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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
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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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:I'm panicking about travelling atm..
*biites fingernails*


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
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



No way - not by a long shot I reckons...
Mr Duncy-wuncy-woo has been a busy boy smile


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:I know a hell of a lot of spinners who are not on HoP. a lot aren't even on-line
*waves fist at non-technological hippy spinners and their free love and tree hugging, damn them for confusing me* ubblol

but I wouldn't expect everyone to know a HoPper..


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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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Dunc, Sym as a face painter I have no ticket ref. Do I need anything special to gain access to the site?

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:Face painting? Huh? Where did you see that?

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

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land
Member Since: 12th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3638
Posted:I reckon HoPpers to Non-HoPers is gonna be pretty even biggrin I know loads of people who aren't here either who suprised me by mentioning it biggrin Good one Dunc hug2

I have just managed to sort out transport for myself, Mags and Maus, so we shall be there bright(ish) and early(ish) on Friday.......

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! bounce


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

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Bubbles_
Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian
Member Since: 25th Nov 2004
Total posts: 3383
Posted:all packed and ready to go biggrin bounce

just gotta sit here and wait 20hours now frown
i suppose i could do some revision....


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted: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.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Vixen
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:Awww no... thats no good... I want you to paint faces Skully... you can do mine! xxx

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

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PyroWill
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HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:I think skully should be down as a facepainter, thats just as viable as that poi malarkey

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

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:packed, waxed and ready to scare!

Step (el-nombrie)

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:should I happen to convince an aqquaintance called Colin to come to PLAY would there be a spare space for him to tent whore it up?

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:Vix I have your flags smile (sorry too so long!)
and
I just bought 50 metres of tubing for hoops! biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

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Vixen
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:ooo really... yay yay yay!!! Are you selling hoops? xxx

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

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:well they are plain and boring because i have no tape to decorate them but if anyone wants one I'm happy to sell them for how much they cost me to make (about 4-5)

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Justwalk
Member
Location: London
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 68
Posted:Hi, yeah, Aimee convinced me to come, I'd be really grateful if someone can spare me a corner of their tent for the weekend smile

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Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:Id like to buy one, pleeeaaassseeee!!!! (*starts researching pretty tape again!*) Do i have my purple flags back or different ones? Your a star Star! haha thank you! xxx

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

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:I want to buy one tooooooo biggrin

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:cole i packed a tri-pod wink

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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:I SHALL be at Play!

Woo Hoo!

and I may even sneak a camera down with me... Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, more tutorials....


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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strugz
strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...
Member Since: 6th Mar 2002
Total posts: 3964
Posted:Skully - was talking to Dunc a while back - dont worry about ticket ref: by the sounds of it you are staff - just like me as i dont have a ticket number either but my role is equally important as face painting smile

See you there - with your torch wink

hug


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Hrmm... I feel that this is one of those times I should just keep my mouth shut but that never seems to work....

I've got tons of Tape but there's one hitch. It's expensive. I spent about 100 on the whole of it and if I just gave it out... well, then I'd have no tape and no money to buy more.

Maybe if people want to tape their own hoops I can recoup the money I spent by using my tape. Would it be too tacky to charge people for tape? (get it, tacky?) Maybe 8-10 for a hoops worth of tape?

I feel badly about charging for it, but it really is pretty expensive to buy and drag out here. But it is nice tape. smile

Hey, offering tape for is more generous than just keeping my mouth shut, right? Right? biggrin


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

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
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Posted:Wow of course i would pay you... i would of offered anyway... but it might mean that you have to help me!! xxx

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

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian
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Posted:hey colin wow its great to hear your coming! bounce i did tell ya ages ago wink

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:the tape is twice the amount of the ruddy hoop!
I'll bring my own wink


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yoni
yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath
Member Since: 4th Jun 2005
Total posts: 3099
Posted:wow now i can just watch meg at play to save me downloadin the vids later

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

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
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Dr_Molly
Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home
Member Since: 4th May 2004
Total posts: 2354
Posted:Written by: Vixen

Wow of course i would pay you... i would of offered anyway... but it might mean that you have to help me!! xxx



I'll help you Vixen smile

The tape is all fabricy and matt (ahem wink ) so it helps give you a bit more friction for tricky tricks.
(I prefer this to nakedness or jam)
.AND some of the colours are UV ubblove

oh and for those planning to hoop lots this weekend bring some arnica! You'd be amazed how bruised you can get without ever actually hitting yourself.


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Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian
Member Since: 25th Nov 2004
Total posts: 3383
Posted: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

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:UV? I'm tempted..

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Vixen
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:Thank you Molly... And NYC... and Star! Wow im really happy!!! I just hope garthy doesnt mind sharing his tent with me AND a hoop! xxx

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