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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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Posted:ok heres my 2cents of suggestions guys

if the weather is still good on sunday we meet at platt feillds -
a) good weather and its a great place for a meet
b) picadilly gardens is horrible to meet at, too many people especially annoying scallys yous job it is to hassle us
c) platt feilds was a great place for the meets last year

anybody who doesnt know the way can be met at oxford rd station

whats your thoughts???


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Posted:d) and theres a nice pub there wink

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Posted:ubblol

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Posted:ooo just had another thought, its been over a year since we last had a manc meet video! lets get up to date and make another wink

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Posted:Who's got a video Camera? I do but no battery!

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Posted:hey, i was just wondering, is it really safe to be spinning fire at a place called 'the gas works'?......just a question biggrin

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Posted:I'm not sure why it's called the Gasworks as all it is is a place under a railway bridge with some large parts of factory machinery set as a dsiplay...

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Posted:the gasworks used to be a gasworks. Now its just a bit of grass and some pipes under the rail arches.

Bubbles - I totally agree. Platt fields is always a better place for a meet biggrin


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Posted:Steaks dont forget my shirt.

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Posted:Stu, won't forget your shirt either wink

Jen, very good arguments for meeting in Platt Fields, I vote for that (also easier for me to get home from wink )

As for the gasworks, as Seye said, the site used to be a Gas Works and all the machinery under the arches was salvaged from another Gas Works in the Manchester area and put there as a kind of museum exibition.


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Posted:i wondered the same thing about the gasworks first time i heard about it, but as i was talking to real live fire spinners, i guessed nothing had explosed just yet.

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Posted:Hi Y'all

Has anyone decided where or when yet?

Platt fields is an excellent choice if the weather is good!

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Posted:Oh yes plattfields please, its much nicer. According to the news it should be nice this weekend.



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Posted:Rob, if you want you can keep them to practice with as I bought some supersweet ones from PLAY (I take it you ate the Spaghetti Hoops HotDogs n Smokey Bacon Sauce!)

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Posted:psssttt rob its this sunday wink

and bring laura with ya!


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Posted:Oh yeah Bubbles, just so you don't say I don't give you enough warning -

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Posted:hi, i'm new to the manc meet ups and thinking of popping down this sunday, is it in platfields or gas works?
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Posted:well if everyone agrees then if the weather is good - itll be at platt feilds. if you dont know your way, im sure we can arrange for someone to meet you at somewhere like oxford road station smile

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Posted:Hiya folks, how's ya hangin?

I'm hoping a couple of you could help me with some twirly goodness... It's my laddies birthday on Sat and I'd got a couple of mates to do a wee spinning and magic circusy thingamy as a bit o the entertainment.

They're unfortunately going through some life shennanigans at the mo and can't make it. I wouldn't stress but I've only been involved in his life for a wee while (got a call 6 months ago, 'hi, you're a dad, his name is Jack and he's 7 and a half' biggrin)

Looking for 1 or 2 circusy, spinny, magicky people to put on a wee whirlygig and show some tricks to the kids. It's in Stockport and would be from 3-4 ish this Saturday with about 15 or so 7-11 yr olds (perfect age for twirly corruption)....

Short notice folks, sorry, as I just got the call but heeeeeeeeeelp (please =) I'd do it myself but a: my spinning is only entertaining when I set myself on fire & b: my back's fooked.

The chances on gettin it sorted via posts before sat are slim but if I could impose and ask someone to call me so we can have a ring round to find the bods it'd be magic.

Nice wadge o beer/horticultural money for the performers (and there's a bouncy castle wink)

Cheers folks, I'll go cross my fingers..!

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Posted:I'm meeting DanB in piccadilly gardens at 3pm on sunday.
Anyone else not sure how to get to Platt fields is more than welcome to meet us there as well, will be meeting outside the Cafe Nero on piccadilly gardens at 3pm and probably hang around for 15-20 minutes then head down to the park
Drop me a PM if you want further help/my number wink

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Posted:Ah exquisite, thanks man.

Steaks has sorted it out nicely folks, cheers.

Think I'll be down till Sunday eve or Monday and may have the chance to pop down to Platt fields to say lo

smile


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Posted:hey.. i'm new to this and may be able to make it to this meet on sunday, depends on my parents though >.<

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Posted:Steaks, I just found out my train won't get in till 10 past (it says 11 past but I'm not gonna split hairs here), so are you OK waiting for me for a bit longer?
I've PMed you to get your number again (I lost it rolleyes), I'll give you a call if I can't find you.

Actually, how will I recognise you??


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Posted:Dave: no I think all the food is still in a bag in my cupboard!

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Posted:I will be driving in from Liverpool. Anyone need a lift from the city centre?

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Posted:You'll recognize Steaks from the slightly geeky expression smile

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Posted:i got a txt from gary the other day actually, think if he can he might pop down for an hour or two...

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Posted:Hurray lets hope so, dont you just hate it when nice hoppers stop hopping it. Fire_Fairy_liquid (lee too some) hasnt been around either

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