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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

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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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Beth


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Posted:I can teach a beginners tai chi workshop if people want it, just the exercises and breathing techniques, really good for opening up the joints and muscles and getting the energy flowing. Helpful for a full day of spinnyness! biggrin

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Tom_Shill
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Posted:YES! I've wanted to learn Tai Chi for ages. That'd be the coolest thing ever smile

Will those capable of telekinesis please raise my hand?

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LazyAngel
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

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Posted:ooh yes please Beth!

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

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

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solar_bear
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Posted:Just to say I'm really looking forward to my first PLAY this year. I'm not sure who the Spitalfields people are on here, but I expect there will be a few going, too - sing out if that's you.

It may stop, but it never ends.

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MikefromGlos
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MikefromGlos

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Posted:Tai Chi in the morning would be great

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

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E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
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Posted:Yeah, Tai Chi is something I'd love to get into and learn.

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TastesLikePurple
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TastesLikePurple

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Location: Nottingham

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Posted:Tai Chi - wicked idea! damn i can't wait sooooooooo much! only thing that'd spoil it would be the weather - hope its like it was last year, or better - got a wicked tan wink what'll make it even better this year is not having to get the train cause i convinced my loverly boyfriend to come along with his car! yey! seriously - tent; clothes, camping and sleeping equipment rucksack; juggling and spinning bag and a staff bag on a train is not funny, NOT FUNNY - changeovers are a bitch! I would offer lifts but i think the car's full with me, Amy, my boyfriend, his mate and all our stuff - sorry! woohoo can't wait can't wait!!

Thoughts arrive like butterflies...

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Durbs
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Durbs

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Posted:Re: Tai Chi (and other similair things like yoga)
I think they're an excellent idea, not only as a lovely morning activity, but also as a workshop in themselves - tai chi especially has such wicked fundamentals for movement, they can be applied to pretty much all spinning acts.

Keith from Burnt Toast is a Tai Chi, Bar Gua (sp?) and Kung Fu teacher - I'll see if I can twist his arm into teaching some soft-forms (i.e. not fast, combatitive forms).


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Vixen
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Posted:Looks like the breakin workshop is on then.

I want to try and actually go to workshops this year - if you see me wandering around please grab me and drag me along to a few! xxx


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

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mech
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Posted:vix, you going to work with me again this year?

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strugz
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Posted: Written by: Durbs



Keith from Burnt Toast is a Tai Chi, Bar Gua (sp?) and Kung Fu teacher - I'll see if I can twist his arm into teaching some soft-forms (i.e. not fast, combatitive forms).



ubblol

that wont be a morning class then!!

ubblol


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mech
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mech

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Posted:says you! wink

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_Stix_

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Posted: Written by: strugz


 Written by: Durbs



Keith from Burnt Toast is a Tai Chi, Bar Gua (sp?) and Kung Fu teacher - I'll see if I can twist his arm into teaching some soft-forms (i.e. not fast, combatitive forms).



ubblol

that wont be a morning class then!!

ubblol



ubblol ubblol*spits tea out nose..* ubblol ubblol


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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

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Posted:You mean to say, all this time I've known Kieth, I never knew he taught that stuff!!

I am so pestering him to teach me some forms!


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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Durbs
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Durbs

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Posted:ubblol

Aye - he's one of Toast's secret weapons.
(The other secret weapons are so secret even I don't know what they are - it probably involves Lex and large objects wink )


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Beth


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Posted:That sounds cool, I can teach people some Wudang style hand form if they want to learn. Tai Chi has kind of taken over my life and it feels great! biggrin

Durbs - Bagua is another form of internal chinese martial art. Do you know what style of tai chi Kieth practices? I'm still a newb! smile


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Durbs
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Durbs

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Posted:Er...no smile



Though he does study Wu Dan / WuTan too...


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rainbowgirl


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Posted: Written by: solar_bear


Just to say I'm really looking forward to my first PLAY this year. I'm not sure who the Spitalfields people are on here, but I expect there will be a few going, too - sing out if that's you.



