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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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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:w00t!

Time now booked off for the whole festival biggrin (and the Monday so i can stay late biggrin)


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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:I'm repugnant from Thurs 26th so I can stay til next year biggrin ubblol

'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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JtJ
JtJ

Check ya later
Location: Lower Shaw Farm
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 500
Posted:Is a HoPper not a member of the public then?

Jake the Juggler

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TastesLikePurple
TastesLikePurple

addict
Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 18th Aug 2005
Total posts: 498
Posted:we're our own special community set apart from the public - kinda like the government only better and less destructive; our goal being to spread love and happiness through spinning pretty patterns smile

Thoughts arrive like butterflies...

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LMSP
LMSP

veteran

Member Since: 23rd Aug 2005
Total posts: 1588
Posted: Written by: Poiboy



wait, are moppers non-spinners, or spinners that arent on HOP?



What about non-spinners on hop. Noppers? I won't name names.



*coughNataliecough*

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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: TastesLikePurple


we're our own special community set apart from the public - kinda like the government only better and less destructive; our goal being to spread love and happiness through spinning pretty patterns smile



Putting it like that you make us sound like a complete bunch of hippies.

..Oh, wait....


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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Mr_Chutney
Mr_Chutney

Tosser
Location: Herefordshire
Member Since: 18th Apr 2003
Total posts: 1711
Posted:I ain't no hippie...

Are we really this bored?


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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:Quick request - does anyone have a spare seat that i can grab from the london/south-east area. petrol money etc will be donated.

PM me if you can help

thanks biggrin


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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: linden rathen


Quick request - does anyone have a spare seat that i can grab from the london/south-east area.



Nothing against this post in particular, it just reminded me again.. I have often wondered why there's more on this thread than there is on the play forum? I mean, there it sits, all happily having seperate workshop and lifts and whatever threads, yet most everything seems to be getting sorted here.. So isn't one or other redundant?


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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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:I get your point Nige, but play was originally inspired by events run via the HoP forum, it's kinda like home really. It's almost like moving out of your parents house, some people still go there to give you messages or to call on you and is really just another home away from home smile

As long as folks get the info they need it's all good and no, neither is redundant. Around 50% of our visitors haven't ever heard of HoP so we know there's always info available no matter where they check in smile


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Fractos
Fractos

Dirty Fire Project
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 13th Jul 2003
Total posts: 133
Posted:Yay, tis that time of year again smile

If I survive Glade, I'll be digging out my badge and looking forward to seeing you all again, it was so nice last year biggrin

Take it easy folks, pray for sun smile

~Adz


oOo
You see, you already know circle-theory,
you just don't *know* that you know.

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JtJ
JtJ

Check ya later
Location: Lower Shaw Farm
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 500
Posted:Praying won't do any good! we need actions! H.A.C. (HoPpers Aagainst Clouds) will be taking care of the weather for Play this year, and I've heard rumours that they have a big surprise in store!

Jake the Juggler

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:Nigel: you don't have to wade through so many extraneous posts on the PLAY website: it's like this thread, but with only the useful info. Hence, posting workshop ideas here, then moving it to the website when I figure out what people might want

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:the main reason i didnt post that on the play website was that i thought of it while here and im always logged into hop but the play forums would involve me remembering my password

so again - any lifts from london way? thanks biggrin


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Lizzybeth
Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2007
Total posts: 272
Posted:hi : ) eeep. im new here, but i dont know why cos i love HOP : ) i have literally just bought my play ticket and got my lift sorted. it will be my first time at play! what should i be expecting??

if i could be a busy busy bee...

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted: Written by: Lizzybeth


hi : ) eeep. im new here, but i dont know why cos i love HOP : ) i have literally just bought my play ticket and got my lift sorted. it will be my first time at play! what should i be expecting??



expect lovely people, a lot of fun, the possibility of seeing mech and sandy naked, biggrin


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

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Lizzybeth
Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2007
Total posts: 272
Posted:i know mech smile heeheehee, and i will run if he is naked..again :P assuming we are talking about the same person smile

if i could be a busy busy bee...

