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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


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
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Posted:Poirot will be very happy to hear this smile


Cheers Guy! hug


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TastesLikePurple
TastesLikePurple

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Location: Nottingham
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Total posts: 498
Posted:My mate says i need to bring some waxing strips for the renegade... for him, not for me... not sure what exactly he has planned but, personally, i can't wait! biggrin especially if i get to do the waxing! 'evil laugh'

Thoughts arrive like butterflies...

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polarity
polarity

veteran
Location: on the wrong planet
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1228
Posted:Silage tape does a good job for hair removal too biggrin

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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hexagonic
hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 18th Feb 2004
Total posts: 1687
Posted:what night will the renegade be on??

ah wah wah wah a wah wah

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glenneroo
professional loser
Location: Wien
Member Since: 17th Jun 2004
Total posts: 140
Posted:eek whats all this about hair removal? i always end up tickle tortured half to death as it stands, the last thing i need is someone running around with duct tape trying to dehairize me (which is impossible, seeing as i am the big foot's little brother, in cognito) not to mention we're hippies, isnt having lots of hair au naturelle and going against the grain of westernized society trying to tell everyone how to be beautiful by e.g. waxing and waning to perfection? sheesh, i'm for more love and less hair removal! hug ubblove



anyways i just thought i'd add, for those of you i met at feuerkunst berlin and berparis, be prepared for more terrorist/paparazzi style photographic techniques to get you at your best (or most embarassing) muwahahahahaaaaaaaaaa! biggrin ubbrollsmile

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Wild Child
Wild Child

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Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:ubblol Kinda with you on the hairy hippy bit - but if you doin papparazzi, we'll do depilation biggrin

Anyone know how the farm's getting on with the rain n floods? 'Tis in a bad area I fear... frown


'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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glenneroo
professional loser
Location: Wien
Member Since: 17th Jun 2004
Total posts: 140
Posted:hrm, well in my lonely defenselessness (because all those who've had the "pleasure" of being part of my somewhat evil slideshows will not defend me *grin*) it's the "official" reason i'm going to be at this lurvly event. and thus to properly documentate things, i can't stop everyone and ask them to smile whilst saying, dont-eat-red-meat-on-wheat...



so to capture those lurvly emotions, the paparazzi game becomes a necessity and all i can do is hope i don't get caught wink though i presume ber- and other kids who know my reindeer games will be watching me quite closely as i do my thing. i have however developed some new tactics and will be further refining them to properly distract hippies away from what i am really up to biggrin



so in advance, i apologize for any bad or embarrassing pics, and i love you all even though i dont know half of you... if it gets that bad, just stop me and ask for a massage and we can call it even cool

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Durbs
Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5688
Posted: Written by: LazyAngel


ok, so just had a thought about the whole 'smoking laws' thing: If a bunch of people (on their own initiative) set up a bunch of gazebos so they could smoke inside in bad weather, would that be ok? (as long as it was nothing to do with the organisers)




Legally, yes - as gaezbo's don't have walls, they're not enclosed spaces. Would just be a matter of making sure they're not going to blow away, fall over, catch fire, spontaneously turn into turtles or any other such thing.
We might even be generous and see if we can rig up a large tarpaulin next to the main tents as a smokers area. (Might we? Dunc/Rob/Strugz?)
Or just bring lots of umbrellas wink
Or just grin and bear the bad weather (not that there'll be any) - you're going to have to from July 1st anyway ubblol


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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:Call me Mr. No-fun if you like, but it seeems to me that it'd be a whole lot easier to prevent a bunch of gazebos (gazeboes?) from turning into flying, collapsing, super-lethal polythenes of doom which cause the health and safety executive to have kittens than it would to bodge a tarp into staying put, what with gazebos being designed to gazebe and all...
So what if the nicotine addicts erected their gazebos in clusters around main tent entrances? The usual DIY store gazebo is white, so there shouldn't be an after-dark visibility risk (maybe some hazard tape for any guy ropes that get put up to aid with the staying put), and the whole no sides thing means they won't be in the way for the rest of us coming and going (plus if it does all go rainy an extended and dispersing covered entrance to each tent is going to lessen the churned-up muddiness just there that would otherwise happen...).


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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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:I heard the govenment had banned rain from july 1st so there would'nt be any problem smoking outdoors...

they did mention however that a hosepipe ban would come into effect from july 2nd wink


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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strugz
strugz

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Location: Southampton - Possibly...
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Posted:isnt PLAY bigger than the government? i thought it was ?? mmmm

"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK
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Posted:tarp sounds like a good idea:I'm just throwing ideas around here tho: and its always good to have somewhere to sit and chill out of the sun (especially if you're ginger like me)

I think 'flying, collapsing, super-lethal polythenes of doom' is going a tad far in describing gazebos wink

I'm just trying to thrash some ideas out before everyone arrives and, ahem, 'loses motivation'.

