On the beach, a couple of weeks back, I taught a couple of kids to juggle. One of them gave up after a couple of minutes but the other was throwing 2 ball cascades after only four/five tries. He was juggling 3b cascade in about 15 mins! It was such a nice experience for both of us. As he left with his family I gave him three of my juggling balls.
I wanted to start a new thread about how I met a juggler on the beach, passed myself off as a muggle & scored a free set of juggling balls. Sadly it has been a very long time since I was last able to pass myself off as a kid.
Good for you for giving him the juggling balls. That was a lovely gesture.
Announcing the 2018 Boston Juggling Festival!
Jugglers and movement artists, rejoice! The 5th annual Boston Juggling Festival (formerly called JuggleMIT) is just over a month away! This year's festival includes 3 days of workshops, 2 shows, an open-registration 1-trick contest, a dedicated sand-court volleyclub play arena, and juggling games. So what are you waiting for? Come and join the fun!
When: September 14-16, 2018
Where: Walker Memorial, MIT
CATCH 2018 – The Cumbrian Juggling Convention (UK)
I went along to CATCH, it was great, you can read about my menu choices (and other less relevant things) here:
Thanks for the kind words about my show, the Old Skool Panel, and my promo quote!
Great review Jon (as ever).
Thanks for the mention of Jamie & I's contraption, after learning much from this prototype Jamie will be attempting to build a new, self-contained version that is more likely to be possible for normal human beings...we will also try and build some more things at some point, it's fun.
For those of you who didn't make it to Catch (and there were only a couple of hundred of us there) you unfortunately managed to miss one of the best conventions I've ever been to. Shows galore of extremely high quality; extra events like the Old School and Juggling History show that were fantastic for those of us interested in juggling history and anecdotes (holding Cinquevalli's cannon ball was a particular highlight, as was chatting over beers with Kris Kremo); flawless organisation and ability to work around things outside one's control by Rosie, her family and friends; Monte's food of course (although sadly we didn't get a chance to eat much of it due to moany children); friends galore; a library full of books and comics for our two (I think they spent at least a few hours in there every day while we could get on with other things), all surrounded by amazing places to visit (during the week we climbed a hill, swam in a Lake, jumped off waterfalls, visited Hadrian's Wall and enjoyed Appleby itself, including watching The Greatest Showman in a pop-up cinema in town.
Rosie of course should be congratulated and thanks to everyone else who worked so hard. Nice one!
Nice review, as ever, Jon, thanks.
It was not Rob's first time compèring. Although I heard other people saying it was, so perhaps he had been.... ahem... fostering that illusion for sympathy? *showbiz!*
I emailed you not long after the convention, by the way. Check your spam folder, or email me if you didn't get it. Or reply if you did, please.
Diaboloists! The DCA 2017 (yes, 2017) collab video is happening. 16 days left to get involved. Sign up to the DCA forum if you're not a member already. All details here: http://diabolo.ca/forum/index.php?topic=14398.0 Cheers!
The Leeds Juggling Convention 2018
The date has now been confirmed for the Leeds Juggling Convention 2018!
Saturday 17th November 2018
10:00 - 21:00
There will all of the usual convention shenanigans, workshops, games, FREE tea/coffee/doughnuts as well as a stellar evening show!
Look forward to seeing you all there!
So on a recommendation from a friend I recently watched this. http://juggling.tv/4704 It was excellent to see Aidan talking about juggling and also weird to see some faces much much younger than they are now.
[Skimming through] Hey, Ewano & Mikey - there's a glimpse of the "hat vs tray" routine you were talking about at Catch!
Wall Of Death photo essay - no juggling included, hurrah!
Posting here because I'm pretty sure some of you will find this interesting - http://www.alexandralier.com/#/wallofdeath/
Interesting, yeah, but understandably not nearly as bonkers as a lion in a car and sidecar combo on a wall of death, driven by a chap called Fearless Egbert. I had a feeling that "Mad Jack" Churchill had a go at this at some point as well, but I can find no reference so perhaps I am wrong, but his is a thrilling story all the same, it makes Ripping Yarns look pedestrian and is well worth a read.
Dark Roasted Blend also has an article on walls of death.
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