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Chiok

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Bristol Convention News
« on: January 15, 2009, 02:53:36 PM »
For those that haven't heard (I only just read it recently):

http://www.jugglingdb.com/news/thread.php?lang=en&group=1&offset=0&thread=165147&id=212251

Quote from: Jay Linn
Hello chaps,

I've just got off the phone from John Carter, the legend in his own
lunchtime who for the last twenty years has been head honcho of Bristol
Juggling and Circus Skills Convention. It is with great regret that John has
decided to cancel this years event.

Yes, that's right, Bristol will not be happening this year.

John is in his sixtieth year and has been working hard running a
marquee hire business for a very long time, but now he has decided to retire
from the marquee game, and that means that he will not be expending the very
large amounts of money needed to maintain, insure, and license his vehicles,
marquees, business, and so on and so forth. Consequently running Bristol as a
stand alone project is simply not viable for him. Boo.

At some other time it might be useful for the UK juggling community to
consider whither Bristol? But that is a debate for another day, and John
himself needs some time to reflect on and absorb his decision. Consequently,
the prospects of Bristol happening this year, under any flag, are slim to
none, and Slim's outta town.

There is a great deal I would like to say about Bristol over the years,
but this is not the time or the place, so I would like to conclude by
offering my great thanks and gratitude to John for all his good-natured hard
work over the years.

I hope that there will be other commendations to come, and if anyone
has anything to add - thanks, memories, pictures, stories, anything really -
then please respond to this thread, and in time perhaps we can rustle up an
online memory book for the daddy of 'em all in the UK.

Requiescat in pace, Bristol. You will be missed.


Jay Linn
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University of Bath Juggling and Circus Skills

Hathaway

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Re: Bristol Convention News
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 06:06:33 PM »
Everyone still up for a bash at Loobys? If thats ok with the man himself...

Ben.

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Re: Bristol Convention News
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 06:31:45 PM »
hath, i think that this doesn't mean BoB it means the 8 day brizzle convention, hence 'Bristols other Bristol'
so all is still on for next weekend

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Re: Bristol Convention News
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 06:33:37 PM »
Oh I see, what a mistaker to maker. Oh well, that is good to hear!

Chiok

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Re: Bristol Convention News
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 08:00:24 PM »
Oh yeah, forgive me for that confusion, I forgot about the whole Bristol's Other Bristol.  Still, probably deserved a bit of a scare f you confused the two.  Quite humourous though, the resilience of the British mentality: "Oh no, it's cancelled, but if we go anyway, I'm sure something will happen anyway."

Nope, this is about the ever-increasing in popularity convention in a field which has come to an end in it's current incarnation due to the retirement of John Carter, and good for him too.  He deserves a rest.  I've enjoyed every Bristol I've been too.

Chiok
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Ben.

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Re: Bristol Convention News
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009, 08:07:34 PM »
chiok you reaching BoB?

Mark BMC

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Re: Bristol Convention News
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009, 11:11:19 PM »
absolutely gutted about bristol as I had a amazing time the last two year's with my good chums and Paul. I'm still trying to wrangle BoB and If i do I'm getting the best crash space for the following reasons.

A] I'm looby's oldest and dearest diaboloing friend [probobly]
b] He ow's me the free loading student
c] I make him look good by never doing anything original myself

that is all

looby

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Re: Bristol Convention News
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 01:55:41 AM »
d) I still have your jacket
Rennes July 10-17th 2011!

Chiok

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Re: Bristol Convention News
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2009, 12:16:30 PM »
d) I still have your jacket
Ooo, burn.  Well, not literally.  You burn his jacket, you've got no leverage at all.

No, I'm not making it to BoB as I don't live that side of the country anymore and it's a costly drive for an unemployed genius.

I will be making it to Bath UpChuck though *wink wink nudge nudge* http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=5941.0

The last two South West conventions it seems.  So make the most of them!

Chiok
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Re: Bristol Convention News
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2009, 10:38:24 AM »
No Bristol? Now there's no reason to head back to England...  :'(

Ben.

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Re: Bristol Convention News
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2009, 01:10:19 PM »
*cough* *cough* :)

Alex!

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Re: Bristol Convention News
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2009, 03:04:20 PM »
You really need to stop smoking Ben
STOP! HAMMER 'TIJN

Olive

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Re: Bristol Convention News
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2009, 11:06:35 AM »
Quote
*cough* *cough*

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