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Lestival - the 6th Leicester Circus Festival!
This important message has been liberally plastered all over teh interwebs :-
Well, we've been been keeping ourselves very much to ourselves up until now, but Lestival VI is just one short week away. May the 4th be with you!
This year Lestival falls on May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day. Consequently there will be free lightsabers for everyone attending. Hurrah! Please use them responsibly and try not to chop your granny in half when you get home.
As usual we have all the goodies you've come to expect - our spiffy juggling space with its stoopid high ceilings, games, traders, choons, the fantastic café, WiFi (if the venue remembers the password), and an evening show hosted by Gandini Juggling Project stalwart Jon Udry, and friends.
The ticket prices remain the same, topping out at £8 for an all-day adult ticket.
We'll be open from 10-10 and we'd love to see lots and lots of you there.
https://leicesterjugglers.org/lestival/ - old skool baby!
I'm led to believe (by Jay Linn amongst others) that this is a wonderful convention that you all wish to attend. As an added bonus I will not be there (again).
*** UPDATE ***
Good news everybody, we've just confirmed BYJOTY 2013 winner Dave Leahy will be in the show! So if you didn't get the chance to see him rockng Pickering (I didn't!), now's your chance.
Hey, #juggLINCOLNvention orgs! Perhaps your facebook page answers these questions, but it seems not to be publicly accessible (rookie mistake), so I have to ask here:
Is there a gym? Or a big top? What other facilities? Thanks, Void.
I don't know if Anna is a regular viewer on this forum, but there is not a huge amount on the facebook group or event pages yet.
My impression is that it is slightly more of a camping weekend of a juggling convention than an intense juggling in a gym for 6 hours and watch a show type convention.
To quote Anna
juggLINCOLNvention is no longer an idea its actually happening from the 5th till the 7th of July. That's right folks this is not just a one day convention we have Friday and Saturday camping to. all for the astounding price of just - but if you pre-reg with them at a convention it will save them credit card fees
£10 under 16
But wait! if you book before the 30th June. Tickets can be purchased for as little as
£8 under 16
and for those bringing the kids, under 8 are free so get your early bird tickets from lazy juggler
we have lots of exciting plans in the pipeline. that are coming together
facilities that are available on site are
barn with stocked bar
catering on site
The fact they were looking for performers indicates there will be a show
There are photos of some of the buildings on the site on the facebook group page (which are viewable to non-facebook users) but I can only link to individual photos like https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200568789535825&set=p.10200568789535825&type=3&theater not the whole album.
I imagine the JuggLINCOLNvention organisers will be at Lestival in a couple of weeks or Bungay and will be able to answer your questions if they don't post on here first.
Thanks Miark and Orin. I can see those facebook pages now. (Either they've been made public or the fb link on the Edge event has changed.). This would appear to be the link to the album Miark mentions:
Looks nice, and sounds nice. I still don't know for sure if I'll be going, but I now have a slightly better idea of what to expect if I do. Ta. (I suggest that anyone with powers to do so adds the "facilities list" to the Edge event.)
I have messaged the JuggLINCOLNvention people, by the medium of facebook, and hopefully they will be able to respond on this forum or fix the facebook event page (and maybe add details to their Edge listing).
I am wondering if faecesbook has changed the public settings on their pages again, because the Chocfest facebook event was definitely viewable to non-facebook users and now isn't. I noticed the BJC 2013 facebook event page isn't viewable to non-facebook users either.
Worse is that their Facebook page appears to be incorrect (correct links below). I couldn't find the answer to your questions though.
Yes they changed their original facebook event page to a new event page because facebook wouldn't let the old event page be associated with their group page - so check you have the link to the new page that Orinoco just quoted.
i wonder when people will finally realise that facebook is a pain in the arse for a lot of people.
get a website! many people dont use facebook, many more if they log in from work will find facebook blocked.
I think facebook still has a long way to go before it implodes in the general conciousness...
my biggest concern is though - what monstrosity is going to replace it?
The actual internet is now insufficiently appliance-like for modern sensibilities. We need someone to invent the JUGGLEFACESQUASH app which automatically notifies you when it's time to go to a convention, tells you what not to forget and then starts up the satnav.
as one of those clever people who do magic stuff with lines of code.
did you just volunteer Emily?
lol, I don't need to; it already exists. It's called a "calendar" and you just subscribe to a calendar feed for the events you want...
A good calendar feed might tell you when, what, and where you can you can go to, but mine won't synchronise with my sat-nav telling me when I might want to set off, it won't check the weather for me to tell me what I might want to take (snowshoes or parasol) it won't check who else is going so I can lift-share and share fuel.
