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post Jul 16 2004, 01:42 PM
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(except perhaps sitting around chatting/getting slowly drunk if you like that kind of thing).

I think I've mentioned this elsewhere on the forum, but I've lost where that was.

Crawley Circus Convention is a reet good laugh, essentially it is a weekend dedicated to getting rather drunk and throwing things in the air, in that order. It's happening on the 13th-15th August 2004. For more info, check out here:

http://circuswurx.co.uk/conv.html

It all happens in the grounds of the Hawth Theatre in Crawley http://circuswurx.co.uk/conv_where.html

You camp for two days, but there are proper indoor showers and toilets available, and the theatre does typical pub-food in its bar. There is also a vegetarian catering wagon thing. All in all, it's not really roughing it too much.

You really don't have to be able to juggle, just to be able to chat and chill with new friends. Being willing to give juggling a try helps though! People turn up at all times on the Friday night, wander around the site, get drunk.

The Saturday is occupied with workshops for people who actually want to learn how to do things (bizarrely I'm teaching two this year) and in the evening there is a professional show in the main theatre, followed by a fire show, and then an informal renegade show (for anyone who can do a good trick) which generally has things that are great and lots of stuff that's rubbish but entertaining, including a brilliant impersonation of Uncle from The Adventure Game (if you remember that). The last bit eventually deteriorates as the evening winds on until everyone is too tired/drunk to continue, then it all goes a bit hazy.

The Sunday is occupied with nursing of hangovers. There are workshops for the public (because the festival is part funded by the council so needs to give something back to non-hungover society). There is another informal show in the afternoon and then people wander off around 5pm.

It's actually quite a cheap weekend, 11.50 before 1 August (14 from 2 August). If you bring along a bar-be-que then it gets even cheaper because you're not so reliant on the catering food.

I'm going to be there, as is Sues, Mr and Mrs Jonman will be there, as will Jonman's brother, some of Jonman's brother's friends, a friend of Sues' and mine, and also Funked)out Frog from these forums will be there (I first met her many years ago at the festival).

There's going to be a good crowd, many of whom can't juggle, so does anyone else fancy joining our band of waifs and strays?


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post Aug 17 2007, 10:07 AM
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I've been in Brussels for the last few days, and I needed to leave on Sunday night, so I headed off before the games on Sunday. Also, I had a very swollen finger after it was whacked by a very fast travelling diablo stick that was mid-suicide, so I wouldn't have been able to join in with the games anyway.

Congrats on learning something! I formalised something that I'd been playing with for a while in pole-spinning. I also made some progress on my six balls, and my four ball Mill's Mess was pretty good too. Mostly I spent the weekend teaching people stuff, which was really fun. The club swinging workshop that I ran went down really well.


