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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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Seye
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Seye

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Posted: Written by: simta


 Written by: blu_valley


 Written by: Ze_Bubbles


ive already started planning where the safest place to set my tent up this time ubblol



What?? You mean next to ours again? ubblol



and then come to our tents to get tea from seye wink mmmm peppermint tea


Mmmm... play tea biggrin

I'll definitely be taking loads of different ones again this year biggrin


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steaks
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steaks

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Posted: Written by: Seye


 Written by: simta


 Written by: blu_valley


 Written by: Ze_Bubbles


ive already started planning where the safest place to set my tent up this time ubblol



What?? You mean next to ours again? ubblol



and then come to our tents to get tea from seye wink mmmm peppermint tea


Mmmm... play tea biggrin

I'll definitely be taking loads of different ones again this year biggrin



Chai Tea biggrin


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MikefromGlos
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MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted:shroom tea

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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blu_valley
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blu_valley

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Location: Brighton

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Posted: Written by: Ze_Bubbles



 Written by: blu_valley



 Written by: Ze_Bubbles



ive already started planning where the safest place to set my tent up this time ubblol





What?? You mean next to ours again? ubblol





well.... now that i think about it, sleep would really be a waste of time so i may camp with you again ubblol





It would be rude not to! Plus, if you don't, we can't promise not to attack your tent like we did Simon's! ubblol You are our partner in crime we need a common base! Although I'm pretty sure cantus will take special care not to camp near us this year redface hug


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E_V_I_L

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Posted:Hi, just got into Poi etc through an old school mate who also told me about this festival - just wondered if I could find out if any tickets were still available as the website dosn't seem to say if it's sold out or not ?



Any ideas anyone ? Figured that I may aswell go, have a giggle, learn summat and have it as my holiday this year seeing as Japan and Hawaii are a bit out my price range ... damnit ...



--Just noticed my Reg date ... forgot I was trying to get into things a while ago but didn't know any spinners in the area! DOH!--

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jo_rhymes
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jo_rhymes

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Location: Telford, Shrops

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Posted:tickets havent gone on sale yet, have they?!!

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

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_Poiboy_
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Location: Raanana, Israel

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Posted:dont think so.
and i cant believe you live in the UK and dont know any spinners... just doesnt make sense wink


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E_V_I_L

Mosh-mosh-mosh-mosh.
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Posted:Wicked - just my old mate told me they go veeeery quickly as it's so popular !

I do know of a few, but they're the kind of people that drop off the radar after you chill with 'em a few times ... very airy, variable people !

But, my mate Tom has started a practice session. Went along on Monday and I'm already hooked. Payday today and I'm straight on the web buying Poi, other bits, throwing knives etc.

And now I have no money. Doh !


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Sym
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Posted:You're right, last year we sold as many tickets as we did in total from the year before in about half the time, so it's worth snapping them up smile

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

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E_V_I_L

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Posted:Wicked - I figured that seeing as I'm relatively nearby and I like camping that it'd be groovy to come along and spend a few days practicing, chilling, learning and meeting people. Can't hurt !

What are the facilities like on site ? Are there showers ? Gotta have a shower to wake my sorry carcass up in the morning !


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MikefromGlos
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MikefromGlos

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Posted:showers *Laughs* the closest i got last year was a cold cup of water from a tap 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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simta
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simta

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Posted:i remember ltc telling me about going for a shower and they were mixed male/female, he seemed to have happy memories of it rolleyes

"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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MikefromGlos
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MikefromGlos

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Posted:lol i couldnt find any maybe i was just to wrecked to lol...I hope theres that shop sellin the rizzla again this year so theres no stupidly long walk to market Drayton to get rizzla.

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

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steaks
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steaks

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Posted:The showers last year were located off site, at the local swimming pool. I believe it was Hells Bells doing the driving to the centre for showers.

Otherwise it was just cold water from the taps near the portaloo's.


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MikefromGlos
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MikefromGlos

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Posted:ah all makes sense now 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:Meh, standing tap in a field works for me, used to do re-enactments and stuff, cold water dosn't bother me.

Male/Female showers ? ubbloco

Loving the idea of attending PLAY ! wink


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Posted: Written by: E_V_I_L

used to do re-enactments and stuff, cold water dosn't bother me.



*Ears prick up*

where was that?


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

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E_V_I_L

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Posted:Did some stuff in Sheffield with a mate of mine and his group, mostly came from me wanting to learn swordfighting without the fencing.

Then it changed to me doing LARP events such as the Gathering and associated events. Not done it in a long time though.

As for the cold water, if that's what got your interest, it was at the Gathering. Stand-taps are awkward to shower under with being 6'+ and them only being about 3' off the floor, but it IS possible !


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blu_valley
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Posted:Baby wipes = Festy Shower biggrin

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Posted:ubblol no, it was the recreation stuff smile cool - I'm not a larper but I do Tudor recreation at Kentwell Hall in suffolk. smile

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E_V_I_L

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Posted:Blu - Baby wipes ? Sounds fun. wink

No, wait, I'm thinking of Johnsons Baby Oil. Still, could be a nice way to wake up! ubblol

Sym - Tudor ? Cool. Never really found a specific period I was comfy with, although the friend of mine who took me along did turn round and say "You've done this before haven't you?" knowing fullwell that in this life I hadn't. Score - past life fighter !

I'm still no good compared to a dedicated re-enactor, but apparently I pick it up very quickly and have good co-ordination with new things in a short space of time.


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Posted: Written by: blu_valley


Baby wipes = Festy Shower biggrin



But they don't get off yellow face paint, I went home looking like I had jaundice!


And who needs a shower to wake up when you have group streeeeeeeetching.


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blu_valley
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blu_valley

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Posted:...or People alarm clocks and over-excited HOPpers to come and bounce on you/your tent. ubblol

They got off all the blue face paint...and the melted chocolate ...redface


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TastesLikePurple
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Posted:lets not forget the porta-loos now! o yes living in style! actually as festivals go those were some of the best maintained porta-loos i've done my business in - cleaned daily; almost never ran out of toilet paper, good times good times smile
ah baby wipes, definately a saviour! wink


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E_V_I_L

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Posted:So long as there's a stand-pipe I'll bring a hose. Good for fun and not just showers !

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Posted:sounds great! i'll bring my bikini wink

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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Me too! biggrin

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Posted:I'll make do with my cut offs me thinks .... Bikini ? Always good ... and I'm sure you look good in yours too Neon! *lol*

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Posted: Written by: Neon_Shaolin


Me too! biggrin


make it a thong bikini wink


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Posted:For you or him ?

wink

Nothing wrong with clarifying exactly what to expect !


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