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Southern Lights 2009
« on: January 29, 2009, 01:24:07 pm »
Just got the email as I'm sure some of you have.

June 12th-14th, everyone up for it?

http://www.southernlightsfestival.co.uk/
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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2009, 04:21:20 pm »
OFFICIAL SOUTHERN LIGHTS POST!

I'm sorting all the diabolo related stuff for this year's festival. I'm hoping to get a top UK diaboloer to do a high level workshop [ill be doing all the rest] Last year was a great festival with a nice tern out including in no particular order.

ME!

http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=2603.0

BEN MORGAN!

http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=5508.0

HATH

http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=5644.0

PAUL

http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=4049.0

ANDY

http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=5905.0

Its a cross between a straight juggling convention and a music festival. their will be

-bands!
-DJ's!
-bar's!
-workshops!
-street shows!
-fire shows!

Loads of merriment in a beautiful location 20 Min's from my house. any questions just ask me.

ps. YOU MUST ALL COME!


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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2009, 05:11:04 pm »
you best make me feel loved

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2009, 05:14:50 pm »
DO not miss this!
whats the news on the winnebago marky?

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2009, 08:44:31 am »
I'm proud to announce that we have booked a star performer

WES PEDEN! thanks void
http://www.juggling.tv/vaults/view_video.php?viewkey=dd25f5a45fca73cad64b

A show on the Firday night and three advanced workshops on sunday. He might even bosh out three high with some harlequins. I'm more than a little bit excited as I suggested him as a booking and he is my favorite juggler.

any question's fire away!

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2009, 09:32:40 am »
If i have the money (which i should have) ill come down to this, the only problem is gonna be getting there as i live over 200 miles away, im gonna look at train prices now.

EDIT: Gahh! cant plan rail journeys if there over 12 weeks away

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2009, 10:14:06 am »
Plan it for whenever dodson the value shouldn't change to much. I'm driving to this one I think, I will be bringing Nat and if Toby is coming I guess him, which means there is definatley one space in the car, possibly 2 (lets work off of one) so anyone near me that wants a lift let me know... Funty?
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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009, 11:57:45 am »
absolutely gutted, its the weekend before my final exams so chances dont look good:(

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009, 01:44:02 pm »
Sounds like you need to organise a convoy dodson. would be great to get you down. maybe you can play a duet with hath? We will be running mini buses from wareham station if its a rail job.

Early bird tickets run out soon remember guys, So nows the time.

P.s you concentrate on your degree funty theirs always 2010 crackers is confirmed to perform  :-D.


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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2009, 01:56:33 pm »
If i get the train its gonna be a bloody long journey with a few changes, hopefully i can get Mop to go with me. If not looks like i wont be coming to this one, unless anyones driving past nottingham with a spare seat.

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2009, 02:01:22 pm »
I'm really thinking about coming to this. Hmm. I'd be driving from oxford if you could get there easily enough Dodson, just not 100% sure I'm coming yet.

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 05:17:24 pm »
gonna be there! standard.

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2009, 12:21:35 pm »
anyone heading up from the leeds/manc area?

i fancy this as its just after my birthday (and BMC told me i had to come)
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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2009, 01:21:02 pm »
I will take it as a personal insult if people dont come.


Spink, Dodson. I think you need to get to oxford and mellowscholar you should convoy. just a thought  :-D. I do allot of this with funty and the flame guys and the trip down is usually just as enjoyable as the convention with the right people. just shout ROAD TRIP at half hour intervals.




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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2009, 05:12:58 pm »
I will take it as a personal insult if people dont come.


Spink, Dodson. I think you need to get to oxford and mellowscholar you should convoy. just a thought  :-D.

Pay for my train ticket and ill be there  :P

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2009, 05:47:53 pm »
ow the arrogance of youth. You sunny Jim laddy buck, need to get a job like Ben Morgan.

If you come I can give you a cast Iron guarantee you wont loose a Bee

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2009, 05:54:17 pm »
I lost my job Mark! the pub just shut down and the owners did a runner. i need to get a new one soon.

anyway my ticket is booked, Dodson get on it!

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2009, 05:56:15 pm »
This just in! Diabolo battle at SL 09 who is the more talented teen?

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2009, 06:07:05 pm »
This really sounds like it's going to be a brilliant festival.

With any luck I can make it down, but I'm still not sure if I can. Curse my hometown being far away from Dorset! :embarassed:.

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2009, 05:59:11 pm »
Official update!

