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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



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Let's relight this forum ubblove


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


Posted:
OK, I'll go out of sarcastic mode now (but only for a bit)

You never heard of someone getting on a soap box? I think some politicians have done it... and in the film Independence day, the 'american president' gets up on a soap box (or some type of box) to give a morale boosting speech...

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.


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


Posted:
Ed and Will - I'm not on install anymore - but am working an early shift, so I'll finish at 2.30pm. Can you both make it to G'ford station for 3?

Cheers

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


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


Posted:
Done mate.

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.


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


Posted:
It'll be a novelty to set up a tent in the light...

Has anybody else noticed how this thread comes up with 'summer spinners convention' now as it's title?

wink

I didn't do it... But Dunc won't like it...

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.


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


Posted:
That was post number 666, by the way...

Spooky...

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.


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


Posted:
Yeh thats all fine with me Paul, where you want me to be, i dont know guildford too well, i'll be getting to there by train

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


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


Posted:
Written by: Loves the Circus


Done mate.




You're already waiting for Durbs at the station? Wow, that's eager wink tongue

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


FabergGOLD Member
veteran
1,459 posts
Location: Dublin, Ireland


Posted:
helloooooo

biggrin

hey dunc, or anyone else who can help....

if i fly from dublin, which would be the nearest airport to fly to?? i'm sure the info is available somewhere in the thread but i don't have the time to read the whole thing....

i can get a flight pretty cheapish to liverpool on the thursday. would there be somewhere for me to camp a day early???

ubbrollsmile

hug

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely smile


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


Posted:
FAB - Closest airports that I know of are Liverpool (about 60 miles away) or Birmingham (about 40 miles away)

Thursday is really tricky for camping so I doubt you could stay.

CADO ABUSATO - You coud always use THIS to help get a lift, and please post with more details both on here and on the PLAY forum, with the travel window you'd like to be picked up in etc so other folks can let you know better. It's all about communication wink

Let's relight this forum ubblove


flidBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,136 posts
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Pyrowill

i dont know guildford too well, i'll be getting to there by train




careful you don't take the slow train to guildford that goes via everywhere and takes 3 times the amount of time as the usual one, like Sir_Sheep did last year smile

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


Posted:
I didn't know we had to be off the site by sunday....... Maybe I wasn't paying enough attention but I thought we could stay over sunday night and come home on the monday. I think I'm going to have one very pissed off sister on my hands as she has booked the day off work and she has very, very few days of leave left, as have I. frown



Dunc, I also thought you said something about help setting up on the thursday..... I told her to book that day off too. Do you want us? If not I'm in deep, deep do-do!



runs off to hide from Cath



[edit]

I just went back to the first post in this thread and it says 19-22 August....... I think that's what I went by for the staying over the sunday night frown

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!


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


Posted:
Written by: me

19th-22nd






redface ber embarrased



sorry



The dates changed because of the site owners aaages and ages ago but I guess I didn't update that page. Most titles have been 19-21 for quite a while and all publicity too



I'm still trying to negotiate Sunday evening but it's very tentative atm.



Most most completely sorry.

Let's relight this forum ubblove


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


Posted:
mcp, may i book half an hour of your time at play, to be annoying and ask to learn stuff from you??????

Please!!!!!!

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:
Your closest airport the shrewsbury would probably be 'Nottingham East Midlands'. I think thats what they call it now (basically it's next to Castle Donnington). Unless of course you can convince the pilot to try and land at RAF Cosford. Thats pretty close to Shrew' biggrin

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


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


Posted:
i may have to be there for that as well meg altho promise not to cramp your learning bryn.

you really should come down to my party meg even tho it's a long way. you can even wear your old women undies biggrin

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

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


Posted:
https://playfestival.wikispaces.org/

bounce 14 sleeps biggrin

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


Posted:
What? ARRRRGGGGHHH!!!!!!!!

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.


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


Posted:
what are you arrrgggging at!?

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


Posted:
he's probably like me and has putno preparation into it.
i still need to buy my ticket altho i think dunc is being really cool and reserving one till i send him the money

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

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump


linden rathenGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,942 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
eap

damn booked wrong days off work damn my lack of memory

*wanders off to change days and make excuses
i will be there

back


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


Posted:
Oh, I've paid for tickets. Just got to design and build a second set of LED poi prototypes. The first lot took 2 months wink

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.


linden rathenGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,942 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
woot
bring them as well - i want to play with the glowy goodness again tongue

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


Posted:
well work quickerthen...

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


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


Posted:
I was doing good till someone found some work for me to do biggrin

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.


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


Posted:
Loving the wiki list. All editable too. Linden you need to move yuorself from the unconfirmed.

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


Fine_Rabid_DogInternet Hate Machine
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Posted:
frown Bah...



I think you're all really smelly smile
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WOFTSILVER Member
Likes trees...
209 posts
Location: Cape Town, South Africa


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.


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


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


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


Posted:
done!
just booked my tickets

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:
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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