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Mint SauceBRONZE Member
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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:
It's absolutely pissing it down and I'm at work with no spinny stuff.

Leave it for another week?

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shocked_prawnSILVER Member
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Posted:
yes, next sunday i will hav my very good friend from uni down to visit and i promised to take her to a meet! smile

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Well, me, pidge and Cantus, if he's in country, will be there this sunday...

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PinkNigelPinker than thou
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Posted:
Mind out for all the road closures due to the skyride

Can't make it, parents are visiting.

A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)


KatyPridestranger
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Posted:
Hi all - sorry to intrude but I'm looking for talented poi- ers and jugglers to help me make an evening of entertainment that much better!

I am organising the Women's Space at Manchester Pride this year and thought some on site entertainment would be great to go with everything else that's going on.

Women's Space is an independantly organised part of the Pride weekend - there are only 2 of us who organise the whole thing!

Women's Space is on Sunday 30th August 5pm-11pm in Sackville Gardens and is a ladies only space - hence the name! It is an evening of music, holistic therapies, lifestyle stalls - and there is also food and drink available.

If any of you would be interested in showing off your skills - or even teaching interested parties how to do it - please get in touch - my email is womens_space2009@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you for your time - x

PeacockDreamsstranger
3 posts

Posted:
Hey Ive just joined this site. Can newbies join in? I've been wanting to learn poi for ages but I always find it easy to learn with some knowing what they're already doing smile

PeacockDreamsstranger
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Posted:
This forum seems pretty dead. If anyone sees this please add/email me at right-as-rain-@hotmail.com because these meet ups sound awesome smile

the_mods_stole_my_nameSILVER Member
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Posted:
hey peacockdreams! nice to have a fellow boosh fan around here! the forums have been getting quieter lately, but people do still check in from time to time. I'm from liverpool myself, but do attend the manchester meets every now and then. I think the manchester home of poi meets have merged with the circus jam meets. If you are on facebook, look up circus jam, they'e always updating with details of meets, usually every saturday or sunday.

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PeacockDreamsstranger
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Posted:
Yeah big boosh fan smile Thanks for the help, I joined them. Hopefully they dont do it too far out from the center? I live about 2 hours bus drive away but its worth getting away from the place I live.

the_mods_stole_my_nameSILVER Member
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Posted:
as far as i know, they usually meet at the castlefield ampitheatre, so its right in the centre really.

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Posted:
Hey peacock, we pretty much have merged with Circus Jam, keep the eyes on the FB group for info, its either in Platt Fields or Castlefield. smile

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a_j_adamsstranger
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Posted:
hi i was wondering when your next meet was in manchester and if i have to be any good to atend lol, i know a few basic moves but not many and i would like to attend one of your meets just to get out and practice. i try to practice at home but as i dont have much space (and live in a terrace house) when ever i go out front to practice i get quite alot of attention from the neighbours which i would mind if i was any good but whist i am nt at the moment i feel like a bt of a clown lol hopefully i will hear from one of u soon and thanks for taking the time to read this any of you that do !! A.J.

BlaiseBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Hello. I live in manchester now. My poi don't yet but will in a week or 2.Would anyone like to be my friend?

the_mods_stole_my_nameSILVER Member
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Posted:
hey a.j and blaise, this thread seems to be getting quieter and quieter lately, you're probably best checking out the circus jam page on facebook(if you're on facebook that is!!!)

The manchester HoP meets seem to have merged with the circus jam meets, which, on the whole, can't be a bad thing.

I'm sure flashpoint or another passing manc regular will post info about the meets as and when they pop into this thread. I'm not in attendance at the manc meets as regular as i'd like to be, so i'm not always in the know!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

XxX owned by devilsarmy XxX

O.B.E.S.E.


BlaiseBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Thank you good sir. To Facebook!

LoewanBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Hobbies: Baking and being tied up...

I like you, Blaise! grin

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SeyeSILVER Member
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Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
Hello new manc spinny people. The facebook group is by far the best place for info about meets.

They tend to be on Sundays in Castlefield (by the steps or up on the grass by the fort).

I hooe to meet you soon :-)

Circus JamSILVER Member
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Location: Manchester, United Kingdom


Posted:
Hey Everybody,

Circus Jam is a space for anyone regardless of age or ability to come practice/teach/learn/play with Poi, Diablo, Hoops, Juggling, stilts, unicycles and all things Circus related. We have many poi spinners who come regularly. This is also a jamming session for Musicans.

