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Mint Sauce
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Posted:juggle weavesmiley Manchester Spinners Meet up and stuff weavesmiley juggle



Hi all If you are looking for people to spin poi with in the North west this is the place to be.



For any one new to this sight DONT READ THE WHOLE THREAD it has been going a long time and contains lots of old information and chat about previous meet ups and organisation stuff just go to the last few posts to find out the most up-to-date information on current events.



First a bit of info the Manchester spinners lot is no professional spinning troop or organised events it is just a group of people who get together to enjoy themselves. The first meet up was organised way beck in September 04 http://delizium.fotopic.net/c291964.html
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The crowd has changed a bit from back then but we have kept a few old timers we welcome all along to come and join us for a spin whether you be experienced or a complete beginner we are willing to teach and learn from you.



Their is no set time for the meet ups they are usually organised around when people can make it and how long they can stay.



I will try to update this first post as often as I can with the most up-to-date info on meet ups and club nights that allow spinning but if I'm being a bit lax just find the last few posts foe up-to-date info (like I said before werent you paying attention)



To date the standard meets have gone as meet up in Piccadilly gardens at 4pm (nice central point where every one can get to) Then move on down to the Gas Works/CastleField or Plat fields Park depending on the wether till everyone gets to cold/tired/burned then on to the pub

( anybody who doesnt know where this is it can be arranged for someone to come meet you at the train station or wherever you are coming from .) smile

{ ubblove We are a nice bunch like that ubblove}



Accommodation for a night can usually be arranged but you need to sort this well in advance no just turning up expecting somewhere to sleep eek





(more to be added and all to be spell checked soon)



pm me any info you would like to add



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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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

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Posted:

Written by:
It is decided, Gayle and I are coming up to invade Manchester I think it will be by train on Friday the 14th sometime late afternoon/evening-ish. I have yet to confirm this with work but if they act all assy about it I'll suddenly get an dose of Bubonic Plague (its wonderful what you can do with face paints and make up artists putty) They'll be begging me to go home!







Oh so does this mean the manchester meet has been dicided for fri 14th oct? IVe been away from hop abit so im having to catch up on like 30 posts in this thread alone.



Please someone elaborate on the plan for the manc meet so I know in advanced please



bounce


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GazzaBee
GazzaBee

PoiBoi
Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 1st Sep 2005
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Posted:Wow... I am so impressed with that... Peeps travelling up all the way from Bath... wow

Still new to this whole site and forum thing, and it's tickled me to know that there are people just as crazy ubbloco about Poi as I am...

*big smile* biggrin

Hoping I get the chance to meet with you guys too... It's be my first meet on Sunday... Jen is gonna look after me! grouphug


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Bubbles_
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Posted:ubblol looking after isnt the word i would use ubbloco

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Havokist
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Posted:would it be more of a "drag you into the middle of a circle of HoPpers" thing? tongue

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GazzaBee
GazzaBee

PoiBoi
Location: Manchester, UK
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Posted:I think it might be ya know... Really looking forward to it though.... I just hope the weather is good!! sunny It's not quite as much fun Spinning in the Rain.

How many people are coming this Sunday then... So far, I know I am, Jen is, Elaine is... who else? ubbrollsmile


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GazzaBee
GazzaBee

PoiBoi
Location: Manchester, UK
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Total posts: 627
Posted:Hey BritJoe...

Written by: Wild Child


23rd-25th Sept BJC - Jen, Mill, Ro, me, Cantus?
1st Oct is Liverpool - ALL OF US!!
8th/9th Oct is Nottingham (jenna's bday and Tobi's but he can't be there) - Jen, Mill, Ro, me, Cantus?
14th, 15th or 16th Oct is MANCHESTER (yay!) and Tobi's bday. Day TBC pending who can come when...
22nd/23rd oct Nothing on!!!! Phew a rest!
29th/30th Oct Sheffield PiP - anyone going?
5th Nov Gayle's Bday in Bath, Mill, Ro, me, Cantus?

So Froggie, Hanky, Gayle and Skully plus Will and anyone else who wants to meet in Manchester that can't make 14th-16 th Oct or wants to come earlier....

the dates you can pitch for are *drum roll...... symbal clash*

9th-11th Sept (this weekend) - oh bum, think that's Nuneaton??
16th-18th Sept - Skully's at Cardiff, anyone else?



