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_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

Total posts: 5967
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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CalvinKlown


CalvinKlown

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Location: Hy Brasil - For real now.

Total posts: 280
Posted:A mate of mine had that about two weeks ago. She was well pleased with the results. She never mentioned any pain, just that they were a little sensitive to sunlight, but a couple of days in sunglasses, and she was fine.

Good luck, I'm sure you won't need it.


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Fireblitz
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

Fireblitz

member
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 186
Posted:hug hug hug hug hug Thanks guys, I'm sure I'll be fine, I'm just a big baby, I'll let you know how I get on.

You can only be young once but you can always be immature.

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Xina
BRONZE Member since May 2007

newbie
Location: Co. Louth, Ireland

Total posts: 8
Posted:French, I had laser surgery a year ago and it was absolutely the best money I have ever spent (still spending actually since I'm nowhere near paying it off!!). But it was so worth it. I went from a blind-as-a-bat prescription of 20/400 to better-than-perfect 20/14, and my night vision has tremendously improved. The results were beyond my expectations. Your vision will be hazy for a day or two and I would recommend working as little as possible for the week following because a lot of care is required. They gave me some good pain meds, but I didnt need them, I had no pain. The freedom is amazing after wearing contacts for so long. You will love it! Good luck!! smile

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Fireblitz
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

Fireblitz

member
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 186
Posted:Thanks Xina, Well guys, went through with the surgery this morning, I'm really proud of myself because I was terrified but I did it anyway. I was sore for a couple of hours but I slept for a few hours and now I've no pain at all. I'll have to use drops a few times a day for the next while but I can already see almost perfectly, it's amazing to be able to see this well, I've been using really strong glasses since I was 14 so to be able to see things so perfectly is brilliant. Hurrah for technology!!!!!

See you around (ha ha)

Hugz,
Mairead.


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mosey101
SILVER Member since Mar 2006

mosey101

member
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 25
Posted:Hey Mairead....very nice

Completly forgot that u were going for that layer eye thingy...i wish i could bring u back something nice from Berlin but theres flip all to buy u...also me and Martin have hardly been in the city ... actually not at all...

For anyone whos interested, ive just spent a week in the Juggling Catacombs in Berlin which is a training centre for the performance arts (Namely juggling, acrobatics, aerial work as well as hoop and staff and ot her things)...its in the heart of Berlin and is an amazing and really cool place to come, hang out and train on whatever u want to work on....i had a week workshop with Marco Paoletti which was amazing but i was talking with Alan Blim (The director) and he was saying that there are other performers here who arent mentioned on the main website but who will give workshops ...the address is http://www.jonglierkatakomben.de/ and if have any other questions u can either contact them or email me (ianmoss101 at gmail.com)

The school is going through some tough times financially at the moment (i think) and the more aware people are of it and its offerings the better it will be.... i would recommend it to anyone...its Wonderbar!!!


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t04201901
BRONZE Member since Dec 2006

t04201901

Member
Location: Co Louth, Ireland

Total posts: 79
Posted: Written by: french23


See you around (ha ha)





Lol, good one!!!


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CalvinKlown


CalvinKlown

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Posted: Written by: Helen_of_poi


Burn off all fuel on your staff by letting the staff burn without spinning until it goes out naturally. Yes, i know it's not good for the kevlar, but you need to remove as much parafin smell as possible. Last time I flew with my poi, I also cleaned the wicks off with baby wipes, removing any soot, and again, getting rid of some of the smell. I didn't notice any problem with the lifespan of the wicks afterwards. Definately wrap the wicks well in plastic.

In terms of your case - can you get it cleaned somehow? Or put it and your staff in a document tube (if it'll fit) - the plastic telescoping ones are quite cool, and should keep any smells in. Airport security are used to seeing these, so they don't look on them as all that strange. Search for other threads on this topic, and you'll find other advice. Irish airport security is much the same as any other airport security, I'm not aware of it being any more or less strict than anywhere else.

Basically, try to get rid of any and all parafin, so that you can look them in the eye, and tell them truthfully that it's not flammable.



Cheers Helen, my staff sailed through dispite the recent terrorist activity, am now in sunny Dublin.

