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Sheridannewbie
4 posts
Location: Melbourne


Posted:
I'm hoping to find people to learn with/from! Please help!!

ataxiaSILVER Member
member
172 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
Anyone in Melbourne? Lots.
Got to the gatherings section, and you'll find two major nights.
Wednesday nights at Edinburgh gardens in North Fitzroy start at about 9 pm. There's alway more people there, however I believe that it's more a show-off night.
Sunday nights at Alexandra gardens opposite the arts centre start at 7 pm. Although most people dont get there till after 8. I'm a big biased because I organised this night, however I think there is more scope for teaching/learning because it starts while there is some light.

Geez, I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.


Jai - Staffmember
85 posts
Location: Gold Coast


Posted:
Hey Sheridan,

Its good to see we have more new pplz getting into the sport(fire spinning is so a sport!!!). Only a year a and bit ago i was in the same situation as you were. I didnt know anyone in the firey world, and wanted to learn as much as i possibly could. I would suggest that you try to get down there at about 7pm at Alexandra Gardens on Sunday nights because there are some really amazing people down there. I used to go down and get there early, just trying new stuff out without fire. Then i met this New Zealand guy who really showed me the ropes. He showed me most of the basics and sent me home with a few little tasks.

We got talking and he found out i used to do gymnastics, so he suggested that i mix them together.

Soz, i kinda rambled on there. So my point is, get there earlier and try to seem really keen. They love to teach spinning to people who really want to learn.

I can't wait to die, I'm going to Hell. They have fire down there!


Mr MajestikSILVER Member
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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear, Australia


Posted:
Huzzah for sundays! i'll be there this coming one after seeing cirque!

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ataxiaSILVER Member
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172 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
I shall see you there!!
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Geez, I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.


Hanzveteran
1,328 posts
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
ooh... I really want to go, I am only a few hours north of Melbourne, however I dont have any transport to get there frown

pineapple peteSILVER Member
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5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
hey sheridan, im in melbourne. but u already knew that, come one sunday. its a fun night out, and u get hugs biggrin

cyas soon,

cheers, pete biggrin

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


Hardynewbie
13 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
Hey people! Im going to be moving to melbourne from tassie in a few weeks... Already got friends in on the sunday night so I'll probably see some of yas on the 15th of may!

Even my multiple personalities hate me!
BLEEEAAAGGHHH!


pineapple peteSILVER Member
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5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
hi hardy, and an early welcome to melbourne.

hope to see u on the 15th,

wednesdays are also very big, search "workshops in melbourne" without the """ for it,

cheers, pete biggrin

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


Hardynewbie
13 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
cheers. hadnt heard of wednesdays but i'm always up 4 a twirl smile

Even my multiple personalities hate me!
BLEEEAAAGGHHH!


Bender_the_OffenderGOLD Member
still can't believe it's not butter
6,978 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
wenesdays are nice and boogeyworthy

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anarchy2newbie
8 posts
Location: Aus, Melbourn,, Doncaster


Posted:
is it on 2night,, in da city ??? i might rock up and check it out if its on

burningoftheclaveySILVER Member
lurking like a ninja with no camouflage..
926 posts
Location: over yonder, New Zealand


Posted:
hey hey, just arrived in melbourne, been wandering about australia for a few months now, just got my stick back and gonna head down on sunday, especially if theres folk willing to teach..... whats with this rain? i thought australia didnt have such a thing! smile

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mediterraneanfruitsaladBRONZE Member
Member
52 posts
Location: Melbourne, Australia


Posted:
heyhey! welcome to melbourne! hug haha ah yes been rather a bit of rain recently eh? about a week or 2 ago it was pretty hot, and yesterday was 35 degrees i think. well u should get used to it, i personally love the erratic weather here, cept when i'm freezing waiting for the tram eek

from the weather report, i gather its gonna be a bit warmer by sunday..27 degrees so far. but hey, when have weather reports been accurate? biggrin

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burningoftheclaveySILVER Member
lurking like a ninja with no camouflage..
926 posts
Location: over yonder, New Zealand


Posted:
hey thanks! hug we went down to alexandra gardens last night but couldnt see anyone....its a smallish park just next to the tram line to boxhill....is that the one?? was all good because we still had a muckabout and gave me a chance to try out some things... but i wanted to say hello to folks! ah well, mebbes see you wednesday...... smile

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clarence_quackSILVER Member
QuackerJack
1,927 posts
Location: over your left shoulder, Australia


Posted:
Uhoh... I think you may have gone to the wrong park. It's a bit confusing as there are both the Alexandra and Alexandria gardens in Melbourne.
Sunday nights are held in the city, opposite the arts centre, a short walk from Flinders Street station. If you're a little confused still (as i'm terrible at giving directions) pm me, and I'll give you my mobile number and meet you on a train.

