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DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


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 https://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


Puresockaddict
406 posts
Location: Oxford, UK


Posted:
Written by: Durbs


Written by: Puresock


I'd like to see a body popping workshop, personally. Someone should do this. *looks at Durbs and Glass*





You mean a bit like the body popping with CJ workshop I'm down for running?
confused




Was that what I said Durbs? Did I say "body popping with CJ"? No! :P

And if you check the site you're not down for running a body popping and CJ workshop at all. Just a CJ one. So there.

Nah, obviously there's that, but body popping without balls is also good, especially for those of us who lack the CJ ability to worry about other parts of their body while doing it smile

"Take that, math!"


TheBovrilMonkeySILVER Member
Liquid Cow
2,629 posts
Location: High Wycombe, England


Posted:
Trying not to feel like I'm ordering from a chinese restaurant, I'd certainly go for a number 6 smile wink

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.


strugzBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,964 posts
Location: Southampton - Possibly..., United Kingdom


Posted:
oh and Drew - club manipulation would be great too wink



**edited as bovril has a similar mind, but is way faster than me!**



ubblol

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


Dr_MollyPooh-Bah
2,354 posts
Location: Away from home


Posted:
15 please

moo wink

WOFTSILVER Member
Likes trees...
209 posts
Location: Cape Town, South Africa


Posted:
Ummmmm, any chance of a nametag? landed in london a few hours ago, and was several kilometers in the air during the name tag offer frown

'n Boer maak 'n plan.


jo_rhymesSILVER Member
Momma Bear
4,525 posts
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdom


Posted:
thanks Skully!!! hug I love badges!! i love badgers too, but i love badges almost as much! hug hug thankx

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


jo_rhymesSILVER Member
Momma Bear
4,525 posts
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdom


Posted:
my pirate name is Buttery Ann Marie!! ubblol mm...butter.. unfortunately i dont have a pirate outfit, but there's still time!! When i buy spare tent pegs in town tomorrow i may have to get myself and eyepatch!! I have a dodgy hip so thats halfway to long john silver! rolleyes

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


jo_rhymesSILVER Member
Momma Bear
4,525 posts
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdom


Posted:
ubbidea i've had another thought? is anyone bringing guitars down? I really want to bring mine, but i dont fancy carrying it all the way from newbury on 3-4 different trains. I dont know if i can go a weekend without having a good old fashioned sing-song! rolleyes

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


_Clare_BRONZE Member
Still wiggling
5,967 posts
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)


Posted:
Woohoo biggrin



bounce



Splendid. biggrin



Drew, could you teach me - ermm - everything you've learned in the last 10 years is probably asking a bit too much - so how about Uberpoidancing 101.2?!



Not sure what number on the menu that falls under, so I might just follow you around and learn that way instead.



ubblol



It'll be good to see you mister



hug

Getting to the other side smile


DurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Ah yes...

In this thread (in amongst the waffle) I'm down for
CJ Basics
CJ Not-so-Basics - Body popping and advanced isolations (Which would involve learning popping/waving first, then adding the ball(s) smile )
Although the first (and probably the second) have now been rather superceded...
On the site though I am just down for one though - I'd blame the webmaster for that one wink

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


LavatwilightGOLD Member
old hand
834 posts
Location: Wellington somerset, UK


Posted:
biggrin thanks skully,
do i have an intersting pic by my name?
or will i have to wate and find out?

Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film


_Aime_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
bounce bounce2

My Hastings Spin t-shirt has arrived. Going to go pick it up from Gem's house now.
Pictures to follow cool

LavatwilightGOLD Member
old hand
834 posts
Location: Wellington somerset, UK


Posted:
1
3
11 and 12 soound good to me smile
wooo not far away biggrin

Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film


CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
Are you taking your time machine Mr Glass? How do you plan to fit it all in? tongue

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


GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
So I phoned Up Dunc and Said:

Me: Hi I'd like to get a ticket for play, and Did you get the e-mail I sent you (a couple of hours ago) about offering to run a workshop or 2?
Dunc: You've been signed up to run a battle workshop of friday evening before the renegade.
Me: But i didn't even know I was comming to play then.... Mooooop

He's a sharp mover that Dunc. biggrin


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FRIENDLY MANIPULATION BATTLE WORKSHOP
bounce Friday night before the renegade bounce2
Eeeeeep
A bit like a fun team breakdancing battle/ Juggle Jam
But more firendly with more hugs. and more sillyness grouphug
Its not about the competition.
You don't have to be any good at all, this is a workshop, its all about learning how to get up and play.
you just have to be able to be daft and have fun.

