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Dentrassi
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Posted:**Final Edit - 14th July 2006**
Well after 6 odd years of life in Sydney, i needed a change so have moved to Brisbane - thus will not be updating this again. I cannot guarantee any of the groups are still going - but have tried to insert contact details for all the key meets so you can get in touch with them.

***edit on 4/11/2010 with some links to facebook groups.

Thanx to all the lovely Sydneysiders & Novacastrians for most excellent spinning and silly goodness in the 4 odd years since i stumbles across this remarkable community.

love to all. peace out.
Ed ubbrollsmile
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Right im sick of almost every single post about Sydney asking whats on. I estimate ive typed out most of this info about 20 times for those who have contacted me through the meet otters thing.
All the existing info is old/outdated, so here is the definitive Sydney thread!

8th EDITION, UPDATED 27/03/06
note:
- be safe & be happy!
- for public transport info, call 131500, or go to www.131500.com.au, or if youre too useless to work it out yourself let me know.

Newtown juggling club **ACTIVE** juggle weavesmiley *liked by Ciara*
http://www.somethinkodd.com/juggling/
for more info
Date: Wednesdays, rain, hail or shine
Time: 7:30- 9:30PM
Cost: $6 for hall hire
Location: St Stephens hall, Church st, Newtown.
Directions:
- Train: Go to newtown station, walk out of station, turn right, walk up the main rd. cross on to the left side of the road, turn left into church st. a shop called 'Holy Sheet' is on the corner. Walk about 80 meter down the road, the hall is on the left. You will hear loud banging noises. If you walk past and old church or park, you've gone too far.
- Bus: any bus that goes along king st newtown. Check a street map before hand, and get off near the holy sheet store on the corner. Follow directions as above.
- Car. Turn into church st from king st, you can park inside the hall grounds.
Who Turns Up: Lovely old friends of mine, but no-one really from HoP.
What youll see: mainly clubs- lots of passing, but also balls, diabolo, unicycles, hats, blocks, hula hoops, and sometimes some poi.

Vibe: reasonably serious & focussed - mostly jugglers - lotsa club passing, but with moments of silliness. usually one or two poiers about. Generally a fun night.

UNSW CircusSoc **ACTIVE** juggle weavesmiley *liked by Ciara*
website: www.circusoc.com

Date & Time: check out their website above.
Location: Library Lawn, *apparently changed to the oval behind the Roundhouse bar*
Directions: from Central Station, cross Eddy avenue to get to bus stops. Multiple buses will take you to UNSW. work it out. I think the 860 is the express bus.
At the uni, find a map or ask someone for directions.
Car: I can be bothered. Get a map.
Who turns up: I know a couple of the spinners but none who are Hoppers


FIREARTS @ GLEBE **CURRENT ACTIVITY UNKNOWN** weavesmiley
The crew & regulars who used to run this are no longer, though its possible its still going
Dates: Every Thursday, except when raining.
Time: anytime after 8:30-9pm, but is variable. Goes till 11-midnightish. Attendance is a bit temporamental over winter.
Location: Jubiliee Park, Glebe pt rd, Glebe. [also called bicentennial park]
How to get there:
To get to glebe pt rd
- Public transport. From town hall stn or central stn, catch 431 or 433 bus. tell driver your going to glebe. they drive down Parramatta rd, then turn right into glebe pt rd. tell the drive to drop you as far down glebe pt rd as possible. Walk the rest of the way
- Driving. Get on Parramatta rd, turn into glebe point rd at broadway shopping centre.

To find the park
Go as far down glebe pt rd as possible. go down the hill at the end, and youll see a park next to a river, with a suspension bridge on the right. We'll ususally be somewhere within 15 meters of the carpark

Who turns up:
Anywhere between 6 and 30... numbers are a bit irregular.
What youll see
Fire & glow - poi, staff, doubles, contact staff, rope dart, contact doubles, an occasional unicycle and juggler - a general bit of everything, with the focus on teaching.
Vibe.
Relaxed & cruizy. Mostly a social thing to randomly chat, and spin.
what to bring : kerosene, general stuff, a few cushions & beers, and toys of course!
toilet facilities : the tree.