I think that is where it was last summarised... Although, few peeps have been talking about having a baby mcr meet this Sunday at Plattfields... that'll be my first one... I'll be able to put faces to avatars or whatever they're called... Hope you're well and not getting rained on

Gary!! ubbrollsmile


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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

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Posted:Well its the 14th OR 15th OR 16th that threw me...Call me silly but I want to turn up on the right day ubbrollsmile

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Mint Sauce
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Posted:gurr 14th
i may not be able to go (bloody work)

will eddit the first post as soon as i get chance


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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house_of_mill
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Posted:Jen your Discriminating against the youngsters we cant all meet in the pub , so you do the pub bit and I'll do the park bit like last time.

As Toby said tree the big one we were at last time at three? Ok with you Kyle?

Devilstar are you giving Tobi a Lift? Please do you Colne spinners need to stick together!

So good to hear Gayle and Lynne are on there way, Takeaway I hear you say Gayle the words Curry and Mile spring to me we could work our way down it and jump into the park afterwards! but its up to you


*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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Gayle......!
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Posted:as long as i get a drink, a takeaway and get to meet some of you i'm happy. Saturday seems good for the meet does it not? and if any of you fancy coming out for a drink on the friday night then do.

Sorry, i'll stop organising your thread. But you know i can't help it ubblol


Gayle.....!

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PyroWill
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Posted:I will come on the that weekend of the 14th if i can either get if off work or i'll just miss the sat night and be there for friday or sunday

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

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Bubbles_
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Posted:ill have a unicycle for that meet biggrin bounce

but ill have to figure out how to bring it and get it to the pub hmm


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jemima (jem)
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Posted:I will get back to you on this but I think me an tobi could be at a meet this weekend or next weekend

sorry that was almost a pointless and rubbish post, so i will edit this accordingly when i know for sure ubbidea

ubblol

Can't wait to see you lot again ubbrollsmile hug


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Wild Child
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Posted:Hey guys - Little Miss Bossy here....

Joe - chill out hun, there's 5 weeks before October and all will be made clear (probably by me ubbangel - bleecch! ) closer to the time

Re: this Sunday - meet in the pub at 4 for those who want, we usually sit in the window at the big table to the left when you come in and are pretty easy to spot so just wander up and 'HoP?' in a hopeful way biggrin

For those that want to meet in the park, on the corner of platt Fields at the traffic lights, trun off Oxford Rd and walk alongside the park, you'll see an entrance just before a chruch and a short way into the park a big tree by the church - and lots of lovely spinners. weavesmiley

If you don't have anyone's mobi numbers PM me for mine that way you'll be able to find us.

Gayle and Skully . - of course you can stop at mine however Northwich isn't close to Manchester (25 miles) so drinking involves trains (last one at 11pm) or staying over - Jen says we can kip at hers tho.

meets normally start at 4 and continue till as long til the last one goes - depending on the weather and social activities ie going clubbing afterwards etc

You see, we're not very organised or very close! redface but it always comes together in the end and we'll make you welcome and have lots of fun biggrin

My home laptop is still being a git so not sure I'll be on-line this weekend, so txt me and I'll call you (company phone for another week!) if you wanna chat

e
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tiz80
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Posted:hey, im new round here but thought i should stop been shy and come and say hi wave
i havent been to a meet before but i met some of you lovely people at play, although im not exactly sure who cos im useless with names anyways and alcohol doesnt help that.
well anyway hope to come for a meet soon. and just so people are happy to see me ill bring cake!


penelope the sheep ate all the mintcake!

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devilstar
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Posted:Thanks for the organising, Wild child! Sometimes bossyness has it's place smile PM for your number is on it's way.
& yep, Tobi can have a lift if he's comming back to Colne. I wouldn't wish that bus journey on anyone.

see ya sunday. Everbody pray for sunny


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Igirisujin
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Posted:Written by: liquid_bubblegum

ill have a unicycle for that meet biggrin bounce

but ill have to figure out how to bring it and get it to the pub hmm



Oh if we steel the big table by the window again you can quikcly nip in and throw itunder the table, just dont let the scary lesbian bouncer see it! ubblol


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Mint Sauce
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Posted:sorry jem i shuld tell you thease things i plan in my tiny head

me and jem will be there this sun will prob go stright to the park mill should i bring the unicycle

and if we can get i lift back even the better would mean we could stay a bit longer.

of topic kind of we are also going to Nuneton on sat who else is going and how are you getting there i was thinking train


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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Mint Sauce
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Posted:elain you are a superstarr thankyou for organising this lot i gave up ages ago

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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Mikey Boy
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Location: Manchester (ra ra ra)
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Posted:Gutted, another meet missed because of the need to pay the rent.
Curse me for not being independently wealthy and having a huge house to Hop in all day. censored
Lame. angry

Hopefully going to some of the BJC so little smiles for that. meditate

Need to make a manchester meet instead of all these out-of town meets.

