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Funty

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13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« on: April 02, 2008, 02:03:22 PM »
Thought I'd better get the next one up

When : 10am to 10pm on Saturday 3rd May 2008
Where : Ladywood Arts and Leisure Centre,
Monument Rd, Ladywood, Birmingham, B16 8TR
Price : £6 adv £8 on the door
Kids' Show (11.00am - 11.45am)
Renegade Show (Approximately 7.00pm - 8.00pm)
The Pros - Evening Show (Approximately 8.45pm - 10.00pm)
    inc Jon Peat
   Will Streatfeild
   Matthew Byng-Maddick
   Dan Cooper
   Tom Derrick
   Jon Udry so far...

Whats this one like? and more importantly is anyone going?

Tom Derrick

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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 12:07:27 AM »
It's due to get a good crowd. It's got an excellent space, and even the workshop hall is high enough for 3 high.

I'll be there.

looby

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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 10:05:47 PM »
Ah go on then
Rennes July 10-17th 2011!

Mark BMC

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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2008, 05:10:37 PM »
the prospect of a looby/funty sandwich will do me

looby

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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2008, 09:26:17 PM »
Check your pm's markybabes x

Any other takers for this one?  Nev, Nick?

Rennes July 10-17th 2011!

Funty

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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2008, 10:27:49 PM »
turns out i'll have to go by 6 as i've got a gig but i'll be there for the day time frolicking

Martin_

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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 06:43:34 AM »
Annoyingly due to family affairs its the first one I cant make in the past 2 years. Drat!

nev

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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 07:35:37 AM »
Count me in - you know it makes sense
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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 08:32:10 AM »
I should be on board for this one.
Biggest diabolo attendance for years?
Nick.
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Funty

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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2008, 01:37:52 PM »
turns out no gig for me on this day so you'll have me for the entire thing! lucky yous:) also i've got a surprise for you all...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhwbxEfy7fg

its even better than that!

looby

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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2008, 07:28:41 PM »
So a final rollcall, looks like we've got:

Me
Funty
Mark
Susannah
Nev
Nick
Tom - with gammy shoulder

Thats quite the lineup.  Any other takers?  If not, looking forward to catching up with you all tomorrow.

Rennes July 10-17th 2011!

seán_

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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2008, 12:19:32 AM »
I'll be there to face my demons.

Mark BMC

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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2008, 09:22:19 PM »
As I sat behind the wheel of my 1995 BMCinq spirits were high, I had the open rd infront of me and a day of juggling fun in store at the end of it. I tern the key waiting to the hear the the sublime purr of a polish made 0.9 litre engine.

nothing.....

A lesser man would have swore, or maybe just somebody who didn't own a fiat and wasn't used to this happening,, so i rang the AA and also looby who i was due to pick up on route.

an hour later we are off [lead from ignition to starter moter had corroded though due to dorset sea air] we pick up looby who proceeds to spend the petrol money he was meant to give me on cornettos at the petrol station,we get swore at by a bold man in a volvo, we see an Audi R8, one crash and get direction/empty bladder in an Asian food shop somewhere in brum. whoever you are, thankyou

And we arrive! I get amazing Hollywood parking next to burger van, and for the third year running we get to spend the day outside on the grass/semi sunshine! think me Nev and nick actually diabolo in the same spot every year.  the theme for the day has to be inventive/ pointlessless hard tricks, 2 plain 2high, staircase fans, lots of slack wippery including something very hiphop from nick that I hope he develops, me and loob worked on our sharp wupping passing, plus some 6 person passing involving Fundy and suzzan3a.

fun show, terrible compairs. highlights  including Freddy, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, fanboy, and many more.

I enjoyed myself. role on bungay

p.s you all ow Ruth a beer!
p.p.s I think we need to make a fiat diabolo vid with my bmcinq, the funto and the looby's wip
p.p.p.s thanks to seán_ for showing me how to sun under 2 high.

looby

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Re: 13th Birmingham Circus Convention
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2008, 11:24:19 PM »
-Chico time
-4D grind passing
-Nev putting down my efforts to show 2d half sun knots as something newish, I think it was "I was doing that years back mate".
-Not spending much money
-Spending petrol money on cornettos (they've only gone and put fudge down the centre of those badboys)
-Educating Nick and Nev on a trick was quite an honour
-Tree, stick stalling slowicides
-Re-stringing via funty, that's love right there
-Out of focus lovin
-The best diabolo launcher ever
-Mark and I making the inevitable diss of Sharpes more realistic every time we hook up
-My fail safe journey plan turning into Tom saving the day
-Having a good natter with Norbi and Matthew at Tom's
-15 beats per second was it Tom?
-The best fry up in a while (home made hash browns people)
-Cheap trains
-Delayed trains
-Working out I might just be able to get to Bungay

Quite the 'leet' diaboloist crowd but definitely in a good way.  Saw some young faces but still not a clue who you are even after a jam.

P.S Minivan and cinq drivers are blates the happiest.  Volvo drivers, no no no.
Rennes July 10-17th 2011!

 

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