There might be scope for someone to create an amusing or useful app, but I don't think it will make them millionaires.
My calendar app will nag me to set off for things on my calendar; it even takes the traffic into account.
Lift-sharing (as well as weather detection) would be an awesome edge feature. Like "I'm going to this event from X location with Y spaces in my car".
I'm going to Lestival from North West London with 1-3 spaces in my car. Setting off "when I wake up".
Not sure I can do the weather detection though.
Well I did Google it but the Leicester Jugglers website was advertising 2012 so not sure how helpful that would be. Perhaps you know of a better link...?
They have a facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/245002562295665 for those who have facebook accounts and are not blocked from facebook
Dave did promise he is "on it" regarding updating the www.juggler.net/lestival site
is https://allevents.in/Leicester/Lestival-VI-The-Leicester-Circus-Festival/245002562295665 any use? (found by googling for lestival 2013)
That is just data harvested from the Lestival facebook page, there is just as much information on the Juggling Edge Lestival page www.jugglingedge.com/event.php?EventID=2865 (but with less adverts and pop-ups).
no, I think adverts are like frozen peas in this respect. Nobody is willing to count them to see whether there are fewer.
hi void sorry for late reply but been bussy with doing the day job heres a update
Proper flushing toilets with wash basins
Tree sheltered arena
Heated barn with a bar
On site catering
Very large marquee
Site opens 5pm
Friday night bands – to be confirmed
Renegade - (this is up to you guys to make it ace)
Traders open in the morning
Lazy juggler and Jac products juggling stall and local traders
Workshops 10 -6 (timetable to be confirmed)
Kids area with workshops, and activities 10 – 6 (run by misfits community circus)
Public show 7.30 (acts will be announced shortly)
Available at Lestival and Bungay from The Lazy Juggler stall or from https://www.lazyjuggler.com/JuggLINCOLNvention/
early bird tickets available until the 31st June
Under 16 £8
Day ticket £8
On the Door
Under 16 £10
Day ticket £10
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org find us on twitter @JuggLINCOLNvention Or facebook https://www.facebook.com/andy.fox.58555/photos?ref=ts#!/groups/juggLincolnVention/ working on a tumblr accout so will post detailos once complete
Jon asked me to introduce myself here, so here goes. My name is Jamie White and I juggle in and around Pittsburgh, PA. I just started up juggling again after a long break, but am getting back heavily into it and will be tracking my records and hanging out around here.
Hi Jamie! Good to have you on board. If you fancy hanging out for some real-time chat, have a look at jugglelounge.com for information on how to get at the ##juggling irc channel on freenode.
Hi Jamie, thanks for joining in. It's great to have a new person to talk to. Have you found the IJDb records import page (I double checked that importing from your IJDb ID number works last night & that I have your old records in the database)? Are you a member of the LITVB jugglers (https://www.jugglingedge.com/club.php?ClubID=27&)? & What's your favourite flavour of muffin?
Oh, I had tried to import them but did not realize I had to use my user ID #. Yay! I am not a member of that club, but have juggled with some of the people from it at festivals. I primarily juggled in Pittsburgh when I was heavily active, as part of "The Campus Fools". My favorite muffin is probably red velvet, if those exist. I am glad there is a juggling chat as well.
You don't have to, it's either/or. However, the IJDb members table was culled periodically so some users were removed but their records remained. You were one of the people who had their username removed so you only have the option to import using your user ID.
I'd not heard of red velvet before, but cream cheese & sour cream in a muffin? That does sound good.
I think that Americans might have a different interpretation of the word muffin to ours, which might account for different flavours.
"Muffin" != "English Muffin" (which as far as I can tell isn't even a thing in England) but I think both sides of the pond would agree that muffins are small cakes, eg:
Red Velvet muffins I assume would be based on "red velvet cake" mixture, which is an odd beast. There are many variations on the idea ranging from "chocolate cake with red food colouring added" which sounds a bit disappointing, to "chocolate and beetroot cake" which sounds more interesting.
I think it probably could work as a muffin mix, although being quite a dense cake you'd probably have to add an extra raising agent to get it to bloom like a muffin does.
And that's the second time in a week I've been talking about muffin recipes with jugglers.
Well, I personally definitely use "muffin" to refer to both the cakes and the bread type:
It's probably unambiguous in this context (I'm not sure how many flavours of the "English muffin" you can get), but better safe than sorry, I suppose.
No. Cupcakes have nasty icing on them and are often dry and taste of sawdust. Muffins cannot under any circumstances be iced, and they are on the damp side and taste strongly of something yummy.
This may sound unbelievable, but sometimes cupcakes can actually have nice icing on them! It may sound impossible, but it really does happen!
Muffins are so much better though.
