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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



Dunc hug


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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

FireNix

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Location: India/Bristol

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Posted:Exactly - me too/neither - even though I dont know what one is!!

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*HyperLight
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Location: Great Malvern [UK]

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Posted: Written by: Durbs

I don't want any bad-air created before the festivals even started...


Save that for the main event eh? wink hug


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mcp
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mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

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Posted:I'm coming in for free, and I have to do is two workshops, two new performances, abuse Strugz a lot and NOT get a free t-shirt.

I dunnoe, without a free t-shirt it doesn't sound worth it... wink

Maybe I'll make up for it by abusing Durbs and Strugz MORE... biggrin


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Fractos

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Location: Manchester

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Posted: Written by: FireNix


Exactly - me too/neither - even though I dont know what one is!!



I went to a hacking conference in 2005 - the people organising and running it were the closest I've seen to the Hippie movement, as it was. Obviously, they're still big on personal freedom, fighting civil liberties being taken away, but also they're into knowledge sharing and pointing out why things are getting so f*cked up. God bless the Hippies. It was really good to be surrounded by about 2000 friendly, helpful and frighteningly smart people out there in Holland, and the 150 or so talks that were held that weekend were superb. I highly recommend that kind of event.

Meantime, I'll just have to cope with being around about 500 friendly, helpful, smart, entertaining bloody st*ners biggrin

Ping.


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you just don't *know* that you know.

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GothFrogette
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton

Total posts: 3999
Posted:Jo.. of cause you can have a froggy hug biggrin i ubblove hug i even hugged cheryl baker biggrin ubblol she was rather shocked

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby

Total posts: 916
Posted: Written by: simian


lol

i think we should introduce a new theme for PLAY every year

this year is NEGATIVE PLAY

the t-shirts will be black with PLAY in a scary dribbly blood-red font

we'll have workshops in backbiting, character assassination and general whining

Go on, you know thats an awesome idea.
At the very least, me and Meg would love it biggrin



agreeing with simian!! bring on the negative play!! lol loving the sound of them shirts.......


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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

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Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:I have a new tent!
Reduced to clear from tescos! ubblol

Its cream and flowery and leafy. Its lush!
Huge too. Four man biggrin
Having some space to stretch out to go to bed is going to be lovely smile
My head and feet touched either end in the old one rolleyes


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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby

Total posts: 916
Posted:lol aimee, i still need to grab my tent.... isn't it only 2 weeks till the fest now?? lol i'm such a last minute person!!

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mech
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mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"

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Posted:i would suggest that after last years wind, and some what punishing weather of the past few weeks,

i would suggest that you pitch your tent hard, and strong, this means guy ropes out, and pitch it well!

i dont want to have to do as i did last year and resuce several tents from being blown away while it was pushing hard.


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_Aime_
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_Aime_

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Location: Hastings

Total posts: 4172
Posted:Go to tescos! ubblol
They've got loads of camping stuff in atm.
Matching sleeping backs and rucksacks too biggrin


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Durbs
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Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted: Written by: UnclassifiedLeggyGirl


isn't it only 2 weeks till the fest now??



Yes...

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggghhh!!

But also:

Woooooooooooooooooooooooo wink


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Posted: Written by: Fractos



Ping.



PONG!!!!!


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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby

Total posts: 916
Posted:mech: don't be asking me to pitch my tent properly! lol i'll be looking around for a guy that hasn't got a tent and shall exchange him: he puts up my tent and i let him stay in it! lol

aimee: it could possibly be a reigonal thing, although i'll check it out anyways, are they decent ones??

durbs: bounce2 bounce2 bounce2 bounce2 bounce2 cant wait! 5 days away from my family, i vote for play all year around!


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mech
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mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
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Posted:uclg - im sure there will be some one around, if not, im sure you could tap up either me or jonnie ucof

he is a true boy scout, and is able to pitch a tent blind fold, i can to, but he does it without the smut and dirty jokes wink

its mainly a warning to say, don't be stupid, you are there for 5 days, pitch your tent well, else you may not have a home to stay in when it blows hard, and most of us will laugh while the tent bimbles off down the field...

also to the guy last year who had one of the instant pitch tents (the ones that spring out into a tent) pleas this year don't throw it in the air, as last year it was caught by the wind, and did fly down the field, or if you have to, please let more of us watch, it was funny as to watch!

lol


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Durbs
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Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

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Posted:ubblol

I would however say, that unless it's really windy or very rainy, please don't use guy ropes unless you need them for the structure of your tent.
They're really only needed for strong winds or to make your tent a bit more waterproof (so the inner doesn't touch the outer) - otherwise they're just a trip hazard.

