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DuncDuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


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

Let's relight this forum ubblove


PinkNigelPinkNigelPinker than thou
336 posts
Location: A little pink world all my own..


Posted:
 Written by: Dunc


if?....it's already in the making... smile

hug



..But the shop says I can't buy tickets and I'll have to pay on the door wink

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..)


Neon_ShaolinNeon_ShaolinGOLD Member
hehe, 'Member' huhuh
6,120 posts
Location: Behind you. With Jam


Posted:
Pull a Star Wars fan and start camping for tickets... smile

I agree with Yakumo about the positioning of the firespinning area. Whereas last year even though it was further away, you could still see if from the other end of the field. This year because of the positioning of the marquee, it almost felt like a dark dirty hidden secret that only those dark or dirty enough will seek out.

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


DurbsDurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Pretty much as planned then wink

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Spinner of poi
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_Aime__Aime_SILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
4,172 posts
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
If a cold shower was what you were after why not just kneel under the tap? tongue
I actually dont mind not having them there.
I know people, myself included winge about it a bit towards to the end of the festival, but going home and having a long hot shower makes me appriciate the luxurys I have a whole lot more.
The tap was enough for me to wash my hair and have a splash around to make myself feel a bit fresher.

Also wasnt there a problem of what to do with the grey water if PLAY did invest in some (I'm assuming horribly expensive?) showers?

BirgitBirgitBRONZE Member
had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
4,145 posts
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)


Posted:
I know! I know! We could have one of those thingies you can buy... you know... like...

https://www.beermountain.com/images/Pool3.jpg

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half


jo_rhymesjo_rhymesSILVER Member
Momma Bear
4,525 posts
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdom


Posted:
I had a shower under the tap on thursday and saturday so I was pretty fresh smile

When it's sunny I don;t mind going under the tap, but if it's cold and rainy then I probably wouldn't like it.

But, it's a festival, everyone stinks, and it's only for a few days.

Baby wipes and deodorant have never failed us stinkers before! ubblol

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


LazyAngelLazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
As far as showers go, I was doing fairly regular trips to the local swimming pool where there were showers

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

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

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi


Neon_ShaolinNeon_ShaolinGOLD Member
hehe, 'Member' huhuh
6,120 posts
Location: Behind you. With Jam


Posted:
Of course!

Do you want us to move it to Birmingham too? tongue

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


FractosFractosDirty Fire Project
133 posts
Location: Manchester


Posted:
What was that track that Durbs was spinning poi to on the Saturday - the spanish "hallo hallo" one?

oOo
You see, you already know circle-theory,
you just don't *know* that you know.


MynciMynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: 87wt2gxq7


Would be helpful but not necessary, it's in easy reach of Brum, specially once I get my licence and a car (or borrow the missus's).

But I want, nay NEED, it to be on a weekend when I can actually come! ...or I'll EXPLODE, showering alphanumeric characters EVERYWHERE!



I think Dunc or one of his helpers mentioned earlier (near the start anyway) that this would be the weekend it will be on in future frown any comments from the high and mighty biggrin

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.


mechmechBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
6,207 posts
Location: "In your ear", United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: Fractos


What was that track that Durbs was spinning poi to on the Saturday - the spanish "hallo hallo" one?



that was the cat empire - hello

Step (el-nombrie)


bastlbastlGOLD Member
member
123 posts
Location: vienna / austria


Posted:
big big hug and cheers to rob and rob wink
i am glad you liked my show
thank you so much rob, for the opportunity to perform this one again ubbrollsmile it was a very special performance for me, i never played in front of an audience, which loves geeky stuff that much...the feedback from all you guys during and after the show was amazing hug makes me keen on more, so i will train biggrin

_told the fishfable to wes peden
_heard gloria gaynors "i will survive" 3 times live allready....in the same 20 min performance!


UnclassifiedLeggyGirlUnclassifiedLeggyGirlBRONZE Member
One day penguins will take over the world
916 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: MikefromGlos


i would like to say that there where quite a few fire spinners i was up there most nights drunk or otherwise and there were loads although can i make a suggestion of getting some old sofas off freecycle or somthing for next years fest there free and fun



yeah, there were more fire spinners than people thought there were. ditto about the sofas, it wasn't too nice sitting in cow poop a few nights. although ubblol to mike who shoved his hand right in it on the first night biggrin

and people, it wasnt THAT far away!

ummmm...........anybody have any suggestions as to what i can put here?!

mjk is monitoring your interwebs!


UnclassifiedLeggyGirlUnclassifiedLeggyGirlBRONZE Member
One day penguins will take over the world
916 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


Posted:
well i'm kinda hoping that they stick with the same dates, makes it a lot easier to book time off work

ummmm...........anybody have any suggestions as to what i can put here?!

mjk is monitoring your interwebs!


glennerooprofessional loser
140 posts
Location: Wien


Posted:
it should be a whole week, 3 days is tooooo short! a whole week of PLAY with the option to come for a few days before/after... then i'll take 2 weeks off to make up for all the times i've missed it biggrin festivals are always tooooo short frown wots with you islanders, just on the weekend?! do you get the same lack of holiday days as the americans? or do you just waste them all on other less-important festivals? wink just quit your job or take some unpaid time and do 3 months of festivals, that's my plan for next year ubbrollsmile

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UnclassifiedLeggyGirlUnclassifiedLeggyGirlBRONZE Member
One day penguins will take over the world
916 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


Posted:
yeah, i agree with that aswell, a week, giving us 5 whole days of PLAY goodness, instead of just 3 biggrin

ummmm...........anybody have any suggestions as to what i can put here?!

mjk is monitoring your interwebs!


MynciMynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
3 days confused I'm pretty sure there was entertainment wednesday - saturday inclusive I make that 4 days wink

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.


UnclassifiedLeggyGirlUnclassifiedLeggyGirlBRONZE Member
One day penguins will take over the world
916 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


Posted:
not much went on wednesday though, yes, there was entertainment (i think) but everyone was so busy setting up tents etc and going to find people that not much happened in the way of playing

ummmm...........anybody have any suggestions as to what i can put here?!

mjk is monitoring your interwebs!


MynciMynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
I played loads and didn't arrive until 8 pm wink maybe you guys weren't trying hard enough ubblol just because there aren't workshops, it doesn't mean you can't play.

I planned to arrive at 12 noon but unforseen circumstances delayed me and I still had a good night including an act in the renegade tongue

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.


UnclassifiedLeggyGirlUnclassifiedLeggyGirlBRONZE Member
One day penguins will take over the world
916 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


Posted:
i arrived at about 4/5pm ish i think.... but then i spent my first night trying to find mike (turns out i found him an hour or so before i actually found him) and then spent the rest of the evening meeting people and drinking... so yeah, i possibly could have tried harder lol

ummmm...........anybody have any suggestions as to what i can put here?!

mjk is monitoring your interwebs!


MynciMynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
hug I'll be honest though play didn't feel started properly until the sun came out biggrin that's when I get the real feeling of PLAY I remeber from the other 2 years (as they were both quite sunny)

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.


UnclassifiedLeggyGirlUnclassifiedLeggyGirlBRONZE Member
One day penguins will take over the world
916 posts
Location: Derby, United Kingdom


Posted:
well, to me you can't have a decent festival without a little rain, i didn't mind the weather tbh, but the sunshine was good biggrin

ummmm...........anybody have any suggestions as to what i can put here?!

mjk is monitoring your interwebs!


the_mods_stole_my_namethe_mods_stole_my_nameSILVER Member
travelling without moving
1,286 posts
Location: Maghull, Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
there was lots going on on the wed night...your act especially rocked that night mynci!! i want a cool glow suit!!!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

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[noodles][noodles]*Property of Pigeon Wigeon*
893 posts
Location: Locked In Pigeons Chimney


Posted:
 Written by: UnclassifiedLeggyGirl


pent the rest of the evening meeting people and drinking...



You didn't meet me. Kept my eyes peeled but didn't spot you.

 Written by: the_mods_stole_my_name


there was lots going on on the wed night...your act especially rocked that night mynci!! i want a cool glow suit!!!



Oh hell yeah, that glow suit act rocked mate biggrin

Could somebody stop the room please... I'd like to get off


FireNixFireNixBRONZE Member
old hand
904 posts
Location: India/Bristol


Posted:
Hear hear - how can you say it didnt start till Thur?
Renegade rocked the start and the finish by all accounts and was all that other stuff inbetween!!!!
Bastl you rocked - but dont practice more - thats just scarry!!!!
Dave thanks for your words
Peas out

Feel the Flame
Phirenix


YakumoYakumoSILVER Member
veteran
1,237 posts
Location: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
I'm still miffed I missed all but about 30 seconds of snippets of Mynci's act it looked fantastic, I was setting up the toys for G to play with next.

Blinded by Hyperlights, please donate generously grin


DurbsDurbsBRONZE Member
Classically British
5,688 posts
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England


Posted:
Personally, I thought it was nice not having much stuff on Weds and Sun as it gave people time to mix, mingle, play and do whatever.

If all 4/5 were organised it might get a little too much.
If it was a full 7 days mind you, could spread the workshops out a lot more, allowing for more play time and such like.

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


BirgitBirgitBRONZE Member
had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
4,145 posts
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)


Posted:
I thought it was good the way it was, time-wise. 7 days is too long for a lot of people who work and don't have that much holidays, even as it was, there were quite a few who only turned up on Thursday/Friday due to work, and if there was even more stuff going on earlier in the week they'd miss out on too much. And you'd have to look into changing the day ticket policy, too wink

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half


TwerpyTwerpyBRONZE Member
newbie
20 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: Durbs



Personally, I thought it was nice not having much stuff on Weds and Sun as it gave people time to mix, mingle, play and do whatever.







Seconded. The first thing I did on Wednesday after I'd put up my tent was go around meeting people (and what nice people they were too smile ) but if there had been stuff on I might have been inclined to do that rather than make friends.



I missed the renegade on wednesday night. I was gutted. I was up at the firespinning area supervising the fire marshal. Damn inclination towards safety of others...

Mr ChutneyMr ChutneySILVER Member
Tosser
1,712 posts
Location: Bristol,UK


Posted:
More stuff on the Wednesday might have prevented me getting totally ruined...

Had to get it out of the way I guess..

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