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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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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:yay i can dance around like a loon in the full moon (in my costume which is finished wooooot biggrin ) 4 sleeps to go smile

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:ah, sinks are ok. At least i wont completely honk of sweat and parrafin smile

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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:lol yes you will - and stale rained on sweat at that - which is why i will be wearing shorts teh entire time tongue

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_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:no no. even if i have to scrub myself for an hour in a little sink, I shall.not.smell tongue tongue

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Havokist
Havokist


Location: Manchester
Member Since: 20th Dec 2004
Total posts: 2530
Posted:i found out i have the funds to come biggrin

will there be a single contact staff workshop?


We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:Hang on here, you UK chappies posting?!?! Do you ever sleep???
or is the UK full of people whirring hosiery and discussing hypothetical body odour into the wee hours!?! You wild crazy pommy beasts!


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

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:*joins the conversation a bit late...*

Can somebody please make me a:
"He's only like this when he hasn't had a shower" TShirt to wear at this showerless festival?

Because I am truely a grump when I haven't showered and I'd hate for anyone to think it was my nature. Then again, with the American accent people tend to prejudge in that direction anyway. wink

Is there anything else disclosed in this thread that I should know about? I don't currently have the bandwidth to read it all. biggrin


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

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:NYC its ok we will make a shower for you.

starts poking holes in the bottom of a bucket

If we get a black bag we can warm you some water for it in the sun.....hmmm........ DUNC.....Do you get sunshine that far up north?

runs off to work before getting slapped


Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Mikey Boy
newbie
Location: Manchester (ra ra ra)
Member Since: 11th Aug 2005
Total posts: 20
Posted:Written by: linden rathen

yay i can dance around like a loon in the full moon (in my costume which is finished wooooot biggrin ) 4 sleeps to go smile



4 sleeps I'd forgotten about measuring time like that. I wonder if my boss will accept fix times in that format?
Boss:How long till its fixed ...
Me: Erm... dunno mabye 3 or 4 sleeps.


Was there an answer to the campfire/bar b q question, are we allowed or not? I tried in a moment of insanity ubbloco to do a search of HOP for fire and play thinking they would be good search terms for the question. (Hey its still early and I was up even earlier)

I think I got a list of eek EVERY POST EVER !!!!!!! eek

bounce bounce bounce
bounce2 bounce2


I didnt do it - no one saw me do it - you cant prove anything.

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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:Written by: Gothfrogette
there are going be children there, any shakles brought will be conviscated





I bought a nice big new tent at the weekend with plenty of room for a dungeon at one end biggrin



Written by: havokist
will there be a single contact staff workshop?





what is this spinning thing you talk about? I keep seeing references on this board to things called poi and staff.........



confused


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flid
flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire
Member Since: 27th Aug 2002
Total posts: 3136
Posted:on a shower note, I normally find a nice swimming pool mid festival if its the sort where you can leave the site (ie not glasto, where incidently I've always had a nice shower, electricity, running water etc smile) and go for a swim/shower there. Is there such a thing in shrewsbury?

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_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:I'm considering finding a lonely bucket to pinch to wash my hair in..I hate not being able to wash my hair..

yes yes so about campstoves/BBQ's. I bought a little gas stove and a shiny green kettle on saturday especially for play for tea makage...


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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh swimming, i can't swim but like the idea of it..... *Packs bikini for Play just in case

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

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Mint Sauce
veteran
Location: Lancs England
Member Since: 7th Sep 2003
Total posts: 1453
Posted:eeeek i have no idea where my ticket numbers would be

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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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:They will have been emailed to you after you booked.

If for some reason you didn't get them, PM me with your contact info (phone, address, email) and your full name. I'll look them up and email you with the numbers.


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

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted:UPDATE:

DON"T PM me if you don't have your TICKETS, just PM me if you don't have your TICKET NUMBERS (IE: 1234-56). They would have been emailed to you and you should have writern them on your cheque.

See above post about tickets not being sent out

hug biggrin


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

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:aimee i shall join you to wash hair! i may bring some posh aussie shampoo- i love that stuff! hopefully it'll be nice and hot. smile

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:hurrah for hair washing biggrin

*does a L'Oreal flick type thing*


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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:I think I might just shave all mine off instead- I had horrible greasy hair at Fal 3- no-hair is surely better smile

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: *Aime*

hurrah for hair washing biggrin

*does a L'Oreal flick type thing*



If somebody does a hair washing workshop I'll DEFINITELY show up. Even though I was bald only 2 months ago... But can we work it into a renegade show?


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

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_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Written by: jo_rhymes

aimee i shall join you to wash hair! i may bring some posh aussie shampoo- i love that stuff!



Aussie shampoo is the bestest smile
3 minute miracle stuffs? = ubblove

a hair washing workshop..now that sounds interesting..


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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Depends what hair...

wink


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
Posted:*sighs*

rolleyes

You just had to lower the tone, didn't you?


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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Gayle......!
Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2444
Posted:ubblol

Gayle.....!

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:yay!!! organised an early finish so will be leaving at 4pm instead of 6pm means a chance of daylight puting my tent up (no guarentee of sunshine though frown ) why can't yahoo and bbc weather ever agree....yahoo has 20 degrees and rain and bbc has 23 degrees and bright sunshine grrrrrr
i'm coming to the BBC PLAY festival coz the yahoo one don't look so good 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.

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Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:Why dont you guys just buy some of that dry powder shampoo stuff. xxx

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

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newgabe
newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 4030
Posted:What, Posh Aussie shampoo???
Or... what posh Aussie shampoo?


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

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Written by: Loves the Circus

You just had to lower the tone, didn't you?



Of course...
My middle name is "Always-lowers-the-tone" after all.
(As well as "Danger", "Ace", "Love God" & "Would-look-great-in-a-dress")

(I have a very long name - so long infact the initials spell out "Penguins Of Antartica United"


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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Dom
Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK
Member Since: 19th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3009
Posted:Where's the W in that?


(and yes, there is a public swimming pool in central Shrewsberry - (so says Google))


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Oh people stop being so girlie! Pfffffft washing hair at festivals with shampoo and all is just wrong wrong wrong! You have to just throw water over it and gasp at how cold it is..... pffffffft wimps!

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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