I'm a spitalfields lot and i'll be going come hell or high water (barring death or comas).

ubbidea

Maybe as well as having our names, badges should say what (if any) club we regularly go to - its very weird talking to people and knowing you know them from somewhere, only to see them a week later at the club and think 'oh yeah, duh'! It would also mean if you know a person from a club, and you get chatting to someone new, who is from that club that you already know someone from, you could say 'oh do you know ... ? they go to ... club too'.

Just an idea in the spirit of people getting to know other people and having conversation starters/carrying on-ers.

But it would mean needing more detailed, and therefore possibly larger, badges - and as im usually too wasted to even see straight, reading that much would be out of the question. But the idea is there, someone else can develop it!

or dont, see if i care tongue


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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

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Posted:Can't really avoid this thread any longer but now it's too long too read, gagh damn my logic!

Have I missed anything particularly thralling over the last 20 pages?

As usual I'll be holding a Bar Flair workshop if anyone is interested. I think I will also be holding a foot naming workshop smile


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animatEd
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK

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Posted:Kieth studies Wu-Tang...

ubblol


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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steaks
SILVER Member since Dec 2005

steaks

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Location: Manchester

Total posts: 1909
Posted:Will, you know you have more than likely missed something important over the last 20 pages. Silly willy ubblol

I will make it to you're flaire workshop this year. ( a little more than 5 mins notice would be advantagous though wink )

I am considering doing a 'Tea making workshop' Anyone interested?


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rainbowgirl


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Posted:im intrigued as to what a 'foot naming' workshop entails, although i do have nice blue hippo-ish slippers called bob and pop!

I want to run a workshop, just to join in and do something productive, but i really cant think of anything i could do a workshop in.

Did i remember right about there being a skinning up workshop? i'll look forward to that (its really bad being a stoner that cannot roll for s**t)


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GothFrogette
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Posted:all sounds great, and besides my feet need names ubblol Vix i'm with you, i should really get to some workshops this year and get over my fear of people thing ubblol

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Posted: Written by: rainbowgirl





Did i remember right about there being a skinning up workshop? i'll look forward to that (its really bad being a stoner that cannot roll for s**t)


I found my fortee - I'll volunteer for that one.. helicopters or tulips anyone? ubblol


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mech
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Posted: Written by: MisStix


 Written by: rainbowgirl





Did i remember right about there being a skinning up workshop? i'll look forward to that (its really bad being a stoner that cannot roll for s**t)


I found my fortee - I'll volunteer for that one.. helicopters or tulips anyone? ubblol




now maybe its just me, but i dont think you need to be a volenteer, i have noticed taht each stoner i hang out with, has a bitch, who at the right time, proclaims
"skin up bitch"

and in a flurry of fingers, and licking, a slipp if produced smile


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E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
Location: Midlands

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Posted:I gave up smoking about 2 years ago (Unless I get drunk or amazingly narked ...) and gave up smoking weed a good year before that.....




..... but I get the feeling I'll end up smoking the stuff again.

I'll be up for that workshop I reckon. Mandatory equipment ? Mars Bars, muffins and choco-milk ? wink


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mech
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mech

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Posted: Written by: E_V_I_L




I'll be up for that workshop I reckon. Mandatory equipment ? Mars Bars, muffins and choco-milk ? wink



what kind of weird ass sliffs are you making, surly you would need a roach, and a skin, AT LEAST!


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E_V_I_L

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Posted:ubblol

Very special, very tasty but ultimately very messy ones!

ubblol

Maybe I'll try something a bit more conventional ... maybe that's where I've been going wrong !


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Mynci
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Posted:I think there will several of these workshops scattered around ubblol maybe not co-ordinated but definately mass participation.

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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Devilsarmy
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Posted:I shall try and make it this year as exams will be over and etc.

Actually back on HoP guys ...

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