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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

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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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

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Posted:garthy's not normally picky about what random toys girls bring to his tent... wink

mech - me too smile


cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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.:star:.
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.:star:.

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1785
Posted:Yep vix they are the purple ones. hope thats ok
and i'll make sure you get a hoop! ubbrollsmile

NYC i would be happy to give you some money for some tape biggrin

aagghhh i really need to start packing some stuff now!


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Dr_Molly


Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home

Total posts: 2354
Posted:Aimee - pink, yellow or orange UV in a mixture of thick and thin smile and the white I suppose.

I'm going to go watch some hoopy videos to get properly in the mood I think biggrin


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Vixen
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Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire

Total posts: 3276
Posted:Star... have they been tweaked a little bit?
Cole..... ahhh!


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

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Cantus
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Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

Sym_ please tell me you are messing about. I have my sister and Niece ready and waiting to go. If we weren't wanted as face painters any more someone could have at least told us so that we didn't spend 50 on facepaints and so we could have bought tickets instead.




I believe Sym was confused because he thought you were accusing him of being a face painter not enquiring as one yourself. Not enough commas in your initial post methinks smile hug


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

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1785
Posted:yep, they are heavier now. seem to work better smile

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: *Aime*

the tape is twice the amount of the ruddy hoop!




The tape is always more expensive than the hoop. I spent about 4 times as much on tape as tubing. But then lugging the tubing out here from America was much more difficult.

All the information on buying hoop and tape directly from America is in the "Other Toys" section posted by my buddy RBM.

I bought the expensive tape because I liked the way it looked. If people want to buy some from me, they can. smile


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Sym
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Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk

Total posts: 1858
Posted:Cantus, thanks, thats what I though! PM send, I hope all is well! :S

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

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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

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Posted:biggrin Molly, NYC - I am soooo excited! ubbloco

I also have a ready supply of arnica gel for my slightly-less-impressively-multicoloured-than-it-was-last-weekend black eye biggrin


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

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fluffy napalm fairy

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Posted:Incidentally - I ubblove U Skully.................

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

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:really? what did I do?..... oh faery 'get well soon' dust..... you're welcome hun. I hope it helps biggrin

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Pigeon_Wigeon
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Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
Location: Surrey/Portsmouth

Total posts: 4760
Posted:biggrin I cant wait!!! WOO WOO!! Me Linden and Aimee now have a lift up.. so savin money biggrin

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flid
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flid

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Location: Warwickshire

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Posted:This may have been discussed already, but i'm too lazy to do a search (quote me on that if you want smile )

Will it be obvious when we arrive tomorrow where to go? Do we go to the VW festival gate or is there a seperate one? Is it obvious, like is there a fence around the festival?

We're aiming to be there around 12 (like the eager beavers we are), to nick the best camping spot.


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fluffy napalm fairy

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Posted:you should have had an email with the site plan? It shows the gates............. biggrin see you tomorrow (the PLAY gate is beyond the VW gate......)

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

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Bubbles_
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Bubbles_

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Posted:i didnt get one in my e-mail frown can anyone send one to me? pweese smile

Disclaimer:im not responsible for what i say or do whether it be before,during and after drinking alcoholic substances (owned by BMVC).
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Vixen
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Posted:Whats arnica gel? xxx

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

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flid
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flid

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Posted:oh yea, email, cunning smile

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Skulduggery
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Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:I don't have an email either can someone send me a copy too?

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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_Aime_
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_Aime_

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Posted:Written by: Pigeon_Wigeon

biggrin I cant wait!!! WOO WOO!! Me Linden and Aimee now have a lift up.. so savin money biggrin



wassis? a lift? that would be quite cool


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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk

Total posts: 1858
Posted:The guide can be found at:

http://www.playfestival.co.uk/guide.pdf
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And the email can be read at:

http://www.playfestival.co.uk/modules/wordpress/index.php?p=12
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See the Venue page for driving and train directions. See everyone tomorrow - we're about to head off to the site now for the night biggrin


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

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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:I've really messed up and forgot to pay - sooooo ashamed redface - soooo sorry. Does anyone know if we can pay at the gate?

Stoo.


>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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Bubbles_
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Bubbles_

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Posted:yeah you can pay at the gate smile

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Sym
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Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk

Total posts: 1858
Posted:Yes, as the email said, you can pay on the gate. Please try to have the correct money with you to save us running out of change!

All you need is your ticket numbers and 1 other bit of information like postcode so we know you are you!

:d

hug


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Yes Stoo you can I believe pay at the gate.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Gelfling
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Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:Cheers biggrin

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

veteran
Location: Lancs England

Total posts: 1453
Posted:im bringing your contact ball with me

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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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Gosh...

It's amasing what you learn reading that guide.

I never knew I was doing an anti-spin workshop wink
How exciting biggrin


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Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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Beth


Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford

Total posts: 1262
Posted:biggrin Now i know when i'm doing my workshop, this is awfully scary.... in a tingly, excited way.

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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Lizzy


member


Total posts: 69
Posted:hello everyone

right, ive had a real disaster and am no longer in possession of a working tent. So as i'm only able to stay for friday night and am leaving on saturday, its looking like an all nighter, with no need for a tent or anywhere to sleep. Please tell me that this is going to happen, and other people are as up for partying as i am! or will you all be tucked up in bed by 6???

looking forward to the fest!!! especially the Debetts (please tell me they haven't also had a disaster and can no longer play!)


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Katrina
GOLD Member since May 2004

Katrina

enthusiast
Location: Edinburgh

Total posts: 352
Posted:Written by: liquid_bubblegum

hey has anyone got a spare tent or spare tent space for our lovely mr justwalk? i know theres was a few mentions before but not sure who said what, any offers of help? smile



I will bring along my spare tent. There's a pm for you with my number in it so you can find me (and the tent)


One day i'll learn to resist gravity...

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