Just had two new ideas for workshops:
1) fingerpainting: it'd be really cool to get everybody to contribute one hand print to a big 'PLAY 2007' sign, or just fingerpainitng would be cool, but I don't know where to begin really

2)Mass hug workshop: basically, the idea is to get everybody at PLAY to hug each other at the same time for 1 minute.

alternatively:

a hug workshop, exploring some variations in hugging: the body clamp, the 'travelling hug', the 'chest bounce', the 'soul brother' hug, the 'surprise attack hug' (techniques and diversionary tactics) and exploring what we mean by the term 'glomp'


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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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby
Member Since: 15th Aug 2006
Total posts: 916
Posted:angel: i'm loving those workshop ideas! i'd definatly go to both.... i think the finger painting one is a great idea, since everybody with hands (or if they dont have hands then feet....) can do it, plus it would look great, and it encourages people to come together biggrin

and i never thought about how many different hugs there are.... although i'm not sure parents would like their kids to attempt the 'just had sex with the person you love' hug..... wink


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

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strugz
strugz

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Posted:ubblol

no but i would ubbangel

gets coat.........


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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LMSP
LMSP

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Member Since: 23rd Aug 2005
Total posts: 1588
Posted:Whip workshop, whip workshop, whip workshop!

I'll bring the pvc, leather and chains ubblol

No, seriously, Whip workshop, whip workshop, whip workshop!


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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:so does that mean theres another person in favour of the hugging workshop?? i mean, it'd be fun.....

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

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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby
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Posted:haha what kinda whip workshop though?? again, some parents wouldn't like their kids being taught how to arouse their partner using whips.... although maybe a night one for 'adult' themed whip stuff?? lol

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

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK
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Posted:actually I thought people would go more for the mass hug thing!

I might need to borrow a leash to keep strugz on though by the sounds of it though wink

btw, I'm just sounding ideas out here before sticking them on the PLAY website


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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blu_valley
blu_valley

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Location: Brighton
Member Since: 8th Apr 2005
Total posts: 197
Posted:I'm defenitly up for the hug workshop...and the fingerpainting! biggrin

"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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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby
Member Since: 15th Aug 2006
Total posts: 916
Posted:woot! thanks for putting up the workshop suggestions angel, i never thought of things like that! lol

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

mjk is monitoring your interwebs!

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Wild Child
Wild Child

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Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:A mass hug is a great way to bring everyone together - particularly the Moppers who don't necessarily know as many poeple there as HoPpers do

But I kinda like the idea of a 'different hugs' workshop as well biggrin

And finger painting rocks! cool


'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'
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LMSP
LMSP

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Member Since: 23rd Aug 2005
Total posts: 1588
Posted:Fire whip. STRICTLY PG ubblol I saw some dude I cannot at this moment recall, doing fire whips (2 short ones) when I went to stay at Nate's house last weekend.
I really want to learn now so I can chase chavs around and shout *I come in peace!* And other funny things I haven't thought of yet.


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TastesLikePurple
TastesLikePurple

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Posted:both the hug and fingerpainting workshops sound awesome! spread the love! kiss ubblove grouphug

Thoughts arrive like butterflies...

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shocked_prawn
shocked_prawn

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Location: Sunderland, UK
Member Since: 14th Apr 2007
Total posts: 865
Posted:hug workshop sounds like great fun.. do it! biggrin

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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby
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Total posts: 916
Posted:pmls LMSP i love the chav chasing idea! include me in that please!

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

mjk is monitoring your interwebs!

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK
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Posted:the hug workshop is probably do-able: the fingerpainting, weell, I'd need organisers to get in touch with me about that, because it'll need loads of non-toxic paint, and I'm not really sure where exactly to get it from, or come to that, how I'm going to get it to PLAY.

If there's somewhere near the site we can get it from, I'd MUCH rather fo that than lug it all the way from England. Also Health/Safety issues: I don't know? are there any with fingerpainting/hugging?


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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LMSP
LMSP

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Posted:A hug workshop! Awesome idea. It can end with a good humoured Chave Chase and UnclassifiedLeggyGirl can lead the hunt ubblol

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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:angel: no toxic paint is available is every arts and crafts workshop now, so that wouldn't be a problem, so the only thing would be how you get the paint there and health and safelty (i.e. making sure kids don't eat the paint) but that could also be solved by making sure there is an adult with each child when they do theirs, not really a big problem.

LMSP: why, i'd be honoured to lead the chase, i've been involved in quite a few successful chav chases in my time biggrin


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

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Yakumo
Yakumo

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Posted:Whats a "Mopper" then?

Blinded by Hyperlights, please donate generously grin

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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Location: High Wycombe, England
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Posted:I won't hold a workshop, but I'm more than happy to teach people how to crack a whip - if you see me playing with my whips feel free to come over and ask to have a go smile

But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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