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Mint SauceBRONZE Member
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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 https://delizium.fotopic.net/c291964.html

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)


Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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Posted:
Don't worry, you weren't alone in your non appearance. It was a good turnout but there were loads who said they'd come but didn't! I will hassle them for an appearance this weekend!

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simtaBRONZE Member
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Posted:
me+aimz aiming to be there this weekend, we finally have internet so can actually check here regularly

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SeyeSILVER Member
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Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
I'm unfortunately working all weekend. A no show from me again frown

My lack of attendance last weekend was due to an impromptu ascent of Mam Tor. Not entirely sure why. Seemed like the thing to do at the time.

LoewanBRONZE Member
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Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
Didn't come last week because I was out cold on some friend's couch in London after Ministry of Sound. Slept for almost 24 hrs! Was hectic!

Rushing to get my fire staff repaired for this Sunday. Hope to do a burn on the revived fire staff and break in my new fire poi!!!!!! Its actually getting dark quite early now which is cool! Ssssooooooo excited! Haven't done fire poi for so long!

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LoewanBRONZE Member
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Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
Oh yes!!!! Just finished rebuilding my fire staff!!! Think I might add a few extras like middle/quarter markers and thread locks to stop the nuts from flying off! Might even have a burn tonight!

Why let your body be a temple? When it can be a theme park?

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The_FleaSILVER Member
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Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
Hi wave

My name's Andy and i'm quite new to poi, got my first poi back in April and have taught myself some of the basics but i'm looking for other people in manc to spin with and learn from. I c ur having a meet tomoz and was just wondering if it's alright if i come along and wot time it will be?

simtaBRONZE Member
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Location: hastings, England (UK)


Posted:
come down, people generally meet after 3ish

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LoewanBRONZE Member
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Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention: One of the organisers of a Psytrance night is looking for fire performers for their next gig so I have invited her along tomo and see if what we do would be suitable for her needs. If anyone want fancy some show time, bring your fire kit along! It will be fun to do a fire show together! You know, something to aim for and bond us together, something apart from our love for ping-ponging and non-committal frisbee. Group hugz everyone! grouphug
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simtaBRONZE Member
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Posted:
still work being done on the train lines and is going to take ages to get to manc so not gonna be there today frown

see you all soon

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LoewanBRONZE Member
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Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
Was an amazing meet today! Haven't had one like that for ages! The arches was truly amazing and offered the perfect shelter and atmosphere to the place. The whole meet felt really cosy under the iron girders and curved bricks. Props to Chris for the paraffin burners as well! Definite must have for any fire gear!

Why let your body be a temple? When it can be a theme park?

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FractosDirty Fire Project
133 posts
Location: Manchester


Posted:
grrr. wtf is this new forum version b*llocks? lost my watched topics and suddenly i don't get emailed if there's a manchester meet frown sounds like it was good today - sorry i couldn't make it

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Posted:
Great fun yesterday, I think we may have found a better successor for the gasworks! Next meet on the 28th?

smile

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SeyeSILVER Member
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Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
Ladies and Gents...

I've been working in Liverpool on an event called La Machine. The details are a big secret at the moment but I can honestly sat that you need to see it!

On Thursay (5th Sept) the details will become a bit clearer but if you can get to Liverpool on Friday, Saturday or (in particular) Sunday do it! You will never see anything like this again!

The website is https://www.lamachine.co.uk/


Keep your eyes on it as the details will be up very soon.

I'm going over with Kaz, Thom and another mate on Friday evening. If you can get there over the weekend at all GO! You'd be mad to miss it!

shocked_prawnSILVER Member
old hand
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Location: Sunderland, UK


Posted:
oo thats sounds interesting, i may mosey on down to have a look, liverpools really not far.
and pete, nooooo not the 28th!! i move into uni on the 20th

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SeyeSILVER Member
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1,261 posts
Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
You have to go!

I wish I could explain more but I'm not allowed to. You should be able to see how spectacular this is going to be by Thursday grin

the_mods_stole_my_nameSILVER Member
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Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
sounds like you guys had a good meet the other day, too bad i've done my back in again, or i would've come down with lowan. how are all you mancs anyway?

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The_FleaSILVER Member
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Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
Hi, where do u guys normally meet? n wot time? i wondered round from bout 15:45 to bout 16:15 round castlefield amphitheatre n round n thru to bar ca on sunday n cudn't c n e 1? gutted i missed it, can i come the next 1?

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Posted:
Hi Flea! We were there, but the amphitheatre was all shut off and we were under the railway arches by the canal there...

Watch this space for the next one!

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shocked_prawnSILVER Member
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Posted:
haha yeah but we wernt there till 16:45 at least

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LoewanBRONZE Member
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464 posts
Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
Flea! I should still be around for the next one, so I could hook up with you in the city before heading in together to avoid the same thing from happening. I have arrived early to find no one there only for people to show up around 1700.

Why let your body be a temple? When it can be a theme park?

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Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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Posted:
Anyone heading down to the Bristol Juggling Convention next week? If so any car space. If not I'll head down myself...

Hey Mods, the meet was fantastic. You should head down next time! hug

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


The_FleaSILVER Member
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Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
Loewan that wud b really good thanx, i'll defo b coming the next 1

LoewanBRONZE Member
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464 posts
Location: Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
Was wondering if anyone could help. It's my last week at work next week and I want to do something cool to show them my appreciation. What better than to give them a fire show? The plan is to herd them for a couple of drink before ending up at our usual burning place of Castlefield and give them a performance nicely out of the way while in close proximity of pubs and bars. Don't think I will be able to give an entertaining performance lonely, would anyone be able to help and do some fire with me?

Why let your body be a temple? When it can be a theme park?

Wii Console Number: 3294 0297 7824 7498


=Flamer=member
192 posts
Location: Southport, North West


Posted:
Hey everyone,

Just letting people know that there is going to be a Liverpool meet this Sunday (14th). So if any of you guys want to come you are more than welcome. Would be nice to see some of you there.

If you need any more information go on the Liverpool Meet thread, or give me a text on: 07710812062.

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Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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Posted:
Hey Andy

Long time no hear...

Unfortunately this clashes with our own gathering in Manchester this Sunday! One for Robyn's leaving do!

Bad timing mate!

If the Liverpool thing is gonna be a weekly thing I might pop over to Scouseland occasionally, money allowing!

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


shocked_prawnSILVER Member
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Location: Sunderland, UK


Posted:
umm... i cant make it down this sunday, yeah im badly organised, ooops!

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=Flashpoint=SILVER Member
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Posted:
you silly sod. smile

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=Flamer=member
192 posts
Location: Southport, North West


Posted:
hmm. Damn. The Liverpool meets will become regular and hopefully we'll have an indoor place for rainy days. Just keep an eye out for updates on the Liverpool thread. I'll also pop a notice in here when we've got a date for the next one.

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=Flamer=member
192 posts
Location: Southport, North West


Posted:
it's awefully quite here. Just letting you guys know there is going to be a Liverpool meet this Sunday (28th). I'd love for some of you to make it.

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=Flashpoint=SILVER Member
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Location: in the interwebs..., United Kingdom


Posted:
Hello everyone.

Dont forget, Manchester convention is 4th October, that, i assume, is when the next meet is smile

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