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_Clare_
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_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

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Posted:Hello, hello and welcome to the all-new, shiny thread for fire dancers, spinners, object manipulators, drummers, musicians and anyone else interested in these arts anywhere in Ireland.



Our community started coming together a few years ago, and it's grown to include people from all over the country...



If you are new to poi or staff or spinning stuff and want to meet up with any of the Irish spinners, please post in this thread, introduce yourself and feel free to come along to the workshops, gatherings or events that get talked about.



Also, if you'd like to be on my mailing list for fire gatherings and other juggling events, please PM me your email address and I'll add it. The fire gathering takes place fortnightly in Belfast, but it's one way to keep in touch with everyone.



So welcome, and hope to see you soon wave



Clare x



Updates on Circus/spinny gatherings around Ireland



Belfast:



Tuesday:

5pm-7pm

Streetwise (community circus) meet in Morton Community Centre (off Lisburn Road) providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills. Run by Dave from Babcock and Bobbins (on HoP as Bobbins).

8.30pm-10pm

I run a poi workshop for the Crescent Arts Centre (now housed in City Church, Holylands - opposite the Spar), featuring occasional special guests when they visit Please PM me if you are interested in poi lessons.

9.30/10pm-midnight

Fortnightly fire gathering in Crescent Park, Belfast (opposite The Fly/Scratch bar). This is a friendly and informal gathering for anyone interested in spinning fire or learning more. Please PM me if you want to know the dates for the next gathering.



Wednesday:

7pm-9.30pm

Adult circus in Belfast Community Circus (Gordon St, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast). Weekly circus training for adults using various circusy props. 5 per week.



Galway:



Tuesday:

5pm-??

NUI Galway juggling club meet in Aras Na MacLeinn. Providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



Thursday:

5pm-??

NUI Galway juggling club meet at the Bank of Ireland theatre.



Sunday:

12pm-4pm

NUI Galway juggling club meet at the Dangan Sports Centre.



Cork:



Tuesday:

5.30pm-8pm

Cork Community Circus meet at Loch Community Centre, at the top of Barracks St, Greenmount providing an indoor space to practice and learn new skills. (Probably) run by Cormac (not on HoP). Three euro cover charge.



Limerick:



Thursday:

7pm-9pm

Limerick Juggling Club meet at the Limerick Youth Centre, on Lower Glentworth Street. Club run by fantastic jugglers Joe McGinley and Richy Brennan.



Dublin:



Monday:

5pm-9pm

DIT juggling club meet in the hall behind Belvedere College providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



Tuesday:

7pm-9pm

Trinity juggling club meet in Goldsmith Hall, Pearse Street providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



Wednesday:

7pm-9pm

DIT juggling club meet in Linen Hall, across the road from Bolton Street. Go through the archway at the side of Bodkins, and it's on the top floor, in the gym.

4.30pm-6pm

NCAD juggling club meet.



Thursday:

6pm-9.30pm

UCD juggling club meet in the Memorial Hall, beside the Architecture buildings providing a free, indoor space to practice and learn new skills.



(PS:

DIT will meet...

24th September - 5th December 2007

28th January - 14th March 2008

31st March - 25th April 2008)





Dun Laoghaire



Tuesday:

6pm-8pm

IADT meet somewhere a new club, and everyone is welcome!





Events:



British Juggling Convention (April)

UberParis (June)

Play (July)

EJC (July)

Falmouth (September)

Clonakilty JC (September)

Bristol (September)





(If you have any updates on these clubs or events, please PM them to me...)





Take care, happy spinning

X



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splinterific
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

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Posted:well... i wrote the car off on xmas eve frown missed my turn and drove into a ditch....back to walking for me...

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jeangenie
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

jeangenie

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Posted:ooooops ouch!hope you're ok and not hurt at all mark! crimbo eve too! it sux!

walking is the new driving anyway and is very underrated wink


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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:eek eek

I'm so sorry Helen... I only just saw your post... missed it somehow...

That's terrible news, I hope the decision is reversed...

And Mark... sorry to hear about your accident! Hope it didn't put you off your dinner!

Take care everyone

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Aranor
GOLD Member since Dec 2007

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Posted:Hey there...spinner from NYC coming to Ireland, specifically Dublin for the next 4 months. I looked at the workshops going on and wonder which would be the best to attend for poi/hooping. I'm going to be in town starting on January 11th. Also, if anyone knows of any nightly gatherings, places to spin, or tips on not getting thrown in jail (seeing as how I came closer than I'd like in NYC) while still being able to spin would be fantabulous! Thanks in advance for any help!

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squarefish
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Posted:Cool,
you should be here for the Dublin juggling festival as well, not sure of dates on that though, anyone else know?


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Kneel
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Kneel

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Posted:march ish sometime i think,but ooo baby cork will be great!!

-Niall-

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splinterific
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Posted:unfortunatly there isnt many fire meets in dublin due to crappy weather (there is in belfast though)

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

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Location: Belfast

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Posted:Lol... ah yes, fire meets... god, I have been enjoying the holidays smile

Fire gatherings will start again very soon... possibly next Tuesday (not tomorrow, due to freezing rain rolleyes)

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See most of you in Cork?! smile

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Posted:Yup, im going to cork, so that the next time i will see all ye lads : ) and Ladies...any new on tickets?ive signed up to the newletter and check the website every day, but no joy? any body know anything about this?

and NYC newcomer!!! if you PM me ill send you my phone number, i live in Dublin City centre, and can meet up and show you round the college scene, which is about the only scene going at the moment for spinach/Hoopage.

