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Dunc
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TICKETS UPDATE 11th April 2006

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TICKETS ARE NOW ONSALE!! bounce You can follow this link to the online Shop to make your purchase. If you buy a ticket with the forthcoming DVD you will get a 3 discount. Please note that the price of 25 will only be valid until the 13th June









Finally, we have a venue for play biggrin

Thanks for being so patient, the location for PLAY is now confirmed as being at Fordhall Farm, Market Drayton, Shropshire. TF9 3PS



The gates will be open from 10am Thursday 22nd June until 6pm Monday 26th June (yes that's FIVE days biggrin ) and will cost the princely sum of 25 in advance and 30 from two weeks prior to the festival. The tickets will be on sale from Sunday 2nd April right up until the event. The ticket price covers all facilities and events once onsite (bar, food & drink etc excluded of course) all workshops, the show(s), the childrens creche area etc etc etc



A beautiful organic farm set in the countryside (although 5 minutes from the town of Market Drayton) that will make for the most wonderful setting for this years (and hopefully many more) PLAY Festival.

(Please visit the Fordhall Farm website, they need to raise 600,000 by July 2006 to stop this beautiful fertile place from becoming yet another industrial development, if you can help their cause please do so hug )



It has great links to the M6 motorway via the A53 and for non car users we will post all info about the local transport situation asap. There isn't a train station that's particularly close but we will be laying on a PLAY Bus to make collections to/from the station as often as possible to help everyone out. There may be a very small charge for this (ie a quid or two) to cover the cost of the driver etc.



I will keep this post updated and of course keep your eyes on the PLAY Website and forum for the most up to date information.



If you could keep your questions in the PLAY Forum we'd much appreciate it as it will help us keep some control and ensure we answer as many as possible. It'll save Malcolms badwidth a little too.....



Hope to see you all there!



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Yakumo
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Posted:I've got loads, but I'm now caught up in a rather stressful job & acomodation evecuation manouver, could be a while before I sort things out properly :-/

Blinded by Hyperlights, please donate generously grin

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Dunc
Dunc

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Posted: Written by: Poiboy

also thanks to everyone else who helped make this festival so great, i had a great time and i gotta find a job and save up some money for next year's PLAY, is it gonna be the same dates and place?



You're welcome mate, we were truly honoured to have some people travel so far just for our festival, thank YOU for coming smile hug
The location and dates aren't confirmed yet, but fingers crossed it will be the same site (very likely) but not the same dates (also very likely). It'll probably be around mid-end July 2007, which gives you an extra month to save your money biggrin

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I'd love to get a medium play t-shirt in red, I didn't have the cash left when I was there, are there any left? should I PM Dunc ?



They will be for sale soon in the play shop. If you wait for details they'll be up soon smile I'm sure we've got a medium red left

 Written by: Yakumo

I've got loads, but I'm now caught up in a rather stressful job & acomodation evecuation manouver, could be a while before I sort things out properly



Once you do make sure you email them to strugz (strugz at playfestival.co.uk) or ask him for address details to post on CD so we get the full quality without jamming email servers! smile


We have new developments for 2007 already thanks to our visit to the Workhouse Festival. Wow eek Workhouse is the best smallish festival I've ever been to, I'm sooo glad it's not the same weekend as PLAY! biggrin Anyway, what I was saying was developments......you're all gonna get something very cool at play, very cool indeed wink biggrin But don't ask me about it, that'll take the fun out of the tease tongue


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Posted:hey dunc, i've already been looking up possibilitys for the 2007 stage, not going to use tube and fittings if i can help it would love to use system scaffold as it just clips together so it's faster and neater for what you want ( now i know the stages DON'T need to be a meter high ubblol )

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Dunc
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Posted:you got my email dude smile hug

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Kieron
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Posted:Is it possible to find something better for sheltering the indoor shows next year?



The supports kind of got in the way this year.



(And yes I do realise supports are kind of neccessary)

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Posted: Written by: Dunc


It'll probably be around mid-end July 2007


Result! Good news for anyone working in further or higher ed - we won't have to miss any of Play biggrin

About the t shirts, no-one's had any trouble with them shrinking have they? Just wanted to check before throwing it in the washing machine and having it come out doll size...


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Posted:I thought the big top was perfect.

Loads of room, and the supports kinda sectioned off the middle nicely for the renegade stage...

The only problem I had with it all was the actual stage, but that's all been taken into account by the looks of it smile


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alien_oddity
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Posted:ubblol well k i've shoved my t-shirt in the wash although i've not try's it on to see if it's shrunk but by the look and feel of it it's not mega cheap material and i hope PLAy didn't get them from a company that uses child labour peace

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Posted:please tell me what was wrong with the stage ed, it will help to design next years wink

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animatEd
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Posted:ok smile

Too tall = Already taken into account. smile

The surface used wasn't too contact/popping friendly. Splinters in the toes aren't nice when you're gliding... Maybe a vinyl cover or something?

The placement of it. I dunno... Maybe I'm just being weird... To me, the stage in a big top should be the centre... I understand that that would have messed up people's view, but maybe have the area that was the stage this year as 'Back stage' and the actual stage in the centre of the top? Or maybe I'm just being pedantic on that one... shrug you decide smile

Scaffold poles sticking out (I mean higher than the stage) at the front. One slip and you could fall chest first onto a blunt Scaffold pole...

