper.



As they say on poipoipoi's website......"it's not capitalism.......it's spherculism"



It would be in a decent sized feild with a remote location so there would be no townie trouble but close enough for easy access from major routes.



I figure if it's in the midlands area it's probably the easiest for everyone geographically although of course it depends what venues we can find and what the consensus is.



If this is the sort of thing folks would like then yell, but please be a serious yell as I'm realistically trying to sort numbers so I can get accurate costing done. There's also a poll I've set up HERE so vote in it if you can please.



If you think it's a little OTT compared to what is generally available such as Spitz and various annual juggling conventions please say so, all opinions have the same importance smile but don't forget to vote



Thanks folks! I hope you like the idea and can help me to make it a success for all those who come *fingers crossed*



If you have any info you think I might be interested in, ie quality venues (any free party goers out there that know good locations?) any ideas for during the convention or feel there's something individual you could offer I'd really appreciate hearing about it either in this thread or by PM. It's the only way I can make sure I'm giving people what they want!



Looking forward to your comments biggrin



Thanks for reading this rather long post hug



weavesmiley juggle :staff: :ribbondance: :contactjuggle: :knifethrowing: :likwiddancing: :stiltwalking: :diablo: :bboys: :clubswinging: :wifeswapping: :etc:


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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WOFT
Likes trees...
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Member Since: 9th May 2005
Total posts: 209
Posted:Could anybody please give me a lift from Birmingham to PLAY on Friday, and back on Sunday? I will slot in anytime that you are leaving. alternatively, what are the other (cheapest) travel options? please PM me if you can offer lift...

'n Boer maak 'n plan.

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[noodles]

*Property of Pigeon Wigeon*
Location: Locked In Pigeons Chimney
Member Since: 31st Jul 2005
Total posts: 893
Posted:Depending on where in Birmingham your talking about you could get the train. New Street has a pretty regular service up to shrewsbury. Not sure on the way back but there should be some trains.

Could somebody stop the room please... I'd like to get off

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yoni
yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath
Member Since: 4th Jun 2005
Total posts: 3099
Posted:done!
just booked my tickets


UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Polarity - You're designing and making a new set of LED poi?

Are they gonna be the same as the others you had at falmouth, or a completely new design?

A new design would be most interesting to see...


Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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FireNix
FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol
Member Since: 4th Apr 2001
Total posts: 904
Posted:Hi there People
I hope you all have a great time at PLAY - unfortunately due to 'Artistic Differences' within my old project X-Fire will not be performing this year. Im really sad to be missing what I rekon will be an excellent Festival, sad not to be meeting all you folks going and mucho sad not to be collaberating with Rob and Tree form TePooks and Pixie form Chimera, but............................
Very happy to be starting a new project - showcasing and premiering SOLAR and runhning the FireShows at the EJC. Unfortunaltely cant do both (I did try flying back for 2 nights on the Saturday!!!), but see you all next year for sure.
Sorry again Dunc - Good luck with it all and DONT book the event for the same time as EJC in Dublin next year - and Ill deffinately be theer


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Bubbles_
Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian
Member Since: 25th Nov 2004
Total posts: 3383
Posted:just wondering, is there anyway of getting confirmation that youve recieved payment for tickets? i just wanna make sure you got my cheque ubbangel

Disclaimer:im not responsible for what i say or do whether it be before,during and after drinking alcoholic substances (owned by BMVC).
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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Smelly smelly smelly

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Pigeon_Wigeon
Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
Location: Surrey/Portsmouth
Member Since: 24th Dec 2004
Total posts: 4760
Posted:Hee hee hee now you know how I felt about Fal
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:It looks as if I'm defo pulling a sickie.
I quite liked work today. They paid me a months wage, with 5 weeks worth of money in it.
I going..don't know how I'm getting there though.
If pigeon linden and crew get the train then I shall too from Surrey. If pigeon linden and crew are going in the car then I'll get the train from Hastings.

and henry you've knicked my saying. *you* are a smelly mister


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Fine_Rabid_Dog
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Posted:Bah, and you're a smeghead tongue

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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Bubbles_
Bubbles_

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Location: mancunian
Member Since: 25th Nov 2004
Total posts: 3383
Posted:i gave my tent a bath yesterday biggrin should be nice and clean and smell nice for play ubbangel

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:Written by: WOFT
Could anybody please give me a lift from Birmingham to PLAY on Friday, and back on Sunday? I will slot in anytime that you are leaving. alternatively, what are the other (cheapest) travel options?



we're taking the train back on sunday evening in the direction of birmingham (changing at wolver hampton). If anyone wants to join us then the more the merrier (unless by sunday they haven't washed for three days and smell like a tramp)

Oh, and thanks for the sporks Mr Circus, althought I'm not sure the ones with only 2 prongs are proper sporks


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Katrina
Katrina

enthusiast
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 6th May 2004
Total posts: 352
Posted:OK, I don't like being unorganised when I'm the one being relied on to get myself and Kit there. Someone please tell me...

