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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


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


Posted:
Ok so the Play pdf guide came into my inbox. Looking at the sitemap there are three areas of the general campsite. We should designate a field so all the hoppers can find each other and have a big ol' HOP campsite. What's peoples views?

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:
thats a good idea. I'm still going to make a flag, although it might just say HoP rather than the logo seeing as i ripped the stencil i made.



that would be cool aimee thanks!

Then everyone can have fun decorating them!

although i challenge anyone to make one nicer than my fluffy hoop biggrin biggrin
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_Aime_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
I was coughing and spluttering quite alot at work today..
..better ring them and tell them I won't be in on saturday wink

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


Posted:
it sounds like i may have to leave my legs behind so that i can fit in.
i am definitely staying at will and chrissys now which bryn knows where it is (i think) so pic me up about 9.30

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

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump


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


Posted:
9.30 nope!
9.45!
I'm not getting up any earlier! please pm me wills address

robnunchucksBRONZE Member
enthusiast
363 posts
Location: manchester uk


Posted:
aright all i've got space in my car for people who need lifts but it i've got weird travel plans at the moment its just me so i can fit 4 people there 4 back

i can give people a lift from macclesfield near manchester to play festival on friday morning

but after play im going to birmingham so i can give people a lift back to birmingham

so if you need a lift to play from macclesfield or a lift to birmingham after play give me a shout

My nunchucks vital statictics biggrin

weight: 500g
handle lenght: 16 inches
chain length: 2 inches


GothFrogetteBRONZE Member
grumpy poorly froggy
3,999 posts
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom


Posted:
I should be in Brum train station about 11am on friday

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


becciPancake Maker
151 posts
Location: south wales


Posted:
i hope you all have a great time, don't think we will be coming now thanks to the evil evil person who thought it would be a good idea to steal my identity and use my bank account to do some internet gambling.
so unless the bank can make some money reappear pretty damn sharpish (which i doubt) i cant come ubbcrying

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


Posted:
Willy Wave wave
bounce bounce2

2 sleeps left!

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


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


Posted:
becci hug that sucks frown
I hope you manage to sort it all out

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


Posted:
William stop waving your willy! That's yucky and this is a PG rated board!

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!


Mags The JediGOLD Member
Fool
2,020 posts
Location: Cornwall, UK


Posted:
I know this is fairly remote, but is anyone heading southwest-wards after Play? I have a way of getting there, but as yet no way of getting back to Cornwall again, and very little money...



Anyone? Anyone at all?



: pleads :



devil

"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988


GothFrogetteBRONZE Member
grumpy poorly froggy
3,999 posts
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Written by: Mags The Jedi


I know this is fairly remote, but is anyone heading southwest-wards after Play? I have a way of getting there, but as yet no way of getting back to Cornwall again, and very little money...

Anyone? Anyone at all?

: pleads :

devil




push comes to a shove you could always live with me hehehehe

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


robnunchucksBRONZE Member
enthusiast
363 posts
Location: manchester uk


Posted:
dout its any good to you but if you want it i can give you a lift as far as birmingham

My nunchucks vital statictics biggrin

weight: 500g
handle lenght: 16 inches
chain length: 2 inches


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


Posted:
If there will definately be a flag i will bring a pole to put it on. It will arrive at about half 7 ish. Infact i'll bring it anyways and we can find something to hoist if no hop flag appears.

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


Bubbles_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,384 posts
Location: mancunian, United Kingdom


Posted:
eek were gonna be there from about 12.30/1pm, is anyone else gonna be there? where will you all be ??? frown

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.


house_of_millGOLD Member
old hand
896 posts
Location: Manchester England


Posted:
Guy Lazy Angel has a hop logo flag but isnt coming to play if someone could get it from him it'd look great in the air and in a way a little bit of guy would be there!

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

Roman, Trippie Hippie,On the way back from Play Festival


robnunchucksBRONZE Member
enthusiast
363 posts
Location: manchester uk


Posted:
me and tobi should be and i can't imagin its going to be as ramed as most festivals you should be able to hunt everyone down on the camp site relitively easly

My nunchucks vital statictics biggrin

weight: 500g
handle lenght: 16 inches
chain length: 2 inches


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


Posted:
is my connexions card suitable indentification?
Has name DOB and a lovely picture of me in year 11, which is why no-one must see it apart from those necessary smile

but that dosn't have adress does it..
*goes to dig up some bank statemants*

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


Posted:
I don't think you have to prove your address. Just your name. And show your booking number.

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


MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
mags...if I have my taxi back and people I'm lifting don't have too much stuff I could drop you at strugz's house ubblol
sure he won't mind a visitor, but from southampton i head towards brighton to drop off blu_valley so going the wrong way, can let you know at play if ya want. my cars full of ladies so you could help handle them wink

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.


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


Posted:
It's sods law that I am actually comming down with something frown
*cough hack splutter*

blu_valleySILVER Member
fluffy mess
197 posts
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Oooh,pigeon_wigoen,would you?, that would be fabulous u amazing pigeon! Its funny how its two south africans who have their heads in the clouds when there are nametags to be made!
biggrin

"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer


MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
Thats coz you're so tall blu. ubblol

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.


VixenSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,276 posts
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
Isnt everyone going gona be from HOP... or with someone from HOP? WOuld a flag not be a little silly? xxx

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


sunbeamSILVER Member
old hand
1,032 posts
Location: Madrid, United Kingdom


Posted:
becci ubbcrying am truly gutted that you are not coming. frown Evil evil money stealing censored ... grrr mad mad2 am sure you'll be able to get it back.. no way of borrowing it from someone? If there's anything I can do to help please PM me. Have one of hug these and I hope I get to see you before I go to Spain.
hug2 sunny

"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

sunny


blu_valleySILVER Member
fluffy mess
197 posts
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Ah Mynci, tis true tis true! biggrin

"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer


VixenSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,276 posts
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
Becci... Im really sorry to hear whats happened!!! Chin up and keep smiling... we'll hunt them down and put tiger balm in th places you now it just shouldnt go! haha xxx

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


MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
I need many hopes and prayers that my car will be fixed and returned today frown I am starting to hate cars...and gutted strugz single staff workshop is before I arrive. mad2)
things WILL get better....

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.


newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
Written by: Vixen


Isnt everyone going gona be from HOP... or with someone from HOP? WOuld a flag not be a little silly? xxx




NAY indeed !!! Raise that HoP flag high!!!!

.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....


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