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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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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

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Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

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Posted:Aww skully you didnt have to do that!

hug hug biggrin biggrin


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animatEd
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animatEd

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Posted:I still have my Namebadge from Fal 4. But if you want to, skully, You can make me another one, so that I feel special... Then I can have two and make all the other kids jealous... Oooh, I wonder what picture it'll have on it this time...

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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Kieron
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Posted:I was joking, she'd be far too embarrassed after beating me with her poi to be convinced wink

"I'm quite good at darts, though i often miss" - Kylie

"I'm not a bad driver, I just panic when theres other cars around" - Sarah

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yoni
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yoni

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Posted:i'm goin to have 2 anyway now cos pigeon made me one 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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Pigeon_Wigeon
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Pigeon_Wigeon

Say what?
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Posted:Ah nuts..I've just made badges for myself [noodles] and Yoni..ahwell..2 badges we shall have biggrin Thank you skully twas very kind of ya biggrin

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animatEd
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animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

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Posted:Written by: jp sir yoni

i'm goin to have 2 anyway now cos pigeon made me one too



But You're not special!! wink

Pigeon, I personally think you should destroy those extra namebadges, as they will only cause some people to feel left out!!

Whereas, If I'm the only one to have two, EVERYBODY will feel left out, leaving no-one left out... If you catch my drift... 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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linden rathen
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linden rathen

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Posted:skully can i be really r00de and ask for another badge as my fal4 one is kinda messed up (had it in te rain a little too much

Written by: bchickpea
linden - costumes? how many are you taking???



im taking two because im greedy tongue

i have and awsome harlequin costume smile which will be worn going there (hopefully with face paint done enroute on teh train tongue) and a pirate one because everyone is going as a pirate and will be fun to have a full crew of us

out of interest anyone going as a captain?


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.:star:.
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Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:hate to break it to you ltc but gothfrogette has two. she was special enough to get two at falmouth tongue

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Pigeon_Wigeon
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Pigeon_Wigeon

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Posted:Heehee sorry i didnt realise that skully was making more frown

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_Aime_
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_Aime_

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Posted:*wonders what her name badge has on it*

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animatEd
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animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
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Posted:Nuts!!

I want three, then!!

It's ok, skully, hun, you only need to make two more for me...

ubbangel

See? Innocent face and everything, me!!

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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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Mr_Chutney
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Mr_Chutney

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Location: Herefordshire, England (UK)

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Posted:biggrin

Erm, please might I have one Miss Skully? wink

Please put Mr Chutney on it, rather than Aled smile (Ah heck, do as you will, I'd love anything)

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linden rathen
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linden rathen

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Posted:lol

poor skully - i think me and ltc started a rush frown
sorry hughughughughug and many more for being amazing smile


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Bubbles_
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Posted:Written by: linden rathen

skully can i be really r00de and ask for another badge as my fal4 one is kinda messed up (had it in te rain a little too much



ahem ubbangel is that possible for me too?
Written by: linden rathen

and a pirate one because everyone is going as a pirate and will be fun to have a full crew of us

out of interest anyone going as a captain?



that would be me tongue and froggys my wench biggrin bounce


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linden rathen
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linden rathen

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Posted:cool can i be first mate? or failing that cabin boy?

yarrrrr


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animatEd
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animatEd

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Location: Bristol UK

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Posted:I think some pirates should adopt the names of various captian pugwash characters.

Characters with names like the infamous 'Seaman Stains'.

Well I'd find it funny... 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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Bubbles_
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Bubbles_

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Posted:i dont know pugwash redface but ill have a silly name biggrin

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Mint Sauce
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Posted:hi the sight is down at the min frown I was trying to find out when it is possible to turn up cos I know of at least one person who has a bus ticket for thus I was under the impression that we were only aloud on the sight on Fri. afternoon??????????????? confused

please help

ps thanks sym got my numbers now hug


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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Cantus
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Cantus

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Posted:the site opens at midday on friday Tobi. And everyone needs to be off by 6pm on sunday.

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

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Mint Sauce
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Posted:thats what i thaught eep better tell jem she has a megabus booked from bornmoth (she is on holl) for thu.. can any one put her up for the night????

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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Cantus
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Cantus

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Posted:Captain Pugwash

random pirate name generator


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

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Mint Sauce
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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_
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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


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Cantus
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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
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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
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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
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Mynci

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

Total posts: 8737
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

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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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