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

Hello people!! wavehello


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.



info update

Cost - 15

Dates - 19th - 21st August 2005

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


UPDATE 23rd July 2005

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


Update - 5th Jan 2005

The site is now up and running at
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.


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'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

Mr_ChutneySILVER Member
1,712 posts
Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)

Essays compete, just p[cking and the drive to worry about and i'm there biggrin

1,376 posts
Location: London, UK

Written by: Mr Chutney

James that is SOO lame- you could have seen me and everything tongue

Hope all is well smile

Heheh smile Yeah I'm good, just not feeling the love with my spinning at the moment...

"Moo," said the happy cow.

Mr_ChutneySILVER Member
1,712 posts
Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)

Fair doos mate hug Looking forward to crossing you path again sometime soon I hope smile

polaritySILVER Member
1,228 posts
Location: on the wrong planet, United Kingdom

Oh poo. I'm missing the first night. LED poi aren't ready yet frown (only got one working)

I'm just going to do more in less time when I get there smile

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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

Hi folks,
i don't know whether its the right thing to do but i've started a new play thread on the chat side so that we can have the 'what happened next.....' without trawling through the preplay stuff.
Becs x

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.

Mint SauceBRONZE Member
1,453 posts
Location: Lancs England

ugh im back what a great weekend going over to chat section to chat about it
[Old 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)

PyroWillGOLD Member
HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
4,437 posts
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

What an amazing weekend, still in awe so will prob post more interesting stuff later

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

DomBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,009 posts
Location: Bristol, UK

Post Festival Update

I've been asked by Dunc to close this thread now. He'd really, really like as much feedback as you can give on the PLAY web site. So post on the forum there or use the Contact Us form.

Thank you! smile

That means that before I head off to the comforts of my bed, I get the last word in this thread. So...

To Dunc; the Play team; everyone who contributed; and everyone who was there: from the bottom of my heart I wish to thank you for creating such as wonderful, open, happy and fluffy festival in which we all played till we could play no more and simled until our hearts were overflowing. Thank you.

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