Finally tent companies have cottoned on to this and are now making guy ropes in bright yellow, however attaching glow sticks, squares of tin foil, or even just sticking rizla to them, makes them much easier to see as you stumble drunkenly back to your tent wink


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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby

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Posted:awww. why would i not want the smut and dirty jokes?? they make it all the more fun wink lol and that does sound truely funny, really hope someone brings a pop up tent this year so i can see ubblol

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mech
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mech

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Posted: Written by: Durbs



... or even just sticking rizla to them, makes them much easier to see as you stumble drunkenly back to your tent wink



no durbs, sticking rizzla to your tent's guy lines, well that just means bloommin hippie will try and smoke your guy lines at 3am!
ubblol


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Posted:did someone say lines at 3am.... who's tent biggrin rolleyes
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mech
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mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"

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Posted: Written by: BamBam


did someone say lines at 3am.... who's tent smile



bloodie HIPPIES wink

as far as ai can remember honey, last year it took, me, you , cole, helen, and jonnie ucof to get your tent up, any chance this year you can get a smaller one wink

else, can we hire the north wind of your tent castle of workshops wink


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FireNix
BRONZE Member since Apr 2001

FireNix

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Location: India/Bristol

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Posted:I'll be taking 2 spare tents if anyone requires.
Let me know if you need to borrow. I think Nick?meenik has dibs on one
Peas


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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl
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UnclassifiedLeggyGirl

One day penguins will take over the world
Location: Derby

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Posted:ooh, you're being all nice and generous FN, or is that just incase the one you pitch first blows away and you have a spare?? lol good idea if so

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UCOF
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Carpal \'Tunnel


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Posted:The correct way to "Pitch a tent"

ubbrollsmile


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LazyAngel
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LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK

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Posted:my tescos tent didn't have any guy-ropes: so I'm considering bringing my smaller union jack one, as i was one of the most exposed tents last time (didn't fly away though, probably cos of all the stuff in it)

of course, I suppose I could try setting up some sort of windbreak on the windward side


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FireNix
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FireNix

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Location: India/Bristol

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Posted:Nope - despite my capatalistic conditioning I am actually offering tents for free out of the goodness of my heart....and to negate the feelings of guilt at being a Hypocrit etc...blah blah
- I actually have a caravan and if that blows away - were ALL in trouble!!
I will pack a couple of nice big tents incase anyone needs.
Peas and cakes


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TastesLikePurple
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TastesLikePurple

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Posted:well my guy ropes are bright orange so no problems there biggrin just got to navigate around everyone else's now and hope i don't trip and fall on a tent... and collapse it...

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PinkNigel

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Posted: Written by: UnderControlOrFailure


The correct way to "Pitch a tent"

ubbrollsmile



And look:- "Blindfold tent pitch - Once participants have mastered how to pitch a tent, get each team or group to pitch a tent with everyone blindfolded except a nominated person who gives the instructions." - It even includes another game for the blindfold game sillython... (Except "team or group"? and "instructions"?? I know it's the scouts and all, but do they _really_ not know how to have fun?)


A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:ubbangel

I never, ever, promised Coleman I could put up a ForceTen blindfolded, then did it badly without a blindfold.

Honest biggrin


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Yakumo
SILVER Member since May 2006

Yakumo

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Location: Oxfordshire

Total posts: 1237
Posted:Gayle - fantastic lantern links hug

Some kind of sole (HoPper resident specific maybe? support the community and all that) trader license seems a good idea to me, especially if it's for items the full traders don't carry at all.

I'm happy to help pitch tents, should have one of my own sorted before most ppl arrive smile


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Yakumo

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Posted:arg, I'm late for juggling, but had to pop back .. I only just realised, I really wasn't thinking about Jon or Hyperlights when I posted that, but other hoppers that hand make toys, but I've lost all rights to claim no-bias as I've been pimping his toys at every opportunity...

Blinded by Hyperlights, please donate generously grin

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UCOF
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UCOF

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Posted:Yakumo, you pitch my tent without even knowing about it... wink


oh dear..
what have I said eek


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