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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

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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Mojojo
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London

Total posts: 167
Posted:Thanks Aimee, yes, I would be the one Gnor was talking about - I think! hope she said nice things...
I won't be able to make it as early as Wednesday, but thanks for the offer! ubbrollsmile


Only three things are certain: Death, Taxes, and that England will not win back the Ashes in this lifetime.

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:Oh no. She was quite adament in letting me know you were a horrible horrible person wink

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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol

Total posts: 904
Posted:Hi there Mojojo
I saw on your gallery a pic of you and Jonni - I stayed with him in Freo a month or so ago. what a lovely man
Come and say hi at PLAY - we shal be doing shows there - SOLAR and i'll be doing some compeering
Seeya there
Rob


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Mojojo
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London

Total posts: 167
Posted:Damn the truth is out! Gnor!! redface

Hey Firenix, yeah, Joni is a sweetheart, (and his house!) was actually just wondering how he is going recently! Doh you are making me homesick!


Only three things are certain: Death, Taxes, and that England will not win back the Ashes in this lifetime.

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Lizzybeth


Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!

Total posts: 272
Posted:hello Mojojo! biggrin im going to play as well and also dont know very many peoples! but it doesnt look like that matters as everyone is so friendly smile id love to try out a henna workshop! i thought about going to one before but i have all the artistic ability of a *really badly co-ordinated* four year old. but could give it a go anyways! so might see you there smile btw i know someone called jay who needs a lift to play, could i maybe send him your way??

if i could be a busy busy bee...

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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby

Total posts: 916
Posted:i think loads oh HOPpers that are going to PLAY know few people, myself included, so it shouldn't be a problem for anyone, esp. since as soon as we get there its gonna be like we know everyone! lol

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

mjk is monitoring your interwebs!

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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted: Written by: Seye


 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 :-)



we need a tennis/voleyball kinda net to play StickTossofDeath most fun possible with a flowerstick

play doubles with one handstick each volleyball kind of rules

was lots of fun at southern lights,worked well


"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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steaks
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

steaks

former manc tour guide
Location: Manchester

Total posts: 1909
Posted: Written by: simta


 Written by: Seye


 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 :-)



we need a tennis/voleyball kinda net to play StickTossofDeath most fun possible with a flowerstick

play doubles with one handstick each volleyball kind of rules

was lots of fun at southern lights,worked well



That also works with diablo's
Apparantly a few of the manchester lot did it at the BJC last year as there were tennis courts near where everyone was camping.

Personally I am up for a game of Ultimate frisbie. With the new smoking ban, some people should be a bit fitter than when we played it on the beach at FAl6 last year ubblol


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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:ahhh the volley ball court biggrin I call serve ubblol

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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JtJ


JtJ

Check ya later
Location: Lower Shaw Farm

Total posts: 500
Posted:volleyclub is best biggrin

Jake the Juggler

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:isn't it juggle volley? ubblol I sooo want to play that I missed the game at southern lights as I had too much work to do frown only got to play the devil stick version on the thursday evening

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
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...

Total posts: 3964
Posted:NEWS FLASH!!

Play festy is this month people!!

I can tell you that tickets are flying out the door, if you want them, get them now biggrin ubbrollsmile

Only double figures left! biggrin bounce


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

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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Feeling the luuurrvveeee yet Mojojojoojo.. wink ubbrollsmile ubblove

Neither of you were meant to gossip about the awful things I said about the other... spankings to Mojojo and Aimeeee (mooooo) spank spank spank spank biggrin biggrin wink

Rob!!..HUgs to you...Robs a good teacher of stuff Jo! Can break it down so even Perthites ( who arent Jed ) can pick it up.

Teach Mojojojo lots please ppls so when she comes back to us we get some funky stuff

hug hug hug hug


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted: Written by: strugz




I can tell you that tickets are flying out the door,



is that because they were in van you were driving 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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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol

Total posts: 904
Posted:I can tell you that tickets are flying out the door,



is that because they were in van you were driving

That was a REAL LOL moment Mynci thanks.

Hi Gnor - sorry didnt realise (although stoopidly!!) that you knew Mojojo also. Of course there will be some teaching going on. How is the whip going? Has Jed discovered untold freeky ways of newness? - Hope so!!!
BIG love to you - already thinking and trying to plan a way to get back to WA begining of next tour - LOVE to all


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mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:Oh man, there's gonna be some sweet whip tricks trading at play... biggrin

"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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strugz
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...

