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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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shocked_prawn
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Posted:well I'd be up for a bit of an old school meet, though I am regrettably still held up in the northern wastelands, id certainly show my face over Easter smile

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

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Location: Manchester, UK

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Posted:I'm up for meeting up again soon. I'd like to get some outdoor meets going regularly when it gets a bit warmer too.

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Tristan_Pack
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Location: Manchester, UK

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Posted:I've not found any spinners since moving to this country, some kind of meet up would be great!

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Night Crawler
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Posted:I would be up for a meet as well if we could get a group together. I dont mind the drive if theres a few. We need to arange a definate date and place. Or, you come down this way because theres a nice open field right by me where we could spin.

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Seye
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Posted:I have exams at the moment (for the next two weeks) but I'll get on the case with everyone afterwards and we'll sort something out. Seems like Manc Meets v.28(0000) could be back on.

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clarence_quack
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Posted:I arrive in Manchester on the first of March so you'd better have a crew ready for me to jump on!!

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Seye
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

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Posted:I thought I'd let everyone know about this early so you can make plans...

In May we (Strange Daze) are have invited the residents from Jugglers Ball to join us for a one off residents circus party! It's going to be full of juggly (and probably very beery) goodness to a soundtrack of anything from Ska to DnB @ The Ruby Lounge.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=147434341977833
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Before that I hope to get everyone together for some outdoor juggly fun.

If you want to join us for some amazing music (jugglers and spinners always more than welcome - we'll be joining in) we have UTAH SAINTS playing on the 5th of March @ the Ruby Lounge
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122061601200080
br>I'm hoping to see some old friends (as well as new ones) join us for one of the biggest acts we've ever put on.


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Bubbles_
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Posted:hey guys, so whats happening these days? are there still meets? where and when etc?

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house_of_mill
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Posted:I cant believe how inactive this page is nowadays. We need more activity. Play time soon at least!

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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Bubbles_
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Posted:*PLAYBOUNCEPLAYBOUNCE*

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Seye
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Posted:I've created a new Facebook group to discuss meets and juggly things in Manchester. It is here http://www.facebook.com/groups/145656752182239/
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Come and join the group and we'll keep you up to date with anything that's happening in and around Manc including the resurrected 'Manchester Meets'. Feel free to post details of circussy things that you are doing in and around the area.

:-)


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house_of_mill
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Posted:https://www.facebook.com/thecircushouse.manchester?sk=info
Manchester seems to be waking up a little.


*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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

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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:*dances* Heard rumors of this at the Manchester convention,looks awesome!

Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

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house_of_mill
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Posted:I like the sound of rumours. Hype is gooood!

Huge Kudos to Owen Sian, Owen and Alex for pulling it off.

I hope to be seeing you here
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190146434395248
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There is a website up very soon maybe even now for the non facebooky people.


*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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

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house_of_mill
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Posted:Lol extra kudos to Owen it appears.

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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

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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:Can't make the opening, I'm not in the country (think I posted on the event page), but I'll be organising a trip over very soon to meet up with Shoulin Dave and show you all how its done grin

Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

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maui


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Posted:hello in manchester till saturday. looking for places to spin fire. new to this site and new in manchester so, I don't know the rules or where to look and there's not alot of time to ask or research. was just curious. Can i just go to the places mentioned on this thread and spin fire when I want or is there a certain time and certain part of the place that it has to be done. Thx for any answer back

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willworkforfoodjnr
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Posted:Your best bet is to search facebook for 'Manchester Circus People' and post in that group, its where they all hang out these days

Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

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maui


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Posted:cool. thanks

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Mint Sauce
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Posted:im back

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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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Same here

Castlefield Meet on Friday! (Tomorrow 24.8.12)


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house_of_mill
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Posted:woo first post of the year! Hang on it is July.

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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

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Alterpoi


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Posted:Spinners of Manchester, anyone possibly free in the coming weeks/months to maybe meet for a spin sometime? I've been looking online to find any in the area to no avail then voila! Here this is.
My name is Luke and I've been spinning for about a year, and I have not met a single other person ever that spins.
What says ye?


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zeuya
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Posted:Hey - Its been a long, long while since I've been on here, but living back in Manchester, and well up for a meet with North Westerly folk soon? I saw at the beginning of this thread that sometimes the Manchester meet happens in Platt Fields? Well, thats kinda next door to me, so well up for that..... Anyone fancy it?

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Seye
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Posted:Hey Zeuya smile

If you're on facebook there's a group there where pretty much every meet in Manchester gets posted: http://www.facebook.com/groups/145656752182239/
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I think there's on on Saturday in Castlefield.


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Seye
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Posted:Same to you Luke - See the FB group. There's loads of us in Manc smile

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Posted:I hereby bump this for great justice.

Manchester meet thread must remain longest meet thread.


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Seye
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Posted:The first post of 2014!

If anyone is looking here to meet up with spinners / jugglers / circus people in Manchester here's a few useful links...

Manchester Circus People on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/145656752182239/
br>-A place where all the different groups in Manchester usually post information about gatherings / classes / events and sometimes even performing jobs.
-Join the group and come to one of the gatherings. People of all abilities welcome :-)

Manchester Juggling Convention: http://www.manchesterjugglingconvention.co.uk/
br>- Annual convention for all circus arts held in Chorlton (South Manchester) that's run by the people that also run the (almost) weekly Quirkus ( http://www.manchesterjugglingconvention.co.uk/quicus
) gatherings.

The Circus House: http://www.thecircushouse.co.uk/
br>- A big warehouse in Longsight that runs classes on circussy skills including aerial stuff & unicycling. They also have regular spinning / juggling skill swaps, a youth circus and even an indoor parkour area.

Each of the cities 3 universities also have their own circussy communities:

Salford has Fluid: https://www.facebook.com/USSUFluid
or http://www.salfordstudents.com/groups/fluid
- (top of the list because it's the one I go to ;-) )
Manchester has a well established society: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2303637613/
br>MMU used to have an active society that met in their union club once a week but I've not heard about it for a while. The link to their union is here: https://www.facebook.com/mmunion
or http://www.mmunion.co.uk/
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Any MMU students that are interested in joining us in Salford (2 stops on the train from Oxford Road) for our meets should drop me a message. I also have a vague memory of Manchester (over the road) welcoming MMU students but I'd drop them a message to check first.


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Seye
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Posted:This thread is now 9 years old!

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Posted:OMGWTFBBQ.

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