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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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Carrot_Girl


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Posted:Hey, I've recently heard that there's a group of spinners trying to meet in preston around the first week in each month - do any of you know anything about it? If not I'll have a sniff around to find out more.

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:I think it's on the full moon in Avenham Park... Best to find out at that poi/staff shop across from Music Zone for more info closer to the night of the Full Moon...

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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firelight
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Posted:
hey steaks what ur doing for brithday ? r u planing anything for brithday.



love fire to play with, love the wonderful colours in the fire.

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skrible
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Posted:i think a week on sunday would be cool

this apple juice is a bit milky isnt it?!

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Igirisujin
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Posted:We shoulod have a meet for bonfire night, and yes dave we should celebrate the failure to blow up the houses of parliment, the WORLD would be a different place if it had happend, being England used to own half the world and all that., it would ahve completly changed the way our government worked.

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loki.c1687
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Posted:true joe very true because if that would have happend they would have had to build a new one think of all the brick that would have gone to watse.coz after all the british empire would have fell apart with out that building.
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Havokist
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Posted:well considering the king, all his advisers, and the majority of the key members of the government would have been in the houses of parliament when it was planned to have been blown up, yes, the british empire would have fallen apart without all that brick tongue

We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
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loki.c1687
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Posted:yes my ginger friend that why i started off the post with "true joe very true"
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If we did otherwise,we would not be ourselves.
I will do what i have to do
And i will do what i must..

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Havokist
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Posted: *mumbles something about context and exaduration on certain topics...*



anyway...



next meet: the more popular dates seem to be the 5th and the 12th. i can make either date so i'm not particularly bothered ubbrollsmile


We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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curlywurly


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Posted:Hi guys, sorry to break into the political discussion wink

I'm new to this site and am desperate to meet some other poisters. Can anyone come along to your get-togethers? Would love to join you in Castlefield (or wherever) but bit shy as I don't know anyone! I can do a few moves but would love to learn more and hook up with others who might help me feel more confident to use my fire ones a bit more often!


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Igirisujin
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Posted:and yet again the gloves come out on Home of Poi.

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skrible
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Posted:curlywurly- wave you are more than welcome to come down there are plenty of us at different skill levels and using many many different toys i would say come to the next one but at this rate this lot will never get round to it ubblol but yes we always welcome newbies

this apple juice is a bit milky isnt it?!

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pricklyleaf
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Posted:Well, I definately can't make the 5th, but I might be able to make the 12th depending on work.

Live like there is no tomorrow,
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and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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firelight
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Posted:
have everyone sort out when is the next poi meet up is set for the day.



love fire to play with, love the wonderful colours in the fire.

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steaks
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Posted:I now have my visa sorted for Oz, so the next manc meet will more than likely be my last before I leave.
I am hoping to have my flights and insurance sorted so I can leave about a week or so after my birthday (sometime around the 20th nov)
The 12th would be better for me as it could be a double celebration, my birthday and the fact you don't have to see/put up with me for 6 months (for a handful I apreciate that only one of them is something to celebrate)
I will post at regular intervals and will be keeping an online blog complete with pictures of my travels and I will be back probably sometime around May biggrin bounce2


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tripologist


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Posted:Ello's. How's everyone? Might come down to a meet sometime soon, miss the pretty fire.

Sort of nearly not quite learned contact ball. Buying a see through contact ball has taught me two things: I will never be the goblin king. Heavy acrylic balls* hurt when you catch them with your face.

*(I am aware of the hilarity of the innuendo in this phrase)


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skrible
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Posted:the 12th sounds good to me what does everyone think?

this apple juice is a bit milky isnt it?!

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:12th is it then so we can give Steak'n'Dale a proper send off...

We should have a barbecue... Anyone have plates? smile


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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firelight
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Posted:yeah it would be nice to have proper send off for dale, we could buy paper plates, wink
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love fire to play with, love the wonderful colours in the fire.

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house_of_mill
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Posted:Or spinning ones?

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:*Looks at Millhouse, ponders, scratches head, contemplates, decides against* rolleyes

You coming to this Millhouse? hug


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house_of_mill
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Posted:12th I can be there! Most likely with balls! and a wheel maybe two?

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:TWO WHEELS?!!! Blasphemy!!

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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house_of_mill
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Posted:Riding one Uni and carrying the other so I can bounce when I get there!

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Ahhhh right! I take it you're used to carrying the heavy 2nd wheel with you whilst riding...

Steaks: Seye mentioned going to Castlefield for this next meet. Since its your send off do you agree with this or you wanna stick with good ol' Gasworks? Up to you mate!


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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house_of_mill
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Posted:I've carried a 20 whilst on a twenty around a meet but never a 20 on a 29 whilst riding on a road with a bag of props so it'l be an interesting one!

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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

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philtre
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Posted:Alreet everyone!

Anyone fancy coming this with us on Fri?

metropolis vs homegrown @ The Music Box (Manchester)
Manchester
DJ's: BENNY PAGE, SONIC + SILVER, TEMPER D, MARK OD + PROPHECY, MIGUEL, , , ROOM 2 DRUM MUSIC VS HOEMGROWN,
MC's: TBC

Fri 03/11/2006 10pm - 4am tickets 5 pound

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go on! you know you want to!!!!!!


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steaks
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Posted:I quite fancy Castlefield for this one as the weather hasn't been so great recently and it offers more shelter, also is a damn site cleaner smile

A bbq sounds fun as well, Who's bringing the cake?

Also I am going out with some friend on the saturday night, probably starting in Paramount at about 9pm if anyone fancies turning up. If you want more info either text or PM me smile bounce2


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Havokist
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Posted:the 12th sounds good ubbrollsmile

i'll be there, if i can find Castlefield again...


We are the music makers, We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams;
We are the movers and shakers of the world for ever, it seems.

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Mint Sauce
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Posted:the 12th it is then

at Castlefield

TOBI has spoken lol wink

better get the word out to all those who dont come online and let them know where we are meeting


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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