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- Mata   Crawley Circus Convention   Jul 16 2004, 01:42 PM
- - the lil' pie fairy   i'm so thinking about that now and sounded j...   Jul 17 2004, 06:33 PM
- - Mata   Cool, the more the merrier. After being at a weddi...   Jul 19 2004, 12:37 AM
- - funked)out_frog   I so urg y'all to come: I though I was the bes...   Jul 19 2004, 08:09 PM
- - Jonman   QUOTE (funked)out_frog @ Jul 19 2004, 02:09 P...   Jul 20 2004, 05:34 PM
- - funked)out_frog   I think I may know you I went Summer 2002, wit...   Jul 20 2004, 07:27 PM
- - Jonman   QUOTE (funked)out_frog @ Jul 20 2004, 01:27 P...   Jul 20 2004, 08:10 PM
- - funked)out_frog   hmm, now I'm thinkning about it, in the 'w...   Jul 20 2004, 08:16 PM
- - Mata   Mhari camps in the huge bright orange uber tent th...   Jul 21 2004, 12:04 AM
- - Jonman   QUOTE (Mata @ Jul 20 2004, 06:04 PM)Mhari cam...   Jul 21 2004, 10:13 AM
- - funked)out_frog   QUOTE Tall girl, black hair, mixed-race with glass...   Jul 21 2004, 04:28 PM
- - Mata   If you are typing in correct English and people ar...   Jul 21 2004, 11:06 PM
- - funked)out_frog   Mata, my aunt has tried teaching me since I was kn...   Jul 21 2004, 11:42 PM
- - funked)out_frog   less than 48 hours to go. Funked is quite excied....   Aug 11 2004, 11:12 PM
- - Mata   I'm really excited too, although from dicsussi...   Aug 11 2004, 11:53 PM
|- - Jonman   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 11 2004, 04:53 PM)I'm r...   Aug 12 2004, 07:55 AM
- - Mata   I can imagine that passing routines also tend to e...   Aug 12 2004, 10:15 AM
|- - Jonman   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 12 2004, 03:15 AM)I can ima...   Aug 12 2004, 11:25 AM
- - Mata   That becomes a lot easier if you stop bouncing.   Aug 12 2004, 11:32 AM
|- - Jonman   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 12 2004, 04:32 AM)That beco...   Aug 12 2004, 12:43 PM
- - snoo   Awwwh! It sounds like fun! I wish I could ...   Aug 12 2004, 07:27 PM
- - funked)out_frog   Jonman QUOTE she's got monocular vision, henc...   Aug 12 2004, 07:33 PM
- - Mata   Mahri, one thing: please make sure that I'm pr...   Aug 12 2004, 10:43 PM
- - ravein   I bet I missed you guys.. but.. I hope you have a ...   Aug 12 2004, 11:23 PM
|- - Jonman   QUOTE (ravein @ Aug 12 2004, 04:23 PM)I bet I...   Aug 13 2004, 08:12 AM
- - funked)out_frog   Mata QUOTE Mahri, one thing: please make sure that...   Aug 13 2004, 09:38 AM
|- - Jonman   QUOTE (funked)out_frog @ Aug 13 2004, 02:38 A...   Aug 13 2004, 09:46 AM
- - Mata   I did actually firebreathe a few month's ago i...   Aug 13 2004, 10:20 AM
|- - Jonman   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 13 2004, 03:20 AM)Unlike Jo...   Aug 13 2004, 11:05 AM
- - Mr Fuzzy   /me grabs lighters and gets on a bus Does it coun...   Aug 13 2004, 11:06 AM
|- - Jonman   QUOTE (Mr Fuzzy @ Aug 13 2004, 04:06 AM)/me g...   Aug 13 2004, 11:17 AM
- - ravein   flaming devil sticks rawk.. I spent a summer with ...   Aug 13 2004, 08:40 PM
|- - Mr Fuzzy   QUOTE (ravein @ Aug 13 2004, 09:40 PM)keep a ...   Aug 13 2004, 10:35 PM
- - Mata   No exploding garden awaited my return, so that was...   Aug 15 2004, 10:39 PM
- - funked)out_frog   ravein: QUOTE it was so worth it.. you get much be...   Aug 17 2004, 02:10 AM
- - Mata   Crawley is the only one I go to these days. I...   Aug 17 2004, 11:35 AM
- - funked)out_frog   Snowdonia, is it still going. I can't imagine...   Aug 17 2004, 06:57 PM
- - Cath   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 17 2004, 12:35 PM)The first...   Aug 18 2004, 05:53 PM
- - Mata   It was right next to a lake, yes, but I've no ...   Aug 18 2004, 10:53 PM
- - Cath   OOo! You poor curse boy you don't want to ...   Aug 19 2004, 06:22 PM
- - Mr Fuzzy   How odd. Aside from a few occasions I've never...   Aug 19 2004, 07:13 PM
- - Cath   It's a bit on the close side if you have a car...   Aug 19 2004, 07:37 PM
- - funked)out_frog   BUMP Weeeeeeee This year's theme is Pirates...   Jul 26 2005, 05:16 PM
- - candice   *waves hand manically and grabs moop's hand an...   Jul 26 2005, 05:18 PM
- - Mata   13th-14th August http://www.circuswurx.co.uk/conv...   Jul 26 2005, 11:13 PM
- - kisah   Mr and Mrs Jonman will be in attendance with two f...   Jul 27 2005, 02:01 PM
- - EvilSpoon   I'd go if I weren't in the US and got to h...   Jul 27 2005, 07:45 PM
- - Jonman   Just as an aside, Kat and I found ourselves in Str...   Aug 1 2005, 11:11 AM
- - Mata   Blimey. You mean that we'll actually be doing ...   Aug 7 2005, 10:16 PM
