eJuggle: Fest Reviews

The Sheffield Circus Convention 2017 – Review (UK)

The Sheffield Circus Skills Convention was held on Saturday 24th June and lots of fun was had, here follow my recollections from the day. Travel and Arrival It was a lovely sunny morning and the roads were pretty clear on the run down the M1 to Sheffield, I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of traffic especially round Meadowhall. I …

70th Annual IJA Festival Day Five (Saturday)

Saturday, July 15, 2017 Cedar Sights History Corner Back in the 90’s (yes, the NINETEEN 90’s), when the Two Ply crew started attending IJA festivals, there weren’t  a lot of jugglers with children. As the years went by, more and more kids starting appearing at fests. One year, a day care was set up and that was a big deal. …

1

70th Annual IJA Festival – Day Four (Friday)

Friday, July 14, 2017 IJA Teams Championships Results Gold medal: CAPT – New Style Crew – Thean Leong Hng, Pei-Chen Jung, Wei-Hsuan Chang, Meng-Ti Hsieh & Yu-Ping Chiang from Taiwan Silver medal: CAPT – Yu Cheng Lu & Chin Yao Yang from Taiwan Bronze medal: Duo Octo from Colorado and Canada IJA Individuals Championships Results Gold medal: Hayato Watanabe from …

70th Annual IJA Festival Day Three (Thursday)

Thursday, July 13, 2017 Juniors Stage Championships Results First place: Bennett Santora, age 13 from New York, NY. Second place: Christopher Haaser, age 16 from Huntsville, UT Third place: Houston Odum, age 17 from Jamestown, NC Your preliminary judges were: Matt Henry, Sky King, Dan Holzman, Alan Howard, and Wes Peden. Your Finals judges were: David Cain, Martin Frost, Jay …

70th Annual IJA Festival – Day Two (Wednesday)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Festival Highlights A Review: “Comedy In The Air” Welcome Show It’s very rare to have a performance situation come together where the acts are top notch, the level of professionalism is over the top, and the atmosphere is perfect for some spontaneous and semi-planned creativity and comedy hijinks that makes the whole better than the sum …

70th Annual IJA Festival – Day One (Tuesday)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Greetings! Greetings, fellow lovers and practitioners of the juggling arts! We, three former editorial staff members of the infamous 90’s juggling ‘zine, The Two Ply Press, are here to give you this, your daily fest news blog (and hopefully an actual hard copy commemorative issue at the end of the week). We are Susie “Sky Queen” …

The Manchester Juggling Convention (…On Tour) 2017 (UK) – Review

The Manchester Juggling Convention (… on Tour) took place on Saturday, the 3rd of June, 2017. This year it was held in Northwich. Travel and Arrival Not wanting to join the swirling horde of motorists on the Manchester ring road, and concerned for getting a parking spot, I decided an early start would be called for. I roused Jenni when …

Lestival X (The Big Birthday Bash)The Leicester Juggling Convention Review 2017(UK)

Saturday 29th April saw Lestival reaching its tenth birthday! I went along to celebrate and this is what I can remember from the day. Arrival Mark and I arrived early on site and found a cosy spot in the car park. A short stroll up the drive of Brockington College brought us to the main doors and within, the registration …

2

The British Juggling Convention 2017 – Review

The 30th British Juggling Convention returned to Nottingham for a week of Workshops, Shows and General Shenanigans from the 7th – 13th April 2017. I went along and lots of things occurred. Arrival We arrived on site at about quarter to 5pm after a less than exemplary trip up the M1. As we took the turning for the Harvey Haddon …