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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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loki.c1687
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Posted:My lord is has been far to long since i have been here hello everyone...i hope you all doing well keep wanting to come to a meet but will be away for the next 3-6 months so its not possible at the mo i might be back for a weekend in about 6 weeks but i dont know yet the army just dont give me leave to go spinning damn there black and evil souls...but anyhoo if anyone wants to meet up for a little spin and big big drink i'll let you know when im back.

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Seye
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Posted:Anyone going to platt fields tonight?

I'll be there with some glowy things and some sticks biggrin

Would be good to see a few people hug


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Havokist
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Posted:Is anyone going to PLAY this year?



If so, how're peoples getting there?


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Seye
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Posted:I'm going - not sure I'll be able to offer lifts though as I'm working and may be taking loads of stuff down. confused

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Posted:definitely going, probably by train (unless I get a better offer wink

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you just don't *know* that you know.

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yoyo22
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Posted:i should be going play this year hopefully, n prob goin down in a car. dont know any of u guys but am moving to manchester soon. keep me informed of any meets going on n itd b gud to meet u all. keep smilin

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steaks
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Posted:I want to go to play this year, but that little devil of money is against me, also can't get the time off work so would only be able to go for the friday evening, saturday and sunday frown

Good to hear from you Mike, drop me a line when you next get some leave, be good to catch up with you again hug


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hamamelis
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Posted:Better than nothing smile

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If that's okay with you?

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Havokist
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Posted:Any ideas on a meet?

seems like a while since we last had one...


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house_of_mill
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Posted:I think we should juggle and sheet Kyle!

*Thats one of my favourite Nurseries over there,*

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Havokist
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Posted:ok then, let me rephrase the question... tongue

anyone want to meet up for a pre-play spin? hopefully before play... wink


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simta
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Posted:well would anyone be up for 6th july

im thinking of being in manc to come to this
http://www.psymusic.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=65924


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Stormdamage
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Posted:I really want to meet you all! I've been doing poi for 3 years and have so far managed to miss every single meeting...

Would everyone be up for a meet one Saturday in Platt Fields?


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simta
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Posted:just to gauge opinion



if i organised a meet in stoke, would some of you guys come down?



the location would be within 5-10mins of train station, so really easy to get to



altho i know theres enough of you find it difficult enough to get yourselves into the centre of manc, never mind getting on a train for 3 stops ubblol


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Posted:Surely Stoke is the armpit of civilisation?

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simta
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Posted:but a very easily accessible armpit, 3 stops from manc picadilly, 3/4 stops from brum.

so thinking could be a nice halfway house point.

we're even 1hr20 from london on an express service ubblol


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Havokist
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Posted: Written by :Stormdamage


Would everyone be up for a meet one Saturday in Platt Fields?



seems like it could be a good idea, we haven't had a meet at platt fields for a while.

anyone else up for it?


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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simta
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Posted:if you could make it sunday the 6th id be up for it

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shocked_prawn
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Posted:i think i can make it, wont actually see the work rota till thursday

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:I'd be up for the 6th too.

Regarding Platt Fields, as much as I like the location it's pretty much not very friendly to our Pinging and Ponging...

Again, it'll be dependent on the weather. Castlefield does have shelter but also a grassy area above the steps...


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Havokist
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Posted:so sunday the 6th? location dependant on weather?

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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simta
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Posted:that would be good.

could we meet 2ish? cos was thinking of going to this around 6ish


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shocked_prawn
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Posted:well ive seen my rota so and pete can make it smile

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Wild Child
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Posted:Sunday is def better for me - I'm going to see Dolly Parton on Saturday biggrin ubblolubblol

I too miss Platt Field but bow to your superior knowledge on it's 'friendliness' peace

Don't think I'll be there for 2 tho, sorry Sim! Won't be back from London 'til mid-afternoon

If Kyle and Mill make it I'll eat my hat!! umm ubblol hug


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steaks
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Posted:Affraid I can't make this meet. Have arranged to visit a couple of friends in Brum this weekend to wish them happy birthday and go for a few drinks.
Am going to resurect the south manchester mini meet thread though and organise a small meet around Fallowfield/Withington area for one evening next week. smile


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Stormdamage
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Posted: Written by :Neon_Shaolin



Regarding Platt Fields, as much as I like the location it's pretty much not very friendly to our Pinging and Ponging...





Not sure what you mean by this? Do you mean the park warden blokes don't like poi?



Castlefield works well for me too - maybe Sunday 6th? Early evening maybe?



Midweek meets are also good biggrin

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steaks
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Posted:Ping-pong is a game played at poi meets that can only really be explained in person.
But yeah, they don't like certain aspets of the meets.


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Loewan
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Posted:I thought some kids were throwing stones at you guys and Sye had to chase after them with his staff... Still lit?!!

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Seye
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Posted: Written by :Lowan


I thought some kids were throwing stones at you guys and Sye had to chase after them with his staff... Still lit?!!


Lol - funny times. Cant remember who was there when there were kids throwing stones at us. A couple of us did end up waving lit toys in their direction if I remember correctly.

Its not always like that though.

Still best not to chance it if possible. There are more friendly places to spin at night in Manchester.


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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Just looked at the weather report...

Looks like it's gonna be p*ssing it down... frown

Everyone still okay with Sunday at Castlefield or we wanna postpone it now? shrug


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