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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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E_V_I_L
E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
Location: Midlands
Member Since: 31st Jul 2003
Total posts: 346
Posted:I reckon name badges would be an ace idea - Real name, and HoP/PLAY forum name or summat. That'd be a bit easier to start chatting to people at least "Oh, so YOU'RE X!" instead of "Excuse me, are you X?" and being told "Erm ... no" and feeling like you've offended them and been a numpty!

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:i took my original falmouth badge with me (thanks skully hug ) then forgot to put it on or my Mynci: Staff trainee badge 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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blu_valley
blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 8th Apr 2005
Total posts: 197
Posted:I had my badge that Pidgeon_widgeon made for me at Play 1, but I leave it attached to my staff bag at all times and I don't think I took the actual bag out of my tent even once ubblol

"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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E_V_I_L
E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
Location: Midlands
Member Since: 31st Jul 2003
Total posts: 346
Posted:DAMNIT!

Next year I'm having a T-shirt (Or a couple) made with my name and stuff on. No excuses then!

*lol*

Or maybe I'll scribble on my forehead....


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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:Banner hats are the way forward, where people were wearing umbrella hats this year, next year they could have HoP names on 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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_Poiboy_
_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel
Member Since: 12th Jan 2004
Total posts: 1113
Posted:just do what mike did and come with a t shirt saying mikefromglos, i'll do it next year tongue

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rin_666
rin_666

enthusiast
Location: cambridge
Member Since: 30th Jul 2006
Total posts: 223
Posted: Written by: shocked_prawn


 Written by: rin_666



And then she gave her nipple tassles to me wink



i loves you rinny, thanks for the singing birthday text!





you're welcome...tina and diana send their wishes as well tongue


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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England
Member Since: 3rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 2629
Posted: Written by: Poiboy


just do what mike did and come with a t shirt saying mikefromglos, i'll do it next year tongue



Won't that get a bit confusing, with both you and mike wearing shirts with his name on?

tongue


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

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shocked_prawn
shocked_prawn

old hand
Location: Sunderland, UK
Member Since: 14th Apr 2007
Total posts: 865
Posted: Written by: rin_666


 Written by: shocked_prawn


 Written by: rin_666



And then she gave her nipple tassles to me wink



i loves you rinny, thanks for the singing birthday text!





you're welcome...tina and diana send their wishes as well tongue



biggrin ubbrollsmile


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Lizzybeth
Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2007
Total posts: 272
Posted:ha! i feel proud biggrin i suggested something useful. though poiboy is right mike had the right idea smile

if i could be a busy busy bee...

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_Poiboy_
_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel
Member Since: 12th Jan 2004
Total posts: 1113
Posted: Written by: TheBovrilMonkey


 Written by: Poiboy


just do what mike did and come with a t shirt saying mikefromglos, i'll do it next year tongue



Won't that get a bit confusing, with both you and mike wearing shirts with his name on?

tongue



well duh, the whole idea of me also wearing a mikefromglos t shirt is to confuse everyone! tongue


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E_V_I_L
E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
Location: Midlands
Member Since: 31st Jul 2003
Total posts: 346
Posted:Maybe if we all wore them ... we'd only need to but one ticket ? ......

And it'd be very confusing ... and probably some kind of record to have so many Mikes from one place all together like that ...

I need to drink less coffee and get more sleep me thinks.


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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:yeah, i'm gonna definatly do that next year, then i wont have as much trouble getting people to remember me! lol although you just gotta make sure that you're not wearing a jacket... or sitting infront of the person that you want to see.... right mike?? wink

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

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TastesLikePurple
TastesLikePurple

addict
Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 18th Aug 2005
Total posts: 498
Posted:wow! that's a lot of posts! note to self - next time i go on holiday... don't bother to read all the new posts when you come back!

question: i know the layout had to be changed last min, but was it supposed to be set out more ressembling last year? i didn't see the site maps, which apparantly were useless anyway what with the change around. just couldn't decide which layout i preferred... last year there seemed to be more space to play in the middle of the field with the tents along on the roadside edge of the field, or maybe there were just more people this year with more tents...

oh and ULG - break something of someones, and/or give out baked goods - that'll get you remembered biggrin depends whether you want to be famous or infamous, the choice is yours! i'll make sure i find you and say hello next time smile


Thoughts arrive like butterflies...

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the_mods_stole_my_name
the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:i did have my hop name printed on a t-shirt that i wore on the thursday, but i found the 'guess what' t-shirt more amusing, so kept it on for the other 2 days! lol

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

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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:TLP: thats a really good idea, i made amazing cookies, next year i'll bring loads and give some to the people i meet, then i can be all " yeah, i'm the one that gave you cookies biggrin" lol

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

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Mojojo
Mojojo

wandering dingo
Location: Aussie in London
Member Since: 3rd Mar 2005
Total posts: 167
Posted:Idea: Get some iron on transfer paper, print out your HoP avatar, HoP name, and real name - or whatever - and iron it on to a tshirt - or whatever - and where it at Play.