Anyone who fancys hooking up for a beer or a spin in Dublin send me a PM, I'll be here for another two days.
If anyone could tell me some spinning friendly places I'd be very grateful. I've got all the juggling club names and times, but I need to fill my days with staff too. wink
Ta Ta for now.
AB>


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t04201901
BRONZE Member since Dec 2006

t04201901

Member
Location: Co Louth, Ireland

Total posts: 79
Posted:Any 1 from here goin to the mantua project in Roscommon this wkend???

Impact tent is gonna be wkd

www.mantuaproject.com

Czech it...ya get mi!!!


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t04201901
BRONZE Member since Dec 2006

t04201901

Member
Location: Co Louth, Ireland

Total posts: 79
Posted:Dont really know why am writing this, seen as though this board has gotten so damn stale lately, but sure, i'm workin doin nuthin as usual (mwwuuhhaahahaha) so i thought i might as well let ye know how my wkend went!!

Well, wat a wkend it was!! The State of Mantua, absolutely brilliant festy, just as good if not better than Life-festy. Plenty of reggea, dub, small amounts of rock and stuff but for me it was all about the Drum n Bass + Jungle!! A whole tent dedicated to it for the wkend - absolutely mint!! The place was goin off from the minute i got, fair balls to all the ravers who were goin till 8am monday........messy as fu*k!!!!!!

Met some really really cool people, including a fellow poi-er from DrumShambles-Shambo i believe, who says she gonna sort me out wit a job doin poi, which would be sweet if that worked out!!

The funniest thing of the wkend was when some jumped up wannabe farmer hippy mowed the whole cinema tent down with the on site tractor!!

Priceless...


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shaping_light
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

shaping_light

member
Location: In a warm bed with me teddy!!,...

Total posts: 138
Posted:Boo frown wish I had of been on the other side of the water to have been at that.

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Fireblitz
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

Fireblitz

member
Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 186
Posted:Sounds like you had a blast. Sorry I missed that. The Pheonix Festival was fun but a bit wet, had fun though.

You can only be young once but you can always be immature.

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t04201901
BRONZE Member since Dec 2006

t04201901

Member
Location: Co Louth, Ireland

Total posts: 79
Posted:Will there be a few heads in St stephens Green this wkend?? Was wondering if any1 one wud be about, need to learn a few new tricks?? I've gotten to a stand still with wat i can do and need some guidance.....its wreckin me buzz, i havent learned a thing since the BTB weave, which was quite a while ago! ubbrollsmile

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Fireblitz
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Fireblitz

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Location: Dublin, Ireland

Total posts: 186
Posted:Wouldn't say there'll be a huge turn out in Stephen's Green, unless it's sunny. If you're in Dublin anyway though, you should risk it, there's usually someone there, if not you can practise by yourself, maybe try the btb 5beat weave? weavesmiley, anyway have fun biggrin

You can only be young once but you can always be immature.

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t04201901
BRONZE Member since Dec 2006

t04201901

Member
Location: Co Louth, Ireland

Total posts: 79
Posted:Ah well thats a shame! Go to the park on my lonesome, nah, thats pants, i'd be bored outta me tree!

Can do the 5 beat already, any other suggestions??


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splinterific
GOLD Member since Mar 2007

splinterific

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Location: , Ireland

Total posts: 248
Posted:how are your flowers? play aroudn and get them nice smile

there might be a few folks in on sunday, big turnouts are on tuesdays though in merrion square


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t04201901
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t04201901

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Location: Co Louth, Ireland

Total posts: 79
Posted:Yeah i heard that its usually during the wk, but unfortunately i have to work...god dammit...so midwk is really hard for me! Finished my placement in a month, then i've a month off, then back to uni. So maybe i'll try get up when i'm off!!

Flowers, yeah mine arent great to be honest, the one where my arms are goin forwards along with the poi arent bad, but the one where ur arms move in the opposite direction of the poi are terrible. Quite boring to practice tho i find...'spose cuz u cant see it! But yeah good idea, try and master flowers for the nxt couple of weeks!!! Cheers mate!! biggrin


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Kneel
SILVER Member since Apr 2007

Kneel

journeyman
Location: Dublin,Ireland

Total posts: 80
Posted:i might be in on sunday and lj usually goes to.

yeah flowers are quite trickey,try do opposites with ur poi while doing foward split time wth ur hands,and then backwards biggrin


-Niall-

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t04201901
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t04201901

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Location: Co Louth, Ireland

Total posts: 79
Posted:Any1 goin to the festival in Lietrim nxt wkend???

