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DuncGOLD 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


TastesLikePurpleGOLD Member
addict
498 posts
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
i'm so annoyed i didn't get a video of that! absolute genius!! couldn't stop laughing! ubblol

Thoughts arrive like butterflies...


_Poiboy_PLATINUM Member
bastard child of satan
1,113 posts
Location: Raanana, Israel


Posted:
i thought kyle mclean was supposed to perform and i heard he can defy physics, so i kept the last 4 mins on my memory card for him only to find out he missed his flight frown
so i had no vid of the balloonatic or of sebastian's show (if anyone has them PM me)

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


Posted:
 Written by: Neon_Shaolin


BALLOONATIC!!! I was bloody p*ssing myself at that one! Sod the arty person-in-a-balloon performances, this was comedy gold! ubblol



And he's a good kisser, too ubblove ubblol

"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


misscorinthianSILVER Member
old hand
784 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: Aime


The fuzzy memories are starting to be a little less fuzzy now and I'm slowly piecing things togther and remembering lots of little things that are making me smile loads biggrin

Waking up to find Miss Corinthian in my tent.
Waking up to boys is rubbish compared to that beautiful lady rubbing your back in awakeness land ubblove

Who was I talking to about killer cows? Charging cows or something? Cant figure out if that actually happend or if I made it up confused

Who pegged my poi?

Thanks to all who fed me, made me tea and gave me magical things - Jo I think I saw more of your skinning up materials than you did rolleyes
Major kisses to all kiss hug



The pleasure was all mine sweetcheeks hug

XLenX

Devoted although mostly absent owner of the 1, the original... Asena


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


Posted:
again, wit the i have no idea who you are miss... :S

Step (el-nombrie)


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


Posted:
Tall, Blonde, with baby...

BIRGIT!!! eek You hussy!!! ubblol I'm sure the balloons and toothbrushes will come in handy...

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


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


Posted:
Birgit's not the hussy! she was the recipient of Steve's kisses! He was the initiator!!

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


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


Posted:
How can I not kiss a guy in a rubber suit if he hurts himself with balloons and is looking at me with sad puppy eyes? That would be heartless, Dave!

I'm currently trying to imagine what the balloons and toothbrushes could be handy for. I have a few ideas but I'd like to know what you were thinking.

"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


TinyPixieSILVER Member
enthusiast
394 posts
Location: in the clouds..., United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: Birgit



I'm currently trying to imagine what the balloons and toothbrushes could be handy for. I have a few ideas but I'd like to know what you were thinking.



Really?! You WANT to know what Dave is thinking? You are a Brave woman Birgit smile

misscorinthianSILVER Member
old hand
784 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: mech


again, wit the i have no idea who you are miss... :S



I have a very photogenic face, apparently... but no, the body is not as bad as Baghdad. You placed me now? smile

XLenX

Devoted although mostly absent owner of the 1, the original... Asena


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


Posted:
Brave? I guess biggrin Or maybe just corrupted! Did you do the hoop workshop, tinypixie?

"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


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


Posted:
 Written by: misscorinthian


 Written by: mech


again, wit the i have no idea who you are miss... :S



I have a very photogenic face, apparently... but no, the body is not as bad as Baghdad. You placed me now? smile



yeah, now you see i was hoping that was not you, or that you had forgotten just how tight i managed to stcik my foot in my mouth.

i am sorry about that comment, it was meant as a joke.

you have amazing eyes, and a fanstic face, and if there is no mr miss corithian in ear shot, you have an outstanding body also honey.

Step (el-nombrie)


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


Posted:
Mech, you're right! Miss Corinthian does have a fantastic face, amazing eyes and an outstanding body hug

Maybe she'll believe me now! biggrin

ubblove pretty lady

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


psycotic_furbyBRONZE Member
Hehe, you said 'Member'
105 posts
Location: Lydiate, nr Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: Aime


Who pegged my poi?




I pegged *someone's* poi... Saturday night? Following round Sym/Peg-beard?

Play rocked my little world, definately coming if there's Play '08! And there were certainly enough poi workshops to keep me busy, thanks to Durbs and Chutney...

Eww, Liza Minelli...

The communists gave my mother a job, teaching sculpture to limbless children.


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


Posted:
 Written by: Aime



Who pegged my poi?





it was clairebe who managed to peg your poi, i was rather impressed by that one!

Heilige Scheie, Batman kommt!

Reality is just a state of mind which occurs through a lack of lsd

XxX owned by devilsarmy XxX

O.B.E.S.E.


LMSPBRONZE Member
veteran
1,588 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
I miss all you guys frown

I'm SOOOOOOO depressed! *Squirts whipped cream directly into mouth*

Didn't read every post (there were like 200 odd new posts) but I tried to speed read.

ditto The big thanks and applause to the organizers and helpers, SORRY to anyone I was overly loud and Welsh at, ubblove to friends old and new and another sorry to people I was loud and Welsh at.

Aimee, you were an awesome balloon buddy, Brit Joe, you were fun to get drunk, Misscorinthian, Your kiddies are so cute, Jo, I did NOT spend enough time with you AGAIN! frown, Mech, hope your arm gets worse. I mean better kiss, Mynci, Blu, Baby lee and Bubbles, ubblove kiss hug and Mags, Love you you fluffy bugger and I can't get that 2p & bottle top off Mynci's jeans! frown <--- See that face? NOT impressed ubblol
Anyone I have not mentioned, YOU ROCK!

Yeah you do. wink

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


Posted:
 Written by: psycotic_furby



Play rocked my little world, definately coming if there's Play '08! And there were certainly enough poi workshops to keep me busy, thanks to Durbs and Chutney...



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

hug

Let's relight this forum ubblove


LizzybethLizzy hearts sunshine hoop
272 posts
Location: midlands!


Posted:
squirty cream...mmmm what a good idea. however there is not time for that - i need to find me some parafin for my shiney new fire poi. they have cheered me up now the post play glow is wearing off! Lizzy heartfire poi

if i could be a busy busy bee...


MikefromGlosSILVER Member
Hitman
985 posts
Location: Gloucester England


Posted:
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

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

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing


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


Posted:
I thought the only problem with the fire area, wasn't the distance, but the fact that it wasn't otherwise part of the site as it were, there were very few points on site where you would notice anyone was spinning, so people didn't think about it or go gather round, when I've seen fire areas work brilliantly they've been safely off to one side, but were stil la very prominent feature, and you would notice even one spinner anywhere in them, from anywhere else on the site.

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[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


Posted:
ohohoh

one thig i have to say, the only thing wrong at the whole event.

SHOWERS!!!! pleasepleaseplease

im getting old and starting to apreciate the blast of a cold shower in the morning of a juggling convention.

other than that can you make the people who go a bit less nice?

T

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti


PinkNigelPinker 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_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


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


Posted:
Pretty much as planned then wink

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


_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?

BirgitBRONZE 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_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.


LazyAngelGOLD 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


87wt2gxq7veteran
1,502 posts
Location: Birmingham


Posted:
 Written by: Dunc


 Written by: psycotic_furby


if there's Play '08!



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

hug




WOOO!! Pleasepleaseplease could it be in August so that I can come?! hug

Neon_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


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