eJuggle: Fest Reviews

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 …

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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 …

Wintercon 2017 – The Ludwigshafen Juggling Convention Review (DE)

The city of Ludwigshafen played host to the annual Wintercon juggling convention from Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February 2017. Here follow my recollections from the event. Friday – Arrival Phil drove us from the airport to the convention and we arrived pretty late on the Friday night having had a long day of travelling. Both Jenni and I were …

Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2017

Cirque de Demain is the large circus festival in Paris for young, high level circus professionals. Read on about my review of the various juggling acts and other standouts. You can also read my previous review of this festival in 2016 here. This year, 24 circus acts were selected to perform at Demain. Because they don’t allow animal acts, and …

Chocfest 2017 – The York Juggling Convention Review (UK)

The 22nd annual juggling convention held in the city of York took place on Saturday 28th January. Here follows my recount of the day. Travel and Breakfast We tried to revive the Chocfest tradition of going to the A64 Red Bus Café on the way to the convention and eating a deliciously unhealthy breakfast in the freezing cold on the …

EJC 2016 HLGCBS as organiser

This is my HLGCBS from the EJC 2016, from an organisers point of view. EJC of course stands for the European Juggling Convention, which was held for this summer from the 30th of July until the 7th of August in Almere, the Netherlands! HLGCBS stands for High, Low, Goal, Crush, Bane, Surprise, a structure commonly used to review juggling conventions. …

EJC 2016 Review

EJC 2016 was in Almere, the Netherlands from July 30-August 7. I managed to arrive in Amsterdam a day early, so after I settled into my hostel, I strolled around Nieuwmarkt and Dam square. The city is certainly like the stereotypes: cannabis wafting through the streets, drug-related gifts and paraphernalia in all the tourist shops, bicycles zipping everywhere, cheese shops, …

Jugglers at Cirque de Demain 2016 – Review

The 37th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain was very interesting for object manipulation! Besides diabolo and club-passing there were a few disciplines making their festival début: Kendama, levistick, and pendulum juggling all made an appearance on stage. On January 30th, 2016, I witnessed both the A and the B shows of the festival in Paris. Like every year, 22 …

The 2015 St. Louis Jugglefest Review

By: Afton Benson Photography by: Alex Hoffman of St. Louis, MO The 8th annual 2015 St. Louis Jugglefest was presented by the National Prestigious Society of Collegiate Jugglers’ (NPSCJ) of Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Justin Finkel, Reid Schur, and Arron Kruse were the key players who made this festival happen. Jugglefest is a small festival with many of …