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imprettylikedrugs

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Location: Dublin City Centre

Total posts: 160
Posted:Any one whos not away in foreign country feel like doing anything tonight? Perhaps a bitchin juggle jam is in order? to make us feel like were still in the scene...

Any one else got that feeling?


Today's subliminal thought is : " . ; ..." that is all.

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squarefish
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Location: the state of flux, Ireland

Total posts: 403
Posted:-Kings of Concrete-

Who's going to this thing down at the amphitheatre near the civic offices?
BMX, skateboarding, drumming, graffitti etc?

was there last year and it was lots of fun.

Happens TODAY and from NOW onwards

and Cam, what the hell are you doing up so early, you must be in on an early shift I guess?

If anyones up for it give me a shout and we can all go on the nack.


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imprettylikedrugs

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Location: Dublin City Centre

Total posts: 160
Posted:You up for a spin, and a few SH1tfaced giggles then? bring your poi and a 6 of dutch...I ifinish work at 17:00!!!! Who else is up for it? Go on you know youll end up watching cornation street eating cornflakes if you dont come out!

Today's subliminal thought is : " . ; ..." that is all.

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splinterific
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splinterific

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Location: , Ireland

Total posts: 248
Posted:bugger i only saw this thread now frown

howya cam! aint seen ya in an age frown i sat at home sat night doing nothing...aww...ahh well


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squarefish
SILVER Member since Sep 2002

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Location: the state of flux, Ireland

Total posts: 403
Posted:Well considering how it totally threw down with rain on saturday you didn't miss all that much....

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imprettylikedrugs

kicking cucumbers constantly : )
Location: Dublin City Centre

Total posts: 160
Posted:OK, whos MAAAAD for a spot of Urban Park juggling? complete with Boozy extras and a bit of Cheeky SMoke-age? Merrion SQ 18:00 till we get kicked out.

Howdy Splint...I ended up at home too...As Martin said, weather was a pile of scrote.


Today's subliminal thought is : " . ; ..." that is all.

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splinterific
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splinterific

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Posted:i missed this again frown

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Kneel
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Kneel

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Posted:ah twas a good day,those pentagrams and stars are mind boggling though Cameron.
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-Niall-

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t04201901
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t04201901

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Location: Co Louth, Ireland

Total posts: 79
Posted: Written by: shadesofgray


ah twas a good day,those pentagrams and stars are mind boggling though Cameron.



Sounds interesting, care to explian????


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Xina
BRONZE Member since May 2007

newbie
Location: Co. Louth, Ireland

Total posts: 8
Posted:hey guys, hope everyone is doing well in spite of this crappy excuse for summer weather!

i have a question for all you groovy fireheads!
after messing around with beginner poi for a couple of months now, i'm ready to buy my first set of fire poi! biggrin

soooo... i would love to hear your recommendations on what kind i should get! i'm really thinking about the cathedral ball chain set on this site. or do you think, being a newbie, i should start with something like the weka set, with smaller flames? please give me your thoughts!

thanks guys!


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t04201901
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t04201901

Member
Location: Co Louth, Ireland

Total posts: 79
Posted:Cathedral link chain would be my preferance...thats the first ones i bought about two yrs ago didnt change them until i feckin got them taken off me in Manchester airport.

They'll last practically forever, they look really good, only thing is they're quite heavy and take a bit of gettin used to. Just practice with them before lightinn them!!

hope this helps


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imprettylikedrugs

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Location: Dublin City Centre

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Posted:Cathedrals have ferocious flames on em, and burn for decades, so their good in that regard, but only if you feel comfortable with that...LOL! SHades of Grey how are ye! Yeah those 5 pointed star things are odd, it forces the poi into anti spin, then into a stall and back to normal time...Ive been messing with those "one over the shoulder, one behind the back" stall things you were showing me...Theyre Purdy...Hows the over the head isolation coming ?

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