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NOn


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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.....



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Skulduggery
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Posted:For all you out of towners here is a map .



The train station is at the top left of the map where the blue P sign is, opposite The Grand Hotel. If you walk out of the station and straight down The High Street, past millets and Argo cross straight over the large roundabout, you will eventually get to the Castle. On your left you will see a perspex leaf in a pool of water at the top of an amphitheatre like stepped space. This is the meet point.

If you are coming in by bus you will be getting off at the Quadrant bus dept which is the pink block in the middle of the map. You will find it easiest to walk straight through the Quadrant shopping center passing Superdrug, The Body shop and Boots coming out by the exit next to HMV. Once outside turn left up the hill towards Topshop. Turn right past Top shop and keep walking. Infront of you you will find the Castle gardens and the leaf at the top.

If you are driving it will depend on which car park you choose as to the direction you walk. I have no idea of parking costs or which car park is best as I don't drive.... Sorry about that.


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Posted:btw how old is every one on here?do any of you drive lol?parking costs take the p*** seriously it costs more to park than it does for petrol from llanelli to swansea.

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Posted:here is a map to the closest car park. it cost 7.40 to park all day. i'm 24

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NOn


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Posted:lovely. so i have a map (it wasnae working the other day) and we have a time, all should be well, but just in case i get lost, i hope someone will hand me in, so you can pick me up at lost and found, if i'm not there by 2pm...

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Posted:as long as i have cash i will be there. never been thee be 4 but i wil find my way should i bring parafin or will one of the swansea lot have some? any one driving there from cardiff (wink wink)

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Posted:depends if the paraffin will be necessary as it won't be getting dark until 11pm ish now, depends if anyone will stay that late. unless you want to play with fire in the daylight. I am training it from Cardiff, but if anyone is driving, can i have a lift too pretty please? (although think we may be the only 2 coming from here anyway so there probably is no-one left to drive...?) but train's not so expensive to swansea anyway, think the bus may be even cheaper...?

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Posted:The bus is cheaper, but I'm not sure how many run on a sunday or how late. You might find that as it's a sunday you'll end up on coaches anyway because of rail repare work on the train track.

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Posted:so non your coming from cardiff do you want to meet up in cardiff and gop up togther

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Posted:yeah sure, we can do that. I just looked at trains there's one at 10.55 get's to swansea for 12.22, next one after that is 12.03 and gets in 13.34. depending on how close to 1pm ish, we are expected, i would think that the earlier one would be better, and allows time for getting lost, without holding everybody up?

The bus gets in even earlier, leaves 11.15 and arrives 12.15, and there's only 1 an hour... so we could meet by cardiff central station at about 10.30/40? or whatever, pm me if there is some complication smile


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buggleberry_fairy
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Posted:aww it sucks i've got a practice thing on on sunday - i so wanted to go - i need to know poi people - i have no-one boohoo frown. also unhappy because ive been trying to work out the fountain for about 2 weeks and im getting no-where - as u see from fountain forum frown.

also i'd love to know ya'll so i could go to play one year - as don't wanna go on my own and it looks wicked.

please please please can we organise another meet where i can come - i need socialising...im all alone boohoo frown.

p.s. hav fun on sunday - take pics so i can see how scary u all really are lol


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Skulduggery
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Posted:Buggleberry come to Play. It doesn't matter if you come on your own. You'll soon meet up with HoPpers and make lots of friends. The First meet I went to was a Christmas Falmouth meet and I knew no one at all. That was until I met Non on the train and with in minutes I had a new friend. HoPpers make friends fast and the friendship lasts.

Trust me. You'll have a great time, learn lots of new stuff and make a whole bunch of new friends who will welcome you with open arms (literally, HoPpers like to hug a lot smile ).


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Posted:cant go this year - didnt know bout it till recently and ive gotta work (saturday job...darn it)...but will come along to future meets and hopefully go to play next year!

p.s. feelin a lot better - still cant do fountain tho lol.


