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NOn
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:top o' the morning wales based poiple! this is the thread for all things wales based, although the crew is mostly based in the land of taff currently with a sizeable offshoot in the land of tawe, please talk about funky things all over cymru in this thread!!



so, for the uninitiated, here is an exciting list of regular poi activities for the wales based....



weavesmiley Cardiff/Caerdydd:



smile Thursday nights, 8-10pm, come along to Ebenezer Church (Charles Street, around the back of Burger King and Next) for nofitstate circus' community juggling club, for poi and all sorts of other exciting juggle arts. It's just 2.



smile Little Devil's Circus coming soon... contact pitman for further details or keep an eye on this thread



smile on sunny evenings/days, Roath Park (Rec. or flower garden) you may well find a NOn spinning... it might also not be a NOn, or even a HoP person at all, but if you see someone there spinning, you may as well say hello...



at other unspecified times, there may be other meets, check the most recent posts in this thread for specific details...



juggle Juggling Shops



Cardiff Games, Duke St Arcade: although not exclusively a juggling shop, they stock some poi, juggling balls and rings, plus occasional other sorts of toys... oh and the guy who owns it does poi too!



Route One Skate Shop, Morgan Arcade: Stocks variety of juggling equipment, including poi.



hug HoP people in town

NOn

Rossco Bossco

Pitman

Ryan

Unclassified Leggy Girl



weavesmiley Swansea/Abertawe and surrounding area:



smile Juggling Club, Thursdays 7-9pm In the Phoenix Centre, in the Townhill Area of Swansea. Costs 2 for the session!



smile Circus Eruption is based in Swansea and they run a juggling club for young people, also frequently advertise in the Big Issue for volunteers to help out, but i don't know anything else about location or anything for that at the moment.....



juggle Juggling Shops

Don't know of any



hug HoP people in town & surroundings

Skully

holysmoke27





weavesmiley Port Talbot:



smile Tai Poi Workshops on Aberavon beach most weekends! 2



juggle Juggling Shops

Don't know of any



hug HoP people in town

Gizmo

Kim

Gums





weavesmiley Rhondda Cynon Taf:



hug HoP people in town

NOn (Aberdare on workdays)

Stroo(poss? M.I.A...)

Juls (Pontypridd)





weavesmiley Llanelli:



hug HoP people in town

Adz



weavesmiley Caerphilly:



hug HoP people in town

Nia



weavesmiley Abergavenny/Usk/Monmouth area:



smile Monmouth, 7pm, under the Monnow bridge Every week, free, look out for the lovely poiple...



hug HoP people in town

Buggleberry Fairy

Mr Chutney

Shaping Light





weavesmiley Aberystwyth:



juggle Juggling Shops



Pixie Moon in Market Hall. Stocks juggling equipment, Poi/Flag Poi/Fire Poi, Staff and other Circus Skills.



hug HoP people in town

Imaginary Grace





weavesmiley Anglesey:



hug HoP people in town

glowingsunsets



everything else happens spontaneously in or around this thread, so please introduce yourself in this thread and come hang out with the coolest poiple in wales.....



cool



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Gayle......!
Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
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Posted:yep! biggrin

but just cos it's you, ping?


Gayle.....!


Matty_B
Matty_B

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Location: Blu's Pocket
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Posted:pong, this will help philosophising

cheers meee deary



Thumperabbit
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:Is anyone up for a Swansea or Neath meet in a couple of weeks? If Swansea I reacon the sand dunes, if Neath then next to the castle. Can't garente we won't get asked to leave by cop's though if the meet is in neath. I'm not amazing at poi, but i'm pretty much into fire breathing now. I can proberly get a few mate's of mine to come, complete beginners (kinda like me) but their a laugh and will give anything a try. So what do you guy's and gal's say?

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....


NOn
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:in principle yes, we promised a swansea meet a while back, but in actuality, i don't know what weekend time i have off, coming up to the end of february... so will have to get back to you on that one...

