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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:Hello everyone and welcome to PLAY FESTIVAL 2007!!



Please forgive me for the lack of info, I have no computer to use and it'll be a few weeks more until I'm able to update it more often. I'll come back and put more up as and when I can.



Hopefully most of this info you'll have gotten from our newsletter, if not sign up to it on the website now! www.playfestival.co.uk



We had a wonderful 5 days last year and can only say that 2007 will be even better!



Thanks to everyone who came last year and who gave us feedback on what they thought of the festival, we've taken all comments on board and hope we can make the festival one that you'll enjoy even more than the last.



The dates for this years festival will be Wednesday 25th - Sunday 29th July and we will be at the same venue, Fordhall Farm in Market Drayton, Shropshire. The tickets will be 35 in advance and 40 on the door, that will include most workshops, 4 nights camping, the shows and other entertainments during the festival



We have lots planned for this years festival, more areas to play in with the emphasis on getting everyone involved, we will have a proper go at the world record after last years attempt didn't go so well (although it does look awesome on video!!!) and of course the usual abundance of workshops to keep you all busy in the day.

We'll have two stages this year, the main stage/tent and and nice little caberet tent, a solar powered cinema, a PROPER bar & food tent and a few more folks selling the stuff you want to buy (even if you don't realise it yet! heheh)



New for this year will be the PLAY HOP Amateur Performance of the year. It's a little competition we've come up with that can be entered by anyone for any type of performance. No more than 4 minutes long with a cash prize for the winner and the chance to feature on the next PLAY DVD. As you might guess from the title the event is sponsored by HomeofPoi.com (who have proudly given us the prizes for our games over the last two years). More details will follow soon...



The DVD of last years festival will be out at some point, probably exactly at the time we plan it to come out wink Focusing more on spreading knowledge to learn the arts than the last DVD and we're sure it'll knock your socks off!



If you want to contact us about anything please email us at one of the following addresses:



info@playfestival.co.uk



comments@playfestival.co.uk



volunteers@playfestival.co.uk



traders@playfestival.co.uk



If anyone wants specific footage from last years festival please wait until after the DVD is out, Strugz & co are busy enough editing the full thing to start making cuts for people! Thanks smile



As my internet access is sporadic at best till my pc is up and running, I might not be able to reply to email straight away, if you want to talk to me about anything call me on 07814 018091 and if you don't get an answer LEAVE A VOICEMAIL!



Keep checking the website for the latest information and we'll send out newsletters as often as we can.





hugs & smiles



Dunc hug


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misscorinthian
misscorinthian

old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 27th Sep 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:What a difference a sunny day can make- P and Demi ARE now coming!

No nose pinching necessary... actually maybe he does deserve it anyway for being a pain in the bum and stressing me out!!

Gah! need to go do extra packing now....


XLenX

Devoted although mostly absent owner of the 1, the original... Asena

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:does that mean you're bringing big tent? bounce

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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misscorinthian
misscorinthian

old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 27th Sep 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:Yes! smile

XLenX

Devoted although mostly absent owner of the 1, the original... Asena

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FireNix
FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol
Member Since: 4th Apr 2001
Total posts: 904
Posted:Anyone got any advice on driving up
WildChild seemed to indictae that there was maybe some problems south of MD. Im heading up tomo0rroow and have had enough of floods!! - any help?
Word from the site is.....its pretty dry actually!!
No underlying water, little if any mud and no squelch
Thats gotta be good!!


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Phirenix

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penwing
newbie
Location: Warrington, UK
Member Since: 13th Apr 2007
Total posts: 26
Posted:I think I'm packed now... why does one person always seem to have twice the stuff of two people? And where am I going to put my wash kit and the big bag of sweets I've got to sort out?

I think I'm bringing too much but just don't know. Oh well, I can carry it all - just ran out of shoulders for the rucksacks so had to get out the pull along sports bag. It'll all fit on the Playbus right?

Alex
x x


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_Stix_
_Stix_

Pooh-Bah
Location: la-la land
Member Since: 15th Feb 2002
Total posts: 2419
Posted:i've packed and repacked and packed again.. I always take way too much stuff for me to carry on my own.. ho hum smile

see you tmorrow people.. car is packed for an early get away.. lets hope the sun holds!


I honour you as an aspect of myself..

You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:The tent is fine!
It was my friends aparant lack of tent erecting skills that was making it rubbish.

I've just been shopping and bought some wellies, and a waterproof picnic blanket.

Best start packing soon. I 'unpacked' my rucksack from the weekend by emptying it onto my bedroom floor...just got to scoop it all back in again ubblol

Beautiful susnhine here in Hastings. Put me in a well bouncy mood.
*squee* excitedness! bounce


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Fixx
Member
Location: London
Member Since: 19th Jul 2006
Total posts: 25
Posted:Hope you all have a great time!

I was planning on coming, but work have said I have to stay frown

On the plus side, i'll be watching Scissor Sisters from a VIP box on Satuday at the new O2 arena ubbrollsmile

Hope the weather holds out for you all!


"If you're not living life on the edge, you're taking up too much space"

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mcp
mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:bit of an URGENT request:



Could anybody who's driving down from the north of england or scotland, and has a biggish car or a van, PM me please? Tis not for me, I am acting as an intermediary for the Play Organisers and they needs your help. so PLEASE! Thanks.



Meg


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

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penwing
newbie
Location: Warrington, UK
Member Since: 13th Apr 2007
Total posts: 26
Posted:Out of interest, those of you who've used the Play Bus in the past, is it bleeding obvious? Am I going to regret asking this question when I get to Wellington Station and see the mass of HoPpers/PLaYers sticking out like a sore thumb and a big brightly coloured bus with streamers and stuff?

