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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

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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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3136
Posted:i may have to acquire another tent this year. My current model that served me for 5 years on my own and suitable for 2 midgets (I sleep diagonally) now has gained a sheep and unicycle eek

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Sir_Sheep

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Location: Chester, UK

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Posted:But this is pretty Small Sheep

Spoiling Christmas for small children since 2003.

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Pigeon_Wigeon
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Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
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Posted:biggrin I'll be there!!

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*Property of Pigeon Wigeon*
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Total posts: 893
Posted:Me too. I have a tent. It's small and red but fits two people nice and cosy like. biggrin

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

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:miss aimz may be buying a bigger better 4 birth-ish tent before play so she may have room for any tent whores who wish to tent crash smile

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Pigeon_Wigeon
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
Location: Surrey/Portsmouth, United King...

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Posted:FRD: Damn it I wannt to tent whore!

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:*bounces* not long now smile

just gotta talk to other boss about getting friday off


back

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:hopefully the hastings spin t-shirts will have arrived by play. they look like this

Non-Https Image Link


'cept mine will say 'Aime I am wrong' (for i get words and things time the all muddled)
i can represent the hastings posse, and they are not comming with me frown


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polarity
SILVER Member since May 2005

polarity

veteran
Location: on the wrong planet, United Ki...

Total posts: 1228
Posted:I have 5 spaces in my tent. I want tent whores too!

Just expect to be invaded during the day by people wanting to make pretty things, and in the evening by people seeking the infamous sake 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.

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polarity
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polarity

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Posted:*Aime* : Like spoonerisms? (metadiesis) I get that too.

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.

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yoni
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yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

Total posts: 3099
Posted:woohoo i will invade your tent for all those reasons if the weather isn't too good and probably if it is.

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_
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_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:*squeeeeeEEEeeeEEEEeeeeee*

^excited-ness


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ahhmay

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Location: london

Total posts: 42
Posted:**if you are trying to figure your way to play from london**


just wanted to let you know that a few of us just rented a four door wagon that can fit five people with extra space for random bags of tricks.

for four days (august 19-22) we will pay a total of only 84 pounds. this is unlimited mileage with insurance and vat. do the math. it works out to
21 per day. (and if four people are riding the car it works out to be pretty affordable)

if you book now through expedia.co.uk, the rates are still really great with loads of availability.

looking forward to meeting you all.

xoxoxooxoxox


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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:I can't wait...Dunc (if your out there) will hopefully see you next thursday in southampton so will give you cash then.
I will be leaving from portsmouth on friday 5.30ish if anyone needs a lift. its long drive so would appreciate company and if your really poor petrol will be even cheaper...free if your REALLY nice to me..anyone wants just PM me in advance
dunno if i can but would only be able to get fri OR monday off..which is best people???


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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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:frown

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

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Posted:Theres no point in gettin gthe monday off seeing as we have to be off the site by 6.30 on the sunday anyway...I believe.

I too must ask my boss for the time off.....


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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1858
Posted:Thats right, 6PM on Sunday is the closing time.

But there is always a point in getting Monday off, isn't there?


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:well..

Fair enough..
I just htought that as it is a relativly short event.....
We wont be that inebrieated/ tired not to return to work the following day... confused

at least thats the way im playing it biggrin


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Mynci
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Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:cheers UCoF. I did wonder if there was anything sunday night.
gives me time to drive home...


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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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingd...

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Written by: newgabe

OK so let me catch up here... a year or so Dunc had the idea to make a Festival and now it's happening?

Wicked!
Nice one Dunc!! ubblol clap



thankx Dreams will stay dreams unless you turn them into reality. i'm just glad the idea is going down so amazingly well, there are SOOO many people coming it's almost scary! biggrin

We're thinking about dates for next year too. Does the last weekend in June sound inviting to folks? Seeing as Mr Eavis won't be hosting his usual little gathering of like minded souls ubbangel


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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flid
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flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3136
Posted:i've already taken monday off, but i'm sure i can think of constructive ways to use it smile

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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

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Location: Lancs England

Total posts: 1453
Posted:lo i have from the 18th till the 5th of lots of recovert time oh i do have a smell matter of reading festival to go to though

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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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

veteran
Location: Lancs England

Total posts: 1453
Posted:this is my holl

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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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:this sat shall look in calender and confirm the dates I have off for when I was going to go to Scotland. Have a sneeky suspicion I don't have the saturday of play off..

miss aimz is going to pull a sickie ubbangel


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fluffy napalm fairy

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Posted:ubblol naughty! spank

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:what? *looks innocent*
tongue


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animatEd
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animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:*Isn't fooled by innocent face that he's used a million times before*

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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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3999
Posted:Yes I am obsessed before you ask, but its so much fun and I love to do it at every opportunity. So fancy dress at Play? Who is going to join me? biggrin bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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Gayle......!
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Location: Bristol !!!!!!, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2444
Posted:This person blantely:

http://www.homeofpoi.com/gallery/showpho...=500&page=1


Gayle.....!

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Chickpea
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Chickpea

mostly a muppet in need of distraction...
Location: bristol, Australia

Total posts: 305
Posted:i should have some spare tent space for any homeless HoPpers
just pm me.....
B 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.

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