eJuggle: Fest Reviews

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 …

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The Berliner Jonglierconvention Review – 2017(DE)

eJuggle - Berlin Juggling Convention

Donnerstag – Saarbrücken to Berlin We breakfasted early on the Thursday morning with a mixture of muesli, breads, cheese and meats and also leftover lasagne, chilli and cake. It was raining heavily when we set off from Saarbrücken. I joined Marie in her van with the majority of the luggage whilst Jenny’s car was packed full of Cameron, Juli, Ed …

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27. pyramidales Jonglier- und Kleinkunstfestival Karlsruhe Convention Review – 2017(DE)

The Karlsruhe juggling convention took place from the 8th-10th September. It was good. Read about it here: Friday – Breakfast and Travelling My breakfast was particularly delicious, I had my muesli with yoghurt and some mixed in granola and mixed fruit with a smoothie. I then rushed some final packing in the form of a toothbrush and paste, loaded Jenni’s …

The IJA 70th Festival, 2017, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids is a pleasant little town in Iowa with a convention center and a river. The weather was friendly and the jugglers experienced little or no hostility from the natives. The town is centrally located on the US map, three hours by car from Chicago, four hours from Omaha, Kansas City, and St. Louis, so yes, far from anything …