Poi, staff, contact, diabolo, juggling, cheese, hat, anyprop or no prop ubbrollsmile

If you were at ueberpoi, you'll know how much fun and how silly this was.
It won't happen unless there are at least 40 people in it.
Bring extra slices of fun and Dance badly.
Yippeee biggrin

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Hmmm Durbs I know I should have e-mailed you first:... PM

LavatwilightGOLD Member
old hand
834 posts
Location: Wellington somerset, UK


Posted:
ooo looks fun!
ok so silly dancing i think i can do :P

Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film


yoniGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,099 posts
Location: Bideford and Bath, United Kingdom


Posted:
i'm up for it

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

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump


animatEdBRONZE Member
1 + 1 = 3
3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK


Posted:
Well, I'd like to see Drew running:

A Multiball workshop
A 1 ball contact workshop
A poi workshop
Miscellaneous manipulations looks like fun
as does isolations with everything!!
Staff contact as well...

Looks like you're gonna spend the entirety of PLAY teaching, my man!! smile

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.


ahhmaymember
42 posts
Location: london


Posted:
WOFT...we have space for you now. PM me if you still need a lift!! wave

SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
Todays list of badges are :-

Bchickpea
Bugis
Mr. Chutney (Not Aled Jones)
House of Mill
Julien
Kieron
Linden Rathen
Liquid Bubblegum
Loves the Circus (only one, because 2 more would be uber greedy!)
Molly Mole
Monsieur Marmotte


Sorry anyone else that missed out but thats your lot. I am now free from work until next Tuesday YIPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! bounce

I'm not sure what you have on yours Lava, you'll have to wait. I'm in lazy mode now and can't be bothered to go and search through them to find out.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!


animatEdBRONZE Member
1 + 1 = 3
3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK


Posted:
Only one!!

That's not what I ordered!!

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.


_Aime_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
I have my very own t-shirt with my name on it now biggrin. As will Kieron, *and* I'll have a Skully bag
This means I'm obviously going to be so much cooler than you.

SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
spank You wait until the weekend naughty greedy boy. I'll put you over my knee and sp..... Oh hang on, no I won't, you would enjoy that too much. I'll get one of my Biatches to do it..... hmmmmmm which one?..... I know I'll make Ross do it!

Rosssss Oh Ross, I have a little task for you my lovely Biatch No.3 ...... biggrin

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!


ChickpeaSILVER Member
mostly a muppet in need of distraction...
305 posts
Location: bristol, Australia


Posted:
wow - i didnt even ask for a badge cause i thought it would be cheeky as i hadnt met you. cheers hun! big hugs your way this weekend!

Becs

Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.


LavatwilightGOLD Member
old hand
834 posts
Location: Wellington somerset, UK


Posted:
woo suppurises then smile
thanks skully

Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film


[noodles]*Property of Pigeon Wigeon*
893 posts
Location: Locked In Pigeons Chimney


Posted:
This post is to say: Thanks to Skully for the badge biggrin *is happy*
and to say that I might be bringing my guitar if i can be arsed to take it into work on friday with me as i' already have to take my bags and staff etc

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


.:star:.SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
I am bringing at least 6 (very plain because i have noo money to buy tape) hoops with me for everyone to have a play with so there will be lots of wiggling biggrin

LavatwilightGOLD Member
old hand
834 posts
Location: Wellington somerset, UK


Posted:
woo, wiggleyness biggrin

Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film


.:star:.SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
you're lucky you're sitting in the front bryn, tim and max will be sharing the back seat with all those hoops!

_Aime_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
beth I have a couple rolls of electrical tape at home if you wish to use them for your hoops?
I'm not sure what colours are left..I'll have a rummage tomorrow for you smile

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