Total posts: 3964
Posted: Written by: Mynci


 Written by: strugz




I can tell you that tickets are flying out the door,



is that because they were in van you were driving wink




ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol

dont talk to me about cars mincey boy tongue

tell me how many have you destroyed now ?! ? huh huh?

tongue

wink


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

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Mojojo
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London

Total posts: 167
Posted: Written by: Gnor



Rob!!..HUgs to you...Robs a good teacher of stuff Jo! Can break it down so even Perthites ( who arent Jed ) can pick it up.

Teach Mojojojo lots please ppls so when she comes back to us we get some funky stuff

hug hug hug hug



Yep, teach me lots of stuff so that when I go home it doesn't look like the ONLY thing I did over here is work work work. frown

Rob I suspect I may have met you, or someone who looks like you at EJC, walking from the train station mid way thru the week.

And dontchya know, everyone in West Oz knows everyone else!


Only three things are certain: Death, Taxes, and that England will not win back the Ashes in this lifetime.

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:I may have killed more than you strugz but I don't do it as publically wink besides.. that's all behind me now *crosses fingers*

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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steaks
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

steaks

former manc tour guide
Location: Manchester

Total posts: 1909
Posted:I just booked my ticket.
Cheque in the mail on Thursday biggrin


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LMSP
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

LMSP

veteran


Total posts: 1588
Posted:ubblol Mynci hunny, you know cars don't like you! I can see us breaking down because I'm cursed. Just like the last twice hug

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newgabe
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

newgabe

what goes around comes around. unless you're into stalls.
Location: Bali

Total posts: 4030
Posted: Written by: Mojojo


And dontchya know, everyone in West Oz knows everyone else!


... and half them know people in Brisbane ubbrollsmile, and Brisbane people know everyone in the world wink and.... aren't we a lovely ubblove big happy grouphug world family!

Now stop talking about PLAY all of you cos it makes me jealous. tongue


.....Can't juggle balls but I sure as hell can juggle details....

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"

Total posts: 6207
Posted: Written by: newgabe



Now stop talking about PLAY all of you cos it makes me jealous. tongue



makes me sad that i wont have you there this year gabe, you throw out wicked quality energy to all

i just hope you keep some for yourself....

a blessing on you, your family, and your spirit.


Step (el-nombrie)

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blu_valley
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton

Total posts: 197
Posted: Written by: LMSP


Mynci hunny, you know cars don't like you! I can see us breaking down because I'm cursed. Just like the last twice



Not with me and baby Lee in the car! We'll be your goodluck charms! (and no more burning engine smell like on the way to Southern lights ubblol wink )


"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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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Perth

Total posts: 5814
Posted:Robs pretty distinctive, in a bum length dreads kind of way wink

Whipping is going ok. Jedily goes in for non whiprelated should op later in year so he is being a bit careful with his shoulder but Coln looks to be wearing his as everyday wear wink Every day that I see him anyways.

Perth and Brissie....lots of connections there that seem to involve Gabe ubblove ubblol

Spunout might be in Jan next year to tie in with The circus festival at Margaret River. Will post here when Dexta tells us what has been sorted. She is all fired up again to run it ubbangel. Aint she grand But if we know when you plan to tour back again who knows!!!
ubblove ubblol ubbrollsmile


Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

Im in a lonely battle with the world with a fish to match the chip on my shoulder. Gnu in Binnu in a cnu

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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted: Written by: blu_valley


 Written by: LMSP


Mynci hunny, you know cars don't like you! I can see us breaking down because I'm cursed. Just like the last twice



Not with me and baby Lee in the car! We'll be your goodluck charms! (and no more burning engine smell like on the way to Southern lights ubblol wink )



don't count on that ubblol I don't have any time at the moment to change the diesel filters which I think is causing the problem redface I can get an air freshener though 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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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted: Written by: Mecjh

makes me sad that i wont have you there this year gabe, you throw out wicked quality energy to all




I'll miss Gabe not being there too frown
She already seems like part of the furniture, and it'l be odd not having her around ubbcrying


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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

FireNix

old hand
Location: India/Bristol

Total posts: 904
Posted:I am wondering if anyone shall be running a lassoo/rope workshop. My performance partner needs to learn for our shows in Edinburgh - PLEASE anyone?

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Olive
GOLD Member since Jun 2004

Olive

enthusiast
Location: Paris 19e

Total posts: 286
Posted:Anyone would still have an empty seat in his car from London up to Shropshire ??

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Mojojo
GOLD Member since Mar 2005

Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London

Total posts: 167
Posted: Written by: Olive


Anyone would still have an empty seat in his car from London up to Shropshire ??



Yep, I have room, but unfortunately won't be leaving until thursday evening after work.

PM me if you need!


Only three things are certain: Death, Taxes, and that England will not win back the Ashes in this lifetime.

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