|- - Jonman   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 7 2005, 11:16 PM)Blimey. Yo...   Aug 8 2005, 09:15 AM
|- - Greeneyes   QUOTE (Jonman @ Aug 8 2005, 09:15 AM)As for a...   Aug 8 2005, 01:48 PM
|- - Jonman   QUOTE (Greeneyes @ Aug 8 2005, 02:48 PM)And h...   Aug 8 2005, 02:50 PM
- - Mata   Hm. I've just thought of something for an act ...   Aug 8 2005, 10:10 AM
- - funked)out_frog   Jonman, "devilstuck"? Mata, What exactl...   Aug 8 2005, 12:21 PM
|- - Jonman   QUOTE (funked)out_frog @ Aug 8 2005, 01:21 PM...   Aug 8 2005, 02:46 PM
- - Mata   Nope, no divulging going on here. Even the partici...   Aug 8 2005, 12:36 PM
|- - Jonman   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 8 2005, 01:36 PM)Nope, no d...   Aug 8 2005, 02:48 PM
|- - kisah   QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 8 2005, 12:36 PM)Nope, no d...   Aug 8 2005, 04:22 PM
- - funked)out_frog   Hmm... for the sake of last year's Renegade sh...   Aug 8 2005, 12:41 PM
- - Mata   There shouldn't be any injuries... In theory. ...   Aug 8 2005, 12:55 PM
- - Mata   The whips are purely a possibility and only would ...   Aug 8 2005, 11:35 PM
- - Feyliya   I'm sure Mata would happily make and exception...   Aug 9 2005, 05:42 AM
|- - Jonman   QUOTE (Feyliya @ Aug 9 2005, 06:42 AM)I'm...   Aug 9 2005, 05:57 AM
- - Mata   At wing chun class a fw weeks ago one of the instr...   Aug 9 2005, 01:00 PM
- - funked)out_frog   QUOTE (Jonman @ Aug 8 2005, 03:46 PM)QUOTE (f...   Aug 9 2005, 03:22 PM
- - candice   moop and I are home from Crawley, and had a lot of...   Aug 14 2005, 07:09 PM
- - Jonman   YARRR! We got home without incident last nigh...   Aug 15 2005, 10:27 AM
- - funked)out_frog   My family and I are home. Good to know you had fu...   Aug 15 2005, 11:09 AM
- - CommieBastard   I didn't go, but I have been learning to devil...   Aug 15 2005, 11:27 AM
- - crazymat   *bump* Will you guys be going this year? I am an...   Jul 28 2006, 04:48 PM
- - {Gothic Angel}   QUOTE hint: not prouncounced Maureen. you wouldnt ...   Jul 28 2006, 09:54 PM
- - Faerieryn   When's the convention this year? I have little...   Jul 31 2006, 01:58 PM
- - Greeneyes   Crawley Site. It's on the 12th and the 13th of...   Jul 31 2006, 02:17 PM
- - Mata   Yay! It's this coming weekend   Aug 7 2006, 12:03 PM
- - moop   Wheee! I have my tickets booked. I just had ...   Aug 7 2006, 04:07 PM
- - Mata   Pretty much whenever people get there! First a...   Aug 7 2006, 06:05 PM
- - funked)out_frog   Wee, I think I'll be arriving on Saturday morn...   Aug 7 2006, 10:09 PM
- - funked)out_frog   I'll be getting there on Friday evening after ...   Aug 10 2006, 09:20 PM
- - Mata   Sorry you couldn't be there Froggie. Your fami...   Aug 14 2006, 12:42 PM
- - Smiler   Awww froggie, you couldn't go, no fair, hope y...   Aug 14 2006, 01:01 PM
- - crazymat   I had a great time. I wasn't sure what to exp...   Aug 14 2006, 02:11 PM
- - Mata   He-of-the-ferret-poi was indeed Jonman, and his lo...   Aug 14 2006, 02:53 PM
- - funked)out_frog   Sorry I didn't come. I've been on and off...   Aug 14 2006, 07:50 PM
- - crazymat   heh - well I was referring to the audience's e...   Aug 15 2006, 03:28 AM
|- - Mata   QUOTE (crazymat @ Aug 15 2006, 04:28 AM) ...   Aug 15 2006, 06:40 AM
- - Smiler   Mata the civil minded juggler heehee I cant help ...   Aug 15 2006, 08:18 AM
- - Mata   Basically it was a gang of traveller kids, mostly ...   Aug 15 2006, 08:36 AM
- - Mata   2007 was a good year! http://www.facebook.com/...   Aug 16 2007, 10:41 PM
- - candice   We do need more forumy people next year! I th...   Aug 17 2007, 09:28 AM
- - Mata   I've been in Brussels for the last few days, a...   Aug 17 2007, 10:07 AM
|- - Daria   *Read Mata's post as QUOTE (Mata @ Aug 17...   Aug 17 2007, 02:04 PM
- - candice   I was just teasing, Becky. Go and have fun in Ice...   Aug 17 2007, 02:28 PM
- - Faerieryn   Date for next year??? I want to put it in my diary...   Aug 17 2007, 09:57 PM
- - Mata   Well, it's been the second weekend of August f...   Aug 17 2007, 10:58 PM
- - moop   I learnt to do a three beat weave with poi, finall...   Aug 18 2007, 10:46 AM
- - crazymat   I haven't learnt anything new on diabolo for 2...   Aug 19 2007, 08:27 AM
- - Mata   This was the first time in ages where I've tur...   Aug 19 2007, 03:11 PM
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- - Pixiegoth   QUOTE (Mata @ Jul 8 2008, 01:25 PM) It...   Jul 8 2008, 12:31 PM
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