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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

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

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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Mint Sauce
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

veteran
Location: Lancs England

Total posts: 1453
Posted:thats not helpfull mister Sweatin' Iggy Napier gurrrrrr



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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Bubbles_
SILVER Member since Nov 2004

Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3383
Posted:oh yeah now i remember i have seen it! im: Cannon-Balls Deb hehehehe

if jem needs a place i have a spare room.... but i think ive got a lift on fri though. but the train station is near my house...offers there if ya want it smile just gimme a PM


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.

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:pirate namespirate ship namesdaily pirate cartoondozens of other random generators to cover every occasioneven more of the blighters


Hopefully you'll find something better there. ubbrollsmile


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

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:ok I've got you all on the list for new badges/old bages/replacement bages/greedy pig badges. I'll make them today. If you didn't speak up yet.......tough titties! Today is my last day in work and my last day near a laminater. I have no net connection in work either so..... well you missed the boat.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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house_of_mill
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

house_of_mill

old hand
Location: Manchester England

Total posts: 896
Posted:Scully your a Babe!

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali, Australia

Total posts: 4030
Posted:Oooh I'm so excited I feel like I'm going myself! Got my Herbal Essances and everything! (shampoo, that is)

Y'all have a wild time and Don't forget the VW festival next door! Go the mighty combis!!! (umm, are lurid painted freaked out combi vans a UK tradition? maybe less so when living in a van may involved snow... hmmmm)

and umm say hi and hugs to Princess Elly for me, will'ya, Her last weekend away and all...


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

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blu_valley
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 197
Posted:I still dont have a name badge frown and it seems I'm far too late...oh well, I can make my own

"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

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8738
Posted:I found my badge skully...fank you biggrin no need to go to any extra effort for me..I love my little badge, i even wore it down the pub after falmouth
oh and the smurf name generator...beware as i am the yakuza smurf. biggrin deadly smurfing skills abound


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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Dr_Molly


Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home

Total posts: 2354
Posted:Written by: flid

is Mr NYC coming to play then?



He is indeed smile


Thank you for making us badges Skully hug


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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3999
Posted:Written by: .:star:.

hate to break it to you ltc but gothfrogette has two. she was special enough to get two at falmouth tongue



in a non dribbling way of cause biggrin


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

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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3999
Posted:Cantus i love you ubblove

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

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

ok I've got you all on the list for new badges/old bages/replacement bages/greedy pig badges.



Greedy Pig Badges?

Yay!!

I get Three!!

*jumps up and down!!*

All in the interest of equality, you understand!


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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Vixen
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire, United ...

Total posts: 3276
Posted:No fair!!! can i have another badge? xxx

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

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Too late!!



Although you do deserve two at least...



But can't you see? This is what I was aiming at! Everyone will feel left out because they don't have three badges, thus making everyone equal.



I'm doing it for the good of the people. Well, someone has to have more than everyone else, And I took it upon myself to stop you all argueing. Aren't I nice? wink


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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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2523
Posted:Whoot whoot. I've got my arse in gear and I'm comming to play.

And I thought I better think about what I can do to help out,
And I thought I could run some manipulation workshops.
But which ones?
So heres the list of possibles, make your votes and nag me enough and I'll run that one.
(all of them is not the correct answer smile tongue )

I'm definately going to do:
1 Ball Contact - Contact Juggling is not juggling, but it is Easy - This workshop will show you how!
(the whole point of my books!!) for Complete beginners/ up to all levels as there is a lot of new concepts/material.

Then which of the rest do you people want?
1) Musicality with manipulation for any prop - If you give me a sound system for 1.5 hours -Complete beginners/ up to all levels re-run of Ueberpoi with a few improvements and any prop.

2) Possibly a manipulation battle workshop and a battle, but we need a lot of planning to work out whether this is practical. all levels re-run of Ueberpoi.

Or I can run workshops of all levels Beginners - intermediate - advanced in any of these:
3) Staff/ stick contact
4) 1 ball Contact
5) Multiball contact
6) Club Swinging inc snakes
7) 1 to 3 Club Manipulation and juggling

And finally I could do:
8) Body poppin waves
9) 3 ball juggling mixed with contact
10) Miscelaneous manipulations - Coins pens friut elbows etc
11) Poi
12) Isolations with everything
13) Staff/ Stick twirling

Smiles and see you in the sunshine
Drew


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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

Total posts: 3099
Posted:i vote for numbers 1(ball contact) 2, 3, 9, and 13


can i have a blu brand nadge too?


