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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
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

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burningoftheclavey
burningoftheclavey

lurking like a ninja with no camouflage..
Location: over yonder
Member Since: 22nd Jul 2005
Total posts: 926
Posted:guys, bring your pillows for global pillow fight day on 29th! www.globalpillowfight.com

put your views issues news and abuse on a pretty pillow and fight for your right to speak your voice in a not-very-violent way!

and take photos! Xx


on spam robots - "Burn the robot! Melt him down, and then we can make lots and lots of money from his shiiiny juices!"

Owned by Brenn smile

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PinkNigel
PinkNigel

Pinker than thou
Location: A little pink world all my own...
Member Since: 4th May 2006
Total posts: 336
Posted: Written by: TastesLikePurple


Wellies! Wellies!! where's my god damn wellies!!!!!!!



I just got back from town, where I bought gore-tex socks YAY!!

In that way that if you take an umbrella out it doesn't rain, I figure we should all take umbrellas and alll leave the sunscreen at home, that should get us sunshine...

Not liking the pictures of Gloucestershire on the front of most of the daily papers today...


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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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:Yup, i feel a 'pillowcase decorating' workshop coming on.... ubbangel

'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
Euonymous Europeus

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:I should probably get wellies, too. Haven't owned any since I was 10! 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

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Lizzybeth
Lizzybeth

Lizzy hearts sunshine hoop
Location: midlands!
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2007
Total posts: 272
Posted:aw that would be amazing smile but i always forget a pillow *goes on the list*

if i could be a busy busy bee...

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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted: Written by: Birgit


I should probably get wellies, too. Haven't owned any since I was 10! ubblol



How can you Play in the rain without them? ubbangel


'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
Euonymous Europeus

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:wear boots... I have special muddy boots for muddy things. Wellies feel weird on feet I find. shrug (Since I'll also go to V in the same area a few weeks later, they might be a good investment)

"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

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:Doh I hat rain and wet weather, wish the festival was being held in lancashire where its warm and dry...surprisingly...hold on this dosent make sense why are we dry? *gasp*

Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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Wild Child
Wild Child

Star Trekker
Location: Cheshire
Member Since: 2nd Sep 2004
Total posts: 1733
Posted:but splashing in wellies is so much more fun than in boots i find - in fact paddling in the sea is bestest cos you can feel the sea swirling round your feet but they're dry biggrin

'The last rays of crimson on the spindle tree as the cerise fruit splits and reveals its orange seeds in a gloriously clashing colour scheme no-one would ever dare to wear'
Euonymous Europeus

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Yakumo
Yakumo

veteran
Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:hehehe, todays comet7, wish i had the time and cash to get this on a t-shirt wink

/me looks at TastesLikePurple /me runs!

http://www.comet7.com/archive_page.php?id=730

ubblol


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shocked_prawn
shocked_prawn

old hand
Location: Sunderland, UK
Member Since: 14th Apr 2007
Total posts: 865
Posted:oohh, i just started painting up my new wellies with my waterproof gold and silver craft pens. there gonna look so pretty.
but at least there are no severe weather warnings for this week! i think. ubbrollsmile


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stainboy
stainboy

newbie
Location: Essex
Member Since: 25th Jun 2006
Total posts: 16
Posted:Well, my new doc martins survived Glasto so I'm sure they can put up with this weekend as well!

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misscorinthian
misscorinthian

old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 27th Sep 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:I just bought 8 big bars of chocolate for Garthy's workshop- so I guess if he doesn't end up running it I will be!

This is providing I can come of course, P is threatening to bail on it at the moment frown


XLenX

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

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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:Leave him at home and have more fun on your own!


That could be your new slogan smile


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TastesLikePurple
TastesLikePurple

addict
Location: Nottingham
Member Since: 18th Aug 2005
Total posts: 498
Posted: Written by: Yakumo


hehehe, todays comet7, wish i had the time and cash to get this on a t-shirt wink

/me looks at TastesLikePurple /me runs!

http://www.comet7.com/archive_page.php?id=730

ubblol



ubblol no way man! grapes taste like grapes! mmm grapes...


Thoughts arrive like butterflies...

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted: Written by: misscorinthian



This is providing I can come of course, P is threatening to bail on it at the moment frown





Babe, come without him.

My friend has bailed on me too, even after buying a ticket rolleyes



Just seems rediculous to me to not want to go...but hey, each to their own.



Shant let the party poopers ruin my fun. In fact - they cant ruin it as they wont be there. I win.

Monserat - twill be just me you're meeting in London now.

Quite glad I picked up other train goers now or else I might go insane on a 6 hour journey by myself...





Have some serious shopping to do tomorrow.

Trying to find girly wellies in a size 10 is going to be impossible...

EDITED_BY: Aime (1185224096)


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monserat
monserat

My flabber is gasted
Location: waaaay south of heaven
Member Since: 27th Apr 2006
Total posts: 737
Posted:No worries Aimee, any idea what time you'll be at Euston yet? (Be gentle, I have to drive back from Swansea tomorrow night!)

To all those with pop up tents - they are the best thing ever! Taking them down is fine once you get the knack.

*ponders an informal taking-your-popup-tent-down workshop*


Chaos is the natural state of the universe

Some days I'm the pigeon, some days I'm the statue.

honourary militant margerine ninJAH

If it wasn't for displacement activity I wouldn't get half as much done

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Er...is between 12 and half past too early?
If not suggest a time and I'll be game. Not really botherd!

