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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

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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Pigeon_Wigeon
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
Location: Surrey/Portsmouth

Total posts: 4760
Posted:Hokies... smile SO how many pirates are going so far? I feel we should have a mass pirate pic biggrin

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:How the heck am I meant to prove that my name is cantus fraggle?

Is a tesco's clubcard acceptable ID?


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:No, have you not got it written ony our feet?

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Thanks for that Dunc hug

Hope things are going ok - I'm sure it's all a bit stressful and hectic.

But we're going to have a great time and it's going to be splendid... so see you next week biggrin

Take care
Clare xx


Getting to the other side smile

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:very nice Matty B, well done. I'd like to see you (or any attractive males, or females come to think of it) dressed up as firemen/ladies. I like that. yellow helmets. great! devil

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Matty_B
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

Matty_B

veteran
Location: Blu's Pocket

Total posts: 1314
Posted:so i'm not attractive frown . . . .
My firemans outfit has a red helmet so thats no good . . .

wink


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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:I think you're deliberately misunderstanding Miss Rhymes in order to fish for compliments Mr B.

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Bugis


Bugis

have fur, will huggle
Location: table in front of the pc.

Total posts: 231
Posted:I have a pirate costume. But i don't have anything with my name on. Does that mean i have to stay outside all weekend?

eek


I have my sidekick now. I think I call him Sidekick!!

"Lets get Jinky with it!"

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=Flashpoint=
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...

Total posts: 2719
Posted:Bugis, did you find your eyepatch?

ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
ubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmile

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:hee hee nearly made my costume - not made the pirate one yet smile but got lotsa daft tacky bits to go with it (i have a hook biggrin)

bounce not long now smile cant wait - im gunna need some fun after exam results eek


back

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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

veteran
Location: Lancs England

Total posts: 1453
Posted:yey cant wait now only a few sleeps away
Non-Https Image Link


before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)

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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian

Total posts: 3383
Posted:eek mr bugis embraces us with his presence! bounce

Disclaimer:im not responsible for what i say or do whether it be before,during and after drinking alcoholic substances (owned by BMVC).
Creater of Jenisms(TM)
Virginity like bubble,one prick all gone.

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

Total posts: 4525
Posted:i have a captain's hat. but i dont think i will wear it. My costume so far consists of a pair of jeans and a smelly hoody. i'm going to be a smelly jojo. poor me! redface
I might wrap wool around my hair, to save me washing it. sounds a bit time consuming though!


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Matty_B
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

Matty_B

veteran
Location: Blu's Pocket

Total posts: 1314
Posted:rolleyes me never rolleyes eek

biggrin all in good humour

Only a few days left before we get to PLAY . . .

Looking forward to seeing you all there hug


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:After seeing THIS picture again I declaire PLAY the festival of hats! And no Strugz I don't mean that old manky one you never take off your head ubblol I swear thats welded to your scalp!



[edit]



Damn I just looked through the Ireland pics and noticed you aren't wearing the hat in any of them Strugz so I have to take that last statement back. redface


Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath

Total posts: 3099
Posted:i haven't got my costume sorted yet but i don't think i can be bothered to be individual and will just be a pirate (maybe a parrot though).

i will have to indulge in a bit of hat wearing tho


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

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

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maus
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia

Total posts: 4191
Posted:HELP!!! ok so heres the deal,basically i can now go to the play festival but have no way of getting there,as my old car wont make it that far!i was wondering if anyone from the southwest may be able/may know someone that could possibly give me a lift?i can drive up as far as plymouth so please please please...anyone who thinks they can help please PM me and ill be eternally grateful!!!
love you all!!! hug


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Matty_B
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

Matty_B

veteran
Location: Blu's Pocket

Total posts: 1314
Posted:Also check out play festival website . . . there is stuff on there for liftshare www.PLAYfestival.co.uk

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:woot 5 sleeps now smile gunna be awsome smile

back

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ahhmay


ahhmay

member
Location: london

Total posts: 42
Posted:did someone say pirate? am i busting out with my eyepatch? is this an HOP exclusive process of evolution thing...or can i just come "snappy casual"? meditate ohmmmm (what'll it be)

see you soon!!


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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

Damn I just looked through the Ireland pics and noticed you aren't wearing the hat in any of them Strugz so I have to take that last statement back. redface



ubbloco

Skully - i have a very special new hat ill be wearing at PLAY, its soooo not me, but i like it biggrin

youl see wink


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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Mikey Boy
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

newbie
Location: Manchester (ra ra ra)

Total posts: 20
Posted:Is it ok to add an eye patch at play after being hit repeatedly in the face getting a 3 beat weave wrong?

weavesmiley = confused confused


I didnt do it - no one saw me do it - you cant prove anything.

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire

Total posts: 3136
Posted:just a boring quick non pirate related post:

what's the rules on fires? Are disposable bbqs, camp fires, portable stoves allowed? Will there be a strictly enforced designated seperate area for fire playing away from the campsite?


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Mikey Boy
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

newbie
Location: Manchester (ra ra ra)

Total posts: 20
Posted:I was just trying to find that information out myself - but searching for shrewsbury just yields different festivals.

Whats the score for running water at the site as well? Is there a hose or should I be saving my 2l bottles so I can make a cuppa in the wee small hours after a day of playing?


I didnt do it - no one saw me do it - you cant prove anything.

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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:mike - running water on site yes i belive smile

oh and info can be found here

weavesmiley juggle weavesmiley


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

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

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Hey Guess what!!
Plans have changed and tickets rebooked and Princess Elly, International Adventurebabe is coming to Play!

# so hey Clare, You'll get to meet her!

YAY the mighty Bam who makes all things possible!!!!


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

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:Fixed my car strugz biggrin then blew it up again. frown so back to square 1. but do currently have my gf's snazzy pink metro so i will be at PLAY in 1 car or another.... beerchug

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:so thats 3 cars in 4 days.........dude you and cars eh rolleyes

ubblol


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Woohoo... will be good to meet her gabe... smile hug

Hats are good. I have a nice purple one I shall bring along.

biggrin


Getting to the other side smile

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh...

smile


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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