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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.





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mech
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Posted:i hope not, that was very annoying last year



we need two types of tee



and teacher one - for those how teach



and a crew one for those who are to be asked questions



edited due to not wanted to express personal opinon

EDITED_BY: mech (1173276812)


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Posted:And one for the techy people, so they don't have to keep saying "Err. I dunno. I just plug things into other things." (Except for the people who want to plug things into other things. Hope this didn't come across as too crude, but that's geeks for you).

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Posted: Written by: Skulduggery


Jeez this thread is full of a whole heap of bull excreta... Whatever happened to staying on topic? wink



well said . . . smile

im actually getting excited about summer now biggrin

just found out that my van might actually survive another year once i've spent several hundred pounds on it and over 1000 squids to insure it!!!! eek

was there anyone doing yoga/massage last year? can't remember.

Play gonna be fun! biggrin !


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MikefromGlos
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Posted:Its gunan survive jake is this the same van that the tire blew out on on the way to play last year?

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

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Durbs
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Posted: Written by: mech


i hope not, that was very annoying last year
we need two types of tee
and teacher one - for those how teach
and a crew one for those who are to be asked questions




Not as yet...There's going to be "Crew" shirts, for people to answer questions like "Help my tents on fire - can you help" and "Where's the exit" etc.
Then there'll be "I went to Play 2007 and all I got was this lousy t-shirt and lots of pegs" t-shirts (not literal wording wink).
Bascially this should clear up any confusion such-as
"The main tent is about to fall over - can you help?"
"No, but I can teach you a hula-hoop matrix"
smile

As for "Teacher" t-shirts - everyone's a teacher at Play, so that'd be a lot of freebies wink

[This is the current train of thought anyway)


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MikefromGlos
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Posted:I think somthing to make the peoploe running workshops stand out is a good thing...

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mech
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Posted: Written by: Durbs


 Written by: mech


i hope not, that was very annoying last year
we need two types of tee
and teacher one - for those how teach
and a crew one for those who are to be asked questions




Not as yet...There's going to be "Crew" shirts, for people to answer questions like "Help my tents on fire - can you help" and "Where's the exit" etc.
Then there'll be "I went to Play 2007 and all I got was this lousy t-shirt and lots of pegs" t-shirts (not literal wording wink).
Bascially this should clear up any confusion such-as
"The main tent is about to fall over - can you help?"
"No, but I can teach you a hula-hoop matrix"
smile

As for "Teacher" t-shirts - everyone's a teacher at Play, so that'd be a lot of freebies wink

[This is the current train of thought anyway)


i think i missed your point

you just said there was two types fof shirts, crew shirts, and buy me shirts.

So last year when i was walking round in a crew shirt, teaching, that was fine, but when the teachers (and im not having a go) where asked crew questions, they didn't know, and said, go find the guy with *insert description of a hippie spinning that matched 90% of the ppl at play last year* in a yellow shirt with crew on the back, and he can help you.

So what i would suggest is that (and this goes back to other stuff i was on about last year, which i would rather talk about in pm's and no in public) that there was confsuion last year between teachers, doing an hour or two(in some cases more i know that) teaching, and wore a crew shirt, when there where crew killing themselves for the weekend, not looking any different, and not being approached with teh right questions.


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Posted: Written by: polarity



And one for the techy people, so they don't have to keep saying "Err. I dunno. I just plug things into other things."





You should have shirts with that written on them biggrin cool


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Durbs
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Posted: Written by: MikefromGlos


I think somthing to make the peoploe running workshops stand out is a good thing...


Like a big crowd of people standing round them in a circle learning stuff? wink

Personally I don't see why workshop teachers need a t-shirt... If they're running a specific workshop, then it'll say where and when, and the teacher should identify themselves at the workshop. Outside that workshop, the teacher is just a normal punter (most of the time) and so doesn't really need to know lots of stuff.

But moreover, there's also the issue of making 3 or 4 different kinds of t-shirts, cos to be honest if you're wearing a non-souvenir t-shirt you're going to be asked stuff regardless as most people will assume you know everything smile

So solution: People involved in organising stuff - who know most info (or if they don't, they at least know the right person to ask) will have crew t-shirts. Chances are, the people rigging the lighting will know when the show starts (they're doing the lighting), know where the exit is and know what to do incase of fire.
If you're not in a position to know this stuff, you won't have a Crew shirt smile

But as I mentioned, we're still looking into this anyway, so keep the thoughts coming


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Posted:durbs - yay biggrin

step - gay wink

everyone else - Play!