My brand spanking new pop up tent is a bit rubbish...
Although somebody else put it up for me so it might have been rubbish because of that.
The poles are hinged and any strong wind makes them bend undone and I get a half collapsed tent frown
Really not sure if I should bring the amazing flowery 'i might stay up' tent, or the boring plain 'i'll definatly stay up' tent.
I'll have a fiddle around with it tomorrow and see if theres a knack in putting it up...


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glenneroo
professional loser
Location: Wien
Member Since: 17th Jun 2004
Total posts: 140
Posted:*sniff* hate to have to have bailed on everyone at the very last possible moment, which i really should have decided weeks ago and stopped blindly pretending things would be OK. Intense flooding of my own to deal with here (not rain related) and very sensitive family issues to tend to... so i guess my finally meeting the rest of you lovely peoples (and playing the paparazzi game) will have to wait another year frown

much love, hugs, and general squishiness.
glenn


fotography: glenneroo.net
filmography: glenneroo.org

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Does anybody have any word as to what the conditions are like on the site?
Super boggy?


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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted:i really cant be arsed to read all this sorry - can some one give me the jist?

plus, whats the paarazzi game?

also



 Written by: Skulduggery



Jon is just THE most useful person to have around when tentage is concerned ubblove




ubblol

for a start, tentage, and then having jonnie around, just makes that funny as! smile


Step (el-nombrie)

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glenneroo
professional loser
Location: Wien
Member Since: 17th Jun 2004
Total posts: 140
Posted: Written by: mech


i really cant be arsed to read all this sorry - can some one give me the jist?


I won't be there frown I am tending to my sick mother who is visiting me here in Austria right now for a few weeks and i need to spend the time with her and not running off to festivals, hence my comment about "should have decided this weeks ago"... and thus why i apologize to any and all who might be affected by my over-late decision frown

 Written by: mech


plus, whats the paarazzi game?



hehe don't you know what Paparazzi is? The spy photographers who sell pics to the tabloids? if you don't know, then i won't spoil the fun for our next meeting..... whenever that may be wink


fotography: glenneroo.net
filmography: glenneroo.org

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mech
mech

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: "In your ear"
Member Since: 9th Jun 2003
Total posts: 6207
Posted: Written by: glenneroo



hehe don't you know what Paparazzi is? The spy photographers who sell pics to the tabloids? if you don't know, then i won't spoil the fun for our next meeting..... whenever that may be wink



im a part time photographer dude, i have done some free lance work for those paparazzi mags that are teh scum of teh earth.

i have to do some serious attonmnet for that at some point.

still

it was more what is the game all about tho


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UCOF
UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
Posted:frown

Damn.
hug

Family first smile


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glenneroo
professional loser
Location: Wien
Member Since: 17th Jun 2004
Total posts: 140
Posted: Written by: mech


im a part time photographer dude, i have done some free lance work for those paparazzi mags that are teh scum of teh earth.

i have to do some serious attonmnet for that at some point.

still

it was more what is the game all about tho


its a game because i do it at festivals/events/photoshootings, that is i capture emotion and real people i.e. no posing allowed. People don't know if or when im taking their picture until after the fact, unless they catch me during - usually my own fault/will - pushing my luck with different perspectives/500 shot time-lapse-like sequences. Some people (winking at Rob) have good eyes and know my game and are often aware of my presence, others (winking at others who i forgot names to) watch me like a paranoid hawk everywhere i go... because they know when they've spotted me, my game is up and i won't shoot them - that takes out all the fun wink

my preference of course if that you first see what i shot at one of my silly and slightly abusive slideshows (winks again at Rob, FireNix, and many many others)


fotography: glenneroo.net
filmography: glenneroo.org

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Beth
Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
Posted:Is anyone travelling up from the south west/M5? I'm wondering if it's gonna be easy to get up to the festie with all this flooding business? Any ideas anyone?

Also, whats the site like? all boggy and muddy and gross? or surprisingly dry?


Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:hug to Glenneroo... and lots of good health wishes for your mum!

And Len, tell him that's not allowed, and that I will come to Bristol and pinch his nose if he doesn't behave!

I wonder if my poor boyfriend has got any idea that he's going to get out of bed early to drive me round Stafford on Wednesday morning so that I can get some food and alcoholic beverages and wellies and a jacket and batteries and and and and and? 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

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PinkNigel
PinkNigel

Pinker than thou
Location: A little pink world all my own...
Member Since: 4th May 2006
Total posts: 336
Posted:To all those asking about the site, this from the play site weather thread:
Dunc wrote:
 Written by:

I've just been to the site, it's wet (duh lol) but the ground is easily holding it's own against the weather and isn't too muddy at all. So just make sure you bring your wellies and water proof jackets with you!!

See you all real soon *hugs*



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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misscorinthian
misscorinthian

old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 27th Sep 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:Well, looks like it's just me and my big girlies going, which is fine but I haven't been away from the baby for more than about 3 hours since she was born. I might be a soppy mess needing lots of cuddles and tissues after a couple of days!

I won't be bringing the huge tent (unless anyone specifically wants me to) so will prob put our stuff in a dinky little one, and sleep in the car.

Question: can I park up the mpv in the camping area next to our stuff tent, or will we be sleeping in the carpark??


XLenX

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

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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:would you want to park in the tent field if it's really wet? you could get bogged in for eternity

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.

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