SURCAS - Sydney University Recreational Clowning Around Society **ACTIVE** juggle weavesmiley
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=19227797048
br>Date & time: Usually 2 weekdays per week during semester from 12-2pm-ish. Check the link above.
Location: Sunken Lawn [halfway between library & manning building], Sydney Uni.
Directions: once you get to the uni, find a map or ask some one directions. Most people are pretty helpful & friendly.

To get to the uni
Train: to redfern station, walk out, turn left, follow the steady flow of uni student to the uni.
Bus: any bus running up/down Parramatta rd. get off at footbridge theatre. Ask the bus driver if unsure.
Car: off Parramatta rd. park where ever you can.

Who Turns Up: no idea anymore...
What youll see: everything.
Vibe: relaxed uni feel. Usuallly head to the bar afterwards for a drink in the afternoon sun.

Also have occasional evening BBQs. will post details as they come.

Macpyros - Macquarie Uni Pyros **POSSIBLY ACTIVE** juggle weavesmiley
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7388636053
br>Date: Thursday evenings, during semester
Time: 5pm onward - usually till 8pmish
Location: on the grass out the
back of the
bar (near Lake Yerbery)
Directions: if youre driving, look at a map. by public transport, youll have to catch a bus to macquarie uni. if you cant handle working it out by yourself, PM me
Who Turns Up: no idea.
What youll see: firey stuff
Vibe: only been once, but it seemed friendly.

Stone Circle Fire & Drums **ACTIVE**weavesmiley
Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7790690907
br>Date: Friday - closest to a full moon from September-ish to April-ish.

Time: after 10pm
Location: The Stone Circle is on the cliff point just south of Bondi Beach (between Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach). If standing on Bondi beach looking south towards Bronte you will see a cliff - the circle is on the edge of it, protruding over the ocean. You will see a big park up there (Marks Park) - its where you see people flying kites during the day.

Directions: To get there by public transport the 380 bus from Bondi Junction is the easiest way - get off on Fletcher St (one stop after the stop on Denham St, when bus turns off Bondi Rd) and walk to the end of Fletcher street (in the same direction as the bus was going) until you reach the park and walk across the park towards the ocean - you'll see the circle when you reach the other side of the park.

If walking from Bondi Beach, walk south up Campbell Parade and then turn left into Sandridge Rd and then take the first left into Fletcher St and you'll get to the park. If you're adventurous take the walkway that goes along the cliffs from Bondi Beach, that starts behind Bondi Icebergs. If you dont know where that is, probably best to follow the road...

Who Turns Up: random spinners, drummers, and dancers.

what to bring: drums/percussion, firesticks/pois, warm clothes (it can get pretty windy up there), beer etc, candles/lanterns (if you've got some handy) and friends.

Vibe: an interesting mix of hippy and eastern suberbs trendiness - generally a very fun crazy dancy night. this is one of my favourite meets - everyones really friendly.

Bushdoofs
who turns up: Me and a few others occaisonally. visit www.australiens.net for more info, or PM me.
What they are : uber cool electronic dance parties out in the middle of nowhere, with the sweet sound of bass echoing through the hills. Normally psytrance, but blends into trance, d&b, and a few others styles as well. Being completely away from anything, you can do anything you want, but just respect the rights of others to have fun as well.

Terrigal **ACTIVITY UNKNOWN**
Every wednesday night theres a Fire and Drums meet near the surf club on the beach. Its a very family friendly vibe and a very fun night. Ive only been once - but i recommend make it if you can!

Wollongong **ACTIVITY UNKNOWN**
I think theres used to be something on Wedneday nights at the Uni. I also hear rumours of a Full Moon gathering as well.

