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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

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:


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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:no beautiful ladies in any danger my friend, I've saved them all with my mysterious super power wink

ping peace


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


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Posted:Pong.

smile


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Argggghhhhhhh Not the third weekend in August! Oh pigbumbollox.

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Dr_Molly


Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home

Total posts: 2354
Posted:oh beautiful lady, are you in danger?

if you are, could I offer to step in and rescue you before UCoF or Dunc notice? wink


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Puresock


Puresock

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Location: Oxford, UK

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Posted:Well I've not posted in this thread before, so here I am, posting.

I'd just like to sign my name up smile If it's weekend-based I am definitely in for this, so the 18-22nd thing sounds particularly awesome. I have no idea where this Shrewsbury place you speak of is but if it's only 15 the train ticket is going to be well in my limits. Hoorah. biggrin


"Take that, math!"

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:link to show ground now in first post, good to have you onboard puresock, glad you like the price biggrin

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mech
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mech

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Posted:dunc, im still deffo down for this one, do you wnat any help?

any post i can fill yet?


Step (el-nombrie)

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UCOF
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Posted:I reckon you should be instated as a toilet attendant.

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:The 3rd weekend in august is one that I'm usually face painting at a local music festival frown Now I will either have to not paint faces (I've been doing it since I moved here 10 years ago) or come to PLAY. I having to decide between things!
Blergh!


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fireflyz


fireflyz

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Location: standish,wigan

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Posted:Written by: Pink...?


Yay sounds great... if you do it near the 11th then i can celebrate my birthday there again, and it would be George's birthday near then aswell ubbangel And Rossco's...we could have anouther birthday celebration thing ubbangel



Helens too!!!! ubblove



Yeah put us down for this one me old m8 i may have a band to contribute will have to ask them...... check them out- www.saorpatrol.com crazy scottish guys with big drums!!


who ate all the poi's?

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

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Location: Bristol !!!!!!

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Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

The 3rd weekend in august is one that I'm usually face painting at a local music festival frown Now I will either have to not paint faces (I've been doing it since I moved here 10 years ago) or come to PLAY. I having to decide between things!
Blergh!



Come to play! with me!!! - and i don't mean literally!


Gayle.....!

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Vixen
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

Vixen

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Posted:Im gonna put my name down for coming... and then possibly read the thread! xxx

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

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:The site is now partially up at www.playfestival.co.uk and it'll be full of info quite soon, then I can stop abusing HoP's bandwidth for our various discussions ubbangel The PLAY Forum is nearly sorted too so we can talk about the ideas with the folks who are coming etc smile

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strugz
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Posted:Looking good dude, hope plans are going well...........

Were here if you need anything biggrin


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

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strugz
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Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

The 3rd weekend in august is one that I'm usually face painting at a local music festival frown Now I will either have to not paint faces (I've been doing it since I moved here 10 years ago) or come to PLAY. I having to decide between things!
Blergh!



Skully - come to PLAY and paint faces instead - id like mine done smile

It could do with it wink


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

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Ok I'm coming to play and I might paint faces wink. The people I was supposed to be painting faces for at our local music festival have annoyed the censored out of everyone in the village and we are all slowly withdrawing our support. Its a long and sordid story of missing funds and hands in the till.



Hurry up and Bring on the Summer! My body doesn't do cold and its flipping freezing here!!


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ado-p
GOLD Member since May 2004

ado-p

Pirate Ninja
Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:Can I come to pretty please?

If it doesnt clash with another festival full of hippies you can count me in.

smile


Love is the law.

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Faberg
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

veteran
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 1459
Posted:frown

i won't be around unfortunately. me sad.

aidan, i doubt it will clash with rathlin if that's what you're thinking. rathlin was held a little later than normal this year due to the pair of corncrakes which were nesting in the field and could not be disturbed. the perfect hippie solution was to postpone the festival for a fortnight peace it's usually held the first weekend of august

peace


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Beth


Beth

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Location: Cornwall & Oxford

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Posted:Yay skully! You have to bring face paints though, id have my face painted! smile

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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Posted:Nice one mate...
top marks for being an enterprising fella smile
I'm keen as to come and would love to host a workshop or two (if needed)...
let me know
good on you!
Dave smile


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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

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

Total posts: 2052
Posted:bounce

nice one dunc, i love your logo 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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Frodo
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

Frodo

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Location: In a van

Total posts: 1092
Posted:mines on the 4th! i can have a belated bday though

passing through, this world still lives.

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Thanks guys! hug

Glad you like the logo biggrin Hopefully the rest of the site will be done for New Year(ish) and then you can all have a good old nose at what we're putting on etc

kiss


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My hairs on fire


My hairs on fire

If its got pistons or boobs, its gonna be expensive...
Location: Cyprus

Total posts: 515
Posted:Is this the same weekend as reading festival?
Pleeeeeeeeeeeease tell me it isnt!


Henry Hill - 'One day the kids from the neighbourhood carried my mothers groceries all the way home, you know why? It was out of respect'...

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Hope all is well : )

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Nate
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Total posts: 1530
Posted:ayy never noticed this thread before, oh well lol loving the site dunc, whens more gunna be added??
hmmm this event sounds very promising.....very promising indeed


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PyroWill
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Posted:i believe this should be the weekend before reading festival, i really wanna go to this, and reading too, so this is a prob cos of money but if i start saving now ooo should be both, i'll be festival'd out!

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PyroWill
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PyroWill

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Posted:now i've bothered to read the thread i'll say yup im definetly coming smile

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Nate
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Nate

Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

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Posted:oh yeh, forgot to say i'm comming, lol

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PyroWill
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Posted:glad to hear it!

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Sym
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Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk

Total posts: 1858
Posted:The site will be up as soon as pos. I was planning to do it over Christmas, but things have so far got in the way. I have 50% of it done though, so it'll be coming soon.

There are some things going on at the same time as PLAY, but you can always drop in for a day or two on the way to/back from somewhere else. I don't think it's possible to plan something in summer time with out clashing with something else....


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