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Posted:Any one up for a trip to the Netherlands after the Cork festival??? any one know any spinners there they could introduce me to ??? I figure if people get brides from the net, why cant i get an Acquaintance.

Is it just me or is this thread dying a death? is there any more lively Irish ones about?


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Kneel
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Kneel

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Location: Dublin,Ireland

Total posts: 80
Posted: Written by: imprettylikedrugs



Is it just me or is this thread dying a death? is there any more lively Irish ones about?





Ill eat a dwarf with herpes if it arouses entertainment!!!



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-Niall-

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Posted:LOL yeah, that would provide an adequate ammount of chuckles...make sure to use protection though if the dwarf is packing....I was thinking an apron or a bib perhaps ?

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Wooktastic
BRONZE Member since Jan 2007

Wooktastic

the kicker of elves
Location: Dublin

Total posts: 371
Posted:Anybody know where I can get some Personal Liability Insurance 'round here?

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splinterific
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Posted:not down south im afraid. has been discussed many a time and not available in the republic, in belfast/uk yes but you would need to be a full time resident up there

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Wooktastic
BRONZE Member since Jan 2007

Wooktastic

the kicker of elves
Location: Dublin

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Posted:Any insurers outside the country who'd cover the Irish?

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

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Posted:frown

Nope, tried that too.

It works on your address and which country you are a resident of.

If anyone finds out different, please let me know too biggrin

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jeangenie
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

jeangenie

member
Location: ireland

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Posted:interesting question re insurance!

what about joining irish equity - the union thingy for performers.

http://www.irishequity.ie/index.htm

"Equity represents performers and artists across the entire spectrum of entertainment and the arts. Our membership includes actors, singers, dancers, choreographers, variety and circus artists, stage management, theatre designers and directors, TV and Radio presenters, stunt performers and coordinators"

it may be easier to get insurance once you are a member of larger organisation?!

whatcha reckon? ubbrollsmile


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Wooktastic
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Wooktastic

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Location: Dublin

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Posted:I'll give it a go. Always worth a try. Thanks. biggrin

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Posted:can we be careful how we approach this company please folks? dont want them thinking we're all nuts who want money if we screw up? just tact and all that...

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Wooktastic
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Wooktastic

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Location: Dublin

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Posted:I've been thinking of joining equity anyway as I am an actor too. So don't worry, I'll mention the fire as a sideline.

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_Clare_
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_Clare_

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Posted:Yep, try again!

I'm a member of Equity UK, and when I joined I asked them to check about the situation with Equity Ireland... it was the same story.

(it's the insurance companies, not the brokers, that are the problem).

But try it...

Can't hurt!

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jeangenie
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jeangenie

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Posted:found this article.... it's a bit old (2002)and based in the uk, but may be of interest about Equity and insurance:

http://www.jugglingdb.com/compendium/performing/showbusiness/publicliabilityUK.html

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Helen_of_Poi
SILVER Member since Apr 2004

Helen_of_Poi

lapsed spinner
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 412
Posted:Honestly, as Clare says, this has been investigated - thoroughly - there is no insurer which will provide Public Liability cover for fire performers in the Republic of Ireland. For performers, yes, but not for fire. I've even discussed this with the Arts Council's circus specialist. It is definitely the case. Events can get insurance to have fire performers at their event (usually through PJT, the same insurers Equity use here), but the fire performers must have their own Public Liability cover too.

Helen_of_Poi

EJC Ireland 2006 Organisational Team

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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

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Location: Belfast

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Posted:Yep... Thanks Helen smile hug

And I found out (to my considerable cost), that the one-off PJT event insurance can run into the hundreds of Euro.

It really sucks. Completely.

Best wishes
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Posted:WERE ALL SCREWED !!!!! AAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHHHH ubbloco

HAHAHAHA it sucks to be a fire spinner in Ireland!
No insuarance, Loads of Rain, Little Dedicated practice space and Ronan making us all look like CRAP, I suggest we all uproots and move to somewhere WITH NO other spinners, plenty of sunshine, LOADS of fire performance cover, and plenty of pineapples...because everytime i eat pineapples i feel happy...and i want hapiness with my fire DAMMIT...

soapboxWHOS WITH me!!!!! Marshall Islands here we COME! soapbox


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_Clare_
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_Clare_

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Posted:biggrin biggrin biggrin

Cameron... you rock.

Like Bon Jovi on a good day biggrin biggrin biggrin ubblol

If there is the possibility of frantic poncing on this lil island paradise, count me in biggrin

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Posted:ubblol

i vote for reunion island. less likely to sink


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Wooktastic
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Wooktastic

the kicker of elves
Location: Dublin

Total posts: 371
Posted:Why don't we just buy completely infeasible amounts of compost and dump it in international waters? Make our own little island populated entirely with spinners?

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Posted:yeah,
next convention everyone has to bring at least two bags of compost. sunlamps and a pineapple for Cameron. wink cool


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Wooktastic

the kicker of elves
Location: Dublin

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Posted:Where exactly should we make this island?

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