Alex
x x


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[noodles]
[noodles]

*Property of Pigeon Wigeon*
Location: Locked In Pigeons Chimney
Member Since: 31st Jul 2005
Total posts: 893
Posted:It was a paintball minibus last year. Not sure of this years vehicle tho

Could somebody stop the room please... I'd like to get off

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Penwing..
Im 50% fairly sure it may just very well possibly almost maybe be the only minibus in the car park. biggrin

Just look for the sticks.
And the smiles.


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penwing
newbie
Location: Warrington, UK
Member Since: 13th Apr 2007
Total posts: 26
Posted: Written by: UnderControlOrFailure


Penwing..
Im 50% fairly sure it may just very well possibly almost maybe be the only minibus in the car park. biggrin




I think you may have missed some qualifiers there 8-)

Alex
x x


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TastesLikePurple
TastesLikePurple

addict
Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 18th Aug 2005
Total posts: 498
Posted:i think it's funny how people keep saying, quite optimistically, that the ground isn't squelchy, and it's actually quite dry... no-one seems to have taken into account that there hasn't been 400 people on there churning it up yet! - just wait till thursday afternoon people! tongue at least tent pitching won't be too messy - not looking forward to taking it down though!

Thoughts arrive like butterflies...

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Ant
Ant

member

Member Since: 31st Mar 2004
Total posts: 3
Posted:needing a lift from south west london, any time after late weds afternoon, please help!
thanks!
ant


The future's bright!

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rin_666
rin_666

enthusiast
Location: cambridge
Member Since: 30th Jul 2006
Total posts: 223
Posted:just waiting for my clothes from eastern haze to finish tumble drying and they're heading straight back into my backpack biggrin even more excited about this festival!!!

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FireNix
FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol
Member Since: 4th Apr 2001
Total posts: 904
Posted:No there arent going to be 400 feet trampling about - were all gonna be floating on sunshine, or good vibes, or really good drugs - you know the ones that make you float, you know those anti-sinking ones. Ermm well anyway the grounds not gonna get trampled. It may get churned from all the dropped props but not trampled!!

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Phirenix

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LMSP
LMSP

veteran

Member Since: 23rd Aug 2005
Total posts: 1588
Posted:I can't bloody sleep! I am far too exited AND I have Blu and Baby Lee arriving ANY SECOND!!!

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:All packed. Ready to go.
Ignoring the warnings about floods on national rail website and just going to hope for the best.

If everything goes to plan should reach wellington at about 10 to 4 smile bounce


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Mags The Jedi
Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK
Member Since: 30th May 2004
Total posts: 2020
Posted:Are we gonna be flooded? I'm gonna be there very late tonight, as long as I don't get lost. smile

See y'all in a bit.

devil


"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988

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*HyperLight
*HyperLight

old hand
Location: Great Malvern [UK]
Member Since: 9th Dec 2003
Total posts: 1174
Posted:I've been ill for the last ~four days.. feeling a bit better today though so I'm thinking I'll head over either late this evening or (more likely) early tomorrow morning..

Yay, PLAY!!!


Cake or Death?

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:T minus 1 hour to departure just have to buy baccy, skins and a coat and we're away see you all about 1ish 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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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:All ready to go.
Just waiting for dad to pick me up and take me to the station.

biggrin


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rin_666
rin_666

enthusiast
Location: cambridge
Member Since: 30th Jul 2006
Total posts: 223
Posted:Just waiting for my taxi now...waiting to get to the train station and then having the sudden realisation that I've forgotten something really really really important...as the train pulls away from the station

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penwing
newbie
Location: Warrington, UK
Member Since: 13th Apr 2007
Total posts: 26
Posted:3 hours 'til my train leaves. Gotta lug my kit across town - that'll be real good fun 8-). I got my matches, I got my wash kit. My lights are charging. I think I'm ready. Ish.

Alex
x x


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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted: Written by: Mynci


T minus 1 hour to departure just have to buy baccy, skins and a coat and we're away see you all about 1ish biggrin



A little bird told me Mynci's car has broken down umm wink ubblol ah bless hug2

Rob, not sure where you're coming up from, but if it's southwest, AA Travel says both M5 and A34 clear (flood-wise) and M6 is also Ok
Good luck


'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
Euonymous Europeus

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TastesLikePurple
TastesLikePurple

addict
Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 18th Aug 2005
Total posts: 498
Posted:hehe!! 2 hours till i'm out the door!!! the main trouble will be to not squash my bags of brownie and flapjack... i have a feeling it'll all be one cakey mush by the time i get there! still tastes nice though yum yum smile see you all there!! excitement! bounce

Thoughts arrive like butterflies...

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shocked_prawn
shocked_prawn

old hand
Location: Sunderland, UK
Member Since: 14th Apr 2007
Total posts: 865
Posted:leaving now! biggrin bounce bounce2 bounce

Proud Co-Owner of PoiBoi
Owned by J.A.C

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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby
Member Since: 15th Aug 2006
Total posts: 916
Posted:woot! train in less than 2 hours now! will be seeing you lot in less than 5! and NO ITS NOT GOING TO FLOOD!!!

ummmm...........anybody have any suggestions as to what i can put here?!

mjk is monitoring your interwebs!

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PinkNigel
PinkNigel

Pinker than thou
Location: A little pink world all my own...
Member Since: 4th May 2006
Total posts: 336
Posted: Written by: UnclassifiedLeggyGirl


NO ITS NOT GOING TO FLOOD!!!



You had to say it, didn't you..?!! It'll all be your fault now...

Setting off as soon as the car's packed, see y'all in a bit...


A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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