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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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SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1785
Posted:yeay ticket paid for biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin biggrin

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just slightly excited now!!


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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

Total posts: 3540
Posted:Durbs - You have nowt to worry about!!

I've seen you contact Juggle many a time (in fact, a lot of my moves came from you) And I know you can pull off some amazing stuff!!

You say 'I'm gonna be performing in front of some of the best jugglers in the world'. You are also one of those. These people are also your friends. They're not scary when you're just playing around in front of your friends.

I know you'll be fine!! hug


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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_Aime_
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_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

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Posted:*bounce bounce bounce*

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_Clare_
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_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:"You say 'I'm gonna be performing in front of some of the best jugglers in the world'. You are also one of those. These people are also your friends. They're not scary when you're just playing around in front of your friends."

Yep. Agree with that.

smile


Getting to the other side smile

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Dom
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Dom

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Posted:Indeed, I think fellow jugglers & performers are the best audience because they understand what you're doing. And they understand that drops and mess ups happen to everyone. But they're also really fussy and expecting something above a general public performance.

Or, if that's no help, remember that all the real jugglers & performers are going to be at the EJC anyway. wink


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Sym
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Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1858
Posted:nana

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

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_Clare_
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_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Lol, nonsense, the real jugglers and performers are driving me up from the airport

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hug


Getting to the other side smile

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:I actually said "In the UK" not the world...
But meh, the sentiments the same...

Dom hit the nail on the head "...and expecting something above a general public performance"

Although I don't really do liquid-crystal in public, so in a way I'm getting around this wink

*goes outside to practise gliding on grass*


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Spinner of poi
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linden rathen
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linden rathen

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Posted:Written by: loves the circus

They're not scary when you're just playing around in front of your friends.



what da ya mean? lauz still has nightmares from seeing me tongue

... oh you mean being mean at your proformance? you'll be fine smile

hee hee smile not long now cant wait - and i can nearly juggle woohoo biggrin

-*bounces a bit


back

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caroline.k


caroline.k

newbie
Location: Sunny Ol' Bracknell

Total posts: 1
Posted:Hey, lookin forward to seeing you guys at the Play fest....will be recieving our tickets soon ....cant wait cool

What I have learned is but a handful of earth. What is left unlearned is the earth itself.

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fireflyz


fireflyz

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Posted:Post deleted by fireflyz

who ate all the poi's?

How much of a difference will YOU make to the world today?

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yoni
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yoni

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Posted:ummm, dunc. i have ordered my tickets but have yet to post the check it will be done soon, i just hope it gets there in time.

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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_Aime_
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_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

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Posted:pigeeeeeon sam told me he could get the evening off. and will be at your house by 3.10pm.
apparently

but you might already know that..


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[noodles]

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Posted:It's ok you can meet me at New Street. After your three hour journey. I will bring chocolate and hugs.xxx

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

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_Aime_
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_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:i suggest he pulls like sicky like me biggrin

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_Aime_
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_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

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Posted:hehehe

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fireflyz


fireflyz

member
Location: standish,wigan

Total posts: 73
Posted:GLOW STICKS ON SALE AT PLAY******************
I'm getting a load of glow sticks for play they will be on sale for a quid each just look for the mothership
view the mothership at

www.fireflyz.co.uk/mothership

a portion of the takings will be put back into play festival for next years festival for a bigger and better festival of fiery fun!!!! ubbloco

10 days and counting


who ate all the poi's?

How much of a difference will YOU make to the world today?

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=Flashpoint=
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Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs..., United Ki...

Total posts: 2722
Posted:I'm in...

I'll be there friday evening, i'll be coming straight from work too!

6.30ish, with speciality teas and (i promise this time!!!) brownies!

As i now have time to cook em!

If there's anyone who needs a lift, from anywhere on the A41 ish theyre more then welcome!


ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
ubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmile

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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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Location: Lancs England

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

Total posts: 2629
Posted:
*starts thinking up some good heckles for Durbs*

wink tongue


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


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

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

tongue


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PyroWill
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PyroWill

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Location: Staines, United Kingdom

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Posted:Peeyoueee

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


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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

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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

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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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Posted:ditto

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


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