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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tumtum


tumtum

member
Location: space

Total posts: 33
Posted:aw man, I wish I could come to this fest, it sounds amazing.

Im hungry!!!

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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)

Total posts: 1711
Posted:4) 1 ball Contact
5) Multiball contact
8) Body poppin waves
9) 3 ball juggling mixed with contact

Those get my vote smile


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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free..., United Kingd...

Total posts: 8738
Posted:Ooooh

Numbers 3, 9 and 10 coin manipulation could come in handy on those poor days


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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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

Total posts: 3638
Posted: 1 and 6 and 10

ubbangel

Can you run one on 'how to appear not to have a black eye when in actual fact you look like you've been in a tavern brawl' for the rough fairies amongst us please?

ps - bounce


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

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Puresock


Puresock

addict
Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 406
Posted:Hooray for Glass coming to Play! What gear is your arse in?

I'd like to see a body popping workshop, personally. Someone should do this. *looks at Durbs and Glass*

I also vote for elbow manipulation, and intermediate 1 ball contact.


"Take that, math!"

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:8 10 and 12 sound pretty good smile

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kin...

Total posts: 7330
Posted:damn you is slack drew ubblol

in a "i'm sure you decided to come to play bloody ages ago" kind of way.

but i never got my crayons out to draw a flier last weekend so i guess a similar accusation could be levelled at me... hug2



i would love to attend any out of numbers 7, 9, 10 and 12.



number 11 sounds quite good but i'm not sure what its about... does it include the whole lot or just the bits you like? wink





cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:i thought number 11 sounded good too... but noticed noone had mentioned it, so i thought id better keep quiet, incase poi is bad or something confused ubbrollsmile

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath, United King...

Total posts: 3099
Posted:ooh ooh and number 12 definitely

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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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly..., Uni...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:Written by: Glss

,
And I thought I could run some manipulation workshops.
But which ones?

13) Staff/ Stick twirling

Smiles and see you in the sunshine




biggrin ubbrollsmile biggrin

ubbangel

Go on go on go on smile


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

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Written by: Puresock


I'd like to see a body popping workshop, personally. Someone should do this. *looks at Durbs and Glass*







You mean a bit like the body popping with CJ workshop I'm down for running?

confused


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: Glss


I'm definately going to do:
1 Ball Contact - Contact Juggling is not juggling, but it is Easy - This workshop will show you how!
(the whole point of my books!!) for Complete beginners/ up to all levels as there is a lot of new concepts/material.

Then which of the rest do you people want?
1) Musicality with manipulation for any prop - If you give me a sound system for 1.5 hours -Complete beginners/ up to all levels re-run of Ueberpoi with a few improvements and any prop.

2) Possibly a manipulation battle workshop and a battle, but we need a lot of planning to work out whether this is practical. all levels re-run of Ueberpoi.

Or I can run workshops of all levels Beginners - intermediate - advanced in any of these:
3) Staff/ stick contact
4) 1 ball Contact
5) Multiball contact
6) Club Swinging inc snakes
7) 1 to 3 Club Manipulation and juggling

And finally I could do:
8) Body poppin waves
9) 3 ball juggling mixed with contact
10) Miscelaneous manipulations - Coins pens friut elbows etc
11) Poi
12) Isolations with everything
13) Staff/ Stick twirling

Smiles and see you in the sunshine
Drew



Homie:

WALK DOWN THE HILL.

biggrin

(Oh, and I'd be down for some poppin' workshops. And maybe a personal glide workshop from Cole. wink )

But mostly I will be sitting at the top of the hill under a shady tree and looking down at all of the cows. smile

Oh, and there will be raveball. ubbangel


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

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Dr_Molly


Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home

Total posts: 2354
Posted:CRUSH IT! biggrin

Drew - no contact girl?


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Glåss
DIAMOND Member since Nov 2001

Glåss

The Ministry of Manipulation
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 2523
Posted:CRUSH IT! biggrin

Ahh master NY CityCow, You speak the truth.
Mind you I forgot:

14) Hat Manipulation
15) Contact Girl - probably charlston style
16) sitting on the top of the hill, sunbathing and watching cows workshop

FNF - Black Eye ??!?! eek Eeeeeeep Extreme

So far between the lot of you, you've voted for everything except the club manipulation!! Hmmmm I smell a conspiricy biggrin


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