Lame again. mad2


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GazzaBee
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Location: Manchester, UK
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Posted:Hey peeps!! Just bought some stuff on HoP to get some HoP points so I can stick photos up... so, if you're wondering who you've been chattin to for the last 2 weeks, check my gallery!! ubbrollsmile

For all those who are going to the meet this pm... can't wait to meet ya!!

bounce2


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Wild Child
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Posted:Ro's not coming frown too busy with the house, but me n Cantus will be there.

There's a new guy just signed on Felix the cat - make him welcome chaps! He's a northwich guy (poi in a park in Northwich on wednesday - bizarre!) he can't come to the meet today, but will do at some point

e
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Posted:hey somebody mentioned me smile

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GazzaBee
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Posted:Well... What can I say... Still got the Grin on my face!! What an amazing meet... You guys were all just so friendly!! So glad I came down! Learnt new tricks and everything!!

hug bounce2 hug bounce2 hug bounce2 hug bounce2 hug bounce2 hug bounce2 hug

You so know I am gonna be buying myself a staff next... that's Monkey's fault! Hoping I remember all your names!! Here was me expecting 6 - 9 peeps, and bloody 400 turned up!

You guys were all top, and welcoming and well talented!! Gonna learn so much!

Right... well, lookin' forward to catchin up with ya all real soon... bounce2

Loadsa poi love... ubbrollsmile

Gary ubblove hug


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devilstar
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Location: Kent
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Posted:Hey kiddies, ace meet!

Thanks for making me & Ree sooo welcome. Was ace to meet ya all, I'm still chuffed on finally nailing the buzzsaw bounce I'm glad you had so much fun with my hoop smile Can't wait for the next one.

Hazel x


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jemima (jem)
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Posted:Woot, I make a manc meet as promised, hmm, I might make a habit of doing this, and need to make more of a habit of spinning fire, and less playing with everyones monkeys ubblol tee hee

So who else did I meet other than C@nt, Mill, Wild lady, ummm umm Devilstar! yay thanx you so muchies for the lift biggrin

Apoligies taking ages to get there, we were faffing at a froggies rolleyes Would have been nice to spend more time with you luffly people smile


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fleshbert
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Posted:Hi guys... heard about your meet but had to be somewhere else. Any ideas when the next one might be?? I am very, very, very... did I say 'very'?? tongue ... new to poi. Would love to meet up with some fellow poi-ers... oh by the way... Hi everyone! wave

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Osiris
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Posted:i failed to show...again.

This is getting annoying now, t'was alright at the glade but well, last sunday wasn't so much fun.

Weather's nice today though. Book, smoke, poi after work me thinks. I might actually be pretty good by the time i hook up with you guys smile

(hm, nah)


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Wild Child
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Posted:Gary - it was a pleasure to meet you and sadly you will be overtaking us in the talented department very quickly I think! ubblove

Hazel - you are such a lovely spinner girl!! def gonna be learning from you next time. Great to meet you n Ree, hope you can make it a regular thing hug

Jem - it was great to see you on our patch and I do so hope we get to see more of you soon - sorry I didnt't talk to you much once I've ponged a few times i lose the will and ability to communicate frown

Osiris - get your butt down there next time, most of us are new to poi in the last year and we love helping noo peeps ubbrollsmile

Fleshbert - ditto!!

Think the next formal one is weekend of 14th/15th/ Oct and will prob be Saturday as Skully and Gayle are coming up so get it in your diaries now and if there's something already there - move it!!

Aprat from that it's the Manc invasion of Liverpool on 1st Oct....

e
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devilstar
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blue haired pyrovixen monkey girl!
Location: Kent
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Posted:aw, shuks. Thanks Elaine redface tho I'm pretty sure I seen you do stuff I can't so we can make with a big ol' skills share next time (that means I will be making it a regular thing biggrin)

I don't suppose anyone has an idea what time you'll start on 15th Oct? I'll be in Manc, but will have to leave early to go to my friend's hen night frown

Hopefully I'll be seeing some of you at BJC?


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