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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:


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strugz
strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...
Member Since: 6th Mar 2002
Total posts: 3964
Posted:Written by: Durbs

.......................I am hugely important
Mummy says so



im afraid hes right......i went home last night and said to my mum, am i as important as durbs.......... and she said dont be stupid, of course not frown

bloody toasters wink


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

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:ubblol

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:ubblol

But strugz, we all love you just the same. Sorry, I know it's not quite good enough... but you'll have to make do.

Durbs is the preferred mummy's boy.

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Getting to the other side smile

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strugz
strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:**points finger at durbs**

mummys boy, mummys boy, mummys boy ubbloco

Oh, and are you coming this weekend durbin, will mummy let you wink

ubblol

(thanks claire hug)


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

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Written by: Durbs


newbie-bash-the-drum-really-loud-independent-of-all-other-drummers-around-you type





They remind me of the 'I'm-really-good-so-I'm-gonna-drum-with-you-guys-but-I'm-gonna-keep-adding-in-and-missing-beats-to-confuse-you'



And then they blame you for messing up the rhythm!!



wink


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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Vixen
Vixen

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Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:duh!!!... thats called freestyling! xxx

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

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:No it's not - it's called fookin' annoying smile
Freestyling is adding and missing beats but staying in time - it's a subtle difference, but a REALLY important one wink

Strugz - Mummy says I can go, but Mrs Durbs points out that I'm due to take a wolf for a walk on Saturday frown Although it's possible that that's not until the 13th - Update to follow


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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Hmmm..
I was due to be going to Scotland the weekend of PLAY, but the plane company I was flying with went tits up.
Sooo... now I have 100 going spare.
Train journy is 5 hours though eek and by the loosk of it is going to cost alot..
*does some more planning and thinking*


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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
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Total posts: 4437
Posted:Justa quick post cos im not meant to be online, Durbs im free all day friday smile

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

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Vixen
Vixen

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Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
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Posted:Surely if you book a train now its gona cost alot less. xxx

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

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Thats the plan im going on.
Its only 30 return for me with YP.

bounce


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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:9.95 for me, 25.95 for a holiday isn't bad smile

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:just check properly, 35 biggrin

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Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:o dear... just checked and think mine is around 60 on the day... anyone wanna give me a lift? xxx

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

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
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Total posts: 3136
Posted:60 quid inc young persons from oxfordshire? Oxford isn't all that far from Coventry, and it's 9.95 return from there

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[noodles]
[noodles]

*Property of Pigeon Wigeon*
Location: Locked In Pigeons Chimney
Member Since: 31st Jul 2005
Total posts: 893
Posted:60 from oxfordshire to shropshire? Damn thats steep. I only pay 25 for an open return to London.

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

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Written by: Vixen

duh!!!... thats called freestyling! xxx



Sorry, I think I explained wrong.

Example. Four BEATS in a bar. Bar gets repeated. Nice rhythm, easy to follow. This is called 4/4.

Adding in extra beats will change the timing you use, so instead of making it 4/4, every now and again, a person will suddenly change to 5/4, or 3/4. This throws everybody off, unless you're in your own little world and only listening to your drumming.

While I understand that not everybody can keep time perfectly, (i, for one, often screw up and end up adding extra beats now and again, but that's because of the style I play, and sometimes, my hands don't move fast enough to keep up with what my brain is thinking) I get annoyed when people say "I drum regularly/in a drum circle/I'm quite good/I know how to drum" etc. And then don't realise that they screw up, and insist that they were meant to do it, and think that it sounds really good.

I Freestyle a lot.

4/4 doesn't mean play only four regular beats to a bar. that would be boring as hell. You are quite welcome to add in extra HITS, for example play a triplet IN PLACE of one beat, but get one person play 5 beats to a bar randomly while everyone else is playing 4/4 is very offputting.

Sorry, offtopic rant...


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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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel

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Total posts: 15414
Posted:"anyone wanna give me a lift?"

You look fantastic!

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Ah yes, Mr Ed - you seem to have said what I posted in a much grumpier way wink

My workshop will test your counting abilities... biggrin


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Ok I now have a band of "Tent Sluts" (as Clare has nicknamed us) looking for one night sleep overs (no not that kind of one night sleep overs smutty people) in other peoples tents. I'm taking a 4 man tent but have 3 people in it already..... that includes me but I might be one of the "Tent Sluts" because crashing in other peoples tents is always more fun.



Tent Sluts include:-

Clare

Gayle

Skully

Vixen?

Gothfrogette?



Be ready..... we are coming..... and we don't take NO for an answer ubblol



We won't eat you out of tent and home and we might even bring breakfast with us...... well that is if you like Chocolate for breakfast ubbrollsmile


Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:Sorry, bit of a grumpy day.

I somehow lack motivation today... and yesterday... and the day before that...

Hmm... workshop, you say? I'm a crap learner when it comes to music, but I'll give it a go... I tend to just go off on my own rhythm and hope it works... I'll probably end up pissing you off...


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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yoni
yoni

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Location: Bideford and Bath
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Total posts: 3099
Posted:if you provide me woth food feel free to invade my tent as long as you don't flood it like nate does

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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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Written by: yoni
if you provide me woth food feel free to invade my tent as long as you don't flood it like nate does



I have perfect bladder control..... just ask Mint Sauce. He tried very very hard to get me to wet myself....... infact for a medical man he bordered on trying recklessly hard!


Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Bubbles_
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Posted:ubblol

i may have tent space for a night or three if anyone needs it ubbangel
oh but no smelly boys though, they fart and snore etc etc tongue


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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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
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Total posts: 4172
Posted:mrs mummy says miss aime can go if she can find some lovely person(s) to travel up with on the train.

bounce

*squee*



(shall have space for 1 other person in my tent, but its already reserved for my junk/mr linden)

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yoni
yoni

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Location: Bideford and Bath
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Posted:i am happy to say it wasn't pee he flooded it with. at least i hope not

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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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
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Posted:
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sorry dunc, just wasn't pink enough.

ubbangel


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yoni
yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath
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Posted:much better

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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linden rathen
linden rathen

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Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:i have tent space for a few people



3 man tent (but it sleeps four fine - maybe not so fine w/ junk though it has a porch)



currently only 3 spaces are reserved

- pigeon_wigeon

- goth froggette

- me (maybe tongue)- [noodles]



im not sure when ill get there - either late friday (read about 10 ish) or saturday



PM me for a space tongue



edit : ok just been told i have no tent space as [noodles] just grabbed it - sorry

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
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Total posts: 7263
Posted:ubblol hug

Written by: *Aime*


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sorry dunc, just wasn't pink enough.

ubbangel



ubblol hug


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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