WhiteTiger
newbie

Member Since: 16th Aug 2006
Total posts: 15
Posted:
Just wandering if there are any other poi spinners / fire twirlers / fellow nutcases out there who are based in the UK? Am trying to get an idea of how big this is over here as i am from a little town in the middle of nowhere and have very few friends to practice with!! lol!

Also may provide some events for UK based spinners to come and perform at throughout the summer of 2007 as i am involved in some big coastal events...anyone interested, please shout!!

Anyone not in the UK, feel free to join in too! how about a tour?!

ubbrollsmileWt x ubbrollsmile


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iansmith
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Member Since: 15th Aug 2006
Total posts: 90
Posted:There are plenty of spinners in Britain, no worries there! Your best bet might be to go to your nearest juggling club. In the Glasgow club, there are several dedicated poi-folk, plus some people who do both poi and juggling. I'd say it's the same in every big city.

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:hey there! hug

The forums have a huuuuuuuuge sction for regular spinning meets and events, and also a "meet others" section. If you post there and say which little town you're in, you might find there's quite a few people close to you!! Or do a search for the biggest nearer town and find out if there's anyone local biggrin


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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:There's plenty UK spinners! Like said above, best to search for your town/nearest places to you.

But for big UK meets look out for:
Play Festival - festival for object manipulation - usually around Midlands
Falmouths - last one is sept 06 though
Hell Fire - big meet starting next year - based in Cornwall

And any other random meets popping up. Juggling Conventions are great too - don't be put off by the name, a lot of poi people go!


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted: Written by: WhiteTiger


Also may provide some events for UK based spinners to come and perform at throughout the summer of 2007 as i am involved in some big coastal events...anyone interested, please shout!!



Shout!

I'm interested. What coastal events?


There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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punkorama
punkorama

newbie
Location: No where
Member Since: 17th Aug 2006
Total posts: 15
Posted:im from cornwall and theres a meet in falmouth in sept, 1st time going so it should be good.

Who is your hero?

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Spaheeda
Spaheeda

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Member Since: 6th Feb 2006
Total posts: 9
Posted:My home is in Peterborough not really coastal but sure, i'm interested!

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Lokii
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Location: Scummerset, UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2006
Total posts: 34
Posted:South west calling here too, must be hothouse down here ;-)

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TotalEclipse
Member
Location: Nr Petersfield
Member Since: 26th Aug 2006
Total posts: 120
Posted:I'm in the UK! I'm in the UK! Pick me!

South, bang in the middle of London and Portsmouth smile


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MikefromGlos
MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 985
Posted:Gloucester UK scene here We do loadas meets normaly on a wednesday here we have people from all over come...

Costal event i really wanna do some kind of event on the coast.... Also i am going on tour nexst summer anyone intersted in coming along shout out


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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blu_valley
blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 8th Apr 2005
Total posts: 197
Posted: Written by: WhiteTiger




Also may provide some events for UK based spinners to come and perform at throughout the summer of 2007 as i am involved in some big coastal events...anyone interested, please shout!!




What Sym said. Brighton UK here!

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"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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maus
maus

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia
Member Since: 14th Jul 2005
Total posts: 4191
Posted:yup, i'm a UK person aswell.

Cornwall/Bristol/everywhere else for the next few months at least.


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Charlie_Anne
Charlie_Anne

Member
Location: Potters Bar or Somerset, UK
Member Since: 5th Jun 2006
Total posts: 9
Posted:UK too - London and Somerset... between uni and home!

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IgnitionTerminals
IgnitionTerminals

Member
Location: Eastbourne, England
Member Since: 21st Sep 2004
Total posts: 20
Posted:Am based in Eastbourne. Been spinning with a group on and off for last couple of years, but the last 6 months to a year has been mainly off now so am interested in hooking up to spin and learn and just meet new people. Am insured too and am (provisionally) interested in the summer 2007 shows you spoke of. Do you have any more info?
While i'm at it, anyone in or around Eastbourne/ East Sussex who'd like to hook up semi regularly for a spin?Everyone else i know seems to have put it all on hold...


FORCE CHIP - IGNITION!

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:slap bang south coast southampton & bournemouth wink

and I can join up with blu_valley to bring loads of spinners biggrin


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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numpty
Member
Location: New Forest, UK
Member Since: 1st Dec 2005
Total posts: 11
Posted:aye - uk here too

'tween southampton and bournemouth


curiouser and curiouser....

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Yakumo
Yakumo

veteran
Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:huuuuge amounts of HoP'ers in the UK..


spinning in oxford is my HoP home.


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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:Funnily enough for some reason the number of Active UK HOPpers on the message boards seem to outnumber the ones in Australasia umm



(Then again maybe because the ones down under actually have nice weather to be able to spin outside whilst us Brits have crap weather, stay indoors and do nothing but b*tch on online forums... shrug)


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

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twirlyflames
newbie
Location: Edinburgh uk
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2006
Total posts: 2
Posted:We spin in Edinburgh too cause fire is needed on these cold winter nights

Om Shanti

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daunieo
daunieo

Member
Location: North Wales, UK
Member Since: 12th Jul 2006
Total posts: 2
Posted:Theres loads in uk!!

NORTH WALES REPRESENT!!
ubbloco


PRODIGIOSUS EXURO!

-- Daunieo smile

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TastesLikePurple
TastesLikePurple

addict
Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 18th Aug 2005
Total posts: 498
Posted:Nottingham says wavehello!

Thoughts arrive like butterflies...

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Jonno
Jonno

newbie
Location: Lowestoft
Member Since: 9th Feb 2007
Total posts: 8
Posted:East coast lowestoft here.. a newbie, but still a spinner!! we have a few events here like the Suffolk Air Show and Mini rallies and the biggest east coast Bike show.. would be nice to get together for them smile who knows.. might even be able to get paid for it?

Jonno


"Chaos? panic? disorder?.. my work here is done..."
"Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes.."

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synapse
member
Location: Romsey, Hampshire
Member Since: 6th May 2003
Total posts: 161
Posted:While we are on the topic of finding other spinners in the UK, Im looking for people in the South close to Southampton?

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:Me wink I live in Southampton dude how's tricks interested in a spinning festival in poole? ubblol southern lights 2007 in events forum biggrin

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Twiggy
Twiggy

member
Location: Birmingham, UK
Member Since: 8th Jan 2006
Total posts: 162
Posted:Meeeeeee... Birminghamish.

But im lazy and only go to whats easy to get to. redface


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Rellizate
Rellizate

old hand
Location: Cambridge, UK
Member Since: 10th Feb 2007
Total posts: 719
Posted:Yeap. I'm cambridge, UK. Waterbeach to be exact. biggrin

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Noddy
Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK
Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2865
Posted:im sunderland north east UK

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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Petalchild
Petalchild

Member
Location: Fife
Member Since: 19th Aug 2007
Total posts: 8
Posted:hey,

yep I am I'm in Dundee - just a beginner though, loving it.

weavesmiley


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