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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
**EDIT**

Ignore all the stuff below this edit!

Until further notice - Thursdays are meeting "down the river" on Millmead island between The Brittannia pub and the Yvonne Arnaud theatre.

Parking is available outside the Brit', or in the council offices just past this, or if those are full in the large car park by the George Abbot pub.

It's a short (5-10 min) walk from Guildford station.



Keen people arrive straight from work (around 6pm) with the majority of people turning up around 8pm.



Ignore the stuff below this as it's not likely to happen in the near future, and during the summer it's nice to be outside.

~~~~~





This is currently provisional - it might be shunted back a week into February, but just thought I'd get the ball a-rolling...



So, we've been granted the use of a MASSIVE indoor space for Happy Thursdays. Approximately 3 tennis-courts worth of space eek

And it's FREE biggrin



From 7pm - 11pm (Every Thursday obviously) - though again, this might shift slightly.



Sadly we've lost a fair number of regular Guildford spinners, some for a short period, others for longer - but to counter this we're throwing the night wide open.



We want breakers, poppers, lockers, caporeia-istas (no idea how to spell that...), drummers, uni-cyclists on top of all the jugglers, spinners and manipulators.

Even Ed wink



Just waiting on a couple of final bits of info - for example i'm not sure about fire play yet - but potentially this could be an AWESOME night - loads of space, lots of light, warm, music and lots of people to learn off biggrin



Once I get a definite start date, i'll post a map and give more details of how to get there, but vaguely:

Car: It's about 2 minutes off the A3 (so even Londoners don't have an excuse wink ) at the Spectrum Sports Centre/Woking junction (as opposed to the Cathedral/University junction).



Public transport : You can get a bus to very near, and getting back into town/station will just involve lift sharing smile



(For climbers it's about a 5 minute walk from Craggy Island)



Woo, and indeed, hoo biggrin



It would be wicked if we could get LOADS of people down for the opening night *HINT HINT*



weavesmiley juggle :everythingelse:

EDITED_BY: Durbs (1211366900)

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Ah yes, a paragraph would've been better than " - "

You're far too hairy to be a chav.

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GeoffonTour04SILVER Member
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Posted:
this still going on down by the river? Just moved to guildford to go to the acm would be good to meet some spinners up here.

DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
It is indeed.
The keen people turn up around 6-ish (whilst it's still light) - usually lingering around until about 11-ish.

Yay - more people! grin

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GeoffonTour04SILVER Member
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Posted:
spot on I'll be there around 6

DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Cool beans - Pete (FlameBoy) is coming down too grin

Huzzah!

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MrConfusedBRONZE Member
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Posted:
*mutters something barely coherent about no-one turning up last week besides me and the usual table full of chavs*

Anyone actually going to be there this week, weather willing?

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I was there...on my own for 45 minutes and forgot my coat, so gave up and went home.
This week though grin

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tozGOLD Member
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Location: Guildy Ford, Australia


Posted:
Weather forecast is peachy... I'll drag my lazy ass down from London, so there should be at least 3 of us then! :-D

tozGOLD Member
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Posted:
How am I still a newbie, I joined over 4 years ago!?!?

duballstarSILVER Member
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Posted:
haha... and why does your loc still say Guildford?

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
I'll be down too - though will be a bit later (8-ish)

I have lots of fuel though, and a hat.

Progress is being made with the indoor grin

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:

Good news - We've got the green light for using the Lockwood Centre this year grin
Need to sort out the fine details (keys, rules & regs etc) - but potentially we're looking at being in in 2-4 weeks.

At first it will be done on a monthly trial basis, but i'm sure if we can pull a good crowd and all behave ourselves we'll be very happy there over the colder, wetter months.


Tonight though, will be same as usual - down the ol' river from 6 onwards smile
Might want to bring a jumper...

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_Stix_Pooh-Bah
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Posted:
TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

EDITED_BY: _Stix_ (1225299334)

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_Clare_BRONZE Member
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Posted:
grouphug

Getting to the other side smile


PJB21experamentalist and chucker
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Location: london


Posted:
hey, hows it going with the Lockwood Centre? im interested in visiting some time soon, probably not this week though... but soon.

also i dont actualy own any fire equipment (im working on that) but would there be stuff i can use there?

PJB21

DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Heya,

Progress is slow i'm afraid - had 2 meetings arranged to sort out the details, both been cancelled for various reasons.

So for now we're outside in the wind/cold/warmth/rain/snow/ice/moon (depending on the day wink )

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Hmm - Weather forecast is kinda dry, maybe some rain later...

I'll be down anyway, and I've brough COL'08, so we could just sit in a pub and watch other people spin. Slacky Thursday grin

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ParafinfairySILVER Member
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Posted:
Shame you didn't get my little shrew down to for his chilli eating extravaganza on Thursday. Check out fatty Bakers fb pics, my little shrew is HARDCORE!!!!

love you all kiss kiss

Slicing the Loaf as we speak.

I need it..... Trust me!


Marykatestranger
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Posted:
Hi,
I am searching for the East Grinstead poi
group. I would like to join.
Please send me infos about a group near
East Grinstead (West Sussex).

Thank you

Mary

DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Bo!

Toast Xmas Special tonight, with special guests RobCat and Sandy turning up later.

It's actually quite warm out there too, and dry.

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ParafinfairySILVER Member
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Posted:
Did anyone bring pies?

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Hey this is toast, only 4 people turned up wink

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animatEdBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Only because you're slacker than all the Chimaera lot put together tongue2

You advertise it the day before it happens, then publically the morning of the event... and then you make it rain! Once again Durbin, all your fault. grin

Now get a real job. Hopefully the training I gave to your Cat should be working it's magic as we speak. Be careful next time you put on your shoes.

Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.


ParafinfairySILVER Member
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Posted:
Originally Posted By: Learning_To_CookOnly because you're slacker than all the Chimaera lot put together tongue2



oh my god I can't believe you just said that!! Fatty you are slack but not *that* slack!! LTC, please don't be another Toaster moving to Bristol and joining the dark chimaera side tongue2

hug hug

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I need it..... Trust me!


animatEdBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Too late wink tongue2

Miss you Lex!

Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.


cannon_labBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Howdy!
Are you kids still meeting up for Poi on Thursday? I've been poi-ing it up on and off for half a year now, and I really want to get back into it. Anyway, what time do you all meet up?
Rock on,
Pete

DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
Indeed we do - t'was a little chilly last night but a few of us braved it.

Keen people get there about 7-ish, most are there by 9.

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ParafinfairySILVER Member
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Posted:
And some just come after eastenders...

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DurbsBRONZE Member
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Posted:
And others f**k off to the otherside of the world to get married...

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animatEdBRONZE Member
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Posted:
And the cool ones f*ck off to bristol and juggle lots wink

Empty your mind. Be formless, Shapeless, like Water.
Put Water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Water can flow, or it can Crash.
Be Water My Friend.


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