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si_sheff
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Posted:hey everyone, as some of you may well already know, a few years past my time up here in sheffield a wonderful chap called p.k got together with some of his friends and created the local event which we all know and love; poi in the park. each year since we have been getting together every month to spin fire, teach new people, learn new tricks ourselves and generally have as much fun in the park with cool people as can be had, and each month id like to think we all come away from pitp enriched, sometimes slightly singed, but always having had a good time.

every year around the september/october time however we also have a big birthday celebration to mark another successful year of pitp, and this year we've got something very special lined up for you all.. :-)

sadly mr pk is no longer in sheffield to host the event, although he and his family are always here with us in spirit, but it has been left to matt and i to carry on his legacy and ensure every time we meet, our community is as friendly, welcomgin, fun and helpful as possible <not to mention ornage hehe..> :-)

this year, to celebrate the growth of pitp and the new pitps that have sprung up in recent years all over the country we've decided to go one bigger and better with our birthday celebration; the thought is, why not get ALL the national poi in the park meets together for one HUGE FUN DAY OUT up in sheffield?!

on OCTOBER 21ST 2006, in ENDCLIFFE PARK off ECCLESHALL ROAD/HUNTERS BAR ROUNDABOUT, from 3pm onwards POI IN THE PARK'S UK NATIONAL BIRTHDAY BONANZA begins! :-D

there'll be everything you normally expect from a pitp, good people, loads of food, plenty of colourful spinning equipment and their owners, along with such amusing games and 'wushu frisbee' and 'tree bounce challenge' and many more. this year though we're also going to be incorporating much much more, with some capoeira and breakdance teaching, along with contortionism and acrobatics on display for all to marvel at and learn <if your brave and bendy enough ;-) > and many more fun activities

we've also decided that this year we are gonna go one further and put on a bit of a show as well, so we're looking for people who are confident and happy with their fire spinning to maybe do a little routine for us. doesnt have to be amazing, and certainly there's no need for it to just be about the professional performers amongst us, more the everyday spinners just showing us the moves they love :-) to get the ball rolling i've promised i'll do a bit of a show as organiser so believe me after that no-one will look foolish and there will be no need for shyness..

i invite anyone who is reading this to please come up to sheffield for the day and spend some time spinning and chatting with us crazy sheffieldians on october 21st. the event will be going on all throught the day and evenign and into the night, with accomodation provided by myself, a few other generous house-loads of people and also we will be renting out the hall we use for the flying teapots overnight which should be able to comfortably sleep a good 80+ people so rest assured if you come up for the day <and do actually need/want sleep> a bed will be there for you and probably a nice cuppa tea in the morning too :-)

so i can gauge numbers and book the hall and possibly more accomodation if needed please could ANYONE INTERESTED get in CONTACT with ME either via MYSPACE, THE FLYING TEAPOTS ONLINE FORUM, HOMEOFPOI.COM, by PHONE if you know my number, or by EMAIL burningsinsaway@hotmail.com

those of you who are ORGANISERS of similar poi meets across the country, please also can you contact me on behalf of your group/community so we can discuss proceedings as there are a few more suprises planned that i want only a few people to be in on until the day....

on behalf of all those before me and those i represent now, i hope to see you all in the park in october :-)

peace n pineapples

si scotting AKA kashira (flying teapots) AKA si_sheff (homefopoi)


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si_sheff
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Posted:open question: what do people think of the idea of having a huge picnic at pip? if everyone brings random picnic foods and drink and we all mix everything together on one giant rug everyone can experience a myriad of strange fruits from all over the uk... and their food ;-P sound like a cunning plan?

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Posted:Cunning plan... Though i'd book the big hall if I were you... Many Mancs may be coming...

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Posted: Written by: si_sheff


open question: what do people think of the idea of having a huge picnic at pip? if everyone brings random picnic foods and drink and we all mix everything together on one giant rug everyone can experience a myriad of strange fruits from all over the uk... and their food ;-P sound like a cunning plan?



Would be good, but won't the weather be a bit Octobery?


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si_sheff
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Posted:yup probably, so we'll have to use all of our collective imagination to turn into a springtime picnic and spin :-)

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Posted:ALL of our collective imagination!