I thought cupcakes were mostly made as table decorations and shop window dressing...
I require scientific evidence before I will believe this. Obviously a large sample size will be needed to achieve experimental validity.
Do you need help with scientific endeavour? I could be available to help judge if they are not chocolatey.
I should think so, my testing equipment is not geared up to test large samples in a very small space of time. With extremely large samples the equipment may even reject some of the test products entirely, which is messy.
Lorri's "cupcakes" at Lestival were delicious, though I might have described them as "mini-muffins decorated with icing" if I had not been authoritatively informed that they were cupcakes. Early results should not necessarily be reason to end testing yet though.
There were also some peppermint flavoured cupcakes, decorated with blue icing and half-polos, sold at the Lestival café which tasted interesting.
Indeed, provisional tests indicate that small sized carrot cupcakes can be very tasty and not at all too dry. Reducing the amount of icing from the more usual boat loads was definitely an improvement. Props to the lead researcher on this project!
Tomorrow's science experiment involves research into raising agents and baking duration in chocolate-ginger-chilli cake.
I feel I am still unclear on the whole cupcake/muffin dispute - I could never make such an authoritative call. Perhaps more empirical investigation is required.
However, thanks to Cosmo/Bryn I do now have a grasp on the tiffin issue.
true experimental validity requires the experimental results to be reproducable by a third party.
I have some suitable test equipment available if it's required...
My missus is helping to start a boutique muffin business, made by a friend of ours. They are truly astonishing confections, all glitter and piped creme patissiere, and £1.50 a go!! I have a sneaking suspicion that they will be topped with either a) the finest icing ever known to humankind; or b) the cheaper option, 100% Columbian cocaine. Either way yer gonna get hooked.
Almost, but there is a distinction - muffins are fat loud disappointing fairycakes, cupcakes are ugly fairycakes wearing loads of slap in an attempt to disguise their uglieness.
In short, muffins are from birmingham and cupcakes are from essex.
*adds Topper to the list of jugglers not to accept cake from*
It's quite an exclusive club, currently it's just Topper and miarke
I've seen him spell his name so many ways over the years, I lose track of how he's currently spelling it.
As a former Chocfest (Chocolate) Cake Challenge Winner, I am not sure I like to hear my cake making abilities being maligned.
Miarke (or Mïark for short)
At least two spring to mind - the "chocolate block cake" - which was a brick coated in chocolate icing, and his "belgian surprise truffles"
Which were sprouts dipped in chocolate.
I seem to remember some discussion about whether or not the surprise was the sprout, or the fact it wasn't cooked.
The sprouts were cooked, they had been gently steamed in the microwave till they were tender (it is very important not to overcook sprouts, overcooked sprouts are probably why so many people don't like sprouts). I don't know why there is so much prejudice against chocolat legumerie they were very nice (if I say so myself). I can share the recipe if anyone wants it. Much better than Helen's chocolate covered balls of haggis.
Recipe for Belgian Surprises
Sprouts - fresh (not frozen) and preferably small, (smaller ones are sweeter)
Chocolate - good quality darker chocolate compliments the sprout flavour better than a sweet milky chocolate
chocolate sprinkles (optional)
With a sharp knife remove and stalks or tired leaves from the sprouts.
Briefly steam the sprouts (either in microwave or in a steamer) taking care not to overcook (as this will spoil the flavour and texture of the the sprouts and make them soggy and sulphurous).
Pat the sprouts dry with clean cloth or kitchen paper.
Melt the chocolate either on a low setting in microwave or in a bowl sitting in another bowl of very-hot (not boiling) water, do not let the chocolate get over 32 deg.
Once the chocolate has melted carefully dip the sprouts in the chocolate, allow to cool a little and redip to ensure a consistently thick coating of chocolate.
Before the chocolate coating totally cools, roll the (now ensconced in chocolate) sprouts in the cocoa powder or chocolate sprinkles to give pleasing finish and prevent them from sticking together in transit to the Cake contest.
Sorry for any details inadvertently missed out, but it is over five years since I last made any Belgian Surprises
I also was asked to say hello. Hello. My name is Joe Showers, and I juggle. I'm from Rochester, NY, so I make most of the Northeast circuit. I think the first thing I'm going to do is get a HLGCBS up for the RIT Spring Juggle-in. Psyched to see what the juggling edge is all about.
As a way to say hello, here's a video that just got done rendering.
I promise I'm not a shameless self-promoter, I just wanted to bring a gift to the party.
and now, having watched the video - part of it made me snort tea down my nose, but to say which bit would spoil the surprise :)
Hello Jamie and hello Joe. Joe thanks for the link to the video, very nice I enjoyed it.
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