I'm happy to announce that fresh from releasing his debut Vid star of the euro scene and my very own padowan BEN MORGAN! will be doing our advanced workshop.

Everything from 2 D tricks to quad vertax Gen's will be covered by this tech Meister. And ill be on hand to make sure he is polite and helpful.

We at southern lights appreciate that Dorset is not central making it harder to get to . but......

Dorset is beautiful!



This is our site for this year. For those who are interested thats Portland Bill in the distance.

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2009, 10:30:39 pm »
Hello All.

We at Southern lights have tried our best to Jam the festival full of goodness

Friday 12th
   12:00 pm  Site opens to the public - Please be kind and don't turn up before this time as we won't let you in! 
   4:00 pm  'Druids Brew' - Two-piece band playing exclusively songs about Volkswagons and their unorthodox owners in the Fire Area
  7:00 pm  Rob Firenix - Street show on the Main Stage
   9:00 pm  '3 Daft Monkeys' on the Main Stage
   11:00 pm  Late Night Juggle Space on the Main Stage
   11:00 pm  DJ - The Safe Breakers In Chai Tent
Saturday 13th
   12:00 am  'Druids Brew' at the Fire Area
   10:00 am  Yoga with Penny in Workshop Area 1
   11:00 am  Warm ups with Rob Bluecat in Workshop Area 1
   12:00 pm  Contact Ball Beginner with Chris Brown in Workshop Area 2
   12:00 pm  Rope Dart with Tom Nickel in Workshop Area 3
  12:00 pm  5 Ball Tips & Tricks - how to improve and practise your 5 balls and a few nice tricks for beginners and some nasty site swaps for those of a technical disposition with Spencer in Workshop Area 1
   1:00 pm  Beginners Diabolo with Marky J in Workshop Area 1
   1:00 pm  'Druids Brew' at the Fire Area
   1:00 pm  3 Ball Juggling with Buster in Workshop Area 1
   2:00 pm  Contact Staff - Foot & Leg moves with Chazz in Workshop Area 3
   2:00 pm  Beginners/intermediate poi with Durbs in Workshop Area 2
   2:00 pm  Choreography with Laura in Workshop Area 1
   3:00 pm  Steve Kaos - Street Show on the Main Stage
   3:00 pm  Hug Workshop with Steph in Workshop Area 1
   3:00 pm  Poi - Tangles Workshop with Ross Wheeler in Workshop Area 2
   3:00 pm  Drumming with James in Workshop Area 3
   4:00 pm  Building a street show with Rob Firenix in Workshop Area 2
   4:00 pm  Club Passing with Buster in Workshop Area 1
   4:00 pm  Beginners Double Staff with Irinius in Workshop Area 3
   5:00 pm  4 Ball Juggling with Buster in Workshop Area 1
   5:00 pm  Advanced 1-3 Diabolos (no basics) with Ben Morgan in Workshop Area 2
   5:00 pm  Acro Balance with Emily & Shanti in Workshop Area 3
   6:00 pm  Games at the Fire Area
   7:00 pm  Rob Firenix - Street show on the Main Stage
   8:00 pm  Juggling Show - Wes Peden on the Main Stage
   9:00 pm  'Druids Brew' at the Fire Area
   11:00 pm  Fire Show at the Fire Area
Sunday 14th
   12:00 am  Wobbly Squadron on the Main Stage
   1:00 am  Safe Breakers on the Main Stage
   2:00 am  DJ Vesta on the Main Stage
   3:00 am  DJ Injured Rez on the Main Stage