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TastesLikePurple
TastesLikePurple

addict
Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 18th Aug 2005
Total posts: 498
Posted:i think there is only really one mech where it's universally known to run away if he happens to have no clothes on tongue biggrin you'll have a great time - Play is awesome!

Thoughts arrive like butterflies...

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:bounce

lizzybeth, you have a hug waiting for you anyway from me biggrin


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

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Lizzybeth
Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2007
Total posts: 272
Posted:tee hee hee hee. i think you might be right. if he ever demonstrates doing that to a cow again then i might cry *tears of laughter as well as fear heehee* i had forgotten he is helping organise it. im so excited about going biggrin hoping there will be lots of people there to help me with my latest obsession - im completely in love with my flower sticks....

if i could be a busy busy bee...

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Seye
Seye

Geek
Location: Manchester, UK
Member Since: 27th Mar 2005
Total posts: 1261
Posted: Written by: Lizzybeth

hoping there will be lots of people there to help me with my latest obsession - im completely in love with my flower sticks....


Me and Mike will be running a series of devil/flowerstick workshops ranging from beginner to advanced silliness that will run throughout the weekend :-)


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FireNix
FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol
Member Since: 4th Apr 2001
Total posts: 904
Posted:at least Mech and sandy naked I would have thought!!

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Phirenix

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bluecat
bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted: Written by: Lizzybeth

if he ever demonstrates doing that to a cow again then i might cry



eek


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

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Lizzybeth
Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2007
Total posts: 272
Posted:heeheehee smile dont worry it was more to do with a rubber glove than anything else smile

if i could be a busy busy bee...

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JtJ
JtJ

Check ya later
Location: Lower Shaw Farm
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 500
Posted:oh, and that makes it alright then . . .

Jake the Juggler

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Mojojo
Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 167
Posted:Ok, somewhat shy Aussie Gal wanting to go to Play...Trying to talk myself into it, being as I won't know anyone. (except Durbs 'n' Linda) wave

Hell, I am over here, and it's on, therefore I should GO.

I'll be driving up from London (East) by myself so can offer a ride if anyone needs it, the company would be good as I tend to fall asleep when driving long distance by myself! probably won't be going until Friday unfortunately.
Also we found a tent in the attic of our house, so have a spare one of them as well available for loan...

Will bring henna too, might anyone be interested in a henna-ing workshop?


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TastesLikePurple
TastesLikePurple

addict
Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 18th Aug 2005
Total posts: 498
Posted:oo i would! henna is so beautiful smile and i can try out what ideas for my tattoo(s) will look like wink

Thoughts arrive like butterflies...

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted:Mojojojojojojojojojojojo....Jo wink

wave Forgot you were still in the country! You going to Spitz at all?

Anyway, I'm going up seperately from Linda (what with running it and all), so if you want a lift up, Linda will have space. Makes it cheaper (no green tax!) and more sociable from the off. Mind you, not sure what day she's thinking of coming up...

Oh and henna - yes please biggrin
Workshop would be wicked (maybe a "How to make henna" too), and if you want to set yourself up as a "Get Henna'd here", we *might* be able to cover your henna costs. Only if you want to I hasten to add!


Burner of Toast
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Mojojo
Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 167
Posted:Only just got back to the country after a 5 month absence, so I forgive ya!

Yeah I could run a how to make henna workshop, no worries. Henna powder is dirt cheap, plus a few lemons and few secret herbs and spices. Will print out loads of pretty piccy's and stuff on the work 'puter!

When is linda heading up? I think I'll only be able to manage one day off work, ie go up thursday night.

Was actually going to try to get to Spitz tomorrow.


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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Hi Mojojo wave



Assuming you're the one Gnor was talking about hug



I mentioned in the play forum that I was travelling up from London by train and was asking around for anybody to join us on the mind numbingly boring journy up there.

Was going to suggest to Gnor that you hop on the train with us but now it seems you have a lovely van!



The offer is still open, we're travelling up on the wednesday though! hug

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