The European Juggling Convention 2019 – Review – Newark on Trent (UK)

The European Juggling Convention 2019 – Newark (UK) The European Juggling Convention is the largest juggling event in the world, held in a different European country each year. 2019 saw the EJC arrive at the Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire (UK). Here follows my account of the 9-day convention. Saturday Travel As part of our conditioning towards a successful EJC, Ed …

The 20th Bungay Balls Up Juggling Convention – Review

The 20th Bungay Balls Up – Review According to the website, “Bungay Balls Up is a laid back juggling convention based on a small, traditionally run farm in the heart of the rural Suffolk countryside.“ I went on a mission to discover the truth of the matter once and for all. SPOILER: It’s True.   Saturday – Travel I made …

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The Israeli Juggling Convention 2019 – Review

A small group us us went over to the 26th Israeli Juggling Convention. Here are all of things that I saw and I did, mixed in you may find information about the actual convention. Friday – Pre-Travel – Leg 1 I met with Ed at Kings Cross Station, and where else but platform 9 3/4 ? When I arrived, he …

CATCH 2018 – The Cumbrian Juggling Convention (UK)

As part of the celebrations for Circus 250 (the 250th anniversary of the circus) the organising team of the Cumbria juggling conventions (AKA Rosie & chums) put on a special event, CATCH. CATCH was a week long juggling convention held in Appleby in Westmorland which was jam packed with shows and workshops. Here follow my memories from the week: Monday …

The British Juggling Convention 2018 – Review

Tuesday – Breakfast and Travel Jamie had very kindly prepared a Bircher muesli the previous evening which was ready when I came down in the morning. It was a nice change from my usual; I recommend having it warm. We waved cheerio to Lizzy and Jamie and struck out towards Canterbury via Basingstoke. The highways authority must have had a …

Bath Upchuck 2018 – The Bath Juggling Convention – Review (UK)

Bath Juggling Convention 2018 Breakfast and Travelling We awoke nice and early on Saturday morning (probably a little too early) and I enjoyed a nice bowl of nutty muesli and some granola with some natural yoghurt. I washed this down with a tasty fruit smoothie (green flavour). Jenni had some fruity wheats (or similar) which also went down very well. …

The Nederlands Kampioenschap Jongleren 2018 – Review

The Netherlands Juggling Championships 2018 For my first juggling event of 2018 I was kindly invited to act as a judge at the Dutch Juggling Championships. I went along to de Cacaofabriek in the city of Helmond and here follow my recollections and musings from the weekend. Saturday Travelling and the Venue I had a very vivid dream about being …

The Leeds Juggling Convention 2017 – Review (UK)

I was quite involved in the organisation of the Leeds Juggling Convention 2017 so here follows my brief recount of the day rather than an actual full review of the convention. Breakfast Breakfast consisted of a slice of my special blueberry and spelt bake gently warmed in the microwave, served with a selection of fruit smoothies. Mark and I had …

The Durham Juggling Convention 2017 – Review (UK)

Saturday Breakfast and Travelling The convention actually started on the Friday evening with the opening of The Hub. The Hub is a separate venue for the camping and breakfasting of jugglers and is only a short walk from the Teesdale Leisure Centre which was the main juggling space for the Saturday. The Hub does have some nice halls in which …