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mech
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Posted:durbs - nice answer to a bitchie pm, well done smile

thats a good idea...


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TheBovrilMonkey
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Posted:Have the t-shirt colours been decided yet?

That's obviously the most important thing to consider when thinking about offering to volunteer - will I end up wearing a hideously coloured t-shirt? 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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Durbs
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Posted:Bov: Following on from Strugz's Gay-Play theme for this year (ooops, was I meant to let out the secret?) - the crew T's are going to be pink - with nice a powder-blue Play logo.

The souvenir t's have been scrapped in fact, instead you get shiny gold hot pants, with PLAY written in diamant sequins across the ass.

Mech: Check yer PM's wink


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Posted:Durbs did u get my pm bout the devilstick workshop

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Posted:Yep yep - thought I'd replied...? umm

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Posted:I Sent you the info bout what i intend to put in the workshop did u get that one because i havnt got a reply to it

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Posted:play festival is on eth sponsored links section of my myspace account, tahts well cool, makes it feel like a proper festival, and not just a piss up with a load of hippie stoners wink

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Posted:Mike: Yep - got it smile

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Posted:cool i hope its ok like i said i can fit more in take stuff out if u like;)

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Posted:Would anyone be interested in a VJing workshop? (I know someone mentioned DJing workshops somewhere already)

I've got enough kit to get small groups doing stuff with any bits of video/pictures they can bring along.


I'm guessing the position of emergency geek has already been filled by now.


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Posted:Should have a silent party this year that would be cool

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Posted:What colour are the "Bow down and worship me like a god" t-shirts going to be in? (For me)

and What colour are the "Beat me up cos I'm a stoned hippy" t-shirts going to be in? (for strugz)


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Posted:you forgot the gay bit on strugz t-shirt

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Posted:Might be able to do silent disco next year. It costs ~1000 for 50 wireless headsets (I've got 6 so far), and it's going to take me all summer to save that much so I can go to Japan and Australia.

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Posted:Polarity - Ooooooo, that's a nice idea (the VJ'ing)... smile

If you think you've got the techy bits to make it viable for enough people to attend, then cool biggrin



I'd love to try DJ'ing properly too.



Offical Announcement Thingy

If you'd like to run a workshop this year, please e-mail (not PM or post here) me at durbs at hugbubble.co.uk .

It's actually Rossco who's coordinating the workshops this year, but he's currently internet-less, so I'm starting to complile the details.

If you'd like to run one, please tell me:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Prop/Type: Poi, 5b juggling, massage, etc

Workshop Theme: Preferably not just "beginner poi" or "intermediate knitting". Obvioulsy depends on the content of your workshop - but it can be quite open "Contact Staff for beginners" or specific "Poly-rhythm Poi"

Level: Beginner (as in completel newbie), intermediate (most stuff) or advanced (uber-hard or uber-techy)

Requirements: If you need anything specific for the workshop to run; electricity, inside, crash matts, time of day etc.

Spares: Do you need spare props to run the workshop?

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Obviously you can run as many workshops as you feel happy to, in as many different things as you feel competent smile


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Posted: Written by: mcp


What colour are the "Beat me up cos I'm a stoned hippy" t-shirts going to be in?


Surely that's just the standard t-shirt? wink
(Pink by the way)


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Posted:you know i got laughed at in work today cos i wore my play crew shirt in, whats going to happen when its pink? did you buy a job lot of pink ones?

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Posted:Nice work to the organising peoples...

Now that there's a few of you, things seem to be much more organised.

One colour t-shirts for all those involved works grand... green is a good colour biggrin

However, Meg really should wear gold hotpants with diamante additions... and a skinny little t-shirt with goddess on the front... Rarrr.

Strugz should be naked throughout.

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Btw lads, if you guys do need any help with organising stuff or things during the week, let me know. I'll probably appreciate the distraction, come July.

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Posted:DO u want me to email u durbs?

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Posted:Nah - you're already in the database smile (unless you want to run more of course...)

The t-shirts aren't really going to be pink. Just Strugz's


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