Circus Jam Has 2 weekly sessions...

Saturdays @ The Contact Theatre 12.30-2.45pm
https://www.contact-theatre.org/

Sundays @ The Castlefield Ampitheatre 5pm til late
https://www.remotegoat.co.uk/venue_view.php?uid=20168

On Saturdays we offer workshops in various skills during the session

Follow the link to join the Circus Jam Facebook group...

https://www.facebook.com/search/?q=circus...75.851149001..1
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^^^ You see? Much more efficient than the lazy buggers - i.e. me...

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CantusSILVER Member
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Posted:
At least you visit here occasionally Pete. I heard a rumour that that Cantus chap died, that's why he never comes and checks the thread.

Such a shame. He was funny grin

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shocked_prawnSILVER Member
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Posted:
oh dear that is a shame......

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=Flashpoint=SILVER Member
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Was he, I dont remember that. smile

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NateBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I'm thinking about coming up to one of the manchester meets or the liverpool meets pretty soon with some of the circus skills society from Oxford..... is the weekly meet still up and running?

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fire_fairy_liquidBRONZE Member
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Posted:
HEEEEY EVERYONE how be you all.... im missing the meets from manchester, those of you that will remember me that is... so yeh just thought id let you know im still alive and kicking over here in australia, found a regular group that spin every week on the beach and iv started to pick up staff a little too as well as teaching a fwew people poi... and fire breathing,

if anyone is ever planning on coming over to australia for a holiday or anything then make sure you let me know

anyways im off to go do some more twirling which is the way... just thought id say hi to the guys that taught me all those years ago...

and shoalin i vaguely remember you saying you might be heading over at some point. you still coming? or have i missed ya? lol

thanks for burning with me


SeyeSILVER Member
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Location: Manchester, UK


Posted:
Originally Posted By: NateI'm thinking about coming up to one of the manchester meets or the liverpool meets pretty soon with some of the circus skills society from Oxford..... is the weekly meet still up and running?
Hey Nate - There are regular meets that usually involve Neon Dave and a few others going by the name Circus Jam. There's a facebook group for it here https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=94510736423
Would be good to see you. Since the untimely demise of Play I feel like I've hardly seen anyone at all.

Originally Posted By: fire_fairy_liquidHEEEEY EVERYONE how be you all.... im missing the meets from manchester, those of you that will remember me that is... so yeh just thought id let you know im still alive and kicking over here in australia, found a regular group that spin every week on the beach and iv started to pick up staff a little too as well as teaching a fwew people poi... and fire breathing,

if anyone is ever planning on coming over to australia for a holiday or anything then make sure you let me know

anyways im off to go do some more twirling which is the way... just thought id say hi to the guys that taught me all those years ago...

and shoalin i vaguely remember you saying you might be heading over at some point. you still coming? or have i missed ya? lol

Hello mate smile
You've definitely missed Neon Dave. He's been back for quite a while.
Where abouts are you living then? I'm starting to build up a large number of reasons to come over to that corner of the globe.

McbearBRONZE Member
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Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
So, there are bi-weekly spinning meets in manchester? Cant hit the link to Facebook atm as im at work, hope there is a group i really need to get out and spin more!

house_of_millGOLD Member
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Location: Manchester England


Posted:
Wow this feels like moving back into an old house you used to live in after its been done up! had an amazing time last night with a few of the old faces and a few of the new. I'm moving out of manc in a few months so will be making the meets and then the Copenhagen ones after that(If there is one) If anyone wants to come your'l find me working here(Eventually that is https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=45...174&ref=ts)

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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Mint SauceBRONZE Member
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Posted:
aww mill where you off to and why???????

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)


GOT?POIBRONZE Member
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Location: Liverpool, UK


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Hey all,

We are planning a fire meet for 9pm, Monday 7 June at Formby beach. We'll have an amp, so if you all bring your Ipod etc we can rotate the music. Please come along if you can make it, Liverpool needs a regular fire meet!

Add us on Facebook: "GOT?POI" - we'll keep you up to date on other meets.

Hope to see you all there!

Warren
GOT? POI

house_of_millGOLD Member
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Location: Manchester England


Posted:
I didnt end up going anywhere Tobi, I've ended up enrolling on a college course so am here for a little while yet.

Manchester does need to get more active again, bring back the hay days! That old fella who died must be at least 4years older than i last saw him so lets sort out a meet. An outdoor one with space to unicycle preferably!

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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


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