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Dunc
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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.





hugs & smiles



Dunc hug


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TastesLikePurple
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Posted:for him of course! a much more hilarious prospect!... teehee mental image biggrin

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MikefromGlos
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MikefromGlos

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Location: Gloucester England

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Posted:I hope people recongise me this year there as last year i was new to Hop and i want to see u guys and gals

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

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jo_rhymes
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jo_rhymes

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Posted:I had the BEST shower ever last year at Play!! biggrin with BamBam, Helz, Andrea, ubblove naked ladies getting bubbly! biggrin yeah mon!

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Posted:mmmmm. we had a shower ON SITE ubblove

but it doesn't sound as good as that one... tongue


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TastesLikePurple
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Posted: Written by: MikefromGlos


I hope people recongise me this year there as last year i was new to Hop and i want to see u guys and gals



hey me too! except i haven't gone on HOP all that much since so i think i'll have to make an effort and message more from now on!


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MikefromGlos
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MikefromGlos

Hitman
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Posted:effort is always good lol...

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

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E_V_I_L

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Posted:devil

Turning up for the showers alone sounds like a smart idea ! wink

How far from any main rural/urban/shop area is the site ? And is there a bar available or is it a case of bring your own ?


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MikefromGlos
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MikefromGlos

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Posted:if by bar u mean dunc behind a make shift counter selling canns fo beer probebly lol unless he has slacked off this year and got someone to do it for him lol

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

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TastesLikePurple
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Posted:erm *tries to remember* i remember it taking the best part of an hour (maybe more) to walk to market drayton (dont do it - find someone who drives cause it only takes 10 mins!) where there is a morrisons and other smaller shops/newsagents etc. there is a proper bar and food tent this year on site but bringing your own is also an option - depends on prices i guess. there is a farm shop on site as well which MAY sell milk but i cant remember, but i dont think it does... sells eggs and bacon though! mmm breakfast! ubblove i do love breakfast...

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E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
Location: Midlands

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Posted:I drive, a big Omega, so that's ok. If I go I wouldn't mind doing huge trips for people and stuff, I'm used to being a pack-horse (just wish I was anatomically similar!!!!)

Eggs - Yum. Bacon ... even when I was eating meat I didn't like it !

Sounds groovy. I'll bring tequila. And Sake. Yum-yum.

So - When are tickets going on sale ? Any ideas ?


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TastesLikePurple
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Posted:i'm not sure, i'd like to know that myself...

*shouts to all in hearing distance* when are tickets on sale guys?

.... now we wait


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Posted:(when we're ready)

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Sym
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Sym

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Posted:Just so you know, they weren't on sale until April last year. I have no idea about this year, and there is no reason to think it will be the same...

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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TastesLikePurple
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Posted:this is true. getting a little over-excited i think biggrin

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E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
Location: Midlands

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Posted:But ... but ... but .... there's nothing wrong with that is there ? God I sound like Dave Gorman now !

Not only have I started spinning in the last couple of weeks, but now I really want meet new people and stuff too !


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Sym
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Sym

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Posted:Well it's not the only way to meet spinners, even if it is the best wink

For example, Play will be running workshops at the BJC - you should come to that!


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E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
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Posted:Aha, chance to show off my noobieness;

BJC ?

There, noobie questions. Gotta love 'em.


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MikefromGlos
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MikefromGlos

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Posted:British juggling convention *winks*

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

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Sym
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Sym

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Posted:British Juggling Convention: HoP thread - Web site

smile


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E_V_I_L

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Posted:Mwah, many thanks, I'll go investimagate a bit me thinks.

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Posted:I'm on board... woo-hoo!!

* waits for tickets to be on sale*


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You are never to old to storm a bouncey castle..

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Durbs
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Posted:Re: Tickets



Due to the serious amount of touting happening at last years' festival, this year Play tickets are going to be allocated slightly differently.



Firstly, all people wishing to attend must send a photograph of your face and a reason they want to come to Play (In no more than 1500 words).

If you get past this first round, you must then send a photograph of your fingerprints of the left hand and a further 1200-word discussion as to what you hope to gain from attending the festival.



The succesful candidates will then be required to attend a pre-festival meeting, where you must display both a competency in *something* and a willing to learn *something else*.



If we're convinced, you may then buy between 0 and 1 tickets which are only valid for you or someone with the same name, facial features and fingerprints as you



Sorry for this process, but it is neccesary to keep undesirables like "hippies" and "stoned slackers" away from this event. We're hoping these people will lack both the cognitive capacity and the patience to complete these phases.



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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:will you need a DNA sample as well? wink

"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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Durbs
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Durbs

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Posted:Yes, in advance if you're succesfull in buying a ticket.

Strugz will then be taste-testing on the gate to make sure the 2 samples match.


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TastesLikePurple
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Posted:ubblol ok so we're all agreed that excited happiness is good and that Durbs is very silly (you're all thinking it) *cheeky smile* tongue peace

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:you'll have to come and get it in person then Durbs...

Won't take a min.... especially with you collecting it... rolleyes


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E_V_I_L

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Posted:Sounds like the application procedure is a veritable treat to me ! ubblol

I'll keep an eye open, just that Tom made it sound like a blast, and after reading through stuff on here it sounds great.


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steaks
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Posted:That should prove an interesting show to watch/participate in ubblol

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Posted:ubblol ubblol ubblol

Sweet.


Getting to the other side smile

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:depends on what i've been eating that day... wink

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