   10:00 am  Yoga with Penny in Workshop Area 1
   11:00 am  Warm ups with Rob Bluecat in Workshop Area 1
   12:00 pm  Contact Ball - Getting Harder with Chris Brown in Workshop Area 2
   12:00 pm  Chanting with Sam & Tasie in Workshop Area 3
   12:00 pm  Abstract Composition (3 ball) with Wes Peden. How to make easy things look more interesting in Workshop Area 1
   1:00 pm  Double Staff - Antispin & Others with Ninja Dave in Workshop Area 3
   1:00 pm  Body Rolls with Clubs. Working from basic rolls to cutting edge experimental 3 sided rolling with Wes Peden in Workshop Area 1
   1:00 pm  Tribal Style Belly Dance with Imajica Dance Troupe in Workshop Area 2
   2:00 pm  Devil Stick with Josh in Workshop Area 3
  2:00 pm  Intermediate Diabolo with Marky J in Workshop Area 2
   2:00 pm  Staff Juggling with Rob Bluecat in Workshop Area 1
   2:00 pm  'Druids Brew' on the Main Stage
   3:00 pm  Thomas Trilby in Workshop Area 2
   3:00 pm  Alternative beginners poi with Simta in Workshop Area 2
   3:00 pm  Contact Staff with Ninja Dave in Workshop Area 3
   4:00 pm  Poi (Whips and catches) with Durbs in Workshop Area 2
  4:00 pm  Intermediate/Advanced Three Club Juggling with Wes Peden. Showing you the coolest new tricks in Workshop Area 1
  5:00 pm  Translations (3 ball / 3 ring / 3 club) with Wes Peden. Finding new tricks in a new way in Workshop Area 1
   5:00 pm  Life & Times of Performer Thomas Trilby with Thomas Trilby in Workshop Area 2
   5:00 pm  Origami - making animals from paper with Hazel in Workshop Area 3
   6:00 pm  Workshop / Games with Roz in Workshop Area 1
   8:00 pm  Pub Quiz in the Chai Tent

Hope theirs enough going on their for ya, glad to hear king of eyebrow humour Toby is heading down. Any questions just ask.

Mark BMC

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2009, 10:42:20 pm »
   12:00 pm  Contact Ball Beginner with Chris Brown in Workshop Area 2
Different one I imagine ?  :P

Sounds awesome, very disapointed I can't make it  :embarassed:

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2009, 10:51:36 pm »
soooo pee'd I cant make it - Dorset is just perfect - I'll be havin my own druids brew and thinking of you all
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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2009, 11:03:10 pm »
Great question

It ain't that Chris brown,  we did enquire about booking Mark Morrison 

Mark Morrison Return of the Mack

But he was doing a fete in slough.

Yeah our Chris Brown has got nothing against rehahahanana, he is bold and looks like Ming the mercyless which is enough for me. Ow and Simon says that if you ain't at Southern lights 2010 he will cry then hit you with a fire staff. 

That is all.

p.s Nev you at Witchwood? I'm there working/drinking with Flame.

Mark mid 90's forgettable r.n.BMC

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2009, 12:22:02 am »
pub quiz will be jokes.

anyone that comes to my workshop WILL be guaranteed to learn a trick.
Hows THAT then Wes Peden?!

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2009, 02:14:49 pm »
i think i'm going to do this, is any one travelling (train od otherwise) from yorkshire?

also Mark you better look after me and give me hugs.

also i'm a d**k and have lost my precious circus's's's's  :'( and sticks, can i buy them from there or do i need to stop off some where and get some?

and do i need to bring my own medicine??
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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2009, 04:53:02 pm »
Can't wait for this one, last year I only saw a little of it and was very saddened to not have festivaled it up properly.

What you going to teach me Ben? Be seeing you on wednesday...

@ Spink, the stall there may not fully stock circuses, if you get in touch before they may make sure that they have what you're after though? Lovely Jugglies on the t'interweb...

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2009, 07:37:00 pm »
@ Ben- thats the spirit! I'm also gonna be holding a beat peden at a random task game. I'm running the game's so their will be a two high endurance. OPEN CHALLENGE!

@Spink

- Travel- Ill try and put you in contact with the closest person to Ponte who is coming down [ I have all your details muahahahaha]
-perscription;) Ill Pm you
-Circi, I know lovely juggles where selling Circi for a amazing price of £30 quid for 2 at Bath and if you contact him and drop my name I'm sure Dave will bring 2 along for ya.

Olive- Great to have some female diabolism's their to make it slightly less of a .ca sausage fest.

One more idea, for those who are not driving I know lugging larger about is gonna be a hassle as their is no local shop to speak of .SO If I buy communal.ca beer  and make people chip in does that sound like a plan?


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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2009, 07:44:45 pm »
I'll bring potatos, we shall make our own vodka. Simples.

http://www.squidoo.com/How-To-Make-Potato-Vodka

Doesn't actually look that hard, perhaps we should... I'm sure Andy could knock up an amazing distillery for us ;)
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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2009, 09:29:56 pm »
 :-D I have no reply

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2009, 11:33:17 pm »
Gents, I'm gutted to be missing this, its just too close to my first summer holiday in 6 years and getting the time off work is not doable (I'd basically be asking for the entirety of June off if i wanted to go).....

