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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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firelight
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Posted:hi guys

when is the next poi meet up, is it on 19th aug, where are going to hold it,

will the poi meets be hold down at catlefield for now,

hope u will be able to sort this all out,

thank u

itas good to u some people last sat afternoon,

firelight dawny



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shocked_prawn
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Posted:hello all, perchance should i come and join you on the 19th can anyone recommend how i would get there considering my pigeon power is broken and i don't want to get lost! cheers ubbrollsmile

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pricklyleaf
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Posted:What time are people going to be heading down to the meet?

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and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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Bubbles_
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Posted:hey shocked prawn, would be cool seeing ya at the meet!

hopefully ill be there, on my bike biggrin

meets generally start around 3/4pm depending on when people show up smile

anyone know whats happening with gasworks?


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Seye
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Posted:The gasworks is officially dead.

Looks like we will finally be moving on down to castlefield.


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pricklyleaf
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Posted:? whats happened?!

Live like there is no tomorrow,
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and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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Seye
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Posted:They are building on it.

At the moment you cant even get under the railway arches. Its all boarded off.

As a side note...

It is my birthday on the 6th of September and I'm thinking about having a bit of a BBQ the weekend after, possibly in fletcher moss gardens with spinning, beer and other assorted fun things.

Is anyone interested?


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house_of_mill
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Posted:Sounds like a plan dude.



From what I've found out the Gasworks will be a casino by a company called ask hense the question marks around there.

Basically because I live so close I got a letter through the door saying sorry for all the work that'l be going on for the next few months



edit::: Its flats fom the looks of it http://askdevelopments.com/

http://skatemcr.com/2007/07/20/gasworks-being-boarded-off/

EDITED_BY: house_of_mill (1186614668)


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pricklyleaf
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Posted:Thats rubbish! And with a casino - thats double the rubbishness!

And the BBQ sounds good, and now comes the classic, where's fletcher moss gardens?!


Live like there is no tomorrow,
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and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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house_of_mill
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Posted:www.multimap.co.uk

I'd start there


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Seye
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Posted:Fletcher Moss

Its about 2 mins walk from East didsbury station and there's a whole load of bus's that go straight there from they city, fallowfield, withington, etc.

Its my favorite place in Manchester. Its also one of the main reasons that I live in Didsbury biggrin

I can post more closer to the time smile


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Seye
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Posted:
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There's a massive meadow with picnic tables further down there's plenty of space for people to play biggrin


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Posted:Just as an additional side note, its my birthday on the 8th Sep.

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I'll be there for Seye's tho smile

Pidge, I do free lifts to Manc meets smile

And if Cantus ever shows his sorry face in here then he can have a lift too, if he's not still in Scotland with girls eek


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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:If it's the weekend of the 14th Sept I won't be about to make as I fly out on the 13th.

Weekend of the 6th is Falmouth... But are you people up for a Manc meet on the 2nd Sept?


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shocked_prawn
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Posted:ok cheers petey, ill text you closer to the time to let you know if im coming along. did i read right 19th of august id the next one?

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Bubbles_
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Posted:def up for it seye biggrin please remind us near the time ubbangel

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simta
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Posted:clashing with falmouth seye thats never good, altho 1 is alot closer n easier to get to

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pricklyleaf
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Posted:oo oo oo! I live really near Didsbury! biggrin That will make it really easy to get to. And ooo falmouth, I'd forgotten about that, I'm going to look that one up now, I might even be able to make it.

Live like there is no tomorrow,
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and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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thesynapse
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Posted:Hi guys,

I've just been in conversation with Pricklyleaf and she's told me about the 19th August meet up.

I'm moving to Manchester from London with my wife on Tuesday, and back here there's about 3/4 a week including 100ish people a week in East London.

I've been told that there's loads of spinners and things going on in Manchester. Are there any other meet ups apart from this 3 weekly one? Anything every week? Manchester is a big place so there must be enough people wanting to do this kind of thing more often than once every 3 weeks.


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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Arrange one and they will come... biggrin

In fact there is a bigger spinning scene than you may think. In fact I think there are more non-HOPpy spinners in Manc than there are Manc HOPpers. Mostly consist of young moshers who nonetheless are extremely good at Poi! A handful of them do come to the poi meets so if you don't mind the company of the young'uns come to the HOP meet and you might even organise more regular ones.


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Wild Child
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Posted:Dave's right - lots of spinners, not too many HoPpers - so come along anyway cos it's def a good way of getting to know Manc/ people/events better - don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed wink

19th is good for me - might struggle with 2nd but if I'm not away will def come and see you off Dave. And Didsbury's looking good too... biggrin

Agree with byou Dave, the place we were at Dpercussion was MUCH better the the exposed bit.


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Chelly
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Posted: Written by: =Flashpoint=



And if Cantus ever shows his sorry face in here then he can have a lift too, if he's not still in Scotland with girls eek



*ahem* Girl. There's just one of me. rolleyes And thank you for noticing. wink

Erm, we's off to Edinburgh tomorrow for 2 weeks, and then a couple of days in Glasgow, before I lets him go home again. But we should be down by the end of this month.

If I can't make a manc meet, it would be wicked to come through to Chester and see you again though Mr Flash? And anyone else who would like a hug and some spinny fun....? hug


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Wild Child
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Posted:Count me in - would be nice to spin in Chester for a change - and see you two too of course ubbangel hug

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shocked_prawn
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Posted:yeah laney a spin chester would be good, specially for me cos i suck at traveling anywhere much further than town biggrin

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Bubbles_
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Posted:ooo chester, when?

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house_of_mill
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Posted:Catnuts is in Edinburgh?

I'm off there on the 22nd and 23rd, would be interestng if I saw ya!


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Posted:well, once I get my flat sorted I'll organise a Chester meet then back to a local boozer then back to mine... It'll be fuuuun!

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Posted: Written by: thesynapse



I've been told that there's loads of spinners and things going on in Manchester. Are there any other meet ups apart from this 3 weekly one? Anything every week? Manchester is a big place so there must be enough people wanting to do this kind of thing more often than once every 3 weeks.





Have a look here and scroll down to Manchester and Stockport for details of the juggling clubs.. Quirkus is mainly juggling and diabolo at a reasonably high standard, Bzercus is pretty much everything at a generally lower standard (gets better the further from the door you go, bizarrely) and has annoying kids.. I believe that the Manchester Uni one is spinny, but I've never been (and does anyone know whether it's continuing this coming semester?)



Knutsford and Rochdale aren't hugely far away either if you're really keen and can travel..


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..)

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Flashpoint? You planning on having these Chester meets after Sept 13th? In which case frown

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Chelly
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Posted: Written by: house_of_mill


Catnuts is in Edinburgh?

I'm off there on the 22nd and 23rd, would be interestng if I saw ya!



Yup, from now until the 26th-ish. bounce hug


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