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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

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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



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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

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Posted: Written by: JtJ


was there anyone doing massage/ yoga/holistic therapies last year?
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my girlyfriend does massage, and would prob be up for it.



Not sure about a dedicated tent (unless someone offers to run one), however there were massage workshops last year, and if someone wants to run one this year that'd be ace smile
There was one at SpunOut (in Oz) last year in the evening of the last night. Was a really nice workshop, and was the perfect way to relax at the end of the gathering smile


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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

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Posted:Excuse me for being a kill joy!

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

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Posted:You're excused wink

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TastesLikePurple
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TastesLikePurple

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Posted: Written by: Durbs


 Written by: JtJ


was there anyone doing massage/ yoga/holistic therapies last year?
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my girlyfriend does massage, and would prob be up for it.



Not sure about a dedicated tent (unless someone offers to run one), however there were massage workshops last year, and if someone wants to run one this year that'd be ace smile




i remember yoga workshops going on aswell but was too busy with other workshops to go frown -this year! and there were massage workshops last year? eek i can't believe i missed them too!


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blu_valley
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton

Total posts: 197
Posted:Hang on a minute.. there were WORKSHOPS at play last year???

"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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bluecat


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Location: everywhere

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Posted:Had a small thought:

we could have a PLAY chat thread, and a PLAY info thread: if you want info, you go to the appropriate thread, if you want junk, you come here???

it would be really handy for us organisers too.....


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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

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Posted:i would have thought that was what the play website was for?

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MikefromGlos
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MikefromGlos

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Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted:I would of also thought that was the kinda thing that slackers didnt do 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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Posted:yes, but some people are SO lazy they won't look there.... tongue

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

mech

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Posted:fair one

i tell you wnat, everyone i meet today, ill tell about the play website...

hows that?


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strugz
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Posted:step:


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Gayle......!
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

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Posted:Strugz = Hippie! wink

Gayle.....!

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops

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Posted:hasn't the idea of having a play info thread and a play chat thread been brought up already?

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JtJ


JtJ

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Posted:surely the 'chat' thread would be in the 'chat' section of the forum, and the info thread would be this one?

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mech
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mech

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Posted: Written by: strugz


step:


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see nowi ubblove that not only did you use the same method of calling me a knob, but you used the same graphic biggrin

i love you dude, ps check your PMS!


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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

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Total posts: 1858
Posted: Written by: JtJ


surely the 'chat' thread would be in the 'chat' section of the forum, and the info thread would be this one?



On other events like the BJC for example the thread is used for chat about that event, not for the organisers to answer questions about the event. Why is play any different? There is a working forum on the web site, and the email addresses of all the crew are listed on the first post.

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spacey
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

spacey

mischeivious pixie
Location: Sydney

Total posts: 291
Posted:hello happy hop people, will there be lift sharing going on to help the poor peeps get there without cars?

dont mind catching the train but would be a mission with all my gear!!

ive missed the last play's and am looking forward to finally making it to this one

bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2


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E_V_I_L

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Posted:Well, I'm in the midlands and I have a large car, if anyone needs a lift I'm sure I can assist if you're in the area or on the way !

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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
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Posted:I think what Sym may be trying to point out is, are you really relying on HoP as the official place to organise a festival?



Granted, most of PLAY's revenue does come from users of this site, but what was the point in setting up the official website if people are relying on this thread to organise official things (such as traders, suppliers, workshops etc)?



I accept that yes, this is the easiest way for many people to contact Dunc and Co, but to complain at people for chatting about the event because you find it hard to see when something official is said, is a bit selfish, really. That's what the website is for.



Durbs certainly had the right idea by making his 'official announcement' post stand out from the rest instead of complaining.



I'm not being funny, or trying to pounce on people here (I do mean this in the nicest possible way) but this website is Home of Poi, not PLAY festival.



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Water can flow, or it can Crash.
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spacey
SILVER Member since Feb 2005

spacey

mischeivious pixie
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Posted:thanks for the offer E_V_I_L but i live in london....

......so anyone in london driving...is there room for little ol me ubblol hug


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

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Posted:Hi Mech... I meditate... just not enough.

Workshops I'd like to do:

Swing dance - by Drew and Mithi
Massage - by anyone who can help me learn more
Reiki massage - an intro
Contact staff - Meg or Strugz
Poi and movement - Ros
Basics of a good show - Dave Knox and Rob
CJ - Drew
Cool shapes to make with your fingers - anyone who knows


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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

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Posted:frown



looks like Jea9 and I can't make it to PLAY. eek



we have a job in Germany teaching there for a week starting on the 28th, and TBH, the money is very inviting.



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Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.

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Vixen
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Posted:I'll be bringing my boyfriend along - he's been breakdancing for about 6 years and im sure he wouldnt mind doing a bit of an unofficial workshop if there is any interest in it? xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Oh yes please Vix....

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Posted:2 cents: I love reading all the random chat biggrin

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if you're full of sh!t, at least you're fertile

"we are all flowers growing in God's garden... and that is why he spreads the sh!t around" - David Byrne

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JtJ


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Posted:i'd be well up for taking part in a breakdancing w/s!

he's not one of the prs is he vix?

sym, LTC: fairy pants smile


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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

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Posted:I do reiki, but I'm not a master so can't teach anyone I'm afraid! I can give healing though (allegedly!) if anyone wants some.
I'd like to attend Sym's beard and evolution workshop smile


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E_V_I_L

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Location: Midlands

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Posted:Just reminded me, my ex was meant to pay for me to under go my first attunement ! Damnation !

Must follow that up myself. .....


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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

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Location: Manchester

Total posts: 1365
Posted:ooo, I may make this as it is in the summer holidays. I'll work it out later, at the moment I can't think more than a day ahead...

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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_Poiboy_
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Posted:ooo i want a breakdance workshop smile

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