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Vincent Groenhuis -

Hi! I'm Vincent, a member of CatchUp, a juggling association in Enschede, The Netherlands.
CatchUp is organizing the HJW, which will take place from August 6-8, 2021. Chances are quite high that the event will actually take place! Volleyclub and Fight Night tournaments will also be held. Prereg will be open July 1st, full weekend price is €50.
Website: . Please spread the word among your friends, thanks!

Vincent Groenhuis - - Parent

Oh, and I mostly do club passing. Started loooong time ago.

7b_wizard -

What's the worst conditions you ever had to or did juggle in?
[ rather 'seriously', kind'a sheduled stint, I mean not just for joy in the mud for a couple yer minutes or not just a couple 'e y'attempts in a thunderstorm jus' for a good laugh ]

The Void - - Parent

Not sure about "worst", but most annoying was when I was booked to entertain as a juggler, and on arrival at the venue, finding I could very nearly touch the ceiling with my outstretched arm. 3 balls ahoy!

7b_wizard - - Parent

Haha, okay!

Cedric Lackpot - - Parent

Hmm, I recall working as a fire juggler many years ago in somewhere cold, wet, and northern such as Huddersfield or Rochdale. It was also bastard cold, sleeting/snowing, and blowing a gale. I used custom torches at that time - heavy build, shortish in length, and enormous wicks. Those bastards were heavy AF and hard on your hands but in general they didn't get blown around by the wind at all, they were much more stable than even Renegade clubs.

But not that day, oh no, if there was a bit of a gust at the moment when I threw a single spin it would move sideways a metre before coming back level with my hands ... which sadly by that time were already a metre away and receding fast.

7b_wizard - - Parent

oh yeah, sounds very horrible ;o}

Orinoco - - Parent

I once performed in a circus scene for an outdoor opera. On one night it rained so hard it drowned out the sound of the singers. We did point out that we couldn't perform in the conditions but nobody cared. Part of our set was a devilstick routine & we were using old style devilsticks (this was before the hyper-grippy Lunastix style props) they might as well have been made from soap. After about 20 drops & not succeeding in keeping the prop afloat for more than 3 seconds I decided that learning to cope with the conditions in front of the audience was not a great idea & just juggled them instead, but the rain was so hard it hurt to keep your eyes open so I barely did more than a cascade. The acrobats slipped & fell flat. Afterwards it was a strip & wring out your underpants affair.

It was hilarious. Not sure the punters thought so.

7b_wizard - - Parent

Oh, my goodness! Impossible, ugly and mean as conditions.

Little Paul -

Penn Jillette talks juggling and the olympics with Jason Garfield

The WJF is still a thing (I’m not sure I would have believed it would be 15 years ago) and it’s really nice to hear Jason talking about it without any of the ludicrous angry character he used to trot out back then.

Worth a listen if you’ve got an hour spare

Mïark -

You can now register for this year's online European Juggling Convention (EJC) - FOR FREE!
You can watch the Hanko Gala from anywhere in the world as well as attend the EJA's General Assembly to vote for future EJCs.

Follow this link to register:


7b_wizard -

poll how long since you last juggled or manipulated or did your artistry or kendama or your thing here ?

  1. just now
  2. today
  3. less than a weak
  4. a month, at most
  5. months
  6. years

Thanks for taking part! ( 'confessing' / 'showing off' / .. ;o} )

This is a competition thread which ran from 2021-05-22 to 2021-05-29. View results.

Maria - - Parent

So if I answered earlier today and my answer has now changed, should I answer again? ;)

7b_wizard - - Parent

° • ° r r r r r rrrrrrr .. I can come and bite you, you know ..

Marvin - - Parent

This poll has now ended with 9 votes cast. The results are:

  1.   just now (1 vote)
  2.   today (1 vote)
  3.   less than a weak (5 votes)
  4.   a month, at most (1 vote)
  5.   months (0 votes)
  6.   years (1 vote)

Orinoco -

For those that don't want to tell thieves when they will be out of the house you can now list yourself as attending an event without revealing your name publicly until after the event has ended.

Thanks to Void for the tip!


Richard Loxley - - Parent

I will be attending BBU next week but in an attempt to foil the thieves, I shall not be leaving my house!

(If anyone needs me I'll be on an intergalactic cruise in my office.)

Mïark -

The European Juggling Convention (EJC) is going online this year! The Virtual European Juggling Convention - VEJC is a collaboration between the EJC 2021 Hanko team and the EJA and will run from Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th July 2021.
The event will be free of charge and there will be the Hanko Gala, and the EJA General Assembly (where jugglers can vote on where EJC 2023 will be).
There will also be workshops and other fun events - but they need your help! If you want to run a workshop or an event please contact


See listing on Juggling Edge event page

Orinoco -

BJC 2022 Tickets are really, genuinely & indeed actually now on sale:

Festival is in Ramsgate from Tuesday, 2022-04-12 to Sunday, 2022-04-17. For more details see:


AnnaBod - - Parent

Yes, yes they are! :-D

Thanks for the hard work Orinoco.

Orinoco - - Parent

Only 22 full week adult tickets remaining in this phase. Price goes up to £110 after they're gone.

mike.armstrong -

It should have been Circus Stad (Rotterdam Circus Festival) this week, but they've moved a few things online given one thing and another.
But is fun

mike.armstrong - - Parent

Sorry, link should be

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