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Posted: Written by: Skulduggery


That was until I met Non on the train and with in minutes I had a new friend. HoPpers make friends fast and the friendship lasts.



ubblol and i first met a HoPper on a train to Falmouth too! what a funny coincidence wink hug


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Posted:so who is actualy coming on sunday?

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Posted:I'm going to be there with Jon (hopefully) and maybe my Niece.

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Posted:to any one whos comming do you know how to make handels from rop? so that you dont have to put your fingers truogh loops. i have just started to learn trows and catches (less of the catchs) but still i like using my sock poi coz they dont have loops i can just grip them and when i use my fire poi its hard to keep grip of the loops coz there flat and slidy. any ways if any one could help

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Posted:mini monkey fists? there should be a tutorial on here somewhere how to make them... i managed to do one once, but i doubt if i'd be able to show you, best have a look at the tutorial thing....

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Posted:Elasta has doorknobs on the end of her poi instead of normal handles so she can do throws???

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Posted:i know what you mean about not being to grip the handles properly when doing throws, i tried using batteries but it hurt alot lol,i wont be here for the next two days but i gather its still castle gardens in swansea at 1pm ish so i shall see you there all who are coming im well looking forward to it,sad or what.please phone me on 07947205241 if things change.much thanks adz !

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Posted:wow! i log on today and it's a nice round 800 posts in the cymru thread... so now i bump it to 801...

doorknobs sound like they could be painful it you missed, but a good idea!

and yes, adz the plan remains the same and i shall phone if it changes
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Posted:can anyone make these i tried and failed really badly if i bring some rope with me could someone tie them for me please? (door handels? that must really hurt if it hits you).

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Posted:hey all,, just wanted to say, i have aquired a nice little plot of land , a fenced off area of concrete right next to the prom and beach in aberavon, port talbot, where we can spin any time we want,, so if theres any welshies up for a meet sometime soon it can be arranged super easily smile..

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Posted:can we camp there? we could have a little welshy festival!

just wanted to say thanks for everyones help who came to the swansea meet. i learned a million and 1 new things as well as going away with a million and 1 things to lrean on my own. nice one all!


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Posted:heyo, how did the meet go yesterday? gutted i missed out.

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sagetree
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Posted:the meet was nice

i had no trouble finding my way around swansea (after 2 hours or so)



i learned how to climb through, over and under fences and also some poi stuff



thanks to all the nice people i met.



in cardiff we should meet up later in the day so we can light some stuff on fire



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Posted:pitman,,i think we may actually be able to,,there is some grass sourrounding the fenced off concrete area,,allthough its the fenced off bit we own, which is concrete lol..

welsh fire fest would be cool huh,,ill have a talk with some people and find out for deffinate biggrin

Gutted i missed the swansea meet tho frown


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Posted:gizmo mate i am definetly up for a "welsh fire fest" and we should call it that. over a weekend people come and camp and if people want to run a work shop so be it if not just a big informal meet i think it would be really good i will help you plan it i got all the time in the world for a restival. pm me if you wanna chat about it some more.

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Posted:hey pm sent wink...

ok,,so heres the deal,, this land ive aquired is primarily for me and my lil crew here to do workshops,,simple intro to poi type thing,,as theres tonnes of trade walking right past the site during the summer,:D.. anyhoo,,we would prolly be doing our workshops during the early day,,upto around 4pm ish,,but if fellow spinners turn up, you can surley just join in and jam smile..after that tho we can just camp, spin and eat,, bbq maybe ? biggrin... we are in process of sorting out a generator for tunage wink,, ill get some photos of the place and post them for you tomorrow biggrin..

other than that what do you guys think?


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Posted:ooh blimey, mini welsh festival? i hope your bit of land is big enough for it gizmo!

thanks to everyone who made it up to swansea yesterday! twas cool! and we will make somewhere easier for sagetree to find next time smile would be nice to have a later meet for firey purposes, but it depends on people getting home, or having somewhere to stay over, unless everyone has mobility to get back home to swansea, usk, or wherever, then maybe we can manage it. elsewise, we wait until winter when it gets dark earlier wink


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