eJuggle: Fest Reviews

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 …

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Pocono Juggle Fest 2018 Review

After a two year (and one day) hiatus, the Pocono Juggle Fest returned to the festival scene. Held at Panther Valley High School in Summit Ridge, Pennsylvania and organized by former IJA Chair Kim Laird, some 30+ jugglers and flow artists gathered in the gym for a weekend of fun and record breaking. An unexpected snowstorm canceled Friday activities, which …

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 …

Richmond Juggling Convention 2017

Paolo Garbanzo, former member of the Flying Karamazovs and official Jester of Muncaster Castle in England, makes his home in Richmond, Virginia, but his performance schedule leaves him few weekends where he actually is home. So when his scheduling found himself in Richmond near the Christmas holidays, he figured, “what better time to throw a festival?” Working with the Richmond …

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 …

EJC 2017

The audience had turned on the MC pretty early at the Wednesday night battle. In a small, dimly-lit circus tent, members of the Polish crew had organized a single-elimination tournament among sixteen of the greatest (and bravest) prop manipulators they could find. The audience, drunk on 50-cent-per-liter beer, chose the winner of each round by making the most noise for …

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 …

Camvention 2017 – The Cambridge Juggling Convention – Review (UK)

Saturday Breakfast and Travelling Breakfast consisted of my usual muesli with yoghurt (plain natural) finished with a fruit smoothie. The drive to Cambridge was unremarkable save for my discovery of the TP button on my car radio. By activation of this button I can choose for the radio station I am listening to, to be interrupted by another station which …