We were looking at the publicity claims we could make for Chocfest 23 (20 January 2018) and wondered if we could claim it is the longest continous running annual UK one-day juggling convention
Looking at data on Juggling Edge:
Chocfest has been going every year since 1996
Cambridge started the year before, but there was a 13 year gap between the 5th Cambridge and Camvention
Leeds had a convention in 1992 but didn't have their next one till 1998 and missed out 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2009
Manchester has been going since 1999, but not in 2015 or 2016
Lestival has been going since 2008
Bath UpChuck has been going since 2009
Milton Keynes since 2010
For juggling conventions of more than one day:
BJC has been going since 1988
Crawley has been going since 1993 but missed 1998, 2012 and 2017
Bungay has been going since 1999
Play has been since 2005
Broxford has been going since 2014, but could be considered to be continuation of Bristol going from 1989 to 2013
Bungay had quite a long hiatus a few years ago didn't it?
Likewise I don't think Play has been continuous.
But Broxford is - so I'm told - very much Bristol in Oxford, and Brizzle started before the advent of human history.
"Bungay had quite a long hiatus a few years ago didn't it?"
No. Glad we cleared that up.
You are right there was no Play in 2015 and according to Juggling Edge not in 2008, 2009 or 2010.
As Void says Bungay has been every year since its start (even through the foot & mouth outbreak of 2001)
I quite enjoyed that period where everyone was practicing antipodism & ping-pong ball juggling.
Actually Bungay ran for 5 years from 1999-2003 and then in 2004 we held our wedding on the farm, with the convention proper returning the year after and running every year since. The wedding was pretty juggly though and at least one person turned up thinking it was the usual convention. We invited them to join us anyway.
I wouldn't rely on Void, he's not been to all the Bungays....:)
If you look at what I actually typed, not what York Jugglers assumed I wrote, you'll find that I was correct. :-P
Can I start a campaign that MBTM actually stands for "More Bungays Than Most"?
Oh, and "General Gordon"!
I shall have my revenge at some point I'm sure. This (next) year I think we should do Taskmaster.
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