I understand that it wasn't able to be planned out properly and such due to you not seeing where the location was etc, but a bloody good job was done nonetheless. experience is the best way to make things better. smile The stage next year will kick ass!


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Dunc
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Posted:The stage next year will indeed kick ass wink

Technical hitches and a minor communication balls up caused pretty much all the porblems you mention regarding poles and stage surface. Anyway, you should CJ in nice shoes ya damn hippy tongue wink

As for the poles, I didn't realise from the pictures that so many poles were in the middle as they actually were, especailly being as Bassline Circus (who's tent it was) tour their circus around the world with that tent!! So it must suit the shows well somehow, I'll be talking to them for some more idea's for next year, if we have that tent again smile
Oh and if we do it'll probably be at the short fat end as apposed to the long skinny end smile


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liamcircus_boy
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Posted:why not just use some steel decking stage. stupidly simple too stick up and performer freindly.

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animatEd
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Posted: Written by: Dunc


. Anyway, you should CJ in nice shoes ya damn hippy tongue wink



tongue

Catching a ball on your foot is bloody hard in shoes... wink

Anyway, who you calling hippy!? The words pot, kettle and black come to mind... wink ubblol biggrin


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Posted:thanks ed, i know ALL of the problems you mentioned, basicly from the specs i got to the actual build we had all the wrong equimpment to build it, so in short i had 20 mins to re-design with the stuff we had. wink

as for the placement, i know the supports got in the way and like you said the stage would have been better sited in the middle.............. it was a circus tent though, so the middle is where they mostly perform.

As for the stage surface............ apart from laying the ply board i was unsure of it's end usage, all i was told was live bands and some performers would be using it.

will take this all on board for next year and hopefully make everyone happy with it biggrin

please remember the stage is open to all when not in use to practice but if i see ANY horse play i will step in over it because i don't want any broken bones peace


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Posted:i've been sourcing perfomance stagings online, i've got 12 months ubblol not sure on the costs but it WILL be a better stage!!!

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Posted:Nah, mate, you did a WICKED job! The only people that could have done better are now living as soldiers of fortune... If you need help, and you can find them, they are the A-Team...

ubblol

Although, then we would have ended up with a 747 on our hands, more cars tipped over than you could imagine, and lot s of friendly fire...


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Posted:no....they're the PLAY Team wink

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Posted:hug cheers ed, it wasn't my best or neatest work but when you have to come up with a sollution with what you have i think i just about pulled it off............although while dissmantling it i did notice a few loose fittings but as it had over a 10 ton shock load i doubt even your fat arse would have collapsed it wink ubblol


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Posted:dude you did an awesom job hug kiss

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Posted:awwwwwwwwww fankooooooooooo dunchug

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Posted: Written by: Dunc


As for the poles, I didn't realise from the pictures that so many poles were in the middle as they actually were, especailly being as Bassline Circus (who's tent it was) tour their circus around the world with that tent!! So it must suit the shows well somehow,


Actually I went to a show of theirs in that tent and it was awful. They did aerials in the middle and other stuff on a couple of stages, one at the fat end and a small one on the 'skinny' side. There were no seats, and the stages were too low so apart from the aerials everyone wandered around trying to see something. Most people gave up and left.
( sorry to be such a downer but it's true!)


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Posted: Written by: minimaniac


I So So wanted to go again this year but i was in rome!

Do you ever actually do any soldiering? I'm starting to think you may have gone AWOL, judging by the amount of time you spend away from work...


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Posted: Written by: K__


About the t shirts, no-one's had any trouble with them shrinking have they? Just wanted to check before throwing it in the washing machine and having it come out doll size...



i washed mine (inside out) on a 40 wash and its fine. i did wash it with the rest of the reds too... don't want to ruin it and its turned out fine


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Posted:** T-SHIRTS**



biggrinWell you'll you'll be pleased to hear the T-shirts weren't made by anyone who tolerates child labour- (ravehead! wink). They were made by me. ubbloco



As ar as washing goes the lovely Miss Gothfrogette is 100% correct.



They should be washed on a cool wash 30/40, preferably inside out to protect the print print, and should NOT be tumbledried!!



If anyone on here is likely to want to iron their t-shirt confused the front of the t-shirt( front and back for CREW) needs to be ironed on the reverse of the print.





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Posted: Written by: Cantus


 Written by: minimaniac


I So So wanted to go again this year but i was in rome!

Do you ever actually do any soldiering? I'm starting to think you may have gone AWOL, judging by the amount of time you spend away from work...



He's not in the army anymore. xxx


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Posted:*is proud of her washing knowledge* biggrin

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maus
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Posted:
ubblolYou can always spot the mums!!


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Posted:Iron? What is iron? wink

Thanks for your helpful replies, I now feel suitably reassured about all tshirt-washing-related issues smile


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Posted:ahh still confused all these people from hop who were at play and i still have no idea who's who! confused

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Posted:Well I'm Skully. I was the woman wiggling and hooping at the top of the field near Hyperloop towers. Gayle is the lady that owns hyperloop towers and ran the dance your ass off workshop... other than that you don't need to know because they are all dirty Hippies wink

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