It sounds like it'll be amazing so someone bring a camera along to catch some moments, BMC vs Toby in the 2high off should be epic.

See you all at the BJC ,something else I'm struggling to get the time off for :(
Rennes July 10-17th 2011!

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2009, 10:09:38 am »
Hello again!

I think Toby might have me beat at two high but ill have a go. Ill also challange any diaboloist to a 5 ball endurance contest. Okay latest from the Team...


DON'T LEAVE IT TO THE LAST MINUTE TO GET YOUR TICKETS!
We are selling out quicker than in the prievious two years and once the tickets are gone, we can't issue any more so if you snooze, you lose :(

We are also pleased to announce the SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE. We are offering a shuttle bus service from Wareham train station to the site however it will only be going from the station to the site NOT supermarkets, shops or anything. If you do need stuff, get it before getting on the shuttle. Cost will be £5 for a return trip per person. Times are:

Friday 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Saturday 10am, 12pm, 2pm
Sunday 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Monday 10am and 12pm

These times coincide with the arrival and departure times of the London to Weymouth line and the station you need is WAREHAM. The bus can't wait or deviate from it's schedule and will be in the car park the same side you get off the train, there is no need to cross the tracks. We will have Southern Lights posters in the windows but we will have to give it back to the rental agency in a decent condition!

That is about all for now, any questions, please get in touch via the ”contact” page on the website

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2009, 01:54:15 pm »
Only a week to go! This is gonna be a real whizz-banger!

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2009, 12:49:16 pm »
Correct T Money

Okay so ticket sales end midnight wednesday for anybody who is cutting it fine. Weather forcast is for sunny which is great, all sign's point to PARTTYY.


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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2009, 10:08:20 pm »
Yeaaaahhhh!! Can't wait!! anybody heading from bristol or through bristol with space for one more? or catching trains/coaches. My lift just dropped out and i'm a bit stuck...

joe
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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2009, 10:59:43 am »
If you can get to Glastonbury I could probably squeeze you into a car, there's a group of us going, I'm not driving but there is a few spaces in a people carrier?

And I cannot wait.

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2009, 01:40:49 pm »
So looking forward to this, roll on the sunshine!
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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2009, 05:41:16 pm »
only 1 night and a 8 hour coach journey to go.

looking forward to putting some faces to names

Spink.
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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2009, 09:48:37 am »
Sun is shineing!

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2009, 05:19:46 pm »
everyone got their fairy tale costumes ready?
got mine sorted...

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #40 on: June 11, 2009, 06:07:13 pm »
everyone got their fairy tale costumes ready?
got mine sorted...
Which of the 7 dwarfs are you then...
STOP! HAMMER 'TIJN

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #41 on: June 19, 2009, 05:50:47 pm »
Hello .CA massive!

I think I can safely say that Southern lights 09 was Huge! Big thanks to everybody who came down from the Forum. I got to perform my street show and compare the Show which was a big highlight for me!

Okay some pictures




okay this picture shows me diving after the tent that I use in my show after it blew away, with hath toby joe and sprink and haths girlfriend narinda watching on in amusement, their are a couple of hundred people watching the show but the .ca boys were to cool so sat at the back



Me and PEDEN!



Shot from the Fire show





Troy diamond during the main show, I accidently made quite a rude joke after this performace.




Crowd for main show and a lovely shot of your tent.

Hopefully these pics give you a taste of the laid back atmosphere and hight skill level. So everybody who came what did you think? I'm gonna do some hi and low lights if anybody elese posts or gives two hoots.


Laterz Mark BMC

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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #42 on: June 20, 2009, 10:02:44 pm »
Nice pics BMC, twas a fantastic weekend especially when the sun you promised finally arived! Naomi had a good time as well.

Plus BMC is one of the greatest compares ever, just a shame he will never gert his oppurtunity at the BJC, as how should we say, hes not child friendly?

Not only was it a good weekend, but due to Spink I have learnt there is still a few fun things up the M1
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Re: Southern Lights 2009
« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2009, 01:01:36 am »
Hey, it was good catching up with everyone.
Got to say what an AMAZING festival!! I highly recomend it to anyone who didnt come this year!
Highlights: The fire show, workshops, BMC's show and unsublte use of the word hymen...  the hang drum, the sun rise on sunday morning and those lovely vases :P
Bad Points: Leaving and peden not getting his diabolo's out :D and missing a session with Vux...

All in all a really great weekend thanks to all involved and everyone that turned up!

Joe
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