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Thumperabbit
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:Ok cool. The only day's I got off work between work and college is on Wednesdays and saturday afternoons

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....


Matty_B
Matty_B

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Posted:unfortunately I won't be able to, not having any free weekends in wales anymore frown

three weeks to go now...



Thumperabbit
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:Three weeks for what sorry? There's no set date for the gathering as yet, so ya never know you might be in luck

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....


Matty_B
Matty_B

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Location: Blu's Pocket
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Total posts: 1314
Posted:Sorry to be confusing. . .

three weeks till I leave wales. and I don't have any weekends free



Thumperabbit
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:Ah dude sucks, where you off? Sorry for being nosey.

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....


ananya
ananya

newbie
Location: Cardiff/Liverpool
Member Since: 13th Jan 2006
Total posts: 23
Posted:Hmm, I might be convinced to make that. I could do with seeing some more of S. Wales while I'm down here.


Thumperabbit
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:Yeah that'd be cool. And to sooth the bruising and burns everyone can chill out at the Monkey Bar. Most likely gonna rain (being it wales) but what's more fun then spinning in the rain?

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....


ananya
ananya

newbie
Location: Cardiff/Liverpool
Member Since: 13th Jan 2006
Total posts: 23
Posted:Singing in the rain?

...


Nah.



jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:hi guys and dolls, you crazy bunch of guys and dolls. When are you partying? because, Non I love you, and I also love Rossco and Matty B and lots of other Welshies, I want to come and have some old fashioned loving with you biggrin

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.


NOn
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:you can come down anytime baby wink we want your loving, and... (i was going to type something about dolphins but decided it might not be entirely appropriate on a "family forum" and this is my first post this week, so i don't know if it has already come up... insert your own dolphin joke here.)

As for our neathy/swanseay meet... i'm mostly off sundays if i have a weekend day off that is... so that's not working before the end of february, at the moment.... and hey what's all this rubbish about rain, it never rains.... ubbangel


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Thumperabbit
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:......You kidding NOn? lol. Either way, rain or shine I'll complain my butt off. I love complaining. The only day I have off work and college is wendesday. I work the etire weekend and college til about 2:30-3:45 on college days (part from wendesday)

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....


jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:well when there's something going on, let me know, I'll gladly come over for love and tea!! xxx

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.


Thumperabbit
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:Not sure what date it is gonna be yet, I know my mate Ben will come, he's very interested in staff and fire swords. Carl will be into the same thing. Oh Oh Oh If we meet in neath then we can go to the coffee shop Entice. They do amazing Hazlenut Cappachino's.

The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....


NOn
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Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:well....... uh... i don't know, i have entirely forgotten what i was going to post, but for some reason i am continuing anyway....

SkullyMcDuggery, i'm going to put you on the hotspot, when would be a good time for a meet thing in your beautiful neck of the woods, where we never quite made it to before, bearing in mind it's either a wednesday or a saturday afternoon umm actually wednesday's a possible.... except i don't have any of those off coming up either...... ermmmmmm....... but i finish work on the 16th of March, and plan to get a more convenient job with weekends off biggrin


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:umm..... Right now I'm un-able to think. My brain has boiled inside my skull. I went to sleep feeling tired but ok and I've woken up with a temp of 102F. It's gone down now with some meds but to be honest right now I'm only up for sleeping, curling up under a duvet and whining a bit. frown

As for whether to go to Swansea or Neath that would depend on what you are looking for. Swansea has beaches, shops, cafes, bars, night clubs (all yucky)..... Neath has..... um....... a train station..... about the only reason I ever go to Neath is to use the train station ubblol


Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!


Thumperabbit
Zebberdy and Jack Daniels
Location: Swansea, south wales
Member Since: 16th Sep 2005
Total posts: 278
Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

Neath has..... um....... a train station.....