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pineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
also, our gardens are actually the queen victoria gardens tongue everyones just too lazy to get used to it bounce

cheers, pete hug

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


burningoftheclaveySILVER Member
lurking like a ninja with no camouflage..
926 posts
Location: over yonder, New Zealand


Posted:
guys im really gutted frown ive had to come back to scotland for a while so no chance of meeting up now, but i shall return to melbourne when everything here is all good and i will know where im going then!!

on spam robots - "Burn the robot! Melt him down, and then we can make lots and lots of money from his shiiiny juices!"

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LahuKalennewbie
20 posts

Posted:
Just wanted to say hi...I'm moving back to Melbourne in about 2 months so I'll definitely be popping in at the Sunday and Wednesday nights...looking forward to it. smile

Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
hehe, 'Member' huhuh
6,120 posts
Location: Behind you. With Jam


Posted:
Currently in the UK, thinking (seriously this time) about coming to Australia for about a year this coming september

Will probably be based in Sydney as I relatives there who can (hopefully) put me up (or put up for me) for a few weeks before I settle on where I wanna stay. And how I'm gonna get to where I wanna go.

I'll try and ply my freelance design/illustration trade around the area too.

So the question is... how often do people meet about Sydney/Melbourne and do they plan regular trips into the outback?

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


pineapple peteSILVER Member
water based
5,125 posts
Location: melbourne, Australia


Posted:
melbourne has several weekly gatherings, most of them simple to get to via public transport.

sydney (when i last checked) isnt so regular, but i may be wrong.

hmm, im still yet to go to the outback, unless you mean out back, in my backyard, i was there earlier today biggrin

cheers, pete hug

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


newgabeSILVER Member
what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
4,030 posts
Location: Bali, Australia


Posted:
The outback?
Well, to be honest Ozpeople tend to stick to their comfortable coastal cities and never go outback at all. More likely to go to Thailand than a few hundred miles inland. The distances are large (Melbourne to Brisbane is further than, say, London to Madrid...) But it is actually quite easy to get around. Fly, get on a train or a coach or preferably buy a car. There's any number of adventure tours, 4WD trips etc ... The place is fully equipped for every sort of tourist/visitor. No worries mate!

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Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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6,120 posts
Location: Behind you. With Jam


Posted:
cheers for the responses anyway...

So looking forward to coming over there. Might be beneficial to my mental health as I seem to be an avid SAD sufferer... the Australian weather would be a nice place to escape the godawful bleakness of British winter..

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


pyrotekGOLD Member
old man fire
27 posts
Location: Seymour, Victoria, Australia


Posted:
wednesday nights ROCK. it isn't a show-off time! it's just a social gathering for hippies and we happen to twirl there. spectators are not welcome, so if people come to it, they have to either twirl or socialise.

between the confests, while the weather is warm, there are usually drummers. there are always friendly faces.

About the only thing that stops edinburgh gardens from burning on wednesday nights is weather. if it's too cold for twirling clothing, or too windy. rain doesn't always stop us because there is a gazebo, but it does occasionally.

usually get peaks of one or two hundred people in january, dropping off to maybe half a dozen around the middle of winter when pretty much only the hippies and the hardcores go (*points at bender*) (*waits for bender to point back*)

wednesday night is, after all, the hippies' saturday smile
the hippie week runs like this .. wednesday is the first day .. or saturday rather .. then the thursday is a sunday to recover from the night before. The friday is spent driving to whichever piece of desolation where someone has put a sound system, satuday and sunday spent pounding the earth flat and making sure grass will NEVER grow there again. Mondays are spent driving home or recovering, or both .. and tuesday is the working week.
do you see why hippies are so poor? they can only work one day a week! and so dirty? they spend half the week away from the shower at home!

burn 'em all smile

clarence_quackSILVER Member
QuackerJack
1,927 posts
Location: over your left shoulder, Australia


Posted:
Uhhh.. Why some many responses to posts over a year old?

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