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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

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

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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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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Oooo will there be Glutin free ones too?

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

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Total posts: 1453
Posted:erm peat any chance of a lif mate i was going to get the train but seing as you are going now :-)

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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TheBovrilMonkey
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TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

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Posted:
*starts thinking up some good heckles for Durbs*

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But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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spiralx


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Posted:When will we know what days the workshops are on? As I'm not getting there until Saturday it'd be nice to know...

"Moo," said the happy cow.

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:ooo. im all nervous for meeting everybody!
*bounce*


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Sir_Sheep


Sir_Sheep

old hand
Location: Chester, UK

Total posts: 725
Posted:We need name tags!



Yes I do have a strange addiction to name stickers! biggrin


Spoiling Christmas for small children since 2003.

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UCOF
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UCOF

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Total posts: 15414
Posted:I have nothing to add to this thread other than a rather offensive smell.

tongue


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4437
Posted:Peeyoueee

There is a list of workshops i think on the play festival site


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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_Aime_
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_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:name tags are the sex.
I went around yesterday with a post-it note stuck to my forhead which said 'turnip'
I shall have my Hastings Spin t-shirt before play. It will have my name on the back. I need no labels smile


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Puresock


Puresock

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Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 406
Posted:I still have my Skully-brand Falmouth nametag, so I shall wear it with pride. It has a sock on it. biggrin

"Take that, math!"

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UCOF
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UCOF

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Posted:Im wearing my Skully brand name badger too.

smile


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strugz
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strugz

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Posted:ditto

even though she spelt my name wrong - its a classy name tag as is a great survivor of the washing machine...... smile


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

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Pink...?
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Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6140
Posted:I shall have my Skully brand one too smile

It has a flower and a bee on it. smile And it's pink. smile


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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

Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2444
Posted:So will I - mine has a naked man on it! wink

Gayle.....!

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:Last night I found my cutlass, an eyepatch, and a bandana with a skull and crossbones on it. and a stripey t-shirt is piraty yes?

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UCOF
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UCOF

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Posted:Did you find your Skully name badge like all the cool kids did....

wink


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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

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Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

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Posted:i'm dissapointed i went to falmouth but never got my skully name badge

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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Matty_B
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

Matty_B

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Location: Blu's Pocket, United Kingdom

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Posted:I have mine bounce

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_Aime_
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_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:Written by: Unnamed Cutie On Front

Did you find your Skully name badge like all the cool kids did....

wink



No, but I'm an even cooler cool kid as I will have my own t-shirt

nana


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Yoni I made you one.... I have no idea where it went to. Strugz, sorry about the spelling error. Dyslexia hit at the exact moment when I was thinking I was writing a z but it came out as an s. Sorry hun. I'll make you a new one. I still have Narr and Mech's ones as they didn't come. I'll try to remember to bring them.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:i remember looking for it at falmouth but i never found it, altho i only looked for like 1 min

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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Vixen
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Vixen

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Posted:I still have mine... with a picture of the devil... hehe xxx

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

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:i think ill have to try and revive my name tag - it kinda got dissolved a bit where the lamination got split hmmmmmmm

need sticky back plastic and lots of it biggrin

also i will try and get the afternoon off work

should be ok - i will do my very best and talk to boss lady person tomorrow


back

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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:i still have my name tag too biggrin biggrin
with a rat sat on a washing machine on spin cycle!

9 sleeps biggrin biggrin biggrin


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4437
Posted:I have my name tag with the goat chicken thing

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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Lavatwilight
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Lavatwilight

old hand
Location: Wellington somerset, UK

Total posts: 834
Posted:Written by: .:star:.

i still have my name tag too biggrin biggrin
with a rat sat on a washing machine on spin cycle!

9 sleeps biggrin biggrin biggrin



does this washing machine have the weights inside it removed?

i have no name tag frown
ah well, i will be the one with out one, so all will know me smile


Drawings by chalk minds, strech between the stars

Kyle Mclean-
Contact without dance is like sex without wiggling.
A) it does feel as good
B) it does not look as good on film

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Pigeon_Wigeon
BRONZE Member since Dec 2004

Pigeon_Wigeon

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

Total posts: 4760
Posted:I never got one... frown Though it does sound like a very good idea.. I never have a clue who anyone is..

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[noodles]

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Total posts: 893
Posted:I need a badge. I have an old lanyard badge from where i used to work but thats just got dave on it (i wanted baby dave but wasnt allowed nicknames)

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

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linden rathen
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK

Total posts: 6942
Posted:lol i would say ill make name badges but i dont have time :P sorry

im only jst gunna have tim eto make my costume(s)


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polarity
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polarity

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Posted:There's always the permanent marker...

We need more pirates!


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