Lies. Neath has Entice, need I say more? It's like the non hippie Monkey Bar of Swansea. Still very relaxing. Plus we can spin in Victoria Gardens. Possibility of getting chased by Pigs, but it's all good :P


The only reason i'm scared of little kid's is because I know in ten year's time they'll be mugging me.....


_Matt_
Member
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Member Since: 16th Jun 2005
Total posts: 1
Posted:Hi All!
Im trying to get started spinning Poi, but keep finding my arms/legs/back/neck/head/testicles keep getting in the way!
I'd love to meet up with like minded people in Cardiff who could hopefully show me a thing or two!
Is there anywhere you guys tend to congregate? What should I bring?
Thanks!

Matt



Matty_B
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Posted:Hi Matt . . . welcome to HoP welcome there are a few spinners here in cardiff and there is a couple of places we meet:

Tuesdays : Fire/glo Spin(semi-peformance) if the weather is nice. At the Hawian on City Rd. There is an open mic night there that we do poi/juggling etc at.... starts at 8.45 and there is a buffet at 9pm costs 2

Thursday : Juggling Club at Ebenezer church on churchill way in town. 8 till 10 pm 2. It is just a spce to come and learn circusy skills and there is generally a few people there (though it is not on this week) so will restart in March

Would say hpe to see you soon, however this is my last week in cardiff so unlikely, esp as the juggling club isn't on this week... due to a performance on the weekend..

But hope you meet Ross and Non

(Non could you put the info about the hawian and the juggling club in the first post so I don't have keep repeating it for people , thanks me darling..... hug)



Matty_B
Matty_B

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Posted:Directions for the juggling club

Written by: Matty B

Right . . .no luck finding a map that is of any use so here goes on a description

1. Queen Street (Main shopping street)

2. Find Charles street (opposite whsmiths, there is a burger king on the corner and if you look down it, there are big next signs sticking out of the left hand wall)

3. Walk down Charles street until you get to the church on your left.

4. There is a side street to your left here walk down it a bit, until you reach a gateway into the church grounds.

5. Step down the one or two steps and then head for the door on your left (it is green but it is difficult to tell though) and come on in , cos you found the juggling club.

It is part of the No fit state circus - http://www.nofitstate.com
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Juggling club is from 8pm till 10pm and costs 2.

Hope to see you there. . . .
Matt, let me know if any of you decide to go and I will make sure I go to say hello . . . (PM me if you want a phone number just in case you get lost)




NOn
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Posted:hi matt, you should come to juggling club, week after next indeed! you should also rush out and buy tickets or nofitstate circus at the Sherman theatre on the 24th and 25th February, cos me and rossco are in it, and it's great.

and smooth harry, i daresay that is a fine and sensible idea, about sticking all this in the first post, i shall endevour to do so right about now (...funk soul brother, in the sampled words of fatboy slim...) biggrin


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Matty_B
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Posted:Good work NOnoNononNonONONOnonoooonnnnn hug


ananya
ananya

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Location: Cardiff/Liverpool
Member Since: 13th Jan 2006
Total posts: 23
Posted:Damn... this is why I should check this website regularly. Looks like I missed the performance in the Sherman, which sucks. However, my play is finally showing next week (7th-11th March at the YMCA theatre, if anyone is interested in coming to watch) so the Thursday after that I may be able to make it back to the juggling club!


NOn
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Posted:Happy St Davids Day cymru folk biggrin
here is a leek!


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stroo
stroo

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Location: oxford, england, uk
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Posted:YAAAY! only a few months til I'm going to glamorgan uni see! Then I can join you lovely people all the time for spins and tea and cake.

I cant wait to be welsh!!!


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Matty_B
Matty_B

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Posted:It is like a trade I leave and more turn up . . . good work on keeping the welshie numbers up miss stroo


NOn
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Posted:woo yeah! a new recruit, have some more leeks, you will need the leeky strength to cross the severn bridge intact, and it will also you will be quicker absorbed into the welshlyness....... biggrin


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