Newcastle **ACTIVITY UNKNOWN** Click here to go to the Newcastle Thread

Bathurst **ACTIVITY UNKNOWN**
Apparently theres a crew out at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst. I know nothing else about them, but your welcome to search for them if your out that way.

please let me know if you know of any other gatherings.

hugs, love, & peace to all!
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Puk
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Posted:Hello dentressi im going to be in sydney soon i'll be working nights but would love to catch up at one of those juggling events . I'll pm my number

And yes it is so fustrating in sydney with the gathering's and such well done on this thread .


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Rozi
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Posted:Mmmmmmm, scary. Looking at my name on all those events I am beginning to suspect I spend too much time going to spinning/juggling/other gatherings.



Gonna have to add my name to the list of people going to Stone Circle too.



Other event:



Macquarie Uni (Club Mac) Fire Spinners:

Last known details: meet at Macquarie Uni behind the uni-bar on a Thursday around 7-7:30pm. Will try and hunt out some details.




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Ade
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Posted:Quote:
Newtown Juggling Club #2
Date: Sunday afternoon, expect when raining.
Time: after 2:30
Location: Hyde park, city. Diagonally across the Elizabeth st from evil starbucks
Directions: look at a map
Who Turns Up: Rozi, random visiting HoPpers, sometimes Dentrassi
What youll see: poi, various juggling types, unicycling,
Vibe: more relaxed and croozy that Wednesday. Sitting in park in afternoon sun is nice!





This needs an update:
As seen on TV!

Did you realise this club was featured on one of the lifestyle weekend programs on the weekend?

it looked just lovely!! ubbrollsmile


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Dentrassi
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Posted:update!!

have got in contact with the some of the manly and shire spinners. nothing regular is going on at present, but if anyone wishes to get in contact with them, please PM me.



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skixgal
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Posted:its not sydney, but if you class wollongong as close enough,
every wednesday night at macabe park ( behind the youth centre on the hill) from about 8 there is a wollongong crew that meet, weather depending, theres anywhere from 3 to about 20 ppl that turn up for that one:)


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Dentrassi
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Posted:BUMP!

the main post has been updated.

note that uni gatherings are mostly cancelled till uni resumes end-of-julyish


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Posted:oooh smile Thank you!

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Posted:the australiens link is not working for me, can someone please check if it is correct?

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Posted:try www.australiens.net

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Dentrassi
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Posted:updated to the best of my knowledge.

the australiens link is a bit temporamental.

cheers.


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Frenzie
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Posted:Im thinking of getting something happening at sydney park in st peters, its a great location and i cant do thursdays (never have been able to) and its a bit late for me, so im going to get together some info and post a thread shortly! Hopefully there will be some interest!

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Dentrassi
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Posted:heya frenzie!

were you part of the newtown wednesday crew at one point?

i think avoiding thursday is good - there no need to overlap events, and yes earlier in the evening would be good! i know a few spinners who work thursday so there should be some interest.

my natural preference would be earlier in the week - maybe mondays or tuesdays? what are you thinking?

let me know what you decide and ill add the event to the updated main post in this thread - i found its easier to keep all the sydney events in one place.

illl send an email to the glebe crew as well letting them know.

thanx hug


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Frenzie
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Posted:Cirque du Sydney Park

What: Inspired by seeing Quidam, im wanting to get back into my old habit of fire twirling regularly!

When: The first Tuesday of the month, starting 5th October 2004, 7:30pm - 10pm

Where: Sydney Park, St Peters
On the corner of Princes Highway and Sydney park Road.
There is plenty of parking around the park, its quite large, but there is a 'village green', large flat area in the middle of the park.
There are maps around the park for those who get lost.