And a jumper or two. wink


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*HyperLight
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Posted:Hmmm, looks like I'll probably be coming along to this... might even put in a performance in the renegade show although I need to talk to Chutney first smile

Cake or Death?

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MikefromGlos
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Posted:anyone able to give me a lift up

from glos i am willing to catch the bus to meet someone to get a lift and share feul costs


he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing

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Posted:I'm going to see if others from Liverpool are going to be going to this. If they do then I'll more than likely make an appearance!

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garthy
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Posted:Wooo.....

Be coming up from Bristol....

Will talk to the people tonight about numbers and may be able to offer lifts... biggrin


"**grumble*spuriouswindmills*grumble**" - Coleman
"if poi was only for girls there wouldnt be many good poi spinners...." - Nx

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Posted:May be able to offer lifts Garth?

You already offered me one tongue


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maus
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Posted:Garthy, If i can possibly make this and I drive up to Brizzle will you possibly have room for a rodent?
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Gayle......!
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Posted:and me?? ubbangel

Gayle.....!

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maus
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Posted:no don't ley Gayle come...she smells funny! wink

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si_sheff
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Posted:now now kiddies, be nice or uncle si will attack you with a hose and buckets of soapy water at pitp ;-P

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Posted:What time will it be? Cos i'm setting off from Chester about 2ish...

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si_sheff
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Posted:starts about 3:30pm and we'll be going on for the whole day, then back to the hall to play about there and for those with the energy well be heading back to whatever park's nearest in the morning when we leave the hall too.. :-)

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Clairebe
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Posted:I'll be there as long as there's a spare corner left in the hall for me to sleep in.

Failing that, I'll just sleep on top of _siege_. She's comfy. ubblol


My brain is about as useful as a chocolate teapot, but unfortunately not as tasty.

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si_sheff
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Posted:yup we have corners, alcoves, nooks, anywhere you feel the urge to curl up, plus plenty of houses with teapotters happy to provide floor space so just make sure you bring something warm and/or fluffy to keep ya through the night :-)

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Motley
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Posted:I might be able to make this, and will probably be the only member of the Cambridge contingent as I've not heard anyone else mention it yet. I'll ask around tomorrow and see if anyone else is up for it. I may or may not need a nook, corner, alcove or other assorted sleeping spot as I may be able to find a comfy bed to sleep in biggrin biggrin

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_Siege_
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Posted:Oh frown

I was kind of looking forward to Clairebe sleeping on me! It would keep me nice and warm. Now I'm gonna have to bring a sleeping bag or something....



unless anyone else wants a comfy _siege_ to sleep on? ubbrollsmile ubblol


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PyroWill
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Posted:I really wanna come to this but I may not be able to get the night off work, if i can finish early though maybe 11, get their for 12 or so and meet everyone in the church hall, thats if we're going there again

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Posted:Run Away Will!

You MUST be there, if only to let Tobi lick your face again...


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Clairebe
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Posted:CJ, if it means that much to you, I'll use you as a mattress. :-)

My brain is about as useful as a chocolate teapot, but unfortunately not as tasty.

Squueee!

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_Siege_
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Posted:Clairebe, apparently you have to share with Larry now! You get to have the right breast, he gets the left! redface

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Children laugh an average of 146 times a day; adults laugh an average of 4 times a day. Put more laughter in your day!!!

A few clowns short of a circus!

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jo_rhymes
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Posted:Hopefully me and symbo are coming to this smile hug

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Clairebe
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Clairebe

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Posted:CJ - which one is pierced? I want the non-pierced booby please. ubblol

My brain is about as useful as a chocolate teapot, but unfortunately not as tasty.

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si_sheff
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Posted:hoorah hoorah, jo are you planning on bringing any knitting things up? mr si has almost learnt how to make a hat now after your inspiring play tutelage.. :-) now i just need to persuade my housemates to learn how to make a tea cosey...

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mech
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Posted:sory this time round guys (or at least to those who came last time) there will be no dinner at my place beofre we go to pip, but i wll be there smile

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strugz
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Posted:dam.......

not even for special people?

dam......

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mech
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Posted:no, as i have NO HOUSE IN SHEFFIELD ANYMORE!

you tit!

and you didnt come to mine last time did you?

NO YOU STAYED HOME!

"im strugz, im a big gay, who is to lazy to drive half way up the country....."

no wait you did come...

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