1) when we should be arriving?
2) what we should be bringing with us?
3) what I'll forget to pack?
4) other things I've forgotten to ask but should know?


One day i'll learn to resist gravity...

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atma
atma

newbie
Location: london
Member Since: 7th Aug 2005
Total posts: 8
Posted:my djumbe is in france so unless i buy a new drum will i have one to play at PLAY. anyone have an extra drum? or know where to get a good affordable one in london? thanks a lot.

oh, by the way...this is my first ever post on HOP.

we will meet at playfest.

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:Written by: *Aime*

It looks as if I'm defo pulling a sickie.
I quite liked work today. They paid me a months wage, with 5 weeks worth of money in it.
I going..don't know how I'm getting there though.
If pigeon linden and crew get the train then I shall too from Surrey. If pigeon linden and crew are going in the car then I'll get the train from Hastings.

and henry you've knicked my saying. *you* are a smelly mister




biggrin clap clap clap clap clap bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce
sorry just a iccle bit excitable cause i get to meet you FINALY and seet he other rabble again ubblove

so fancy dress. Who is coming as a cat? i hear you can get some really nice suits with ears and every thing ubblol biggrin


Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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WOFT
Likes trees...
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Member Since: 9th May 2005
Total posts: 209
Posted:Written by: flid


we're taking the train back on sunday evening in the direction of birmingham (changing at wolver hampton). If anyone wants to join us then the more the merrier (unless by sunday they haven't washed for three days and smell like a tramp)

Oh, and thanks for the sporks Mr Circus, althought I'm not sure the ones with only 2 prongs are proper sporks



Flid - that sounds great! Do you know more or less what time your train leaves? got to book the bus tickets...


'n Boer maak 'n plan.

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_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:I'M GOING AS A PIRATE


i even have a cutlass and everything.

mrs mummy is getting quite jumpy about who im travelling with.
Clare do you have any idea whether you're taking the car yet or not?


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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

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Location: Nuneaton
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Total posts: 3999
Posted:eek biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin ubblove

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:erm... i havent payed for my ticket yet... Dunc do you think it would be easier to do it on the day?

I have the time off work thanks to my lovely friend Katie

And transport....

so... i guess that means... im coming to play! xxx


tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:*wiggles up to froggie with her cutlass*

ah har me laydee.

am in the process of booking ticket, but I have to speak to sam..and stuff and other nit pick details that mum wants *le sigh*


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:agghhh i have 14.93 in my bank account

...7p short of being able to pay for my ticket. Guess this means an embarrasing trip to the bank to pay in 7p so i can transfer it!
Sorry dunc, i promise its on its way!


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Miranda (mewcat)
Miranda (mewcat)

queen of all the hipsters
Location: Cornwall/Birmingham
Member Since: 6th Jul 2005
Total posts: 150
Posted:I've just bought a new tent as my old one proved a touch leaky* at Falmouth - if anyone is tentless and optimistic about the weather they can borrow it as long as I can fit it in Beth's car! PM me if you want it in case I miss replies here.

to live at all is miracle enough

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Miranda (mewcat)
Miranda (mewcat)

queen of all the hipsters
Location: Cornwall/Birmingham
Member Since: 6th Jul 2005
Total posts: 150
Posted:Oh, and I'm already so excited I can hardly breath. Yay!



May also be introducing some very lovely friends from Birmingham into the equation, who don't spin (yet) but who will bring extra entertainment value in thier own special ways.



I got so sunburnt today spinning on the beach. I hurt.



Also - who's fancy dressing it? I have some funky stuff I'd like a chance to wear, but suspect I'll end up spending the whole time wandering around in microscopic shorts and a blanket again...

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:ooh sexy lady pirate...... *Hushes up before the subject of the loverly Play ffestival thread gets....... well off topic biggrin

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
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dressing up biggrin biggrin
i'd better get sewing


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Lavatwilight
Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 834
Posted:my check will be in the post on the morrow
then all i have to do is run to the bank, and give them some monolopy money and hope they dont notice the diffrence!


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Kyle Mclean-
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A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:ooo i wanna dress up!!! I dont think i have any costumes at all... xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

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Location: Nuneaton
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Total posts: 3999
Posted:hehehe make one up hehehehe

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Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
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Total posts: 3276
Posted:i could put a sheet over my head and be a ghost? xxx

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:Written by: WOFT
Flid - that sounds great! Do you know more or less what time your train leaves? got to book the bus tickets...



To be honest, I'm not sure yet. I never book tickets in advance myself - years of using trains has taught me how lowsy they can be and how much stress is added when you miss vital connections as a result then have to go through the hassle (possibly involving paying money) of getting another train. We're just going to amble off site when it ends at 6 and take the first train that comes, which should leave us about a 3 hour window till the last train.


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