Who: Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier as they say

Info: Please bring own fuel and safety gear, some will be provided and we will make sure to have wet towels and fire blankets available, but if you have any please bring it along
Rubbish bins are available in the park, though we ask you to take any rubbish with you, if you leave it behind it will be your fellow spinners that clean up after you.
Bring blankets/tarps to sit on, your fire toys and your common sense.

We ask that you please spin off before lighting up, and do this on the paved areas, or better still bring along a garbage bag, we dont want to kill the grass, and then you can save your fuel!

Drummers are welcome and are a great addition to any fire/juggling night!

Please note: Dogs are more than welcome, my little kelpie cross will be down there, the park is an off leash area from 6pm every night.


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flash fire
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Posted:Nice one Frenzie!

I'm going to see Quidam at the end of September... maybe it will reinspire me too! smile Actually, I'm going to Burning Man next year and I really need to get my form back and start developing some new moves so I don't look like a rank amateur in front of the world's elite.

Might actually get my arse down to the park. Once a month ain't too much of a commitment.

Great idea re: spinning off. We really affected the grass in Newtown park after a while, didn't we?

Just out of interest, have you spoken about this with people other than HOP? Who else (what other subcultures I guess) will be going along?


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Frenzie
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Posted:Have only posted on australiens and oztrance about it, only decided on doing it last night while i was at the show

Im just telling anyone that may be interested!

The grass in sydney park at the moment is already pretty fragile, was only laid about a year ago and with all the dry weather has been fairly brown, starting to pick up now ... and id prefer people to bring along something to spin off on as there are many cyclists in the park and dont want to make the paved road slippery!

And monthly is about as commited i can be, something to look forward to, rather than be a chore!


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Posted:hey welcome back gal! biggrin

Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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Frenzie
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Posted:heyya bender smile long time!

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Rozi
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Posted:very cool. I can now have a Tuesday sinny spinny event!!!

Thanks for organising this, Frenzie. Haven't seen you spin in ages, but have seen you around at one or two psytrance thingos. Nice to see you back on the board!!


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Frenzie
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Posted:just got back from the beautiful new zealand (im in love) so now im back im going to try and get this promoted!

Have we still got interest!


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Dentrassi
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Posted:hopefully. ill forward it to the glebe, syd uni & mac uni crews.

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Posted:eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

The information is so comprehensive on this thread I can't believe it. Well done Dentrassi.

I miss sydney so much. Hopefully I shall be packing my bags and moving there to study in 2005 and then I can indulge in all these luscious events that you guys have on. smile

Blessings and love to all.

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Eveish
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Posted:Yeps, it is a great list smile
Thanks for making it Ed, you rock hug
I will be catching up with all you Sydney mob again next week beerchug

See you then

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Dentrassi
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Posted:excellent!
thank eve! am back to normal spinning self so will see you next week!


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Posted:Frenzie/Flash... hey beautiful grrrls biggrin I might leave the insular peninsula for a bit and venture in to the big smoke on October 5. I'd love to see you both and it's high time I got myself to a fire shindig. It's been such a long time frown

mwa mwa mwa

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Posted:oh my god! Finn!

lovely to hear from you! smile

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Posted:Hey Josh biggrin You're still here too! Great to see you. Any chance you'll be in Sydney next Tuesday? wink

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Ade
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Posted:Frenzie - yay for you!!!

many thanks for giving the sydney crew a kick up the proverbial and for organising an early evening meet

those glebe whippersnappers don't start til after I'm in bed of an evening eek


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Frenzie
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Posted:hehe, ill be a bit late for Tursday night, be down there about 8, but dont let that stop anyone getting there earlier!

Been a while for me since i last spun, should be entertaining smile


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Posted:Written by: Finn

Frenzie/Flash... hey beautiful grrrls biggrin I might leave the insular peninsula for a bit and venture in to the big smoke on October 5. I'd love to see you both and it's high time I got myself to a fire shindig. It's been such a long time frown

mwa mwa mwa

Finn smile



i miss you!!!


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