If I'd have thought of it earlier I'd have done it this year!



Iron on tranfers: 5.99 for a 5 pack from Staples

Old favourite Tshirt: Free

Cost of printing - assuming you have a printer: 0.06



Actually getting to meet all the people you see all the time on HoP: you guessed it - priceless.

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

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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:haha i wasn't expecting that! but yeah, thats a really good idea, plus you can make a really cool shirt that way biggrin

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

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:do they do moving transfers ubblol

to be fair I spent a few days wearing my mokey magic T-shirt with the face from my avatar.. but a lot of people knew me anyway shrug I forgot to meet new people this year other than Seb and a couple of others 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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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby
Member Since: 15th Aug 2006
Total posts: 916
Posted:yeah.... practically everyone i met was new this year, except Non.... haha

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

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Lizzybeth
Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2007
Total posts: 272
Posted:leggy girl i like the cookies thing biggrin i suggest you do it biggrin cos i love cookies.

mojojo - i am so finding those transfers...but wonders if crayons are more fun *lizzy loves crayons*


if i could be a busy busy bee...

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simta
simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings
Member Since: 11th Apr 2006
Total posts: 1182
Posted:or just a badge making workshop where u can make badges with your hop name on it

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:name badges are a cool idea, cept half of the people at play haven't herd of hop....well until they arrive anyway!

The whole showers thing....we just can't have all that grey water soakinginto the site, they're also very expensive (it'd add another 3-4 per ticket easy) but that might not be a problem next year depending on where our location will be....although the dates will be the same. We're gonna keep that weekend for ever more now smile

I'd love to make play a week long event but we already max out our 96 hour licence (4 days) which we actually spread from afternoon-afternoon so it's 5 days in total. We're looking into the other licences but generally unless the site has it's own permenant licence it's very difficult to get any licensed activity (ie music, food, booze, late night refreshment) to run over 4 days long frown Any they won't let you have two licenses to run concurrently, you have to have a gap of 24 hours minimum between events so we'd have to shut for a day and start over. Boo

By the way if anyone is emailing us we won't get it, our email is broked and aparently has been for quite some time.....no wonder it's been quiet frown


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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:Lizzy: woop! okies, cookies for next year then, although i feel sorry for everyone i meet on day 3.. there'll be none left for them frown ah well, too bad biggrin crayons would look really cool, maybe we should do that instead??

dunc: so right, the first thing everyone i met was asking me was : are you on HoP??? well are you? ARE YOU?! lol its a good way to get more people to sign up though...

are we talking last weekend in july then?? coz that makes it sooooo much easier.


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

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TastesLikePurple
TastesLikePurple

addict
Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 18th Aug 2005
Total posts: 498
Posted:last weekend in july is a wicked weekend to have it perminantly biggrin expecially for the kids that go cause they'll have just finished school for the year and the first thing they have to look forward to in the summer hols is PLAY!! bounce and it's good knowing when it'll be in terms of booking holidays and making sure Play is a priority - which it definately is wink

Thoughts arrive like butterflies...

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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:yeah, thats what i was thinking, if its on the same weekend every year then people will know when to book time off well in advance

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

mjk is monitoring your interwebs!

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MikefromGlos
MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England
Member Since: 10th Jul 2006
Total posts: 985
Posted:lol man i have internet again lol i am glad everyone thinks my t-shirt idea was good makes a change i did somthing cleaver how is people i havnt seen since play... note to self need to get to play 08...

Dunc: Do we get anything specail if we keep are play wristbands on till next year lol...


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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Lizzybeth
Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2007
Total posts: 272
Posted:oh i hope not! i had to take my play band off for my much needed sports massage....she had to deal with my left wrist and right shoulder :P naughty lizzy didnt stretch enough before playing with her poi ubblol

if i could be a busy busy bee...

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monserat
monserat

My flabber is gasted
Location: waaaay south of heaven
Member Since: 27th Apr 2006
Total posts: 737
Posted:On the cookies idea, I had inteneded to make a load of Jack Daniels chocolate fudge to share out but due to unremembered circumstances I didn't have time to finish making it (ingredients were in the pan when I got a phonecall reminding me I was supposed to be going to see Spamalot that day)

Ah well, better planning for next year needed


Chaos is the natural state of the universe

Some days I'm the pigeon, some days I'm the statue.

honourary militant margerine ninJAH

If it wasn't for displacement activity I wouldn't get half as much done

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hexagonic
hexagonic

Clubbles Jugs
Location: Manchester
Member Since: 18th Feb 2004
Total posts: 1687
Posted:At Common Ground (in Adelaide, Aussie) last year someone (Rouge Dragon perhaps) made badges for all the HoPpers who came - with the screen name, real name and avatar on it. Made it much easier to know who was who what with people hAVING two names and all. I lost my badge before play so was a little gutted frown

On a different note someone (twister?) from the play forum posted up about having videos of performers in the shows. I can't post in the forum any more and so can someon give me his e-mail/name one here? Thanks.


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